Will Daniel’s 70th Week Begin This Year?

Q. How soon do you think the period known as “Daniel’s 70th week” could possibly come (worst case scenario)?  Is there any feasible way that it could occur as early as 2015?  Doesn’t 2016 or 2017 sound more plausible?

A. I believe the 70th Week of Daniel will commence when Israel officially reinstates their covenant with God.  This is what will prompt their need for a temple.

I look for this reinstatement to come on the heels of the Battle of Ezekiel 38-39, because I believe God’s purpose in prompting this battle is to open Israel’s eyes to His presence in their national life.  The miraculous way in which He will defeat Israel’s enemies will accomplish this (Ezekiel 39:22).

I really don’t see the Battle of Ezekiel 38 happening this year because Ezekiel 38:11 says Israel will be at peace and not expecting to be attacked when it commences. But at the rate things are going, your estimate of 2016 or 2017 could prove accurate.

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