Thursday, November 10, 2022

Apologetics: The Prophesied Messiah (Dan. 9)

See the previous study published on this blog regarding the fulfilled prophecies of Daniel 9:

Bottom Line: This prophecy, written several centuries before Christ, shows an astonishingly accurate prediction of the coming of Jesus, the Anointed One. His ministry occurs exactly within the window of 69x7 years after the decree of King Artaxerxes for the rebuilding of Jerusalem, just as predicted by Daniel hundreds of years beforehand. And with the coming of Christ, as Daniel foretells, comes “the end of sin, atoning of wickedness, and bringing in everlasting righteousness” (9:24). The passage also includes hauntingly accurate portrayals of destruction and judgment that recur in cycles of fulfillment during the Maccabean revolt (160s BC), the Jewish war against Rome (70 AD), and possibly also in the end times.