The Coming Of The Messiah

I

In the first year of the reign of king Darius
over the Chaldeans
the archangel Gabriel
as a messenger from God
did appear to Daniel

and he was clothed in fine white linen
his body did glitter like beryl,
his face was like thunder,
his eyes was like lamps of fire
and his words was the following:

'Seventy weeks
are determined upon thy people
and upon thy holy city,
to finish the transgression
and to make an end of sins,
and to make reconciliation for iniquity,
and to bring in everlasting righteousness,
and to seal up the vision and prophecy,
and to anoint the most Holy.

Know therefore and understand
that from the going forth of the commandment
to restore and to build Jerusalem
unto the Messiah, the Prince
shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks

the street shall be built again and the wall,
even in troublous times.

And after threescore and two weeks
shall the Messiah be cut off
but not for himself:

and the people of the prince that shall come
shall destroy the city and the sanctuary
and the end thereof shall be with a flood,
and unto the end of the war
desolations are determined

And He shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:
and in the midst of the week
He shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.' (1)



II

The decree to rebuilt Jerusalem
was issued by king Artaxerxes of Persia
in the year 457 BC (2)

and the city of Jerusalem was rebuilt
in forty nine years
and in the year 408 BC
the repairs were completed.

In the year 27AC Jesus Christ
was baptised in the Jordan river by John
and when Jesus came out of the water after being baptised
the heaven broke open and the Spirit of God
descended upon Him like a dove
and loudly the voice of God said:

'This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased' (3)

but in the year 31 AC
Jesus was crucified
and was taken to a place with the name Golgotha
that means place of the skull
and after they had crucified Him
His clothes were divided
and people mocked and said
that He could save others but not Himself

and at twelve o'clock that afternoon darkness came
while Jesus called out: 'My God, my God,
why hast thou forsaken me? ' (4)

And the veil of the temple
that was four inches thick
was torn apart
while the Son of God
was slaughtered as the Lamb of God
and the sacrifice and oblation did cease

and the centurion that had been guarding the cross
became very scared and said:
'Truly this was the Son of God.' (5)

and in the year 34 AC Steven was stoned
and as the Jewish nation did not accept Jesus as the Messiah
the apostles did turn to the heathen.


[References notes and footnotes:


Footnotes:

(1) Daniël 9: 24-27.

(2) Esra 7: 11-28.

(3) Matthew 3: 17.

(4) Matthew 27: 46.

(5) Matthew 27: 54.



References:


'For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever <3956> believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn <the world; but that the world through him might be saved.'
John 3: 16-17.

'But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son.' Galatians 4: 4.

Jesus Christ says in 31AC: 'When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand.' Matthew 24: 15.


Notes:

The day year principle of prophecy:

'After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, forty years, and ye shall know <my breach of promise. Numbers 14: 34.

'And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year a day for a year, a day for a year.' Ezekiel 4: 6.

by Gert Strydom

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