THE 70TH WEEK

THE 70TH WEEK.
Job 12:22. He(God)discovereth (continually) deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.

Psalm 42:1. As the hart panteth (continually) after the waterbrookes, so panteth (continually) my soul after thee, O God,

Psalm 42:7. Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts:…

Job 23:12. Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Isaiah 45. While Cyrus was a historical figure, Jesus is in view in these verses. Read chapter 44 from verses 21 to 28. Jesus is God’s shepherd. 45:3. And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know (with deep assurance), that I, the LORD, which call thee by name, am the God of Israel. V.4. For Jacob (natural) my servant’s sake, and Israel (spiritual) my elect (all true born-again Christians), I have even called thee by name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.

Romans 5:8. But (God) commandeth (continually) his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Proverbs 9:10. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the holy (separation to God) is understanding.

Job 28:28. (4×7 twice..’7’ spiritual perfection. ‘4’ in Jesus alone – the word, twice – because that is as God has established it.) And unto men he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

1Corinthians 2:7-14. But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory (first came the word of God, then came creation, John 1:1). V.8. Which none of the princes of this world ( religious rulers and the devils controlling them) knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

V.9. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him (Isaiah 64:4). V.10. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. V.11. For what man knoweth the things of man save the spirit of man which is in him? Even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. V.12. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. V.13. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. V.14. But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

That is why Jesus said, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see (understand) the kingdom of God (John 3:3). Accept one washes one’s soul with the water of the word and is filled with the Spirit of God, he cannot get in. That is why Jesus said, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water (washing of water by the word) and of the Spirit (infilled of the Holy Ghost), he cannot enter into the kingdom of God (that includes the natural Jews).
Ephesians 5:18. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess ( a flood of religious deception with a false salvation message); but be filled with the Spirit;

Ephesians 5:26. That he (Jesus) might cleanse it (his church) with the washing of water by the word.
John 15:3. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
John 17:17. ( ‘17’, spiritual perfection as ordained by God, twice, God has established it). Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

The biblical pattern is that one must be born again or one cannot have any true understanding of the things of God. Many people believe they are born again but they are not. They have no infilling of the Spirit of God and they do not have the word. Matthew 7 tells us MANY are on the path of destruction (v.13.). Only a few are on the path to eternal life (v.14.). The MANY are eating from the corrupt tree of ‘knowledge of good and evil’. MANY will say Lord, Lord, we have done all this in your name. And Jesus will say unto the MANY, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity (Matt.7:23).
One can be sure if Jesus did not know them, they also did not know him. Their relationship is with their religion not with the Lord. They were drunk with spiritual wine, the excess of false doctrines and traditions of men (Ephesians 5:18; Mark 7:13). One sees this phenomenae everywhere, a constant flood of religious programs and activities, a constant flood of religious deception, and no time to stay home and soak up the water of the word from their King James bibles. We are freed from religious works of every kind.

John 8:31. (Even to the Jews) If ye continue in my word, THEN are ye my disciples indeed. V.32. And ye shall know the truth (Jesus), and the truth shall set you free. V.36. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Galatians 3:29. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

I say all this because the religions of the world are teaching the false Judaic doctrine of a last seven years tacked onto this present time somewhere. They are waiting for a peace treaty, a rapture, a seven year or three and a half year tribulation period and then the thousand year reign of Christ. IT IS ALL WRONG. The words are tere, the ideas are there, but a lack of spiritual understanding has led to false private interpretation (2Peter 1:20) which is forbidden by God.

Every scripture points to Jesus, and we must first come to him, repenting of our sins, and be born again and Spirit filled if we are to learn from the word of God. Jesus said in John 5:39, Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal lfe; and they are they which testify of me. V.40. And ye will not come to me that ye might have life.

Read Leviticus chapter five and learn that to be ignorant of the things of God is a sin. When we find out, we must repent because God holds us guilty whether we realize it or not. We must humble ourselves before the living God and personally search the scripture to see that it is so and cry out to God for understanding who will freely give of his wisdom without upbraiding (James chapter One).

Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden the deep things of God from the wise and prudent still applies today. Even so Father, continue to reveal them to babes even today, for their exhortation, edification, and comfort, O God of all comfort. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In Daniel 9:25 first came 7 weeks, then 62 weeks, a total of 69 before the Messiah came. He was cut off AFTER the 69th week, i.e. in the middle of the 70th week. He was cut off not for himself but for us at the cross. Jesus started preaching after he was baptized in the seventh month of God’s calendar in 29 AD and was 36 years old. The calendar we are using is the pagan sun-worshipping calendar of the Roman Empire. It is not God’s calendar and God is not using it at all.

Jesus was born to be our atonement on the day of atonement which is the 10th day of the seventh month of God’s calendar which would have been around late September to first of October, 7 BC. Jesus was also born our Jubilee. The Jubilee was every 50th year when all debts are forgiven and property is returned to its rightful owner. Read Leviticus 25 for understanding. 7 BC was a Jubilee year. King Herod in Matthew 2 died in 4 BC. He saught to kill all the children in Bethlehem and surrounding regions who were from two years old and under because he thought Jesus might already be two years of age based on the information he had. That would give us six years BC. Joseph was told by God to take his family to Egypt till Herod was dead (read Matthew 2:13-23). It is quite likely they waited for uo to a year before Herod died.

When we compare God’s calendar with man’s calendar this is likely 2017 AD, not 2010 as the world thinks. The term AD comes from the Latin, ANNO DOMINI, which means in English, ‘The year of our Lord’. The bible is only for God’s people. Jesus is the Lord of God’s people. God’s calendar of his dealings with his people today start with the birth of our Lord and Saviour. Read Luke 2:25-32. In verse 30 we read, for mine eyes have seen thy salvation, V.31. which thou hast prepared before the face of all the people; V.32. A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

The seventh month of God’s calendar is the feast of trumpets which was to sound the Jubilee, freedom from the house of bondage. By Jesus Christ we are set free from death, hell, and sin. Jesus is our Jubilee, in whom is our redemption, even the forgiveness of sins, through his blood.

Matthew 18:21,22. Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven ( equals 490).
The seventy weeks of years in the book of Daniel chapter 9 is 490 years. Jesus’ ministry started at the beginning of the seventieth week. In the midst of the week he was cut off. He caused the sacrifice and oblations to cease because after him there would be no more sacrifice for sins. This 490 years is continuous. It symbolizes God’s forgiveness which has been ongoing from the cross to now and till the last person is saved, and then the end will come. Then we must realize the 70th week is a continuous period of time that started when Jesus began his ministry.

All the feasts are a pattern of Jesus Christ himself. He is the fulfillment of all things. He was crucified in the end of the world. And the judgments of God started after Pentecost

Luke 24:44. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me. V.45.Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scripture. The same applies today, we need Jesus to open our spiritual eyes or we will never truly understand.

Daniel 9:26. And after threescore and two weeks (i.e.after the sixtyninth week) shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come (the Romans) shall destroy the city and the sanctuary (in 70 AD. 37 years after the crucifiction); and the end thereof shall be with a flood ( of spiritual deception-2Thess.2:10-12), and unto the end of the war (end of time- Rev.10:6) desolations are determined (Matt.24;Mk.13;Lk.21;Jn.16:33;Rev.12:15,16;Isaiah 43:1,2;& etc).

Daniel 9:27. And he (Jesus) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week.

Matthew 11:27. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. HOW?

John 6:44-45. No man can come to me except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

Matthew 11:28-29. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (our covenant). Take my yoke upon you (preach the gospel- the covenant in his blood), and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls (Jesus is the word- John 15:7). V.30. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light ( he always carries us).

Luke 22:19. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. V.20. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament (covenant) in my blood , which is shed for you. God sealed his covenant with us by the shed blood of the flesh of God on the cross. There is a type in God’s covenant with Abram in Genesis 15:7-18.

Jesus made this covenant in the upper room. During the first half of the 70th week ( three and a half years) Jesus foretold of his death, burial, and resurrection, but it was not understood. In the midst of the week he was cut off. It was the final sacrifice for the sins of many (Isaiah 53:10-12) from which time there would be no more sacrifice for sin (Heb.10:10,12,14,17), nor oblations (Dan.9:27).

Daniel 9:27. And he (Jesus) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week (The 70th week – from the time he came out of the wilderness preaching Repent, the kingdom of heaven is at hand.Matt.4:17): and in the midst of the week he (Jesus) shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease (John 10:17,18), and for the overspreading of abominations he (Jesus) shall make it desolate, even until the consummation (the end of the world), and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate (the wrath of God on the Christ rejecting world) (Rev.17:17; Isaiah14:24-27; Isaiah 26:15-21 and so on).

Jesus was born on the 10th day of the seventh month of God’s calendar in 7 BC, which is a Jubilee year. Jesus is our atonement. Jesus is our Jubilee. Jesus is the trumpet of God. We are all the seven last trumpets with Jesus in us, those who are God’s called, chosen, elect, and faithful. Jesus is ‘Two Witnesses’. So are all those who are filled with the Spirit of God (John 8:17,18). TWO is the number of witness. We are all witnesses of him if we are born again (Rev.11:3-8). Jesus continues to preach from Pentecost to now through his servants, all of us who are born again. We are his vessels of ministry (Heb.9:20,21). We are the tabernacle of the living God (2Corin.6:16).

The first half of the 70th week finished at the cross. There was silence in heaven about half an hour (Rev.8:1), then came Pentecost and the Spirit of Jesus Christ came into all his disciples and Peter was the first one sounding the Jubilee, ‘Repentance and the forgiveness of sins through his blood’, and Jesus has been working with his disciples until now and confirming his word through his people, Mark 16:20 ( and I don’t mean the actors on TBN).

From the 15th dat to the 21st day of the 7th month is the feast of ingathering. Jesus started the ingathering during the first half of the week. He lived outside Jerusalem (Lev.23:42) and had no certain dwelling place (Luke 9:57,58). He only went up for particular feast days as required by law. During the second three and a half years, a spiritual time now, not a literal time, we also have no sure dwelling place on this earth. We are told to occupy till he comes and keep sounding the Jubilee – ‘Repent and be baptised’, Jesus is coming back soon. The city is the new Jerusalem above (Gal.4:26), not the one in the middle east.

While Jesus preached during the first half of the 70th week there was peace on earth, goodwill toward men. After Pentecost the tribulation started and has been continuing ever since with ever increasing persecution against God’s people. During this time the wrath of God has also been pouring out on an unbelieving world with ever increasing intensity. At this time in man’s history (2010 ) the problem is not global warming, it is global sinning.

2Timothy 3:13. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived), because Satan, in his wild fury is out to get whosoever he can (Rev.12:12-17).

At the end of the ingathering (Levitcus 23 and Numbers 29) is the 22nd day, a solemn assembly. This is the day we are gathered together unto him (2 Thess.2:1). This is the day we stand on a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God (Rev.15:2).
The work of Daniel 9:24 was settled by Jesus on the cross. Just before he gave up the Ghost he said, It is finished and his work is being confirmed in all his saints from then till now, the second half of the 70th week. We are still ingathering. God’s forgiveness is still available. For those of you who are catholic please note that one has to be alive to become a saint. One can never become a saint if one was not a saint at the time they die on this planet. To be a saint means to be born again. There is only one congregation of God, both in heaven and on earth and we are all only registered in heaven.
Revelation 1:7. Behold, he cometh with clouds… When Jesus comes back, it will be the last day. There will be no next day, and none left behind ( see my paper of the same name, ‘The Last Day, No Next… . It will be the 22nd day of the 7th month of God’s calendar. It will be the end of the 70th week. He will come with a great cloud of witnesses (Heb 12:1; Rev.19:14). These are all who have gone up before us and will come again to receive their glorified bodies when we also receive ours ( 1 Thess.4:16; 2 Thess.1:8-10).
The feast of ingathering is a time of rejoicing. We rejoice when our names are written in the book of life. All of heaven rejoices when each individual soul is born again. I am sure someone is getting born again every day so heaven is constantly rejoicing for those souls. The feast of ingathering is also the 70th week and Jesus is still ingathering with us who are his. He is participating in this feast personally.

Jesus also personally was the Passover Lamb. On the 10th day of the first month of God’s calendar (Exodus 12:3) Jesus rode into Jerusalem on an ass’s colt (Gen.49:11; John 12:15 – Jesus is Shiloh, The Branch-Isaiah 11:11- the second gathering unto him). He was examined and found to be without blemish. They could not fault him in all their questions and accusations.

(Exodus 12:5). On the evening of the 14th day of God’s calendar (Exodus 12:6) Jesus made his blood covenant with many (John17:20). After supper they went into the garden over the Brook Cedron (Kidron) and at midnight (Exodus 12:29) Judas came to betray God’s firstborn of many brethren. By nine AM the next morning, still the 14th day, Jesus was on the cross (The blood on the Door posts and header-Jesus is the door). At that time he was the trespass offering. By noon he was the sin offering. It became dark for three hours. At three pm he was the Passover Lamb offering, and it was finished. He was the great high priest standing at the altar of God, ministering the sacrifices in person as required by the law while the false priest , who rejected the truth and nailed it to the cross, were conducting their abomination of desolation in side the man-made temple that was rejected by God forever (Matthew 23:38; Mark 11:13,14.).

Matthew 23:38. Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.Why? Because they would not be gathered together unto Jesus(Shiloh) V.37. By 6 pm the end of the 14th day, the beginning of the 15th day, Jesus’ body was in the tomb. Jesus was specific when he said, For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Clearly Friday night to Sunday morning doesn’t do it. Jesus was in the tomb from 6 pm the beginning of the 15th day to 6 pm the end of the 17th day, which is the beginning of the 18th day of God’s calendar which is also the midst of the week. Because the Jews had compromised their religion with the sun-worshipping Roman religion, this day was also the ‘first day of the week’ in their system. From this time Satan could never go up to heaven anymore to accuse the brethren (Rev.12:9-10). Now there was silence in heaven for the space of about half an hour while Jesus was confirming the brethren. He was only seen of witnesses chosen of God, over 500 brethren altogether. The covenant was wonderfully confirmed in the midst of the week by the flesh of God (Heb.10:19-20).

Until the cross Jesus was bringing peace, goodwill toward men
John 14:27. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
After Pentecost tribulation started
John 16:33. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Amen, amen, and praise the Lord.

So then, the 70th week commences with the baptism and preaching of Jesus for three and a half years in the natural, and continues from Pentecost till the last one is saved for the second three and a half years spiritually through us, the Lord’s vessels of ministry (Heb.9:21.). See also 1 Corinthians 15:45-49.

During this time we are celebrating the feast of unleavened bread also, with the Spirit of Jesus Christ to help us. This feast represents living without sin. A seven day feast from the 15th day to the 21st day of the first month of God’s calendar. Again, when Jesus preach during the first half of the week, he said, Sin no more. With the help of his Spirit he helps us to sin no more from Pentecost till the end, the second half of the 70th week. We are also celebrating the feast of trumpets and the ingathering, all at the same time. Jesus brought the firstfruits at the resurrection and we are gathering in the main harvest. Which is why we are doing ‘greater works than this’ (John 14:12). The harvest is plenteous and we are the labourers (Matt.9:37 – ‘9’ is the resurrection, ‘37’ is the word of God. We preach the word and God will make it prosper whereunto he sends it – Isaiah 55:11).

The question is always asked, When will the 70th week finish?
Luke 13:31-33. The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. Nevertheless I must walk today and tomorrow, and the day following: For it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

2 Peter 3:8. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing (in other words, it is important to know), that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

As Jesus was born on the 10th day of the 7th month of God’s calendar, around the end of September, 7 BC; the first two days, that is two thousand years, brings us to 1993. We are now in the third day, the third millennium, and this is the 17th year. Seventeen is the number of spiritual perfection as ordained by God through his word, Jesus Christ (John 17:17). An example is offered in my paper ‘Spiritual Perfection’ which refers to the 153 fish. 153 is 17 x 9, and represents the full gospel catch for the whole 70th week from when Jesus started preaching to the last person saved. Not one is lost. And Jesus already had bread and fish on the fire, a type of the first fruits he brought with him at the resurrection.

Acts 17:31. Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Amos 3:7. (is the whole bible still for today? Certainly it is) Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

Some scriptures to read:- Ex.12:18-20; 23:13-18. Ex.12:2; 12:3 Jesus rode in on an ass’s colt’. 12:6. 6 pm evening of the 14th day, last supper, to the next evening, 6 pm, end of 14th day. God’s calendar day is from 6 pm to 6 pm. Ex.12:29. Judas came for Jesus at midnight. Everything was done according to scripture (Heb.10:7; Luke 24:44). Satan was bound when Jesus defeated him in the wilderness and Jesus told us he bound Satan (Matt.12:28-29; Mark 1:27).
I earnestly pray you consider what I have laid out. Check all the scripturs and pray to God for understanding.
Harald Shepherd.

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