24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, tofinish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliationfor iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the visionand prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandmentto restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be sevenweeks, and threescore and two weeks (7+62 =69): the street shall be built again,and the wall, even in troublous times.26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not forhimself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and thesanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the wardesolations are determined.27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week (70th week): and inthe midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, andfor the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until theconsummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.Daniel 9:24-27
Daniel’s 70 WeeksDaniel 9:24-27, 70 sevens are prophesied to bring about God’sjudgment and the consummation of Messiah’s Kingdom, each 7is seven years.
Daniel’s 70 WeeksDaniel 9:26 after the 69th week (first seven plus62) the Messiah will be cut off
Daniel’s 70 WeeksDaniel 9:27 A final seven will pass which includes theAbomination of Desolation. Jesus said In Matthew 24that this Abomination of Desolation will occur at theend of the age.
Daniel’s 70 WeeksDaniel 9:27 The Abomination of Desolation occurs atthe midpoint of the 70th week.
Timing of the RapturePre-tribulation Rapture doctrine teaches a raptureBEFORE the 70th week of Daniel.
Timing of the RapturePost-tribulation doctrine teaches a rapture AFTERDaniel’s 70 weeks.
Timing of the RapturePre-wrath doctrine teaches a rapture before the wrath ofGod begins,
Pre-Wrath• Christ Will return togather His Saints SometimeAFTER the Abominationof Desolation• But Before the Wrath ofGod begins• Accompanied byPreceding Signs
Return ofChristMatthew 24 is a key toend times interpretationMatthew 24 clearlyrefers to the gathering ofHis saints.Matthew 24 parallels therapture/return teachingsof the Apostle Paul
1 Thess 4:16-1716 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven witha shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with thetrump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caughtup together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord inthe air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.Matthew 24:3131 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of atrumpet, and they shall gather together his elect fromthe four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.Return of Christ/RaptureMatthew 24 parallels
2 Thess 1:7, 107 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when theLord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with hismighty angels… 10 When he shall come to beglorified in his saints, and to be admired in all themthat believe…in that day.Matthew 24:3131 And he shall send his angels with a great sound ofa trumpet, and they shall gather together his electfrom the four winds, from one end of heaven to theother.Return of Christ/RaptureMatthew 24 parallels
Not Coming as aThief to Christians1 But of the times and the seasons,brethren, ye have no need that I writeunto you.2 For yourselves know perfectly that theday of the Lord so cometh as a thief inthe night.3 For when they shall say, Peace andsafety; then sudden destruction comethupon them, as travail upon a woman withchild; and they shall not escape.4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness,that that day should overtake you as athief.5 Ye are all the children of light, and thechildren of the day: we are not of thenight, nor of darkness.6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others;but let us watch and be sober.
2 Thess. 2:1-4Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our LordJesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled,neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, asthat the day of Christ is at hand.3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shallnot come, except there come a falling away first, and thatman of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that iscalled God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sittethin the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.Certain Signs
Jesus Revealsthe Signs of HisReturnMatthew 24:3And as he sat upon themount of Olives, thedisciples came unto himprivately, saying, Tellus, when shall thesethings be? and what shallbe the sign of thycoming, and of the endof the world?
RapturedFrom Wrath1 Thess 5:9For God hath notappointed us towrath, but to obtainsalvation by ourLord Jesus ChristAfter declaring thatsudden destruction willcome upon the children ofdarkness as a thief in thenight, Paul says we are notappointed to that wrathbut appointed to bedelivered.
RevelationSix5th Seal is the martyrdom of the followers ofChrist, slain "for the word of God, and forthe testimony which they held." God doesnot execute Saints for their faithfulness.Martyrs ask when God will begin Hisjudgment and He answers that it will be a"little" while, indicating that "His" judgmenthas not begun.As the 6th seal is broken it is declared thatthe Wrath of the Lamb is beginning.Seals 1-5 are not the Wrath of God (thoughthey are under His divine authority).The 6th Seal is the signal for thecommencement of Day of the Lord (Hiswrath).
When willYou return?Christ answered thequestions about thesigns/timing of Hisreturn and the end of theage.The signs/timing do notchange based upon whoHe is addressing.
The Saviorrevealed theSeason SignsThe answer the Messiah gives inMatthew 24 parallels Paulsteaching in the Thessalonianletters and His revelation to Johnin chapter 6.Revelation 6 proves to us thatGod’s wrath begins after the 6thseal, thus marking the pointat which deliverance willcome.