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The Works of LeRoy Ramirez, Gabriel’s Prophecy, Part 7 of 8

By LeRoy Ramirez

The Works of LeRoy Ramirez
Gabriel’s Prophecy, Part 7 of 8
Seventy Weeks

The sense of the original language is that ‘490 years are cut off (for the accomplishment of matters concerning your people and the holy city.’) The meaning is that years are cut out of time and appointed. Concerning that time, the text does not indicate anything other than 490 years are appointed for the restoration and building of Jerusalem.

Regarding “Messiah,” the sense is that within this “cut out of time” period, history will arrive at the time of the ‘anointed commander.’ That is the exactly what occurred. History arrived at the time destined for the unsealing of the vision to reveal the Messiah spoken of by the prophets.

Daniel was shown the end of all things would be revealed by a vision in the latter days. But he was told to seal the vision and shut up the words. (Dan12:4)

“But thou O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” (Dan 12:14)

The meaning of “many shall run to and fro” is that men will travel throughout the world in the last days. Extensive travel would be a marked characteristic of the age in which the last days arrive. Consequently, knowledge of God’s word would increase because the gospel would be preached more expediently throughout the world.

The purpose of God, revealed by His messengers as visions of the future is harmonious with our knowledge of the character and ways of God. I am convinced Daniel is the revealing angel of the Revelation:

“I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the saying of this book, worship God. And he saith unto me, seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.” (Rev 22:9-10)
Daniel’s Prayer (Daniel 9:4-20)

“Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord’s sake.” (Daniel 9:17)

Two things are certain about Daniel’s prayer. First, the words of Dan 9:17, constructing a single sentence, reveal Daniel had a proper understanding of the Messiah. Secondly, the issues of his prayer were also for “…all Israel that are near and far off” This is clear reference to the people of God in the ages that would come after the days of Daniel, but not the nation of Israel exclusively.

The prominent characteristic of Israel’s expectancy of Messiah was that he would come exclusively on their behalf. They were wrong. In many ways, much of the Christian church is similarly wrong in that they fail to hear the spirit, the many times He speaks of the complete church of God when addressing the ancient nation of Israel. Daniel’s prayer suggests greater understanding.

Consider the context of 9:17. First, Daniel petitions God for mercy because the house of God (“…sanctuary”) is desolate. (Sanctuary being synonymous with the people of God, the church, the holy city, the temple of God, the holy mountain.) After the petition proper at the end of the sentence, Daniel’s last words are; “…thy sanctuary that is desolate for the Lord’s sake.”

Daniel prayed to Jehovah, that is how the Old Testament prophets knew God. Paraphrased, the prayer is; “Father, here my prayer, have mercy on your people, they are desolate for the sake of the Lord.'” Daniel is clearly referring to the Messiah when he speaks of “…the Lord.” Why for the sake of the Lord? I leave this to the cogitations of the reader. However, one other thing is also certain. Daniels prayer is clearly referring to Jesus (the Messiah) and God’s people (the Church). This is strongly reinforced by the context of Daniel 9:7.

Daniel ends his prayer with the words, “the holy mountain of God.” The significance is compelling. The “Holy Mountain” of scripture is the body of the elect, the chosen people of God, His church.

Daniel 9 is a message to the people of God in all ages. The following text references reveal the identity of the holy mountain within scripture.

Isa 11:9; Isa 30:29; Isa 56:7; Isa 57:13; Isa 65:11; Isa 65:25; Isa 66:20; Eze 20:40; Eze 28:14; Eze 43:12; Dan 9:16; Dan 9:20; Dan 11:45; Joe 2:1; Joe 3:17; Oba 1:16; Zep 3:11; Zec 8:3; Rev 21:10.

Daniel’s prayer for Israel was prompted by the Word of God. His studies revealed that seventy years of desolations, ordained by God upon Jerusalem, were almost over. He was astonished that God would answer his petition for mercy by responding with an angelic visitation from Gabriel. The angel prophetically revealed a futuristic vision of restoration and building for Jerusalem.

Mortal men seek immediate, temporal solutions beyond which God invariably operates. Therefore, many fail to perceive truth. Daniel understood and worshiped God for that which was beyond logical understanding and imagination. He was informed that fulfillment determined for the “seventy weeks” was to be realized first in a vision.

Daniel did not completely understand but was able to comprehend that a time of complete understanding would come when the unsealing and revelation of the vision occurred. That unveiling would be a final prophetic message before the ultimate end. (Rev 22:6-21)

Daniel’s love and prayer for Jerusalem moved God to answer him quickly. (Dan 90:22; 10:11) And While Daniel was given comfort by God’s ultimate intention for the beloved city, his astonishment was a result of the clarity with which the vision represented the incredible events that would affect the people. Understandably then, Daniel was required to seal what he saw.

The vision was finally revealed as the Revelation of Jesus Christ, consistent with the answer to Daniel’s prayer three thousand years prior. Daniel’s vision addressed the time then present, an intermediate time, and the last days as well. This is well evidenced in Daniel 9:7.

“O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off” (Dan 9:7)

Today, Daniel’s prayer should be read with tears and supplications unto God. That same plea for mercy should be cried out, with the same despair evinced by the prophet, for the church of this age. The time is still at hand. Like Daniel, we should be astonished because Daniel’s prayer and vision were meant equally; for the ancient time, the time of the revelation, and for the end.

“O the depth of the riches, both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! (Rom 11:33)

The Seventieth Week

Gabriel’s seventieth week (seven years) is easily found in the Revelation. It is encompassed within the descriptive account of the last seven years of time.

1. Termination of world culture, Daniel’s visions of images and beasts, their beginnings and ends

2 The Antichrist

3. Church apostasy

4. Three and half year covenant and subsequent betrayal by the antichrist

5. Persecutions and martyrdoms

6. War against the saints

7. Gathering of the saints

8. Destruction of the image of the beast

9. Ancient of days

10. Book of remembrance

11. Judgment seat

12. Last resurrection

Every vision of finality, foreseen by prophets, spoken of by the Lord and given to the early church by the apostles is unsealed and revealed as the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

The appointed time cut out of history has one last week (seven years), perhaps less (Mark 13:20), to be completed. The longsuffering of God is both promise and warning to the church and to the world. For now, He mercifully withholds the seven years terror of the last week. However, they have already been completed by the Revelation of Jesus Christ. For every practical purpose of God, that is the same as saying, “…it is finished.” We serve a great “I Am” unbound by the limitations of time. Be fully warned.
The Rapture

Sadly, there exists an insidious false sense of security afforded by what is commonly referred to as the ‘rapture.’ The word is from the Latin, ‘rapturos’ and can carry meaning of great ecstasy. The gist of this sensually popular doctrine is that Jesus will remove the church before the great end time tribulation.

Those deceived by sensual proclivities readily choose to believe they shall be delivered “from tribulation.”

Factually, when the days of tribulation arrive, as scripture denotes, the people of God will be delivered “…out of tribulation” (Mat 24:24-31; Rev 7:14)

New Testament language relating to the second coming of the Lord, clearly reveals there is significant difference in meaning between the phrases “…from tribulation” and “out of tribulation.”

To be “delivered from something” can indeed mean to be delivered from an actual experience. But, to be delivered “…out of tribulation…” is another matter entirely. You cannot be delivered “out” of something if you haven’t been “in” it.

The subtly of the adversary is ever sensually persistent on behalf of the natural mind. It offers solutions receptive to the spiritually weakened condition of humanity’s sensual nature.

The carnal mind desires safe, easy, simple solutions. Therefore, reasoning stimulated by self indulgent affectation finds it impossible to discern spiritual truth in scripture.

Warfare between the mental psyche of fallen nature and the mind of the spirit (the holy essence of our creator father within us, giving us power to properly discern truth) is a greater reality than our physical existence.

Spiritually, it is clearly evident the old nature, being doomed, is readily susceptible to sensual solutions that warrant damnation, while the mind of the spirit refutes them. (1 Cor 2:13)

Gabriel’s Prophecy 1998

Author LeRoy Ramirez

Age 66

Baptist, entire life.

http://www.leroyramirez.com

mail@leroyramirez.com

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