Daniel 9:24-27 Seventy sets of seven time periods have been assigned for your people and your holy city. These time periods will serve to ring an end to rebellion, to stop sin, to forgive wrongs, to usher in everlasting righteousness, to put a seal on a prophet’s vision, and to anoint the Most Holy One.
Learn, then, and understand that from the time the command is given to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the anointed prince comes, seven sets of seven time periods and sixty-two sets of seven time periods will pass. Jerusalem will be restored and rebuilt with a city square and a moat during the troubles of those times.
But after the sixty-two sets of seven time periods, the Anointed One will be cut off and have nothing. The city and the holy place will be destroyed with the prince who is to come. His end will come with a flood until the end of the destructive war that has been determined.
He will confirm his promise with many for one set of seven time periods. In the middle of the seven time periods, he will stop the sacrifices and food offerings, This will happen along with disgusting things that cause destruction until those time periods, come to an end, It has been determined that this will happen to those who destroy the city.”
Isaiah 42:6 I, the LORD, have called you to do what is right. I will take hold of your hand. I will protect you. I will appoint you as my promise to the people, as my light to the nations.
Isaiah 53:7-10 He was abused and punished, but he didn’t open his mouth. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. He was like a sheep that is silent when its wool is cut off. He didn’t open his mouth.
He was arrested, taken away, and judged. Who would have thought that he would be removed from the world? He was killed because of my people’s rebellion.
He was placed in a tomb with the wicked. He was put there with the rich when he died, although he had done nothing violent and had never spoken a lie.
Yet, it was the LORD’S will to crush him with suffering. When the LORD has made his life a sacrifice for our wrongdoings, he will see his descendants for many days. The will of the LORD will succeed through him.
Isaiah 55:4-5 I made him a witness to people, a leader and a commander for people.
You will summon a nation that you don’t know, and a nation that doesn’t know you will run to you because of the LORD your God, because of the Holy One of Israel. He has honored you.”
Revelation 14:6 I saw another angel flying overhead with the everlasting Good News to spread to those who live on earth–to every nation, tribe, language, and people.
The King Shows Compassion to Nehemiah
Nehemiah 2:1-8 In the month of Nisan, in Artaxerxes’ twentieth year as king. after some wine was brought for the king, I picked up the cup of wine and gave it to the king. I had never been sad in his presence before.
The king asked me, “Why do you look so sad? You aren’t sick, are you? You must be troubled about something.” (I was really afraid.)
“May the king live forever!” I said to the king. “Why shouldn’t I look sad when the city, the place where my ancestors are buried, is in ruins and its gates are burned down?”
“What do you want?” the king asked me. So I prayed to the God of heaven,
and I asked the king, “If it pleases Your Majesty, and you are willing to grant my request, let me go to Judah, to the city where my ancestors are buried, so that I can rebuild it.”
Then, while the queen was sitting beside him, the king asked me, “How long will you be gone, and when will you come back?” When I gave him a specific date, he was willing to let me go.
I also asked the king, “If it pleases Your Majesty, let me have letters addressed to the governors of the province, west of the Euphrates River. In the letters tell them to grant me safe conduct until I arrive in Judah.
Also, let me have a letter addressed to Asaph, the supervisor of Your Majesty’s forest. In the letter order him to give me wood for the gates of the fortress near the temple, for the city wall, and for the house I’ll move into.” (The king let me have the letters, because God was guiding me.)
Matthew 22:7 ” The king became angry. He sent his soldiers, killed those murderers, and buried their city.
Matthew 26:28 This is my blood, the blood of the promise. It is poured out for many people so that sins are forgiven.
Luke 19:41-44 When he came closer and saw the city, he began to cry.
He said, “If you had only known today what would bring you peace! But now it is hidden, so you cannot see it.
The time will come when enemy armies will build a wall to surround you and close you in on every side.
They will level you to the ground and kill your people. One stone will not be left on top of another, because you didn’t recognize the time when God came to help you.”
John 1:41 Andrew at once found his brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah (which means “Christ”).
Revelation 11:2-3 But do not measure the temple courtyard. Leave that out, because it is given to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for 42 months.
I will allow my two witnesses who wear sackcloth to speak what God has revealed. They will speak for 1,260 days.
Revelation 12:6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness where God had prepared a place for her so that she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.
Revelation 13:4-8 They worshipped the serpent because it had given authority to the beast. They also worshipped the beast and said, “Who is like the beast? Who can fight a war with it?”
The beast was allowed to speak arrogant and insulting things. It was given authority to act for 42 months.
It opened its mouth to insult God, to insult his name and his tent–those who are living in heaven.
It was allowed to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. It was also given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation.
Everyone living on earth will worship it, everyone whose name is not written in the Book of Life. That book belongs to the lamb who was slaughtered before the creation of the world.