Apocalyptic Prophecy In The Book Of Daniel

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A PROPHECY OF SEVENTY SEVENS:
AN EXAMINATION OF DANIEL 9:24-27

Charlotte Cappama

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Richard Alan Fuhr Jr.
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BIBL 450- B01
February 14, 2015
Tucked inside the book of Daniel is a thought-provoking vision of apocalyptic prophecy given to Daniel, through the angel Gabriel, in response to his prayer for the restoration of Israel (Daniel 9:1-23). Although scholars disagree on interpretations for the timeline of events portrayed in Daniel’s vision, it is abundantly clear that this vision is a prophecy of apocalyptic nature. It lays out a timeline, even if it is indiscernible to man, that provides a framework for the events of the end times, reiterates God’s promises, and confirms Christ’s return. This exegetical/expositional
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We must consider that God is sovereign and injustices must also be reconciled. We have been given the free-will to choose Him and He laid down his life to give us the ability to be reconciled through Him. “Although this message was first given to the Jewish faithful, all believers will participate in the kingdom of God. This glorious victory of Christ should be in the forefront of the thinking of God’s people.”31 How wonderful that the covenant includes everyone who chooses to believe in Christ! There is great beauty in a love so great that He would plan for our ultimate rescue of His creation as His church, His bride, His …show more content…
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