The Angel said it took 7 WEEKS to build the temple & we know it took exactly 49 years to rebuild the temple. This gives us THE MEANING OF A WEEK. 7 WEEKS is 49 YEARS & 1 WEEK is 7 YEARS. There is an allotted time for the Gentiles, but nobody knows when it will be. It’s a MYSTERY! Watch the Jews. That’s our ONLY timepiece, because God gave them AN EXACT DAY, HOUR & TIME! God began dealing with the Jew in 538BC, before Christ. If you count from the FIRST JUBILEE of Leviticus 25:8, THE 70TH JUBILEE FALLS ON 1977! That’s exactly 3430 years.(3430 ÷ 49yrs = 70th JUBILEE) Jubilee means, The GOING UP! THE RELEASE! In 1977, God will have dealt with the Gentiles, EXACTLY the same amount of time that He dealt with the Jews.
W M B ~ Now, if there was SEVEN …Look, there is exactly forty-nine days…forty-nine years, rather, in the time of the building of the temple.
The seven, are seven prophetic weeks, seven weeks, ’cause there is seven weeks determined to the temple, to rebuild the temple.
And IT WAS BUILT IN EXACTLY FORTY-NINE YEARS.
Now we have the meaning of the time of weeks, ’cause if the Bible said, THE ANGEL SAID, IT TAKEN SEVEN WEEKS UNTIL THE BUILDING OF THE TEMPLE. And it was EXACTLY FORTY-NINE YEARS BUILDING THE TEMPLE, from—from March the 14th until the b.c. 5—538. Until the temple was restored again, and the streets was restored, EXACTLY FORTY-NINE YEARS.
So, what do we get? What do we get?
☆︎For, if SEVEN WEEKS MEANS FORTY-NINE YEARS, then ONE WEEK EQUALS SEVEN YEARS.
☆︎And SEVEN TIMES SEVEN IS FORTY-NINE. That’s exactly. There you are.
So now there’s no more guessing about it. We know now that EACH WEEK MEANT SEVEN YEARS. Have you got it?
Let’s say it together: “ONE WEEK EQUALS SEVEN YEARS.” Now we know we got it. ONE WEEK EQUALS SEVEN YEARS.
Here we are right here, the first week.
[Brother Branham points to the blackboard illustration—Ed.]
Forty-nine years to the rebuilding of the temple. Now, this top line here represents the Jewish nation as it goes across. This is just time.
And when it drops down here, it drops OUT OF THE JEWISH NATION, INTO THE GENTILE TIME. Then goes up again and catches Israel, and goes on.
Now, Gentiles WAS NOT lotted any certain time. Just said, “Time of the Gentiles.” And we find out, even Jesus DIDN’T lot them a time.
For we find out here, in Luke 21:24, He said, “They shall trod down the walls of Jerusalem until the Gentile…”
Let me quote that. I’m quoting it just by memory. Let me read it, because it’ll be on tape here, and we want to be sure to get it right.
All right, if you want to turn with me to it, on Saint Luke 21:24. I studied this clearly, as best I could.
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away…
Who is He talking about? JEWS. That was the DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE, IN A.D. 70.
…and they shall be led away captive into all nations:…
Now remember, not just down in Babylon, NOT JUST OVER IN ROME, BUT TO “ALL NATIONS.” That’s where the Jew is today, “ALL NATIONS.”
…and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until THE TIME OF THE GENTILES BE FULFILLED.
☆︎ Then, THERE IS A LOTTED TIME, BUT NOBODY KNOWS WHEN IT WILL BE. See? It’s a MYSTERY, see, the Gentile’s time.
But, Jews…Then, we cannot tell time by what the Church, whether IT’S BACKSLID or whether It’s going on, or what’s It doing. You can’t tell by that.
But, LOOK AT THE JEWS, THERE IS THE TIME CALENDAR. Do you see it?
God did lot them EXACTLY A DAY, HOUR, AND TIME, but He never the Gentiles. 61-0806 The 70th Week Of Daniel
W M B ~ From the first jubilee, of Leviticus 25:8, in 1977 will be the seventieth jubilee, making EXACTLY THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY YEARS.
Jubilee, means, “The GOING UP! The RELEASE!”61-0806 The 70th Week Of Daniel
W M B ~ And so, no doubt that down through the age, there has been hundreds times hundreds of people, scholars, abled men, trying to explain what these seventy of weeks were.
And I’ve read many of their commentaries on it. And I’m very grateful to Mr. Smith, of the Adventist church, for his views. I’m very grateful to Dr. Larkin, of his views.
I’m grateful to all these great scholars, for their views on this. And in reading them, it enlightens me much, that I can find places that looks right.
But to get the views that I—I thought that I would like to explain, I searched through the encyclopedia, of “time,” TO FIND OUT WHAT “TIME ” MEANT.
And we find out over here, we got “TIME, TIME, AND DIVIDING OF TIME.”
WHAT IS TIME? WHAT IS A WEEK?
Now, that’s been THREE THOUSAND, FOUR HUNDRED AND THIRTY YEARS AGO, since this was, SINCE GOD STARTED DEALING WITH THE JEW; many, many years ago.
Daniel was b.c., and that time was b.c. 538, 538 years before Christ, when he spoke this for “time, time, and dividing of time.”
And, seventy weeks, look where seventy weeks would take him. Why, he was still in Babylon, in seventy weeks, and yet God told him that that was all the time that was determined upon the people.
Now, my church here knows that all through the years I’ve always told you, “If you want to know what day of the week it is, look at the calendar.
But if you want to know the time we’re living in, watch those Jews.” That’s the only timepiece. God lotted no—no certain times for the Gentiles; there was no certain space of time.
And that’s where I think that many great writers mixed it up, and was trying to apply this to the Jew and Gentile, because He said, “THY PEOPLE.”
But He was talking to Daniel, NOT TO THE CHURCH; DANIEL’s PEOPLE, THE JEW.
If He was talking to the Church, you can’t make that run nowhere; you’re—you’re way back, even before the coming of Christ. It’d run out in any kind of prophetic weeks you wanted to put it in. It’s already run out.
But He was talking to the Jews, so therefore the Jew is God’s timepiece.61-0806 The 70th Week Of Daniel
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