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Jerusalem And Daniel's Seventy Weeks (8 of 17)
JERUSALEM CENTER OF WORLD DESTINY
Today we are in part eight of our study on Jerusalem the center of world destiny. Today's lesson is "Jerusalem and Daniel's 70 Weeks". Now I want us to turn to Daniel chapter 9. You remember the story, as you're turning, of Jesus weeping over Jerusalem. When Jesus made his triumphant entry that we celebrate, Palm Sunday. We celebrate Palm Sunday and we celebrate the cross. On the beginning of that week Jesus came into Jerusalem in his triumphant entry. So this is a significant that we're just about there at this time of the year. But you remember that Jesus, before he came into Jerusalem riding on a donkey as the prophecy predicted, presenting himself as the Messiah to Israel, that he wept over the city.When he wept over the city he said, "Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that stonest the prophets and thou that kills them that are sent unto you. If you had only know this the day of thy visitation." And so he spoke about Jerusalem specifically. That's what we've been talking about in this study, how Jerusalem is the center of world destiny.
Now in Daniel 9 we find why Jesus wept over Jerusalem. And we find that the Old Testament predicted that when the Messiah came for the first time, that because he came not as a political figure, but he came as a spiritual figure, he came as a servant rather than coming as a political ruler, that the eyes of the Jews would be blinded. They were looking for someone to deliver them from the hand of Rome, someone who would come and sit on the throne of David, someone who would be a mighty ruler and a mighty king. Well Daniel the prophet had been in Babylon for many years. He was carried there as a youth into Babylonian captivity in 500 plus BC. When Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians Daniel was one of the first captives who was carried there. So get in mind the time line that Daniel is going to be talking abou ...
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