History tells us that the decree
to rebuild Jerusalem was in 450 BC. There was 483 years between this
decree and the crucifixion of Christ in AD 33? (483 divided by 69 is 7 !!
therefore one seven is seven years!!)
This verses says that after the 7 + 62
sevens, the anointed one would be cut off. The end would come like a flood
and war would continue to the end. He will confirm a covenant with one seven.
This does not imply that the last seven follows directly after the previous
Great Tribulation starts half
way through the last week of Daniel. Christ returns at the end of the last
week of Daniel.
Matthew 24:15 tells us that when we see the
abomination that causes desolation appear, we know that the end is near.
2Thessalonians 2:8 tells us that the Lord
will overthrow and destroy the man of lawlessness by the breath of his mouth and
the splendor of his coming. This can leave us with no doubt that Christ's
return is at the end of the great tribulation which is the beginning of his
millennial reign. People who teach post millennialism are thus in error.
We, the believers, are not in heaven and the devil is not locked up in the abyss
where he can no longer cause trouble. Thus the millennium cannot have started.
The Bible therefore foretells of the premillennial return of Jesus Christ.
The return of Christ and the Millennium are, no doubt, in the future (at the
time of writing of this document!).
2Peter 3:8 says that a thousand years are
like a day to the Lord. The old testament has many types and patterns that
are seen in the New Testament. God created the world in 6 days and rested on the
7th. We are now 6000 years approximately since Adam. It may be that
Christ will reign in the Seventh millennium, after all, the Son of man is Lord
of the Sabbath (Matt 12:8 Mark 2:28 Luke 6:5)