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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Who Confirms the Covenant of Daniel’s 70th Week?

By Maria Merola  אריאל
© Copyright Double Portion Inheritance, September 2004, October 2013 

For many years since the early 1980s I had often wondered about some of the patterns that I was observing in what many call “Daniels 70 Week Prophecy.”

My journey had been a continual work in progress until finally, back in 2002, I began to get a glimpse into what has eluded many theologians for centuries. That age-old enigma about who the “he” is in Daniel 9:27 is what this study is about. It would take me nearly two decades to uncover some of the pieces to this puzzle, but once the trickle began in 2002, the well-spring began to burst open.

And now in October of 2013, I am sharing with you the reader, the culmination of 32 years of trying to solve a mystery that has only been unlocked for me partially since 2002, but I believe it is now in plain view.

In this study, I aim to show that our Mashiyach (Messiah) Yahuwshuwa is the one who “confirms” the covenant in Daniel 9:27, and not the Anti-Messiah (Antichrist). There are many theologians who build their “pre-tribulation rapture theory” based on the idea that there are seven years of tribulation in the last days leading up to the second coming of Messiah. But there is no place in scripture that tells us that there is a seven-year tribulation. Why is it so important to know who confirms the covenant?

Because this minor detail has the potential to mess up your way of viewing “end-time prophecy,” and thus it will be easy to become deceived. Back in the summer of 2004, I spent much time in prayer asking the Heavenly Father to explain this verse to me. I also translated each word in Daniel 9:24-27 into Hebrew, in order to better understand the meaning of these verses.

All of the Towrah & Prophets was written for the sole purpose of bringing us to the Messiah. Therefore, all prophecies written in the Tanakh (Old Testament) revolve around him. He himself declared that all things written in the Towrah, Prophets & Psalms were concerning him (Luke 24:44). The Apostle Shauwl (Paul) wrote that Messiah is the “ultimate end-goal of the Towah” (Romans 10:4).

Our Messiah gave us a hidden message about when the “brothers” of the House of Judah (Joseph/Ephraim) would be coming back to the land. When the disciples (talmudiym) of our Messiah asked “How many times must I forgive my brother?” He answered them with the following mathematical equation: 

70 X 7

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 18:22 Yahuwshuwa said unto him, I say not unto you, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.

The length of the prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27 is the result of:

70 X 7 = 490 years

This means that the completion of forgiveness of sins for Yisra’el is in Messiah, Yahuwshuwa. The 70th Week of Daniel takes us to the second coming of Yahuwshuwa Messiah on Yom Kippur, and Daniel’s 70th Week brings us to the completion of that forgiveness of sins. What follows is a study detailing who the “he” is in Daniel 9:27. Now let’s look at the two verses below and tell me if you see a pattern:

Marqos (Mark) 14:24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for MANY.

Daniy’el (Daniel) 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with MANY for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

As we can see from the above verses, it was our Messiah Yahuwshuwa who came to “confirm” the one and only covenant that YaHuWaH made with Abraham. Messiah also confirmed this covenant during Passover Week with “many” as he said the night before his crucifixion “this is my blood of the new covenant shed for many” (Mark 14:24).

The first word that I want to define from Daniel 9:27 is the Hebrew word for “confirm” which means the following in the Concordance:

#1396. gabar gaw-bar’ a primitive root; to be strong; by implication, to prevail, act insolently:--exceed, confirm, be great, be mighty, put to more (strength), strengthen, be stronger, be valiant.

Now some theologians take the “he” in Daniel 9:27 to be about the Antichrist who acts “insolently” against the Creator. The dictionary defines this word “insolent” as “rude, impolite, insulting, contemptuous, exhibiting boldness.”

However, this Hebrew word “gabar” is used in the following verses to describe how YaHuWaH himself will “prevail” (gabar) in the last days against the enemies of Yisra’el. You will notice that this word “gabar” is used in connection with the House of Judah and the House of Joseph and their restoration:

Zecharyahuw (Zechariah) 10:6 And I will strengthen [gabar #H1396] the house of Yahuwdah (Judah), and I will save the house of Yahuwceph (Joseph), and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am YHWH their Elohiym, and will hear them. 

Zecharyahuw (Zechariah) 10:12 And I will strengthen [gabar #H1396] them in YHWH; and they shall walk up and down in his name, says YHWH.

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 42:13 YHWH shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail [gabar #H1396] against his enemies.

Dibrey ha’Yamiym (1st Chronicles) 5:2 For Yahuwdah (Judah) prevailed [gabar #H1396} above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Yahuwceph’s (Joseph’s).

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 49:26 The blessings of your father have prevailed [gabar #H1396] above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Yahuwceph (Joseph), and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

This word “gabar” has only three Hebrew Letters. From right to left are the Paleo Pictograph characters:

Gimmel = Foot or burden-bearer, to gather, carry away.
Beyt = the House of Yisra’el.
Resh = the head of a man, first, beginning, chief ruler.

This word “gabar” paints a picture of our Messiah who is the “gimmel” גָּ the one who “bore the burdens” (Psalm 55:22; Isaiah 14:25; Jeremiah 23:33-38; Matthew 11:30) for the “beyt,” בַ the House of Yisra’el. And he is the chief ruler, the “resh” ר for the “government shall be upon his shoulder.” The Hebrew word for “shoulder” in Isaiah 9:6 is #7929, “shekem” which literally means “the neck between the shoulders as the place of burdens.” 

The word “gabar” is therefore synonymous with the words “strengthen, prevail.” We could accurately read Daniel 9:27 as if it reads like this: ....And he shall strengthen the covenant with MANY for one week..... 

If Daniel 9:27 was describing the Anti-Messiah, confirming (or strengthening) a covenant with Yisra’el, wouldnt that necessitate that there would already be a covenant in place? How can one confirm something unless there was already a covenant to begin with? First of all, there is no other place in scripture that describes a false Messiah establishing a covenant with the people of Yisra’el. The only covenant that he would attempt to “confirm” would be the one that YaHuWaH had already made with Abraham, but he would have to convince the Yahuwdiy (Jews) that he was the true and genuine Messiah!

The next word in Daniel 9:27 is the word “covenant.” The Hebrew Concordance defines this word as follows:

#1285.briyth ber-eeth’ from 1262, in the sense of cutting (like 1254); a compact made by passing between pieces of flesh; confederacy, covenant, league.

When was the first time that a covenant was made that involved passing between pieces of flesh? There is an established rule of interpreting scripture called “The Law of First Mention.” In this method of interpretation, the first time that a concept is presented in scripture, it then becomes the precedent for when the same concept is presented again in other passages of the Bible. Hence, we know that whenever the Hebrew word “briyth” is used elsewhere in scripture, it usually has the same meaning as it did with the Abrahamic Covenant seen below:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 15:9 And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.

*Note: Our Messiah had a  ministry that lasted for 3.5 years and this is substantiated by the fact that original Abrahamic Covenant consisted of three sacrifices: the Red Heifer, the Yom Kippur Goat & the Ram for Passover and each of these had to be three years old. Our Messiah portrayed the role of all three of these animal sacrifices during his earthly ministry of 3.5 years! 

But the birds were not divided because they represent the birds of prey that will eat the flesh of kings and captains on the Day of Wrath at the second coming of Messiah (Revelation 19:17). Each of these animals symbolizes a different group of people who would be called “The Seed of Abraham.” Who are these three groups of people? They are the Two Houses of Yisrael (Ephrayim & Judah) as well as the Gentiles who are grafted into the covenant through the blood of Messiah.

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 15:10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not.

*Note: The next thing that you will notice with this original covenant, is that YaHuWaH told Abraham to “divide the sacrifices in the midst,” and what does Daniel 9:27 tell us that Messiah would do? It says that he would “cause the sacrifices to cease in the midst of the week!” Do you see the similarity?

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 15:17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces.

The reason why Abraham was instructed to divide the pieces in the midst is because the Kingdom of Yisrael has been divided and the covenant has been breached by both House of Yisrael.

A few chapters later, we see YaHuWaH giving Abraham the details of this covenant by telling him that his descendants would become more numerous than the stars of the heaven and the sand on the seashore. In other words, Abraham would have earthly descendants (sand on the shore) and spiritual descendants (born from above) from the Gentiles nations who would be grafted into the family through the blood of Messiah:


Bereshiyth (Genesis) 22:17 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.

And this brings us to understand who the “many” are that Messiah came to confirm and strengthen his covenant with. The next word in Daniel 9:27, is the word “many” as defined below:

#7227. rab by contracted from 7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality):--(in) abound(-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great(-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, (time)), (do, have) many(-ifold, things, a time), mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply; multitude, officer, often(-times), plenteous, populous, prince, process (of time), suffice(-lent).

This word comes from this other root word:

#7231 rabab. raw-bab’ a primitive root; properly, to cast together (Compare 7241), i.e. increase, especially in number; also (as denominative from 7233) to multiply by the myriad:--increase, be many(-ifold), be more, multiply, ten thousands.

Now, you will notice that these two words above for “many” are in the same family as the name of Rebekah, who was given a very special prophecy about how she would become the mother of “thousands of millions!” (Genesis 24:60). 

In Revelation 7:9, the multitude of nations are gathered under the throne and this is what is said of them:

“After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands...”

Now we get a hint of who these “MANY” are in Daniel 9:27 by looking at the name of Rebekah in Hebrew:

#7259. Ribqah rib-kaw’ from an unused root probably meaning to clog by tying up the fetlock; fettering (by beauty)ensnarer; Ribkah, the wife of Isaac:-- Rebekah. 

Rebekah’s name literally means “ensnarer.” Do you remember in Luke 5:4-6, when the disciples of our Messiah caught so many fish in their nets that the net was broken? 

In Jeremiah 16:16, there is a prophecy about how YaHuWaH would send “fishers” to fish these Lost Sheep of the House of Yisra’el from the four corners of the earth to “gather” them back to the shepherd in the last days. 

When our Messiah commissioned his disciples to become “fishers of men” in Mark 1:17, this was not a “New Testament” concept. Yahuwshuwa was fulfilling the prophecy of Jeremiah 16:16! And when his disciples had been fishing all night long without catching anything, they were suddenly able to catch a great multitude of fish at his command:

Luqas (Luke) 5:6 And when they had this done, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net broke.

The Greek word for “inclosed” in the above passage is as follows:

#4788. sugkleio soong-kli’-o from 4862 and 2808; to shut together, i.e. include or (figuratively) embrace in a common subjection to:--conclude, inclose, shut up.

In Genesis 48:19, Yaaqob (Jacob) prophesied over his grandson Ephrayim that he would become “a multitude of nations.” This phrase in Hebrew is “melo hagoyim” which literally means “fullness of the gentiles” and it is also used in Romans 11:25 by the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) to describe the wild branches being joined to the natural branches of the olive tree in the last days!

In Yahuwchanon (John) 21:10 Yahuwshuwa said unto them, Bring of the fish which you have now caught. 

The word “caught” in Greek is #4084. piazo which means: sieze, arrest, capture, ensnare!

Have you made the connection yet? The “MANY” whom our Messiah confirmed the covenant with are the same “MANY” that Rebekah would become the mother of, and her name means to “ensnare!”

In Yahuwchanon (John) 21:11 the disciples caught 153 fish when Yahuwshuwa commanded them to let down their nets. The following is a commentary that tells the meaning of these 153 fish:

“The Bible tells us explicitly that there were 153 fish in the net. That may have had a very special significance for the apostles. Firstly, in that time, there were only 153 known species of fish. Jesus had already called the disciples ‘fishers of men’ (Mark 1:17) but they focused initially exclusively on Israel. The number 153 represented every possible, known people group in the world at that time, in other words, the whole world.”

http://www.petersteffens.com/articles/teachings/the-significance-of-the-153-fish.html

Aha! Now we can connect the dots! The word “MANY” in Daniel 9:27 is the Hebrew word “rab” which is the same root word that is used in Rebekah’s name who is the mother of thousands of millions! It was Rebekah’s “beauty” that “captured” the heart of Yitzchaq (Isaac) as she symbolizes the bride of Messiah whose beauty “ensnares” or “captures” the lost sheep (or fish) from out of the nations!

Now let us continue in this study of Daniel 9:27 by reading it again to recap:

Daniy’el (Daniel) 9:27 And he shall confirm [strengthen, prevail, gabar] the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

In the midst of Passover Week (the 4th day of the week, Wednesday) when Yahuwshuwa was crucified, and also in the midst of Daniel’s 70th Week (the last seven years of this 490-year prophecy), Messiah caused the daily sacrifices and the oblations to “cease” to be recognized by the Father in Heaven. Not only that, but he also caused the annual Yom Kippur sacrifices to no longer be necessary. 

The evening and morning oblations failed to be acceptable and the yearly sacrifices failed to be acceptable on Yom Kippur each year for forty consecutive years following his crucifixion. For forty consecutive years from the time that our Messiah was crucified in 30 C.E., until 70 C.E., [when the Romans came and destroyed Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple], the annual sacrifices on Yom Kippur were not acceptable. Until finally, when General Titus came in with his armies, they made the Jewish Temple desolate. You see, it was our Messiah who made Jerusalem desolate by his spoken word. But he used the Romans to bring it to pass. But why did he make Jerusalem desolate?

Yahuwshuwa is the one who prophesied over Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) when he said “behold your house is left to you desolate,” and so it was his prophetic word which was decreed over Jerusalem that brought them to desolation. Let’s take a look at the reason why they were now going to become desolate:

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 23:

37 O Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), Yerushalayim, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent unto you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you would not!

38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

The reason why he decreed that they were going to be made desolate was because they had killed every prophet which had been sent to them, and now they were about to kill their own Messiah! 

Yahuwshuwa even explained this in the “Parable of the Husbandmen & the Vineyard, from Matthew 21:33-43 where he likened the inhabitants of Jerusalem to “husbandmen or keepers of the vineyard.” 

In this parable, the owner of the vineyard is the Heavenly Father, and he had sent his servants and prophets to harvest his grapes. But these wicked husbandmen who worked for the vineyard owner beat, killed and stoned to death his servants. But when the owner sent his own son, they killed him also thinking that they would be able to seize upon his inheritance and keep it for themselves. The judgement that ensued was that these wicked husbandmen would have the kingdom taken away from them and it would be given to a nation that would bear fruit and bring it to the Heavenly Father. In other words, the Gentiles!

It was exactly 40 years from Yahuwshuwa’s sacrificial death on the cross, until the Romans came with a flood and destroyed the city and the sanctuary (Daniel 9:26). And it is Yahuwshuwa himself who allows this desolation to continue right up until the CONSUMMATION. And what happens on a wedding night? The married couple “consummates their marriage covenant!

The Hebrew word consummation in Daniel 9:27 is defined as follows: Strong’s #H3617 – kalah: completion, termination, full end, complete destruction, consumption, annihilation.

The dictionary defines this word as: the act of consummating; the consummation of a contract by mutual signature; specifically, the consummating of a marriage. Synonyms for the word “consummation are: close, closing, conclusion, finale, end, end-game, ending, finish, grand finale, home stretch, windup, wrap-up.

In Daniel 9:27, we see then that this “desolation” of Jerusalem continues right up until “The Marriage Supper of the Lamb” in Revelation 19:7 which will take place on Yom Kippur! At the same time that the bridegroom is consummating with his bride, is when these wicked husbandmen will be totally destroyed and brought to an end.

Jerusalem will continue to be desolate right up until the wedding night when Yahuwshuwa consummates the marriage covenant with his bride. There will be two weddings during what is called “The Ten Days of Awe” which are ten days between “The Feast of Trumpets” and “The Day of Atonement.

The first group of people who will be “taken” into the marriage on Yom Teruwah (Feast of Trumpets) are the “born-again” believers in Messiah typified in “Leah.” Leah was the firstborn daughter of Laban and also she was the first to marry Yaaqob (Jacob). Leah was the only wife to be buried with her husband Jacob, (Genesis 49:31), but Rachel was not buried with Jacob. What does this signify? Leah is a prophetic picture of those who are “buried in baptism” with their bridegroom---in other words, they are born-again!

In Romans 6:4 & Colossians 2:12, we are told that the bride of Messiah is “buried with him in baptism.” Hence, Leah is the first bride who will be “caught up” to meet him in the air at the “last trump” on the Day of Blowing (1st Thessalonians 4:17, 1st Corinthians 15:51-53). Leah became the mother of the ten sons of Jacob after Rachel died, to include the sons of Zilpah & Bilhah. And so Leah represents “The Ten Northern Tribes” of Yisra’el known as “Ephrayim.”

But Rachel represents the bride who has not been “born-again” yet by the blood of the Lamb, because Rachel was not buried with her husband Jacob. Hence, she represents “The Two Southern Tribes the House of Judah.” 

Even though Leah gave birth to Judah, and Rachel was the grandmother of Ephrayim, the families end up switching places in the end. That is why Jacob crossed his hands over in Genesis 48:14. A kingdom principle that is seen throughout the scriptures is that “the first becomes the last and the last becomes the first” (Mark 10:31); 
The older shall serve the younger (Genesis 25:23, Romans 9:12); And the greatest becomes the least and the least becomes the greatest (Luke 9:48, Matthew 13:32). Hence, Rachel’s two sons who were fewer in number than Leah’s sons end up becoming greater in the last days when they join themselves together with the sons of Leah and the two shall become one house again at Messiahs return.

When Joseph had a dream that eleven of his brothers would bow down to him and serve him, he was a prophetic picture of the Messiah in the last days. All of Joseph’s brothers end up being ruled by the Messiah and his corporate government body called “the man-child” (Ephesians 2:15, Revelation 12:5). This corporate group called “the one new man” will rule and reign with Messiah for a thousand years, and they are the very same corporate man-child in Revelation 12 born to the woman (Jerusalem) in the last days. This one-new-man-child is represented by The House of Ephrayim, as he will receive a “new name” when he is “born-again” into incorruption/immortality (Revelation 3:12). 

When The House of Ephrayim is resurrected, he will become “one stick” with The House of Judah and he will be renamed by the same tribe of his Messiah which is “The Tribe of Yahuwdah” (Judah) according to Ezekiel 37:16-17. 

In Revelation 3:12, those from the House of Ephrayim who overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony will have the name of YaHuWaH their Elohiym “written” upon them as well as the name of the city of the New Jerusalem. You see, YaHuWaH has chosen to “place his name” in his holy city, Jerusalem. This is why the elect are given the name of his holy city, because the name of his city also bears his name as well! (Deuteronomy 16:2; 16:6; 1st Kings 11:36; 2nd Kings 21:4-7; 2nd Kings 23:27; 2nd Chronicles 6:6 2nd Chronicles 33:4-7). 

Hence, we can see that Leah represents the bride who gives birth to “the one-new-man-child” (Jewish & Gentile believers in Messiah). But Rachel represents the bride who was “barren” at first (Genesis 30:1 & Isaiah 54:1). Rachel has not born spiritual children, for she has not accepted Yahuwshuwa as her Messiah as of yet. Rachel represents the corporate bride of the Yahuwdiy (Jews) who are still living under the “Old Covenant“ and they have not accepted “the blood of the Lamb“ as atonement for their sins as of yet.

Rachel represents the Jewish people in the last days who do not take “The Mark of the Beast” and because of this, they will be “sealed” in the forehead in advance until their day of redemption. What qualifies them to be sealed? It is because they will “sigh and cry at the abominations” that are being done in the last days in Jerusalem (Ezekiel 9:4 & Revelation 7:3). 

In Leviticus 16, the annual sacrifices on Yom Kippur in the Temple involve the blood of two different animals being mixed together and then sprinkled on the mercy seat. The blood of a “bullock” (symbolic of Ephrayim & Leah) was mixed together with the blood of the “goat” which is (symbolic of Judah & Rachel). 


Interestingly the name Leah in Hebrew means “weak-eyed” but it also means “cow,” and the name Rachel in Hebrew means “lamb.”And so we can see the symbolism for “The Two Houses of Yisra’el (Ephrayim & Judah) coming back together at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Our Messiah will make these two families as “one blood” and they shall no longer be two separate houses. The prophet Isaiah speaks of this phenomenon:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 11:13 The envy also of Ephrayim shall depart, and the adversaries of Yahuwdah (Judah) shall be cut offEphrayim shall not envy Yahuwdah (Judah), and Yahuwdah (Judah) shall not vex Ephrayim.

What is this prophecy about? Well, you see Leah was jealous (envious) of Rachel, because she was loved by & Ya’aqob (Jacob) and Leah was not. But Rachel was also envious of her sister Leah, because YaHuWaH looked with kindness upon her by giving her more children to compensate her for the fact that she was unloved.

Jacob was tricked by his father-in-law Laban into marrying both sisters, which is actually against the Towrah:

Wayyiqra (Leviticus) 18:18 Neither shall you take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.

So you see, YaHuWaH in his wisdom knew what plural marriages cause to both parties, which is why he did not want a man to take his sister’s wife to vex her. But in-spite of the fact that Jacob’s marriage to both sisters violated Towrah, YaHuWaH ultimately used it to multiply Abraham’s seed in the nations. But in these last days, YaHuWaH is going to bring both (the children of Rachel and the children of Leah) back together again. This means that Judah (typified in Rachel) shall no longer “vex” Ephrayim (typified in Leah). And Ephrayim (typified in Leah) shall no longer envy Judah (typified in Rachel). 

These two families will finally live in harmony with one another when Messiah returns! This is why the animal pieces in Abraham’s covenant were “divided” in order to restore the “schism” in both houses! And this is also why “in the midst of the week” the last seven years of Daniel’s 70th Week was “divided” into two parts of 3 ½ years! Our Messiah fulfilled only “half” of Daniel’s 70th Week and then he will fulfill the other “half” through his Two Witnesses, so that both families will no longer be “divided!”

In Daniel 9:27, what is determined against Jerusalem? “Desolation is determined,” because it was already determined by our Messiah Yahuwshuwa and the prophets. But what caused them to be made desolate? It was because they rejected the sacrifice of their Messiah. The House of Judah crucified him and proclaimed “let his blood be on us.”

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Luqas (Luke) 23:21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.

In the Hebrew Strong’s Concordance, the word for “cease” in Daniel 9:27 is #7673 as follows:

#7673 shabath shaw-bath’ a primitive root; to repose, i.e. desist from exertion; used in many implied relations (causative, figurative or specific):--(cause to, let, make to) cease, celebrate, cause (make) to fail, keep (sabbath), suffer to be lacking, leave, put away (down), (make to) rest, rid, still, take away.

The word “cease” in Daniel 9:27 is synonymous with “fail, suffer to be lacking; rest” and it can also imply something that is “figurative.” 

And so we can see that Yahuwshuwa’s death on the cross was meant to sanctify the altar in the Temple, thereby making the “evening and morning oblations” acceptable before YaHuWaH. But since the House of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem did not recognize him as their Messiah, the daily sacrifices were no longer “acceptable” to YaHuWaH. Hence, the evening and morning oblations “failed” in their purpose.

Had they accepted his atonement, the “evening and morning oblations” would have then been done as an act of worship, acceptable before YaHuWaH. They would’ve done these as a “memorial” of his death, burial, and resurrection and not as a substitute for sin.

You see, the sin offering is different than the morning and evening sacrifices which are not performed for sin. They are performed as an act of worship. But YaHuWaH no longer accepted their act of worship in the Temple because they rejected Messiah as the Passover Lamb and also as the Red Heifer (which sanctifies the altar). Below we see the ordinance for the Red Heifer:

Bemidbar (Numbers) 19:2 This is the ordinance of the Towrah (law) which YHWH has commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Yisra’el, that they bring you a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke:

Yahuwshuwa therefore is the one who caused the sacrifice and oblation to “cease” to be “acceptable” before YaHuWaH.

The sacrifice of the Red Heifer is for the cleansing of the altar, and it is the only sacrifice which is done “outside” of the camp of the city of Jerusalem and not inside of the Temple. The Red Heifer must be at least three years old (preferably 3.5 years old according to the Talmud) and we know that Mashiyach, Yahuwshuwa had a ministry that lasted for 3.5 years. He was “cut off in the midst of the week” (Passover Week) as well as in the middle of the seven years spoken of in Daniel 9:26-27. Do you remember the patriarch Jacob? Jacob loved only one woman---Rachel. But he was tricked into marrying Leah (her older sister). When he discovered that he had married Leah instead of Rachel, he confronted Laban (his father-in-law) and essentially asking him “why did you trick me?” And Laban replied: 

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 29:

27 Fulfil her week, and we will give you this also for the service which you shall serve with me yet seven other years.

28 And Ya’aqob (Jacob) did so, and fulfilled her weekand he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.

What we see here is a pattern of Yahuwshuwa working for “one week” (seven years) for his beloved Rachel (The House of Judah), but he did not get what he worked for. In the same way, our Messiah did not get what he came for:

Yahuwchanon (John) 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

Yahuwshuwa came the first time for “The Lost Sheep of the House of Yisra’el” (Matthew 10:6). These were the tribes who had been divorced by YaHuWaH in Jeremiah 3:8 for their idolatry and harlotry. But as a whole, they did not receive him. That is when he was given in marriage first to the Gentiles (a symbol of Leah).

Which Covenant Did Messiah Confirm?

In order to understand the continuity of the “Everlasting Covenant,” we must go back to the beginning in the first book of the Bible called Bereshiyth (Genesis), which literally means “in the beginning.YaHuWaH first established a covenant with Abraham, and his seed, Yitzchaq (Isaac), and then Isaac had twins by Rebekah (Esau & Jacob). And then finally, Yaaqob (Jacob) had twelve sons by his two wives, Rachel & Leah and their maids. Jacobs favorite son born to him by his beloved Rachel was Yahuwceph (Joseph), and it is through him that we begin to see the future of Yisra’el begin to unfold.

The patriarch Yahuwceph (Joseph) was sent far away in a Gentile nation (Egypt) and he was estranged from his father and eleven brothers. Joseph was a prophetic “type” of our Messiah whose “gospel” was sent to the Gentile nations after his brothers (the nation of Yisra’el) rejected his message. When Joseph was in Egypt he was given a “hidden name” by the Pharoah (Zaphnath-paaneah). 

Our Messiah was also given a hidden name by the pagan masses which began as Y’Zeus by the Greeks (spelled as Iesous in the Septuagint) and then Constantine changed it to “Hesus Krishnaand then finally, it was spelled as “Jesus” by the English translators when the letter “J” was added to the alphabet in the 1500’s. To see more evidence for this, see my blog entitled: Does the Name Jesus Really Come From Zeus?” 

Joseph was also given an Egyptian (Gentile) bride by Pharaoh. In the same way, our Messiah was given a Gentile bride (the Christian Church) and their offspring became “a multitude of nations” just like Ephrayim & Manasseh.

But Joseph’s two sons (Ephrayim & Manasseh) born to him by the Egyptian woman were also grafted into the “Twelve Tribes” of Yisra’el by their grandfather Ya’aqob (Jacob-Yisra’el) when he declared “let my name be named upon them” (Genesis 48:16).

In the same way, the Heavenly Father has grafted together the spiritual “offspring” from the marriage between our Messiah Yahuwshuwa and the Gentiles by saying to these people “let my name be named upon them.” 

Jacob gave his grandson Ephrayim the inheritance of the entire “House of Yisra’el” which includes Rachel’s two sons as well as Leah’s ten sons when he declared that Ephrayim would become “a multitude of nations” (Genesis 48:19). Jacob also declared that Joseph was going to receive “a double portion” (one extra portion) above his brethren from his inheritance. 

But Joseph’s inheritance would later on be realized through his youngest son Ephrayim when the good news of Messiah was preached to the nations. This is how Ephrayim became the tribal leader over “all the house of Yisra’el” (Ezekiel 37:16). Ephrayim’s name actually means “double fruit” in Hebrew and though he was the youngest, and the “least” fruitful spiritually, he would later on become “born-again” through Messiah’s blood and then he would become known as “the firstborn” of our Heavenly Father (Jeremiah 31:9).

Leah’s son Judah is to this day the “law-giver” over the “children of Yisra’el or the literal descendants of Jacob. But Ephrayim represents “all the house of Yisra’el” which is not only the literal descendants of Jacob, but also the “gentiles” who are then added to the “house” or the family by becoming “grafted into” the olive tree (Yisra’el). 

In Ezekiel 37:16 we see the language being used of the children of Yisra’el” when it describes “the stick of Judah” but we see the language of “all the house of Yisra’el” when the “stick of Ephrayim” is being described. What is the distinction? The term “children” refers to Jacob’s literal twelve sons and Judah was their spiritual leader for he is their “law-giver.” And then we have the “house” of Yisra’el which refers to the “added members” of the family through the engrafting process.

Later on in 1st Kings 12, we can see that there was a division that took place when the “Two Houses” of Yisra’el became two separate nations. The Ten Northern Tribes were ruled under King Jeroboam and the Two Southern Tribes were then ruled under King Rehoboam (Solomon’s son).

From that point on, we see that the Ten Northern Tribes of Yisra’el became known by the prophets as “Ephrayim” and the Two Southern Tribes of Benjamin & Judah became known as “Judah.” In the last days however, these Two Houses of Yisra’el are brought back together as “one house” through our Messiah, Yahuwshuwa. 

Our Messiah’s off-spring by the Gentile woman in the nations is like Joseph’s youngest son Ephrayim. After the Two Kingdoms of Yisra’el split in 1st Kings 12, the House of Ephrayim became known for their rebellion and their idolatry with pagan sun-god worship. The same thing is true even to this day with the Christian Church. They are still following pagan holidays just like the ones instituted by King Jeroboam, only now it is through the Papacy who instituted: Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Sunday Sabbath etc.

Our Messiah came to first call the lost sheep home out of their idolatry and exile and then he came to “confirm” the covenant promised to these “Two Houses” of Yisra’el:

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 31:31 Behold, the days come, says YHWH, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Yisra’el (Ephrayim), and with the house of Yahuwdah (Judah).

*Note: You will notice that the “new” covenant here is made with “two” distinct groups. Who are they? The House of Yisra’el & the House of Yahuwdah! The Hebrew word here for “new” is the word “chadash” which means “to renew, rebuild and repair.”

Aha! Now we understand that Yahuwshuwa came to CONFIRM or RENEW that covenant which was promised to these two houses!

Ibriym (Hebrews) 8:8 For finding fault with them, he says, Behold, the days come, says YHWH, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Yisra’el (Ephrayim) and with the house of Yahuwdah (Judah).

Yahuwshuwa was the Passover Lamb for Rachel (The House of Judah), but he was also the Red Heifer for Leah (The House of Ephrayim)!

And so now we get a better understanding of what he came to “confirm.” You see after YaHuWaH divorced The Ten Northern Tribes of Yisra’el (Ephrayim), they were sent away into the nations and they became known as “Gentiles.” The Hebrew word for “Gentile” literally means “a heathen nation.”

It was because these other ten tribes were “outside the covenant” that the House of Judah thought it was their job to keep them out of the land instead of trying to win them back. And so the Rabbis invented man-made ordinances which prevented the Gentiles from “coming near” to the Temple of YaHuWaH.  

These Gentiles had to remain “outside” of the outer court. To insure that they did not “come near” so that they could “hear” the reading of the Mosaic Law (Towrah). Instead of giving these Gentiles a chance to repent and be restored back to the covenant, the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) built up a “middle wall of partition” around the outer court that would keep them out under punishment of death! This was a Rabbinic ordinance referred to by Paul as “the law of commandments contained in ordinances” (Ephesians 2:15). This was against the Gentiles (the divorced tribes) and this is what our Messiah nailed to the cross! He did not nail the Mosaic Law (Towrah) to the cross!

This is how he “confirmed” the Renewed Covenant prophesied about in Jeremiah 31:31! When our Messiah died on the tree, the “law of divorce” (Deuteronomy 24:1-3) which prevented the lost tribes from returning to YaHuWaH also died with him, thereby allowing the divorced wife to return to the living husband when he resurrected! (See Romans 7:1-4). See the blog entitled: Dead to the “Letter,” and Alive to the “Living Towrah!”

The Witness of “Three” in Daniel’s 70th Week Prophecy

In 2nd Keefa (Peter) 3:8 we are told that “one day is like a thousand years to YaHuWaH, and a thousand years is like one day.” In Daniel 9:27, the Hebrew word used for “week” is “shabuwah” which means “sevened.” This means that any time-period that is divisible by the number seven is a “shabuwah.” 

Thus we can apply the word “week” in Daniel 9:27 to more than just a literal seven-day calendar week. Since Elohiym created the earth in six days, and he rested on the seventh day, we know that there will be 6,000 biblical years from creation before Messiah returns to set up his kingdom as the “Sabbath Millennium.” When we look at the 7,000-year “week,” our Messiah Yahuwshuwa came to earth in human form during the “4th Millennium” (the middle of the week). This is one layer of understanding of this prophecy. We can also see that Messiah died “in the middle of the week” (Passover week on the 4th day of the week, Wednesday). He also died in the middle of “Daniel’s 70th Week” (in the middle of his 7-year ministry working for Rachel.) 

Hence, Messiah died “in the midst of the week, within the week, within the week.”

7,000 years = Messiah died in the 4th Millennium from creation (in the midst of the week of 7 Millennia).

7 years = Messiah died in the middle of a 7-year ministry of working for Rachel (like Jacob). His ministry was 3.5 years, and his 
“Two Witnesses” in Revelation 11 will pick up where he left off with a 3.5 year ministry (1,260 days). They will finish out the 7-year ministry of working for Rachel, but like Jacob, Messiah will first be married to the bride who typifies Leah. But at the end of the 7-days in between Yom Teruwah (Feast of Trumpets) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Yahuwshuwa will also be married to the bride who typifies Rachel!

7 days = Messiah died in the middle of Passover Week on the 4th day of the week or Wednesday.

Hence, the 7th Day Sabbath points to our Messiah Yahuwshuwa!

Yahuwshuwa made the sacrifice and oblation “acceptable” to YaHuWaH. But since the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) rejected his atonement, he could not proclaim “The Acceptable Year of YaHuWaH” on Yom Kippur from the year of his crucifixion in 30 C.E., and moving forward up until 70 C.E.  They continued to perform the evening and morning sacrifices right up until 70 C.E. as well as the Yom Kippur sacrifices, but YaHuWaH did not recognize their vain oblations. To learn more about this, see my other article entitled: “Jacob’s Time of Trouble & Daniel’s 70thWeek.”

What does the term “vain oblations” mean? It means “empty” or meaningless. Because the House of Judah rejected their Messiah, their evening and morning oblations were in vain:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

Yah was already showing them that he would not accept their sacrifices of worship because they rejected his blood atonement. Isaiah prophesied about the day when Jerusalem would see her final destruction in the Roman Siege:

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 1:

Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fireyour land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

And the daughter of Tziyown (Zion) is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? says YHWH: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

For forty consecutive years between 30 C.E., and 70 C.E., the Jewish Talmud says that the stone “failed” or “ceased” to turn from black to white and the ribbon “failed” or “ceased” to turn from red to white on Yom Kippur. And so the sacrifices on Yom Kippur failed or “ceased” to be recognized as an acceptable sin offering, because they had to accept Messiah’s Red Heifer sacrifice (which sanctifies the altar) in order for it to be acceptable.  How do we know this?

What exactly does the phrase from Isaiah 61:2 mean when it says that the anointed one (the Messiah) will proclaim   “The Acceptable Year of YaHuWaH?” 

It is once per year on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) when the scapegoat is sent into the wilderness, that the children of Yisra’el find out if their names are written in The Lamb’s Book of Life. If the sins of the nation were forgiven, Yah declared to them “The Acceptable Year of YaHuWaH.” But if their sins as a nation were not forgiven, then they were “not acceptable” to YaHuWaH, and they had another year to get it right.

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of YHWH and the day of vengeance of our Elohiym; to comfort all that mourn;

Luqas (Luke) 4:

18 The Spirit of YHWH is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of YHWH. 

20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

Yahuwshuwa declared this in the synagogue on Yom Kippur in 26 C.E., at the beginning of his ministry (after his 40-day fast in the wilderness). It was at this time that he fulfilled the pattern of the scapegoat. As the sacrificial goat, his legal moment of death was his baptism (Romans 6:4). That is why Yahuwchanon (John) the Immerser (Baptizer) declared that he was the “Lamb of Elohiym who takes away the sin of the world.” Now, if he took their sins away for that year, then why did he still judge them as a nation forty years later in the Roman Siege?

Well first of all, we must realize that the atonement is only applied to those who repent and “accept” his blood atonement for their sins. On the whole as a nation, the Jewish Sanhedrin had a forty-year probationary period to accept him as the sacrificial lamb, but the religious leaders refused to receive him as the Messiah. There were many Jewish believers (the remnant of the House of Judah) who did indeed believe on him as the Messiah, and they did receive atonement for their sins. But on the whole, the Jewish religious and political leadership did not.

We can show through scripture that Yahuwshuwa fulfilled an intermediary fulfillment of the Day of Atonement aka Yom Kippur by being baptized forty days before and then he was led by the Holy Spirit to be tested on our behalf as the scapegoat. In other words, during the forty days of repentance leading up to Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Yahuwshuwa was being tempted for our sakes so that he could act as our intercessor to help us overcome sin. Not that he needed to overcome sin, but he stood in the gap for us! He was not a sinner, but he was a representation of “sinful man” when he was tempted in all things as we are yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15).

Even in the Jewish Talmud, (Oral Traditions of the Rabbis) we can see historical documentation which positively proves that Yahuwshuwa did indeed die on the tree in 30 C.E. There are two verses out of the Talmud that can be used to show the Jewish people that Yahuwshuwa was the authentic Jewish Messiah. 

And since most uphold the Talmud to be as great as the Towrah (since they teach it is the Oral Towrah) this testimony should be that much more effective. In Yisra’el, before the time of Messiah, the priests were required to draw lots on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) to see whether or not YaHuWaH Elohiym would forgive them of their sins as a nation or not. The priests would draw either a white stone (for YHWH) or a black stone (for the scapegoat) to determine what the goat would be used for. For the 200 years before 30 C.E., the white and black stones came up about even with each other (50/50 chance). But for the 40 years after 30 C.E., the black stone came up EVERY time! The chance of that happening is about 5.5 billion to 1.

On Yom Kippur, the High Priest reaches into the lottery box and chooses lots. Thus is determined which goat will be used as an offering to YaHuWaH, and which will be sent off to Azazel, as an atonement for the sins of the people. During the First Temple, the lots were fashioned of wood. In the time of the Second Temple, they were of gold. The lots pictured to the right are fashioned of both wood and gold.  – The Temple Institute.

The priests would also take a red ribbon (symbolizing sin) and tie half around the horn of the scapegoat and tie half to the temple door. The scapegoat bore the sins of the nation of Yisra’el. If YaHuWaH forgave them of their sins, the red ribbon on the temple door would miraculously turn white. This was done in front of a large crowd to show them they had Elohiym’s favor:


Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 1:18 Come now, let us reason together, says YaHuWaH. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

Since 30 C.E., the ribbon stopped turning white as snow; this is also recorded in the Talmud:

Yoma 39b “Our rabbis taught: During the last forty years before the destruction of the Temple the lot [For YHWH] did not come up in the right hand; nor did the crimson-colored strap become white; nor did the western most light shine; and the doors of the Hekel [Temple] would open by themselves.”

There is only one possible explanation for this: Because Yahuwshuwa ha’Mashiyach was the perfect sin sacrifice and died in 30 C.E.!

Ibriym (Hebrews) 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

Only His blood can truly atone for our sins and once He paid that price, animal sacrifice was worthless. Not that animal blood ever did take sins away, because it never did! But he was always that lamb slain from the foundations of the world even in eternity (Revelation 13:8)! Therefore his sacrifice in eternity past was being illustrated for us all of those years in the earthly temple!

Ibriym (Hebrews) 10:4-6 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you have had no pleasure.

This was all done as a rehearsal for things to come, so Yisra’el would recognize the true Messiah when He came.

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? says YHWH: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

Another thing that is recorded in the Talmud is this historical mystery of the temple doors. The doors to the temple would swing open by themselves starting in 30 C.E. recorded in the Talmud:

Sota 6:3 Said Rabban Yohanan Ben Zakkai to the Temple, ‘O Temple, why do you frighten us? We know that you will end up destroyed. For it has been said, ‘Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedar.

Lastly, the most important was the menorah lamp that was to remain lit at all times, but it kept going out on its own accord. The priests went to all measures to insure it would stay lit but much to their futile efforts, the menorah kept going out.

Yahuwshuwa died for our sins and just like the book of Hebrews tells us, the priesthood changed. Messiah is now our High Priest and has given us access to the Father. In Genesis 14:18, the first priesthood was Melchizedek who met with Abraham who was always the priesthood in eternity, and he never disappeared. The Lewiytes (Levites) were simply an earthly representation of the priesthood that always existed in eternity.

And so it is significant that the temple was destroyed in 70 C.E, which was exactly forty years after Yahuwshuwa’s death. YaHuWaH gave Yisra’el forty years to repent of their sins and to accept Yahuwshuwa as their Messiah. And when they did not, (in spite of all the signs he gave them), their probationary period ended in 70 C.E. and their temple and city was destroyed just as Yahuwshuwa prophesied. But why was there forty years between Messiah’s sacrifice and the destruction of Jerusalem?

The number “forty” in scripture is a symbol of “testing” and also of “judgment.” We see many places in scripture where the number forty was used to test mankind. We see that it rained “forty days and forty nights” in the flood of Noah’s time (Genesis 7:12). The children of Yisra’el ate manna for “forty years” in the wilderness (Exodus 16:35). Moses was in the mountain and did not eat for “forty days and forty nights” while he communed with YaHuWaH and received the commandments (Exodus 34:28). In Joshua 5:6 we read that the Yisra’elites walked in the wilderness for “forty years.” Jonah prophesied that Ninevah would be destroyed within “forty days if they did not repent (Jonah 3:4). In Matthew 4:2 we read that our Messiah was tempted and tested for “forty days and forty nights” as he fasted and prayed for Yisra’el.

Yahuwshuwa fasted and prayed “a day for each year” for Yisra’el’s rebellion, just like Ezekiel!

Yahuwshuwa fasted for 40 days to fulfill the 40 years that Yahuwdah (Judah) rejected him from 30 C.E. until 70 C.E. when he allowed the destruction of the temple. Just like Ezekiel, he bore the iniquity for the House of Judah a day for each year:

Yechezqel (Ezekiel) 4:

6 And when you have accomplished them, lie again on your right side, and you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Yahuwdah (Judah) forty days: I have appointed you each day for a year.

7 Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), and thine arm shall be uncovered, and you shall prophesy against it.

8 And, behold, I will lay bands upon you, and you shall not turn you from one side to another, till you have ended the days of your siege. 

Yahuwshuwa fasted one day for each year just like Ezekiel, and then he prophesied against Jerusalem that their generation would be destroyed 40 years later in the Roman Siege!

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 23:36-38 “O Yershalyim...behold your house is left to you desolate.”

What did Yahuwshuwa accomplish by going into the wilderness? Well, he first displayed the role of the scapegoat going to the wilderness, never to return. In other words, the sins of Yisra’el he bore himself “never to be remembered!

But he also displayed the role of the sacrificial lamb at his baptism because Yahuwchanon (John) called him “The Lamb of Elohiym that takes away the sin of the world…”

And so Yahuwshuwa fulfilled both the sacrificial lamb and the scapegoat during the forty days of repentance leading up to Yom Kippur! 

But when he emerged out of the wilderness, he acted as the “High Priest” who would declare “The Acceptable Year of YaHuWaH” on behalf of the nation!

In the year 26 C.E., when he began his ministry, he emerged from the wilderness and he had turned “thirty years old” during this time according to the Towrah. He not only fulfilled the role of the sacrificial goat and the scapegoat, but he also became the “High Priest” that year who was the perfect and sinless priest whose intercession was perfect.

Yahuwshuwa is the one who would make their sacrifices of worship either “acceptable” or “not acceptable.”

If their sins were forgiven as a nation, and their sins washed by the blood of the Lamb, then Yah would have accepted their evening and morning oblations of worship. But because their sins remained for rejecting his sacrifice, hence their oblations and sacrifices were unacceptable to him.

Therefore, it is not the Anti-Messiah (Antichrist) who “confirms the covenant,” because the word for “covenant” in Daniel 9:27 is as follows: 

#1285 briyth ber-eeth’ from #1262: in the sense of cutting.

It was Yahuwshuwa who “confirmed the covenant with many.” How many covenants are there? In reality there is only one covenant that YaHuWaH made with Abraham and this is “the covenant” that binds together all of the other “covenants” to form one continuous and everlasting covenant. 

There are seven colors in a rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. Each of these seven colors represent one of the seven covenants below. The rainbow will be completed when our Messiah returns and fulfills the Sabbath Millennium for 1,000 years. That is when the “Everlasting Covenant” will commence in the 8th Millennium. This “everlasting covenant” is a term used to describe all of these other seven covenants. Let’s see what they are:

     1.) The Adamic Covenant: Genesis 3:15
2.) The Noahide Covenant: Genesis 6:18- 9:9-17
3.) The Abrahamic Covenant: Genesis 15:18-17:21
4.) The Mosaic Covenant: Exodus 2:24- Joshua 23:16
5.) The Davidic Covenant: 1st Chronicles 17:1-Jeremiah 33:21
6.) Messiah’s Renewed Covenant: Jeremiah 31:31, Hebrews 8:8 & 12:24
7.) The Everlasting Covenant: Genesis 9:16, Genesis 17:7,13,19;  Leviticus 24:8, Numbers 25:13, 2nd Samuel 23:5, 1st Chronicles 16:17, Psalms 105:10, Isaiah 24:5, 55:3, 61:8, Jeremiah 32:40, Ezekiel 16:60, 37:26, Hebrews 13:20.

You will notice that there are “seven covenants” in the list above. The 7th one called “the everlasting covenant” however is used to describe all of them! We see that YaHuWaH called his covenant with Noah, Abraham, Moses & Yisra’el an “everlasting covenant.” He also referred to the covenant he made with David as “everlasting” and then he sent the Messiah to “renew” this “everlasting covenant” that he had made with all of these people!

Now we understand why our Messiah’s blood covenant was so important! In order for YaHuWaH to show us that his covenants are truly “everlasting” with all of mankind, something had to be sacrificed! And what did he sacrifice? Himself!

The night before his crucifixion he said “This is the blood of my covenant shed for MANY!”

The Hebrew word for “covenant” in Daniel 9:27 is “briyth” and it is a word that means “to cut, to circumcise.” Satan has never been one to offer up himself for he is the most selfish creature of all. He would never allow himself to be sacrificed, cut or circumcised for anyone. He uses the blood of “others” to seal his false satanic covenants. The very same covenants that YaHuWaH made with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Yisra’el, Moses, and David etc. are only “one covenant” in reality called “The Everlasting Covenant” and this is what our Messiah came to “confirm!”

You see, animal blood could never actually “confirm” any of YaHuWaH’s covenants. Those animal sacrifices done from the beginning only meant to serve as “shadows” of the once-and-for-all true blood sacrifice of our Messiah from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8).

In order to “confirm a covenant” there had to be one in place already. Furthermore, the King James Version uses the phrase: “the covenant” indicating that there is only one covenant. All other modern translations say “a covenant” implying that it was just “any old covenant.” 

No other place in scripture do we find that the Anti-Messiah “confirms” a covenant for one week. We must have “two or three witnesses” elsewhere in scripture to make a doctrine out of the “seven-year tribulation” theory. But theologians build a doctrine around this idea that the Antichrist forms a seven-year peace treaty based solely on Daniel 9:27 without any corroboration from the other scriptures.

It is this “Everlasting Covenant” that is used to describe all of the other covenants that YaHuWaH made with mankind. Our Messiah came to confirm them all with the shedding of his own blood “for one week,” which was Passover Week!

Jacob had worked for Rachel for “seven years” or a “shebuwah” and this is what is meant by the term “Jacob’s Time of Trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7) but as the prophecy indicates, “he shall be saved out of it!”

What does this mean? In Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 30:7, we read:

Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Yaaqob’s (Jacob’s) trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

The Hebrew word for “saved” is:

#3467. yasha` yaw-shah’ a primitive root; properly, to be open, wide or free, i.e. (by implication) to be safe; causatively, to free or succor; at all, avenging, defend, deliver(-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save(-iour), get victory; to savebe saved (in battle), be delivered;  to be liberated, be victorious; to save from moral troubles.

The Hebrew word for “trouble” is:

#6869 tsarah tsaw-raw’ feminine of 6862; tightness (i.e. figuratively, trouble); transitively, a female rival: adversary, adversity, affliction, anguishdistresstribulationtroublerival wife; vexer.

As you can see, the prophecy states that Jacob’s family will be “saved” out of this time of trouble! We can see that the word “trouble” is referring to the “rivalry” between Leah and Rachel or in other words “The Two Houses of Yisra’el” also called “Jews & Gentiles.”

This troublesome time applies to both brides: Leah & Rachel, or Judah & Ephrayim, or Jews & Gentiles!

This understanding has been lost due to an erroneous doctrine that has been taught in the Church that goes something like this:

“The Church goes in the Rapture first and she is in heaven for seven years while the Jews down here are suffering tribulation.”

But beloved, this is completely false!

Leah represents the Gentile nations, and Rachel represents the House of Yahuwdah (Judah). Both sisters are in “rivalry” during this period called “tribulation,” and both are “saved” out of it (Jeremiah 30:7).

This is precisely why our Messiah was “cut off in the midst of the week” or in the middle of Jacob’s seven years of trouble. In the same way that our Messiah was “cut off” during the midst of these seven years, so shall the bride be saved during the middle of these seven years:

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 24:22 And except those days should be shortenedthere should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

Marqos (Mark) 13:20 And except that YHWH had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect’s sake, whom he has chosen, he has shortened the days.

Enmity & Rivalry Causes a Breach in the House

Jacob worked for Rachel for seven years, just as Yahuwshuwa will work for his beloved bride for a total of “seven years.” I have often wondered why Yaaqob (Jacob) worked for two periods of seven years for his two brides (Rachel & Leah) for a total of 14 years, yet our Messiah only works for half of that period. 

I also wondered why Yahuwceph (Joseph) worked for Pharaoh for two periods of seven years as well (seven years of plenty followed by seven years famine). Why did our Messiah have a ministry that lasted for 3.5 years followed by another 3.5 years in the future by his Two Witnesses? And why is there a 2,000-year gap between these two periods of 3.5 years? 

The Gap Theory

Some people have argued against the idea of there being a “gap” during the last seven years of “Daniel’s 70th Week,” but I believe we can prove that there is a 2,000-year gap between two periods of 3.5 years “in the midst of Daniel’s 70th Week.” Now let us consider the 2,000-year gap between the first fulfillment of Yom Kippur at our Messiahs first coming in Luke 4 and his second coming on Yom Kippur in Revelation 19.

In Luke 4:19, Yahuwshuwa read only “half” of Isaiah 61:2 when he declared that he had come “to preach the acceptable year of YaHuWaH.” He then closed the scroll and gave it to the minister and said to the people present in the synagogue: “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.” But Isaiah 61:2 has a second part to it that he did not read. What was it? “…and the day of vengeance of our Elohiym; to comfort all that mourn.” So why did he not read the last part of this verse? Why did he stop dead in the middle of the verse? It is for the very same reason that he was “cut off in the midst of the week, causing the sacrifice and oblation to fail to be accepted!”

 You see, there is a 2,000-year gap between the first Yom Kippur that he fulfilled at the beginning of his ministry (when he had completed his 40-day fast in the wilderness), and the second Yom Kippur that he will fulfill at his second coming!

In Revelation 19:2 we see how he is going to fulfill the “Day of Vengeance” for his beloved bride: “…For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and has avenged the blood of his servants at her hand

Here is another example of a “gap” in prophecy. In Acts 2:17-21, the Apostle Keefa (Peter) announced the beginning of the end-time fulfillment of the prophecy in Joel 2:28-32, even though much of it has yet to be fulfilled just before the second coming of Messiah!

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

The answer to this question has eluded me for almost 30 years, but now in recent times, I have begun to understand why our Messiah only fulfilled “half” of “Daniel’s 70th Week” with two 3.5-year periods of ministry and why it was only “half” the amount of time that Jacob & Joseph both served (14 years each). The reason why is because both Houses of Yisra’el have been “divided in half!”

Solomon Divides the Inheritance, the Living Son

Have you ever been baffled over the fact that King Solomon was ready to slice a baby in half with a sword? When I first read this, it seemed barbaric to me, that he would even think of such a thing. However, there is a much deeper meaning to this story than meets the eye. 

1st Melakiym (Kings) 3:16 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.

*Note: In Jeremiah 3:8 we can see the identity of these two harlots as Judah & Samaria. Thus these two women in the following story are symbolic of the Two Houses of Yisra’el & Judah.

1st Melakiym (Kings) 3:

17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.

18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.

19 And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it.

20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

*Note: This story has familiar language to the Parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25:5-9. Do you recognize it yet? In both of these stories the women arose at midnight. The foolish woman who stole the baby from the wise woman is the same as the foolish virgins who had no oil in their lamps and they wanted to borrow the oil from the wise virgins. Listen to the similar language: 

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 25:5-6 “While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept….And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; go you out to meet him.”

The dead son represents the crucified Messiah, but the living son represents the resurrected Messiah who is able to redeem these two harlots. But if the living son was killed, neither of them could be redeemed. This is why Messiah had a ministry of seven years that was divided in half! By dividing his ministry in half, and having a gap of 2,000 years for the Gentiles, it gave the Two Houses of Yisrael a chance to see how foolishly they were behaving by rivaling with one another. Only those who humble themselves will receive the living son---the resurrected Messiah, and thereby have their inheritance and their land redeemed!

Now let’s continue with Solomon’s trial of these two harlots:

1st Melakiym (Kings) 3:

21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.

22 And the other woman said, No, but the living is my son, and the dead is your. And this said, No; but the dead is your son, and the living is my son. Thus they spoke before the king.

23 Then said the king, The one says, This is my son that lives, and your son is the dead: and the other says, No, but your son is the dead, and my son is the living.

24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.

25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

26 Then spoke the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor yours, but divide it.

27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

In this story, both harlots represent the Two Houses of Yisra’el: Judah & Samaria (Ephrayim). The living son is the Messiah who would later on be born to the nation as their kinsman redeemer to redeem their inheritance. The woman who loved the child was like the “wise virgin” who would then inherit the “double portion” or in other words “the entire living child” and not a dead child divided into two parts. Now we can see why our Messiah had to “divide” the two periods of “seven years” that Jacob worked for Leah & Rachel, and why he was “cutting in half” those two periods of “seven years!” In other words, he was “cutting the covenant” in two pieces, just like YaHuWaH did with Abraham!

In this story, the child represents the inheritance, and as long as both women are in rivalry, the kingdom will continue to be divided and it cannot stand! So in order to test these women to see who deserves to inherit the “one new man-child,” or in other words “the double portion” (a living son), they must go through “tribulation!” In other words, they must go through a period of testing to see whose heart is true to the covenant and this means a “time, times, and a dividing of times” (Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 12:14).

After King Solomon died, his kingdom was divided into two nations under the reign of his son Rehoboam. But it was all because of King Solomon and his many wives who led him into idolatry, and this would be the main cause for why the kingdom would be divided. Solomon had been warned in advance by YaHuWaH:

1st Melakiym (Kings) 11:

9 And YHWH was angry with Shelomo (Solomon), because his heart was turned from YHWH Elohiym of Yisra’el, which had appeared unto him twice,

10 And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which YHWH commanded.

11 Wherefore YHWH said unto Shelomo (Solomon), Forasmuch as this is done of you, and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely rend the kingdom from you, and will give it to your servant.

12 Notwithstanding in your days I will not do it for Dawiyd (David) your father’s sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of your son.

13 Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to your son for Dawiyd (David) my servant’s sake, and for Yerushalayim (Jerusalem)’s sake which I have chosen.

Now we can understand why the entire Kingdom of Yisrael & Judah was about to be dealt a crushing blow in 70 C.E. under General Titus. The Kingdom of Judah continued in the same idolatry as Solomon and our Messiah prophesied that their kingdom would be finally be destroyed as he gave them ample time to repent, but they did not: 

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 12:25 And Yahuwshuwa knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

So how did the Kingdom of Yisrael become so divided? It all began with the rivalry between Rachel & Leah and the jealousy never stopped from there. And to this very day, there continues to be rivalry and “enmity” (hatred) between both Houses of Yisra’el (Ephesians 2:15-16). You see, even though our Messiah came to abolish in his flesh this “enmity” at his first coming, the “gap” or the “breach” has been getting more narrow as we get closer to the second coming, until the gap or the breach will be repaired. Now we can understand the reason for there being three animal sacrifices with the Abrahamic Covenant, and why the animal pieces had to be “divided in half!”

In Genesis 38, we read about Tamar, the daughter-in-law of Judah, and her husband Er died leaving her childless. Judah gave her his other son Onan, but Onan refused to do the duty of a kinsman redeemer by raising up seed for his dead brother, therefore YaHuWaH slew him. Then Judah promised to send his son Shelah when he was grown up, but Judah himself ended up becoming the kinsman redeemer when Tamar dressed like a harlot and tricked him. Judah then impregnated Tamar and she bore twins by him:

Bereshiyth (Genesis) 38:

29 And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How have you broken forth? this breach be upon you: therefore his name was called Perets (Pharez).

30 And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zerach (Zarah).

In this story, the name of the twin “Perets” means “breach” and the name of the other twin “Zerach” means “rising of light,” and he is the one who bore the scarlet thread to symbolize the Yom Kippur sacrificial goat! In other words, Zerach symbolizes Messiah who would later on “repair the breach” caused by the other twin who symbolizes the scapegoat who was sent away because of idolatry! 

In other words both houses at one point had been sent away to the nations because of idolatry and both Houses of Yisrael (Judah & Ephrayim) have been guilty of causing a breach or a gap in the covenant! YaHuWaH foreknew that this would happen, so he established the Abrahamic Covenant in advance for three groups of people as I mentioned at the beginning of this article.

In these last days, when the born-again Gentiles forsake the Mother Harlot Church system, and they begin to obey the Towrah, that is when they will “sojourn” back to Jerusalem with these Two Houses of Yisrael (Judah & Ephrayim) and they shall be the ones who cause the breach to be repaired!

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 58:12 And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Repairers of the Breach

In order to repair the breach in the covenant with both houses, YaHuWaH commanded Abraham to divide the animal pieces because he knew that in the future the Two Houses of Yisrael would also become divided. What did these animal pieces represent in Genesis 15? The “ramalways symbolizes “the firstborn sonbecause in Genesis 22:13, when Abraham was about to offer up his son Yitzchaq (Isaac) on the altar, YaHuWaH sent a substitute offering which was a ram. This is why the ram symbolizes all those who are “born-again of incorruptible seedthrough the blood of Messiah. 

The “bullockrepresents the House of Ephrayim, because Ephrayim is likened unto a bullock in prophecy (Jeremiah 31:18; Deuteronomy 33:17). The “goatrepresents the House of Judah, (Zechariah 10:3). And finally, the turtledove and the pigeon represent the “birds of preythat will eat the flesh of all those who rejected Messiah in the last days (Revelation 19:21). When the fowls came down on the divided pieces, Abraham had to drive them away, because they symbolized the adversary, the devil who has always wanted to devour the inheritance.

This is why YaHuWaH “walked between the pieces,” (to close the gap in the divided house). And this is why Messiah divided the seven years for Rachel into two periods of 3.5 years. And this is why there has been a 2,000-year gap between both covenants and the restoration of both houses. You see this 2,000-year gap is called “the fullness of the Gentiles” (Romans 11:25) and the purpose of this gap was to accomplish the very same thing that King Solomon accomplished when he tested these two harlots to see who was the genuine mother. 

In Revelation 12:1-5, there is a woman who gives birth to a “man-child.Who is this woman? Well, you see, this prophecy has a “dual fulfillment.At the first coming of Messiah, the woman in Revelation 12 was Miryam, his mother and he is the literal man-child. However before his second coming, the woman in Revelation 12 is Jerusalem “the mother of us all(Galatians 4:26), and the man-child is the “one new mandescribed by Paul in Ephesians 2:15. This one new man consists of born-again Yahuwdiy (Jews) as well as born-again Gentile converts. Like the two harlots that were tested by King Solomon, the true mother of this child was willing to forfeit her inheritance so that the son might live. The other woman was not the genuine mother because she only cared for her own interests. Thus, the true bride of Messiah only cares for the sheep as she lays down her life for them just as our Messiah did (John 10:15).

When these two harlots realized that their rivalry would result in neither one of them having an inheritance, the real mother revealed herself. Similarly, YaHuWaH has caused this 2,000-year gap to exist to test both Houses of Yisrael in order to show them how foolish they have been to allow division and sibling rivalry in the house. As a result, neither house has the inheritance, but the Gentiles now have what they were meant to have all along which is “the living son!”

When Jacob gave the blessing that belonged to Reuben and Simeon (his two oldest sons) to Josephs sons Ephrayim & Manesseh, they were greatly humbled by this and they suddenly realized that their jealousy and rivalry would cost them their inheritance to the heathen nations. Josephs sons were regarded as Gentiles because they were born in Egypt and so the original sons of Jacob did not inherit the blessing because of their sibling rivalry. In these last 2,000 years we have seen a “gap or a breach” between both Houses of Yisrael, but now in these last days, that breach is about to be repaired. What does the word “breach” mean in prophecy?

Strong’s Concordance #H6556. perets breach, gap, bursting forth; bursting forth, outburst; breach; broken wall; outburst (fig. of God’s wrath); a break (literally or figuratively):--breach, breaking forth (in), forth, gap.

As you can see by the definition above, the Hebrew word for “breach” is describing what the Apostle Shauwl (Paul) wrote about in Ephesians 2 where he says that Messiah has broken down that “middle wall of partition” between both Houses of Yisrael (Jew & Gentile). What was this middle wall of partition? It was a wall that the Rabbis built around the outer court of the temple in order to keep the other lost tribes from returning back to the covenant. Messiah came to break down that wall or the breach!

Paul referred to the House of Ephrayim (the returning tribes) as “former Gentiles” and he said that they were no longer considered strangers, for they were now part of the Commonwealth of Yisrael through Messiah’s blood atonement. So why has there still been a gap or a breach for the past 2,000 years? In the parable of the woman with three measures of meal in Matthew 13:33, the three measures of meal symbolize the same three groups of people for which the three animal pieces in Abrahams covenant were divided. Who are they? 

Once, again, they are the House of Ephrayim (Yisrael), the House of Yahuwdah (Judah) & the Gentile converts. In this parable, there has to be a full “leavening process” of the good news of Messiah, before the “fullness of the Gentiles” is accomplished. And once this happens, the breach or the gap will be completely repaired between both Houses of Yisrael. When both houses realize how “full” the Gentiles have become as a result of their jealousy and sibling rivalry, they will stop fighting and they will become one again:

Yeshahyahuw (Isaiah) 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that YHWH binds up the breach of his people, and heals the stroke of their wound.

Yeshayahuw (Isaiah) 58:12 And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Yirmeyahuw (Jeremiah) 14:17 Therefore you shall say this word unto them; Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease: for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.

Eykah (Lamentations) 2:13 What thing shall I take to witness for you? what thing shall I liken to you, O daughter of Yerushalayim (Jerusalem)? what shall I equal to you, that I may comfort you, O virgin daughter of Tziyown (Zion)? for your breach is great like the sea: who can heal you?

Amowc (Amos) 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:

Yahuwshuwa already fulfilled the first half of the last seven years of Daniels 70th Week at his first coming, but his Two Witnesses will fulfill the latter half of his ministry for 1,260 days (Revelation 11:4) leading up to his second coming. When these Two Witnesses are killed at the end of the tribulation, and then resurrected, they will also be “born” to the woman (Jerusalem) who is “the mother of us all” (Galatians 4:26). See my other article entitled: Tribulation versus Wrath.

In the prophecy of Revelation 12, there are two layers of fulfillment. It was first fulfilled when our Messiah Yahuwshuwa was born to this literal woman (Miryam) and he was that “man-child” in Revelation 12:5 who was “caught up” unto Elohiym after he resurrected. But in the last days, the prophecy of Revelation 12 applies to his body of believers who will follow the same pattern as he did.

Our Messiah will rule all nations with a rod of iron, but his corporate “man-child” will also be “born” to the woman (Jerusalem) and then be “caught up unto Elohiym” at the seventh trumpet (Revelation 11:15). 

This corporate man-child will be gone from the earth during what it called “The Ten Days of Awe,” and during this time, the “woman” in Revelation 12 will be taken into the wilderness under YaHuWaH’s protection. This woman is none other than the bride who is typified in Rachel who has not accepted Yahuwshuwa as the Messiah as of yet. But she will have to “suffer tribulation for ten days” (Revelation 2:10), and during this time, she will be “saved” (1st Timothy 2:15) when she gives birth to the corporate man-child which is “born-again” Ephrayim.

A rod of wood or a (stick) can be burned and it is corruptible, but a rod of iron is incorruptible and indestructible. This means that the rod made of wood (the branches) were of human or corruptible seed, but when the bride puts on incorruption (the iron) she changes from a rod of wood to a rod of iron.

This “corporate man-child” is none other than what the Apostle Sha’uwl (Paul) talked about when he said that both Jewish & Gentile believers would come together as “one new man” (Ephesians 2:15). The “Two Witnesses” in the last days will come together bearing the anointing of Mosheh & Eliyahuw (Moses & Elijah). This is what is known as the “double portion anointing.” The Two Witnesses are not merely two individual men, but they are two groups of people identified as “two olive trees” (Ephrayim & Judah) and “two candlesticks” (Smyrna & Philadelphia) or the two overcoming congregations (Revelation 1:20).

In Romans 11:25, the Apostle Sha’uwl spoke about “the fullness of the Gentiles” and he said that Yisrael’s “blindness” would be healed after the Gentiles come into the “fullness” of their identity as Yisra’elites. You see, both Houses of Yisra’el are “blinded in part.” The House of Ephrayim are still blinded to their true identity as Yisra’elites. Like the first Ephrayim born in Egypt to a Gentile woman in a pagan land, he did not realize that he was an Yisra’elite until his grandfather said to he and his brother Manasseh “let my name be named upon them.” 

When Ephrayim stops behaving as a Gentile and he stops celebrating pagan holidays and customs, he will then come into his “fullness” and his blindness will be healed! Beloved this is the same blindness that exists in the Christian Churches! 

And when Ephrayim’s blindness is healed, then his older brother Yahuwdah (Judah) will then be “provoked to jealousy” and that is when the “sister rivalry” will begin between Rachel & Leah. In order for both houses of Yisra’el to be saved, there has to be a “time of rivalry” or a time of tribulation, as seen by the Hebrew definition for “trouble” which is “tsarah” (sister rivalry).

You see, both houses of Yisra’el cannot be saved unless they go through the tribulation period of sister rivalry! In other words those in the Christian Churches (The Lost Sheep of the House of Yisra’el) must first come out of Mystery Babylon the Great the Mother of Harlots to embrace their true identity as Yisra’el before they can begin to provoke their other sister Rachel (the Jews) to jealousy!

And when this happens, it will result in “riches to the rest of the world!” (Romans 11:12).

These two olive branches (wild and natural) will finally see that they are truly of Abraham’s seed through Messiah regardless of culture, religion or DNA. In Malachi 4:4 we are shown that the Spirit of Eliyahuw (Elijah) was sent to accomplish this. We are told that he will “restore the hearts of the fathers to the children.” This means that the children of Yisra’el have been “lost” to the true heart of the Heavenly Father as well as the fathers of our faith, Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.

These “children” are Ephrayim who thought they were “Gentiles” or foreigners but through the blood of Messiah, they are “brought near” (Ephesians 2:15) and when these children in all the nations discover that their identity is with Yisra’el, then the other House of Judah (symbolic of Rachel, the barren woman) will also be saved!

But before the Spirit of Eliyahuw (Elijah) can restore the children of Yisra’el back to the heart of the Father, we are told that they must first:

“Remember the Law of Mosheh...” Malachi 4:4.

In the final analysis, we can see that the true Messiah is the one who confirmed the Abrahamic Covenant for “one week” or a “shebuwah” (a period of seven). 

But will the false Messiah try to mimic the genuine Messiah by forming a “seven-year peace treaty?” Yes! I do believe that he will attempt to imitate what our Messiah has already done. 

The Vatican will establish a fake a seven-year peace treaty in order to create a diversion to throw people off, thereby causing the Jewish people to believe that he is the one who is fulfilling Daniel 9:27. And when this happens, they will believe that their awaited Messiah has finally come, rather than Yahuwshuwa haMashiyach who has already begun to confirm the covenant for a seven-year period that was cut in half. The true Messiah will finish these seven years through his Two Witnesses in the last days. But at the same time, concurrently, the false Messiah will invent a seven-year peace treaty:

Daniel 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

In the above passage, the word for “peace” is not the usual word that is used in Hebrew which is “shalowm.” In this passage, a different word is used for “peace” which is “shalvah” (#H7962) which means the following:

#7962. shalvah shal-vaw’ from 7951; security (genuine or false):--abundance, peace (-ably), prosperity, quietness.

#7951. shalah shaw-law’ or shalav (Job 3:26) {shaw-lav’}; a primitive root; to be tranquil, i.e. secure or successful:--be happy, prosper, be in safety.

As you can see, this word can mean either a genuine or a false peace:

1st Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

As of October 19th 2013, Pope Francis has made an astonishing announcement:  

BREAKING NEWS: Pope Meets with Abbas declares “I hope to sign a peace treaty with Israel with this pen.” Read the full story at this link: “Pope Francis Wants to Sign Peace Treaty With Israel.”

Satan, the great counterfeiter can only mimic the true Messiah, Yahuwshuwa who has already confirmed the one and only covenant with all of Yisra’el until “in the midst of the week he was cut off.”

But the Anti-Messiah will pretend to confirm this covenant with Yisra’el when the third Jewish Temple is seen once again in Jerusalem and the “abomination of desolation” is set up. When this happens, the prophetic time clock of Daniel’s Seventieth Week will once again begin to tick. And from this point and moving onward, the “Two Witnesses” will have a corporate ministry that will duplicate the Messiah’s ministry for 3.5 years (Revelation 11:4). 

Concurrently, the Anti-Messiah will have a false ministry of blasphemy for 42 months (Revelation 13:5). Our Messiah told us precisely when the “great tribulation” will commence:

Mattithyahuw (Matthew) 24:15-21: “…When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso reads, let him understand)….For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.”

And so the final time-period which is called “the time of trouble” or the “great tribulation” is only going to be for “a time, times and a half times” as recorded by Daniel & the Apostle John (Daniel 12:7, Revelation 12:14). The Hebrew word for “time” is #4050 mow`ed, which means “conventionally a year.” And so we can ascertain that this peculiar phrase means a period of 3.5 years:

Time = one year, Times = 2 years, and a half times = 6 months = 3.5 years.

This agrees with the other scriptures that tell us that the time of trouble is either 1,260 days, or 42 months. This time of trouble will last right up until the consummation” of the wedding between Messiah and his bride. Thus we can see that Daniel 9:27 is not talking about the Anti-Messiah confirming some kind of seven-year peace treaty. It is talking about Yahuwshuwa who confirms the covenant with many for one week.

But why do so many theologians believe that the “he” in Daniel 9:27 is talking about the Antichrist? They take this verse and they somehow extract the “Prince” as being the Antichrist who was General Titus ruled under Nero Caesar the Roman Prince:

Daniy’el (Daniel) 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

You will notice, however that there are only two subjects in the above verse. Who are they? They are “Messiah” and “the people” and what about “the prince?” Is he a “subject” in this verse according to English Grammar? No, the “prince” is the pronoun as he describes who “the people” belong to. “The people of the prince” is describing the word “they” not the word “he.”

Therefore, the “he” in Daniel 9:27 cannot be describing a group of people from the prince! The “he” in Daniel 9:27 can only be referring to the last “he” spoken of in Daniel 9:26 which is “Messiah.”

It is obvious that “the people” are the armies of General Titus, when Rome came to destroy Jerusalem in 70 C.E. In historical accounts from Josephus and others we are told that the Romans placed huge boulders at all the gates of the city blocking it up and then they flooded the entire city. After a 3.5-year tribulation period and a war between Rome and Jerusalem, the final desolation had already been determined against Jerusalem out of the mouth of our Messiah himself.

So let us hear the conclusion of the matter:

1.)There is no place in scripture describing a seven-year peace treaty or a covenant being confirmed by an Antichrist leader, and furthermore, there had to already be a covenant established in the first place in order for it to be “confirmed.”

2.) There is only “one covenant” spoken of all throughout scripture, which binds the other intermediate covenants together, and that is the one and only covenant called “the everlasting covenant.”

3.) The word in Daniel 9:27 for “covenant” is briyth which means to pass between the pieces, to cut or circumcise and we have only seen this happening with the Abrahamic Covenant. Also, the true Messiah sacrificed himself for us, by allowing himself to be pierced (cut), but the Anti-Messiah will not offer up himself as a sacrifice. 

The Hebrew word “briyth” for “covenant” is most often used to describe the original covenant with Abraham and not generally used to describe a peace treaty. There is only one place in Isaiah 28:15 where the term “covenant of death” is used, but still no mention of an Anti-Messiah leader in that passage.

4.) English grammar would necessitate that we apply the word “he” to the last subject spoken of which is Messiah in Daniel 9:26. The people are a “they” not a “he” and the “people of the prince” describes the people who come from the prince, therefore the subject is “the people.”

5.) It is Yahuwshuwa who declared that Jerusalem would become “desolate” as he echoed the prophecies in the 1st chapter of Isaiah. Therefore, the Antichrist has no power to make Jerusalem desolate. The desolation comes because of the words spoken by the Messiah.

6.) Yahuwshuwa said the night before his crucifixion that he was confirming his covenant “with many” and this is perfectly in line with Daniel 9:27. 


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12 comments:

  1. Thank you for your teaching on " He will restore the covenant ". Interesting that my recent search to find months and years has led me to this subject on three websites with three interpratations.
    My search has been when does the first day of the month start ???? In Scripture. Have been following the new moon. But some friends are seeing teaching that months are totally solar based. Do you have any insight to this at all.
    Much appreciated.
    Stuart Wait email mangostu@gmail.com

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  2. This word has answered so many questions I have had for a long time. Thank you so much for your servant-hood. Will search out more.
    Thank you so much!
    Sharleen

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  3. Hello Dear Sis Shalom shabbat, Thank you again for your not to me. Yahuwah try to explain something to me with you Noach ark. And it is we going Home I must make myself ready know it is very soon and that is no joke. Abba Father give me Azuzastreet and also that the young people begin to wake up and go > the Great King Yahuwah. The first time I saw your ark Father give me a thinking. We go ove in a othertime, something great is going to happen and this time it where the lets say Noach and the Children of Israel and the Group of the King. Some thing bid is going to happen and we are part of it. Than you post The feast letter, Yahuwah show me the menora, the Light. Now The Ark and how to celebrate under the new covenant. We Christian are buried in the water by the baptism and rose again in Christ New being. so the leah and Rachel conection I don't see.

    I had a dream From the 7 dimention taht how I call it. But i give you one part of the tree of life. I was in Abba Father hand and He show me the 3 let say world and there was the tree of life i umbrase it , and say that i miss the tree of lofe and there where it look almost like appels and the tree was shaking and i hear voice's Diana you are coming home? Nobody told us and we don't see your place here. I explain that Abba Father show me something ect,ect. Ther grass was silver But the tree was gold/silver like but i'm not sur of that because i was lookin at the appels they look like the appels on the chrismast tree, so they shine but it wasnot that. year later my fam bought pomegranade and something remind me at my dream and the tree of life. And than i knew this where the appel in the tree.

    Leah son give the pomegranade to Rachel, and Rachel give Leah Jacob. Leah is buried with Jacob. But Rachel bought her an huspand forever. Rachel & Jozef, Efraim, Manasse. Become first like the Ruben and Simeone. Efraim/Jozef, rule over Judah because of Jachonjah. RAchel eat the a pomegranade appel of love and that give her a place in heaven with her child and grandchildren as let say almost head. Because Judah rule untill the Silo come. The Silo have come, But still There is no King on Earth jet. But afther the house of Judah william England from Zarach will let say out of orde, 3 1/2 years later the Silo will stand in Jerusalem. Look at the note i send to you.neerl67 it is in Dutch but you can translate it. So I know that the promegranada have to do with a heavenly wedding and she is the first.Because she suffer that her man was stolen and given to her sister.Her sister feel terrible because Jozef love Rachel more and did everything in her power to keep Jacob with her. After many kids she tought he whould stay, but no! Leah had the first right of everything even her huspand. Rachel didn''t had first right but by love it was given to her, By that same love, that had cost her pain because she had to share.She took her legal right back Yahuwah became that first right by eating from His love appel the promegranada. If i didnot had the dream, i never would understand it. Know I know. I' am a diaspora from Efraim and Judah. Both are in me. Yahuwah blessings. Dress in white when you do Shabbat, miracle's will happen. Than you dress like the holy one'' Jer 26:13 Be Bless diana

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  4. On 10/9/2009, the last day of Sukkot, called Hoshanah Rabbah, the final sealing of judgment... bho was given the nobel peace prize + 1260 days = 3/22/13

    on 3/21/13 obama was awarded Israel's Presidential Medal of Distinction, Four days before Passover

    Jhn 5:43
    I AM come in My Father's Name, and ye receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

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    Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall MASHIACH be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the ruler that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

    On the 9th of Av 70 AD, the 10th legion under titus’s command destroyed the Second Temple > The First Temple was destroyed on the 9th of Av 586 BC

    The 10th legions soldiers were ethnic Syrian conscripts into the Roman military.

    The people of the ruler that shall come / from

    The Roman Empire – the 4th Beast destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple as written

    There is an arch in Rome til this day that commemorates Titus’ capture and destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD carved in stone showing all the Temple instruments being carried away by the romans..http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...us_Menorah.png

    …of the Roman Empire the 4th beast, and ethnic Syrian

    in the llittle horn uproots three

    The USA uprooted three kings that arose from the collapse of the Roman Empire

    England- Revolutionary War

    France- Louisiana Purchase

    Spain- Spanish American War

    And the ten horns out of this kingdom (Roman Empire) are ten kings that shall arise(Ten did): and another (USA) shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. Dan 7:24

    Diverse > The USA is Diverse, The Land

    ‘he’ in vs 24 is speaking of the diverse nation in the masculine, compare Dan 7:7,8,20 > ….in this horn( nation) were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. 7:8

    20 Head- western Roman Empire

    In the Nation that uproots Three comes the Big Mouthed Narcissist

    AND

    Syrian heritage

    8,000 Beduin stake their claim as the lost tribe of Barack Obama

    A sheikh in Galilee says he has evidence that he and his family are linked by blood to the new President

    “We hope to God that Obama will solve the problem of Ghajar,” said Sheikh Issam al-Khalil, a leading citizen of the divided town, whose residents mostly speak Hebrew and Arabic but many of whom consider themselves as originally Syrian. Reference Times UK, Subscription

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    telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/3450138/Bedouin-tribe-claims-blood-link-to-Barack-Obama.html

    And it just so happens that bho’s birthday is on the Day retro calculated to the destruction of the second temple. 216th day of the year 6x6x6

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_4 Destruction Second Temple – Birthday: bho-given a prize. Rev 6:2


    Why was bho given the prize, because of two speeches that he made, one in Turkey, one in Egypt, wherein both the central theme was dividing the land of Israel and peace and security

    the 800 pound gorilla that 501c3 government hirelings can't see

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  5. a1 - z26

    Rev 13:18 Here is Wisdom 83. Let him that hath understanding150 count the numberof the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is "six hundred threescore and six/313" . = 1451

    1451st vs. Gen 47:30 But I will lie with my fathers, and thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their buryingplace. And he said, I will do as thou hast said = 1318

    501 and me, google translate barry soetoro בארי סואטורו =501 > 6 http://www.numberman.net/Hebrew_Gem_Calculator.html

    Ordinal method 96 > 15 > 6

    Katan method 42 > 6

    HaKadimi Method 2013 > 6

    Two Jewish researchers, Joel Gallis and Dr. Robert Wolf, asserted with utter certainty in May 2007, long before barack hussein obama had won his first primary and when it appeared that hillary clinton was a sure thing, that he would be the next president of the United States.

    So who will be the new ראש 501 President of America? Our readers probably will be shocked to learn that 501 is also the gematria of ברק חוסיין אובאמה, barack hussein obama.

    president 501 > 6

    barry soetoro 501> 6

    barack hussein obama 501> 6

    A1 - Z26

    there were three 163 (Dan 7:8) England France Spain 163 barack hussein obama 163 one hundred sixty three 261 the united states of america 261 two hundred sixty one 263

    163
    261
    263 3/13

    Revolutionary war, Louisiana purchase, Spanish american war

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  6. You stated that there is "no other place in scripture that antichrist confirms a covenant for one week." What about Antiochus Ephiphanes? History states he "broke the league" he had made to Jerusalem. I couldn't find how long this "league" was. But it seems parallel with Daniel 9:27.

    How does Luke 18:34-36 fit in here? Two sleeping; one taken, the other left, etc. And Luke 21:36 "Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." Why does He say that some will be worthy to escape if we will be going through the tribulation?

    Also, where does it say Yahushuah was "confirming his covenant with many" before His crucifixion?

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  7. Several passages shows the righteous being saved from judgment: a remnant escaped before the 70AD destruction; Lot was saved from Sodom and Gomorrah; Rahab was saved with her family from Jericho; Noah and his family - Yahushauah said that "as in the days of Noah, so shall it be at His coming." From what I have studied, the rapture is a reward to the obedient. Malachi talks of a "book of remembrance," in the "day He makes up His jewels." The pre-trib rapture; couldn't this be the "provocation of jealousy," that provokes the Jews to realize they have been left behind due to not accepting Him as Messiah.

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  8. "No where in scripture is there a 7 year tribulation period?" What about Cain's punishment being 7-fold?"; Jacob's trouble 2 sets of 7 years - first set foreshadowing the holocaust birthing the nation of Israel, and the 2nd set the tribulation period birthing the Millenial Reign: Esther brough before the King "in the 7th year?; Daniel's 70th week? The account of Antiochus Ephiphanes and the Maccabean Revolt - how long was that - Antiochus made a league with Jerusalem...

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  9. Janice, a Peace Treaty is not the same thing as a covenant made between pieces of animal flesh. A Peace Treaty is a piece of paper—not a blood covenant!

    Antiochus never “confirmed” the Abrahamic Covenant, and furthermore the Tribulation period of the Jews leading up to the Maccabean Revolt only lasted 3.5 years---not 7 years. Where are you getting your information from?

    Please see my blog below for more evidence of this:

    “Jacob’s Time of Trouble & Daniel’s 70th Week:”

    http://doubleportioninheritance.blogspot.com/2012/01/jacobs-time-of-trouble-daniels-70th_8110.html

    Janice, your confusion about the tribulation is that it only lasts for 1,260 days---not 7 years! In Revelation 2:10, the Congregation of Smyrna will have to suffer tribulation for “ten days” while the Congregation at Philadelphia will have an “open door” at the end of the 1,260 days. After that, there will be 10 more days of tribulation for the foolish virgins. See my article illustrating this called “The Ten Days of Awe Leading Up to Yom Kippur!”

    The ones who are “taken” are taken into the marriage before the “Ten Days of Awe.” But the ones who are “Left” will have to suffer tribulation for “Ten Days” leading up to Yom Kippur when Messiah returns!

    http://doubleportioninheritance.blogspot.com/2011/08/ten-days-of-awe-leading-up-to-yom.html

    See the blog entitled: Remember Lot’s Wife: Taken or Left?

    http://doubleportioninheritance.blogspot.com/2011/05/copyright-double-portion-inheritance.html

    Janice you seem to be confusing “Wrath” with “Tribulation” when they are two completely different events. See the blog below showing you the difference entitled “Tribulation versus Wrath”:

    http://doubleportioninheritance.blogspot.com/2011/05/tribulation-versus-wrath_25.html

    Several passages shows the righteous being saved from judgment: a remnant escaped before the 70AD destruction; Lot was saved from Sodom and Gomorrah; Rahab was saved with her family from Jericho; Noah and his family - Yahushauah said that "as in the days of Noah, so shall it be at His coming." From what I have studied, the rapture is a reward to the obedient. Malachi talks of a "book of remembrance," in the "day He makes up His jewels." The pre-trib rapture; couldn't this be the "provocation of jealousy," that provokes the Jews to realize they have been left behind due to not accepting Him as Messiah.

    Noah and his family were saved from wrath AFTER they had suffered tribulation. The word “tribulation” literally means “persecution.” Noah and his family suffered persecution while they built an ark on dry land. They were mocked and scorned by the wicked. After they had suffered persecution (tribulation), they were saved from WRATH! Totally different!

    Cain’s punishment of 7-fold was not for 7 years! It is totally unrelated to Daniel’s 70th Week! You are once again CONFUSING punishment and wrath with Tribulation when they are totally different!

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  10. http://midseventiethweekrapture.blogspot.com/2015/09/i-no-longer-believe-in-gaps-in-daniel.html

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  12. Wow. Lots of work on this. Still I have to ask, Yeshua only confirmed the covenant with the many for one week? Rules of English grammar may not apply to Hebrew especially used in prophecy. It is the "people of the prince that shall come" (is a compound subject) and "he" (refers to the prince that shall come). Jesus did confirm a covenant with many but it is much longer than 7 years.

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