Daniel 9:1-18 Neither Have we Obeyed the Voice of the LORD

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Daniel 9:1-18 Neither Have we Obeyed the Voice of the LORD

[Study aired September 15, 2019]

Dan 9:1  In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;
Dan 9:2  In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
Dan 9:3  And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
Dan 9:4  And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;
Dan 9:5  We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
Dan 9:6  Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
Dan 9:7  O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.
Dan 9:8  O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
Dan 9:9  To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
Dan 9:10  Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
Dan 9:11  Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
Dan 9:12  And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
Dan 9:13  As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
Dan 9:14  Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
Dan 9:15  And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
Dan 9:16  O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.
Dan 9:17  Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.
Dan 9:18  O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
Dan 9:19  O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

God shows us our sins and the futility of trying to create a religion that will bring us to Him. God Himself has created the way He wants to be worshiped, and that way is Jesus Christ.

Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

When we, the elect, first begin to hear the name Jesus Christ, our DAILY SACRIFICE, we receive Him with joy. At the same time we are under the lordship of Nebuchadnezzar. Then as we grow we serve Belshazzar, then Darius and then Cyrus. Each one is an ABOMINATION to The LORD, but each one is a necessary step into rebuilding the temple, of which temple we are (1Co 3:16-17). Because of these abominations, God sends judgment upon us, and they are DESOLATING judgments that crush us to powder. Each king brings a new judgment and a new freedom from the man of sin. In comparison, it's like the journey through the wilderness by the Israelites. Each place was a necessary place, a necessary journey from one place to the other until they were totally consumed and recreated in their children who obtained the promised land. So too, it is with these kings.

Each abominable pagan worship must be seen as a king and our master before we can be freed from him. The seventy weeks of Daniel 9:25 (7 weeks + 62 weeks = 69 weeks), and then the last week in Daniel 9:27 totals 70 weeks. The number seven represents completion. When you times it by 10, the number of completion of the flesh, you get the re-creation of the elect from a completed man of sin into a completed man of God. The period is needed to finish the transgression, make an end of sins, make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness and to seal up the vision and prophesy and to anoint the Most Holy, Jesus Christ.

Dan 9:24  Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

We go from thinking we are a god in and of ourselves into being recreated into a god by God Himself. The following verses lay out our abomination which brings about our desolation.

Eze 28:6  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;  (the abomination)
Eze 28:7  Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.
Eze 28:8  They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas [the desolation].
Eze 28:9  Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
Eze 28:10  Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

From this desolating judgment we are recreated into knowing the mind of God and become gods;

Joh 10:34  Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
Joh 10:35  If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
Joh 10:36  Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?

Whom did He call gods? Those to whom THE WORD  came. When did they receive THE WORD? While in judgment in the wilderness. We receive the same WORD, Jesus Christ the LOGOS, while in judgment, and that judgment cannot be broken for we are called and chosen before the world began. Daniel, who has the spirit of the gods, the Spirit of Christ, DANIEL is us. Daniel is shown that he, through judgment, receives the wisdom of GOD, and that wisdom is what allows him/us to be called gods. (See articles on 'We Are Gods' at http://www.iswasandwillbe.com/what-does-it-mean-ye-are-gods/; http://www.iswasandwillbe.com/what-does-it-mean-ye-are-gods-part-2/ )

Dan 4:18  This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee.

Dan 4:9  O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof.

When we see our judgment through the words of other Brothers and Sisters in whom is the spirit of God, and when God opens our hearts through their WORD, the LOGOS, we have received the spirit of the gods. Nebuchadnezzar did not know what he was saying when he spoke these words, but they are meant for us to understand. In the next four verses we need to understand that Gabriel is us in type when we minister to our Brothers and sisters by bringing them the truth from scripture. The name Gabriel means "man of God" or "warrior of God".

Scripture calls us by both of these titles;

2Ti 3:16  All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
2Ti 3:17  That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

1Ti 6:11  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2Co 10:3  For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
2Co 10:4  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

1Ti 1:18  This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; 

Now listen to these verses in Daniel 9:20-23;

Dan 9:20  And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God;
Dan 9:21  Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. 
Dan 9:22  And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
Dan 9:23  At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.

We have seen by scripture that we are Gabriel, the man of God and the warrior of God, in the sense we bring a message. The elect, and the elect alone, carry the sharp two-edged sword, which is the word of God, Jesus Christ.

Heb 4:12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Eph 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Rev 2:16  Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Rev 19:15  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

It says that this man of god was "....caused to fly swiftly". Does scripture teach us that we will fly?

Isa 40:31  But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isa 60:8  Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
Isa 60:9  Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.

What do we do when we are sent to fly to our Brothers and Sisters?

Dan 9:22  And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

We are sent to give skill and understanding of why we are going through what we are, who we are, and about the judgment we are going through. This skill and understanding gives us the knowledge of the 70 weeks, that finish the transgression, make an end of sins, make reconciliation for iniquity, bring in everlasting righteousness, seal up vision and prophesy and to anoint the Most Holy.

Dan 9:24  Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

It was not until the literal temple was destroyed that the Messiah came to His people. It is not until our own temple is torn down by the desolating judgment that Christ comes to us.

Mat 24:1  And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
Mat 24:2  And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

He came at the beginning in man's flesh to finish transgression, make an end of sins, make reconciliation for inquity, bring in everlasting righteousness, seal up prophesy and to be anointed the Most Holy for His people. The street was built again and the wall of partition, where the righteousness of man was blocked from coming, and all of this was done during troublous times. But He was cut off for us, sacrificed for us, so that the the prince of this world, who had nothing in Christ (Joh 14:30), would come and fill up the transgression by destroying the city and the sanctuary by crucifying Christ. But, from this we are born. It is from the desolation of the abomination, our judgment, we are born again in the spirit. In that Spirit we fly to other Daniels and give them understanding.

Dan 9:25  Know therefore and understand, (whoso readeth, let him understand, [Mat 24:15]) that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem [when we are shown our judgment] unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times [In the world you shall have tribulation (Joh 16:33)]
Dan 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.
Dan 9:27  And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week [the completion of the 70 weeks]: 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. 

We, the Elect, are the ones on which the desolation is first poured. We are the first to fill up the afflictions of Christ. Those who are alive during the thousand-year reign will also be the desolate who, along with the rest of mankind who have ever lived, will be judged in the lake of fire; the desolation that has been determined by God before the world began.

Col 1:24  Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: 

Everlasting righteousness comes from the Everlasting Father (Christ - Isa 9:6). It does not come from us independently of Him. All prophesy and vision is sealed up in Him, and when those seals are opened in judgment upon our man of sin, we understand the abomination we are and why we have been desolated by judgment. "KNOW AND UNDERSTAND", ... "WHOSO READETH, LET HIM UNDERSTAND", that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to rebuild... from the beginning of the commandment for us to be recreated unto the Messiah shall be seven weeks and threescore and two weeks, and He shall confirm the covenant for one week, 70 weeks. This 70 weeks, as explained before, is the period of time of judgment on us personally inwardly. The last half of the 70th week is our filling up of what is behind of the sufferings of Christ for 3 1/2 years:

Rev 11:3  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

It is a symbolic time of the completion of the whole Body of Christ and then it becomes symbolic of the consummation of the thousand-year reign.

Dan 12:1  And at that time shall Michael [for Christ] stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book [of life, first resurrection to life, John 5:28-29, the first "end"].
Dan 12:2  And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Dan 12:3  And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. 

Dan 12:9  And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end [1Co 10:11, the first "end"].
Dan 12:10  Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. 
Dan 12:11  And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
Dan 12:12  Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

Rev 12:5  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Rev 19:11  And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
Rev 19:12  His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
Rev 19:13  And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
Rev 19:14  And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
Rev 19:15  And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 
Rev 19:16  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

This is to happen first inwardly, like what Daniel is prophesying about now, not foretelling the future, but edifying us, exhorting us, and comforting us in what we are going through now (Rom 8:18).

1Co 14:3  But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

Daniel is not what Babylon has taught us, about a scary end time event where all this doom and gloom is happening. No, the end is the beginning of a beautiful time our minds cannot imagine for the elect. Judgment for the elect, although painful, in the end is beautiful, and we should account this time as a time of great privilege. The Elect come to their "end of the age" first in "this present time" (1Co 10:11, Rom. 8:18).

Pro 22:6  Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

We are that child who is being trained up for the future. We are the man-child that will rule all nations with a rod of iron.

Rev 12:5  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

We are in the rising kingdom that shall rise against all kingdoms in us. This kingdom is the kingdom of God. It shall overcome the kingdom of our idol made of iron, brass, clay, silver and gold.

Dan 2:44  And in the days of these kings [within us] shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 
Dan 2:45  Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

This is our lot. This is our story of being judged by God for the purpose of knowing how rule with a rod of iron as kings and priests during the thousand-year reign.

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