This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by Nelson Walters called How Did Jesus and the Disciples Explain Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy?
Here’s the video description: Jesus and the Disciples explained Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy both in the Gospels and in the Epistles. If that is true, why do we have so many questions about Daniel 9:24-27? Watch this Nelson Walters video about this crucial topic, one so crucial, Jesus commanded us to study it.
Nelson Walters says that Paul, Peter, John didn’t talk about the 70th week of Daniel.
They didn’t talk about the 70th week of Daniel because it was obvious that Messiah’s ministry was carried out during the 70th week and that He died in the middle of the seven years. There was no talk about it being a futuristic seven-year tribulation period. The fulfillment was obvious.
Messiah foretold that Jerusalem, the second temple and the Jewish nation would be desolated because they did not understand that their promised Messiah appeared during the 70th week of Daniel.
And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. Luke 19:44
Nelson Walters say that we know that God has sealed the book of Daniel until the end times.
That is false! It’s absurd to say that all of the prophecies in Daniel were sealed until the end times, as the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy points to Messiah’s first advent. The prophecies in Daniel 2 and 7 point to the four beast kingdoms of Babylon > Medo-Persia > Greece > Rome. The prophecies in Daniel 8-11 describe the Medo-Persian and Grecian Empires.
The book of Daniel 12 was sealed up from the eyes of the Jewish leaders so that they would not understood that it foretold the desolation of Jerusalem, the second temple and the Jewish nation during the 3 1/2 years of the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, so that they would not know to escape Jerusalem beforehand. Read Daniel 12 Fulfillment
Nelson Walters says that God is sending two witnesses during the 70th week of Daniel.
This is why it’s so important to understand that the 70th week of Daniel 9 points to the time when Messiah carried out His multiyear ministry and confirmed the covenant with His blood as the Spotless Lamb to atone for our sins, which ended the need for temple sacrifices. Read 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded
And it’s so important to understand the historical fulfillment of most of Revelation during the last 1,900 years, so that you know that the two witnesses, the Scriptures and the saints, testified against the antichrist beast Popes during their 1260-year reign of power from 538-1798 AD. Read Revelation Fulfillment Summary
Nelson’s whole perspective of prophecy fulfillment is off target. What he’s an expert at is teaching the false, futuristic explanations that the Jesuits created in order to deflect blame away from the Popes, as the Protestant Reformers rightly proclaimed that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the ‘little horn’ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition’ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘antichrist beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome. Read Prophecy Points To The Leader Of The Roman Beast
Nelson Walters says that the abomination of desolation points to Daniel 7
Nelson is ignoring that the key sign before the second temple was destroyed in 70 AD, is the abomination of desolation. By that we understand that’s not about the end times.
The context of the ‘abomination of desolation’ is Messiah declaring judgment on the Jewish leaders and the ‘desolation’ of the second temple; which took place in 70 A.D. It says when you see the abomination of desolation, then flee Judea, so it’s a sign that people in Judea saw.
Luke 21:20-21 tells us what it was, an army surrounding Holy Jerusalem, which Josephus documented as taking place in November of 66 AD, when Cestius and his army came to Jerusalem to end the Jewish rebellion. Messiah’s saints in Judea saw the sign, and knew that they needed to take the first opportunity to flee to the mountains of Pella for safety.
That opportunity came when Cestius and his army left Jerusalem for no explained reason. Messiah’s saints urgently left Jerusalem like Messiah told them to, but the Jews stayed. Then three strong divisions of the Roman army were sent to Judea, which led to 1.1 million Jews dying in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, crucifixion and by the Roman sword. Read Abomination of Desolation
Nelson Walters says that when Messiah died the end of the 69 weeks would have been completed.
He ignores the clear statements of the prophecy.
Daniel 9:25 says that from the starting command to when Messiah appears is 69 weeks. This means that 69 weeks would be completed before Messiah appears, so it’s telling us that He comes in the 70th week.
Daniel 9:26 says that after the 69 weeks (7 weeks + 62 weeks) Messiah would be killed. After 69 weeks is in the 70th week and it tells us that His death takes place in the middle of the seven years.
This matches up with Messiah’s multiyear ministry. This matches up with the command to start the prophecy taking place in 457 BC, which puts the 70th week of Daniel as taking place between 27-34 AD, which is the time in which our beloved Messiah died for our sins. Read Confirm The Covenant
Nelson Walters says that disciples knew that ‘prince to come’ in Daniel 9:26 applies to Messiah’s return in the end times.
Ugh, what a perversion! The highlight of the 70 weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy is the promised Messiah the Prince coming in the 70th week to carry out His ministry and die for our sins. Messiah the Prince is the prince to come!
This video shows you the definitions of the words ‘people, prince and covenant’ according to Daniel’s definitions in Daniel 9.
Nelson Walters says that Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2 is saying that the antichrist will be revealed at the abomination of desolation which takes place at the midpoint of the 70th week.
The sad irony of his explanation is that Messiah died for our sins at the midpoint of the 70th week of Daniel, and Nelson is assigning it to the enemy of Messiah, the antichrist.
The son of perdition Popes rose to power after the restrainer, the Western Roman Emperor, was removed from power in 476 AD, as part of the fourth trumpet judgment. Read The Son Of Perdition Of 2 Thessalonians 2
Nelson Walters says that the ‘end of the age’ in Matthew 24:3 is pointing to the end of a future 70th week of Daniel.
That is false, as the age that’s being referred to is the latter days of the Jewish nation. The former days took place before their Babylonian captivity for 70 years. The latter days took place from when they were released in 457 BC until the Jewish nation was desolated in 70 AD.
The whole context of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse is the desolation of Jerusalem, the second temple and the Jewish nation; which took place during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD. Messiah had just berated the Jewish leaders in Matthew 23 and told them that judgment was coming upon them in that generation.
Not only are Nelson Walters explanations wrong, but they are heretical! He’s either woefully deceived or a wolf in the church!
I pray that he comes to know the glorious truth of prophecy fulfillment, which validates the authority of the Bible and the deity of Messiah.
Matthew records that Messiah pointed to “this generation” ten times. In the final time, Messiah said, “Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”Matthew 24:34
The nine previous mentions are pointing to the Jews who opposed Messiah. Are we to believe that the tenth time that He described “this generation,” that He is pointing to the end times? No!
The context of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse is the desolation of the temple that He was just in when He rebuked the Jews and said, “Verily I say unto you, all these things shall come upon this generation.”
All of the things that Messiah described from Matthew 23:36 to Matthew 24:33 were fulfilled by 70 AD when the Romans desolated Jerusalem, the temple, and the Jewish nation. The enemy has deceived people about the symbolism of the sun, moon, and stars being darkened; Messiah coming in power and glory; and the elect being gathered. But the Bible gives the proper definitions for the symbols.
We need to take Messiah at His Word and look at how the things that He described were about the Jewish nation, for their punishment of continuing their rebellion against the Father, for delivering Messiah up to be killed, and for persecuting His disciples.
The Olivet Discourse is directed related to the 70th Week of Daniel 9, which says that the city and temple will be desolated because of the abominations of the Jews.
If you’re seeking for truth, and not to defend a belief, this book will prove out the fulfillment of Messiah’s Olivet Discourse. It will help you see that it’s not about the end times so that you’re not misled about the fulfillment of Revelation, as we await Messiah’s promised return.
2 thoughts on “Nelson Walters Daniel’s 70 Weeks Prophecy Video Review”
Nelson is wrong about the Seventy Weeks. But to say that Messiah was speaking of 70 AD is ridiculous. First of all, the stones of the Wailing Wall are still up, meaning He didn’t mean the Second Temple. If you say that, you’re making Jesus a false prophet.
Next, the disciples’ question was about the End of the Age. Not some ridiculous “Jewish” age, but the End Of Time. Preterism does gymnastics.
The sun, moon, and stars going dark are a common motif about the eschatological Day of THE LORD. These signs precede His coming, to announce the wrath of God. It will happen literally. God is that powerful.
Isaiah 13 mentions these signs and shows the fall of the End Days Babylon the Great.
Interestingly, it shows this is a Saudi Arabian city according to Isaiah 13 and 21 plus Jeremiah 49. NEOM Saudi Arabia is being built now exactly where the Bible says Babylon the Great is would be. Arabians don’t pitch tents in Rome, and shepherds don’t make their flocks rest there.
Your interpretation also fails to see the parallels between Matthew 24 and Revelation 6. None of these events have happened yet. Follow them in order. They show the sequence of events.
Antichrist will be an Islamic leader who uses them to rise to power. Gabriel says Daniel 8 and 11 are future to us even. I trust the angel Gabriel over preterists any day. Alexander was not the first king of Greece and his empire split into like twenty-three regions, not four. Just because something looks like a fulfillment, doesn’t mean it is.
Jesus placed the Abomination of Desolation in the future. He quoted Daniel 11:31. Meaning that king introduced in Daniel 11:21 is the Antichrist, and he is preceded by many kings. The Diadochi might look like they fit, but Gabriel places these in the future.
Daniel is sealed until the End Times. Meaning this understanding of preterism is not biblical.
Antiochus never fought against Jesus. He never grew exceedingly great. He was not in view and Rome is not Babylon the Great. It’s a literal port city located in Arabia. It’s being built now by Mohammed Bin Salmon. We are not at the end yet by far.
Bryan, it’s not ridiculous to believe Messiah when He said that all of the things that He described would take place in that generation of wicked Jewish leaders, who rejected Him and delivered Him up to be killed.
It’s not ridiculous to see that the previous nine times that ‘this generation’ is mentioned, it was pointing to the current generation that lived during Messiah’s ministry. https://theolivetdiscourse.com/this-generation-of-matthew-24/
It’s not ridiculous to see in Matthew 23, that Messiah declared that judgment was coming upon the Jewish leaders who sought to kill Him, in that generation.
It’s ridiculous to not understand that calamity that came upon the Jewish nation during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, when Jerusalem, the temple and the Jewish nation were desolated. https://theolivetdiscourse.com/the-great-tribulation-of-matthew-24/
The Wailing Wall is the wall of the mount of Roman Antonia Fortress, not the temple. It is you who are making Messiah a false prophet, as He declared that the temple would be desolated, with not one stone on another, in that generation.
Mark and Luke did not ask about the end of the age. It was only Matthew who inserted that language.
If you understand the 70th week of Daniel 9 prophecy, you know that it foretold that the second temple and Jerusalem would be desolated. When that took place in 70 AD, the Jewish nation was effectively ended, thus Matthew’s question about the end of the age, the latter days, of the Jewish nation.
I’m not a preterist. I’m a historicist who shows how some key prophecies were historically fulfilling in the first century. In my Revelation Timeline Decoded videos and book, I show how the prophecies in Revelation have been in the process of being fulfilled since it was written. There’s not much left to be fulfilled before Messiah returns. https://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/revelation-fulfillment-timeline-summary/
The sun, moon, and stars going dark are a common OT motif about the leadership systems being removed from power. In this case, the Jewish high priest (sun), Sanhedrin (moon) and priests (stars) were removed from power in 70 AD.
Your interpretation also fails to see that Matthew 24 and Revelation 6 are talking about two different leadership systems being removed from power; the Jewish leadership system in 70 AD, and the Roman Emperors losing power in the fourth century.
Luke 21:20-21 tells us that the abomination of desolation is when a pagan army surrounds Jerusalem to take it captive. This took place in Nov. 66 AD, when Cestius and his army penetrated through the first two protective walls of Jerusalem, and were ready to take the temple captive.
Then for no explained reason, they left, which gave the saints the opportunity to flee to the mountains of Pella in the Decapolis, to be protected during the time of trouble for the unbelieving Jewish nation during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, when 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword. https://theolivetdiscourse.com/the-abomination-of-desolation-deception/
The office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the ‘little horn’ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition’ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome. http://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/prophecy-points-to-the-leader-of-the-roman-beast/
We Know The Antichrist Beast, False Prophet And Harlot Of Revelation By Their Fruit https://revelationtimelinedecoded.com/we-know-them-by-their-fruit/
Daniel 12 was sealed from the unbelieving Jews eyes, so that they didn’t understand the coming desolation at the hands of the Roman army; so they they didn’t escape their judgment. https://theolivetdiscourse.com/daniel-12-is-not-about-an-end-times-antichrist/
I pray that you will read the studies which I have provided links to, for now you are accountable for knowing the truth.