This Revelation Timeline Decoded page reviews what pastor Steven Anderson teaches about the 70th week of Daniel 9.
Let me start by saying that the historical fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9 from 27-34 AD, Messiah’s Olivet Discourse which describes events leading to the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, and most of prophecies in Revelation during the last 1,900 years; validates the authority of Scripture and the deity of Messiah. Roger Jimenez and Steven Anderson’s futuristic explanations serve to hide those proofs.
The Protestant Reformers and great theologians of the 16th-19th centuries all taught the historical fulfillment of prophecy. It’s only during the few centuries that the futuristic deceptions have taken hold as the enemy has deceived even the very elect.
The concept of a future 70th week of Daniel 9, in which a one-man antichrist appears and most of Revelation is fulfilled, is a deception from the enemy. I know that sounds crazy since most people teach these concepts, but the enemy has worked hard to mislead the end-times saints. I pray that you will seek truth, not to defend a belief.
Please understand that I declare these things not because I think that I know it all and I’m not saying that everything that Roger Jimenez and Steven Anderson teaches is false. He seems to be very sincere in his beliefs and His love for Messiah. What I’m showing is that what he teaches about prophecy fulfillment is false, because it’s based on the futuristic model that was created by the enemy to deceive the end-times saints.
I don’t proclaim this for my sake, because this isn’t about me. You can dismiss what I’m saying and defend your beliefs, but now you’re accountable and I’ve fulfilled my role as the watchman blowing the trumpet.
Here’s a review of the ‘Daniel 9 70th Week and the Abomination of Desolation‘ video by Pastor Steven Anderson.
Steven Anderson says that our society is becoming dumbed down and that we need to study Scripture.
Steven Anderson is a perfect example of the dumbing down of believers, who have been deceived with the false, futuristic narrative of the fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9, Messiah’s Olivet Discourse and Messiah’s Revelation vision.
It’s only during the last few centuries that these deceptions have taken hold, as before that the saints understood the historicist view of prophecy fulfillment.
Steven Anderson points to Daniel 9:4, which mentions the covenant of mercy to those who love Him and keep His commands.
Then he misses that it is Messiah who fulfills Daniel 9:27, as He came to ratify the everlasting covenant, to pay for our sins so that we inherit the promises.
Daniel was not praying about the end times or the antichrist. He was praying about what would happen to the Jewish people after they would be released from their captivity in Babylon.
Daniel was told that Messiah would appear in the 70th week to carry out His ministry and to ratify the everlasting covenant, putting it into full effect.
Steven Anderson says that Daniel has the right attitude, humble and repentant.
Will Steven Anderson have that same attitude when they find out that what he teaches is contrary to Scripture and history?
Steven Anderson says 70 weeks are determined and points to seventy weeks of seven years, which is 490 years.
If the Heavenly Father determines a 70-week period, it’s pointing to seventy consecutive weeks, otherwise it makes no sense to call it a 70-week prophecy.
But Steven inserts a time gap in between the 69th and 70th week, despite the fact that the text does not declare one.
Steven Anderson says thy people are the Jews and the city is Jerusalem.
I agree, so we should apply those definitions through the whole prophecy.
Steven Anderson says that the six things in Daniel 9:24 are about Jesus Christ.
I agree that Messiah fulfilled the six things listed in Daniel 9:24, and He did that during His ministry which tool place in the 70th week.
The 70th week is the highlight of the whole prophecy, for what took place in it is the pinnacle of human history, as the promised Messiah carried out His ministry of preaching the Kingdom of heaven and healing people; He died for our sins as the Spotless Lamb, which ended the need for temple sacrifices; He rose again on the third day as He promised; and He ascended up to heaven with the promise to return for His set-apart saints.
By saying that the 70th week of Daniel 9 takes place in the end times, Steven Anderson is assigning it to the enemy of Messiah, the antichrist. That is blasphemy!
Besides that, the antichrist beast of Revelation is not just one man, so Steven’s whole narrative is flawed. 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 Study
Steven Anderson says that there’s a gap in between the 7th and 8th week, so there’s a gap in between the 69th and 70th week.
That’s like saying that there’s a gap between the year 2020 and 2021. It’s nonsensical!
The 70 weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy is broken into three period for several specific reasons. The first seven weeks are when Jerusalem and the temple were rebuilt. The Jewish leaders pointed to this when they said that it took forty-six years to build it.
The other reason is that seven years is a Shemitah cycle and seven Shemitah cycles leads to a year of Jubilee. A year of Jubilee took place in 457 BC, marking the time when the captive Jews were released from captivity. So it helps us confirm the starting year of the prophecy in 457 BC.
Steven Anderson says that Messiah was killed in 33 AD.
He dismisses that that the prophecy foretold the exact time that Messiah would die. That is so wrong, as it’s the only prophecy in the Bible which foretold exactly when Messiah would appear and die for our sins!
Steven says that it doesn’t match up to the year of the command, but that is false as the command from Persian King Artaxerxes took place in 457 BC. Add 483 years and the 70th week takes place from 27-34 AD.
And amazingly, that’s the time-frame in which Messiah died. Most people say that Messiah died in 30 or 31 AD, which is in the middle of the 70th week.
Steven Anderson says that God did not want them to know exactly when Messiah would appear.
That is absolutely false! Some of the disciples understood the prophecy as they proclaimed that they found the promised Messiah who they were expecting. The Samaritan woman at the well understood it, as she said that Messiah will come and explain all things; to which Messiah proclaimed that He is the fulfillment.
In Luke 19:42-44, we see that Messiah wept over Jerusalem which was destined to be desolated because they did not understand the time of His visitation, meaning that they didn’t understand the prophecy of the 70th week of Daniel and that He is their promised Messiah the Prince.
Steven Anderson says that Messiah is killed after the 69 weeks.
This is a nonsensical statement! If I declare that I will give you a million dollars after 69 days, when should expect the money? On the 70th day or later, because that’s after the 69th day.
The same is true in this prophecy, as it declares that Messiah the Prince appears after the 70th week. Did Messiah just appear and die? No! He declared the start of His ministry when He quoted the passage in Isaiah before the Jews, and then He was baptized by John the Baptist.
Then He carried out His ministry which lasted over two years. Then He died in the middle of the seven years of the 70th week!
Steven Anderson says that there’s a gap in between Messiah’s death and the desolation of Jerusalem.
He says that the seven years of the 70th week was fulfilled between 66-73 AD, during the Jewish-Roman War, but that is wrong for several reasons. The 70th weeks of Daniel 9 prophecy doesn’t say that the desolation of the city and temple would take place in the 70 weeks. And historians document the Jewish-Roman War as taking place from 66-70 AD, which is only 3 1/2 years.
Steven says that there is a dual fulfillment, during the Jewish-Roman War and in the end times 7-year tribulation period; but he misses the true fulfillment by Messiah!
Steven Anderson says that Revelation talks about a future 7-year tribulation period, so the 70th week of Daniel has not been fulfilled.
Revelation declares no such thing! It points to great tribulation for 1260 days, but that was fulfilled by the antichrist beast Popes of Rome, who reigned in power for 1260 years, from 538-1798 AD.
Read 1,260 Years Of Great Tribulation
Steven Anderson says that Revelation is about the whole world.
That is false, as the Greek word for earth, ge, can point to a region of land. John is pointing to the known world of the Roman Empire, in which most of the prophecies have already been fulfilled in that area.
Read Revelation Fulfillment Summary
Steven Anderson denies Preterism, but ignores Historicism..
Preterism is a deception from the Jesuits to deflect blame away from the Popes of Rome, but so is the futuristic deceptions that Steven is teaching. The Jesuits created Preterism and Futurism as the Protestant Reformers were rightly proclaiming 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.
What Steven Anderson is teaching is effectively hiding the glorious truth about the fulfillment of prophecy. He is effectively hiding the glory of Messiah who foretold these things 1,900 years ago. I pray that he and an army of people come to find out the truth, so that we cast down the power of the enemy for a great harvest of souls for the kingdom, for the glory of our Heavenly Father and beloved Messiah!
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