The Triumphal Entry
Read Again Daniel 9:24-26.
According to this prophecy, from the going forth of the command to rebuild the walls and streets of Jerusalem until “Messiah the King” came would be 69 "weeks". The command to rebuild the walls of the city was given by King Artaxerxes 1, King of Persia, in 445 BC. If we assume this prophecy means 69 "weeks" of years then there should be 69 x 7 x 360 (days in a prophetic year) days from the issue of this command to the time that the “Messiah the King” should appear.
If we do this calculation the year of fulfillment should be 32 AD. Best estimates place the birth of Christ at about 2 BC. If this is the case then Jesus would have been about 34 when this prophecy was to be fulfilled. This is the year of His triumphant entry into Jerusalem. When Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem, he entered it riding on a donkey colt, fulfilling another prophetic word to be found in Zechariah saying, “ Tell the daughter of Zion, Behold your King comes to you, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt, the foal of an ass” (Zechariah 9:9). The people acknowledged him as their king saying “Hosanna to the Son of David” (Matthew 21:16).
Thus the prophetic word of Daniel is gloriously fulfilled.
Created: 23 - Jan - 1997.