Every now and then, the topic comes up with regard to the “70 x 7” (“seventy times seven”) verse that is mentioned in Matthew 18:22, where some theologians have assumed that Jesus’ forgiveness reference is associated to Daniel’s 490 year timeline. That is, the “seventy sevens” of Matthew 18 is the same as the “seventy weeks” of Daniel 9. They say that because Jesus suggests that “forgiveness should not have limits”, that this is an argument that “Daniel’s prophecy should also NOT have limits”. Well… nothing could be further from the truth!!! A mistranslation of Matthew 18:21-22 and worthy of unpacking…
It was some ten years ago when I predicted that the “Anointed One (King) would issue the decree to rebuild Jerusalem” in the year 2018… and here we are today, the news has confirmed my prediction. Praise God!!! But, as mentioned in previous blogs, I did not expect the Anointed One to be Donald Trump as my eyes were on someone else. Irrespective of my speculations, the above principle seems to be honoured.
Stephen Shephard travels throughout Vietnam while examining Chapter 12 from the Book of Revelation, where he discovers an ancient literary style which is crucial to understanding the message of John.
In other words, Stephen discovers a secret chiastic structure that is not only characteristic for Chapter 12, but is also the central theme for the entire book of Revelation… revealing a fundamental truth that should be understood before commencing further study of this amazing book.