Breitbart: Pope Francis said Thursday that walls between nations cannot endure because in the end God will tear them down.
“We can build any number of walls and close our doors in the vain effort to feel secure in our wealth, at the expense of those left outside. It will not be that way for ever,” the pope said in his message for the third annual World Day for the Poor.
“The ‘day of the Lord,’ as described by the prophets, will destroy the barriers created between nations and replace the arrogance of the few with the solidarity of many,” Francis said. more …
Opinion: Most Bible scholars teach the ‘day of the Lord’, as spoken by the prophets, refers to the 7 year tribulation period, also called the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7). Pope Francis here seems to imply that the day of the Lord will be a time of social justice when the poor get even with the rich, and equality rules the day.
“You have set all the borders of the earth;
You have made summer and winter” Psalm 74:17.
The God of the Bible considers walls and boundaries so important that after instructing Nehemiah (2-7) to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem after the 70 year captivity of the Jews in Babylon, He prophesied through Daniel 9:24-27 a 490 year period that would set up Daniel’s 70 weeks prophecy (Hebrew:1 week is 7 years, 7×70=490):
- A precise number of 360-day years for the Israelites to finish the transgression
- A future event beginning an exact number of years for the arrival of Messiah
- The precise year of the triumphant ride on a colt to Jerusalem and His death
- The future destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70
- The origin of a future world dictator at the end of the age
- A future peace treaty with Israel and her neighbors
- Resumption of animal sacrifice and the 3rd Jewish Temple
- The second abomination of desolation
- To seal up the vision and prophecy
- To anoint the Most Holy beginning the Millennial Reign of Christ
I like to call this time period angel math, since it was given by the angel Gabriel to Daniel near the end of the captivity.
v. 24 “Seventy weeks (490 years, Hebrew for weeks is shabua, 1 week = 7 years) are determined for your people (Jews) and for your holy city (Jerusalem),
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness (Millennial Reign),
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy (Messiah)
v. 25 “Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command to restore and build Jerusalem (decree of Artaxerxes in 445 BC), Until Messiah the Prince (First Coming of Jesus), There shall be seven weeks (49 years) and sixty-two weeks (434 years); The street shall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.”
- 7 weeks (49 years rebuilding Jerusalem)
- PLUS 62 weeks (434 years First Coming of Messiah)
- EQUALS 69 weeks (483 years = Triumphant entry into Jerusalem in)
v. 26 “And after the sixty-two weeks (49 + 434 = 483 years) Messiah shall be cut off (crucified in 32 AD), but not for Himself; And the people (of Roman empire) of the prince (Antichrist) who is to come, shall destroy the city (Jerusalem) and the sanctuary (Temple). The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined.”
v. 27 “Then he (Antichrist) shall confirm a covenant (peace) with many for one week (the last 7 years, time of Jacob’s trouble); But in the middle (3.5 years) of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice (animal sacrifice) and offering (Temple). And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.”
Excerpt: Antichrist: The Search for Amalek pg. 56, Nehemiah rebuilds the walls of Jerusalem