Let us read the expression in Daniel chapter 9: “the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” (v. 25)
For several years every Bible commentary seems to be baffled by this seemingly difficult expression which is actually a part of a sealed prophecy that requires the Heavenly Father unsealing it for us through His Son Jesus Christ coming in the flesh, and it would only be unsealed during His appointed time in this last end.
“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.”
Notice that the street being built again and the wall could most probably have no direct connection with Jerusalem, as there are actually two thoughts being discussed here which are separated by a colon: one is, “to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince” while the other is “the street shall be built again, and the wall.” But notice carefully their time sequence is intertwined – that after seven weeks from the decree, the latter thought shall commence and to continue side by side with the former thought.
To start with, let us consider the word “street” which is from the Hebrew word “rechob” H7339: From H7337; a width, that is, (concretely) avenue or area: – broad place (way), street. See also H1050. Next, let us look for the meaning of the word “avenue”:
- A broad roadway lined with trees.
- Chiefly British The drive leading from the main road up to a country house
Now to better understand what this word “street” really refers to in this last end, let us also consider Strong’s H1050:
From H1004 and H7339; house of the street
And as for H1004: Hebrew word “bayith” meaning a family house, palace, house court, temple.
Now let us put all the puzzle pieces together: First, the “street” being discussed in Daniel 9:25 describes an avenue which according to the dictionary was derived chiefly from a British word which means a broad roadway, lined up with trees that will lead you to a palatial country family house.
Whether it would be Bricket Wood or any real estate in Britain as announced by Mr. Gerald Flurry on May 2014, God’s prophecy would be fulfilled.
To help us further understand, let us continue with the next word: “build” in Strong’s Concordance is H1129 (bânâh): A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively): – begin to build, obtain children, make, repair, set up. And from the dictionary, the word “set up” means:
- To raise to and place in a high position
- To put forward (as a plan) for acceptance
- To make carefully worked out plans for
- To come into active operation or use
- To establish in business by providing capital, equipment, or other backing
While the word “again” is H7725 (shub): a primitive word; to turn back, to turn away, generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
The word “turn back” in the dictionary means:
- To go in the reverse direction
- To stop going forward
- To refer to an earlier time and place
- To stop the advance of
“Turn away” means, to deflect, avert, depart.
- Deflect – to turn aside especially from a straight course or fixed direction; to deviate
- Deviate –to stray especially from a standard, principle or topic
Now let us put it all together by substituting the defined words of “the street shall be built again” in Daniel 9:25, and we have the following meanings:
- The work in Bricket Wood or any real estate in Britain shall be raised and placed in a high position to turn away from God.
- As planned, the college campus in Britain shall be put forward for acceptance to go in the reverse direction for the Work of God.
- The acquisition of a college campus in Britain is a carefully worked out plan to stop going forward the preparation of Christ’s wife for His return.
- Once the college campus in Britain has come into active operation or use it will stop the advancement of Jerusalem as God’s chosen estate.
- Opening the college campus in Britain through the establishment of a business office there by providing capital, equipment, or other backing signifies a deflection or deviation from what Mr. Armstrong had done – to close the British campus for good.
The word “wall” is H2742 (charuts) in Strong’s Concordance; properly incised or (active) incisive; hence a trench as dug, gold as mined; (figuratively) determination; also eager decision.
“Incise” in the dictionary means: to carve figures, letters or devices: engrave.
Engrave? Sounds familiar? Remember the “graven image” of Habakkuk 2:18-19? That “graven image” which according to Matthew Henry Commentary is a DOCTRINE of vanities, falsehood, and a WORK of errors that the idol priests inside the Philadelphia Church of God had laid over with gold and silver extravagance so to speak, yet there is no breath of life from God at all in the midst of it.
Yes, that “graven image” on Habakkuk chapter 2 and the “wall” being spoken of in Daniel 9:25 are ONE and THE SAME! It is the planned archeological dig to find the Ark of the Covenant in Ireland! It does seem that the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 were eager in their decision and really determined to search and dig out the gold plated Ark of the Covenant in the secret place tomb of Queen Tea Tephi in Tara Hill!
“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” (Dan. 9:25)
Have you understood? Ask God for His Spirit that you may be able to know and understand.
Now can we even compare this as a counterpart of what Nehemiah had previously seen when he went the second time to Jerusalem in 408 B.C. during the 49th year?
Has the start of “the street shall be built again, and the wall” prophecy on the 49th day from the acquisition of the license to dig again in the Ophel area actually happened? Has the ministry and the covenant of the ministry been defiled through the plan to return to a former work of evil by spiritually marrying strange wives (Bricket Wood and Ireland above Jerusalem) which could have been first introduced on the 49th day? Have they profaned even God’s annual Sabbaths? Has God remembered this people as Nehemiah had requested in 408 B.C.?
“REMEMBER THEM, O my God, because they have defiled the priesthood, and the covenant of the priesthood, and of the Levites.” (Neh. 13:29)
God revealing the Ezekiel 4 siege in this last end is a SIGN in itself that He has answered Nehemiah’s prayer. God remembers the iniquity of spiritual Judah (Philadelphia Church of God)! And Mr. Flurry has to bear that iniquity on himself including the iniquity of spiritual Israel! (Ezek. 4:4-6). And that iniquity revolves around the impregnable wall of separation – the spiritual IRON WALL! Now let’s go to the main theme of this prophecy and the result that it has to produce:
“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.” (v. 24)
Taking a closer look at this prophecy, it has to fulfill six things:
- to finish the transgression
- to make an end of sins
- to make reconciliation for iniquity
- to bring in everlasting righteousness
- to seal up the vision and prophet
- to anoint the most Holy (the Church)
According to some commentaries, the first three has already been fulfilled, while the last three still awaits its final fulfillment.
But looking at it carefully, even during Christ’s first coming as God in the flesh; He was able to fulfill all six. Yet a duality is prophesied to be fulfilled in our time right now before the Great Tribulation to finally bring in everlasting righteousness.
But you may ask: Why is there a need for a second fulfillment of the 70 week prophecy? Remember that God has profaned His sanctuary. Everyone in His Church, even the Philadelphia Church of God, has committed idolatry and spiritual adultery by going after other gods in this last end – the pinnacle of which is the work in England and in Ireland. Remember also that Mr. Flurry as the son of man in Ezekiel chapter 4 has to bear the iniquity of the house of Israel (Laodiceans) and the iniquity of the house of Judah (Philadelphians) – (vv. 5-6). Now, do you think God will not require a second fulfillment of the 70 week prophecy seeing a Church-wide transgression?