“WHICH COVENANT DID HE CONFIRM”?
Daniel 9:24 “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”
EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS BROUGHT IN THROUGH CHRIST.
What is the outcome of the sacrifice of Christ? The word says:
“But God has a way to make people right with Him without Law, and He has now shown us that way which the Law and the prophets told us about. God makes people right with himself through their faith in Jesus Christ. This is true for all who believe in Christ, because all people are the same. All have sinned and are not good enough for God’s glory; and all need to be made right with God by His grace, which is a true gift. They need to be made free from sin through Jesus Christ. God gave Him as a way to forgive Sin through faith in his blood of Jesus death.This showed that God always does that is right and fair, as in the past when He was patient and did not punish people for their sins” (Romans 3:21–25_NCV)
This is the righteousness that is based no longer on sacrifices and offerings, but by faith on the finished work of Christ. Of a truth, Christ ended the transgressions.
ANOINTING THE MOST HOLY PLACE
“Seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city to finish the transgression, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and TO ANOINT THE MOST HOLY PLACE”. Daniel 9:24 NKJV
“God has ordered four hundred and ninety years for your people and your city for these reasons;
1. To stop people from turning against God;
2. To put an end to sin
3. To take away evil
4. To bring in goodness that continues forever
5. To bring about the vision and prophecy
6. And to appoint a most Holy Place (NCV)
Again, we notice that, what we are dealing with, is the unfolding events in fulfillment of the above six major prophetic reasons or facts given to Daniel, with the anointing of “the most Holy” as an integral part.
Now, what does it mean to Anoint or Appoint the Most Holy? Primarily we cannot understand this until we first discover where to locate the Most Holy, what it stands for and how this is related to the event of the Daniel 9 in question.
“IT IS A PRIESTHOOD ANOINTING OF GOD’S TEMPLE “
In Leviticus 8:1, we are told of the consecration of Aaron and His Sons into the Priesthood, but in verse 10, we read: “And Moses took the anointing oil and anointed the Tabernacle and all that is in it, and consecrated them”.
The New century Version says “Then Moses put the special oil on the Holy Tent and everything in it, making them holy for the Lord”.
Friends, this is plain enough, you cannot separate the Temple from the priesthood. Once you remove the Temple, the Priesthood becomes irrelevant. In fact, they will cease to function.
Furthermore, let us understand that, when we are talking of the “Temple” we are really talking of “the Most Holy Place”.
So in context, Moses anointing Aaron and the “Most Holy Place” brings the Priesthood into functionality. If I may use the word, it was an “inauguration service” of an order that was ordained of the Lord.
To be continued…