“A period of seventy sets of seven has been decreed for your people and your holy city to finish their rebellion, to put an end to their sin, to atone for their guilt, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to confirm the prophetic vision, and to anoint the Most Holy Place.” Daniel 9:24
To bring everlasting righteousness: The Messiah’s death not only atones for sin; it also has the power to give the nation of Israel right standing before a holy God. When transgression comes to an end, when an end of sin is made, and when full atonement for all sin is experienced by Israel, then everlasting righteousness concerning Israel and Jerusalem will be ushered in.
To seal up vision and prophecy: These words refer to the time in the future when all prophecies will be fulfilled. When Jesus Christ comes in power and establishes His Kingdom, every prophecy concerning Him will become absolute reality. This will happen at the end of the seven years when Christ returns.
To anoint the Most Holy: This refers to the cleansing of the holy of holies, the temple, and the city of Jerusalem from the abomination of desolation by the Antichrist and the anointing of the millennial temple.
The word “Most Holy Place” is never used of a person in Scripture. It refers to the sacred place in the Temple where the religious service will take place in a future Temple.
“In my vision, the man brought me back to the entrance of the Temple. There I saw a stream flowing east from beneath the door of the Temple and passing to the right of the altar on its south side. The man brought me outside the wall through the north gateway and led me around to the eastern entrance. There I could see the water flowing out through the south side of the east gateway.” (Ezekiel 47:1-2) This is the healing river that will be flowing out of the holy of holies in the Temple.
These events are to take place upon the return of Jesus Christ to set up His Kingdom on earth. We as Christians should be every excited about what is happening in our world today. As we watch the daily news, we can see that the end is near. I give God the praise for His wonderful plan!