" 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. " Daniel 9:24
" And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. " Daniel 9:27
As vast as God Himself is, so is His word, the Holy Bible, consisting of 66 books written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
With careful study of God's word, the " weeks " mentioned here in the book of Daniel, refer to years.
The " Seventy weeks " of Daniel are 490 years of Bible prophecy, carried out over a vast period of time including thousands of years. These " weeks " pertain to when Israel is a nation...and only then.
Technically, since Daniel prophesied all this, 483 years of these " seventy weeks " have already been fulfilled.
There is " one week " left remaining - that is, 7 years.
This " one week " or 7 years, is what evangelicals refer to as the 7 year tribulation period.
What starts this final " one week " or 7 years, is when the antichrist brings the Jews and the Arabs to sign a 7 year peace treaty.
If you are watching the news about Syria, there will someday come a man who will have ideas that will work to bring a temporary peace in that country...and throughout Israel and the Middle East.
He is what the Bible refers to as the antichrist.
" Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. " 1 John 2:18
It is interesting that John and the other believers in Jesus, 2000 years ago, thought they were approaching the 7 year tribulation period.
How much closer are we today.
Of course, Jesus will return to rapture those of us up into the clouds who believe in Jesus, as Paul said, just before this man in Syria brings about this temporary peace, and brings the Jews and the Arabs together to agree on and sign a 7 year peace treaty.
" But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. "
" If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
But if we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
MY little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if anyone sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
And he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. "