There are some people who claim to be prophets but Scripture teaches that ALL PROPHECY HAS BEEN FULFILLED!
In Daniel's 70 Weeks Prophecy one of the things prophesied to be fulfilled within the 70 Weeks was the Cessation of Prophecy...
Daniel 9:24 "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.
The seventy weeks were 70 HEPTADS or 70 Weeks of Years which equal 490 Years (70 X 7).
490 Years were determined for Daniel's people, the Israelites and for the Holy City of Jerusalem.
Daniel 9:26 "And after the sixty-two weeks MESSIAH SHALL BE CUT OFF, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come SHALL DESTROY THE CITY AND THE SANCTUARY. The end of it shall be with a flood, And TILL THE END OF THE WAR DESOLATIONS ARE DETERMINED.
During the 490 Years of this Prophecy the Messiah would be killed and near the end of the 490 years the Temple and Jerusalem would be Destroyed in the War.
Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple were Destroyed in 70 AD in the Jewish-Roman War.
The Jewish Temple was BURNED on the 9th & 10th of Av in the Jewish Year 3830 or August 2nd & 3rd, if the Date Converter below is accurate...
In the last chapter (12) of the Book of Daniel he tells of other Prophecies that were FULFILLED within the 490 years.
Daniel 12:1 "At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And THERE SHALL BE A TIME OF TROUBLE, SUCH AS NEVER WAS SINCE THERE WAS A NATION, EVEN TO THAT TIME. AND AT THAT TIME YOUR PEOPLE SHALL BE DELIVERED, EVERY ONE WHO IS FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK.
Does verse 12:1 sound like the Great Tribulation?
Maybe Jesus was referring to Daniel 12:1 when he said...
Matthew 24:21 For then there will be great tribulation, SUCH AS HAS NOT BEEN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD UNTIL THIS TIME, NO, NOR EVER SHALL BE.
Notice in Daniel 12:1 that those who were found written in the Book (The Book of Life?) were Delivered.
How were they Delivered?
Some believe that the TIME OF TROUBLE in 12:1 is talking about the Jewish-Roman War and Christians were DELIVERED when they Remembered what Jesus said and they FLED...
Luke 21:20 "But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near.
Luke 21:21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.
Luke 21:22 For THESE ARE THE DAYS OF VENGEANCE, THAT ALL THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN MAY BE FULFILLED.
Christians escaped the Jewish-Roman War by FLEEING!
According to the Jewish Historian Josephus, the Roman General, Cestius Gallus took his army and pursued Jews to Jerusalem. He set up camp about 7 furlongs outside of Jerusalem and waited for 3 days. On the 4th day which was the 30th of Tishrei in the Jewish Year 3827 or October 5th, 66 AD, the Roman Army entered the city.
Christians may have fled the city of Jerusalem the 3 days before the Roman Army entered Jerusalem.
Josephus wrote: "But when Cestius was come into the city, he set the part called Bezetha, which is called Cenopolis, [or the new city,] on fire; as he did also to the timber market; after which he came into the upper city, and pitched his camp over against the royal palace; and had he but at this very time attempted to get within the walls by force, he had won the city presently, and the war had been put an end to at once; but Tyrannius Priseus, the muster-master of the army, and a great number of the officers of the horse, had been corrupted by Florus, and diverted him from that attempt; and that was the occasion that this war lasted so very long, and thereby the Jews were involved in such incurable calamities.
5. In the mean time, many of the principal men of the city were persuaded by Ananus, the son of Jonathan, and invited Cestius into the city, and were about to open the gates for him; but he overlooked this offer, partly out of his anger at the Jews, and partly because he did not thoroughly believe they were in earnest; whence it was that he delayed the matter so long, that the seditious perceived the treachery, and threw Ananus and those of his party down from the wall, and, pelting them with stones, drove them into their houses; but they stood themselves at proper distances in the towers, and threw their darts at those that were getting over the wall. Thus did the Romans make their attack against the wall for five days, but to no purpose. But on the next day Cestius took a great many of his choicest men, and with them the archers, and attempted to break into the temple at the northern quarter of it; but the Jews beat them off from the cloisters, and repulsed them several times when they were gotten near to the wall, till at length the multitude of the darts cut them off, and made them retire; but the first rank of the Romans rested their shields upon the wall, and so did those that were behind them, and the like did those that were still more backward, and guarded themselves with what they call Testudo, [the back of] a tortoise, upon which the darts that were thrown fell, and slided off without doing them any harm; so the soldiers undermined the wall, without being themselves hurt, and got all things ready for setting fire to the gate of the temple.
6. And now it was that a horrible fear seized upon the seditious, insomuch that many of them ran out of the city, as though it were to be taken immediately; but the people upon this took courage, and where the wicked part of the city gave ground, thither did they come, in order to set open the gates, and to admit Cestius as their benefactor, who, had he but continued the siege a little longer, had certainly taken the city; but it was, I suppose, owing to the aversion God had already at the city and the sanctuary, that he was hindered from putting an end to the war that very day.
7. It then happened that Cestius was not conscious either how the besieged despaired of success, nor how courageous the people were for him; and so he recalled his soldiers from the place, and by despairing of any expectation of taking it, without having received any disgrace, he retired from the city, without any reason in the world."- Flavius Josephus, WARS OF THE JEWS, Book 2, Chapter 19, Sections 4-7.
"AFTER this calamity had befallen Cestius, many of the most eminent of the Jews swam away from the city, as from a ship when it was going to sink;" - Flavius Josephus, WARS OF THE JEWS, Book 2, Chapter 20, Section 1.
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This was only the beginning of the Jewish-Roman War. The War between the Roman Empire (Rome, Syria and other nations) and the Jews spread throughout Judea and other parts of the Roman Empire where Jews lived. In Jerusalem factions of the Jews fought each other and finally the Armies of the Roman empire surrounded Jerusalem in the Spring of 70 AD.
In Luke 21:22 Jesus said that those were the days when ALL THINGS that were WRITTEN would be FULFILLED!
Luke 21:22 FOR THESE ARE THE DAYS OF VENGEANCE, THAT ALL THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN MAY BE FULFILLED.
Jesus said, "Assuredly, I say to you, THIS GENERATION WILL BY NO MEANS PASS AWAY TILL ALL THESE THINGS TAKE PLACE". - Matthew 24:34.
A generation in scripture is about 40 years so if Jesus said this in 30 AD then the end of that generation was 70 AD which was the same year that the Jewish Temple and Jerusalem were DESTROYED!
Jesus also said that would be the time of GREAT TRIBULATION...
Matthew 24:21 For then there will be GREAT TRIBULATION, SUCH AS HAS NOT BEEN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD UNTIL THIS TIME, NO, NOR EVER SHALL BE.
What happened to the Judeans who remained in Jerusalem during the Jewish-Roman War?
Jesus said in Luke 21:24: "And THEY WILL FALL BY THE EDGE OF THE SWORD, AND BE LED AWAY CAPTIVE INTO ALL NATIONS. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled."
How long would Jerusalem be trampled by the Gentiles?
Revelation 11:1 Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, "Rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.
Revelation 11:2 But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, FOR IT HAS BEEN GIVEN TO THE GENTILES. AND THEY WILL TREAD THE HOLY CITY UNDERFOOT FOR FORTY-TWO MONTHS.
Do you doubt that the "HOLY CITY" in Revelation 11:2 is Jerusalem? Well doubt no more!...
Revelation 11:8 And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, WHERE ALSO OUR LORD WAS CRUCIFIED.
Do you know the GREAT CITY where our LORD was Crucified?
According to the Jewish Historian Josephus, 1.1 Million Died and 97,000 were taken captive in the Jewish-Roman War...
"Now the number of those that were carried captive during this whole war was collected to be ninety-seven thousand; as was the number of those that perished during the whole siege eleven hundred thousand, the greater part of whom were indeed of the same nation [with the citizens of Jerusalem], but not belonging to the city itself; for they were come up from all the country to the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and were on a sudden shut up by an army, which, at the very first, occasioned so great a straitness among them, that there came a pestilential destruction upon them, and soon afterward such a famine, as destroyed them more suddenly." - Flavius Josephus, WARS OF THE JEWS, Book 6, Chapter 9, Section 3.
AND thus was Jerusalem taken, in the SECOND YEAR of the reign of Vespasian, on the eighth day of the month Gorpeius [Elul]. - WARS OF THE JEWS, Flavius Josephus, Book 6, Chapter 10, Paragraph 1.
Vespasian's reign began in 69 AD during the year of the 4 Emperors so his 2nd year would be 70 AD...
According to the Jewish Calender the date of 8 Elul 3830 (Jewish Year) converts to Sunday, August 31, 70 AD...
2 Other Prophecies that were Fulfilled within the 490 years of Daniels' 70 Weeks Prophecy were the Resurrection and the Judgment of the Dead...
Daniel 12:2 AND MANY OF THOSE WHO SLEEP IN THE DUST OF THE EARTH SHALL AWAKE, SOME TO EVERLASTING LIFE, SOME TO SHAME AND EVERLASTING CONTEMPT.
Daniel also heard how long it would take for the TIME OF TROUBLE, the Resurrection and the Judgment of the Dead to be Fulfilled...
Daniel 12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "HOW LONG SHALL THE FULFILLMENT OF THESE WONDERS BE?"
Daniel 12:7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever, that IT SHALL BE FOR A TIME, TIMES, AND HALF A TIME; AND WHEN THE POWER OF THE HOLY PEOPLE HAS BEEN COMPLETELY SHATTERED, ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE FINISHED.
It took 3 1/2 years or 42 months and when the Power of the Holy People was Completely Shattered - ALL WAS FINISHED!
Was the Old Covenant the Israelites had with GOD their Power?
Whatever that POWER was came to an END with the Destruction of the Jewish Temple and Jerusalem in 70 AD!
That was the END OF THE AGE: The Age of the Old Covenant aka the Mosaic Age aka the Age of the Law! That was the END of Daniel's 70 Weeks Prophecy.
That was the FULFILLMENT of ALL PROPHECY!
What did Jesus say about those days?
Luke 21:22 For THESE ARE THE DAYS OF VENGEANCE, THAT ALL THINGS WHICH ARE WRITTEN MAY BE FULFILLED.
So Daniel and Jesus prophesied that ALL PROPHECY would be FULFILLED and each gave the SAME timeframe for the fulfillment!
The prophet Zechariah also prophesied about the Cessation of Prophecy...
Zechariah 13:2 "IT SHALL BE IN THAT DAY," says the LORD of hosts, "that I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered. I WILL ALSO CAUSE THE PROPHETS AND THE UNCLEAN SPIRIT TO DEPART FROM THE LAND.
Zechariah 13:3 It shall come to pass that if anyone still prophesies, then his father and mother who begot him will say to him, 'You shall not live, because you have spoken lies in the name of the LORD.' And his father and mother who begot him shall thrust him through when he prophesies.
Zechariah 13:4 "And IT SHALL BE IN THAT DAY that every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not wear a robe of coarse hair to deceive.
Zechariah 12:11 IN THAT DAY THERE SHALL BE A GREAT MOURNING IN JERUSALEM, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.
The DAY OF THE LORD: a time of MOURNING for ALL the TRIBES in Jerusalem and Judea...
Matthew 24:30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and THEN SHALL ALL THE TRIBES OF THE EARTH MOURN, and THEY SHALL SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY.
Zechariah 12:10 "And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; THEN THEY WILL LOOK ON ME WHOM THEY PIERCED. YES, THEY WILL MOURN FOR HIM AS ONE MOURNS FOR HIS ONLY SON, AND GRIEVE FOR HIM AS ONE GRIEVES FOR A FIRSTBORN.
Revelation 1:7 Behold, HE IS COMING WITH CLOUDS, AND EVERY EYE WILL SEE HIM, EVEN THEY WHO PIERCED HIM. AND ALL THE TRIBES OF THE EARTH WILL MOURN BECAUSE OF HIM. Even so, Amen.
Revelation 10:5 The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised up his hand to heaven
Revelation 10:6 and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that THERE SHOULD BE DELAY NO LONGER,
Revelation 10:7 but IN THE DAYS OF THE SOUNDING OF THE SEVENTH ANGEL, when he is about to sound, THE MYSTERY OF GOD WOULD BE FINISHED, AS HE DECLARED TO HIS SERVANTS THE PROPHETS.
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants - THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY TAKE PLACE. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,
Revelation 1:2 who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw.
GOD said that The Revelation was given to show his servants THINGS WHICH MUST SHORTLY TAKE PLACE so you have a choice...
Believe GOD or believe the False Teachers and Wannabe Prophets!
Full Preterism is the belief that all prophecy has been fulfilled.
I first heard of it 20 years ago but refused to look at it because it was so different than any thing I had heard before.
I invite you to take a serious look at it and you will understand the Bible better than you ever have!
Some scriptures are hard to understand and people have different opinions about their meanings. This is true for Dispensationalists, Amillenialists, Post Millenialists as well as for Full Preterists. Keep that in mind when you do your research. Here's a good place to start your research: