Daniel chapter 9 is thought by many to be one of the most difficult to understand in all of the Old Testament. In this vision Daniel prophecies a time when there would be: The end of transgression, The end of sins, Reconciliation for sinfulness, Everlasting righteousness, A sealing of this vision and prophecy, The Most Holy would be anointed. As Christians we believe this was fulfilled with the coming of Christ. However, when the vision will begin to unfold and precisely what the 70×7 ‘s actually mean has led to much debate over the ages.
However, although this passage is difficult to understand, and there are lots of ‘interpretations’ out there, we should not lose sight of the wonderful promises concerning the Messiah’s work related to sin and righteousness, and that through His death Jesus has truly brought an end to the consequences of sin and the offer of salvation and everlasting righteousness through Him!