Most Christian doctrines identify the Prince who is prophesied to come, according to the book of Daniel, as the “Antichrist.” However, a simple and unbiased analysis of the verses in question reveals that this is actually very far from the truth:
“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Yerushalem until Messiah the Prince [משיח נגיד], there shall be seven weeks [49 years] and sixty-two weeks [434 years]; [49 + 434 = 483 años] the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.“ And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah [משיח] shall be cut off (Mt.27:46, Mk.15:34), but not for Himself; and the people of the Prince [נגיד] who is to come shall destroy the city and the set-apart place. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined. Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes Desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the Desolate (Antichrist).”
In the previous verses, the “Antichrist” is called the “Desolate”, while elsewhere appears as the Abomination of Desolation (Dn.11:31, 12:11, Mt.24:15, Mr.13:14). Therefore, it can be easily concluded that the Prince mentioned in Daniel 9 is not the “one who makes Desolate”, since the verses clearly show that they are two separate individuals, and the Desolate shall come after, “on the wing of abominations.”
This confusion in most Christian doctrines is due to the fact that to the majority of Theologians and Eschatologists, the Beast and the Antichrist are the same, which is a misconception, since the Beast is a World Leader (Politician), while the Antichrist is the one who will impersonate the Messiah, by incarnating all of the characteristics of the image of Jesus, which has been worshipped all over the world, because of the doctrines of demons that have been taught throughout the years, during the Apostasy. There are others within Christianity who think that the False Messiah is the False Prophet, however the False Prophet is a Religious Leader (Pope) who will claim that the False Messiah is the real one, helping to establish him on the world as god. Therefore, the False Messiah will be the spirit of Satan in an Image (Body) that the Beast and the False Prophet will make (Rev.13:14-15), to get to control the whole world through this great deception (Dn.8:25, 2Ts.2:9-12), yet they themselves will fall with it.
After understanding this point, many would immediately conclude that the Prince who confirms the Covenant is the Beast, also called the Little Horn in other parts of the Book of Daniel, which will be fully explained in future articles. It is worth mentioning that I understand how a superficial reading of this prophecy could be interpreted as the Beast making a political treaty to give the official start to Daniel’s last week, but in reality, if we go deeper into Scripture, we will find that there is a deeper interpretation, which reveals the event that will announce the official beginning of the last 7 Years on a Spiritual level. This is the interpretation that will be explained in this Article, thus showing at a higher level, to whom the Scripture refers when speaking of the Prince who is to come. Interestingly, Isaac Newton thoroughly studied this prophecy and although I don’t agree with every detail of what he said, I agree with the deduction that in this chapter of Daniel (9), Yahweh was explaining to the Prophet, not just his first manifestation through the Messiah Yahushua, but also his second manifestation as the Great Prince.
First & Last.
First, it must be established who is the person who will confirm the pact, for which, a very important detail must be understood, in order to understand the rest of what will be explained in this article:
Who has performed and done it,
Calling the generations from the beginning?
‘I, Yahwéh, am the First;
And with the Last I am He.’ ”
The Almighty declares to be the First and the Last on several occasions (Is.44:6, 48:12), which means that He is eternal, the Beginning and the End, as well as the fact that He would manifest in the Earth twice, through two people whom he calls the First and the Last, which is why Yahweh clarifies that it will be himself who will be on earth with the last, so that there is no confusion during the second revelation.
These two manifestations are also known as Mashiach BenYahudah and Mashiach BenYahusef (Messiah son of Judah and Messiah son of Joseph), which means that he would appear once through the tribe of Yahudah and then, at the end of time, once more, through the tribe of Yahusef (Efraim). As we know, according to the genealogies of Matthew 1 and Luke 3, the Messiah Yahushua came from the line of Yahudah, as the root of David (Mt.22:41-46, Lk.20:41-44, Mr.12:35-37), in order to make all who believe in Him Yahudim (Rm.2:28-29, Gal.3:28, Col.3:11). In this way, the Last becomes the Branch of David spiritually, despite being physically descended from Efraim; just like Yahushua is a son of Yahudah physically and son of Yosef spiritually, since Yosef did not have sex with Miriam (“Mary”) so that she would get pregnant, however, even so Yahushúa was known as the son of Yosef (Mt.1:20, Lk.3:23, 4:22, Jn.1:45, 6:42).
Therefore, as we can see, what the First accomplished physically, the Last will fulfill it spiritually and vice versa. According to the Prophet Ezekiel, the First and the Last will become one at the end of time (Ez.37:15-28), as a person who is both the Root and the Branch of David, which is why the Messiah only mentions these words in the first person, until all the prophecies have been fulfilled (Rev.22:16). This is clearly seen in the previous verse, in which Yahweh declares that He is the First (Yahushua) and will also be with the last, which means that he will manifest on Earth for the second time, among the few chosen from the last days.
Regarding the doctrine of the Jews and the Christians, each group has a piece of the puzzle, however, no piece is enough to see the full picture:
- Jews are waiting for these two Messiahs to appear one after the other. Basically, they expect the Messiah Son of Joseph to appear and fight in a war in the Name of the Most High, in which he will be killed, at which point the Messiah son of Judah would appear to resurrect the Messiah son of Joseph and establish the Kingdom. This contradicts several prophecies that predict a time of 2000 years between the first and the second coming (Os.6:2). For example, the 40 years between the departure of Egypt by the hand of Moshe in Pesach (“Passover”) and the moment they entered the promised land by the hand of Yahushua (“Joshua”) son of Nun, is a mirror of how Yahushua the Messiah came to earth to redeem us through his blood by becoming the Lamb sacrificed in Pesach, freeing us from sin, 40 Jubilees (2000 years) before the coming of the prophet like Moshe, who will guide the Chosen to the true Promised land, the New Yerushalaim, with EliYahu, the prophet like Aaron, but they will have to die (Rev.11:7), just a few days before the Congregation enters the Kingdom, in the same way that happened in the past (Nm.20:23-24, 27:12-13).
- Christians believe that it is only one Messiah, which means that it is one person, who comes at two different times. The first time having been born on Earth and a second time simply coming down, without touching earth, only to take his Chosen Congregation during the Harvest, which goes against everything that is written about the descendant of Ephraim (Jr.31:20) and simply has no logic, since the Messiah warns the Congregation of Pergamum, saying that he will manifest on earth to fight with the sword of his mouth (Rev.2:16). This means that he will actually come to Earth and teach the true doctrine, which of course will destroy the lies taught in most churches today, which will arouse the hatred of the whole world towards him, until the moment they will kill him (Rev.11:7-10), in order to repeat what happened 2000 years ago with Yahushua in Yisrael, this time among the Nations, so that no nation will have an excuse before the Most High for having rejected Him, neither Yahudi, nor Gentile.
I understand that this is a very strong statement, since I have not seen this teaching anywhere, however, it is very clear in the Scriptures, once the two pieces are put together, as the Old and New Testament should be studied. The lack of knowledge of a portion of the Scriptures is causing history to repeat itself, for just as some Yahudim (“Jews”) expected the Messiah to descend from heaven physically (Jn.7:26), Christians also expect for the Second Coming to be visible from the heavens, without understanding the spiritual interpretation of the verses that say something of that sort, in addition to the fact that there will indeed be a time when it will be fulfilled in the literal sense, but this will manifest until the Messiah comes to fight in the war of Armageddon (Rev.19), at which time there will be no opportunity to repent, so that is not the fulfillment that people should be expecting.
As a very wise saying goes, 2000 years ago, the Jews were waiting for a Lion, yet they got a Lamb, so they did not accept him; now the Christians are awaiting for a Lamb, however, the Lion will come, so the same thing will happen. The first time Yahweh manifested on Earth, he did it as the Water of Life, to bring mercy, forgiveness, favor, etc. The second time is to bring judgment, like the Consumer Fire.
Three Men Prophesied to come.
And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah (from Yahudah), nor EliYahu (from Levi), nor the Prophet (from Efraim)?”
The Yahudim of Yahushua’s time were waiting for three different people:
- A Messiah who would be a descendant of Yahudah.
- EliYahu (“Elijah”), who would be a descendant of Levi, to prepare the way.
- A Prophet like Moshe (Moses), according to Yahweh’s promise (Deut. 18: 15-19), from the tribe of Ephraim, since he was represented by the successor of Moshe, whose name was Hoshea (“Salvation”), before being changed to Yahushua (Yahweh is Salvation), in order to fulfill this important function; however, it has been erroneously known as “Joshua” (Num. 13:16). Therefore, Yahushua (“Joshua”), son of Nun, who is a descendant of Ephraim, is an image of the second coming of the Messiah Yahushua, this time through a descendant of Ephraim, son of Yahusef.
Yahujanan the Immersor (“John the Baptist”) was the second coming of EliYahu, according to the words of the Messiah himself (Mt.11: 14), therefore, Yahujanan’s manifestation works as a reflection for us to understand the second coming of the Messiah. Just as EliYahu was taken alive (2Ki.2: 11) and then years later was born as Yahujanan (Luke 1: 11-13), in the same way, Yahushua was taken alive (Acts 1: 9) and then He would be born again to fulfill the second coming with a different name (Is.9: 6, Jr.23: 5-8, 31:22, Rev.3:12).
Then a Malak of Yahweh appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when ZejarYahu (“Zacharias”) saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, ZejarYahu, for your prayer is heard; and your wife EliSheba (“Elizabeth”) will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Yahujanan (“John”).
In the previous verses, we can see how the name EliYahu is formed by joining the first half of Yahujanan’s mother’s name, with the second half of his Father’s name, that is, taking the “Eli” from Elisheba and the “Yahu” from ZejarYahu, which results in EliYahu, confirming once again that Yahujanan is the second coming of EliYahu. In the book of Malachi (3:1, 4:5) it was prophesied that EliYahu would have to appear twice more in the world, once to prepare the way for the Messiah (Mal.3:1), which was fulfilled in Yahujanan the Immersor, and a second time in the end times, as one of the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11 (Mal.4:5). Furthermore, in Isaiah 40:3 there is a prophecy regarding the first manifestation of EliYahu, which is the verse that Yahujanan mentioned to identify himself, when the Pharisees asked him if he was EliYahu, and Yahujanan denied it, due to the fact that they were asking for the EliYahu of the end times, without understanding the separation between the two mentions in the book of Malachi, so Yahujanan by discerning this, claimed not to be this EliYahu, confessing in turn to be the messenger mentioned in Isaiah 40:3, which relates to Malachi 3:1 and gives us a deeper insight to better understand the verses from the book Daniel.
“Behold, I send My Messenger [EliYahu], and he will prepare the way before Me.
And the Sovereign [Yahushua HaMashiach], whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple,
even the Messenger of the covenant [Prophet like Moshe], in whom you delight. behold, He is coming,”
Says Yahwéh of hosts.
As you can see, the previous verse mentions the three people who were prophesied to manifest, two of which become one at the end, which is shown through the similarity in the words used to refer to them, the First as the one “whom you seek” since it was Yahushua who brought the Salvation and Favor we were looking for; while on the other hand, the Last is “in whom you delight”, since he brings Justice, Peace and the Reward that the Nations desire. Notice how the third person is called “the Messenger of the Covenant,” which is a very important key to deciphering Daniel 9, as we will see later.
70 weeks of Daniel 9.
“Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the command to restore and build Yerushalem until Messiah the Prince [משיח נגיד], there shall be seven weeks [49 years] and sixty-two weeks [434 years]; [49 + 434 = 483 años] the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublesome times.“ And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah [משיח] shall be cut off (Mt.27:46, Mk.15:34), but not for Himself; and the people of the Prince [נגיד] who is to come shall destroy the city and the set-apart place. The end of it shall be with a flood, and till the end of the war desolations are determined. Then he shall confirm the Covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes Desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the Desolate (Antichrist).”
The previous verses show how the Covenant will be confirmed for a week, which according to the Hebrew understanding, means 7 years. As for the Covenant and the person who confirms it, there is a doctrine that has been almost universally accepted, however, it is incorrect. On the other hand, the explanation of the correct interpretation is simple, yet completely opposite to what is commonly taught, therefore, it can be difficult to digest. Still, I will do my best to explain it in the most understandable way. To achieve this, I will list 9 important points, revealed in the previous verses.
- There would be 483 years from the order to restore Yerushalaim to the Messiah Prince [משיח נגיד].
- In Hebrew, Messiah the Prince is pronounced Mashiach Naguid [משיח נגיד], which refers to the First [משיח] and the Last [נגיד] as One. Yahushua came as the Kohen Gadol (“High Priest”), to fulfill the part of Mashiach (Anointed). The Last becomes Melek Gadol (“Great King”), therefore, he fulfills the part of Naguid (Prince).
- After 69 weeks, the “Messiah” would be cut off, according to the word in the original Hebrew, found in Strong’s Concordance with the number H3772. The verse that refers to his death/cutting doesn’t mention the word “Prince”, which reveals that from the whole title Mashiach Naguid [משיח נגיד], mentioned above, the word Messiah would be cut off, when Yahushua was sacrificed, so that the the Last could appear to do his part as the Prince (Naguid) and confirm the covenant made by Messiah.
- In the same way, the words translated as “not for himself”, in the original Hebrew mean that he will not be killed for anything that he has done, that is, he will die without sin and therefore would do so for the sins of others. The Messiah was cut (killed), but not by himself, since he was sacrificed for the Prince and for all those who would believe in Him. Yahushua has no sin, therefore, he died in order to pay for the sins of all who have faith in Him. So there are two levels of interpretation of these same words, the first is that the Messiah was sacrificed to bring forgiveness to the world, while the second is that he had to die so that the Naguid (Prince) could fulfill his function. (Is.63:5)
- After this, Daniel again mentions the word “Naguid” (Prince), which is basically the title “Mashiach Naguid” after Mashiach was cut. This means that the first manifestation of Yahweh would be like Mashiach, while the Last one would be as Naguid (Prince), after Yahushúa HaMashíach had died.
- The word “Naguid” [נגיד] appears only 3 times in the book of Daniel, two of which are found in the previous text. If you look at the context, the person in question is the Messiah, so it only makes sense that He is the one who confirms the Covenant. However, He was cut off, so the only person mentioned near the confirmation of the covenant, is the Prince, therefore, he is the “who” who confirms the covenant.
- This Prince is interpreted by the majority as the Antichrist, especially by the simple fact that the verse reads “the people of the Prince [נגיד] who is to come shall destroy the city and the set-apart place“, where “the People” refers to the Romans, who destroyed the 2nd Temple, so people simply conclude that the Prince (Nagid) could have nothing to do with the Almighty or Messiah. With regard to this, three variables should be noted, the 1st is that Scripture does not say that it is the Prince who destroys the Temple, but “his people”, 2nd the False-Messiah (“Antichrist”) is mentioned later in the same context, as the “Desolator”, therefore, is clearly a different person and 3rd the Messiah said that he would come as a thief in the night, which, among other things, means that he would manifest himself in the world as a gentile outwardly, in the same way that Yaakov dressed as Esau to take the blessing of his father, which is the reason why Isaiah (63:1-6) prophesied that the Messiah would come from Edom (Rome) dressed in Red, which is the meaning of the nickname of Esau (Edom = Red). Therefore, the second coming is like Yaakov, dressed as Esau (Rome), which was also represented by Paulus, who was a Hebrew with Roman citizenship (Ac.22:25-26). In the same way, Yahushua the Messiah came as Yitzhak (Isaac), so he was sacrificed by the Father, because He is the Lamb that Yahweh gave as a replacement for Yitzhak, the day Abraham was about to sacrifice him. In fact, at this time, Abraham was going to sacrifice both Yitzhak and Yaakov, since Yaakov was still in Yitzhak’s loins, confirming the fact that in Yitzhak sacrifice, the Almighty was representing both the sacrifice of the First and the Last. I say Yitzhak’s sacrifice, due to the fact that Yahweh had to stop Abraham’s hand, which means that Abraham’s intentions were sufficient in Yahweh’s eyes. Abraham was willing to make the world’s greatest sacrifice, surrender his own son, in order to obey the Most High, so his intentions were taken as the action itself, since Abraham would have killed his Son if Yahweh had not stopped him, so that moment was seen by the heavens as if Yitzhak had been truly sacrificed. We see this by the simple fact that after this episode in Scripture, the following verse mentions only Abraham returning and we do not see Yitzhak anywhere, until he marries (Gn.22:7-9, 22:19, 24:4). This represents that Yahushua would come to die for our sins and would appear later, during the marriage of the Lamb, since as explained above, the second coming is represented through the life of Yaakov.
- The Scripture says that the Covenant will be “confirmed”, not that it “will be done”, which means that the Covenant would have been established previously and therefore it would now be confirmed. Satan has not made a Covenant, while on the other hand, Yahushua gave his blood as a the New Covenant (Mt.26:28, Mk.14:24, Lk.22:20), higher than what was done during the delivery of the Torah and the tablets with the Commandments. This means that the Prince [נגיד] comes to confirm the Covenant that Yahweh made through Yahushua the Messiah [משיח]. If the “Antichrist” were the one who “confirms” the Covenant, the Scripture would have to tell us of some covenant previously made by him , in order for him to come and confirm it.
- After the first half of the last 7 years, the person confirming the Covenant ends the sacrifice. Once this happens, the False-Messiah reveals himself and will desolate the Earth, until the end of the 7 years, that is, during the last 3.5 years. The Desoler is the False-Messiah, so it makes no sense for him to confirm the Covenant, since he appears after the Prince confirmed it. Now, as I have explained at other times, the Beast and the Abomination of Desolation are two different entities, the Beast is the World Leader, called the Little Horn in Daniel, while the Abomination of Desolation is the False-Messiah. Some will then conclude that the Prince is the Beast, however, nowhere is the Little Horn called a Naguid (Prince), in fact the Scripture mentions that he will not be given the honor of the Kingdom (Dn.11:21) , that is, it will not be seen as Royalty, such as a President or Secretary of the UN has no title of King. Nor is it mentioned in Scripture that the Beast has made any covenant, as to confirm it at this time. In fact, in chapter 11 of the book of Daniel, it is mentioned repeatedly that the Covenant is Set-Apart (Dn.11:28, 11:30), that is, it is Pure, in addition to the Beast being on the side of those who rebel against the Covenant (Dn.11:23, 11:28, 11:30, 11:32), that is, the Covenant is the same that Yahweh made though the blood of Yahushua and will now confirm through the Last .
Fulfillment of the first 69 Weeks.
The order to restore Yerushalaim was given by King Artaxerxes in the year 444 before Yahushua (Neh.2:1-8, 17-18). In the Scriptures, there are several places where we are given a specific times, for example, in the book of Daniel and in the book of Revelation, we are told of periods of 42 months, 1260 days, 1290 days, 1335 days, etc. This shows us that the years are of 360 days, as the degrees in a circle and what the Sun originally took to complete the year, plus 4 periods of 24 hours to change the season, in which the Sun does not move any degrees, simply completes the circle, so we have a calendar of 364 days, confirmed by the book of Enoch. The 69 weeks mentioned in Daniel, would be 483 years of 364 days, time that would have to pass until Messiah the Prince appeared, which takes us to the time of the sacrifice of the Messiah; in fact, when doing the calculations thoroughly, they point to the day when Yahushua entered Yerushalaim on a donkey (Ps.118:26, Zk.9:9, Mt.21:9, Mr.11:10, Lk.19:38, Jn.12:13), which is confirmed by the words spoken by Messiah during this same event.
Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, “If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”
In any case, it can be concluded without a shadow of a doubt that the prophecy given to Daniel was announcing the coming of Yahushua as the Messiah, including the fact that he would be sacrificed for our sins. This is the reason why the Jewish “teachers” have proclaimed a curse against all those who dare to read Daniel 9 in order to calculate the coming of the Messiah, since they would quite easily realize that they rejected and killed the Messiah, which is why they decided to hide it from everyone who follows them, in order to maintain control.
“May the curse of heaven fall on those who calculate the date of the arrival of the Messiah, and thus create political and social instability among people.”
– Talmud, Sanhedrin, 97b.
“Rabbis after the time of the Messiah have pronounced a curse on anyone who attempts to calculate the dates of this chapter.”
– Talmud, Sanhedrin 97b, Soncinoed. p. 659.
A rabbi by the name of Moses Abraham Levi said, “I have examined and searched through all the set-apart Scriptures and have not found the time for the coming of the Messiah clearly fixed, except in Gabriel’s words to the prophet Daniel, who are inscribed in the chapter 9 of the prophecy of Daniel “– The Messiah of the Targums, Talmud and Rabbinic Writers, 1971, p.141-142.
Conclusions about the Prince of Daniel 9.
Taking all this into account and by linking the 9 points mentioned above, we can conclude that Yahushúa presented himself to be sacrificed (cut) like the Lamb, at the exact moment he was prophesied in Daniel 9, in order to make a New Covenant through his blood (Jr.31:31, Mt.26:28, Mr.14:24, Lk.22:20). After 69 weeks of years, from the moment the order to restore Yerushalaim was given, Mashiach Naggid appeared, so the people “cried out, saying:” Hosanna to the Son of David! (Mt 21:9), “Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that comes in the Name of Yahweh!” (Mr.11:10), “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of Yahweh!” (Lk.19:38) and “Hosana! Blessed is he who comes in the name of Yahweh, the King of Yisrael!” (Jn.12:13). All this was said by the people, even though He himself had declared not to have arrived as the Son of David (Mt.22:41-46, Lk.20:41-44, Mk.12:35-37), but as the root of David, however, at this time when he was fulfilling both functions as Mashiach-Naggid, these words had to be proclaimed by the people to fulfill the prophecy, since if they were silent, the stones would cry out. (Lk.19:39-40)
Through his sacrifice, Mashiach was cut, fulfilling the verse in Daniel. A short time later, the Romans destroyed the Temple, in the year 70, as was also prophesied in the text. Now that we are in the end times, the Naggid (Prince) must manifest himself as a thief in the night, dressed as a Roman (Red / Esau / Edom), to confirm the Covenant made by the Messiah and put an end to the sacrifice and the offering, when he get sacrificed himself, while the witness like EliYahu will be presented as the offering, during the day of Yom Kippur.
As mentioned in the 6th point of the list, the word Naggid appears twice in Daniel 9, while the other time it appears, it is a clear confirmation that the Prince confirming the Covenant is the manifestation of the second coming.
And in his place shall arise a vile person (The Beast), to whom they will not give the honor of royalty; but he shall come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue. With the force of a flood they shall be swept away from before him and be broken, and also the Prince of the Covenant. And after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully, for he shall come up and become strong with a small number of people.»
In these verses we see once again the contrast between two people, the Vile Person and the Prince of the Covenant, respectively, the Beast and the Prophet like Moshe, which is clear proof that the person confirming the Covenant is on the side of Yahweh, otherwise, why would the Beast rise against him to kill him?
In addition, these verses are another confirmation that it refers to a second manifestation on Earth, since if the Prince of the Covenant were Yahushua the Messiah, how could the Beast do something to Him, since the Beast appears at the end of time, while Yahushua ascended to heaven 2000 years ago?
If there is still any doubt, we can add Malachi 3:1 to the equation, to confirm this truth through the mouths of three witnesses (Dn.9:25, 11:12, Mal.3:1); in which case we have the Scripture that calls this Naggid: the Messiah Prince, the Prince of the Covenant and the Messenger of the Covenant.
Indeed, it is this Prince who comes as a messenger from Yahushua to confirm the Covenant, by bearing witness to the true Messiah (Rev.22:6). In the Hebrew culture, a messenger is the bodily representation of the person who sent him, so Yahushua, as a messenger of Yahweh, told Philippo that if he had seen Him, he had seen the Father (Jn.14:7-9), while in the case of the Last, being Yahushua’s messenger, he fulfills Yahushua’s second coming, being Yahweh’s last manifestation on Earth (Rev.1:1).
Therefore, we have three different verses in which this person is called by a similar title and all confirm the fact that the Prince of the Covenant is the Witness like Moshe, who made the first covenant between Yahweh and the People, when he received the Torah to deliver it to Yisrael. The book of Daniel even goes to the point of identifying this Messenger (Malak) as the Prince of Yisrael and announces his manifestation in recent times.
“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,
But I will tell you what is noted in the Scripture of Truth. (No one upholds me against these, except Michael your Prince.
“Through his cunning he [The Beast] shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule;
And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity.
He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without human means.
The Great Prince is the Malak Mikael, who will rise in the end times as the Messenger sent by Yahushua, to confirm the Covenant made by his blood and make his enemies fall to his footstool (Ps.110:1-2, Mt.22:43-45, Mc.12:35-37, Lk.20:42-44, Ac.2:34-35, Hb.1:13, 10:12-13, Rev.12:7-9) after becoming the Great King who will rule with a rod of iron (Ps.2:9, Rev.2:27, 12:5, 19:15), since he comes from Rome (Is.63:1-6), which is the Empire represented by Iron (Dn.2:40).
He is called the Prince of princes, due to the fact that after his death and resurrection, he will become the King of kings (Rev.19:16).
Then Yahushua answered and said, while He taught in the temple,
“How is it that the scribes say that the Messiah (Yahushua) is the Son of David?
For David himself said by the Ruach HaKodesh:
‘Yahweh said to my Sovereign (Yahushua HaMashiach),
“Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” ’
Therefore David himself calls Him (Yahushua) ‘Sovereign’;
how is He (Yahushua HaMashiach) then his Son?”
And the common people heard Him gladly.
Therefore, the Son of David is the Last and this is the person through whom Yahweh will make Yahushua’s enemies his footstool (Is.66:1, Lm.2:1, Mt.5:35, Ac.7:49), when Mikael finally expels Lucifer from heaven.
And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his Malakim fought with the Dragon; and the Dragon and his Angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the Great Dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the Earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
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