Take your Bible and be finding your place with me once more in the ninth chapter of Daniel.  I want to return to this passage at the close of Daniel 9, a passage that is one of the most important prophecies in all of the Bible. While he was in Babylon, Daniel was studying prophecy and discerned that Israel’s seventy year exile was nearing completion.  His time in Scripture took him to his knees in prayer, and the answer that he was given is one of the most important prophecies in the entire Bible.  It is a prophecy known as ‘the seventy weeks.’  Not weeks in the sense of days, but in the sense of years.  Literally, seventy ‘sevens’ or seventy ‘seven-year’ time periods in which God is going to accomplish some very important things as far as Israel is concerned, and as far as His redemptive plan is concerned.