During Jesus’ final week on earth, after He explained in detail what the coming days would be like, His disciples asked Him when all those things would happen and when would He return to establish His kingdom.
He didn’t provide a specific time for His return; but He did tell them, by way of a parable, to observe current events to see how such confusion, division, and chaos related to those events that He had just described.
“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near – at the doors!” Matthew 24:32-33
Now then, ‘week 70’ is the final week in Daniel’s famous prophecy of the seventy weeks, or 490 years.
Our most recent book entitled: Looking Backward from the Future: Until Messiah the Prince concluded with Jesus’ ascension, which marked the end of week 69, or the 483rd year.
The gap of two millennia between weeks 69 and 70 was not revealed in the Scriptures.
Thus we should be observing the leaves on the fig tree, i.e. current events, to get an understanding of where the world is, relative to week 70.
Week 70 will begin with a pseudo peace treaty between the offspring of Isaac and Ishmael. The treaty will be abandoned by its author after 3.5 years and total chaos will begin as the anti-Christ enters the rebuilt temple and declares himself to be God.
“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place…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.” Matthew 24:15, 21
Week 70 is also referred to in Scripture as ‘the day of the Lord.’
This final week in Daniel’s prophecy will end with the return of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah in total victory. This is the answer to the question directed to Jesus by His disciples just prior to His death on the cross as the Passover Lamb of God.