(Daniel 9:24),  Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy and to annoit the most Holy.   

  Before we can begin to understand the weeks of Daniel, we must understand what a week is.  The word week in the original text was shabua (in hebrew shabua is an unit of measurement; similar to the english word "dozen"). The shabua "week" is an unit of seven, but not seven days, but rather seven years. Each week therefore is a period of seven years. 

    During the time the book of Daniel was written, Jerusalem was desolate; destroyed by the mighty army of babylon, under king Nebuchadnezzar. We find earlier in chapter 9, Daniel praying, making intercession to God for his people and the holy city Jerusalem (Daniel 9:3-20). His prayer is answered by an angel, the angel shows him the future for his people and the city Jerusalem. (Daniel 9:21-27)

(25) Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

  In the year 457 B.C. Artaxerxes, the king of Persia commanded the restoration of Jerusalem (Ezra 7:12-28) and for 49 years men labored through troublous times completing Jerusalem in the year 408 B.C.(Nehemiah 7:1). These 49 years, are the first 7 weeks of Daniel. (7x7=49). {*Note- some suggest that it was the decree given to Nehemiah that a person should begin his count (Nehemiah 2, 444 B.C.), but we know that when Nehemiah finally arrived at Jerusalem it was near the end of the work, for it was finished in 52 Days after his arrival (Nehemiah 6:15)}.

(26) And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come, shall destroy the city and the sanctuary: and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

    So, sometime AFTER the 62nd week from the restoration of Jerusalem; the Messiah would be cut off, but he wouldn't die for himself. 437 years (62x7=434+31/2=437) after Jerusalem was restored, Jesus Christ died upon the cross for the sins of the world. So we add 434 years to 408 B.C. and we come to 27 A.D.. What took place in 27 AD? This is 3 ˝ years before Christ’s death, so we would place this at the beginning of Christ’s ministry, which began at His baptism (Luke 3:21-22). It was at the baptism that Jesus (the Most Holy) was ‘Anointed’; “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because HE has anointed me” (Luke 4:18).

Also AFTER the year 27 AD the bible tells us that the people of the) would come and destroy the city. The Roman soldiers under the rule of Titus, came and destroyed the city and temple in 70A.D. We know through Daniel's other prophecies and through the book of Revelation, that the anti-christ shall come out of the Roman Empire.

(27) And he (the prince, Messiah") shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

     The last week of Daniel   We see now that the Christ would ‘confirm’ the covenant with many during the final week, this covenant of course is the Old Covenant; the promises that GOD made to Abraham, and the Jewish nation.

We also read that in the midst of the week he (Christ) would cause the sacrifices and the oblations to cease. Did Jesus do this? Yes, in the middle of the final week (31 AD) Jesus Christ, the Lamb of GOD, died upon the cross as the FINAL sacrifice, the veil of the Temple was ripped into. For the next 3 ˝ years the gospel of the New Covenant was preached Mostly to the Jews, but with the murder of Stephen at the end of the 70th week (34AD) and the hardness of the Jewish nations heart, the Apostles turned to the Gentiles (Acts 18:5-6).

Please notice dear readers it is Messiah, Jesus who CONFIRMED THE COVENANT (PROMISE)...
Romans 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:

It is very sad to see ministers put a 2000 year gap between the 69th week and the 70th week. There is absolutely NO REASON to do this. I believe the saddest part is, they take a beautiful prophecy about Jesus and make it a prophecy about 'anti-christ'.