My question arises and is asked from a futurist prophetic perspective - that the ultimate fulfillments will be in future events leading up to Christ's return. It is not about the accepted interpretations of past historical events that may be understood in this context.
In the book of Daniel, the "daily" [sacrifice] is referred to multiple times, and (correct me if I am wrong), it is stopped/becomes removed by "reason of transgression" etc.. Now, from a future fulfillment perspective, I am wondering what this "daily" might actually be referring to since (the added word - sacrifice) is not given in the original language. The word that is used can also be translated as continual or perpetual (i.e. continuity as it relates to time). I have mainly heard/read the following:
- It literally refers to future reinstatement then cessation of daily animal sacrifices (a common futurist view but not satisfying for some reason).
- It refers (somehow) to daily prayer offerings (from whom and where?) and no (rebuilt) physical temple is necessary.
Both of these seem like a stretch to my understanding. So, my actual question is this:
Can it be hermeneutically supported that the "daily" event might refer to the actual "continuity" of time periods connecting the crucifixion or the destruction of the second temple (where the "daily" stopped - long "discontinual" church age began) and some future date when church age ends and Daniel's final (70th) week potentially begins? (Technically - can the "daily/continuity of time" begin again at the start of the "tribulation" week only to be prophetically fulfilled this time in the final prophetic "week" by the ultimate "latter times" desolation event?)