There are 2 rulers being spoken of here in Daniel 9.
The Messiah the Prince is one Ruler and is Jesus who is called Christ the Son of God.
Daniel 9: KJV (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
The 2nd ruler (or prince) is “another Jesus” that is being preached by false prophets. The false prophets are the “people of the prince that SHALL COME”.
This counterfeit “Jesus” (the other “prince”) that false prophets preach is claiming to be the true Jesus the Christ but is not the true Christ but is instead the “antichrist”… a “Jesus” who is the instead-of- Christ (antichrist = instead of Christ).
(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.
The people (the false prophets in these last days...the last week) of the “prince that SHALL COME” do not acknowledge in their preaching that Jesus Christ IS COMING now in the flesh…in our mortal flesh where His eternal life is set to be made manifest outwardly.
They are preaching that “Jesus” (their “prince"…another Jesus) SHALL COME sometime in the future and are not looking for Him to be coming now in our mortal flesh.
1 John 4:1-3 KJV (1) Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the
spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone
out into the world.
This is the test….every breath (spirit) that does not confess (acknowledge in their preaching) that Jesus Christ IS COMING now in our mortal flesh is not of God while those who do preach it are of the Spirit of God.
There are many false prophets preaching “another Jesus” who SHALL COME and not preaching that the true Jesus Christ IS COMING now in our mortal flesh.
(2) Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth
that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
The false prophets are preaching that their prince “Jesus” (“another Jesus” ) SHALL COME (the prince that “shall come”). They are the people of the “prince that SHALL COME”.
They are not looking for the life of the true Jesus who is the Christ (the Messiah) to be actively coming in our mortal flesh which gives our mortal bodies His eternal life now in this earth.
The spirit of antichrist is preaching through false prophets that Jesus SHALL COME (their “Jesus” shall come in the future) and is not preaching that the true Jesus Christ is coming NOW in our mortal bodies.
Again, they are the people of the prince that SHALL COME (their “Jesus” the instead-of-Christ) as that is what they are preaching and we have all heard that their “Jesus”…their “prince”…. SHALL COME.
Jesus…the prince that “shall come”… is not correct as He IS COMING now in our mortal flesh. Their "prince" is another prince.
(3) And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in
the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist,
whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it
in the world.
But THE Jesus (the real Jesus) whose life is coming now to our mortal flesh shall be manifest in due time as we keep His “daily” sacrifice in our mortal bodies.
We are to always (daily) bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus (His daily sacrifice) so that His life which is coming now shall be made manifest …appear….in our outer mortal flesh. He that is coming shall appear and not tarry. He comes quickly.
2 Corinthians 4:10-11 KJV (10) Always bearing about in the body the
dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made
manifest in our body.
We which live are always delivered unto death (the daily sacrifice) through Jesus’ sake so that the life of THE (definite article)Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. We always die to sin as Jesus died on the cross for our sins so that His resurrected eternal life appears in our outer mortal flesh in the here-and=now.
(11) For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus'
sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal
The spirit of the antichrist is not preaching this but instead cuts off the present coming of the Messiah by preaching that He “SHALL COME” and by the removing of the keeping of the Lord’s “daily” sacrifice in our lives. He has nothing as many are being deceived about the timing of the coming of Jesus.
They are the “people of the prince that SHALL COME” and not of the Prince of Life who IS COMING now in our mortal flesh. They are serving their “prince” that “shall come” and not the Prince of Life who is coming. They want us to receive their prince and not The Prince of Life. By doing receiving their prince...another Jesus, the Prince of Life is killed out of our own lives even though God has already raised Him from the dead.
Acts 3:14-17 KJV (14) But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and
desired a murderer to be granted unto you; (15) And killed the Prince
of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
(16) And his name through faith in his name hath made this man
strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath
given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all. (17) And
now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also
They...the people of the prince that shall come... are enemies of the cross of Christ as they deceptively remove the keeping of the daily sacrifice out of our lives so that His eternal life never appears outwardly in our mortal flesh.
Who shall declare His generation? His life is being cut off out of the land of the living.
Isaiah 53:8-9 KJV (8) He was taken from prison and from judgment: and
who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land
of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
His grave is made with the wicked and the rich in His “deaths”…..plural in Hebrew. His eternal life is not being made manifest in this earth because of the many false prophets handling the Word of God with deceit even though the real Jesus was and is NOT found with deceit in His mouth. They are leading MANY astray down the broad way that leads to the destruction of their mortal flesh as the eternal life of Jesus is never made manifest (His “deaths”) in those that are being deceived.
(9) And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his
death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his
In the midst of the “week”….the seven…he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease.
Daniel 9:27 KJV (27) And he 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.
One of the heads (of the “seven”) of the beast (the false Jesus the instead-of-Christ) had his deadly wound healed and all of the world (that is, earth) followed after the beast.
The real Jesus Christ is the “Lamb” slain (and not a predator wild animal…. beast) as we are to keep His daily sacrifice (the Lamb) in our mortal bodies by always dying to sin (the Lamb slain)so that His eternal life appears. The healing of the deadly wound is the causing of the daily sacrifice to cease.
Revelation 13:3 KJV (3) And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded
to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered
after the beast.
All that “dwell on the earth” ….those who are not focusing on those things above (love, peace, joy, gentleness, patience, etc)…worship “another Jesus” as preached by earthly-minded false prophets who are not preaching that Jesus is coming now but that He “shall come” in the future sometime. They are the “people of the prince that SHALL COME” and are living in divisions, envy and strife and hatred of one another.
They are found not written in the book of life of the "LAMB SLAIN"..as those who "dwell on the earth" do not keep the daily sacrifice so that His eternal life should appear outwardly in their mortal flesh.
Revelation 13:8-9 KJV (8) And all that dwell upon the earth shall
worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the
Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (9) If any man have an
ear, let him hear.
Those who “dwell on the earth” are not mortifying (killing) the deeds of the body through the Spirit of God as the beast (another “Jesus”….the name of blasphemy as he is not the real Jesus Christ) that they worship has his deadly wound “healed”. They are not keeping the daily sacrifice of the real Lord Jesus Christ (the Lamb slain) and are perishing…dying…by continuing to live after the flesh.
Romans 8:12-14 KJV (12) Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to
the flesh, to live after the flesh. (13) For if ye live after the
flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds
of the body, ye shall live. (14) For as many as are led by the Spirit
of God, they are the sons of God.
Those who “dwell on the earth” worship “another Jesus”….one that is not the “Lamb slain”…as they settheir affections on things on the earth and not on the things above. Those who "dwell on the earth" are led astray by false prophets and perish from off this earth.
Colossians 3:1-6 KJV (1) If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those
things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
(2) Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
(3) For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Christ our life now shall appear (in our mortal flesh) and when He does manifest, we appear with Him in glory.
(4) When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also
appear with him in glory.
Without the keeping of the daily sacrifice….without deadening our members which are “upon the earth”, we shall perish under the wrath of God which comes on the children of disobedience (those people who “dwell on the earth” in their focus).
(5) Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth;
fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence,
and covetousness, which is idolatry: (6) For which things' sake the
wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
No wonder that the false prophet makes “fire come down from Heaven”….ON THE EARTH…on those who children of disobedience who “dwell on the earth” as they dwell on their envy, strife, hatred, wrath etc and have not put to death those things by the keeping of the daily sacrifice…the Lamb slain. The wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience who are deceived by the false prophet into worshipping "another Jesus".
Revelation 13:13-14 KJV (13) And he doeth great wonders, so that he
maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
(14) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those
miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to
them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the
beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
The “people of the prince that shall come” worship “another Jesus” ….the name of blasphemy upon his heads.
Revelation 13:1 KJV (1) And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw
a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and
upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.