I ended my article on Psalm 79 by mentioning that Psalms 79:11 appears it could be related to several other Bible prophecy verses like Isaiah 61:1-2, Isaiah 42:6-7, Psalm 146:7-8 and Psalm 102:19-20. I concluded the article by sharing the following table below (which I will refer to as “Table A” for the rest of this article):

Suffering of PrisonersPrisonersFreeing PrisonersOpen Eyes of the Blind
Psa 79:11: Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;
Psa 102:19-20: (19) For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; (20) To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
Isa 61:1-2: (1) The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; (2) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
Psa 146:7-8: (7) Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners: (8) The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
Isa 42:6-7: (6) I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles (7) To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Today I will utilize the verses in the table above (Table A) in theorizing about the general timeframe when the End Time siege of Jerusalem may end.

The Timeframe Surrounding the Siege of Jerusalem

Paul wrote that the spiritual “blindness” (impacting a portion) of Israel will continue until the fullness of the Gentiles comes. After the fullness of the Gentiles arrives Israel will be saved and its spiritual blindness will be end.

(7) What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (8) (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day… (25) For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. (26) And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: (27) For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. (Romans 11:7-8, 25-27)

The timeframe concerning the fullness of the Gentiles is referenced elsewhere in the Bible. The following verses in the table below reference the fullness of the Gentiles.

  • Christ mentioned that Jerusalem will be trodden by the Gentiles until the time of the Gentiles is fulfilled (Luke 21:24). Revelation 11:2 tells us that the Gentiles will tread Jerusalem for forty-two months or half the length of the seventieth week of Daniel (which is seven years or 84 months in length). Given that the Antichrist will establish the abomination of desolation around the midway point of the seventieth week of Daniel (compare Daniel 9:27 with Matthew 24:15), the treading of Jerusalem likely will last until about the end of the seventieth week of Daniel.

“(23) But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. (24) And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” (Luke 21:23-24)

“But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.” (Rev 11:2)

(25) For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. (26) And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:” (Rom 11:25-26)

Recall that Romans 11:25 mentions that the completion of the time of the fullness of the Gentiles will coincide with the end of Israel’s spiritual blindness.

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. (Romans 11:25)

Isaiah 42:6-7 and Psalms 146:7-8, two of the passages which appeared in Table A, refer to the Lord opening the eyes of His people (and liberating the prisoners-the afflicted people of Israel). The verses are shown in the table below:

Open the Eyes of the BlindPrisonersFreeing Prisoners
Isa 42:6-7: (6) I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; (7) To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Psa 146:7-8: (7) Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners: (8) The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

Isaiah 61:1-2 indicates that the liberation of the prisoners and the opening of the eyes of the Lord’s people mentioned in Isaiah 42:6-7 and Psalms 146:7-8 will take place at the start of the “acceptable year of the Lord”. The verses are displayed in the table below.

  • For sake of brevity, I will just mention that I currently view the “acceptable year of the Lord” as a reference to a Jubilee Year (see Leviticus 25) that may coincide with the end of the seventieth week of Daniel.
Open the Eyes of the BlindPrisonersFree Prisoners
Isa 61:1-2: (1) The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; (2) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
Isa 42:6-7: (6) I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; (7) To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
Psa 146:7-8: (7) Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners: (8) The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

The verses shown in the table above referenced the liberation of the prisoners. Psalm 102:19-20 suggests that the Lord will act to liberate the prisoners after hearing them groan. The importance of the Lord hearing the prisoners groan is that this is one of the things mentioned in Psalms 79 in verse 11 (after the city of Jerusalem is heavily damaged by the heathen).

Suffering of PrisonersPrisonersFree the Prisoners (Appointed to Die)Open Eyes of the Blind
Psa 79:11: Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;
Psa 102:19-20: (19) For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; (20) To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
Psa 146:7-8: (7) Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners: (8) The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:

Given all of this, I do not rule out the possibility that the End Time siege of Jerusalem will begin before the end of the seventieth week of Daniel and will conclude near the end or at the end of the seventieth week of Daniel. Interestingly, the Psalmist asks the Lord to save the people of Israel in Psalms 79:8-9, including the purging away of the people’s sins.

(8) O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low. (9) Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name’s sake. (Psalm 79:8-9)

This type of request is something I would expect to be made near the completion of the seventieth week of Daniel when the plight of the people of Israel will be at its peak.

Remember, this discussion is just a theory. Theories can be disproved. If you find a problem with this theory or parts of this theory feel free to voice your critique. I plan to look at other ways to pinpoint when the End Time siege of Jerusalem might take place and might end in the coming days.