Did the Messianic prophecy in Daniel 9:25 refer to the birth of Christ or to the coronation of Christ? How was Israel to recognize this event? Did individual Israelites recognize the first coming of Messiah? What were the consequences of the nation of Israel’s failure to recognize the Messiah? In Matthew 23:37-39, what did Jesus mean by “Your house is left to you desolate”? Why was the house left desolate? What did Jesus mean by “You will not see me until you say ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”? What does this tell us about Israel’s role at the Second Coming? Who will oppose this? Will he succeed?