What is God’s plan for the future of this world? The question assumes two things: there is a God and He sovereignly directs the course of history. Believe this and you have hope. If you reject God, you reject the thought there is a Divine plan for history and you are left with despair. Daniel chose to believe God and put his hope in His plan. In Daniel 9 the Lord responded to Daniel’s prayer for mercy and made it clear that He has a specific course for the future. This plan involves 70 weeks of years. This plan focuses on Daniel’s people (Israel), and His Holy City (Jerusalem).