Re: Slowly but surely....
May I focus on this part of your detailed question? I believe the correct answer is #2. Baptism of Messiah. Unfortunately, the wording seems to reduce the importance of this event - doesn't sound as 'awesome' as the other things you've mentioned.
Originally Posted by BroRog
However, it needs to be remembered that this event was more than a simple water baptism; it was Gods announcement that the Christ of God had come. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matt 3:17) So I describe, "until the messiah" as the REVELATION of CHRIST at his baptism!
It is also worth noting how, John the Baptist proclaims at Jesus' baptism, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29) referring directly to the purpose of the 'weeks' being to bring an end to transgression and sin.
If one is broken on this road of gravel,
That we travel:
He can fix him. Nothing licks Him.
It was never a mistake to trust the Lord.