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The Book of Daniel

Chapter 12__As To Daniel

    Daniel 12:1 And at that time

    The time of the end of days.

     shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble,

     Who is this Michael? He is the archangel. There is a heretical teaching that’s been around for a very long time that this Michael and Jesus Christ are one and the same. DO NOT even give consideration to that nonsense.

     Michael is of the highest order of angels, along the same lines as Gabriel. They were both created by our Father for HIS special purposes and those purposes alone. Father gave Michael the responsibility of watching over Israel as he is called the prince of Israel, right here in this verse.

     Father does not give us a lot of information on the entities that He creates for the special purposes of attending to our Father’s wishes. Much as the four Zoon who protect the Throne, they will never have the obligation of coming into this world through the womb of a woman.

     In my mind, these two, Michael and Gabriel, are lieutenants to our Father.

     A time of trouble. This would be Jacob’s trouble.

     such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

     And we can find out about that trouble in the book of Jeremiah.

     Ref: Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

     Are you looking forward to that day? I sure am! What a day that’s going to be. Finally, the end to all this nonsense that’s been going on for centuries in this age.

     Ref: Jeremiah 30:8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:

     That I will break his yoke from off thy neck. Who’s neck is this? Jacob’s. This is not talking about a man but a nation, this nation, Israel, still being split at this time so it’s talking about the House of Israel and the House of Judah. Whenever the name “Jacob” is the subject, it refers to BOTH HOUSES. This would be the natural seed of Israel.

     And let me bring this point up again…I think that it’s a good place to do it. It’s difficult to sometimes know who is being talked about when a name like Israel is used. It could mean the nation of Israel or it could mean the name of Jacob after our Father changed it.

     The same applies to Jacob. It could mean the name of a man or it could mean both houses of Israel. You have to know what the subject is that’s being talked about at the time to understand what the particular name means.

     It’s part of discerning or dividing the Word of our Father to know who is being discussed at the time. And that’s important because some prophesies are directed to Judah or Israel and some to the Gentiles. The promises given to Israel DO NOT APPLY TO A GENTILE and vice versa.

     And strangers shall no more serve themselves of him. They will no longer be put into servitude or bondage to someone else. They will not be required to serve someone else.

     Ref: Jeremiah 30:9 But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.

     They will serve the Lord, not some other human being.

     Ref: Jeremiah 30:10 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob,

     There is no fear if you understand or have understanding. Father will keep you out of trouble if you serve Him and only Him.

     saith the Lord; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.

     And Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest. That return to Israel, both the good and bad fig, had to happen before the end could be accomplished and His return fulfilled. That’s the whole message of the parable of the fig tree. And it did happen on the 14th of May 1948.

     There were two baskets, one filled with good figs, one filled with bad figs. And don’t worry, the bad will be filtered out when He comes back, they won’t be allowed into the eternity.

     There is so much turmoil going on in this world today that it would be nice to just sit back and relax, be quiet, take a break from it all and that’s coming soon. It will happen when the Millennium begins.

     But you have a choice to make today…how do you want to spend that thousand years? Being taught what you should have learned in this life OR being able to live just outside those Temple walls, having access to our Lord at all times; being able to get near Him and talk to Him. Only His Election will be able to do just that.

     Another question to ask is…. are you going to be there to start with? Will Father allow you to enter in to that time? It’s up to you, it’s your decision. You could end up on the left side of the gulf in Paradise, which means that you didn’t make it.

     Father’s Elect will certainly be there. We’ll be able to walk anywhere we want to during that time. Anywhere. We can go to our loved ones if they’re not doing right, even in this time.

     For His Elect, it will be that time of rest. Teaching. Judging. Resting with our Lord.

     Back to Daniel….

     Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

     Them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake. This is a figure of speech and it means a state of degradation, not having any idea of the truth, because Ecclesiastes tells us that when we die our soul immediately goes back to be with our Father:

     Ref: Ecclesiastes 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. KJV

     No misconceptions here because the bible cannot contradict itself.  The soul is not in the grave, not in the ground, awaiting to be resurrected, as many preachers teach. Deliberately leading souls to worship the false christ and that’s where the shame comes in.

     In that last instant, when the true Christ returns, they will realize that they’ve been duped, lied to. They wanted so much to be the first one taken and didn’t realize that they would be taken by Satan/Antichrist. They weren’t ever told that the fake comes first, the True comes second.

     It will happen in a flash of time but if they are fortunate enough to have the cloak of our Father placed over them, they will have the Millennium to learn the truth, and many will. The hard-headed ones will not. Even with the truth standing before them, they will still follow the fake.

     Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

     These are the opposite of those in the previous verse. These are those that know who is who and what is what. They are the Elect. And they will attempt to spread His truth during their time in these bodies.

     They will plant a seed, the Holy Spirit will work with them, and some, I said some, will understand and see and what a blessing they are. Snatched from the grip of death, which is Satan.

     That’s the only reason I started this website. I didn’t want to be world famous, have my name recognized around the world. Didn’t want to make a pile of money doing this either. I just wanted to reach ONE SOUL. Just one. Maybe that one lost sheep wondering around out there.

     And if I achieve that, what happens?

     Ref: James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. KJV

     It may be that I may die suddenly. A car accident or something similar. And if I have sins recorded against me in that Book of Life, this may erase them and give me a clean record.

     Yeah, I want to spread the truth of our Father’s Word but I’m also selfish. I’m also looking out for my own soul. No one else is going to. And anything that I can do in this life, that will bring rewards my way in the eternity, you can bet that I’m going to try to get them.

     The great part is that YOU CAN DO IT TOO! You can build your own 401K up there. People work their entire life and put a little away each week or month, looking forward to the time when they no longer want or cannot work any longer.

     If you can do this for a flesh and blood body that will soon die and fade away, why not do it for your soul and your spiritual body? Something that will never fade away unless you yourself cause our Father to destroy it.

     Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

     Shut up the words, and seal the book. These prophesies were for a people far down the road, where as the revelations given to St. John were for the present generation and needed to be read and understood immediately. This prophesy of Daniel would be understood AT THE TIME, when it was necessary, even to the time of the end. When it was happening.

     The prophesies given to St. John were so relevant to today that he was told to, not only pick up the book, but to eat the book, to digest it, absorb it.

 

     There is an error in the translation of the word knowledge. It has to do with the Hebrew sh (shin) and S (sin) of the word shut and it turned the word wickedness to the word knowledge. And so it should read: and wickedness shall be increased.

     Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. As we live in these end days there will be some that will start to read, that will try to understand and through good teachers, which I am not, their knowledge of the Words will fill their heads and hopefully, by the Holy Spirit, they will receive the seal of God in their minds.

     I say that I am not a teacher because I’m a researcher and a writer. I present facts. I don’t have the love of human kind that is necessary to reach inside someone’s heart. I only try to reach their minds, to reason with people.

     Daniel 12:5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.

     What river is being talked about here? The Tigris River, which is also called the Hiddekel, as we noted back in chapter 10:4.

     Who are these two? They are unnamed angels.

     Daniel 12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

     Here we need to ask another question: who is this one clothed in linen? Well, if we go back to chapter 10:5 we have another entity that was clothed in linen. They are both one and the same. It is the manifestation of the spirit of our Lord.

     This word upon is also a bad translation as it means above the waters of the river:

      Upon_OT:4605 ma`al (mah'al); from OT:5927; properly, the upper part, used only adverbially with prefix upward, above, overhead, from the top, etc.:

     How long shall it be to the end of these wonders. No one knows but I think that more people than we realize have the feeling that the end is near. The violence around the world, right now, is mainly attributed to religion and to the terrorist groups of the Muslim world.

     That’s not to say, by any means, that all Muslims are terrorists and do bad things. There are solitary factions of those living in the land of Palestine, whose bloodline and background is linked with the religion of Islam: ISIS, HAMAS, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, PLO, Fatah and many others.

     Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven,

     Swearing to Almighty God…

     and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he

     Who is the he here? Satan/Antichrist.

     shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

     What is this time, times, and a half? It’s 3 ½ years. One-half of the seven years of tribulation written in chapter 9. It should not strike you as strange that no one ever makes mention of Revelation chapter 9 where our Lord told us that He has shortened that 3 ½ years to five months and He had it written twice so that you don’t miss it:

     Ref: Revelation 9:5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. KJV

     Ref: Revelation 9:10 And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months. KJV

     People are so steeped in the teachings of church systems…maybe brainwashed would be a better word…that you could beat them on the head with a hammer and you could not convince them that that time has, indeed, been shortened.

     It doesn’t even bother them because they expect to be raptured out of it all. That’s the icing on the cake for the lies of Satan. And how grateful they should be that it’s only five months and not all those years but then again…..they don’t think that they’ll be here for it anyway.

     In a way, you have to hand it to Satan. He really came up with a winner with this rapture thing and the fly-away thing and the any-moment thing. And I’ll tell you something else….they may be deceived by him but they also had a chance, and still do, to discover the truth by themselves.

     They didn’t have to sit there Sunday after Sunday, spiritually gorging themselves on these false promises. It’s not too late. Yet.

     For some of them, something in their mind has to tell them that there is something wrong with this perfect picture of rapture. Some of them have to have enough common sense to know that they’re not going to fly up in the sky, only to return to the earth a short time later, when our Lord comes.

     And those that did have that gnawing feeling in the back of their minds will not be protected by the cloak of our Father.

     Three and one-half years, that’s half of the 70th week that we learned of in chapter 9:27. Shortened to 5 months. And He did it for His Elects’ sake because they understand more than anyone else and still the temptation will be so strong that even they would succumb to the lies of Satan.

     Daniel 12:8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

     It didn’t make sense to Daniel, even after the angel related the information about the prince and the cutting off and the time of the desolator. He didn’t understand what the end will be.

     Daniel 12:9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

     Not to worry, Daniel, when the time is right it will be understood. And it’s all tied up with the parable of the fig tree. I’m going to do a study of that parable just as soon as we finish studying this book.

     Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried;

     Many will be cleansed.

     but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

     Those that don’t understand and live their lives in wickedness will continue to do so and the wise will continue to read and study and dig into the Scriptures because even with the knowledge that they possess at this time, there is still much to learn.

     The events of this time have been written in many, many places and for the real particulars of the events, Christ gave them almost one at a time, one right after another, in sequence, in Mark 13, Luke 21, and Matthew 24.

     Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away,

     Instead of killing animals and offering their blood as a sacrifice, Christ shed His blood on that cross and that’s when the daily sacrifice was taken away. No more sacrifices need be offered and if you do try to offer more, it becomes sacrilegious and an affront to His death.

     and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

     That has been shortened as well.

     Daniel 12:12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

     When you understand the truth of our Father’s Word, it makes one impatient for the end of time to be realized. We know what’s going to happen to us, we know what the Millennium is going to be like and the promise of the eternity.

     Daniel 12:13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.KJV

     And certainly Daniel would. Daniel was chosen by God, used by God and even in Ezekiel 28, when He was dressing down Satan himself, as the king of Tyrus, He said that he’s wiser than Daniel, that’s how wise Daniel was but, again, don’t ever forget who gave him that wisdom, it was our Father.

     Well, that’s the book of Daniel and what a book it is. Understanding prophesy is paramount in these times and days and although we study and we study hard, we may still not see the whole picture clearly but with constant study and prayer, and rereading the chapters over and over again, wisdom and clarity will come.

     Does it become tiring to read our Father’s Word over and over? At times, yes. Sometimes I have to page through the book looking for something that will attract my attention some evenings, but whatever I choose to read, it quickly becomes interesting again because I learn something new each and every time.

     We are Father’s Election and the more that we understand, the more we can pass on to others, to help them understand. Does that make us something special?

     It seems that our Father thinks so. The book of Daniel. What a great book.

 

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