The Prophecy of Daniel 12
by Brooks Alden
From "Thy Kingdom Come" - February 2014 - a publication of the Association of Covenant People, Burnaby, B.C., Canada
The Apostle Paul describes the time of the end very concisely in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3. "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first" Very few of us will deny that the signs of the deepening apostasy are all around us and most Christians believe that very shortly we will be standing in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. Of course, when the year 2000 came and passed without event, huge numbers of lukewarm Christians fell by the wayside in their belief of His Coming, as if somehow God had let them down. Interesting isn't it, that we somehow think God should follow our interpretation of His Prophecy. It just proves that His Word is wrapped up in such an intricately woven veil that truly, only the seasons seem clear to us.
PEOPLE FALL AWAY FOR DIFFERENT REASONS, BUT ONE IS FROM LOOKING TO
THE "SETTING DATES" - A DAY OR YEAR. AND THERE SURE HAS BEEN LOTS OF THAT GOING ON FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS OR MORE - Keith Hunt
Still, one wonders! After all, He caused His Prophet Amos to declare "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets" (Amos 3: 7). And Jesus Himself said, "Behold, I have told you before" (Matthew 24: 25). So perhaps it should be obvious that God wants us to read the signs and study the prophecies, to become familiar with His Magnificent Plan. The fact that it is interwoven amongst all the Books of the Bible makes it a most demanding task but through continual study, secrets will emerge.
IT IS NOT GIVEN BUT TO THE VERY FEW TO UNDERSTAND BIBLE PROPHECY; FOR IN EPH. 4 WE STILL FIND GOD HAS IN HIS CHURCH "PROPHETS" AS WELL AS OTHER FUNCTIONING OFFICES - Keith Hunt
Fortunately, today's students have the benefit of the tremendous studies of such scholars as Howard Rand, Ivan Panin, Bishop Usher, Frank Dowsett and many others.
JUST NOT SO AT ALL. THE ABOVE NAMED HAD NOT A CLUE ABOUT BIBLE PROPHECY, AND TODAY 99.9 PERCENT OF THOSE WRITING ON PROPHECY, HAVE NO CLUE EITHER - Keith Hunt
Daniel 12 is one of the most overwhelming prophecies in the entire Bible. Certainly, it should give hope to all those who endeavour to walk with Jesus Christ and pause to those who have yet to be drawn to Him. Of course, Daniel 12 ties in with numerous other prophecies throughout the Holy Scriptures but space permits mention of only a few. It is the last of Daniel's prophecies and relates to the time of great trouble for the descendants of Jacob Israel. In fact, Verse 1 foretells that at this time of unequalled trouble for true Israel, Jesus will return to deliver them......Then Daniel is told (Verse 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." This is a very significant verse in that it refers to a period at the end of the age when travel and increasing knowledge will become very commonplace. A well-known scholar pointed out to me that the word knowledge used in this verse also has the inference of "knowledge of evil" (Strongs' Concordance #1847). Certainly, we recognize that we are in the "Time of the End" but the question begging an answer is "When did this period begin?" Some suggest the words tie Daniel to Revelation in that John is told in Revelation 1: 3 that "The time is at hand"; meaning that what was sealed with Daniel is now being revealed with John. It's hard to disagree with this line of thought but perhaps there is another connection that should be explored. .
DANIEL 12 ACTUALLY STANDS ON ITS OWN. IT DOES NOT NEED THE BOOK OF REVELATION. DANIEL 12 STANDS WITH DANIEL 11:40-45. FROM DANIEL 11:40 IT IS ONE CONTINUOUS PROPHECY - Keith Hunt
Verse 5 & 6, Daniel sees two persons standing on each side of a river. One said to the other, who was now upon the waters, "How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?" So now we are faced with a second time reference, the first being a period known as the "time of the end" and then "the end of these wonders," that is, the pinnacle of the "Time of Trouble and the Resurrection." In reply, (Verse7) the man clothed in linen, believed by a growing number of Bible students as the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, lifts both arms, presumably pointing to the past and future, and refers to a time, times and half of times. Perhaps the quickest way to place "time, times and half a time" into perspective is to refer to Revelation 12: 14 in relation to Revelation 12: 6. Verse 12: 14 gives the time factor as "time, times and half of time" whereas 12: 6 describes the exact same event as a thousand two hundred and threescore days, meaning of course that the two expressions relate to an equivalent time period, i.e. 1,260 days......
WHICH IN CONTEXT CAN MEAN 1,260 LITERAL DAYS, OR CAN MEAN 1,260 YEARS, USING A DAY FOR A YEAR, USING EZEKIEL 4:6 - Keith Hunt
In Verses 8 & 9, Daniel said he doesn't understand so again he asks what shall be the end of these things. And again he is told to go his way because the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. In Verse 10, the time of the end is described in the sense that many will be purified, that the wicked shall do wickedly, that the wicked won't understand, but the wise (Bible students) will understand.
THE BIBLE INTERPRETS ITSELF. THE WISE = PSALM 111:10. ALSO VERSES 7-9 IN CONTEXT. IF YOU ARE NOT OBSERVING THE 4TH COMMANDMENT OF THE GREAT TEN, AND THAT MEANS THE 7TH DAY OF THE WEEK, NOT THE 1ST, YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND BIBLE PROPHECY. AND THEN AS STATED BEFORE ONLY A FEW 7TH DAY OBSERVERS WILL BE "PROPHETS" IN GOD'S CHURCH - Keith Hunt
In Verse 13 Daniel is told to go and wait for the end, that he will rest (in the grave) and will be in the Resurrection. Verse 11 is exceptionally important, "And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days."
THE WORD "SACRIFICE" IS NOT IN THE HEBREW. AND SO MOST WHO TRY THEIR HAND AT PROPHECY, FALL HEAD-OVER-HEELS RIGHT HERE. I GIVE YOU THE ANSWER IN OTHER SECTIONS UNDER "PROPHECY" ON MY WEBSITE - Keith Hunt
I agree with many of those Bible students who interpret this as 30 days (prophetically 30 years) beyond the 1,260 years that ended in 1917/18, bringing us to 1947/48. The agreement for the Jews to return to Jerusalem was signed in 1947 and the modern Israeli nation was born in 1948.
THIS VERSE HAS NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH 1947/48....NOTHING AT ALL, HENCE MANY ARE OFF THE TRACKS AND INTO THE DITCH RIGHT HERE, ON UNDERSTANDING DANIEL 12 - Keith Hunt
We have to remember that not all Jews are Israelite. Also that they have brought a religion based on the tradition of the elders to the Holy Land rather than on the Laws of God and the foundation of Jesus Christ. Consequently, to many scholars, the year 1948 marks the establishment of the abomination of desolation.
ONCE MORE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE "ABOMINATION THAT MAKES DESOLATE" OR "ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION" HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH 1948. HENCE MORE ARE OFF THE TRACKS AND INTO THE DITCH. ALL FULLY EXPLAINED ON MY WEBSITE - Keith Hunt
I must confess that I am at a loss to understand Verse 12, "Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days." Perhaps one of you, dear readers, will be able to throw more light upon the verse. Please write us.......
I HAVE AND I WILL, BUT I DOUBT THEY WILL TAKE ANY NOTICE OR SPEND THE TIME TO STUDY ALL THAT I HAVE WRITTEN ON BIBLE PROPHECY. IT WILL TAKE MANY MONTHS IF NOT A FEW YEARS, TO STUDY ALL I HAVE WRITTEN ON BIBLE PROPHECY. MOST WILL NOT HAVE THE FORTITUDE TO READ AND FOLLOW IN THEIR BIBLES ALL I HAVE WRITTEN ON PROPHECY, AND ALL THE REPLIES I HAVE GIVEN TO MANY SO-CALLED "PROPHETS" OF TODAY.
THIS AUTHOR GOES ON TO USE "LUNAR YEARS" "SOLAR YEARS" AND THE FALSE IDEA OF GENESIS ONE BEING ABOUT 6,000 YEARS AGO. HE FOLLOWS THE FAlSE IDEA OF GOD WORKING ON SOME KIND OF 6,000 YEAR PLAN. HE TIES THIS DATE WITH THAT DATE, AND PULLS OUT OF THE HAT, THE BUNNY OF HEZEKIAH'S 15 YEARS EXTRA LIFE GRANTED HIM, TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER AS 2001 PLUS 15 = 2016. HE DOES PUT A ? AFTER 2016. HE'S BRIGHT ENOUGH TO KNOW HE AND HIS GROUP AND ALL HIS DEAD "PROPHETS" OF HIS YESTERDAY ORGANIZATION, WERE WRONG ON THEIR PROPHETIC DATE SETTINGS FOR THE END OF THIS AGE, AND THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST.
OKAY I'LL GIVE YOU A PROPHECY: 2016 WILL COME AND GO, AND NOTHING WILL HAPPEN BY THEN TO BRING THE SIGNS OF THE END OF THIS AGE.
OH YES THERE ARE SIGNS TO WATCH FOR THAT WILL CLEARLY TELL YOU WE ARE CLOSER TO THE END OF THIS AGE.
I HAVE GIVEN YOU THOSE SIGNS AND HAVE ANSWERED ALL THE POPULAR PROPHETS IN CHRISTENDOM TODAY. I HAVE SHOWN YOU THEIR ERRORS, AND HAVE GIVEN YOU THE TRUTH OF DANIEL 12. IT'S ALL ON MY WEBSITE UNDER "PROPHECY."