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.......

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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."


Keith Hunt