This is a very important chapter as it talks about the time of the end . Daniel chapter 12 commentary gives us a lot of insight on the time of the end . This chapter talks about the hour of his judgment that we find in revelation 14 . We find the work of Jesus in the sanctuary . We find the 1260 years of papal persecution that is repeated in revelation 11 ,12 and 14
This chapter gives us two more time prophecies the 1289 and the 1335 years . Proving the end time movement and the validity of the 2300 day prophecy . This chapter Daniel chapter 12 commentary also talks about a group which will preach to many the end time truth . They are made white, sanctified. What a fascinating chapter . Let us read Daniel chapter 12 commentary
Daniel 12 1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of 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.
At tha time what does this mean? This could be talking either of the last verses in Daniel 11 . We know that the bible did not have comas and chapter separation . Or this time frame could be talking about the 1260 years of papal persecution . The last few verses of Daniel are some of the most important bible prophecy for our time . Not yet fulfilled. It talk sabot the papacy entering the Usa the glorious land. Daniel 11 talks about the papacy enforcing the mark of the beast. And nations being caught in its snare.
Either way this verse talks about the time of the end . The papal persecution lasted from 538 to 1798 at that time Jesus shall stand. When did Jesus stand ? When judgment starts . When his people are persecuted Jesus stands for them . Jesus does not stay silent when He sees injustice and suffering. There is a double application as it also talks about the period of persecution such as we have never seen .
During the middle ages the papacy killed 50 millions Christians . Daniel chapter 12 commentary tells us that when this happened Jesus intervened and this period was shortened. It says two times that Jesus stands. It means it must be important . This shows the great love and compassion of Jesus for you . Jesus knows what you are going through . Jesus knows your struggles. Jesus is here to help. Nothing is impossible for Him .
Daniel chapter 12 commentary tells us that those who gave their lives to Jesus rather than to formalism, legalism and paganism mixed with Christianity will be found in heaven. That is not to say that all Catholics will not be in heaven. We know that many Catholics are good in heart . Many follow what is taught to them
Yet we are responsible only when light comes to us and we reject the truth or the light given . This is when we are rejecting Jesus Himself who is the way the truth and the life. When we reject truth we reject life. Then we fall in darkness and God cannot give us more light until we accept the light already given .
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.
When will this event happen ? When Jesus comes back the graves of those who have been sleeping in Jesus will raise to go to heaven . Some people have been in the grave for thousands of years. I cannot imagine the love of Jesus who loves some of them so much .
Such as King David and Abraham . One day they will raise again . Jesus cannot wait for that time when He will be able to spend time with his faithful loving followers. This verse is talking about two different times . The second coming when it is the resurrection of the righteous. Then at the end of the millennium this is the resurrection of the worked. They had been sleeping in the grave for 1000 years. They now raise to be destroyed forever.
RE 20 5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
The rest of who ? Of those who were caught up when Jesus returned.
1 TH 4 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
After the wicked are raised God will do his strange work . He will send fire on all the wicked who ever lived and He will destroy them forever. This is very sad. We do not understand how can a loving God will destroy all the proud, selfish, unloving, liars, dishonest , unbelieving and legalists. But for the safety of his children in heaven Jesus has to do his strange work .
IS 28 21 21 For the Lord shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
God sends fire from heaven and destroys all the wicked . Similarly as when God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah .
RE 20 9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.
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.
The wise is none on earth . As Solomon said if anyone thinks to be wise let him see himself as a fool . But God sends light and those who are wise are those who follow the little voice of the Holy Spirit in the heart. Daniel chapter 12 commentary tells us they do something special . They love others, they warn others of the coming judgments. They talk about the love of Jesus , they give the last message of salvation the 3 angels message .
MT 24 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
MT 28 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
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.
We see here that the 1260 or the time time sand half a time doe snot refer to days . As Gabriel says this book filled with end time prophecies such as 1260, 1335,1290 or the 2300 days does not refer to days . Because Gabriel says it is for the time of the end . The time of the end start sat the end of the 1260 years of papal persecution . This proves also that the remeant church can only come after the 1260 years which ended in 1798 .
The Papacy would persecute the saints (God's people) for 1260 years. The legally recognized supremacy of the Pope began in 538 AD, when Emperor Justinian elevated the Bishop of Rome to the position of Head of all Churches. This is known as the Edict of Justinian.
Adding 1260 years to 538 AD brings us to 1798, in this year the pope ws deposed
when the French General Berthier, under Napoleon, led him into captivity. Napoleon
apparently tried to crush the Papacy, and about 18 months later the Pope died in exile in
Valence, France. This act ended papal power in terms of enforcing papal decrees.
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. 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 Daniel sees two angels which give a time prophecy. Which was the topic all over the book of Daniel ? The little horn , or Antichrist denial 7 denial 11 denial 8 and 9 talked about this beast . The angels asks how long shall this power rule and persecute.
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, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
Here it says that it is for a time, times and half a time . Time 1 year Times 2 year half time 6 months . 3 years and a half. How many months is 3 years and a half ? It is 42 months . How many days are 42 months ? Counting each Jewish calendar month is 30 days ? 42 by 30 is 1260 Daniel chapter 12 commentary tells us this is the time when the saints or the true Christians will have their power to the end of their patience . The Waldenses, the Huguenots, the Lolards, the Albigenses. This is a fascinating history to learn about those true Christians . A s the church will have to go through similar persecution soon .
Daniel 12 8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things
Here a time frame question is again asked.
Daniel 12 9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Another confirmation that the days are not days but years. Because 3 years and a half from 650 when this book was written did not get us to the time of the end. This book of Daniel even as it talks about current events . Is mostly about the time of the end . Which is the end of the time, times and half a time or 1260 years which ended in 1798 .
Wikipedia tells us
Pius VI condemned the French Revolution and the suppression of the Gallican Church that resulted from it. French troops commanded by Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the papal army and occupied the Papal States in 1796. In 1798, upon his refusal to renounce his temporal power, Pius was taken prisoner and transported to France. He died eighteen months later in Valence. His reign of over two decades is the fifth-longest in papal history.
Daniel 12 10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
During the 1260 years many were sanctified and persecuted. The same thing will soon happen to the church . Many wall be put to sleep by God as the persecutions will be so terrible that many will not be able to bear the terrible struggle for truth and error.
Daniel 12 11 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 daily is paganism . The word sacrifice is not in the original language . As the papacy started in 538 the bible here tells us a little earlier time when paganism was taken away for the papacy to rule Europe . In 508 Clovis the French king was the last to become catholic. This opened the way for all of Europe to become catholic. When we add 508 to 1260 we also arrive at 1798
Daniel 12 12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. 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.
Daniel chapter 12 commentary her also gives us another time frame the 1335 years. Starting to 508 when the daily or paganism was taken away to which date do we arrive ? 1844 This is quite incredible as if someone had a doubt when they studied the 2300 days of daniel 8 14 to arrive at 1844 when Jesus started the cleansing of the sanctuary . Then here the bible confirms once more that this hour of his judgment or the judgment to start in 1844 is here again confirmed .
This is an amazing proof to the 3 angels message of the end time . As we see this message all over the book of revelation and Daniel . It has a great importance as this is the last message for planet earth given by the remant of revelation 12 . Jesus really loves you . Daniel chapter 12 commentary is powerful and we have something like a prophecy concentrate where in Daniel chapter 12 commentary different prophecies and messages converge to the grand climax of the dilemma of truth against error .
The mark of the beast against those who have the seal of God . On which side will you stand my friend. Jesus loves you . Have you accepted Jesus in your heart before ? Repeat after me Father God please forgive my sins, come into my heart. Give me your righteousness, heal and bless me . In the name of Jesus amen