Michael will deliver Israel. The book is sealed. Concerning the Great Tribulation. People pray with hands held high!
VERSE 1. “At that time Michael will stand up, the great prince who stands for the children of your people; and there will be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time. At that time your people will be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book.
written in the book. What book is this?
VERSE 2. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
will awake. The New Testament describes heaven and eternal life. But what does the Old Testament say about life after death? Read more »
VERSE 3. Those who are wise will shine as the brightness of the expanse. Those who turn many to righteousness will shine as the stars forever and ever.
KJV translation. 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.”
VERSE 4. But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end. Many will run back and forth, and knowledge will be increased.”
seal the book. That is, “keep it intact.”
Many people assume this phrase means “make it too hard to understand.”
VERSE 5. Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, two others stood, one on the river bank on this side, and the other on the river bank on that side.
VERSE 6. One said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be to the end of these wonders?”
VERSE 7. I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by him who lives forever that it will be for a time, times, and a half; and when they have finished breaking in pieces the power of the holy people, all these things will be finished.
held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven. This is how many Christians pray.
VERSE 8. I heard, but I didn’t understand. Then I said, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these things?”
VERSE 9. He said, “Go your way, Daniel; for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end.
VERSE 10. Many will purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked will do wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand; but those who are wise will understand.
VERSE 11. “From the time that the continual burnt offering is taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there will be one thousand two hundred ninety days.
one thousand two hundred ninety days. This seems to be speaking of the End of Days. How do we interpret it? Here are three popular theories, offered by Walvoord & Zuck in The Bible Knowledge Commentary:
VERSE 12. Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred thirty-five days.
VERSE 13. “But go your way until the end; for you will rest, and will stand in your inheritance at the end of the days.”
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