Verse 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, everyone that shall be found written in the book. Michael is one of God’s main Angels, or archangels, like a top General Angel in Jesus’s army of Angels. He will stand up, and come forth and fight for God’s people, leading a great army of Angels with him against the devil and his angels and demons in the end times. Jesus said; “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) for then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”( Matthew 24:15,21,29,30,31).You really need to study and have a good understanding of the Book of Revelation, and other related End Time Prophecy classes, and our class on Matthew Chapter 24, to understand the Book of Daniel. These classes can all be easily found in this web site under “Bible Prophecy”. “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse,deceiving and being deceived.”(2 Timothy 3:13). World events will steadily get worse until the rapture of the saved, and then the seven vials of God’s wrath are poured upon the earth while the saved are in heaven at the marriage supper of the Lamb. All the saved will be delivered from the wrath of God,(BUT NOT THE GREAT TRIBULATION) and taken to Heaven. Everyone whose name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. The Lord keeps a record of everyone who has been saved, and a record of what we do in this life.“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” ( Revelation 12:7-12)
Verse 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. The Bible says, “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: 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.” (I Thessalonians 4:16,17).“Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” (II Corinthians 15:51,52). At the seventh trumpet the rapture takes place, and the dead saved are resurrected first, and the saved which are alive are taken up to heaven before the vials of the Wrath of God are poured out upon the earth. The Rapture will take place in the twinkling of and eye. Some will be happy to see Jesus, and some will be ashamed because they didn’t serve the Lord in their time here on earth.I think all Christians who have been alive at anytime at all, have done and said things they are ashamed of. But the good news is that the blood of Jesus Christ washes away all of our sins. All we have to do is ask Jesus to forgive us and he does, and our sins are washed away forever, by faith in his blood.So have communion often as Jesus commanded us to do.
Verse 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 fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” (Proverbs 11:30) So if you want to shine like the stars then win souls for Jesus Christ !
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. The Angel tells Daniel just to write the book and shut it up and seal it until the time of the end when many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. Well, this is one reason that we know it is the time of the end, because the book of Daniel has now been opened and revealed to us. Behold before your eyes and in your hearing the scriptures are being fulfilled in www.answersintheword.com as the truth of the Book of Daniel is now opened unto you ! Many are running to and fro all over the world as world travel was virtually unheard of just 100 years ago, and knowledge has been greatly increased, from letter writing to Internet, and computers, not to mention advances in science and other technology. This is another amazing sign of the Time of the end.
Verse 5-7)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. 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?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.This is talking about the great tribulation. For 3 1/2 years, or time, times, and a half. When the anit-christ has scattered God’s people and it looks like the end for us, then Jesus comes to rescue the saved that are still alive on earth. A time is one year. Times is two years, and a half of a time is one half of a year, equaling three and a half years. This is explained in Revelations 12:6 &14.“And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.” 1,260 days is three and a half years in the Hebrew calendar of twelve 30 day months,or a time, times, and a half of a time.
Verse 8,9) And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Daniel did not understand, and he is told to go his way, and the words would be revealed at the time of the end, as they now are to you, as you study these classes.
Verse 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. The wicked unsaved who reject Jesus and the truth of his Word will not understand these prophecies. Jesus said, “Blessed are those that do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.” (Matthew 5:6).“and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)
Verse 11,12) And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up there shall be 1,290 days. Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. These are the only two verses in the Bible that give us a time frame for the two main events that happen after the rapture. These two events are, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, and the Seven Vials of the Wrath of God, which are poured out upon the earth, while the saved are in Heaven. We know that there are 1,260 days in the Great Tribulation, from the time that the Abomination Of Desolation is placed in the Temple, until the Rapture. 1,290 days are 30 days more past 1,260 days. Then it says, ” Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.” (Daniel 12:12). 1,335 days minus 1,260 days equals 75 total days for these two events, the Rapture and the Seven Vials of the Wrath of God ! Why are they blessed that wait and come to the end of these 75 days? Because that is when the Millennium begins, and the 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ on the earth ! So this gives us a time period, of a total of 75 days past the rapture. During this 75 day period the Marriage Supper of the Lamb will occur, and also the Seven Vials of the Wrath of God will be poured out upon the earth, ending with the Seventh Vial which is the battle of Armageddon. Maybe the first 30 day period mentioned in verse 11 will be for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, and the next 45 days may be for the Vials of Wrath to be poured out. We don’t know why the Lord broke up these time periods into 30 days and 45 days for a total of 75 days, but we will soon someday find out. This seems to be the best explanation for the 30 and 45 days so far.
Verse 13) But go thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest and stand in thy lot at the end of the days. Even though Daniel could not understand all these prophecies because they were not for his day. He is told to just rest and don’t worry about it, because he will get his reward at the end of days.
Say this prayer to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.