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(NOTE: The prophecies of the Book of Daniel have proven to be amazingly accurate to this day.  Some prophecies are still unfolding such as the following prophetic text which was written in the 6th century BC, sometime between 605 BC and 540 BC.  I have highlighted and linked some text for easy reference.  Please open and read links for detailed explanations.)

Daniel 12:1 “Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the book, will be rescued

(Commentary:  Daniel 12:1 is a panorama of the LAST DAYS, which encompasses the Ascension of Christ, this current day, and culminates at the White Throne Judgment.)

Verse 2. “Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. 

(Commentary:  This is a description of the Rapture from an earthly perspective)

Verse 3. “Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 

Verse 4. “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”

(Commentary:  Jesus OPENS the seals of this book, which began after His resurrection and continues to this day)

Verse 5“Then I, Daniel, looked and behold, two others were standing, one on this bank of the river and the other on that bank of the river. verse 6. And one said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be until the end of these wonders?” verse 7I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed. 

(Commentary:  These verses are a summary description of the 7 Years of Tribulation, also known as The Great Tribulation, which will begin with the opening of the 6th Seal of the Tribulation.)

Verse 8As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?” Verse 9. He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. 

(Commentary:  These events were kept hidden, concealed, until the Ascension of Christ and were written sometime between AD 35 and AD 100)

Verse 10. Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.Verse 11. “From the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days

(Commentary:  Verse 10 give us the purpose of The Days of Distress (Tribulation Seal 1 through Seal 5.  Seals 6 and 7, The Trumpets and the Bowls are Judgments.  Verse 11 is a summary of the endurance of the Great Tribulation Period or 7 Years)

Verse 12. “How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1,335 days! 

(Commentary: go to “”, and read about the tribulation and the 1260 days, the  1290 days and the 1335 days)

Verse 13. “But as for you, go your way to the end; then you will enter into rest and rise again for your allotted portion at the end of the age.”

(Commentary: Every man, woman and child of God has their own way to go, end to meet and there is a rest and an inheritance provided for each at the end of the age.)

Take great Hope, dear friends.  God’s plan for our world and the timetable are set by Him.  We may rest securely in Him. Your Brother and Friend,

Mike Young

PS:  Here is a great video to accompany this post.

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