Tanak Foundations-Concepts in Daniel-Chapter 12

Dan 12.1-13 tells us that the Jewish people will be in danger when the False Messiah is trying to conquer them and base his operations in Israel by the middle of the birth-pains. Michael the Archangel will fight for them and bring deliverance. It also refers to the resurrection of the dead, the establishment of the Messianic Kingdom, and when Ezekiel’s Temple will be dedicated.

v 1…”Now at that time (at the end of the Olam Ha Zeh or this present age, and into the Atid Lavo, the last one thousand years of God’s seven thousand year plan) Michael (one who is like God), the great prince who stands over the sons of your people (as protector), will arise (take action). There will be a time of distress (time of Jacob’s trouble, the birth-pains-Jer 30.4; Hos 5.15; Matt 24.21) 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 (of the living) will be rescued.

v 2…And many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake (Isa 26.20; 1 Thes 4.13-18; 1 Cor 15.52), these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace (they will await the second death in the final resurrection in Rev 20.5-15).

v 3…And those who have insight (spiritually) will shine brightly (be glorified) like the brightness of the expanse of heaven (Matt 13.43; Isa 30.26), and those who lead the many to righteousness (as defined by the Torah; by faith in Yeshua ), like the stars forever and ever.

v 4…But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book (don’t try to interpret it yet, it is obscure right now. This is the opposite of what John was told in Rev 22.10) until the end of time (the time of the end when what is predicted will come to pass and the truth be known); many will go back and forth (trying to find the meaning) and knowledge (da’at meaning knowledge of God in scriptural facts, as they study, converse with others when things become clearer as they compare one verse against another and current events become clearer, etc).

v 5…Then I, Daniel, looked and behold (take note and see), two others (other angels) were standing, one on this bank of the river (Chidakel or Tigris), and the other on that bank of the river (rivers were seen as channels of truth).

v 6…And one said to the man dressed in linen (Dan 10.5), who was above the waters of the rivers (as if he was standing on it showing dominion over the truth of scripture), “How long until the end of these wonders (or the “hidden end”)?”

v 7…And I 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 (as in an oath) by him who lives forever (Yehovah), that it would be for a time, times, and half a time (1260 days or the final three and a half years of the birth-pains; 42 months from Nisan 10 when the False Messiah will declare himself God in the Temple, to Tishri 10 Yom Kippur when Yeshua returns to Jerusalem); and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people (when Israel looks like it is to be annihilated-Hos 5.15), all these (events) will be completed (including Israel’s deliverance by Michael and whatever else was prophesied concerning these events).

v 8…As for me, I heard but could not understand (he did not know the meaning); so I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things (he wanted more information and a further interpretation about the events described)?”

v 9…And he said, “Go Daniel, for the words are concealed and sealed up until the end time (the Messianic Kingdom, after the 6000 years of the Olam Ha Zeh, this present age, is over).

v 10…Many will be purged, purified, and refined (during the birth-pains), but the wicked will act wickedly (close their eyes and ears to true instruction from the scriptures), and none of the wicked will understand (discern because they blind and deaf-Matt 13.13-15), but those who have insight (Hebrew “maskilim” from the root “maskil” in Psa 32, 42, 44, 45, 52, 53, 54, 55, 74, 78, 88, 98, 142, meaning those that have the true teaching or instruction) will understand (discern because their eyes and ears have been opened by Yehovah-Matt 13.10-11, 16).

v 11…And from the time that the regular sacrifice (in the Temple) is abolished (thirty days prior to the midpoint of the birth-pains, Adar 10, around the time of Purim) and the abomination of desolation is set up (in the Ha Kodesh, or holy place, in the Temple-Matt 24.15), 1290 days (this includes the thirty days prior from Adar 10, plus the 1260 days or “time, times, and half a time” of v 7, added together for 1290 days which takes you to Tishri 10 and Yom Kippur when Yeshua returns to Jerusalem-Matt 24.29-31).

v 12…How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1335 days (from the mid-point of the birth-pains on Nisan 10 to the end of the birth-pains on Yom Kippur, Tishri 10, we have 1260 days, the last three and half years of the birth-pains. If you go from Tishri 10 and add 75 days to it you have 1335 days. This brings us up to Kislev 25 and the festival of Chanukah, a festival that celebrates the rededication of the Temple in the time of the Maccabees. This time, Ezekiel’s Temple will be dedicated. You are truly blessed if you have waited and now see this event because that means you have made it into the Messianic Kingdom).

v 13…But as for you, go your way to the end (of your life and your release from all the present affliction); then you will enter into rest and rise again for your allotted portion (his reward) at the end of the age (at the end of the Olam Ha Zeh, the end of the 6000-year “present age.” The Natzal, or “rapture” will occur on a Yom Ha Din Rosh Ha Shannah, Tishri 1, year 6001 from creation, the first day of the Atid Lavo, also known as the Day of the Lord, the Lord’s Day, the Sabbath of God, and the Millennium by some, the last 1000 years of the 7000-year plan of God. Daniel will be resurrected as part of the first resurrection-1 Cor 15.51-52; 1 Thes 4.13-18; Rev 20.4-6).”

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