Daniel Chapter 12

One of the misconceptions that Christians  have they get from so-called "scholars".  Context in the Bible is everything to any passage.  Cultural context is also often part of that. However, when it comes to prophecy, not so much at all sometimes.  In other words, the prophets themselves and their culture can be completely irrelevant to the prophecy and Daniel shows this.  The fact that he himself did not understand the dreams and did not always have all of it explained to him means his cultural context was not part of the dream. Chapters 10-12 are of the same vision

(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.
  • Michael stands for Israel
  • This is the same as Revelation in every way
  • This is the two resurrections, separated by 1,000 years in Revelation 
  • This is about the future event for Daniel and us, the Great Tribulation
  • There are around 100,000,000 angels plus (Revelation 5:11)
    of various ranks, types (Cherubims, etc.)


(Revelation 12:7)
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,


(Jeremiah 30:7)
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

(Matthew 24:21)
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

(Mark 13:19)
For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

(Deuteronomy 4:30-31)
When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;  (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;)
he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

(Jeremiah 30:7)
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

(Ezekiel 20:34-38)
And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face. Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, saith the Lord GOD.
And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:  And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

(Ezekiel 22:18-22)
Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye are all become dross, behold, therefore I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem.
As they gather silver, and brass, and iron, and lead, and tin, into the midst of the furnace, to blow the fire upon it, to melt it; so will I gather you in mine anger and in my fury, and I will leave you there, and melt you.  Yea, I will gather you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof.  As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the LORD have poured out my fury upon you.

(Zechariah 13:8-9)
And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.  And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
  • One third of all Israel was killed in the Holocaust
  • This is two thirds killed, one third spared!


(Romans 11:26)
And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

(2 Corinthians 3:16)
Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

(Isaiah 59:20)
And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

(Daniel 7:18)
But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

(Zechariah 12:10)
And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

(Zechariah 13:8-9)
And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.  And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

(Jeremiah 30:7)
Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.

(Jeremiah 30:11)
For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.


(Revelation 3:5)
He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

(Revelation 20:12)
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

(Revelation 21:27)
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

(Psalms 69:28)
Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

(Malachi 3:16)
Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

(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.
  • This is the glorified body for us, versus the physical body resurrection ready for punishment, for the unbelievers
  • We came from dust, at death we return to the dust, but for judgment sake or for eternal life we are resurrected from that dust
  • These do not have to happen (and do not)
    at the same time, these two resurrections


(Genesis 3:19)
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.


(Revelation 20:5)
But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.

(Revelation 20:13-15)
And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

(2 Corinthians 5:10)
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

(John 5:28-29)
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

(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 wisdom is from God to believers
  • At this time, we all will shine like this with the Glory of God
(Matthew 5:16)
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

(Matthew 13:43)
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

(Proverbs 11:30)
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

(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.
  • This is high speed, high stress, high technology living, only possible today
  • The knowledge of prophecy, specifically in Daniel, and the Bible itself are also very much increased in these days
  • This would be because of what we literally see with our eyes in this exciting time we live in
  • Daniel is sealed; Revelation is UNsealed
  • 1960-1970 doubled the amount of information
  • Today, imagine how fast it is doubling
  • Sending a color video across the world with a handheld device, through the air
  • Watch something on the other side of the world live.
(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.
  • The man in chapter 10 is now joined by two others
(Daniel 10:5)
Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: 

(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?
  • Daniel does not have the book of Revelation, and wants to know the when here
  • He further does not know exactly when this is all going to pass, since it probably seems so impossible in his day
(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.
  • Both hands up to Heaven=worship
  • This oath is ironclad, solid, guaranteed, so that you can live by it
  • This time, times and half a time is three and a half years
  • Israel is believed to finally have been broken, humbled, and turned to the LORD because of the Great Tribulation
(Daniel 12:8-9)
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 is asking how on earth all of this is going to possibly happen, perhaps again because his understanding of the vision is limited
  • He does not get a direct answer, and it is now sealed until our days as we are seeing it all come to pass.
(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.
  • This is for sure today, and a very accurate description of current events
  • Many wise in the church will see this all coming to pass and understand
  • This scenario is the perfect spiritual atmosphere for the anti-Christ to walk into and deceive so many
(1 Corinthians 2:14)
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

(Revelation 1:3)
Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

(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.
  • This is 1,260 days + 30 = 1,290 days: Thirty for SOMETHING (Judgment before the Millenial Kingdom?)
  • We do not know nor will we ever know......NO ONE KNOWS!
(Daniel 12:12)
Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
  • 1,335 days now is 75 extra days to the last half of the Tribulation
  • There is no other explanation for this addition; no one knows to know what this is (it is sealed)
  • Whatever it is, there is a blessing for making to make it this far
  • It is probably the separation period on earth
  • "Blessed is he that waiteth"; Come, ye blessed of my Father,
(Matthew 25:32-34)
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

(Matthew 25:41)
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

(Daniel 12:13)
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 is told he will die not long after this, forget the fulfillment, he will not see it
  • He will be risen after the Great Tribultion, before the Millenial Kingdom

Daniel  /  Revelation Summary of the anti-CHRIST

(Daniel 8:25)
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.


(Revelation 13:17)
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.


(Revelation 13:5)
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.


(Revelation 6:2-4)
And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.


(Revelation 13:6)
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.