The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet 5058 KC Daniel 26-2

So let's go to the 12th and final chapter of Daniel
and see what closing words of wisdom our Father has given to us.

Note: Verses 1-3 in chapter 12 are not the beginning of a new subject but rather the conclusion of the prophecy given by the angel which began back in chapter 10 (see the marginal note in the Companion Bible).

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.
Few people know that there are two tribulations, the great tribulation that occurs when Michael casts Satan and his angels out of heaven to this earth at the sound of the 6th Trump, and the tribulation that occurs at the 7th Trump when Yahshua Messiah returns and crushes the image of the beast and pours out the cup of wrath reserved for the ungodly!

To wit, we are fast approaching that final hour, the great tribulation that occurs from the time Michael casts Satan and his angels out of heaven to this earth until that "little horn" comes to his end.

It will be at that time Jesus Christ shall deliver His people, every one that has the seal of God in his or her forehead whose name is found written in the book of life.

Those who do not have the seal of God in their foreheads, and thus whose names are not written in the book of life, shall surely stumble and fall in the great apostasy and worship the beast.

It is written and so shall it be.

Rev. 13:8
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
We have been reading in this great Book of Daniel about "the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth (Rev. 3:10)."

As we have documented time and again, this is the time Jesus Christ told us to watch for when the abomination of desolation, that entity spoken of by Daniel the prophet, would come stand in the holy place (Mat. 24:15) claiming to be God and spread his desolations throughout the world.

For then shall be great unparalleled tribulation such as never was:

Matthew 24:21-22
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Notice in the next verse that we are given understanding concerning the duration of time of this great tribulation.
[22] And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Jesus Christ just said that the time of the great tribulation, which is the span of time that the abomination of desolation (the subject being discussed) is given to come stand in the holy place, has been CHANGED!

It has been shortened.

Keep this in mind for we will be discussing "how long" a few verses hence.

Now back to the time of delivery at the sound of the 7th Trump.

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.
Make no mistake about it!

There is a great spiritual awakening coming.

The good news is that some are beginning to "wake up" now and some shall be awakened during the great tribulation of false christ, the final hour of this flesh age, and shall come out of Babylon when they see God's elect delivered up and take a stand.

And those who are awakened to the truth of their Father's Word shall be blessed and rewarded at the first resurrection with eternal life!

Unfortunately though, many shall continue to sleep through the night until the sound of the 7th Trump when Yahshua Messiah returns, at which time the veil of this flesh age shall be taken away and all that is spiritual shall be exposed to the light!

The problem is however, if that is the time when you are "awakened", then you are in big trouble for you will have missed out on the blessings of the first resurrection and will be ashamed and naked (spiritually) at His coming.

By the way, do not let the statement "sleep in the dust of the earth" lead you to believe that people are dead and unconscious until the return of Christ, because nothing could be farther from the truth.

For openers, Paul states in 2 Cor. 5:8 that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and he confirms that in 1 Thes. 4:13-18 where he explains where the dead in Christ presently are.

2 Cor. 5:8-10
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Whether we are here in the flesh or home with Him, we still labour as workman to show ourselves approved.
[9] Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of Him.
God is judge and Jesus Christ is coming to mete out just recompense to all.

That means reward to those who are His at His coming... but woe to those who are found wanting!

You "see", Jesus Christ is the righteous Judge which means He judges with complete fairness!

Therefore each and every person shall receive exactly what he or she deserves.

[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.
We see from Paul's instruction that judgment is both good and bad, depending on what one has coming to him!

Furthermore concerning where the dead are, Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 makes it quite clear that when we die, our flesh which is made of the dust of the earth returns to the earth as it was and we return to our Father in our spiritual body.

Eccles. 12:6-7
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
These are all figures of speech just like our saying "he kicked the bucket", meaning "when a person dies"!

Here is what happens when he or she kicks the bucket:

[7] Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
And so Dan. 12:2 simply states that at that time, which is at the 7th Trump, the first resurrection, the first raising to the status of eternal life (not to be confused with being raised from your flesh to your spiritual body, 1 Cor. 15), some "make it" and some don't.

Hopefully those who do not "make it" will get their act together during the Millennium,that thousand year period that precedes the Great White Throne judgment (Rev 20).

The good news is though, that those who now become "wise" in their Father's Word and continue to labor in the field bringing forth fruit and who endure until the end, shall shine as the brightness of the firmament!

Dan 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.
Many of the "wise" whose names are written in the book of life have planted seeds of truth and have been (and yet will be) instrumental in turning souls to righteousness, which is to turn them to their Father's Word.

Many of those seeds shall yet sprout forth for as it is written in Revelation 7:9, there will be a great multitude of people of all nations, and kindreds, and tongues who shall come out of Babylon (confusion) during the reign of the false christ.

This occurs when God's elect are delivered up before councils and synagogues at which time the gospel of the kingdom, the announcement that the King of kings and Lord of lords is coming with His saints to smash the wicked beast, shall be proclaimed throughout the world via the modern miracles of satellite and cable TV.

[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 words spoken by the angel to Daniel were not for his time but rather for the time of the end, our time, the time when people would "run to and fro" which in Hebrew means to swerve, turn aside, apostatize,not run around in cars, planes, and other things, though we certainly do that on a grand scale in these end times.

You may have read in Job 1:7 that when Satan was ask by God as to his whereabouts, he flippantly replied: "...Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."

In other words, he was doing his thing "turning aside" as many as would allow themselves to be led astray.

And as it is was written concerning these last days, the knowledge and ability to promote craft and deceit has increased greatly!

knowledge, da`ath, dah'-ath, Hebrew 1847; from Hebrew 3045 (yada`); knowledge :- cunning, [ig-] norantly, know (-ledge), [un-] awares (wittingly).
The good news is that the knowledge of our Father's Word has also been increased in these last days.

Daniel was instructed to close the book and "seal" it until the time of the end at which time the "seals" would be broken and the knowledge of that which is written would be understood by the wise (vs. 10).

Of course it is only Jesus Christ, the Word of God, who is able to open the seals and reveal truth and wisdom to your mind.

Therefore you must go to Him,to His Word, to receive that wisdom and understanding.

Rev. 5:2
And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
If you want to be "in the know" concerning what is happening in the world at this late hour, do not look to the main stream media or even to preachers and ministers!

There is only one place to turn and that is to Jesus Christ the Word of Godfor He alone can unlock the words that have been sealed and give you rich understanding.

Rev. 5:9
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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