DANIEL 12 Pg 2


Time, times and a half


 12:5  Then I Daniel

[1] looked, and, behold,

[a.] there stood other two,

[11.] the one on this side

[aa.] of the bank of the river, and

[12.] the other on that side

[aa.] of the bank of the river.

 12:6  And      [b.] [one] said

[11.] to the man clothed in linen [the glorified Jesus; Dan. 10:5; Rev. 10:1],

[aa.] which [was] upon

[111.] the waters of the river [a channel, esp. the Nile ()], 

[11.] How long

[aa.] [shall it be to]

[ab.] the end of these wonders (c/p. Dan. 8:13)? 

 12:7  And

[2] I heard

[a.] the man clothed in linen,

[11.] which [was] upon the waters

[aa.] of the river,

[12.] when he held up

[aa.] his right hand and

[ab.] his left hand

[111.] unto heaven, and

[13.] sware by him [Jesus swears by the Father (c/p. Rev. 10:1-6)]

[aa.] that liveth for ever

[bb.] that [it shall be] for

[111.] a time, times, and an half [3 ½ years, 42 months, or 1260 days—answering the question of verse 6)]; and

[112.] when he [they] shall have accomplished

[aaa.] to scatter the power

[1111.] of the holy people (c/p. Dan. 12:1; Dan. 8:24; Rev. 12:17; Rev. 13:7; Rev. 14:12-13),

[aaaa.] all these [things] shall be finished.


The wise shall understand 

 12:8  And

[1] I heard, but

[a.]I understood not:

[2] then said I,

[a.] O my Lord,

[b.] what [shall be]

[11.] the end of these [things]?

 12:9  And

[3] he said,

[a.] Go thy way, Daniel:

[11.] for the words [are]

[aa.] closed up and

[bb.] sealed  

[111.] till the time of the end [Dan. 12:4; Dan. 8:17; Dan. 11:35, Dan. 11:40].


The wise virgins of Matthew 25


 12:10             [b.] Many* shall be

[11.] purified [born again], and

[12.] made white [made the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Cor. 5:21; Rev. 19:8)], and

[13.] tried [tested during the time of Jacob's trouble (Dan. 12:1)]; but

[c.] the wicked shall do wickedly: and

[11.] none of the wicked shall understand;

[12.] but the wise shall understand.

[These are the wise virgins of Matthew 25:1-13, Jews who are waiting for the bridegroom (the Messiah) with "oil in their lamps." This "oil" is the power and Anointing of the Holy Spirit in their vessels (bodies and lives) because they have received Jesus as the Messiah and are born again. Though their salvation is genuine they are yet "baby" Christians. Their salvation comes after the Rapture of the Church—during the last 3 ½ years of this age. This is the time of Jacob's trouble (Jer. 30:7; Matt. 24:21; Dan. 12:1; Luke 17:28) when Jesus begins to pour out the wrath of God on an unbelieving world; and Satan rules through the Antichrist, false prophet, and mark of the beast. Many [perhaps all] of these “virgins” will be martyred for their faith in Jesus (Rev. 12:11; Rev. 14:12-13; Rev. 20:4). Their "oil" is truly insufficient to evangelize their "unwise" Hebrew brethren: who must seek the Messiah for themselves. According to the parable of the unwise virgins, they eventually come to the knowledge of Jesus as Savior and Lord, but after His second coming—when the marriage door is shut. They have been deceived by the devil to worship the Antichrist, and to receive the mark of his name (Rev. 14:9-11). Hell and the lake of fire are their eternal destiny.]

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