2008-02-03 - Daniel
Chapter 11: Part 5 ~ Installment 88
Verses 12:1-3: The vision concludes with the message of the resurrection. There will one day be a bodily resurrection of not only the righteous, but also of the wicked - the righteous to an eternity with God, the lost to an eternity of separation and punishment.
"Do not be amazed at this, for a time is coming when all who are in their graves will hear his voice and come out -- those who have done good will rise to live, and those who have done evil will rise to be condemned" (John 5:28-29).
Verses 4-13: Two angels appear, but we don't know who they are. And so the vision is to be sealed until the last times, the times in which the final things will be fulfilled. It is to be preserved for the benefit of those who will study it, and as time passes, it will become more clear in its interpretation.
It is also stated here that Israel will suffer persecution for the last 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation, but at the end of that time, the Hebrews will be broken and will recognize that Jesus is their Messiah. The Tribulation will end, and Antichrist will fall under God's hand.
As we have seen, much of it is quite clear to us, because much of it has already come to pass. As the last things begin to be fulfilled, those who are alive then will also gain a greater understanding of its message.
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