In this post we will attempt to analyze Daniel 7 and 12, but before we start, please review the following article:
Daniel 7King James Version (KJV)
7 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. 2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. 3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. 4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. 5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. 6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. 7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. 8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. 9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. 10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. 11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. 12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time. 13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. 15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. 16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things. 17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. 18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever. 19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; 20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. 21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; 22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. 23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. 24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. 26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. 27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. 28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
Daniel 7 relates to the Seven Seals of Revelation and the four beasts and Judgment Day.
From that study, it was determined the second beast is quite possibly the UN and the Federal Reserve. The rise and fall of communism (the Bear) was 1918-1989 and the US and USSR were major super powers during that time.
Numerous articles seem to concur that the third beast is Greece. Also, it is possible that this gives rise to the Catholic Church, given that the third beast in Rev 6 is a man (the Pope).
Verse 10 would seem to indicate only 100 million of the earth’s population would make it to the white throne judgment. There are 1.2 billion Catholics in the world and the mark of the beast (Rev 13:16-17) is fulfilled by the sign of the cross (placing of the right hand of the forehead); furthermore, there are others will accept a mark of the beast in a different form just to survive (and this could include wearing of certain symbology). Lastly, don’t forget those who “sold their souls” to Satan for fame and fortune – please read the below link; it IS reversible.
The fourth beast in Verse 23 coincides with the beast in Rev 13. The below article seems to concur it is Rome. Also it coincides with Rev 6:7 and the opening of the fourth seal. The “one world government” and “one world religion,” along with the mark of the beast all fit into this. Please read the below:
Daniel 12King James Version (KJV) –
12 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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? 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. 8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? 9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 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. 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. 12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. 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 12 is the end times and doesn’t appear to be chronological. Verses 1 and 2 are the resurrection of both the wicked and the righteous; however it doesn’t specify first or second. Verse 10 would possibly apply to the millennium because that is the last chance for people to come to God at a time when there is no evil. Verse 11 through the end is the 3.5 years of the Great Tribulation (the last half of the 7 year period). It was also mentioned in “The Seven Seals of Revelation” article.
https://religiousrealist.wordpress.com/2018/05/03/the-seven-year-tribulation/ this also contains “the Hour of Judgment” since the latter is apparently at the close of this event.
Job 21:30King James Version (KJV)
30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
Could the two witnesses do their preaching during the 3.5 year period of the Great Tribulation only to be killed two months beforehand? Possibly….. Who are they?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_witnesses this might be a worthy article to explore.
Revelation 11:3-7New International Version (NIV)
3 And I will appoint my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” 4 They are “the two olive trees” and the two lampstands, and “they stand before the Lord of the earth.”[a] 5 If anyone tries to harm them, fire comes from their mouths and devours their enemies. This is how anyone who wants to harm them must die. 6 They have power to shut up the heavens so that it will not rain during the time they are prophesying; and they have power to turn the waters into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they want. 7 Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them.
Daniel 7:10 would seem to indicate that only 100 million will make it to the White Throne Judgment in Rev 20:12. Who could the “thousand thousands ministering before him” be? Religious leaders, maybe?
Daniel 7:13-14 and Daniel 12:12-13 could both tie together as the 2nd coming of Jesus.
The below is the sign of the Great Tribulation and 2nd Coming
Matthew 24:21-22King James Version (KJV)
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. 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.
Acts 14:22 King James Version (KJV)
22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
Matthew 24:29-31King James Version (KJV)
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
How interesting that verse 31 also concurs with 1 Thess 4:16-17. Interestingly enough, the angels of Christ coincide with the four winds in Rev 7:2-3. The 144,000 in Rev 7:4 are the select (Rev 20:4-6 defines the first resurrection).
Matthew 24:32-36King James Version (KJV)
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. 36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Verses 32-36 are the Second Coming. Don’t need to expound on the rest of Matt 24. Some believe that the start of WW1 is fulfillment of Matt 24:6 as the start of the End Times. It is rather true the world has more or less been at war since then, with the exception being the period between the end of WW1 and start of WW2 (mathematically “silence in heaven space of half hour” in Rev 8:1; the remainder of Rev 8 portrays the difficult times ahead).
Here are some thoughts:
Some were claiming the 7 year tribulation period started in 2009 (with the swearing in of Obama and the death of a religious leader). The issue is that 2016 has passed already and the world is way much worse.
A certain religious organization estimates the start of the 1290 days of Dan 12:11 to be approx. July 2015. This would put the 45 days between Dan 12:11 and 12:12 at Feb 2019.
The current Pope assumed office Mar 13, 2013. What is unusual is the first time a Pope has abdicated (Benedict). Pope Francis has been promoting unity among religions since Sept 2015. He is also the first liberal Pope. A couple other things is that he has proclaimed that Jesus’ actual birthdate is not Dec 25 and is more open about LGBT. If we assume that the 7 year tribulation starts sometime around his assumption of office, that places the start of Dan 12:11 around Sept 2016. The 45 days would start in Mar 2020.
One individual suggested June 2016 as the start of Dan 12:11.
So let’s go with a window of Feb 2019 to Mar 2020 for the start of the 45 days between Dan 12:11 and 12:12. This also fulfills Matt 24:36 about only the Father knowing the day and hour of Jesus’ 2nd coming.
Lastly, if one bases the end of the Great Tribulation on the start of Rev 14:7, the window would be between Aug 2020 and sometime in 2027.
Just MAYBE the midterm elections in Nov 2018 might tie in. There are 235 House and 33 Senate seats up for election.
Also at this time is Duterte’s “drug war” killings are under investigation by the International Criminal Court. The Catholic Church is opposed to the killings.
Putin has a far right wing government and one thing of note is the Jehovah’s Witness religion is banned (Kingdom Halls are being raided and members are being arrested). Will the government fall?
Rothschilds family, more or less, controls the finances of the world. They funded both the rise and fall of Communism. Part of the so-called “New World Order” is a One World Government (Socialist in nature, evidently) and it appears that Trump, Putin and Duterte are roadblocks to it. There are articles that suggest Rothschilds, the Pope and the Crown (aka Royal Family of England) are linked.
The other question is will faithful Christians worldwide literally be murdered during the 45 days of Daniel 12:12? We obviously don’t want to scare them and tell them a condition of their salvation is to be slaughtered, imprisoned or persecuted; however, we may want to tell them to be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. It may be something as simple as their faith being challenged. We should also have faith in God to protect us. We also shouldn’t get too complacent or arrogant (like having an attitude of being a part of a chosen group but still living a sinful way of life).
Again, this is live and will update. On May 2, there is an article in itself concerning the prophecy of Dan 9:27 (the 7 year tribulation) in work.