Though Daniel penned his words long ago, they are still meant to teach us today. The vision recorded in Daniel Chapter 12 describes the end times so that God's people will not be taken by surprise. Alistair Begg explains that these days will be marked by fearful tribulation, final separation, and futile investigation. We can take heart in knowing that the God who redeems His people will be faithful to preserve them through trials and to bring them into the everlasting life that He has promised in His Son.
1“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. 2And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above;1 and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
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