We are ﬁnally in the last chapter of the book of Daniel. Next week we will start in the book of Mathew.
This chapter continues with the angel telling Daniel about the end times. At the end time, Michael, the great prince will arise. There will be a time of distress but at the time everyone who is written in the book of life will be rescued. Many of those who sleep in the ground will be resurrected to everlasting life, but some will fall to disgrace and everlasting abhorrence (repulsion/disgust).
Those who are spiritually wise will shine bright and those who lead many to righteousness will shine bright like stars forever. The angel ordered Daniel to seal up the scroll and put it away till the end of time and not to search into it anxiously like some will do.
Then Daniel looked and saw two others, one angel on one bank of the river and another on the other bank of the river. One said to the man dressed in linen above the river how long this would go on? The man dressed in linen held up his hands toward heaven and said it would be fore a time, times and a half a time which is three and a half years. Daniel heard but didn't understand so he asked what the outcome would be.
The angel told Daniel to go his way with the words sealed. Many would be purged and puriﬁed, but the wicked will behave in their wicked ways and none of the wicked will know whats going on, but the spiritually wise will understand. From the time the regular (daily burnt offerings) is taken away and the abomination of desolation is set up ruining the temple of worship of the true God, there will be 1,290 days. Blessed will be the ones who waits and come to the 1,335 days. The angel told Daniel as for him, go his way until he will rest and rise again for his allotted inheritance at the end of the age.