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Outline of Daniel 12

The conclusion of the vision of the Scriptures of truth. (Verse 1-4.)

The times of the continuance of these events. (Verse 5-13.)


Read Daniel 12:1-4.

Verse 1-4. — Michael signifies, "Who is like God," and his name, with the title of "the great Prince," points out the Divine Saviour. Christ stood for the children of our people in their stead as a sacrifice, bore the curse for them, to bear it from them. He stands for them in pleading for them at the throne of grace. And after the destruction of antichrist, the Lord Jesus shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and He shall appear for the complete redemption of all his people. When God works deliverance from persecution for them, it is as life from the dead. When his gospel is preached, many who sleep in the dust, both Jews and Gentiles, shall be awakened by it out of their heathenism of Judaism. And in the end the multitude that sleep in the dust shall awake; many shall arise to life, and many to shame. There is glory reserved for all the saints in the future state, for all that are wise, wise for their souls and eternity. Those who turn many to righteousness, who turn sinners from the errors of their ways, and help to save their souls from death,

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Read Daniel 12:Jas

Verse Jas — 5:20,. will share in the glory of those they have helped to heaven, which will add to their own glory.

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Read Daniel 12:5-13

Verse 5-13 — One of the angels asking how long it should be to the end of these wonders, a solemn reply is made, that it would be for a time, times, and a half, the period mentioned ch.

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