Daniel 12 - What Shall Be The End Of These Things

The Bible Prophecy Timeline - Revelation 12


Year Cycles

49 or 50?

Prophetic Timeline

723 BC

2520 Prophecy (Israel)


677 BC

2520 Prophecy (Judah)


607 BC

Jubilee of Jubilees
Prophecy (Land)


146 BC


70 Weeks

Daniel 9

158 BC


League Between
Jews & Romans?

Daniel 11

508 AD

Daily Taken Away

Daniel 8 Daniel 11

538 AD

Rome Middle Ages

1260 Years

Daniel 7 Daniel 11 Revelation 12 Revelation 13

1844 AD

Investigative Judgment

2300 Days

Daniel 8

2027 AD

End of 6000 Years?


202? AD

When is the end?

Daniel 12 Daniel 12 - Debated

Before we look at the conversation lets back up a bit and see first who is the one on the sea and the one answering the questions.

I think most would agree the two here are Jesus and Gabriel.

Daniel­ 12:5 "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."

This scene again takes us over to Revelation 10.

And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
(Rev­ 10 1-7)

This quote is about Revelation 10.

The mighty Angel who instructed John was no less a personage than Jesus Christ. Setting His right foot on the sea, and His left upon the dry land, shows the part which He is acting in the closing scenes of the great controversy with Satan. This position denotes His supreme power and authority over the whole earth. The controversy has waxed stronger and more determined from age to age, and will continue to do so, to the concluding scenes when the masterly working of the powers of darkness shall reach their height. Satan, united with evil men, will deceive the whole world and the churches who receive not the love of the truth. But the mighty Angel demands attention. He cries with a loud voice. He is to show the power and authority of His voice to those who have united with Satan to oppose the truth. {19MR 319.3}

The Angel's position, with one foot on the sea, the other on the land, signifies the wide extent of the proclamation of the message. It will cross the broad waters and be proclaimed in other countries, even to all the world. The comprehension of truth, the glad reception of the message, is represented in the eating of the little book. The truth in regard to the time of the advent of our Lord was a precious message to our souls. {19MR 321.1}

I'm starting to see a pattern as I go through this.

We go through the close of probation, through to the sixth plague then we pause.

Why pause right as were getting into the final scenes?
It looks to me like it is to give the an importance of this message

We are brought right down to the time Jesus comes back, just before the last plague, and then we take a step back, to sound the alarm of the three angels messages and prepare for the second coming of Jesus.

Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; (Joel 2:1)

Daniel ­12:6 "And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river,"

Jesus the High Priest is the one closed in linen.

Many will say that it is Gabriel having the conversation with Jesus but look again.
The "one" is italicized, meaning that word was inserted.

Who else could be talking?

Well who wants answers? Why would Gabriel want to ask the question?

The "one" is Daniel, he is doing the talking, he is the one wanting answers.
it should read...

Daniel 12­:6 "And I said to the man clothed in linen".

Daniel ­12:6 "How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?"

What is the question?

The question is - How Long? When is the End?

Remember this, he is going to ask the question again.

Daniel ­12:7 "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"

The one in Linen is your High Priest - Jesus.
The one he held up his hands to is God.

Daniel ­12:7 "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."

Anyone got a KJV bible with footnotes?
The footnote for this verse says: 12:7 a time...: or, part.

H2677 chetsiy khay-tsee'
from H2673;
the half or middle.
KJV: half, middle, mid(-night), midst, part, two parts.

The word Half could also mean Part.
That means MAYBE 1260 is wrong like most interpret this.
The number could also mean 1290.

Did Daniel get the same answer twice?.

Daniel ­12:8 "And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?"

Is this not the same question he just asked.

His question is the same, how long till the end!

Will Jesus give two different answers?

Daniel ­12:9 "And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end."
Daniel ­12:10 "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."

Here is what I think it is saying.

I'm not trying to set dates, just trying to understand the verse.

Daniel ­12:11 "And from the time that the daily

or freedom to worship God on the seventh day of the week

shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate

Sunday Law

set up,"

or signed into law

there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

Time, Times and a Part or 1290 days to be exact.

Daniel ­12:12 "Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days."
Daniel ­12:13 "But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days."

Mark­ 13:32 - But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

Many believe that this should say "Maketh Known" since we believe Jesus would know the time of his coming.

I believe here we are talking about literal time in the future.
It is the day for a year prophecies that are done away with.
But yes that is debatable, as went over a bit in Daniel 12 - Sealed Book

We still know of more time given, like the 1000 years in Revelation 20 or the half hour of silence in heaven.

Matthew­ 24:15-22
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:
Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:
Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

Sounds like time to me, "When ye therefore shall see". Means I better take notice.

Notice of what? The abomination of desolation.

Where do I go look for this? Spoken of by Daniel the prophet.

Yes we know what happened the first time.

Ellen White - {­Mar­ 180.2}
The time is not far distant, when, like the early disciples, we shall be forced to seek a refuge in desolate and solitary places. As the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Christians, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation [the United States] in the decree enforcing the papal sabbath will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains.

We have no time to lose. Troublous times are before us. The world is stirred with the spirit of war. Soon the scenes of trouble spoken of in the prophecies will take place. The prophecy in the eleventh of Daniel has nearly reached its complete fulfilment. Much of the history that has taken place in fulfilment of this prophecy will be repeated. In the thirtieth verse a power is spoken of that "shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. {Lt103-1904.17} "And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed. {Lt103-1904.18} "And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done." [Verses 30-36.] {Lt103-1904.19} Scenes similar to those described in these words will take place. We see evidence that Satan is fast obtaining the control of human minds, who have not the fear of God before them. Let all read and understand the prophecies of this book, for we are now entering upon the time of trouble spoken of: {Lt103-1904.20} "At that time shall Michael stand up, the great Prince that 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. 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. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever. 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." [Daniel 12:1-4]

What I'm getting at from the quote above is that in Daniel 11:31 we find the same language we find at the end of Daniel 12.
Yea you could say it is the same event.
But she says right in that quote above "Much of the history that has taken place in fulfilment of this prophecy will be repeated.".
If that is the case, then Daniel 12:11-12 may not be history but future.
Which not only puts the the daily sacrifice and the abomination that maketh desolate in the future but it also puts the 1290 and 1335 days.
In Matthew 24:15, I think Jesus puts the abomination that maketh desolate in both the past and the future.
I believe there is a strong argument for a future application here.

The ceremonial piety of the Jews was of no value with God, and calamity was permitted to come upon the nation, because they refused the only means which would bring them light and knowledge. Christ forewarned His disciples of the destruction of Jerusalem and the signs to take place prior to the coming of the Son of man. The whole of the twenty-fourth chapter of Matthew is a prophecy concerning the events to precede this event, and the destruction of Jerusalem is used to typify the last great destruction of the world by fire. "This gospel of the kingdom," He said, "shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth let him understand:) then let them which be in Judea flee unto the mountains. ... But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day." [Verses 14-16, 20.] {Ms77-1899.}

The Saviour's prophecy concerning the visitation of judgments upon Jerusalem is to have another fulfillment, of which that terrible desolation was but a faint shadow. In the fate of the chosen city we may behold the doom of a world that has rejected God's mercy and trampled upon His law. Dark are the records of human misery that earth has witnessed during its long centuries of crime. The heart sickens, and the mind grows faint in contemplation. Terrible have been the results of rejecting the authority of Heaven. But a scene yet darker is presented in the revelations of the future. The records of the past, the long procession of tumults, conflicts, and revolutions, the "battle of the warrior ... with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood" (Isaiah 9:5), what are these, in contrast with the terrors of that day when the restraining Spirit of God shall be wholly withdrawn from the wicked, no longer to hold in check the outburst of human passion and satanic wrath! The world will then behold, as never before, the results of Satan's rule. {GC 36.2}