Daniel 12:4 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.
At a local restaurant that I frequent, there is a sign behind the cashier that reads; “Everything will be ok in the end. If things are not ok, then it’s not the end.” Although this is just meant as a humorous little sign about the daily struggle we go through, it could also well reflect, peoples search for peace in life. Some have tried to teach that we are going through the tribulation period described in the New Testament right now. As bad as things may appear today globally, they do not compare with the description of the Great Tribulation in the book of the Revelation of John. Things are not OK, and the end is yet to come.
In Daniel 12:4, Daniel is told to “shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:” God told Daniel to preserve this word of prophecy, as it would be needful for clear understanding in the last days. This verse goes on to say; “many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Some have supposed this to refer to the day we live in. People move about the globe in hours, which use to take months. Information that researchers would spend months compiling in the past, is now available in moments on the Internet. However, the verse is talking about the prophecy Daniel was to preserve to the end. Today there is a renewed interest in the future. Many run here and there, trying to find eternal answers. Blind to the truth, the lost still seek it. However, a clear revelation is yet to come.
Sadly, many will realize this clear revelation of eternity, when it’s too late. Daniel 12:2-3 says some will rise to eternal life, however, many will rise to eternal shame. Yet, still today, many are diligently searching.
Would you be willing to help them find the truth,
before it’s too late?
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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