Year of the Bible – Daniel 12:1-13


Year of the Bible - Advent Week One



Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. – Daniel 12:10


Daniel 12:1-13 (12:1-4)

Daniel foresees the end of time and the resurrection of all men. The time before the end is going to be a time of great stress. The archangel Michael will battle forcefully for the cause of the Church. The spiritual forces of evil will be unleashed like never before. Those who are faithful will remain, but thankfully, God shortens the time so that we may not be overwhelmed. Suddenly, all men will be resurrected out of the dust and judged. The righteous will inherit eternal life. Those who attempt to justify themselves before God on the basis of their own righteousness will be given over into shame and everlasting contempt. The details of the end of time are denied to Daniel. The only thing that Daniel knew for sure is that God’s people would suffer many tribulations, but these tribulations would not cause them to fall from faith. Tribulations would become a refiner’s fire to purify and strengthen faith. Daniel’s book ends with an assurance from God: These things would not take place within his lifetime.

Questions – Daniel 12

  1. What is the good news and the bad news about the end of time?
  2. What will happen to our bodies and souls at the end of time?
  3. What will happen to those who have claimed the righteousness of Christ?
  4. What will happen to the self-righteous?
  5. Of what value are tribulations to the Christian?
Year of the Bible – Advent | Week One | Tuesday – © John W. Fiene