19th April 2021: Our Daily deLIGHT~2nd Day-Understanding
Today we will read a chapter from Daniel, one of the books of prophecy. The scope of the deLIGHT will not afford us to unpack this chapter for all of its meaning as there are many books written about this topic. However, there are a few simple truth’s that we can grasp from it in order to gain a better understanding that will help us concerning our walk as believers. May the Father open our eyes that we may behold [understand] wonderful things in His Torah [teachings and instructions].
Daniel 12:1-13 says,
1 “Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the
book, will be rescued.
2 Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt. [Resurrection]
3 Those who have insight [understanding] will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
4 But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”
5 Then I, Daniel, looked and behold, two others were standing, one on this bank of the river and the other on that bank of the river.
6 And one said to the man dressed in linen [one who keeps the commandments], who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be until the end of these wonders?”
7 I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the
holy people, all these events will be completed.
8 As for me [Daniel], I heard but could not understand; so I said, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?”
9 He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time.
10 Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.
11 From the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.
12 How blessed is he who keeps waiting and attains to the 1,335 days! [Yeshua said, “He who endures to the end shall be saved.” Matthew 24:13]
13 But as for you, go your way to the end; then you will enter into rest and rise again for your allotted portion at the end of the age.” [Resurrection]
For many of us reading this today, we may be able to relate to what Daniel said in verse 8, “I heard but could not understand.” We may read words of prophecy and not clearly or even remotely understand its interpretation, however, we have a promise that when it is time, the Spirit of Understanding WILL make it clear. We have seen and experienced this in recent times. As we continue in our walk, it would be wise to allow the purging, purification and refinement to take place in our lives; because as things are removed that cloud our ability to see with understanding, we will then have the insight we need to rightly divide the Word.
Have a blessed and shalom filled day!!
River of Life Tabernacle
Great peace have they who love Your law. Psalm 119:165a