MOST OF THE PROPHECIES IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL were written in obscure language, so that the full meaning of the event would not become clear until the time for fulfilment was near. One of these which has puzzled all scholars until recently is in the 12th. chapter of Daniel. It expressly deals with the time of the very end: so Its application to our day shows us where we are in history. It reads thus: ” And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which 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.
“But thou, 0 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. 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. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, ‘How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?’ 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 swore by Him that liveth for ever, 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.”