Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Knowledge Shall Be Greatly Increased

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 12:4

I have ranted about the mis-interpretation of this verse before. It keeps coming back, so I do too

Unlike the book of Revelation, which we Christians are urged to read, Daniel is a sealed book--sealed to the Jews. Today it is an embarrassment to them. Jesus as Messiah is set before their eyes, and they cannot see Him.

Among some amateur interpreters, Daniel 12:2 is used as a sign of the end times. These foolish sensation seekers start off by confusing the end times for Israel with those of the church. God has more than one "end time" and explains them very clearly, for those who take the time to read about them. After the completion of the church age, we will be taken to heaven (all of us together), then come the end times for Israel.

In order to prove that we are in the last days, the shameful mis-handlers of the Word cite that people are running to and fro, and knowledge is increasing. Zow! That proves it! People have been running to and fro for a long, long time, and knowledge has been increasing.

What is misunderstood is that this running and knowledge are in relation to the sealing of Daniel's prophecy. A literal rendering is, "Peoples eyes will run to and fro over this prophecy, and their knowledge of it shall increase." In other words, to Israel, this prophecy is now sealed; but in the latter days it will be unsealed.

Please, please, no more illustrations of a dazzled Daniel seeing jets and rockets and great libraries. Even Jewish interpreters know better than this.

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