Daniel 12:1 Index
"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."
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"...at that time..."

  • It should be noted that the words "at that time" do not specify whether the events here foretold are to occur simultaneously with those of Daniel 11:45, or whether they immediately precede or follow [Daniel 11:45]. The important point is that the events of [Daniel 11:45] and those of [Daniel 12] are closely related in point of time. (4BC 878)

"...at that time shall Michael stand up..."

  • The standing up of Michael [Christ ends His work as man's intercessor in the courts of Heaven], the period of tribulation [the beginning of the time of trouble on earth], and the rasing of the dead take place... that is, when the great persecution and the power described in Daniel 11:40-45 is coming to its end. These events do not occur immediately. They occur within a brief time period. Beginning with Daniel 12:4, Daniel is given a more detailed view of these closing events on earth and the beginning of the everlasting kingdom of God. (KC 143)

"...Michael..." (Daniel 10:13)

  • Here the divine Champion in the great controversy takes action to deliver His people. (4BC 878)

"...stand up..."

  • The sense [here is that] Christ arises to deliver His people. (GC 613, 633, 641, 657) (4BC 878)

"...the great prince..." (Daniel 10:13)

"...standeth for the children of they people..."

  • or "who stands over," that is, in protection. (4BC 878)

"...there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was..."

  • When Christ's mediation ceases and God's Spirit is withdrawn from men, then all the pent-up powers of darkness descend with indescribable fury upon the world. There will be a scene of strife such as no pen can picture (GC 613-614). (4BC 878)

"...thy people shall be delivered..."

  • What a consolation that in this great controversy the outcome is not in doubt! (Daniel 7:18, 22, 27 and Daniel 10:14). (4BC 878)

"...every one that shall be found written in the book."

  • That is, the book of life (Daniel 7:10; Philippians 4:3; Revelation 13:8; Revelation 20:15; Revelation 21:27; Revelation 22:19). (4BC 878)