Daniel 12:12 Index
"Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days."
Research Material

"Blessed is he..."

  • The time periods of Daniel 12:7; Daniel 12:11; Daniel 12:12 reach down to the "time of the end"Daniel 12:4 and Daniel 12:9. "Happy" (Matthew 5:3), says the angel, is the person who witnesses the dramatic events of the closing scenes of earth's history. Then, those portions of Daniel that were to be sealed would be understood (Daniel 12:4), and soon "the saints of the most High" would "take the kingdom, and posses the kingdom for ever" (Daniel 7:18). (4BC 881)

"...that waiteth..."

  • This implies that the following prophetic period may be expected to continue beyond the end of the 1290 days. If the 1290 and the 1335 days begin at the same time, the latter period reaches to the year 1843, a significant date in relationship to the great advent awakening in America, generally know as the Millerite movement. (4BC 881)

"...to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days."

  • TIME PROPHECY: Prophetic time periods appear frequently in Daniel -- such as the seventy weeks (Daniel 9:24), a time, times, and an half (Daniel 7:25; 12:7; Revelation 12:14), the 1290 days (Daniel 12:11) and 1335 days (Daniel 12:12), and the 2300 days (Daniel 8:14) -- and there are paralleling time periods in the Revelation -- the five months, forty and two months (Revelation 11:2; 13:5), a thousand two hundred and threescore days (Revelation 11:3; 12:6), three days and an half (Revelation 11:9; Revelation 11:11) -- These are connected, of course, with definite events and activities, and their beginnings or endings are often marked by significant occurrences. These predicted time periods will be referred to as time prophecies, though they are tied inseparably into, and form a part of, the sequence of events depicted in the grand OUTLINE PROPHECIES. They are the inspired measuring lines of prophecy. They constitute the inspired timetable of the centuries. (Froom 32)
  • Still another prophetic period is here introduced, denoting 1335 years. Can we tell when this period begins and ends?
    • The only clue we have to the solution of this question, is the fact that it is spoken of in immediate connection with the 1290 years, which began in A.D. 508 as shown above. From that point there shall be, says the prophet, 1290 days. The very next sentence reads, "Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the 1335 days." From what point? - From the same point, undoubtedly, as that from which the 1290 date, namely, A.D. 508. Unless they are to be reckoned from this point, it is impossible to locate them, and they must be excepted from the prophecy of Daniel when we apply to it the words of Christ, "Whoso readeth, let him understand, (Matthew 24:15). From this point they would extend to 1843, for 1335 added to 508 make 1843. Beginning in the spring of the former year, they ended in the spring of the latter. (US 330-331)
  • But how can it be that they have ended, it may be asked, since at the end of these days Daniel stands in his lot, which is by some supposed to refer to his resurrection from the dead?
    • This question is founded on a misapprehension in two respects:
      • First, that the days at the end of which Daniel stands in his lot are the 1335 days;
      • and second, that the standing of Daniel in his lot is his resurrection, which cannot be sustained.
    • The only thing promised at the end of the 1335 days is a blessing to those who wait and come to that time; that is, those who are then living. What is this blessing?
      • Looking at the year 1843, when these years expired, what do we behold. We see a remarkable fulfillment of prophecy in the great proclamation of the second coming of Christ. Forty-five years before this, the time of the end began, the book was unsealed, and light began to increase. About the 1843, there was a grand culmination of all the light that had been shed on prophetic subjects up to that time. The proclamation went forth in power. The new and stirring doctrine of the setting up of the kingdom of God shook the world. New life was imparted to the true disciples of Christ. The unbelieving were condemned, the churches were tested, and a spirit of revival was awakened which has had no parallel since. (US 331)
      • Was this the blessing? Listen to the Saviour's words: "Blessed are your eyes," said he to His disciples, "for they see; and your ears, for they hear" (Matthew 13:16). Again He told His followers that prophets and kings had desired to see the things which they saw, and had not seen them. But "blessed," said He to them, "are the eyes which see the things that ye see" (Luke 10:23, 24). If a new and glorious truth was a blessing in the days of Christ to those who received it, why was it not equally so in A.D. 1843? (US 331-332)
      • It may be objected that those who engaged in this movement were disappointed in their expectations; so were the disciples of Christ at His first advent, in an equal degree. They shouted before Him as He rode into Jerusalem, expecting that He would then take the kingdom. But the only throne to which He then went was the cross, and instead of being hailed as king in a royal palace, He was laid a lifeless form in Joseph's new sepulcher. Nevertheless, they were "blessed" in receiving the truths they had heard. (US 332)
      • It may be objected further that this was not a sufficient blessing to be marked by a prophetic period. Why not, since the period in whichit was to occur, the time of the end, is introudced by a prophetic period; since our Lord in (Matthew 24:14) makes a special announcement of thismovement; and since it is still further set forth in Revelation 14:6 and Revelation 14:7; under the symbol of an angel flying through midheaven with a special anouncement fo the eveleerlasting gospel to the inhabitants of the earth? Surely the bible gives great prominence to this movement. (US 332)