Our last portion in Daniel: Today we read Daniel 12:11-13
v11: We saw mention of this in Dan 11:31.
· 1290days: Rev 11:2 tells us that Jerusalem will be trampled on for 42 months, which is 3.5 years. For 1260 of those days the 2 witnesses will be in Jerusalem (Rev 11:3-14). Rev 12:6 tells us that the woman (Israel – Rev 12:13-17) was taken care of for 1260 days. This verse clearly reveals to us that there is another 30-day period to take us to 1290 days.
Note: 30 days in Jewish culture (Biblically) is the time set aside for mourning after a death (Deut 34:8, Numbers 20:29, See also Zech 12:10-14. There is going to come a time when Israel is going to “look upon the One they have pierced” and they are going to understand the cross and be grieved over their rejection of Yeshua)
v12: Blessed: Happy
· Wait: Endure
· 1260+30 +45days =1335days (1260 days +75 days) Biblically, 75 is an important number. It is a number that represents people. 75 people went into exile (Acts 7:14) -an experience
of death, so to speak. G-d took the people into bondage in order that they could receive the gospel and experience redemption. If they had never gone down into Egypt they would have never known their need for redemption. In Luke 3:23-38 there are 75 men mentioned between Yeshua and G-d the Father.
Note 1: Messiah was born into this world to reverse exile through redemption.
Note 2: There are exactly 75 days from Yom Kippur (a day of judgement, a day of remembrance of G-d’s provision of mercy/atonement) to Hanukkah (“dedication”) – through that victory of Hanukkah the Jewish people no longer had to submit to the Greek Empire but were free to worship G-d.
Note 3: On the day of Yom Kippur, Jewish people immerse themselves to rid themselves of sin and impurity. During that time of Yeshua’s return a fountain will spring forth to do this exact thing for the people (Zech 13:1-2). The people are going to be baptized.
v13 Daniel’s job was done and he was about ready to enter into his rest (to be in the right location, doing the right thing). Daniel will receive his inheritance/reward at the end of days together with us (Heb 11:39-40)
May we be found faithful and may we allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives, to fulfill what G-d has called us to do in this generation. Amen