MP3: The Mighty Angels of Daniel 12 Continued
Hosts: Nathan Jones & Vic Batista
Travel Fast and Far
Nathan Jones: What a shame some people take the messenger angel’s reply in verse 9 to mean forever. “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.”
In other words, the angel was saying, “Daniel, you’re just not going to understand.” Unfortunately, a number of Christian today read that response and conclude, “Oh, understanding the book of Daniel is impossible. See! The understanding is sealed up to the time of the end. So, since I don’t understand the Bible anyway, I’m not going to even bother to try.”
No, no! That’s clearly not the case here. The angel earlier said in Daniel 12:4 that the generation that would understand Daniel’s prophecies would be the one when people travel much more and knowledge would greatly increase. The passage read, “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
No doubt that’s the time we are living in today. Two of the signs of the end times were revealed to Daniel: one, an increase in travel, and two, an increase of knowledge.Two of the signs of the #EndTimes were revealed to Daniel: one, an increase in travel, and two, an increase of knowledge. Click To Tweet
We most certainly live in the age of increased travel and knowledge. Just think about what the primary mode of transportation was just 100 years ago? Horses! Watch videos posted online from the very early 1900s. Even though a few scant cars bobbed along the dirt roads, the primary mode of travel remained horse and carriage. Simple biplanes were just beginning to be used to dogfight during World War I.
In just a few short centuries, mankind has traveled aboard rockets, not just traveling far to other continents, but actually blasting out into outer space and landing on the moon. Most flights across the U.S. only take two to three hours. If we drove, travel time may last three long days, but imagine the months it’d take by Conestoga wagon. How amazing to consider the amount of travel we can make in our day. Truly, we live in the prophesied time period foretold by God’s mighty angel, a time when we can finally understand Daniel’s prophecies.
Vic Batista: Consider how amazing all this knowledge and travel has revolutionized the world, and in such a short time. Could even a person a decade ago imagine instantly communicating with someone on the other side of the world just by sending a text message, and then that someone on the other side of the world responds to that communication just as instantly? Amazing!