- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Questions about Bible Prophecy and the End Times
- Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:11
Daniel 12:7 states that the Great Tribulation will last 3.5 years or 1260 days. Verses 11 and 12 add 30 and 45 days to make 1290 and 1335 days. Mr. H. S. Paisley in "This Daniel" suggests that the added days are required after the descent of the Lord to earth to judge the nations and set up the Kingdom.
Undoubtedly, "the end of the days" (verse 13) refers to the end of the tribulation. Daniel is promised that although he will "rest" and his body will "sleep in the dust of the earth" (verse 2), he will "awake" "to everlasting life," and will "stand in [his] lot," that is, he will share in the glory of the kingdom of the true Prince of Peace.
Some teach that "stand in his lot" is resurrection, and that church saints will be raptured when the Lord comes to the air and Old Testament and tribulation saints will be raised at the end of the tribulation days. Whatever view is held on this subject, it is clear that all who have died and all who have been raptured without dying will join together in the city where the Lamb is the Light (Revelation 21:23, Hebrews 12:22-24).