Cliff Notes of Daniel

By Vince Finnegan

This is a cliff-note style summary of the sections in Daniel that relate to the end times. For a more complete understanding, read the entire chapters.

Chapter 2:17-23   Daniel’s prayer is significant for him to gain understanding and likewise for us regarding all that the book communicates.

35   1) God’s Kingdom will destroy all other kingdoms. 2) No trace of the former kingdoms will be found [a completely new world order]. 3) Great mountain filled the whole earth [God’s Kingdom over all the earth]

44   1) God of heaven will set up a Kingdom which will never be destroyed. 2) Will not be left to another people [human history is that one empire conquers another, but that will end with the Kingdom of God]. 3) It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms. 4) It will endure forever [perpetuity].

Chapter 7:11   1) The little horn [last world monarch before King Jesus] spoke boastful words. 2) Beast [another name for this last king] was slain, his body destroyed and given to burn in fire [he will be cast into the Lake of Fire].

13   Son of man [Jesus’ favorite self-title] coming.

14   1) To him was given dominion, glory, and a Kingdom. 2) Everyone in the world will serve him. 3) His dominion is an everlasting dominion which will not pass away.

18   The saints of the Highest One will receive the Kingdom and possess the Kingdom forever, for all ages to come.

21   The horn wages war with the saints and overpowers them.

22   Until Ancient of Days came, then saints took possession of the Kingdom.

25   1) The last tyrant speaks out against the Most High and wears down the saints. 2) He will intend to make alterations in times and in law. 3) They will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time [3 ½ years].

26   But the court will sit, and his dominion will be taken away, annihilated, and destroyed forever.

27   1) Then the sovereignty, the dominion, and the greatest of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One. 2) His Kingdom will be an everlasting Kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.

Chapter 8:23   The king will be insolent and skilled in intrigue [perplexing sayings and questions].

24   1) His power will be mighty but not by his own power. 2) He will destroy to an extraordinary degree. 3) He prospers and performs. 4) He will destroy mighty men and the holy people.

25   1) Through his shrewdness, he will cause deceit to succeed by his influence. 2) He will magnify himself in his heart. 3) He will destroy many while they are at ease. 4) He will oppose the prince of princes. 5) But he will be broken without human agency.

Chapter 9   Daniel prays after reading Jeremiah 25:11-12; 29:10 about the 70 years in captivity and going back to Israel. His prayer focuses on Jerusalem, the temple, and the people in exile. In response to the prayer, the following information was provided. This chapter is not a vision, rather revelation.

24   After the 70 weeks [490 years], the following will be accomplished: 1) to finish the transgression, 2) to make an end of sin, 3) to make atonement for iniquity, 4) to bring in everlasting righteousness, 5) to seal up vision and prophecy, and 6) to anoint the most holy place.

25   So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince, there will be seven weeks [7X7=49 years] and sixty-two weeks [62 X7=434]; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress. [49 + 434 = 483, which leaves 7 years to make up 490 from verse 24].

26   1) After the sixty-two weeks [434], the Messiah will be cut off and have nothing. 2) The people of the prince [antichrist] who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. 3) And its end will come with a flood; even to the end there will be war; desolations are determined.

27   1) He [antichrist] will make a firm covenant with the many for one week. 2) In the middle of the week, he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of abominations will come one who makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who makes desolate."

Chapter 11

This chapter provides much detailed information about history from Daniel’s time forward, ending with focus on Antiochus Epiphanes IV. According to the book of Maccabees, Antiochus did many of the same things the Antichrist will do at the end of the age. He placed an image of Zeus in the Temple’s Holy of Holies and sacrificed a sow on the altar, around 167 B.C. Jesus referred to the abomination of desolation as a yet future event associated with the Antichrist by using a well-known historical event to warn of something yet future. Starting in verse 36, the record may jump to the Antichrist and the coming tribulation. Most of what this section communicates we have already acknowledged in the previous chapters.

36   1) The king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god, 2) and will speak monstrous things against the God of gods. 3) He will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done.

37   1) He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, 2) nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all.

38   He will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones, and treasures.

39   1) He will take action against the strongest of fortresses with the help of a foreign god. 2) He will give great honor to those who acknowledge him and will cause them to rule over the many, and will parcel out land for a price.

Chapter 12:1   1) Michael who stands guard over the sons of your people will arise. 2) There will be a time of distress such as never occurred since there was a nation until that time. 3) Everyone who is found written in the book will be rescued.

2   1) Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, 2) The others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.

3   Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

7   I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed

11   From the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days [3 ½ years].

Summary of Kingdom:

  • No trace of the former kingdoms will be found.
  • Will be overall the earth
  • Will never be destroyed
  • Will not be left to another people
  • Will endure forever
  • Son of Man will come.
  • Jesus will be given dominion, glory, and a Kingdom.
  • Everyone in the world will serve him.
  • His dominion is an everlasting dominion which will not pass away.
  • The saints of the Highest One will receive the Kingdom and possess the Kingdom forever
  • The sovereignty, the dominion, and the greatest of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One.
  • His Kingdom will be an everlasting Kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.
  • Transgressions finish, sin will end, atonement for iniquity is satisfied.
  • Everlasting righteousness
  • Vision and prophecy will all be fulfilled.
  • The most holy place will be anointed.
  • Everyone who is found written in the book will be rescued.
  • Resurrection of the just
  • Resurrection of unjust
  • Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
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