I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, “O my lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?” He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand. And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days. Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days. But go your way till the end. And you shall rest and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days.”
by: Trisha Gerstel.
We cannot be certain what events are being referenced by the notation of 1,290 days and 1,335 days in this passage. The angel could have been speaking about Bible-era events or about the Great Tribulation or something else we have not thought of—we simply do not know. We do know, however, that God sent an angel who was charged with encouraging Daniel with these words: “go your way to the end” (v. 13). When we are feeling unsure, perhaps even leery, about what lies ahead, we should commit ourselves to walking in our faith “to the end,” trusting in God to take care of the details along the way.