The Book of Daniel

“But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase,” Daniel 12:4.

“Go your way Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. Many will be purged, purified and refined; but the wicked will act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand,” Daniel 12:9, 10.

‘Many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.’ I’ve stated before and I’ll state it again, Paul was born before his time. He was of the tribe of Benjamin, whose seed was to become a multitude of nations, which wasn’t to come in until after the fulness of the Gentiles had come in. He was given a spirit of stupor. Thus, his dramatic conversion, “And Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing…” (Acts 9:8). His eyes were open but he couldn’t see. He didn’t have the eyes that were needed to see because his heart had been hardened.

It is well known that Paul’s knowledge of the mystery of Christ and of God was far above the knowledge of any one else. The Lord taught him through visions and revelations after he was born again. Were he not born before his time, he would not have been given that much knowledge, because the word says many shall go back and forth, and knowledge will increase. 

Paul was actually given knowledge meant for the times of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time, Acts 3:24. He was given knowledge meant for his time, which time was after the Gentiles had all come in. Because of this, not many understood the things he said, for knowledge was still increasing. Peter referred to this fact in 2 Peter 3:16, “…as in all his [Paul’s] letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.”

People are still going back and forth, and knowledge is still increasing. The book of Daniel was concealed and sealed until the end time, and will not be fully understood until the end time. Beware of those who teach otherwise.

Jon David Banks, God’s most unworthy servant