Daniel 12:4 “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.”
This is saying the knowledge of Bible prophecy would increase, knowledge of how and when the prophecies would take place. Many of the things we see today, people a hundred years ago would not understand. Even twenty or thirty years ago there are things people wouldn’t understand that are common knowledge today.
A hundred years ago, or even fifty years, we couldn’t understand how the whole world could see the two witnesses (Revelation 11:8-9) lie in the streets of Jerusalem. How people from many nations would rejoice over their deaths.
Five years ago, or even last year, could you imagine a pandemic sweeping through the world and causing such chaos in a matter of three months?
Our forefathers could not envision the nation of Israel, much less the possibility of building the Third Temple in Jerusalem. But we can!
Our knowledge has increased tremendously in the last ten-twenty years. We can understand how the world could see the two witnesses as they lie in the streets, as people walk by and not mourn but rejoice in their deaths. Technology has increased, but so has the knowledge of what the Bible says. Daniel, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Revelation have become clearer than ever.
Jesus gave this specific instruction: “Keep a constant watch. And pray that, if possible, you may escape these horrors and stand before the Son of Man.”