In the final chapter of the book of Daniel, it is said that Daniel was told separately by an angel and by the LORD that the words given to him are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.Daniel 12:4
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.Daniel 12:9
Some people assume this means the whole book of Daniel has been sealed until the time of the end. This is not so.
Daniel 8, for instance, was a dream (ref. Daniel 8:1, 8:18) given to Daniel. Shortly thereafter, the angel Gabriel (ref. Daniel 8:16) was sent by the LORD to give Daniel understanding about the matter.
And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of the Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.Daniel 8:16
And so verses Daniel 8:20-21 actually make clear the meaning of the dream about the ram and the he-goat: the fall of the empire of Medo-Persia and the rise of empire of Alexander the Great; in other words, the end of the second beast and the start of the third beast.
In that same chapter, it is explained that the third beast will eventually break into four kingdoms, and that at the time of the end, yet another beast, “the fourth beast” of Daniel 7, will rise up out of one of these four kingdoms (ref. Daniel 8:22-23). Just as the second gave way to the third, so too the third will give way to the fourth.
My point is, except for the identity of the fourth beast, Daniel 8 is not sealed, or unexplained. Except for Daniel 8:23-25 (ref. Daniel 8:27), the vision was made clear to Daniel by the angel Gabriel.
Even in Daniel 9, the Bible reads that the angel Gabriel appeared to Daniel and gave him further understanding, specifically Daniel 9:23-27, some of which pertain to the birth and life and crucifixion of the Son of man, the First Coming of Jesus Christ, and some to the time of the end, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.Daniel 9:21-22
In Daniel 10, yet again an angel appeared to Daniel to explain things. This angel had to fight against the prince of Persia (a demon) for twenty-one days, until the archangel Michael came and helped him.
And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.Daniel 10:11-14
So, this brings me to Daniel 11, which of course precedes chapter 12, the very moment when Daniel is told to seal the words (ref. Daniel 12:4, 12:9).
Therefore, it must be chapter 11, or at least some part of it, that has been sealed until the time of the end.
Now, I should remind that all of the verses of Daniel 11:1-28 have been fulfilled. It is possible to go through the key moments and turning points of the history of Seleucus and Ptolemy, two of the four kingdoms that came after Alexander, and identify each prophecy spoken in Daniel 11:1-28.
That leaves the verses of Daniel 11:29-45. This part prophecies the time of the end, the days that lead up to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.Daniel 11:29
It is this part of the book of Daniel that has been sealed. It is this part that Daniel understood not.
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.Daniel 12:8-9
Now, some might argue that the book of Daniel, including chapter 11, will simply unseal itself as events come to pass, and as things begin to make sense.
My view is that the LORD will unseal and make clear his words when the time is right. After all, the other chapters of Daniel, the other prophecies given to Daniel, some of which came to pass after Daniel’s day, were explained to him, and thus to all Christians thereafter, by an angel from the LORD.
I am sure I am correct about this because, believe it or not, I am the one through whom this part of the book Daniel has been unsealed.
Before I explain what I mean, let me just quickly summarise the information in Daniel 11:29-45 that has been sealed. The same happens to be what I have spoken about concerning Bible prophecy.
First, the identity of the Assyrian, the leader of the fourth beast, the one who is the king of the north (ref. Daniel 11:40), the one who will speak marvellous things about the God of gods (ref. Daniel 11:36), the one that will enter into the glorious land (ref. Daniel 11:41) and plant the tabernacles of his palace there (ref. Daniel 11:45). In 2019, I identified the prophesied Assyrian as Abdullah Kardash, 666, the current leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS. I was the first to do so. Even today in 2021, few if any actually believe me about this.
Next, the identity of the king of the south, or the Negev, as it is in the original Hebrew. Long ago, the south was the kingdom of Ptolemy. Some time after that the Negev came to be in the hands of Egypt. However, since 1948, the nation of Israel has been sovereign over the Negev. Today in 2021, the Negev has even become a new stronghold for the IDF. All this means the king of the south in Daniel 11:40 is none other than Israel. Thus, the Assyrian, who leads the fourth beast, will fight against Israel in the last days before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints [Israel] and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.Revelation 13:6-7
I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints [Israel], and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.Daniel 7:21-23
More recently, I covered news about Ethiopia, the war in Tigray between the Pentecostal PM Abiy Ahmed Ali (ref. Daniel 11:43) and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. I have also pointed out that NATO’s toppling of Gaddafi in 2011 made Libya very Islamic as Daniel 11 prophesies (ref. Daniel 11:43).
… and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.Daniel 11:43
Last but not least, I was the first to revealed to the world the identity, and side, of “the kings of the east”, or as it is put in Daniel 11:44, the one “out of the east” and the one “out of the north” that shall trouble the Antichrist, respectively China and Russia. Until this year, 2021, nobody figured China and Russia would even align together militarily.
But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.Daniel 11:44
Now, to what I meant earlier when I said I was the one through whom Daniel 11:29-45 has been unsealed.
I have previously spoken about names, given to someone at birth.
In Hosea 1, the LORD names the children of Hosea in a very meaningful way: Jezreel, Loruhamah, Loammi (ref. Hosea 1:4-10).
Furthermore, in Isaiah 45, the LORD explains that it is he who surnamed Cyrus, even though Cyrus did not know him.
For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou has not known me. That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.Isaiah 45:4-6
Incidentally, for those of you who are wondering why it is that I am so confident about what I have said about China, my surname Lian 练 is the same in meaning as the surname Xi 习 of Xi Jinping, the current president of China.
It is also clear from the Bible that an angel told Zacharias and Elisabeth to name their son John (ref. Luke 1:13-17).
But the angel said unto him, Fear not Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.Luke 1:13
And it was also an angel, the angel Gabriel, that told Mary to name the one that she would conceive in her womb Jesus.
And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; of his kingdom there shall be no end.Luke 1:30-33
So, clearly, names are sometimes from God. Names are sometimes meaningful.
And as I have said before, angels are able to put thoughts into one’s head.
Indeed, even the Antichrist, or the Assyrian, is to have a birth name that is to sum in gematria to 666, so that Christians might identify him.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.Revelation 13:18
Now, I have mentioned this before, in 2012 it struck me that my name, and the names of those around me, allude to Christian theology and eschatology.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.Proverbs 25:2
When I realised the thing about names in 2012, I started to carefully study the Bible, so that I might be a “great light” 伟 光 which is actually a part of my full name.
In 2013, I began to talk about Bible prophecy online.
… shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.Daniel 12:4
One year later, in 2014, ISIS suddenly emerged and seized Mosul, which is in Nineveh province, Iraq.
The burden of Nineveh… There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor.Nahum 1:1-11
The way it happened was even supernatural. The Iraqi army in Mosul at the time simply dropped their weapons and fled. That news confirmed to me that this is the time of the end.
What is more, ISIS has since suffered a deadly wound, but it is a wound of the beast that will heal, as prophesied (ref. Revelation 13:3). Today, ISIS is indeed regaining in strength.
Remember, in 2014, almost everyone said a renewed Roman Empire would be the fourth beast, meaning Europe. I was among the few who pointed out that it has to be an Islamic Caliphate, the people “round about” Israel (ref. Zechariah 12:2).
Though the names thing struck me in 2012, the particular name that convinced me that this is truly happening happened in 2011. The name I am talking about is Daniel.