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DANIEL 8:19 A THE LAST END OF THE INDIGNATION

Updated: Dec 18, 2022

CHAPTER 19 A


The last end of the indignation is a prophecy concerning the very close of time. Satan, as he sees the power of God in His people, will go forth with fury to destroy. But God’s longsuffering has an end. He will rise in anger against Satan’s fury and the whole world will be plunged into a time of indignation that only One The has experienced once before, at the place of the cross. The world will experience the wrath of God. But God’s people have a secret place to hide in. This time, beginning with the fury of Satan and lasting until the fury of God is complete, composes the last end of the indignation. In Daniel 8:19, God begins the third application of the prophecy of Daniel 8.

Daniel 8:19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-8/


At this point in our study, we have seen the following:

The Ram represents the kings of the Medes and the Persians; they also spiritually represent Christ.

The He-goat represents the first king of Greece. And he also spiritually represents Satan.

The battle between the Ram and the He-goat was literally a battle for supremacy between the Kings of the Medes and the Persians and Greece but spiritually reminds us of the Battle between Christ and Satan.

The method used by the Ram and the He-goat to war is characteristic of the way Christ and Satan war.

Following the kingdom of Greece, came the four winds of the earth as represented literally by the four divisions of Greece after Alexander the Great died. Spiritually however, these represent the four powers of the earth as they are used by Satan to influence the world.

From one of these powers grows the Little Horn power of Daniel 8. This power historically represents the papacy as it is used by Satan to war against or destroy the true church or plan of worship, or sanctuary as set up by God Himself in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the truth as it is in Jesus.

We have found out that from start of the vision to end of the vision is 2300 days translated to years. That takes us all the way to the autumn of 1844. And then we are told the sanctuary is to be cleansed or made right or just again which represents the cleansing of our hearts from the lies of Satan regarding the character and worship of God and from sin. I have shown you in previous chapters that by looking at history we see this is true and happened.

Daniel 8:19, however, throws a different light on Daniel 8. Gabriel is telling Daniel that he is to make Daniel to understand what shall be in the last end of the indignation. For at the time appointed the end shall be.

The Hebrew words “last end” mean the utter end.

LAST END H319

אַחֲרִית ʼachărîyth, akh-ar-eeth'; from H310; the last or end, hence, the future; also posterity:—(last, latter) end (time), hinder (utter) -most, length, posterity, remnant, residue, reward. https://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/Lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=H319&t=KJV


This word always means the very end of something. In this case the text refers to the very end of “the indignation.”

There are greater than just one indignation that are applicable to Daniel 8.

As we studied before: the end for the Kings of the Medes and the Persians was the fury or indignation of Alexander the Great (Daniel 8:6-8).

The end for Christ as he hung on a cross was due to the fury and indignation of Satan and his followers and the wrath of God against sin.

But in Daniel 8, the word indignation in Daniel 8:19 reminds us of the fury and choler of the first King of Greece seen in Daniel 8:6 & 7. Why would God take Daniel back to the king of Greece as “the last end of the indignation?”

Scripture tells us there is indignation that happens at the very close of time. In fact, when God rescues His church or bride or sanctuary back from Satan and his lies after the 2300-day prophecy is fulfilled, the Bible says Satan gets very angry!

This last end of the indignation is the first clue that this entire prophecy is triple in application. God is using the actual battle between the kings of the Medes and the Persians with Greece to secondly help us see the battle at the cross and thirdly, to show us the conflict of the ages at the very close of time before Jesus returns a second time to this earth.

In the Scripture below, the woman represents the church of God. The flood was the flood of persecution the woman suffered during the time, times and half of time or the 1260 years of papal or Little Horn power rule. The earth helping the woman represents the growth of a new nation, a nation free to worship as conscience dictates and freedom to govern themselves under God. As we shall see in our study of the next few verses. All of this can fit into a third application of the prophecy of Daniel 8. But for now, we will focus on “last end of the indignation” noting the wrath and fury of the dragon or Satan at the close of time because there is a group of people not worshipping him.

Revelation 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.

14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-12/


Please review our studies on Daniel 8:7 on the indignation or fury or wrath of Alexander the Great as he destroys the Kings of the Medes and the Persians; and secondly of the Devil as he persecutes Christ.

It is the indignation of Daniel 8:7 that Daniel 8:19 is pointing us back to. This indignation happens early in the vision. Not at its end. But God is telling us in verse 19 that this is the last end of the indignation making us have to re-think the whole prophecy to apply to the time of the end and even the very end of time.

Look at these other verses in Daniel regarding the indignation:

Daniel 11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-11/


These words in Daniel 11:36 refer us back to Daniel 9:27 which talks about the abomination of desolation, when Christ leaves his temple desolate and pours out his fury on the desolate. Christ did leave the temple desolate when he left the temple building for the last time during the week of the cross. But He will separate Himself from His temple again, at the very close of time, when He leaves the soul temples of those who reject Him through their rejection of His messengers.

Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-Chapter-9/

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-23/


https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-24/


The indignation is not accomplished or complete until Jesus is coming.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-24/


The tidings of the second coming of Christ arouse the anger of Satan’s man on earth.

Daniel 11:44 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.


At this time, Michael, the Prince of Life and Captain of the Lord’s hosts, stands up for His people. Daniel 11:44 is right before Daniel 12:1 where Michael stands up during a time of trouble such as never has been. This is the very end of time. Daniel 11:44 takes place right before the great deliverance and resurrection of Daniel 12:1-3 at the second coming of Christ.

Daniel 12:1 And at that time (Daniel 11:44) shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Why do the men of earth rage?

In Psalms 2 we discover that the reason the heathen rage is because they do not want to be under the restraint of God’s law.

Psalms 119:126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-119/


Did you notice in Psalms 2 that God has a response to the indignation of the heathen. At the close of time there are going to be two indignations: first Satan’s which is expressed by the rage of the heathen and the kings of the earth; secondly, God will stand and express His wrath or fury in response to Satan and man’s wrath.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-76/


God is in the business of restraining the wrath of man. This reminds me of the fact that He is currently restraining or holding back the four winds of the earth.


https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-7/

Satan’s wrath will be a wrath to destroy or hurt the earth. God will restrain this wind until all God’s servants are sealed in their foreheads. Then in His wrath, He will allow the heathen to be under the full control of Satan’s wrath just as He allowed this to happen at the cross to Christ when He took the place of man.

Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.


In Isaiah 26:20 above we see that this time of both the wrath of Satan and the wrath of God is called a “little moment.” It is comparable at the cross to the time Jesus called “a little while” when it appeared that Christ had forsaken his disciples (John 16:16-22) and God had forsaken Christ (Matthew 27:46). At the end of time, Christ tells us this moment will be shortened or else the whole earth would be destroyed (Mark 13:20). It is the hour of temptation for the whole world (Revelation 3:10) and God promises He will keep His faithful during it. It is the hour of great tribulation for the whole world (Matthew 24:22). It is the hour of the power of darkness (Luke 22:53). It is the one hour that the ten kings of Revelation 17 also known as the seventh king of Revelation 17 will have power with the beast (Revelation 17:12) and is called a “short space” (Revelation 17:10). But we are promised that “this light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (2 Corinthians 4:17).

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/John-Chapter-16/

Matthew 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-27/

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-Chapter-3/

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-24/

Luke 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/2-Corinthians-Chapter-4/

Psalms 30:5 For his anger (God’s) endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-30/


So, the time of this double indignation is a time for the people of God to hide themselves in Him. It is a time of trouble. We must hide ourselves, dead to sin, in Jesus and trust and obey. For those who have not chosen Christ as their Savior, this moment is when they will experience a double wrath, the wrath of God during the wrath of Satan. This is what Christ experienced for us at the cross. We do not have to experience this double wrath without God. For those who have chosen to hide themselves in Christ, He has promised he will never leave us or forsake us.

Psalms 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-27/


Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-91/


Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.

2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Colossians-Chapter-3/

Bringing it back to the cross, Jesus Christ, standing as man in our place, suffered both the wrath of Satan and the wrath of God. He would not yield to Satan but was obedient unto death, even the death of the cross saying “nevertheless, not my will but Thy (God’s) will be done.” He suffered the wrath of God when God forsook Him because of the heavy burden of our sins, which He carried. He had no place to hide like we do.

Luke 22:53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Matthew-Chapter-27/

The hour of the power of darkness came between the Father and the Son. Christ would suffer the results of sin and without God, His humanity would die.

Prophecy had declared that the “mighty One,” the holy One from Mount Paran, was to tread the winepress alone; “of the people there was none” with him. His own arm brought salvation; he was ready for the sacrifice.

The human nature of Christ was like ours, and scripture reveals that as he accepted the weight of the sins of the world, The Prince of Life almost died from the horror of it. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death:” Separation from the Life-giver, caused by sin, was causing death to the humanity of Christ. How intense was His desire to escape the displeasure of His Father. This is revealed in the words, “O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.” In this crisis hour, when His heart and soul were breaking under the load of sin, Gabriel was sent to strengthen Him. And while the angel supported his fainting form, Christ took the bitter cup, and drank its contents.

Yet Christ was not forced to die for our sins. He had the choice to surrender His will to His Father. In the hour of the power of darkness He said, “nevertheless, not my will, but Thine be done.” He chose to lay down his life to save the world. Satan, the accuser of the brethren, had made God look like an accusing tyrant without mercy to the sinner. Satan had thrown a dark shadow on the law of God’s government by his continual accusations that man must forever die since he had transgressed the law of God. But the law of love was stronger, and Christ came to intercede and to die in our place. In surrendering his spotless soul, a living sacrifice, Jesus was bearing the sin of the world; he was enduring the curse of the law, separation from God and death to the sinner to elevate God's law and testify to its eternal nature. The great law of love to God and to man would not be changed. But by beholding the character of Christ, the sinner could be changed into His glory.

The Son of God bore the wrath of God against all the accumulated sin of the world. He was innocent and was the only One who could be the propitiation for sin because He was equal with God and without corruption. Yet he “took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.... For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.”


Whose side are we on? Man has rejected Christ time and again. But the heavens and God the Father received Him. Man crowned Him with thorns and God with the highest crown in all the universe. His death brings to the rejecter of His mercy the wrath of without mercy. This is the wrath of the Lamb. But His death is hope and eternal life to all who will receive Him.


CHAPTER SUMMARY

Daniel 8:19 throws a different light on Daniel 8. Gabriel is telling Daniel that he is to make Daniel to understand what shall be in the last end of the indignation. For at the time appointed the end shall be.

The Hebrew words “last end” mean the utter end.This word always means the very end of something. In this case the text refers to the very end of “the indignation.”

There are greater than just one indignation that are applicable to Daniel 8. As we studied before: the end for the Kings of the Medes and the Persians was the fury of Alexander the Great (Daniel 8:6-8). The end for Christ as he hung on a cross was due to the fury and indignation of Satan and his followers and the wrath of God against sin.

But if the word indignation in Daniel 8:19 reminds us of the fury and choler of the first King of Greece seen in Daniel 8:6 & 7. Why would God take Daniel back to the king of Greece as “the last end of the indignation?”

Scripture tells us there is indignation that happens at the very close of time. In fact, when God rescues His church or bride or sanctuary back from Satan and his lies after the 2300-day prophecy is fulfilled, the Bible says Satan gets very angry!

This last end of the indignation is the first clue that this entire prophecy is triple in application. God is using the actual battle between the kings of the Medes and the Persians with Greece to secondly help us see the battle at the cross and thirdly, to show us the conflict of the ages at the very close of time before Jesus comes a second time to this earth.

In the Scripture below, the woman represents the church of God. The flood was the flood of persecution the woman suffered during the time, times and half of time or the 1260 years of papal or Little Horn power rule. The earth helping the woman represents the growth of a new nation, a nation free to worship as conscience dictates and freedom to govern themselves under God. As we shall see in our study of the next few verses. All of this can fit into a third application of the prophecy of Daniel 8. But for now focus on “last end of the indignation” noting the wrath and fury of the dragon or Satan at the close of time because there is a group of people not worshipping him.

Please review our studies on Daniel 8:7 on the indignation or fury or wrath of Alexander the Great as he destroys the Kings of the Medes and the Persians; and secondly of the Devil as he persecutes Christ.

It is this indignation that Daniel 8:19 is pointing us back to. This indignation happens early in the vision. Not at its end. But God is telling us in verse 19 that it also happens at the last end of the indignation making us re-think the whole prophecy to apply it to the time of the end and even the very end of time.

These words in Daniel 11:36 regarding the indignation refer us back to Daniel 9:27 which talks about the abomination of desolation, when Christ leaves his temple desolate and pours out his fury on the desolate. Christ left the temple desolate when he left the temple building for the last time during the week of the cross. But He will separate Himself from His temple again, at the very close of time, when He leaves the soul temples of those who reject Him through their rejection of His messengers.


The indignation is not accomplished or complete until Jesus is coming.


The tidings of the second coming of Christ arouse the anger of Satan’s man on earth.


At this time, Michael, the Prince of Life and Captain of the Lord’s hosts, stands up for His people. Daniel 11:44 is right before Daniel 12:1 where Michael stands up during a time of trouble such as never has been. This is the very end of time. Daniel 11:44 takes place right before the great deliverance and resurrection of Daniel 12:1-3 at the second coming of Christ.

At this time the men of earth rage because they do not want to be under the restraint of God’s law.


We found that in Psalms 2, God has a response to the indignation of the heathen. At the close of time there are going to be two indignations: first Satan’s which is expressed by the rage of the heathen and the kings of the earth; secondly, God will stand and express His wrath or fury in response to Satan and man’s wrath.


God is in the business of restraining the wrath of man. This reminds me of the fact that He is currently restraining or holding back the four winds of the earth. Satan’s wrath will be a wrath to destroy or hurt the earth. God will restrain this wind until all God’s servants are sealed in their foreheads. Then in His wrath, He will allow the heathen to be under the full control of Satan’s wrath just as He allowed this to happen at the cross to Christ when He took the place of man.


In Isaiah 26:20 above we see that this time of both the wrath of Satan and the wrath of God is called a “little moment.” It is comparable at the cross to the time Jesus called “a little while” when it appeared that Christ had forsaken his disciples (John 16:16-22). At the end of time, Christ tells us this moment will be shortened or else the whole earth would be destroyed (Mark 13:20). It is the hour of temptation for the whole world (Revelation 3:10) and God promises He will keep his faithful during it. It is the hour of great tribulation for the whole world (Matthew 24:22). It is the hour of the power of darkness (Luke 22:53). It is the one hour that the ten kings of Revelation 17 also known as the seventh king of Revelation 17 will have power with the beast (Revelation 17:12) and is called a “short space” (Revelation 17:10). But we are promised that “this light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory (2 Corinthians 4:17).


So, the time of this double indignation is a time for the people of God to hide themselves in Him. It is a time of trouble. We must hide ourselves, dead to sin, in Jesus and trust and obey. For those who have not chosen Christ as their Savior, this moment is when they will experience a double wrath, the wrath of God during the wrath of Satan. This is what Christ experienced for us at the cross. We do not have to experience this double wrath without God. For those who have chosen to hide themselves in Christ, He has promised he will never leave us or forsake us.

Bringing it back to the cross, Jesus Christ, standing as man in our place, suffered both the wrath of Satan and the wrath of God. He would not yield to Satan but was obedient unto death, even the death of the cross saying “nevertheless, not my will but Thy (God’s) will be done.” He suffered the wrath of God when God forsook Him because of the heavy burden of our sins, which He carried. He had no place to hide like we do.

The hour of the power of darkness came between the Father and the Son. Christ would suffer the results of sin and His humanity would die without God.

Prophecy had declared that the “mighty One,” the holy One from Mount Paran, was to tread the winepress alone; “of the people there was none” with him. His own arm brought salvation; he was ready for the sacrifice.

The human nature of Christ was like ours, and scripture reveals that as he accepted the weight of the sins of the world, The Prince of Life almost died from the horror of it. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death:” It was separation from the Life-giver caused by sin that was causing death to the humanity of Christ. How intense was His desire to escape the displeasure of His Father. This is revealed in the words, “O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.” In this crisis hour, when His heart and soul were breaking under the load of sin, Gabriel was sent to strengthen Him. And while the angel supports his fainting form, Christ takes the bitter cup, and consents to drink its contents.

Yet Christ was not forced to die for our sins. He had the choice to surrender His will to His Father. In the hour of the power of darkness He said, “nevertheless, not my will, but Thine be done.” He chose to lay down his life to save the world. Satan, the accuser of the brethren, had made God look like an accusing tyrant without mercy to the sinner. He had thrown a dark shadow on the law of God’s government by his accusations that man must die since he had transgressed the law of God. But the law of love was stronger and Christ came to intercede and to die in our place. In surrendering his spotless soul a living sacrifice, Jesus was bearing the sin of the world; he was enduring the curse of the law, separation from God and death to the sinner in order to elevate God's law and testify to its eternal nature. The great law of love to God and to man would not be changed. But by beholding the character of Christ, the sinner could be changed into His glory.

The Son of God bore the wrath of God against all the accumulated sin of the world. He was innocent and was the only One who could be the propitiation for sin because He was equal with God and without corruption. Yet he “took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” “For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the Captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.... For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted.”

Whose side are we on? Man has rejected Christ time and again. But the heavens and God the Father received Him. Man crowned Him with thorns and God with the highest crown in all the universe. The death of Christ brings to the rejecter of His mercy the wrath of the Lamb without mercy. But His death is hope and eternal life to all who will receive Him.

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