(WEB) Daniel 12:2–Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Here we are drawing closer and closer to this prophecy. We expect things to happen like a switch when things operate more like a dial. Some are up early, but most are not. The mirrors aren’t made like they used to be and the smoke has a hard time lingering around as long as it used to.
The wise know this is the final act of the daughter of Babylon’s play. A few have already called it the beginning of the end. In this final act, there are two roads that rely on audience participation. One is shorter with more chaos and the other is longer and hits another peak before it ends.
No matter which road of the the two is taken, it merges again and ends the same; an unfavorable judgment. A formerly wicked character with a newly circumcised heart, who can leave behind a backwards way, can be counted as blessed with YHWH’s countenance shining on the person like a flower opening on a dewy morning. One who cannot will still have to stand in YHWH’s purifying light which burns all corrupt hearts to a cinder. What corrupt heart or spirit has been able stand against it unscathed?