The Fog Is Lifting

The Fog Is Lifting
By: J.B. Hixson, Ph.D.

“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” (Daniel 12:4)

We had been driving across the Sierra Nevada for less than an hour when an eerie fog settled over the winding road filled with switchbacks. We were on our way to a speaking engagement in Fresno, California, and the higher we drove up the eastern slope of this great mountain range, the thicker the veil became. We could scarcely see more than 8-10 feet in front of us.

We eventually started our descent down the western side, and the dense mist slowly dissipated. It was not so much that the fog was melting away, but that we were driving out of it. From our vantage point, the vapor shroud was lifting the closer we got to our destination.

Similarly, the closer we get to the end times, the clearer God’s revelation becomes. From a distance, it is difficult to see how the prophecies of Scripture will unfold. The sixth century BC prophet, Daniel, experienced this sense of bewilderment as God revealed to him details about the future Tribulation period and coming Messianic Kingdom.

Daniel and his contemporaries could not possibly have understood all the details in the prophecies God gave him. “Although I heard, I did not understand,” Daniel wrote. He wondered, “What shall be the end of these things” (Daniel 12:8)? God explained to Daniel that as knowledge increases, people will “run to and fro” trying to figure out what God’s revelation means (Daniel 12:4). Two hundred years before Daniel, the prophet Amos said something similar.

For thousands of years, people have wandered “from sea to sea, and from north to east,” they have “run to and fro, seeking the word of the Lord,” but have been unable to fully comprehend how God’s prophecies will come about (Amos 8:12). However, as time passes, and knowledge increases, we will be able to understand God’s prophetic Word better than Daniel or Amos did. The fog of uncertainty will lift, and things will make more sense.

We are living in unprecedented times, prophetically. The stage is being set like never before as we draw closer and closer to the Rapture. Prophecies that seemed far-fetched, even impossible, are now easily understood. How can the Antichrist possibly track every human being on earth? That is where digital ID’s and central bank digital currencies come in. How can the Antichrist die and come back to life? That is where artificial intelligence and the transhumanist biodigital convergence explain the mystery. How can the Antichrist desecrate the temple in Jerusalem, when there was no Israel on the world map for more than 1,800 years? The reestablishment of Israel as a nation in 1948 answers that question.

Many of the prophecies of Scripture have been sealed until “the time of the end” (Daniel 12:9). As we approach that time, the fog is lifting. Students of Bible prophecy today can look back over history and see the significance of much of what Daniel and other prophets predicted in God’s Word. For those with ears to hear and eyes to see (Revelation 13:9), the signs are everywhere.
As the fog lifts, the scenery is beautiful because it reminds us that God is working out His plan precisely as He said He would. At the same time, the landscape can be unsettling as we see more clearly, especially for those who do not know the Lord. Have you trusted in Jesus Christ, and Him alone, as the only One who can provide the free gift of eternal life? If not, do so today! If you have, are you eagerly waiting for the Lord’s return (Philippians 3:20–21)?

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