The final section of this book gives us the longest and most detailed prophecy found in Daniel. Verses 1-35 give us a history from the time of Daniel through the terrible reign of Antiochus Epiphanes, who we were introduced to in chapter 8. This ruler, though not the final antichrist, served as sort of an antichrist archetype. In verse 36, there’s a shift that seems to point to the time of the final antichrist. The culmination of this vision arrives promptly in chapter 12 with some good news, and inspiring practical applications. Just a few of the truths we can draw from this epic prophecy in our day and age: God is in control, suffering is temporary, the resurrection is coming and we have a glorious mission until King Jesus returns to make all things new.