Discovering the Ancient Knowledge
The heavenly messenger told Daniel that knowledge would increase. “But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time. Many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase” (Daniel 12:4).
What is this knowledge? There are more than 49 million google entries on the increase of knowledge. The idea for most people is that vast quantities of information accumulate in the end times. Knowledge, however, is not wisdom, and wisdom requires us to look deeper at Daniel 12:4.
In the original text, the angelic messenger never said that general information would multiply. He said that the knowledge – ha da’at הדעת – would become exceedingly great. Knowledge is an unusual compound word in Daniel 12:4, containing the prefix “the.” It is not knowledge, but the knowledge.
“The Knowledge” is a single word spelled Hei ה, Dalet ד, Ayin ע, Tav ת. Hebrew letters are not abstract linguistic elements as they are in the English alphabet. Every Hebrew letter has a name, an identity, and a meaning.
The letter Hei ה signifies, among other things, the divine breath of Almighty God.
The letter Dalet ד represents door because it resembles a swinging door on a building.
The letter Ayin ע means eye.
The letter Tav ת represents covenant since this final Hebrew letter concludes the covenant of scripture.
Combining the breath of God with “door, eye, and covenant” yields a profound statement. “The breath of God is at the door to give us eyes to see His covenant.” The true increase in the Acharit HaYamim, the End of Days, is not information. It is our expanded ability to perceive His covenant, along with His Messiah, His Spirit, and our own obedience. Today signifies the rebirth of some very ancient revelations.
Published May 11, 2017