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New Defender's Study Bible Notes

12:12 thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. An additional forty-five days is noted here, with blessing being promised only to those that are still there at the end of that period. Perhaps this forty-five days is occupied in the actual judgment of the nations. Those who are seen by Christ as “goats” during this great judgment time will be doomed “into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:33,41). To His sheep, however, He will say: “Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matthew 25:34), and they will be enabled to enter, still in their natural bodies, the great millennial kingdom of Christ, where they will serve as the initial generations inhabiting the earth during that glorious period. The resurrected saints will also be there, in teaching and governing capacities (Revelation 20:4, 6). Daniel himself will be there and “stand in thy lot at the end of the days” (Daniel 12:13).

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