Daniel ‘s last vision of the “end times,” is the culmination of the end of the age of the Gentile nations. The last 3 ½ years of the Great Tribulation will be a devastating period of time for the Christ-rejecting world and for Israel. The ascendency of Antichrist during the final Tribulation period ushers in a “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7); a period of 3 ½ years of persecution of Israel by Antichrist and a period of cataclysmic judgment by God upon the followers of Antichrist. The end of chapter 12 culminates with the Second Coming of Christ, the punishment of Antichrist, False Prophet and Satan and the beginning of the Millennial Kingdom.