What part of Daniel 11 specifically points to the date 1799?
Verse 40 pinpoints Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt as marking the date 1799, the beginning of the Time of the End. “And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him [Napoleon]: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind.”
Daniel 11 started with Alexander the Great as the head of the horn, or empire that was broken and divided into four; that is, the empire had four divisions with a different general over each part. Then the account jumped down to Mark Anthony and Cleopatra. Next the account pointed out Augustus Caesar, the raiser of international taxes to keep Rome on a stable basis. He died a natural death in contradistinction to those who both preceded and followed him, their deaths being caused by poison, slaying, or violence. Then the account skipped to Marcus Aurelius and Zenobia. Next two kings (civil and ecclesiastical Rome) were shown conniving at a table with ulterior motives. After that came Napoleon.
By grasping the date 1799, we are helped in understanding the next chapter, Daniel 12, with its time periods (the 1260, 1290, and 1335 days of Daniel), likewise we are aided in understanding God’s thinking and method. Just as with Chapter 11 one event did not immediately follow another, so Michael did not stand up immediately at the beginning of the period designated as the “time of the end” following the French Revolution, but this would come later in this period, nevertheless still considered at (or during) the time of the end.
Verse 12:1 “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.”
“At that time” is the time of Jacob’s Trouble, which will occur at the end of the period known as the Time of the End, (At the end of the Great Time of Trouble, just prior to the pouring out of the Seventh and final plague, Armageddon).
At that time, Michael will “stand up” “for the children of thy people” to stop Jacob’s Trouble and to deliver the Holy Remnant. Chapter 12 is in fact a continuation of the prophecy that began in the tenth chapter.” (The Book of Daniel, Page 146-148)
The Pastor never claiming to be a prophet under any type of divine inspiration or etc. at one time (back in 1890) had imagined that the “time of the end” would end in 1914 (C 59), likewise he had assumed that the harvest would have ended at this time as it was his thought that this same date (1914) would bring about the great time of trouble, Armageddon (thus logically “Jacob’s Troubles”), and that the “Times of the Gentiles” having expired by that time this present order would give way to the new order, this of course as he stated in the 1916 foreword of that same Volume, “was merely a supposition, which proved without warrant”, that is to say if the harvest continued beyond 1914 then obviously 1914 was not the date of Armageddon, but rather (as he later wrote) merely the beginning of the great time of trouble, which, eventually, as birth pangs upon a woman in labor would accumulate or reach the time of “Jacob’s Troubles” ending the period designated as the “time of the end” with Armageddon, which shall bring about the destruction of the present order.
The “Times of the Gentiles” did indeed end in 1914 as in accordance with the true bible chronology, however the other events mentioned would have to await a future fulfillment.
Thus we concluded our perspective as to the “time of the end” when Michael shall stand up.