Daniel 12:4 (NKJV)
"But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."
Daniel 12:8 (NKJV)
Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, "My lord, what shall be the end of these things?"
Many of the great prophets of the Old Testament, of whom I believe Daniel was the greatest, did not understand their own prophecies. They were simply writing down the visions the Holy Spirit of God was putting into their minds. Daniel was told to seal the book until the time of the end. In other words, his prophecy would not be understood until the time of the end. Do we understand it yet? One thing that bothers me about many who pontificate on the end times is that many of the prophecies are dismissed as not having any relevance. There are so many of God's promises based on his covenant relationship with the nation Israel that could only be fulfilled during the Millennium. So to say there will not be one impinges on the character of God and his promise-keeping. I am no expert but I tend to side with the pre-trib viewpoints where a millennial reign of Christ occurs.
Knowledge is increasing but it is not yet converging. Still too much "to and fro" going on. I think I just pray and ask God "My Lord, what is the meaning of these things."