Daniel Chapter Ten
In Chapter ten Daniel is presented with another vision, the vision of Daniel 11-12, and in this case Daniel is led to understand the vision and to understand the issues of the struggle of the building of the temple in
It appears that when Daniel hears the news of the various struggles of his people in
While fasting and praying for his people Daniel is granted a vision of Michael standing on the river Hiddekel. See Daniel 12:6. He was on the river to show that He owned the river and the country that it empowered –
When Daniel attempts to describe the vision of Michael he states that other people were with him but only Daniel actually saw the vision. The others could sense the presence of God and fled His presence. When Daniel saw the vision of God he retained no strength and he recognized his impurity in the presence of infinite purity. See Isaiah 6:5-7. When Daniel heard the voice of God he fell on his face in a deep sleep. Daniel required the touch of God to give him strength to hear the vision and to respond. While he was watching the vision he had no strength and no breath in him. This scene was given to us to let us know some of the signs of a prophet in vision.
Again the speaker who conversed with Daniel was Gabriel who describes the important parts of the preparation of the vision in Chapter ten and then gives the details of the vision in Chapters 11-12. Gabriel states that when Daniel started to fast and pray that Gabriel was sent to accomplish the things that Daniel was praying about. Yet in the process the prince of the
Gabriel states that he has come to make Daniel understand what will happen to his people in the latter days and to remind Daniel that the vision was for many days. Again, this is a reminder that the vision lasts at least unto the end of the 2300 days prophecy of Daniel 8:14 – 457 BC to 1844 AD, and then beyond that to the end of the beasts of Daniel 7 and even to the final establishment of the kingdom of God after the millennium.
Again Daniel is overwhelmed by the information and needs to be strengthened again. Gabriel again assures Daniel that victory will be won and that his people will be supported by the Kings of Persia to get the
Daniel ten is a chapter that clarifies the power of God and the ability of God to control events in