Daniel 10

This reading is Daniel 10.

The messenger isn’t identified by name, but he appears to be Gabriel, the angel who has already appeared to Daniel. Some think it may be Christ, but that would mean Daniel’s vision was of Christ and that a messenger came as well. For Christ would not have been hindered for 21 days as the messenger was (v. 13).

This passage shows how real, serious and active spiritual warfare is. It reminds me of Ephesians 6:10-12:

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Daniel was obviously exhausted, anguished and fearful. The angel calms his fears and sets up the prophecies to be given in chapters 11 & 12.

The next reading is Daniel 11.

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2 Responses

  1. Prior to the coming of Jesus, the visions of men came to them in their dreams or a trance like state. Women on the other had could speak directly to Angels. Key words are “dream(s)” and “visions”. Grabiel was the Angel of Wisdom/understanding, as were the Holy Spirit, and the Spirit of Truth.

    Note: The true “Word of God” were those things spoken of by Jesus, himself. The “Word of God” appears in the Old Testament only 4 times.

  2. The Bible claims to the Word of God at least a couple THOUSAND times. Just scan Ezekiel, Leviticus and others for starters and see how many times it says, “The Lord said,” “The Lord called,” etc.

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