Daniel's Riverside Experience by Daniel Rodgers

Daniel's Riverside Experience
Dan Rodgers
Daniel 10:1-21

INTRODUCTION: This event occurred in the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, on the 24th day of the first month (April), in about 535 B.C.

Chapter 10 is the beginning of the final vision of the book of Daniel. This vision is given in detail in chapters 11 and 12. It tells us what will happen in the latter days with Israel, and about the rise and fall of the antichrist.

In vs. 1, Daniel had received a revelation, and though it says he had "understanding of the vision," we know from vs. 14, he didn't understand it completely; the angel said, "Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days...."

In vv. 2, 3, Daniel had been in prayer and fasting for some three weeks. As he was standing beside the Hiddekel River (Tigris River), he lifted up his eyes and saw a Man whose face was as lightning. In vv. 5, 6, he said, "Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: [6] His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude." This reminds us of the revelation given to the Apostle John, on the Isle of Patmos, as He saw the glory of the Lord. The description is almost the same. Most believe the Person mentioned in Daniel 10, is the Lord Jesus.

It says in vs. 7, only Daniel saw the vision. The men that were with him felt a great quaking and fled and hid themselves. This reminds us of how it will be during the Tribulation period when men will flee from the presence of the Lord. In Rev. 6:16, they "...said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb."

The story of Daniel reveals to us the spiritual battle that takes ...


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