The royal palace in Tehran, Iran has one of the most beautiful entrances of all palaces in the world today. As one enters the royal palace the doomed ceilings, sidewalls, and columns seemed to be covered with diamonds. When the Royal Palace was planned, the architects sent … More
Another vision is given to Daniel, shortly before his death (v. 1). This vision took place during “The third year of Cyrus king of Persia.” It seems that Daniel was now around eighty years of age and had retired from public service. Prior to this vision, Cyrus allowed the Jews to return to Jerusalem, but Daniel stayed in Babylon. He may have been too old to make the long, hazardous journey or his government duties could have caused him to stay behind.
Daniel had been fasting and praying for three weeks concerning his people’s destiny (vv. 2-3). At the end of this three week period when he was standing by the Hiddekel (Tigris) River an angel from heaven appeared unto him (vv. 4-6). Evidently his companions who were with him did not see the angel but feeling a supernatural presence was near they became frightened and fled away (v. 7). Daniel remained alone and was broken by the Lord as he portrayed himself before the messenger. The angel touched Daniel and trembling he stood upright on his feet. The messenger explained how he would have been detained because of evil spirits who had opposed him. Daniel definitely caught a glimpse of the battle between good and evil powers.
One reason we in the Church today don’t see more results is because we do not have the brokeness that Daniel had. I want to do less feasting and more fasting and prayer in my life as Daniel did.
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Daniel 7:15-28The Meaning of Daniel’s Vision
Daniel 8:1-14Daniel’s Vision of a Ram And a Goat
Daniel 8:15-27Gabriel Interprets The Vision
Daniel 9:1-10Daniel Prays For The People
Daniel 9:11-19Daniel Cries Out to God For Mercy
Daniel 9:20-27The Seventy Weeks Prophecy
Daniel 10:1-9Daniel’s Terrifying Vision of a Man
Daniel 10:10-21Prophecies Concerning Persia And Greece
Daniel 11:1-19The Kings And Their Successors
Daniel 11:21-39The Evil King From The North
Daniel 11:40-45Three Persons of The Last Days
Daniel 12:1-13The Time of The End