Summary: A Vision From Heaven
Daniel 10:10 - 21 A Vision From Heaven -
1. The Cost in Prayer - 10 -14
(a) The Troubled Man 8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
(b) The Trembling Man - 11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
(c) The Triumphant Man - 12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
(d) The Taught Man -
14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
2. The Conflict in Prayer - 15 -18
(a) Silence in Prayer - 15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.
(b) Shortcoming in Prayer 16 behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
(c) Surrender in Prayer - 17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.
(d) Strengthening in Prayer - 18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
3. The Comfort in Prayer - 19-21 There Was:-
(a) A Fear To Remove - 19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
(b) A Fight To Resume - 20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
(c) A Friend To Reveal - 21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.