Dan. 10:1 In the third year of Cyrus
 king of Persia
[a.] a thing was revealed unto Daniel,
[11.] whose name was called Belteshazzar; and
[12.] the thing [was] true, but
[13.] the time appointed [was] long: and
[14.] he understood the thing, and
[15.] [He] had understanding of the vision [Daniel understood what would happen to Israel in the latter days (vs. 14)].
10:2 In those days,
 I Daniel was mourning
[a.] three full weeks,
10:3  I ate no pleasant bread,
[a.] neither came
[12.] nor wine in my mouth,
[b.] neither did I anoint myself at all,
[11.] till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
 in the four and twentieth day of the first month,
 as I was by the side of the great river,
[a.] which is Hiddekel;
[a.] and looked, and
 behold a certain man
[a.] clothed in linen [Dan. 12:6],
[b.] whose loins were girded
[11.] with fine gold of Uphaz:
[d.] his face as the appearance of lightning [Rev. 10:1], and
[e.] his eyes as lamps of fire [Rev. 1:14], and
[f.] his arms and his feet
[g.] like in colour to polished brass [Rev. 1:15], and
[h.] the voice of his words
 I Daniel
[a.] alone saw the vision [the vision of the glorified Jesus]: for
[b.] the men that were with me
[11.] saw not the vision; but
[12.] a great quaking fell upon them,
[aa.] so that they fled to hide themselves.
 I was left alone, and
 [I] saw this great vision, and
 there remained no strength in me:
[a.] for my comeliness
[11.] was turned in me into corruption, and
 I retained no strength.
10:9  Yet heard I
[a.] the voice
[11.] of his words: and
 when I heard
[a.] the voice
[11.] of his words,
[12.] then was I in a deep sleep
[aa.] on my face, and
[ab.] my face toward the ground.
10:10 And, behold,
 an hand touched me [the hand of the angel],
[a.] which set me upon my knees
[11.] and [upon] the palms of my hands.
 he said unto me,
[a.] O Daniel,
[b.] understand the words
[11.] that I speak unto thee, and
[c.] stand upright:
[11.] for unto thee am I now sent.
 And when he had spoken this word unto me,
[a.] I stood trembling.
 Fear not, Daniel: for
 from the first day (Dan. 9:23) that thou didst
[a.] set thine heart to understand [understand is given to a pure and diligent heart], and
[b.] to chasten thyself before thy God [another necessary prerequisite for receiving revelation knowledge from God],
 thy words were heard, and
 I am come for thy words [angels hearken to the voice of our words].
 the prince of the kingdom of
[the angelic spirit
over the kingdom of Persia]
[the angelic spirit over the kingdom of Persia]
[a.] withstood me one and twenty days:
[b.] but, lo, Michael (Dan. 10:21),
[11.] one of the chief princes,
[12.] came to help me; and
[aa.] I remained there
 with the kings of Persia [fighting the angelic war over Israel (Dan. 10:20)].
[The ruler of darkness (Eph 6:12) over the kingdom of Persia withstood God's messenger angel, Gabriel, for 21 days. God sent the answer to Daniel's prayer on the first day that he set himself to pray and fast. It took the warrior angel, Michael, to come in and fight in order to loose the blessing of God sent to Daniel. There is resistance to answered prayer in the kingdom of darkness, but our angels will get our blessings to usif we do not faint (give up, cave in, or quit)!]
[a.] to make thee understand
[11.] what shall befall thy people [the nation of Israel (Dan. 12:1)not the Church]
[aa.] in the latter days (Dan. 2:28):
for yet the
[the vision of
their glorified Messiah concerns Israel in the latter days]
[the vision of their glorified Messiah concerns Israel in the latter days]
[111.] [is] for [many] days.
[Scripture does not reveal here what the angel told Daniel concerning Israel in the latter days (c/p. vs. 1).]
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