The Messiah of 9:25 is revealed to Daniel in all His glory – the One who looked like a man, and who became man. The Apostle John uses this picture in Revelation 1 – Jesus is revealed as God’s Christ. What does the Lord’s touch do for Daniel? Verse 19.
Here we see Jesus!
He is clothed in linen, a belt of fine gold, a body like beryl and a face like lightning. His eyes are flaming torches, his arms and legs burnished bronze. The sound of His words are that of a multitude.
As Stuart Snr says, John weaves over this in Revelation 1.
“His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.”
Daniel meets his Saviour – And we can be encouraged, listen to these words from Jesus’ lips!
“O Daniel, man greatly loved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for now I have been sent to you.”
And more, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words.”
What an encouragement and an exhortation to us this is. Jesus meets with us too, one like the son of man who became man and went to the cross, the curse upon Him instead of us – This Jesus speaks to us!
Let us be encouraged, and exhorted, to stand upright (in the face of the world’s laughter), to humble ourselves before God (when the world says pride in self is what matters), to set our heart to understand God’s word (when the world would lead us to question His word).
Listen to Jesus, “O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.”
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* Father God,
Thank You for Jesus, Your Son, the lamb slain before the foundation of the world.
Thank You again, that in Jesus we are GREATLY LOVED.