I continued our series on the book of Daniel this past weekend at Eastbrook Church by exploring the final vision Daniel has in the book, found in Daniel 10:1-12:4. In order to walk through this entire passage in one message, I had to pick and choose certain things to focus on, and I chose to give attention to the spiritual conflict that permeates all human conflict upon earth.
Four action steps I offered, which are not included in the outline below are:
- See – let God unveil our eyes to have a vision of the spiritual conflict around us
- Run – knowing our inability and weakness, let us run to God for deliverance, and ultimately to Jesus as our Savior
- Stand – as trials and difficulties arise, let us learn from the Apostle Paul’s words in Ephesians 6:10-17 to stand form in God’s strength and armor
- Pray – only in God’s presence and power will we endure, so may we pray our hearts out in the midst of the conflict
If these revelations of an invisible host around us, bent upon our calamity, do nothing else for us, they may at least render the inestimable service of driving us home, as for our very life, to personal dealings with our Personal Deliverer. He can indeed face for us the dreadful personalities marshaled in the Shadows that surround our life.
“In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel (who was called Belteshazzar). Its message was true and it concerned a great war.” (Daniel 10:1)
The Setting of the Final Vision (Daniel 10:1-3)
Daniel’s Pressure and the Angelic Encounter (Daniel 10:4-11:1)
- First touch and spiritual conflict (10:10-14)
- Second touch and ability to speak (10:15-17)
- Third touch and strengthening (10:18-11:1)
The Conflict of the Final Vision (Daniel 11:2-45)
The Salvation of God’s People (Daniel 12:1-4)
The Nature of Spiritual Conflict (Ephesians 6:10-17)