Daniel Chapter 10



Daniel 10 gives us an unusual glimpse into the realm of unseen realities. The angel Gabriel tells Daniel that his struggle against the prince of Persia was so great, that he was obliged to call for help from Michael the prince. Daniel also outlines some of the physical manifestations he experienced while being in vision, which serve as a springboard for identifying the Biblical marks of a true prophet. God assures us that at the end of time He will pour out His “spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.”1  We are also admonished to “Despise not prophesyings,”2 yet warned of false prophets.3  Has God given the gift of the Spirit of Prophecy in these last days? How would one determine, from the Bible, the difference between the true and the false? Daniel 10 offers some amazing identifying marks of the true gift of prophecy. A true prophet, for example, does not breathe while in vision; a sign of the power of God that would be rather difficult to counterfeit.