For the third time, Christ touches Daniel and speaks words
to strengthen him. “Do not be afraid, O man highly esteemed,”
he said. “Peace! Be strong now; be strong.” “Peace” is the
result of sin being atoned, of guilt being taken away, and all
fear being removed. The cleansed sinner, who is strengthened
by the Lord, is qualified to hear Him speak and to speak for
THE WARFARE OF THE MAN (10:20).
The man answers his own rhetorical question, “Do you
know why I have come to you?”
Soon I will return to
fight against the prince of Persia, and when I go, the
prince of Greece will come; but first I will tell you what
is written in the Book of Truth. (No one supports me
against them except Michael, your prince...)”
When Christ returned, accompanied by Michael, to fight
on Israel’s behalf against the prince of Persia and his
forces, the prince of Greece came. This prince is either
Alexander the Great or an evil angelic being. Insight into
this invisible war provides the background of the book of
Esther, where the great conflict over the preservation of
God’s people is apparent.
What is the Book of Truth? It cannot be the Bible since
Daniel has not written down the prophecy at this point.
Could it be God’s Plan of the Ages, recorded in one of the
books in heaven?