And I Daniel alone saw the vision [of the postincarnate Christ]: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves. (Daniel 10:7)
Although others were with him, "Daniel alone" saw the vision. It is evident from many recorded incidents that only the Holy Spirit can identify Christ for men, and that is what he did for Daniel. The Lord Jesus said,
He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. (John 16:14)
The apostle Paul had a similar experience on the road to Damascus:
And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. (Acts 9:7,8)
Paul was blinded-he had seen the glorified Christ.
Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength. (Daniel 10:8)
Daniel was left alone. That is the marvelous, wonderful experience of the man of God, and many have shared eagerly and joyfully a like experience.
Abraham left Ur, and finally his kindred, and he was alone with God.
Moses was sent to the backside of the desert of Midian, and at the burning bush he was alone with God.
Elijah was disciplined by the Brook Cherith, and God was with him.
Jeremiah walked a lonely path, but God was with him.
John the Baptist was in the desert alone, but God was there.
Paul had two years of solitary confinement on that same desert-that was God's opportunity to train him.
The apostle John was exiled on the lonely isle of Patmos. But God was with him.
There are so many people who want to get together to have a great prayer meeting or other great gatherings. Friend, have you ever tried being alone? That is where God will meet with you. Take the Word of God and go off alone with Him. It will do you a lot of good.
—From Edited Messages on Daniel by Dr. J. Vernon McGee
Have a little faith, and God will take care of the rest. When some of Jesus’ instructions seemed difficult or impossible to follow, the apostles asked, “Lord, increase our faith.” What did Jesus do? He simply continued to teach them that their duty as His followers was to have faith in Him. In today’s lesson, learn more about forgiveness, faith, and the soul’s final destination—either heaven or hell.All Sermons by Dr. J. Vernon McGee