These verses teach an important aspect of God’s plan for the end times, but Daniel 9.23 has a great insight to prayer. Daniel is praying and the angel Gabriel is sent to give Daniel understanding. Gabriel tells Daniel that as soon as he began praying a word went out.
This means that when we pray we are heard immediately and a word goes out across Heaven as to that prayer. Angels are standing by to carry out God’s commands. The word could go out to do nothing for it would not be in my best interest within God’s plan, or the word could go out to answer the prayer in a specific manner at a certain time.
It is wonderful to know that while I am praying a word is going out in Heaven on my behalf.
Da 9:21 while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the first, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice. Da 9:22 He made me understand, speaking with me and saying, “O Daniel, I have now come out to give you insight and understanding. Da 9:23 At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision.
Published on Monday, March 30, 2015 @ 4:10 AM CDT