Bruce Warner (16 May 2011)
"ARE THESE 'TWO DESCRIPTIONS' OF THE SAME MAN ? ... I THINK SO !"

Dear Doves,

There are two similar descriptions of 'a man' in the Scriptures that bear comparing. The apostle John describes 'one man' in the 'Book of Revelation', and the prophet Daniel describes the 'other man' in the 'Book of Daniel'. Compare the two descriptions and decide for yourself if this is the same man. I believe it is.

JOHN DESCRIBES A MAN HE SEES:
Revelation 1:10-16
(10)"On the Lord's Day I was in the Spirit and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet.
(13) "Among the lampstands was someone like a Son of Man, dressed in a robe reaching down to His feet and with a golden sash arouind His chest.
(14)"His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes were like blazing fire.
(15)"His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and His voice was like the sound of rushing waters.
(16)"His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance."

DANIEL DESCRIBES A MAN HE SEES:
Daniel 10:5-6
(5)"I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen with a belt of the finest gold around His waist.
(6)"His body was like chrysolite, His face like lightning, His eyes like flaming torches, His arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.

COMPARISONS:

VOICE: "like a trumpet" or "like the sound of a multitude"
EYES: "like blazing fire" or "like flaming torches"
FACE: "like the sun shining in all its brilliance" or "like lightning"
FEET, ARMS,& LEGS: "like bronze glowing in a furnace" or "like the gleam of burnished bronze"
DRESSED: "in a robe with a golden sash" or "in linen with a belt of the finest gold"


The Book of Revelation reveals to us that 'the man' the apostle John describes is Jesus.

The Book of Daniel, interestingly, does not give a name to 'the man' the prophet Daniel describes. Although, when Daniel is visited by the angel Gabriel it does identify him as Gabriel. Daniel does go on to tell us that the 'man dressed in linen' WAS IN THE AIR ABOVE THE WATERS OF THE RIVER while His two companions were on the ground on either bank of the river. Then Daniel heard the man swear by God saying, "It will be for a time, times and half a time."

Who else could this man be other than Jesus, Himself!

Another bit of information Daniel reveals is that 'this man appeared in the air' on the 24th of Nisan.

The 24th of Nisan is always 'ten days' AFTER Passover which is always the 14th of Nisan. If the 'great tribulation' were to BEGIN on Passover Nisan 14th, and if we are to have 'ten days of tribulation' as a sign, then the Lord may appear 'in the air' to rapture His Church on Nisan 24 as He appeared to Daniel 'in the air' on Nisan 24.

According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!

Bruce Warner