This is the first truth you need to know.
It is the hook upon which all the Heavenly wisdom and revelation you need can be laid upon.
If you have been praying and seeking God for answers; if you have been grieved by the status quo, or by the condition of others. If you want guidance and wisdom:
Above all and before all, grasp this one truth. This is how Heaven knows you. This is how the Father sees you…
How God Sees You
In the book of Daniel, the prophet is crying out to God for a breakthrough. His home city of Jerusalem and the state of his nation weigh heavily on his heart.
Daniel has already experienced powerful prophetic visions and encounters. But still, the insight and answers he wants are beyond him.
Suddenly, the angel Gabriel appears.
He is sent by God in answer to Daniel’s prayers. And he has one thing to say to Daniel before anything else.
It is a truth God wants the prophet to understand.
- And it is a designation the angel uses, not once, but three times. 
‘Man greatly beloved’.
You are Valued
“O Daniel…At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved“ (Dan 9:23a, NKJV)
The Hebrew word translated ‘greatly beloved’, chemdah (Strongs H 2532) means that which is desirable, pleasant and precious. It is used of precious jewels.
As you seek God for wisdom and for answers to prayer, stand before Him as one who knows your worth to God.
You are desired.
You are known.
You are His son, His daughter, greatly loved.
This Truth Heals Your Heart
Perhaps you have been struggling in some area.
Let this word breathe healing into your heart today. For it holds true, regardless of what you’ve done, or what has been done to you.
In your worst condition, God placed this value upon you: You are worth the sacrifice of His Son Jesus.
‘For God so loved’ 
This is how you are known in Heaven:
This Word Gives You Strength
A hook may be hidden from view, but its strength will determine its capacity to bear weight.
And this truth is the hook upon which all the Heavenly wisdom and revelation you need can be laid upon.
‘…he said, “O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!” (Dan 10:18, NKJV)
It is the third time Gabriel calls Daniel ‘man greatly beloved.’ His words and touch impart strength. They dispel fear.
Do you need strength to rise?
Do you need capacity to bear the weight of all God has called you to do?
A Truth That is a Heavenly ‘Hook’
A hook is powerful.
It can be used to capture, to secure, to join or to hang an object upon. Great paintings—masterpieces—can be displayed using hooks.
Receive this one word before all.
This is the ‘hook’—the truth that will enable you to fully receive all your Father has for you.
As it did for Daniel, this message heralds the answer to your prayers.
And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” (Dan 10:10b-11, NKJV)
Today you are seeking God for wisdom, interceding, looking for answers.
You want to see His power released, His Spirit move.
This is who you are.
Today’s message is, I believe, a word from the heart of the Father to all who read it.
But I would particularly like to dedicate this post to my husband Malcolm (pictured here), who has his 60th birthday today.
Beloved to the Father, and to me, and to many. You are His masterpiece.
 For the three references see Dan 9:23, 10:11, 10:19
 ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.’ (John 3:16, NIV) Also ‘But because of his great love for you, God, who is rich in mercy, made you alive with Christ even when you were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.’ (see Eph 2:4-5 NIV)
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