"His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude." (Daniel 10:6)
The Lord's body resembled a pure gemstone of great value, and his face overpowered the beholder with its holiness. The physical manifestation of this holiness was veiled when Christ was born into the world, but here it is clearly seen. Peter, James and John caught a small glimpse of it on the Mount of Transfiguration when "his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light (Matthew 17:2)." As someone once put it, Christ's ability to mask His glory was more of a miracle than His ability to show it.
The eyes of fire bring to mind God's ability to see through all things. No secret is hid from the piercing fire of His all-seeing eyes. His arms and His feet resembled burnished brass. Judgment and strength are likely pictured by the brass. Because the Lord Christ knows all things, sees all things and holds all things together (Colossians 1:17), He is perfectly equipped to judge all things by His powerful and unfailing word.
Daniel is careful to note the overwhelming effect of the Lord's voice. It resembled the overpowering sound of an innumerable company of people. As the noise of a vast company of soldiers marching to war, the Lord's voice struck terror and awe into the heart of the one hearing it. The last few verses of John's revelation compliment Daniel's description of the preincarnate Lord.
His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; and his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. (Revelation 1:14-15)
The Lord Jesus Christ is often depicted as an effeminate individual who is willing to compromise the Lord's holiness for the sake of people who are not willing to bow the knee. Daniel's vision paints the Lord in an entirely different light. Everything about Him exudes holiness and the subsequent terror of such overwhelming purity. Christ's beauty is not to be found in the long-haired image on the front of a blasphemous shirt. He would not go to the bar and have a drink for any purpose, evangelistic or otherwise. He would not condone a Christian rock concert. His holiness is not represented by an ill-dressed rebel who cares nothing for the authority and application of Scripture. The Scriptures have done a beautiful job in describing the character and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is time for God's people to return to the authority of these Scriptures, and let all who are unwilling to do so go their way.