We should all be comforted by the fact that God never gets distracted, He is paying attention.

Defeat Your Enemy While with Him
The Battle Behind the Battle – Part 2

Scripture  Reading:  Daniel 10:7-14

Key Verse:  Daniel 10:13

But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.

It certainly is perplexing for us to try to understand a world that is unseen by the physical eye.  Yet the Bible reminds us over and over of this unseen world, as well as some of the battles that happen in that world.  Daniel had prayed and God had answered his prayer immediately.  Yet our scripture describes a battle that took place between the angel that was delivering the answer from God and the devil.

            The Apostle Paul was referring to these battles in his writing in Ephesians: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers, against authorities, against the power of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12).  Paul may have had our scripture in Daniel in mind when he wrote these words.  If you read these words of the apostle again—slowly—I think you will have a greater appreciation for prayer.  We are desperate for the power of God to help us fight the powers of this dark world.

            Most of us have commented on how hard it is to have a consistent prayer life.  Here is one of the reasons: It is where we fight the battles that our physical eyes cannot see.  We must win the battle.  We must “pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1).  The devil and all his demons are fighting against you and your prayers!  Pray in Jesus’ name, trusting that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world!

Father, I praise you for your authority over the evil one.  I will put on your armor and be ready to fight.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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