Understanding the spirit realm is so important to our success in life. The things that happen in the spirit realm directly affect us daily, in fact moment by moment. If we don’t understand this and don’t understand how to operate, we will be defeated and lose out, not only in the here and now, but also in the world to come.
Daniel 10:12-13 gives us great insight into the spirit realm and the warfare that goes on when we try to advance in God. It also gives us great hope because it helps us to see and know that God does hear us and sends the answers to our prayers. We are not left hopeless and helpless; therefore we should not get discouraged nor should we give up. You see, one of the major ways that satan wins against the saints is that we get discouraged and we give up. Now is not the time for that. Now is the time to press in and pray through for we are not left alone in this. Read the following scripture and hear the Lord as He ministers to you.
12 Then he (the angel of the Lord) said, “Don’t be frightened (afraid), Daniel, for your request has been heard in heaven and was answered the very first day you began to fast before the Lord and pray for understanding; that very day I was sent here to meet you. 13 But for twenty-one days the mighty evil spirit who overrules the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the top officers of the heavenly army, came to help me, so that I was able to break through these spirit rulers of Persia. 14 Now I am here to tell you….
Now, the important thing to understand in spiritual warfare is that God matches power with power. He send Michael, on of the top officers in the heavenly army to fight the mighty evil spirit who rules over the kingdom of Persia. For us today, The Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ Himself, has come to not only answer our prayers but to give us victory in our lives. (John 10:9; Romans 5:1-2)
"Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers." (Proverbs 11:14 NLT)