Daniel 10 - Day 854 (link to reading)
Scripture: Daniel 10
Commentary (thewarehouse.blog): Today, prayer is endorsed as a personal remedy. Although this is true to an extent, it doesn’t capture the big picture. A common misconception about prayer is that it’s only for us. Daniel was mourning for his people. He passed by the delicacies in order to seek God. Here, we read an amazing truth.
An angelic being appears to Daniel and says…
Then he said to me, “Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand and humbled yourself before your God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. Daniel 10:12 ESV
So let us consider, God not only hears our prayers but will dispatch angelic beings to us based on our words! It is another fantastic reminder that prayer matters.
From there, Daniel gets a rare look into the spiritual realm. As events were taking place on Earth, and kingdoms were rising and falling, the battle was fierce in the spiritual realm. We read that this angelic being was held up for three weeks fighting an evil spirit called the Prince of Persia.
Application: There are many thoughts surrounding this chapter in the book of Daniel, but for me today, I'm reminded of the war we are fighting against this present darkness. We may not see it with our eyes, but it is certainly felt. As Paul instructed us in the book of Ephesians, put on the full armor of God to prepare ourselves for battle.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, send me...
Husband, Father, Pastor....
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