Here we are taught the triumph of persistent and humble
prayer. We are given insight into the supernatural forces
involved when a believer engages in protracted and earnest
prayer. Mighty forces are unleashed when righteous people
devote themselves to prayer. Delayed responses to prayer may
result from a great conflict between good and evil.
Jesus stated that angels in heaven are assigned to
believers (Matthew 18:10). Hebrews 1:14 asks, “Are not all
angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will
inherit salvation?” Based on the Lord’s revelation to
Daniel, these angels run into resistance from demonic
powers. It is clear that every Christian is involved in a
Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your
stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not
against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against
the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and
against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly
realms (Ephesians 6:11-12).
The only offensive weapon the believer has against the
Devil is the Word of God. Look at the effort Satan exerted
to keep Christ from delivering the understanding of His
revelation to Daniel. What do you think the Adversary and
his forces do to keep Christians from reading and
studying the Scriptures?
The Scriptures cannot be understood by an unregenerate
person (1 Corinthians 2:6-9). Unconfessed and uncleansed
sin produces guilt that hinders the believer’s
understanding. The believer needs the mind of Christ to
comprehend the deep things of God (1 Corinthians 2:10-19)
as illustrated by Daniel’s experience.
Daniel prevailed in persistent prayer; though Satan’s
resistance delayed the answer, it came. Keep praying—we
cannot see what is going on behind the scenes in the
invisible realm. Might our prayers strengthen the side of
good in the great conflict?
There is a close relationship of demonic rulers with
world leaders of nations and governments. But these
principalities and powers will be overthrown when Christ
The sight of Christ in His glory will be breathtaking.
Some will fall in adoration to their hands and knees, face
down and confess that He is Lord; others will fall down in
absolute terror before Him!
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave
him the name that is above every name, that at the name of
Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and
under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father