Re:Verse passage – Daniel 10:1-21 (day four)
Battles are won only when we are fighting the right enemy. While Daniel fasted and prayed for three full weeks, the real battle was going on in unseen heavenly places. The messenger from God was sent to Daniel, the ‘first day he set his heart on understanding.’ His arrival though was delayed by a heavenly conflict to prevent him from coming to Daniel.
When we are opposed or persecuted for our faith…instead of being offended…we should immediately intercede for our detractors. Sin has so overwhelmed mankind that, often, they are pawns in the hands of evil forces. We should pray for those held in the grasp of sin. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Know your enemy…then allow God to fight the strategic heavenly battles. Set your heart on understanding!