War in the Heavens

“The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia”(Daniel 10:13).

Gabriel’s conversation with Daniel gives us insight, into what happens in the heavenly realm over our physical world. How is it that while Daniel fasted and prayed, there was a war being waged in the atmosphere? This was between the Prince of Persia and Michael who is the chief Prince of war within the kingdom of God. Gabriel’s mandate is to bring answers and to transmit information. He also provides revelation and insight into the mysteries of God. While on route to Daniel he was withstood by a demonic Prince who reigned over the territory of Persia (Daniel 10:12-14).

There are principalities, powers and rulers of darkness that monitor specific regions and territories who will try to block our advances. As we continue to intercede and wage war through prayer, Michael and other heavenly assistants will fight on our behalf. The battle belongs to God and our posture is constant prayer and worship which are our weapons of war.

We feel exhausted at times and challenges sometimes knocks the wind out of us. We continue to fight back and pursue the enemy and recover what was stolen. “Pursue them,” he answered. “You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue” (1 Samuel 30:8). This is what God commanded David when the Amalekites raided their camp and took their families. Pursue them and overtake and succeed in winning this battle.

“pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:17-18‬).


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