A Look Into The Spiritual realm And The Battles Christians Face

But the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for 21 days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me after I had been left there with the kings of Persia.

Daniel 10:13 HCSB

The phrase “the prince and kings of Persia” is in reference to fallen angels who have authority and great power. Their power is not in the sense of position but of physical power.

Daniel prayed to the Lord and even started to fast to get an answer. The moment Daniel got on his knees to ask the Lord for revelation, an angel was dispatched to go to Daniel. But while the angel was on his way, he was confronted by many demonic spirits to stop him from giving Daniel God’s message. This battle took place in the atmosphere.

For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. -Ephesians 6:12

Angels and demons are fighting to gain ground. For angels, it is getting God’s message to believers and aiding them from danger. And for the enemy, it is for stopping God’s angels from accomplishing God’s will.

Each Christian has an angel assigned to them (Matthew 18:10, Hebrews 1:14). A believer’s angel interaction with demons depends on your walk with the Lord. If you are living a life of obedience to God’s Word, then your angel is consistently in some type of battle with evil spirits, trying to stop them from getting to you. You see, demons are active in your life when you are doing God’s will. But, if you are walking in the flesh, they are less active.

When we pray, and it might seem to us like God is taking long to give us an answer—now you know why that might happen. God’s message might come by way of another brother, but he will come to be under demonic attack to prevent him from getting to you. He won’t understand why his life has taken a dive. Everything in his life is going wrong. Sometimes we get attacked by the enemy because of another brother’s prayer, and the Lord wants to use you to minister to him but, the enemy will try to prevent you from doing that.

Don’t give up in prayer and wait for the Lord. As believers, we are not alone in this spiritual battle. Angels who are God’s messengers are also in that battle. God’s work is so important that it makes the demonic hosts move into action to fight and try to keep us from fulfilling God’s will. God’s will should be our primary focus. 

Fully Armed

This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.

Ephesians 6:13 HCSB

Imagine that you are having dinner, and some evil men come to do you harm with a weapon in hand. You, however, are not as vulnerable as the enemy might think. When he comes toward you with an evil intention, you pull out your weapon. The moment the enemy sees this, he knows it won’t be easy to overpower you and get what he wants from you. A gun battle ensues, and sadly, you run out of bullets. At that moment, you know you are in serious trouble. The enemy now has the upper hand.

That is a picture of what happens in the spiritual world as Ephesians 6:12 states, “For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.”

The gun would be the equivalent of a sword which is the Scriptures. And the bullets are the defense of the truth, words used from the Scripture in such a way that defends and thwarts the arguments against God’s Word.

Believers need to be ready to give an answer for any argument that is thrown against the veracity of God’s Word.

Let’s get back very briefly to the analogy of the gun battle and give it a different scenario. The enemy comes toward you with his weapon, and you take out yours, but this time, you have multiple clips which carry 15 bullets per clip. In this situation, you have the upper hand, where you are more equipped than your opponent. You will last longer as you have more bullets and will win the battle.

With all the arguments and deceptions thrown at you by the critics or false teachers, you will easily counter them with biblical answers. Nothing that the enemy does will harm your faith as you will be ready for them.

How well do you actually know God’s Word? Can you defend it? The Scripture says that you need to be prepared, fully equipped to give an answer to why you believe in Jesus Christ.

but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. -1 Peter 3:15

Look Up For Our Redemption Is Near

25 Whom do I have in heaven but You? And with You, I desire nothing on earth. 26 My flesh and my heart may fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:25-26 NASB

In reality, who is the one that will always be with us when we go through dark times? The LORD.

Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us. A Spirit-filled believer will desire Christ more than this world. We look forward to His return, but meanwhile, we must keep busy doing His work in spreading the good news that one can have their sins forgiven if they put their trust in Jesus Christ.

There will be times when we will want to give up the good fight of the faith, that is when the Holy Spirit energizes us to press forward. Our flesh is weak but God’s strength resides within us and will keep every believer moving toward accomplishing the purpose that God created us for.

God’s Word keeps us hoping in a dark world. The world is getting darker and more scarier, that is when the light in the believer will shine the brightest. All of our tribulations and struggles will one day come to an end, when Jesus rescues us from this sinful and corrupt world. Let us continue to look up, expecting His return soon. Everything Jesus said in Matthew 24 tells us that we are in the last hour.