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. 

A Spiritual Battle For The Control Of Our Nation

 12 Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was standing in my way for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia…20 Then he said, “Do you understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am leaving, and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come.

-Daniel 10:12-13, 20, NASB 2020

In verse 12, it shows that God will answer your prayers. Sometimes, the delay of an answered prayer, as seen in this verse comes from demonic forces who will go at length to fight against you hearing from God. As long as we come before the throne of God with a humble spirit, He will answer us.

The phrase “the prince of the kingdom of Persia” refers to spiritual forces of darkness that have gotten control over some nations through leaders who are given into the occult, idolatry, socialism/communism, or liberalism, which their ideology is anti-Scripture and goes against the fabric of God’s standard. They all exalt man. Once you have those types of leaders leading a nation, Satan can easily direct that nation to go against Christians by taking away their rights, Israel, by not supporting them against their enemies, and taking God out of all government institutions and public places. 

The kingdoms of Persia and Greece were being run by demonic forces.

Our nation is experiencing a spiritual battle for control. Satan and his fallen angels are fighting against the angels of God. Now, when a country is taken over by Satan, we must remember, God is still on His throne. Even though evil leaders are running it, in the end, God’s will, will be done.

We know that things will get worse before Jesus comes back to get His church, as stated in 2 Timothy 3:1-5. We must be prepared to fight, not against people, but against the principalities of the dark spiritual forces of evil. 

Here is a fun fact to end the post

The candidate above is running for President in 2020. Get your calculator out and divide 2020 by 666 and see what you will get.

3.033033033033 Coincidence? You decide.

Doctrines Of Demons

But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, 3 who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude; 5 for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

-1 Timothy 4:1-5, NASB 2020

The state of the church during the season of the End Times

In verse 1, the Holy Spirit warns us that many who claim to follow Jesus will abandon their faith in Jesus by accepting false doctrine. These false teachings are not man-made or come from one’s imagination, but it will come from demons. When false followers of Christ think that they are hearing from the Holy Spirit, in actuality, they are hearing from demonic spirits. This comes about because Jesus hasn’t taken root in their hearts.

Verse 2 describes false teachers and their spiritual state. They are hypocrites and liars. They will teach you things that they do not do themselves [a reference to good deeds in the name of Jesus]. They will lie to your face about what the Scripture actually says. They will paint for you a false Jesus that is foreign from the one mentioned in the Scriptures. The reason they can act this way is due to a dead conscience.

Keyword: Conscience

The conscience is where you hear from the Holy Spirit and where a person makes moral decisions. If a person’s morals do not come from the Scriptures, then it will come from the world.

A branding iron was the tool, in a spiritual sense, that Satan used to kill their conscience.

Keyword: A Branding Iron

By searing a person’s skin with a hot iron, the nerves in that area of the skin which gets burned, dies. Satan uses this tool which includes but is not limited to wealth, fame and position. The devil’s purpose is to kill the person’s conscience so that they won’t hear from the Lord, thus making the person a perfect instrument for his work.

In verse 3, the Holy Spirit goes into more detail about their false teachings. They teach that to achieve a more righteous life with God, you must keep yourself from marriage. The Catholic Church teaches that if you want to minister to the people as a priest, you cannot have a wife. Their doctrine is demonic. Another false teaching they preach is that they must keep the dietary law as found in the Old Testament. Since these laws were fulfilled in Christ, trying to keep them will just push you away from the truth. Our faith is held up by Christ and His commands, not in what we eat.

16 Therefore, no one is to act as your judge in regard to food and drink, or in respect to a festival or a new moon, or a Sabbath day— 17 things which are only a shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.

-Colossians 2:16-17, NASB 2020

In verses 4, the phrase “For everything created by God is good” suggests that all foods is now available for consumption. As believers, we are free in Christ. As long as one’s freedom is used for righteousness according to the Word of God and not for a sinful lifestyle. Galatians 5:13 “13 For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.” NASB 2020

Whatever food you have on your plate, it will be acceptable to the Lord by thanking Him for His provision.

Try to be aware when false doctrine is being poured into your ears. Measure everything with God’s Word and pray for understanding. Satan has his teachers ready and willing to deceive you, but instead, bring them to the truth.