In the spiritual, there are battles being fought…
In Daniel chapter 10, the prophet fasts, humbling himself before God and praying for understanding regarding the Jews’ future. An angel finally appears to him 21 days later, and explains the delay: the “prince of Persia” had been opposing him the whole time, and it wasn’t until Michael relieved the angel that he could continue his trip to Daniel. The angel stays with Daniel long enough to give an outline of future events for the Jews, but must return to fighting the prince of Persia (and the prince of Greece will soon join the fight, too). Only Michael supports this angel against these forces (Dan 10:21).
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against a spiritual wickedness in high places.
We do not see the battles that go on; on our behalf. http://gripthesword.com/2017/03/31/spiritual-battles-cannot-see/
- “One great power of sin is that it blinds men so that they do not recognize its true character.” Andrew Murray
- “In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.” Blaise Pascal
- “The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.”
1. John 14:17-20 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
2. 1 Corinthians 2:14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
3. 1 Corinthians 1:18-19 The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”
The Lord Loves to hear our prayer. Within our daily lives, wherever we can, it is good to always keep open a line of communication to our Father in Heaven. When many of us were young, prayers may have been simply things you said before bed or maybe before a meal. Whilst there is nothing wrong with this, personally I would encourage all followers of Christ to it much more regularly, in ones daily activities. Paul stated:
They need not be long prayers, simply only short or brief lines addressed as to ones friend, in sharing ones thoughts and feelings, in asking for guidance as regularly as possible. In this, in regular communion with God, may we improve our ability to listen and to hear when He speaks to us.
And we pray:
Father, I thank You for hearing my prayers, no matter day or night. I thank You for being by my side in times of crisis and hurt, as well as joy and laughter. Continue to be by my side Lord, as I move through this world a disciple of your name and truth. Let me never stray from You, but always keep open a line of communion and communication, eager to hear Your wisdom, as I am always eager to rejoice in Your name, Amen.