Saturday, December 13, 2008

Prophetic Times To The End - Daniel - Part 11

End Times Daniel 10 pt. 2

Conflict: holy and unholy angels

Dan. 10:11 Daniels visitor said to him, “O Daniel , man of preciousness, Daniel is to understand the words that the angel is about to tell him, and upon your standing, the angel is saying because of your preciousness with God, I (the angel) have been sent to you.” Daniel says now when the angel spoke these words to him, he (Daniel) finished standing up still trembling. [ref. Job. 4:14,15]

Dan. 10:12 The angel then said to Daniel, “Do not be afraid Daniel for from the first day of your prayer and supplications and your setting your heart (mind) on understanding, you humbled yourself before God the Father. Daniel your words were heard, and I (angel) have come in response to your prayer to God the Father.

Dan. 10:13 The angel tells Daniel that the prince of the kingdom of Persia was standing opposite of him, contending against him for twenty-one days. The prince of the kingdom of Persia would be Satan or one of his chief demons. The angel said to Daniel that Michael one of the chief princes, came to help him, for he (the angel) had been left there with the Kings of Persia. We can see from this that even though Satan is the ruler of the age “the times of the Gentiles” God the Father has his influence upon the rulers of the land appointed for their time of rule.

Dan. 10:14 The angel says, “now I have come to give you Daniel, an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet.”( Time of the end) So we see here that the angel is telling Daniel that he has come to give Daniel his hearts desire. Daniel in his prayers wants to know for his people’s sake and for the Lords glory what was needed before God, for Daniel’s people to receive God’s grace and mercy.

Dan. 10:15 Daniel says that when the angel had spoken to him of these words, he set his face toward the ground and became speechless. Daniel had been weakened at the appearance of the angelic visitor, now Daniel was also overwhelmed at learning of the angelic…demon conflict that delayed the answer of his prayers. [ref.Eph.6:12]