The Spiritual Battle

March 20, 2022 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Daniel: Faith in Exile

Passage: Daniel 10:1–10:21

1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. And the word was true, and it was a great conflict. And he understood the word and had understanding of the vision.

Prayer and Fasting in the Spiritual Battle

  • 2, 3  In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks. I ate no delicacies, no meat or wine entered my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, for the full three weeks.
    • Mark 9:29

The Realities of the Spiritual Battle - Daniel 10:4–19

  • Jesus transcends all others in the battle
    • Daniel 10:4–6
    • Revelation 1:13–16
    • Daniel 10:7–9
    • Acts 9:3–5
  • Humans are most often unaware of the raging battle
    • Daniel 10:10–14
    • Ephesians 6:12
  • Believers need divine aid to play our part in the battle
    • Daniel 10:15–19
    • Ephesians 6:11, 13

The Lord Controls the Outcome of the Spiritual Battle

  • 20, 21  Then he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? But now I will return to fight against the prince of Persia; and when I go out, behold, the prince of Greece will come. But I will tell you what is inscribed in the book of truth: there is none who contends by my side against these except Michael, your prince.
    • Daniel 11:1
    • Daniel 2:19–23

So What?

  • Living obediently to Christ in exile requires believers to trust in Him as the unseen spiritual battle rages around us.
    • Hebrews 1:7–14

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