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