Today’s exhortation – Don’t give up praying
There are many reasons why we shouldn’t give up praying and here’s one of them. Daniel needed something from the Lord so he sought Him through prayer and fasting. He prayed for 21 days until he received an answer. Here is the reason why it took so long. The bible says, an angel appeared to him and said, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. (Daniel 10:12, 13).
This is one of the most vivid pictures of spiritual warfare in the heavens. We are told that we war not against human beings but against principalities and powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in the heavens. And we are also told that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God to the pulling down of these strongholds. Sometimes, we have a role to play in our answers getting through to us. If Daniel had given up praying, there wouldn’t have been a way for the angel to bring his answer. Do Not Give Up! Amen