In some reading I was doing this week in the book of Daniel, Chapter 10, I came across a passage of scripture that got me to thinking:
A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.
He said, "Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you." And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.
Then he continued, "Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.
But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.
Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come."
I was given a strange comfort in knowing that there are times God has sent his angels to us in answer to our prayer requests, and sometimes even the angels encounter battles with Satan that keep them from administering to us right away.
In the previous parts of Daniel we learn that he had been fasting and praying for 21 days, the exact amount of time that the Angel was battling the demons of Satan.
If we had x-ray vision, I wonder what kind of spiritual wars we would witness going on all around the world each day as Angels are dispensed to go to battle on our behalf.
Just something to think about.....