The Invisible War
Daniel 10:1 - 21
August 7, 1994
INTRODUCTION: According to the Canadian Army Journal, a study of history has revealed the following figures: "Since 3600 B.C. the world has known only 292 years of peace. During this time there have been 14,531 wars, large and small, in which 3 billion, 640 million people have been killed. The value of destruction would pay for a gold belt that would fit around the world about 100 miles wide and 33 feet thick. . . . Since 650 B. C. there have been 1,656 arms races, only 16 of which have not ended in war! The remainder have terminated in the economic collapse of the countries involved. . . . 2,000 years ago the world cast out the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, by crucifying Him. In the last 2,000 years there has not been one year without a war somewhere in the world. In fact, in the last 500 years, England has engaged in 78 wars, France 71, The Netherlands 23, Spain 64, Australia 52, Germany 23, China 11, Denmark 20, Sweden 26, Poland 30, Russia 61, Turkey 43 and Japan 9. Even America with our short history has engaged in 13 wars."
Why am I sharing this with you? These are known wars that we have documented in history. This does not even count the daily wars that are unseen and take place in the invisible world, the place the Bible calls the heavenlies.
In Daniel 10, we see a snapshot taken about this invisible war. It is a war between demons and angels, Satan and God, evil and good. In this passage we read about the war that is ever-existing between the demons of hell and the angels of God.
Daniel is now an old man, probably in his late eighties or early nineties. The year is 536 B.C. The seventy years of captivity has ended and the Jewish people have been given the right to return to their homeland. Daniel was probably just too old to make the trip or perhaps he wanted to stay in Babylon to encourage the other Jews to return to Jerusalem rather than to stay trapped in the lifestyle o ...
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