Why was I not getting an answer to my prayers? I am going to go right into it.
God took me to Daniel Chapter 10:1-14. Daniel had a vision. An angel was sent to Daniel. (Please go read the whole Chapter) Part’s of what the angel stated are:
“Stand on your feet, for I have now been sent to you. Do not fear, humble yourself before God, your words have been heard, and I have come because of your words. But….. the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me, for twenty-one days. So Michael, one of the chief princes came to help me, and I left him there with the prince of the kingdom of Persia, and have come to help you understand what is to happen to your people at the end of the days.”
When I read this, it was OVER, as far as I was concerned. I understood what happens when we pray and why our answer is not immediate, sometimes.
The minute we pray our words are heard. An angel is dispensed to carry out the answer for God. Either between heaven and earth, or when they hit earth, the angels meet the powers of darkness.
Satan and his cohorts are the opposition to the answer of our prayers. The angels absolutely have to stay there and battle with the demons from hell to get to us. It could be they are already in another battle, and cannot leave.
It took twenty-one days for this angel to get to Daniel. St. Michael the archangel had to come help him, so he could leave. St. Michael was still back there battling it out! The battle was still not over.
When I read this for me, it absolutely closed the gates of hell in my life.
I understood from the moment I pray, help is on the way. I understood from the moment the answer is dispensed, demons rise against the answer, and they rise against those who are coming to bring that answer. A battle begins to take place. It will either be a long battle or a short one.
This is one of the reason’s at times our help is quick, and this is one of the reason’s at times, it is not.
So what did I do:
I stopped begging God for an answer and started praising and thanking Him, that the answer was either here or on its way. I would shut my eyes, go into my soul and see that angel coming, with the answer. I do it to this day!!!
I say my prayers, get off of my knees, and begin an offering of thanksgiving to God. I do not go into this begging and pleading with God anymore. If the answer is “yes,” or if it is “no” it does not matter. What matters is, my faith is so great now, that I am going to get an answer. I understand the reason at times, for the delay of that answer.
The devil opposes us, our prayers and the answer to those prayers. Most of all he opposes God and everything God does. We cannot forget at one time, Satan, was an angel himself. He knows what angels are capable of. We must never think he is not standing there ready to do battle with them, to try and prevent the will of God from happening. Though he cannot.
I cannot call what has happened to me a journey. It was pure evil. Until evil truly attacks your life, you have no idea what you are up against. I was lost on how to handle it.
God is not going to take care of all evil for us. He expects us to cooperate with His grace to overcome it. If we let Him, He will give to us everything we need to do so.
God Bless, SR
Dan and Heather