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“Dan. 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.” (chief: or, first)

Often and again, we hear in our sermons of the Prince of Persia. Basically, this is commonly taken to mean the devil, Satan that was resisting the answer to the prayer of Daniel based on the above passage of scripture.

But I have always ask myself this question, how come an angel or person sent by God to deliver a message have his mission thwarted by a demon or Satan? Who is stronger here? Paul could speak to a damsel with the spirit of divination and she becomes silent in Acts. 16:16-18. He could cause blindness for a season to Elymas the sorcerer who was trying to turn away the heart of Sergius Paulus from hearing the Goodnews that Paul was delivering.Acts.13:7-11.

How come this angel sent to deliver this message to Daniel was so weak that the prince of Persia could stop him for twenty one Days until help will come from Angel Michael. Who is Angel Michael in the Bible?

Is this prince of Persia a territorial spirit as we have commonly been taught and have come to believe?