Today on A Study in The Word, Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart and the panel discuss Daniel 10:12-13; then said He unto me, fear not Daniel, for from the first day that you did set your heart to understand and to chasten yourself before God your words were heard and I am come for your words. Far from the first day, speaks of Daniel’s petition to God to understand God’s purpose concerning His people; then God commissioned Gabriel to come to Him. In verse thirteen, the prince of the kingdom of Persia, is referring to an evil angel, appointed by Satan to control the Persian government, which of course was done without the knowledge of the earthly king. This passage appears to reveal that Satan places an agent in charge of every nation, i.e. a fallen angel. This may explain national hatreds and national movements; but similarly, God has His angelic agents operating in opposition to Satan’s. Be encouraged believer, God is omnipotent.