Biblical Concept: The Angelic
Prince of Persia,
the Hidden Source of Evil in the Middle East
An angelic messenger sent to Daniel said:
NAS Daniel 10:13 "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.
NAS Daniel 10:20 Then he said, "Do you understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come.
The Persia Empire of Danielís day, expanded to a land mass that includes the modern nations of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, and even into part of Greece. This huge land mass has been the site of amazing human and Biblical history. The Garden of Eden was there, see Genesis 2:10-14. The first murderer, Cain, wandered east of Eden; see Genesis 4:12, 16. Angelic infiltration of humanity, resulting in worldwide wickedness, occurred there. See Genesis 6:1-13. Mt. Ararat, in Armenia east of Turkey, is the resting place of the Noaic ark, see Genesis 8:4. Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord, founded a kingdom that included the cites of Babel in Babylon and Nineveh in Assyria, see Genesis 10:8-12. The first united nations took place in Babel, see Genesis 11:4-9. Mesopotamia, Summer, and Ur of the Chaldea are known as the cradle of civilization, see Genesis 11:28. Ishmael, son of Abraham and Hagar, became a mighty nation of people dwelling to the east of Canaan toward Assyria, see Genesis 16:11-12 and 25:16-18. Four world empires have governed the area, in fulfillment of Daniel chapters 2 and 7. Islam has its foundation in Mecca, Arabia through the visions of Muhammad in 622 AD.
The list of nations, mentioned previously, contains the preeminent terrorist nations of our time (Iraq, Iran, Syria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan). Yet, there is nothing new under the sun. For example, modern Iraq is just the latest manifestation of the brutalities of the Persian Empire. See Daniel 6:24, Isaiah 13:15-19, and Habakkuk 1:5-11. Or, Palestinian families that train their children to be murder-suicide-bombers for Allah, are just the latest manifestation of Cannanite families who sacrificed their children to Molech. See Jeremiah 32:35. Also, atrocities against American and Israeli soldiers by Iraqi, Afghan, Syrian, and Palestinian militaries are nothing new. Compare 1 Samuel 31:4-10.
Given the similarities between the evil practices of nations separated by over two millennia of time, the angelic prince of the kingdom of Persia and the angelic kings of Persia continue to be hidden sources of evil in the Middle East. Compare how Satan attacked Job with the Sabeans and Chaldeans in Job 1:12-17. Given that the Persian Empire land mass is the cradle of human history, it is expected that Satan would concentrate his forces of evil in this region.
It is spiritually probable that the September 11th attackers, from Persian Empire, were sponsored by the angelic prince of the kingdom of Persia and the angelic kings of Persia.
In 2004-2006, the Angelic Prince of Persia has gathered the most evil of men to battle against freedom in Iraq.†
In 2011-2012, the so called Arab Spring is removing secular dictators for more radical Islamic centered dictators.† This spring is also removing Christians from the Angelic Prince of Persiaís territory.