I, Daniel, had been mourning for three entire weeks…Then he said to me…Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words (Daniel 10:2; 12).
In a state of total desperation (do you want it bad enough?), Daniel FASTED (sacrificed), SET his heart and mind (determined), and HUMBLED (refused independence but became dependent on God) himself before God, which ultimately put him in a POSITION to not only be heard, but to also receive a response from heaven.
His PERSEVERANCE, and the ability to UNDERSTAND and fight the RIGHT fight (Eph. 6), allowed heaven to move on his behalf.
So, perhaps, what might appear to be an unanswered prayer, may not actually be the absence of God hearing you, but rather your failure to persevere in desperation, positioning yourself in a way that heaven can react.
Are you desperate enough, church? Are you desperate enough for revival? Are you desperate enough for the salvation of your loved ones? Are you desperate enough for the turn around of your country? Are you desperate enough for an answer to every petition you send to the throne room?
Are you determined to plea, to insist, to cry out, to desire, to demand, to fast, to humble yourself, to endure, to pursue, to wage, or to fight UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS? It’s a war!
Daniel had heaven in his side (verse 13). SO DO YOU.
DON’T GIVE UP! Run that you may obtain it (1 Co. 9:24)!