God's angel explains
God's angel immediately explains toDaniel why he had been so long incoming. Namely, God's angel had beenengaged in battle for 21 days with "theprince of the kingdom of Persia" and"the kings of Persia."Assisted by "Michael, one of the chief princes," God's angelic messenger hadfinally been freed to come to Daniel. Thechief prince Michael who aided God'smessenger was an archangel (Jude 1.9),the defender of the nation Israel (Daniel12.1).The prince and kings of Persia whobattled God's angel were themselvesANGELS, not humans.
Humans could not even haveseen God's angel as he passedthrough their territory.
Moreover, mere humans cannotsuccessfully take on an angel indirect battle, as is clearlydemonstrated by the quotedpassage from 2 Kings 19:35.Then said he [God’s angel] unto me,Fear not, Daniel: for from the firstday that thou didst set thine heart tounderstand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard,and I am come for thy words.But theprince of the kingdom of Persiawithstood me one and twenty days:but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and Iremained there with the kings of Persia.(Daniel 10:12-13)And it came to pass that night, that theangel of the L
went out, and smotein the camp of the Assyrians anhundred fourscore and five thousand:and when they arose early in themorning, behold, they were all deadcorpses.(2 Kings 19:35)
In Ezekiel, the king of Tyre is an angelic being
The anointed cherub
The passage alongside is addressed to"the king of Tyre." This king is clearly anangelic being for the following reasons:
There are angels whom the Biblecalls princes and kings.
The king of Tyre is said to havebeen "perfect in thy ways fromthe day that thou wast created...”
The king is referred to as “theanointed cherub.” A cherub is anangelic person, not a human.This is proven by many Bibleverses, including but not limitedto Genesis 3:22-24 and 2 Samuel22:11.Moreover the word of the Lord cameunto me [the prophet Ezekiel], saying,Son of man, take up a lamentationupon theking of Tyrus [Tyre], and sayunto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty...
Thou artthe anointed cherubthat covereth; and I have setthee so:
thou wast upon the holymountain of God; thou hastwalked up and down in themidst of the stones of fire.
Thou wastperfect in thy waysfrom the day that thou wastcreated, till iniquity was foundin thee.(Ezekiel 28:11-15)