Our Angels

Angels are FATHER’S messengers provided for our benefit and are given to us out of HIS Love.  Their responsibility is to minister according to our Divine purpose in life and will intervene on our behalf when called upon to do so.  They have been active throughout Scripture and they are actively carrying out their mandate today.

Psalm 34:7  ​​The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.

Our angels abide with us as we journey through life.  They perform specific tasks for our protection, encouragement, and instruction.  My family has had many occurrences where angels have intervened and we are truly grateful for their presence especially in times of eminent danger.

We each have an angel assigned to us and may have additional angels summoned as the need arises.  In Matthew chapters 1 and 2, an angel appears to Joseph in a dream and gives him directives concerning the birth of Jesus and the movement of the family to and from Egypt for their protection:

1:20  But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.

1:24  Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife,

2:13  Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”

2:19  Now when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the young Child’s life are dead.”

When our son was three years old (1978) he was awakened by a demonic presence in the hallway just beyond our bedroom door.  The demon could not come any closer but frightened our son.  Our son told my wife the next morning about the encounter in a “three year old’s vocabulary”.  That evening we prayed throughout the house and were satisfied that we had dealt with the adversary.  In the middle of the night he crawled in bed with us and the next morning my wife inquired of him.  He awoke again but this time he said, “There were “two tall men” in the hallway and they took my hand and talked to me about Jesus!  Mommy, they were angels.”  Since the topic of angels had not come up in the past, we knew his experience was genuine and accurate.  The child was at peace.

Angels are meant to assist us in reaching Spiritual maturity and purpose.  Jesus was targeted by King Herod to be killed in order to keep Him from fulfilling His calling.  Joseph responded and kept the family safe.  When you are miraculously saved from certain death you realize that your purpose is yet to be fulfilled.  FATHER has provided these ministering spirits as one aspect of HIS Love for us.

Angels reveal FATHER’S Plan to us.  In Luke chapter 1, Zacharias was in the Temple:

11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.

13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.

14 And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.

15 For he will be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink. He will also be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.

16 And he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God.”

We are not to worship angels for we are only to worship Our Heavenly FATHER.  However we should respect their ministry knowing they have been mandated specifically by FATHER to carry out HIS Will.  They do not serve at the whim of the one they are protecting but instead their high calling promotes FATHER’S plan and purpose for that person.  In Acts chapter 5, the Apostles experienced deliverance by the hand of an angel:

19 But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,

20 “Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.”

I can personally attest to the ministry of angels in my own life.  As many of you know I was involved in a biking accident but was pulled away from certain death.  However, the bike didn’t make it.  It was returned to us by the police in easy-to-carry parts.  Without direct intervention by my guardian angel, I would not have written this blog today.  That day reaffirmed that my purpose on earth was not fulfilled.  FATHER, I am truly grateful for your deliverance!

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