Although it was many years ago now, I remember it like it was yesterday.
It was one of those heart-stopping moments that are every parent’s nightmare. My daughter and I were shopping at a local mall. She and I were looking at clothes, just a few feet away from where my two-year-old grandson was happily seated in the kid’s area watching a movie. He was within arm’s reach, just like he always was. I turned away from him for a brief second to say something to my daughter. The next moment, I turned back, he was nowhere to be seen. Frantic, I told my daughter to search the store while I ran out to the mall entrance.
With just a few steps, I was at the store entrance when I was abruptly stopped in my tracks. A woman was blocking my exit. She was a very large woman who seemed to occupy the entire store entrance. She was so tall I had to bend my head all the way back to see her face and meet her gaze. I looked into her fiery eyes as she extended her left arm down the mall. My eyes followed her long arm and finger in the direction she was pointing, as I heard her fiercely proclaim, “I told him to get back in there!” Down the mall hallway, in the direction she was pointing, was my little grandson. Bare feet running as fast as he could. He was headed for the cookie store he loved so much. With great relief, I turned to thank the woman who had blocked my path mere seconds before. She was gone. Nowhere to be found. She was not in the store, nor the mall, I knew in that moment, it was Bryson’s angel. I quickly retrieved my grandson and breathed a sigh of relief, thanking God for sending His angel to assist and protect.
There are angels among us.
Considering the climate of our nation today, I believe we all need to be reminded of the promises of God concerning angels. With weekly mass shootings, extreme violence, and current agendas targeting our children, I thank God for these promises.
Angels Are Ordered to Protect
For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands, so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone (Ps 91:11-12, NLT.)
God has given a command concerning you and your family. He has ordered His angels to protect you wherever you go. He goes so far to say they won’t even allow you to hurt your foot on a stone. We must, as God’s people, take this promise to heart and declare it over ourselves and our family on a regular basis. I personally thank God each time I get in my vehicle. I thank Him that the angels of God have been ordered to watch over me and bring me home safe. I pray this same prayer over my grandchildren who drive as well.
Angels Serve God’s People
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? (Heb 1:14, NKJV.)
The word, minister, in this verse means to attend to as a servant, and to bring relief to. Angels are sent by God to serve God’s people. They are listening for instruction that lines up with Gods word so they can assist you and I. They can bring relief in situations if we only employ them according to Gods word.
The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them (Ps 34:7, NKJV.)
Angels are sent to deliver God’s people. We see this in the life of Peter. In the book of Acts, we read where Peter was in prison, bound in chains. However, those chains could not stop God. God sent angels to deliver Peter from this impossible situation. He desires to do the same for you. He is the same God today.
Angels Perform God’s Word
Bless the Lord, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word (Ps 103:20, NKJV.)
Angels are listening for us to speak the word of God into our situation. Angels will not perform every word that come out of our mouth, but they do heed the voice of the word of God and perform God’s word in our lives. If we are expecting angels to work on our behalf, we must make sure our words line up with God’s word.
For it is written, He will give His angels charge over you to guard and watch over you closely and carefully (Lu 4:10, Amp.)
This is what I saw that day with my grandson. God had given this angel charge over Bryson, to guard and watch him closely. Even when he wandered out of our sight, God had His angels watching that little boy. For that I am eternally grateful. God is no respecter of persons. He is doing the same thing for you and your children today.
Angels Minister to God’s People
Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him (Mt 4:11, NKJV.)
That day, in the wilderness, the angels of God came and attended to Jesus. They served Him. They fed Him and provided for His every need. They will do the same for us if we only believe.
Angels Fight Opposition on Our Behalf
Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia” (Dan 10:12-13.)
Daniel had prayed for an answer and God had immediately responded. However, the enemy had attempted to stop Daniels answer from reaching him. God sent His warring angels to fight their way through. Take note, the angels came because of Daniels words! It is vital our words align with God’s. When they do, God will do whatever it takes, including sending warring angels to fight for us, to make sure we receive our answered prayer.
There are indeed angels among us, and they each have a job to do. Are you employing the assistance of angels daily? Are you speaking the Word of God, giving them something to work with? Do you expect the angels of God to watch over you and your family? If not, I recommend you change that today.
Angels are real. We see their handiwork all throughout the Bible, from beginning to the very end. They have a job to do, and they need our cooperation to do it. Begin to expect the angels of God to work on your behalf today, you will be so glad you did.