(Post redeux refurbished from a previous post in 2011)
Angel’s are sent forth as ministering spirits to minister to heirs of salvation (think of a waiter or an attendant).
As children, you have angels which are popularly called “guardian angels” but actually are just those same ministering spirits (Matt. 18:10, Ps. 34:7, Acts 12:15). They don’t go away just because you grow up.
God gave His angels the assignment of guarding you – to keep you safe in everything we do, to protect us. Of course, you have to believe and speak that.
God sends angels ahead of you, to keep you safe and bring you to the place He prepared for you… someplace God wanted you to be. That is why it is important to be in the right place at the right time. Leland confesses that daily, that we are always in the right place at the right time.
Angels encamp around those of you who “fear” (reverence, worship, love, obey) God, and they deliver you from trouble. Studying the word “encamp” made it look like they pitched tents around you, surrounding you so no one can get to you!
Angels can work physical acts in our natural world – they shut the lions’ mouths for Daniel so the lions didn’t hurt him. They opened the prison cell doors. One “kicked” or “hit with the side of his sword” at Peter to wake him up in order to lead him out of prison.
Angels only promote the good news of Jesus and give God the glory – otherwise they are not from God. So if an “angel” comes to you and doesn’t ever mention Jesus or God, watch out! You are not “entertaining” an angel.
Angels can manifest (make themselves seen) to you – you may have entertained them unaware when you entertained a stranger – helped someone or someone stopped and helped you (I’ve had that last one happen).
Animals can see angels – remember Balaam’s donkey. He also opened the spiritual eyes of Balaam so he also saw the angel his donkey saw.
There are an innumerable (unable to number) companies (armies) of angels. And think of a 14′ tall warrior, not a baby with wings flying around. Those are different beings altogether.
Jesus alone could have called 12 legions of angels. A legion is an army of 20,000 – so He could have called 240,000 angels to help him.
How do angels work for us? Psalms 103:20 – they excel in strength when they do His commandments – they listen to the voice of His Word. How do they hear the voice of His Word? YOU have to give it voice – to quote the scriptures, what the Bible says. They are ONLY activated by the Word of God, not negative confessions.
Ecclesiastes 5:6 is very strong in stating that you should NOT allow your mouth to cause your flesh to sin – don’t say something stupid in front of your angel then exclaim, “I made a mistake, I didn’t mean that!” Negative confessions (saying anything contrary to what God has said in the Bible) stop your angels and causes the manifestation of what you are believing for to come to a halt.
Those are just a few tidbits out of the Bible for you to think about. I didn’t give you most of the scriptures because you need to do your own digging in the Bible – look up ministering spirit, spirits, angel, angels – use a Strong’s Concordance or good Bible software like e-Sword; it helps.
When I began studying angels, I read stories of how people began to assign angels to protect their property, their children on special trips, to go ahead of them on a vacation and prepare the way to their destination in safety, to surround and protect them, or to guard something.
I read of one man who knew God wanted him to buy a certain property so he assigned angels to “hold” it for him and hide it from others while he secured funding for it. Many people tried to purchase the land but it never worked out. Leland uses them on the ranch; they actually help him with the cattle.
Angels will work for you, too. They are here to bring the promises of God to you on His behalf. The only reason the miraculous things in the Bible aren’t happening now days is unbelief or lack of knowledge. You have to believe God and His Word before His Word will work for you! You also have to know what the promises of God are.
Start believing in your angels and give them something to do!