the Lord, ye his angels that excel in strength, that do his commandments,
hearkening unto the voice of his word." (Psalm 103:20)
we live in the most dangerous time in all of human history. Although
our loving Father does not promise to keep us from troubles, He does indeed
promise to deliver us from all the troubles Satan, the Troublemaker,
can throw at us. One way He delivers us is through the Ministry of angels. Your angels are in the Earth right now,
having been sent to minister to your needs as an heir
of salvation. (Hebrews 1:14)
am not unacquainted with the Ministry of angels. In 1981, as a
drug-addict, I told the Lord I would give Him the rest of my life if He
would deliver me from drugs and alcohol. At that time I felt a giant
hand, the size of two, possibly three human hands, being placed
upon my head. Something that felt like hot liquid love poured out of
that hand into the top of my head traveling right down to the tips of my
fingers and toes. As I lay there unconscious for NEARLY 3 FULL DAYS,
I did not dream, change positions, eat or drink. All bodily functions
ceased. I am fully persuaded that I did not even breathe during that
I returned to this world I had been delivered from the slavery of drugs and
alcohol, having suffered no symptoms of withdrawal. Suddenly I knew
that life was all about God's love and His delivering and keeping power. I have been telling
everyone, everywhere, ever since.
had numerous angelic visitations since that day, I am convinced that the
giant hand that was laid on my head was the hand of an angel. One angel
that appeared to me in Tulsa,
in 1989, was no less than ten to twelve feet tall. His hands were the
size of the hand that came upon me in 1981.
time the Lord Jesus appeared to me, delivering a personal message.
Accompanying Him were two different angels that actually had what
appeared to be wheels where their feet should have been. (Ezekiel 1:15-18) Normally angels deliver messages for Jesus.
This time, however, Jesus delivered the message Himself. These
two angels simply accompanied Him for some reason.
the Old Testament angels frequently delivered the people of God. King
Nebuchadnezzar threw Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into his fiery furnace
because of their faith. Because these three young Hebrew men trusted
God and refused to fear, He sent His fireproof angel to
deliver them. (Daniel 3:1-30)
was thrown into the Lions Den for praying to Jehovah in spite
of the King's decree to not do so. Jehovah sent His angel to lock the lions' lips tight, keeping Daniel from becoming a crunchy,
snack. (Daniel 6:1-23)
Prophet Elisha was surrounded by the
Syrian Army who had come to do him in. His servant panicked when he
saw those enemy soldiers, horses and chariots. Not Elisha.
He asked the Lord to open the eyes of his young servant to the spirit
world. When the Lord responded to Elisha's prayer, that young man had
the opportunity to see more spirit horses, chariots of fire and angels than
Syrian soldiers. They had always been there. It just took the
Spiritual Gift, "Discerning of Spirits",
to go into operation for the young man to see into the spirit realm.
This Gift is what is manifesting when anyone is experiencing an angelic visitation.
New Testament is a blueprint for Believers to be following still
today. It, too, reveals the Ministry of angels operating in the lives
of believing ones. Peter was in prison awaiting the removal of his
head for doing such a fine job of public preaching. Suddenly God's angel
appeared on the grim scene, loosing Peter from his chains, opening
every prison door without touching them and leading Peter out into the
street. Peter was so confident that God would send deliverance as
promised that he was actually sleeping in his cell, chained to four
guards, when the angel appeared on "Heads-Off-Eve". (Acts
are many other Biblical examples of supernatural angelic deliverance as
well. Far too many to mention here. It is very important
to realize that angels are not hindered by natural, physical circumstances
such as we are. They know NO natural limitations. We saw
this with the three young Hebrew men, Daniel, Elisha and Peter. Our
laws of nature are apparently subject to angels. They are unmoved and
unhindered by them. Our text Scripture says, "They EXCEL in
strength, hearkening to the voice of His (God's) word."
closing, I want to focus on the "hearkening to the voice of His
word" clause of that verse. As Believers, we are the ones who give voice to God's Word in the
Earth. Only by speaking forth the Word of God and the word of
deliverance can the angels of God go to work for us.
in danger do not cry out, "Oh my God, we're going to die."
Rather command, "Angels of God, I commission you to accompany,
preserve and defend us now in all of our ways. Protect us from
accident, incident and injury in Jesus' Name."
God's promises of deliverance in your heart. When the pressure is on
they will come out of your mouth. When you release those words, do it
in such a way that you are giving the angels authority to help you, protect
you and bless you.
you are in need of more spiritual action, talk to your angels confidently according
to the written Word of God. They will respond. You will be
blessed big time. Until you talk to them, they have nothing to
respond to, no authority to help you. It's all up to you.
word of caution. It is not Scriptural to pray and ask for
appear to you. Never in any of the times that angels have come to
help me or to deliver a message to me was I asking for a visitation.
I was simply being faithful, doing all the things
the Bible instructs Believers to do. God, in His mercy, saw fit for
His angels, even His Son, to appear to me.
not necessary to see angels to know that they are present, either.
The Bible tells us they are ever present. The Bible also tells us to
instruct them but never to pray to or worship them. (Revelation