Angelic Spiritual Beings
"For He shall give His Angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways." Psalm 91:11
In recent years, the subject of angels has gained popularity in leaps and bounds. Angels have been featured in magazines, movies, books, artwork, television shows and now, they have even appeared on the Internet. We can find angels on postcards, calendars, garden stones, mugs and clothing. They come in countless forms of statues, jewelry, figurines, trinkets and home-décor items. Most people believe angels exist and they have a guardian angel. But what does the Bible say about angels?
Angels are not fictional Bible characters or figments of religious imagination that look like cherubs with blond hair and bows with arrows in their hands. On the contrary, angels are real, magnificent, powerful spiritual beings who possess intelligence, show emotion and exercise will. They were created for the purpose of ministering to those who are to inherit salvation (Hebrews 1:14 AMP).
Salvation means wholeness, completeness, nothing missing in every area of our lives. It is protection, healing, deliverance, restoration and preservation. As heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ, we have access to all the benefits that God has given (Romans 8:17, Psalm 103:3-5). Angels are responsible for carrying out every aspect of God’s promises.
The word angel comes from the Greek word meaning ‘messenger’. These messengers of God have specific jobs to do in heaven and earth. God’s Word tells us how the angels are delivering messages, accompanying the lonely, dispatching aid to humans in need of protection or in an emergency and fighting battles. Angels have superhuman intelligence and powers; they are beings created by God; they generally operate undercover and do not draw attention to themselves as they carry out their assignments given by God. They do not seek our worship (Revelations 22:8-9); they are numerous.
Angels are everywhere, taking care of us and ministering to us even when we are not aware of their presence (Psalm 34:7). If we could remove the curtain that blocks our view of the unseen spiritual realm, we would see a host of heavenly beings watching over us. We will probably never know how many times angles have delivered us, protected us from harm, helped us out of tight situations or even directly spoken to us. God’s promise of angelic protection and guidance stands (Psalm 91:1 & 3). It is a blessing to have God send an angel in response to our prayer or in a time of need (Psalm 34:7, Hebrews 1:14, Hebrews 13:2).
The Scripture says when we speak words of faith, angels listen and take action to make God’s promises come to pass (Psalm 103:20, Luke 12:8-9). Psalm 91 teaches us God gives His angels for protection to those who closely follow Him in obedience and service. That’s why if we want angels to work in our lives, it is important to guard what we say. When we speak God’s Word and walk in His will, mighty hosts of angels are waiting to help us more than we can imagine!
When we are tempted to discuss a tough situation and need angels to go to work on our behalf, find scriptures that relate to the situation and speak the Word of faith. Don’t waver, give the angels time to work. Thank God that the situation has already been taken care of and expect to see amazing results!
For many years I have known there are angels who watch over me. However, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t keep my awareness alive until recently I began seeing feathers appear out of nowhere, floating down before my eyes. My ‘first feather experience’ happened while I was eating breakfast when Sandi and I were out of town. I did not pay much attention to it, just blew it away and wondered where it came from. After I left the restaurant and got into my car, another feather floated down toward the dashboard. I held my hand out to catch the feather and when it landed in my hand, it disappeared. During the course of that morning, eight feathers floated in my car. Later that day, Sandi and I were driving down Freeway 101 past the airport in San Francisco, another feather floated down and landed on the dash. It was there for the entire trip to Carmel. This was the easiest drive in heavy traffic that we have ever experienced.
Later that night, I went to my car to get my checkbook. When I opened the car door, a feather floated down past the steering wheel. I picked the feather up, went into the house and laid it on my checkbook where it stayed all night. In the morning, I held the feather in my hand and showed it to Sandi. As I laid it down, it disappeared. These experiences have increased my awareness and thankfulness for God’s Word. I call these experiences the closeness of angels; it has changed something inside me that I cannot explain.