On several occasions, I have read or heard amazing testimonies of people who experienced God’s deliverance via angels from an enemy intent on their destruction. God’s Word extensively teaches us about angels with over a 105 references to them in the Old Testament and more than 170 times in the New Testament. The Bible teaches that angels:
1 Kings 19:5-7—Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. Suddenly, an angel touched him. The angel told him, “Get up and eat.” Then he looked, and there at his head was a loaf of bread baked over hot stones and a jug of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again. Then the angel of the LORD returned a second time and touched him. He said, “Get up and eat, or the journey will be too much for you.”
Elijah, on the heels of a great victory over false prophets went into a panic when the wicked queen of Israel, Jezebel, threatened to murder him. He fled for his life and yet in the midst of great despair to the point of giving up on life, God sent an angel to minister to him. Elijah didn’t ask God to dispatch an angel to rescue him. The Bible doesn’t tell us if he even recognized his benefactor as an angel. It just informs us that he was strengthened by the food and water he received.
Do you ever wonder if God protects your life or provides for you supernaturally through an angel? Angels did not cease working after the time of the apostles—nowhere does the Bible even hint to such a thing. So we can safely assume that they are active on the earth serving God’s purposes today. This encourages me to be more alert for them, to live more obediently since angels may be observing my behavior, and to be more mindful that when I am in trouble, it makes good sense to call out to God for His help. He has an enormous body of beings able to make a difference. We are not alone and that’s something to think about . . . in reveration!
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)