What is the purpose of angels?
Angels are your powerful and militant ministers. In view of this, every redeemed soul has a company of them and not just one. Here are seven ministries of angels you should know. We shall cover 7 amazing things you didn’t know angels could do for you.
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David the psalmist said :
The God of Jacob defend thee, send thee help from his sanctuary and remember all thy offerings. Some trust in horses others in chariots but God will be a defense for those who walk in the covenant. When others are falling, they will be standing upright because God is their defense – Psalm 20.
He kept the Angels so occupied that he never lost any battle all through his days.
Often times more than not, David pursued his enemies with angels
Psalms 35:5-7 says : Let them be as chaff before the wind and let the angel of the Lord chase them. Let their way be dark and slippery and let the angel of the Lord persecute them.
Moreover, Jesus the son of man also had insight into this truth. Thus, in the book of Matthew 26:53, he stopped Peter from carrying out any act of defense and added that he could call upon God for the release of about 72,000 angels if he so desired for defense. In II Kings 19:35 we also read of how just one angel went on a defense assignment and took out a total of 185,000 Assyrian soldiers.
But if a single angel can do that much, imagine what 72,000 angels can do on your behalf. Amazing right? This is because we also have access to whatever Jesus had access to whiles he was on Earth. Additionally, whenever God had a battle, He set his angels loose to ravage his enemies. Hence, when Satan waged war in heaven the archangel of God prevailed against him. Should the Devil march to your house on any day, God will not hesitate to deploy his angels for you.
They are all the security we need
However, the average believer should be aware that angels are all the security we need. Because, angels form an impenetrable hedge around every redeemed child of God, which makes them untouchable. Evidently, Job was blessed with this angelic hedge so much that Satan complained to God about it.
Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land – Job 1:10.
Therefore, become aware of the angelic shield that surrounds you and around all that you own, that edge is always present! The psalmist said the angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him and delivereth them in Psalms 34:7. The word, ‘encampeth’ as used in the context is in the present continuous tense implying a sort of ever-presence. Again, after Elisha had prayed for his servant’s spiritual eyes to be opened, he saw the mountains roundabout full of horses and chariots of fire – 2Kings 6:17
That was another angelic hedge, angels are real. And they are always there. The most astonishing thing about this truth is that these invisible forces with invincible capabilities have been sent to minister for all saints(believers). Thus the evil one in knowing this seeks to dissolve God’s hedging around us.
But confess this with me :
“Satan you have no more access into my life and affairs. I have Angelic hedge around me, around my house and all my substance. You cannot get in here! God has given them charge over me, they are eternally obedient fighters. They will hearken to the voice of his word. Angels have a job to bear me off upon their wings. They will make it possible for me to tread upon serpents and nothing shall by any means hurt me. I am surrounded in Jesus name”.
Angels are performance hosts for God and all his people. That is to say that, they follow the Word of God to ensure that it produces the needed effect in God’s cosmic universe. Moreover, Biblical mystics reveal a phrase inscribed in the scriptures as, ‘the Lord of hosts will perform it’. This expression is used quite often. And this happens anytime an outstanding prophecy is given which cannot be humanely explained and or carried out. A typical example is seen in 2Kings 19:31b; ‘the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this’.
Furthermore, when God was going to give Sarah fruit of the womb, He also used his angel as we see in Genesis 18:10. This same thing happened when Elizabeth’s barrenness came to an end in Luke 1:11-20. Angels of God have the performing rights to carry out anything that comes out from the mouth of God. They are the assault troops that deal with opposition. And they always get the answer victorious after every act. Nevertheless, there are various classes of angels who perform distinct functions. But we shall look at this in another article.
Praise the Lord you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. Praise the Lord all his Heavenly hosts. You his servants who do his will – Psalms 103: 20-21.
In the course of making the word of God effective, Angels minister God’s pleasure to us as the redeemed. Thus Paul the apostle said; “beloved I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health just as your soul prospers” – 3John 2. It must however be noted that angels are committed to obeying God’s commands. And as such, you are supposed to wage a good warfare with any prophecy upon your head. And the angels will hearken to the voice of his Word. The word of God explicitly says; “tell the righteous it will be well with them for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds” – Isaiah 3:10.
Undeniably, there are evil zones or paths in this life. However, the assurance is, you have safety in God. You must realize the dignity of God’s name and the greatness of his power. The Bible says he is committed to ensure you are all around safety. The angels of heaven are charged to keep you such that even the toes of your feet are not permitted to be hurt.
“Because you have said, I am in the hands of the Lord, the Most High is my safe resting-place; No evil will come on you, and no disease will come near your tent. For he will give you into the care of his angels to keep you wherever you go. In their hands they will keep you up, so that your foot may not be crushed against a stone.” – Psalms 91:9
God has directed the angels to keep you in all your ways. Therefore, they are in charge when you go out and come in, sleep, work etc. Going to and from your place of worship in all your ways, your family and your business.
The uncountable instances of angels releasing God’s people from prison is not just a mere compilation of human-oriented stories as some may put it. But rather, a divine intervention of divinity for mankind, not only in the history of the bible but in our present day. According to the scriptures, Daniel was thrown into a den of hungry lions, but the Lord sent his angel to shut the mouth of the lions. The lions were no threat to Daniel, thanks to angelic intervention. In the book of Acts we read of Peter being locked up in a prison, who suddenly received an angelic breakthrough from his current predicament. ‘A light shone in the prison cell, he struck Peter on the side and woke him up. Quick! Get up, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists.’ – Acts 12:7.
Analytically, Peter was sleeping in-between two soldiers when the angel appeared. Yet the guards were unaware of what was happening. Just by raising Peter up, the chains fell off of their own accord. And they had no use for any key. Subsequently, the angel led him out safely. And when he knocked at Mary’s door, one Rhoda reported of it being Peter. But the other disciples, doubting this, indicated that it was rather Peter’s angel. Which means they so knew about angels. Even to the point of knowing that the sound of a particular knock was that of Peter’s angel. The deliverance involved was more than just being released from prison.
When God was going to rescue Israel from Egypt after 400 years of bondage, He sent an angel ahead of Moses to take them out of Egypt to Canaan.
“See I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared” – Exodus 23:20.
“We are all children of Destiny, which God has prepared for us even before we were born and those he predestined he also called. Those he called he also Justified. Those he has Justified he is also glorified.” Romans 8: 30.
You have a glorious future and God has charged an angel over your life to ensure that you get to your prepared place.
“Then said he unto me, fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard…” – Daniel 10:12
It is the pleasure of the Father that when you ask anything according to his will it is given to you. As we have been accepted in the beloved to go and bear much fruit, God sees to our every need and is quick to hear our prayer. The word of God emphatically says it was from the first day since Daniel started his prayer that he was heard. If Daniel was not born again, then how much more the saints? God will answer your every prayer and send his angel to deliver you from any affliction!
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