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In the Bible angels appear to people in unpredictable and various ways. From a casual reading of Scripture, a person might get the idea that angelic appearances were somewhat common, but that is no...
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"They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone" (Psa 91:12) We often recite 1 John 4:4, "He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world." But seldom do we realize that "God's angels are (also) greater in power and might" than demonic powers (2 Pet 2:11). Many Christians consider the study of angels optional. See how angels are associated with us. When we are born again, we are said to have come not only into the general assembly of saints but also into "an innumerable company of angels" (Heb 12:22,23). Angels are jubilantly excited even over one sinner who repents! (Lk 15:7,10). They eagerly watch every Gospel programme (1 Pet 1:12c). They join us in the worship of the Almighty (1 Cor 11:5,10). They are concerned about discipline in the Church (1 Tim 5:21). They are spirits sent to serve us everyway (Heb 1:7,14). The ministry of angels will assume new proportions towards Christ's second coming and the end of the age. In the Book of Revelation references to angelic activities abound (Rev 7:1,2; 8:2,6; 10:1; 12:7; 14:6,8,9; 15:6; 18:1; etc.). Christ will return to earth with His mighty angels (Mt 16:27; 2 Thess 1:7). The voice of an archangel will herald His descent from Heaven (1 Thess 4:16). The angels will be the reapers of the final harvest. They will gather out of God's Kingdom all the offenders and the lawless, and bring together the elect from all over the world (Mt 13:39,41; 24:31). Jesus will openly acknowledge in the presence of angels those who had acknowledged Him publicly before men, and deny those who had denied Him (Lk 12:8,9). Most of what the angels of God do to us is unseen and unknown. The angels never show off. They are known for covering their faces and feet when they fly about their services! (cf. Isa 6:2). They don't draw our attention towards themselves. I wish God would tell me, when I shall meet with Him face to face, all that the angels have done to me from mummy's womb to my tomb!
Many years ago I experienced a visitation by an angel. I did not see the angel, but I sensed its presence. I had just gotten off work around midnight in Houston, TX. I had to walk home because the city bus to where I lived wasn't running that late. The walk included going through some rough parts of town. I don't know what trouble was in my route, but I felt very safe!
When I was in my twenties I was walking home from church around 9:30 pm with the assistant pastor of my church. As we walked I looked up and there was a massive sized white wing over me. It was only for a second it seemed, but long enough for me to see it. I told Elder what I had seen; he didn’t see it, but told me it was my guardian angel! I’m now 64 and possibly may have seen another angel, this time as a man. I was walking to the store and decided to sit in the park when these young teens came around me. I thought to myself, "They are going to rob me of my iPhone and a very nice headset." I started to have fear, than a quiet, still voice said “Don’t show fear." I looked behind me and there was no one on the next bench. One of the boys looked into my bag and he and one of the other boys appeared to be arguing. I had my headphones on, listening to Christian music. After a short time they rode away on their bikes, and as I got up there was this guy there. I spoke and continued home; I just wish I had turned to see if he was still there. But I am for sure he wasn’t there at first. I’m a devout Christian and if the guy wasn’t an angel, I do know for sure the voice I heard was the Lord!
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