By Janie Baer
Angels are older than time, have observed the lives of all mankind on planet earth, experienced rebellion and its horrible affects on mankind and the fallen angels who were kicked out of heaven with Lucifer the cherubim angel.
The word angel means “messenger” or “a herald” and another word for angels is “sons of God”. The most popular name for angels in the bible is “host”, translated as “angel armies” and is a Hebrew number which means “an army without number”. There are plenty of angels to work alongside us in the earth.
Angels are used by God as messengers, warriors and servants. Angels are God’s agents sent to the earth to minister to each and every one of God’s children. It gives God pleasure for us to receive the ministry of angels and angels desire to release to believers in Christ all of the benefits of Christ to them. Angels are our heavenly co-workers in the Kingdom and our friends.
I want you to see from this study of angels how important angels are to you, discerning angels are on the earth today to minister to you and help you carry out the plan of God for your life on this earth.
Angels are supernatural creatures sent to make things easier so that we can get more accomplished for Kingdom purposes. We must realize we need their help!
A part of our spiritual inheritance Jesus purchased for us by His own blood was the ministry of angels. Christ died to bring the invisible world of heaven into our lives where angels, God’s ministers exist for us. The greatest unemployment scandal on planet earth today is the unemployment of God’s supernatural angels.
Hebrews 1:14 tells us,
Heb 1:14 Are they (angels) not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? KJV
This scripture in Hebrews 1:14 is the main scripture I want you to pay attention to because that is the reason angels are in the earth today to look after the believers in Christ on the earth.
Angels are called “watchers” in the scriptures. As “watcher” angels they are looking out for believers all over this earth and they are able to reveal international crisis and international needs. They are the scouts of God who examine and observe things on the earth including the enemy’s territory.
Zech 1:11 We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest. KJV
Daniel called angels “watchers”. They are surveying the whole earth and guarding and watching over us.
Dan 4:13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven; KJV
So angels are very important in keeping us safe while we are in the earth.
We may not know the best way to get through a situation so God has promised the counsel of the Holy Spirit, He has given us principles from the Word of God we can apply to life situations and He also has given us angels to accompany us everywhere and in all situations to get us through those tough and challenging times.
They will speak to us at times and we will hear a voice like behind us saying “This is the way to go.” “No, don’t do that.” “No, don’t move there.” “This is the job for you.” Or you might just feel, “This is not right.” “This isn’t what I should do.” They are here to help us go in the right direction and make the best choices.
God doesn’t want us to be constantly in turmoil and make continual messes of our lives, so the angels are sent to interact with us and speak to us words of wisdom or God’s direction for our lives. They go before us and keep us in all of our ways.
Ps 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. KJV
When an angel speaks to you it is almost like a suggestion. But when the Holy Spirit speaks He speaks very clearly and it is definitely God speaking to you. When an angel speaks to you it sounds like a person anointed by the Holy Spirit so much so that it sounds like a friend’s voice or a familiar voice to you.
If we do not study the Word of God and see that angels are our inheritance in Christ we will go through a lot of hardships we could have avoided if we had the assistance and ministry of angels.
Rom 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. KJV
As we study and hear more about angels, just like any other subject in the bible, faith will arise in us to receive the supernatural ministry, assistance of angels and then cooperate with them. There are certainly a lot of angels that are unemployed simply because believers have been afraid to associate with angels or just plain didn’t know they were here to help them. We should know that we can enjoy the companionship of angels just like we enjoy the presence and companionship of the Holy Spirit on the earth and receive their help just as we depend on the Holy Spirit. Angels work is not over until they carry us to heaven. Many people think we should not study angels and we need to be careful that we might end up worshipping angels and get our eyes off of Jesus. And yes, we certainly should never worship angels but we should know about angels and know they are here to serve us and help us get the Kingdom work finished so Christ can return. God gave us a lot of information about angels in the bible and so it must be important that we know about angels. We shouldn’t be afraid to study anything in the bible. And so led by the Holy Spirit we can receive angels into our lives and anything else the Lord has placed here on earth for us and realize angels are God sent to help us. So we need not be afraid of angels.
We should not be afraid we will get into worshipping angels if we encounter them and go ahead and interact with them because if they are really angels of God they will not allow us to worship them.
Rev 19:10 Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." NASU
God alone is to be worshipped and angels do not want to be worshipped because they remember what happened to Lucifer (Satan) and a third of their fellow angels when they tried to take God’s throne and they all were thrown out of heaven. So no angel of God will allow you to worship them and if there appeared a creature and wanted your worship then you can count on it that it is a demon.
Angels are here to help us. They are sent from God to minister to us. Just as Satan has demons doing his kingdom work God has angels as agents of the Kingdom of God to help us with God’s Kingdom work on earth.
Like never before we need to take heed to what the bible tells us, that our focus and our attention are not to be on the things we can pick up by our natural senses but our focus and our attention must be on heavenly things, seeing the things that are eternal in the spirit realm and angels are a part of that.
Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. KJV
2 Cor 4:18 Since we consider and look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal (brief and fleeting), but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. AMP
It is the desire of our Father God that we have our spiritual eyes open to see beyond the natural realm and into the realm of the spirit where our help comes from and angels are a part of that spiritual help we need every single day. We just don’t know how many demons and their assignments and demonic plans there are against us every single day and so we need these supernatural beings to come along side us and warn us, war for us in the heavenly and protect us. Angels are here to see that our assignment is not cut short by some demonic attack on us that takes us out before our assignment is finished. They will help us complete our assignment for the Kingdom of God and then take us home to heaven. Angels stay with us all the way to heaven.
God wants us to have faith in angels and their ministry in the earth for us and so I pray this material will cause faith to arise in you for the ministry of angels in your life.
We don’t have to be afraid of getting into error while interacting with angels for we have the Word of God and the Spirit of Truth that will guide us in the proper spiritual interaction with angels.
The angel told Apostle John on the Isle of Patmos, “I am a fellow servant of yours.” So they are co-laborers with us and we can and we must interact with them.