Angels love as God loves us. They love us because God loves us.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, KJV
Angels love what God loves and hate what God hates and so they love the children of God on the earth.
At God’s Word Alive I am always reminding you of the importance of speaking God’s Word out of your mouth concerning everything in your life and now I want to show you another reason why it is so important.
Angels are activated and released when believers apply their faith in God and His Word and speak the Word continually over their lives and circumstances rather than speak what it looks like or sounds like.
Ps 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. KJV
Angels’ vocation and purpose is to do God’s Word and cause the Word to come to pass in a believer’s life. They enjoy bringing to pass what God has promised us for our health, finances, family, protection, etc.
We have to speak the Word out of our mouths because angels are not mind readers
If believers would faithfully speak God’s Word instead of how things look or seem, then the angels will see that word is carried out in their lives. There is not an angel of God that will be disobedient to respond to the Word of God coming out of our mouths and see that it comes to pass.
Angels are not like humans who sometimes respond to God’s Word or are sometimes reluctant or respond depending on how we feel about what God has asked us to do. No, when God speaks to them or we speak God’s Word then they act on that immediately.
Angels respond to the Word of God because the Word of God is God.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. NKJV
Going deeper into the Word of God, studying and meditating the Word of God more and more each day; the angels become activated around you. And as you speak the Word of God over your life instead of speaking the problem or complaining or speaking contrary to the Word of God then they see to it that Word you have spoken comes to pass.
Rehearsing the problem, speaking negatively about the situation and complaining instead of speaking the Word of God; the angels have to just fold their arms and stand there inactive on our behalf.
Angels love God and His Word and their great desire is to proclaim, perform and protect the Word of God. There is not an angel who will violate the Word of God but they are committed to whatever it says. In most cases when angelic involvement occurs there is a message from heaven that is being delivered. Angels are greatly aware that the message they deliver on this earth will change the destiny of nations or the destiny of an individual and that their messages are of life and death importance.
It was the angels who imparted to Moses the Law in the Old Testament.
Deut 33:2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them. KJV
This word “saints” is “holy ones” and scholars of the bible agree this is a reference to angels.
Ps 68:17 affirms that angels covered Mt. Sinai when Moses conferred with God about the Law:
Ps 68:17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place. KJV
We even find in the New Testament angelic assistance with the Word of God, especially the Law in the sermon of Deacon Stephen:
Acts 7:53 You who received the Law as it was ordained and set in order and delivered by angels, and [yet] you did not obey it! AMP
And then Paul wrote the Law came by angels:
Gal 3:19 God gave his laws to angels to give to Moses, who was the mediator between God and the people. NLT
Hebrews also tells us of the absolute integrity of the “word spoken through angels”.
The angels not only had a part in giving the Law of Moses but they also carried out the sentences of the Law
Heb 2:2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; KJV
“Transgression” means to break the rules. Disobedience is acting against what has been commanded. We cannot assign angels to protect us when we are willfully disobeying authority. Angels absolutely respect, respond to and release the Word of God.
We must see from these scriptures that obedience to the Word of God is vital to our releasing angels to help us, assist us and act for us.
Balaam was going to curse Israel and an angel showed up but at first the angel was invisible and only Balaam’s ass saw the angel:
Num 22:21-35 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.
22 And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.
23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.
24 But the angel of the LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.
25 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.
26 And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.
27 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.
28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?
29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.
30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.
31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.
32 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me:
33 And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved her alive.
34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again.
35 And the angel of the LORD said unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak. KJV
Mary looked into the sepulcher where they had laid the body of Jesus and when she looked there were two angels she saw, so these angels were visible.
John 20:11-12 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. KJV
Angels can be visible and invisible but they also can look like a regular person.
Heb 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. KJV
Christ died in order to bring the invisible world into our lives. Angels operate in this invisible realm that is more real than the world in which we live. We are locked into these four dimensions because of our bodies but the inward man, the spirit man that will live forever can connect us to that spiritual dimension where angels exist.
2 Cor 4:16-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. NKJV
Because Christ paid the price so that we can now have our spiritual inheritance of all that is in that spiritual realm of heaven, we need to be looking at the things that are there and are not seen by the natural eye but can be seen through the eye of our spirit man and see angels and all that’s there.
Angels appeared to Abraham and delivered the message of the birth of a son and even ate with Abraham.
Gen 18:1-16 And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: 5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said. 6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. 7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. 8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat. 9 And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent. 10 And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. 12 Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also? 13 And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? 14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son. 15 Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not; for she was afraid. And he said, Nay; but thou didst laugh. 16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way. KJV
Then there was a time when Michael the archangel appeared in the physical realm and killed one hundred eighty-five thousand of the Assyrian army.
2 Kings 19:35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. KJV
With these two scriptures I am going to share with you, you will see that heaven is open and angels are now first ascending to heaven (which means they are among us.) and then descending to earth (They are descending with the answers to prayer or whatever is need or ask for.) We live under an open heaven and angels are allowed to come and go back to heaven because of Jesus Christ’s finished work. Remember the veil that was torn in the Temple after Jesus had died. This was to show that nothing separates heaven from us any longer. We have access to heaven, to even go there ,and access to everything that is there.
Gen 28:12 And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. KJV
John 1:51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man. KJV
The angels are ascending and descending every single day and that is because they are here to help us.
The angels of God are God’s obedient, supernatural, miracle workers who perform God’s miracles for us and all for the purpose of bringing God glory. God sent the angel to help Peter and bring him out of prison otherwise he may have been killed, so the angel saved Peter’s life. The angel did not act on his own but was sent by God. The same goes for us, God sends angels to do the impossible for us.
Acts 12:6-7 On the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison. 7 And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter's side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And his chains fell off his hands. NASU
Not even the two chains could keep Peter in that prison that night. There is no physical material thing that can limit the supernatural work of angels on our behalf.
1 Cor 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. KJV
Rev 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. KJV
In these two scriptures we will see angels eating with Abraham and Lot in the Old Testament.
Gen 18:1-8 And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,3 And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:4 Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:5 And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.6 And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.7 And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.8 And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat. KJV
Gen 19:1-3 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. KJV
In Ps 78 we see that Israel ate angels’ food, manna from heaven.
Ps 78:23-25 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.25 Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to the full. KJV