They are assigned to watch over us and protect us throughout our life. They are with us even when we don’t recognize them and they go to war for us to get our prayers answered. They are special messengers from God and they are our angels. When we speak about angels, it is a topic that raises many questions.
What are angels and are they real?
Do I have angels watching over me?
Can we see angels?
What Are Angels
Angels are real spirit beings created by God. They are heavenly messengers who seek to do God’s will as they hearken to His voice and His Word. God uses His angels to rescue and protect His people and to bring honor, praise and worship to His name. There are many different types of angels with different ranks and authority. Contrary to what some believe, there are both good angels and there are evil angels.
Good angels are holy angels who seek to do God’s will and who worship only God. Evil angels are demons or what we call fallen angels. These are angels who seek to deceive you and lead you away from worshiping God. They seek glory and worship for themselves and their desire is to exalt themselves above God.
Angels are assigned to us by God to watch over us and protect us, but we must put angels in their proper place. Angels are not gods and they are not our spiritual guides. Angels are never to be worshipped, prayed to or called upon for spiritual guidance. God alone is to be worshipped and praised. When we pray, we must always direct our prayers to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When we need guidance in our life we must call on the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth and righteousness.
Holy angels always direct worship and praise back to the God. An example of this is in the Book of Revelation when John was given a vision by the angel. Revelation 19:9-10 says, “And the angel said to me, Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb. And he added, These are true words that come from God.” Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said, No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers and sisters who testify about their faith in Jesus. Worship only God. For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus.
Psalm 103:20-21 says “Praise the Lord, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands. Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels who serve him and do his will.”
This scripture reminds us that praise for God’s angels is given to the Lord, not to the angels. It tells us that the mighty angels in heaven carry out God’s plan as they listen for His commands, which is His Word. Finally it shows us that this mighty army of angels serve only Him as they seek to do the will of God.
Angels Watching Over Me
God has assigned angels as His special messengers to each of our lives to watch over us and to protect us. They keep us from harm and they are even sent to warn us about danger. The Bible says the Lord will order his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
The Book of Matthew describes to us how angels even ministered to Jesus when He was led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. He had fasted forty days and nights and was very hungry. It was during that time the devil came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. ”
Then the devil took him to the holy city, Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect you. And they will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone. Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.
Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. He said to Jesus I will give it all to you, if you will kneel down and worship me. Jesus then replied “Get out of here, Satan, “For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God
and serve only him. Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.
Jesus showed us the perfect example of how we are to use the Word of God to war against Satan, demonic voices and attacks. It is only through the Word of God that we can win the war. Each time Satan came with a temptation, Jesus used the Word of God against him. It was then that the angels of God came and ministered to Jesus as they heard the Word spoken. The angels hearkened to God’s commands.
1 John 2:15-16 says ” Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the Father but is of the world.”
Can We See Angels
The Bible tells us to keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters and not to forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! God will send His angels among us here on the Earth to carry out His assignments.
In Genesis 28:11-22 we read about Jacobs dream. Jacob left Beersheba and was traveling toward Haran when at sundown he arrived at a good place to set up camp and stopped there for the night. Jacob found a stone to rest his head against and laid down to sleep. As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven. And he saw the angels of God going up and down the stairway. During this dream God confirmed His promises to Jacob Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I wasn’t even aware of it!” But he was also afraid and said, “What an awesome place this is! It is none other than the house of God, the very gateway to heaven!”
Jacob’s dream was a vision and insight into what happens in the spirit realm. God allowed Jacob to see the angels going up and down the ladder leading from heaven to earth. God confirmed to Jacob His word and His promises that He had given to his grandfather Abraham and to his father Isaac. All these promises were being fulfilled and the angels were going between heaven and earth carrying out God’s promises.
Angels On Assignment
The way we put our angels on assignment is by speaking the Word of God. They are waiting for the Word of God to be spoken during our prayers and our spoken word. We must be careful by putting a guard over our mouths and speak forth only what God says not what we think or feel. God’s Word is the only authority in our lives. Begin to speak and declare the promises of God over your life. When you pray, pray God’s Word and when you stand, stand firm in faith and watch God’s angels begin to move on your behalf