Have you thought about where two thirds of the angels were that didn’t challenge God like Satan and one third of the angels did? Did they encircle the thrown of God and draw their swords? Were they ready to fight to the death to protect the realm God had setup? Did God stand up and say, “Its okay guys. I’ve got this.” Or did they know the awesome power of God and simply set back in the grandstand, with popcorn, and say to each other, “Oh this is going to be good.”
I think about stuff like the above. I know, there are more important things to think about, but it intrigues me. As well as thinking about what is their day like? Are they laying around on clouds and watching us? Or are they there, by our side, waiting for us to ask God for help, knowing He can dispatch them in a moment’s notice to do of his good pleasure in our lives.
Angels are definitely real. They must be big and overwhelming, because typically the first words out of their mouth, when appearing to a human, are this, “Fear not!” Not sure I want to see one, but I totally want them active in my life. God dispatches them to minister to us. To deliver healing, hope, encouragement. They help fight our battles especially when that battle takes place in the spiritual realm. The one that is very real, but unseen.
Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage. EPH. 6:12 (TPT)
So just as the devil and demons (fallen angels) are real, so are God’s angels, and their not fat, weak little cherubs that have been painted over the centuries, but instead, they are messengers, and warriors ready to fight.
7-8 “I, Daniel, was the only one to see this. The men who were with me, although they didn’t see it, were overcome with fear and ran off and hid, fearing the worst. Left alone after the appearance, abandoned by my friends, I went weak in the knees, the blood drained from my face.
9-10 “I heard his voice. At the sound of it I fainted, fell flat on the ground, face in the dirt. A hand touched me and pulled me to my hands and knees.
11 “‘Daniel,’ he said, ‘man of quality, listen carefully to my message. And get up on your feet. Stand at attention. I’ve been sent to bring you news.’
“When he had said this, I stood up, but I was still shaking.
12-14 “‘Relax, Daniel,’ he continued, ‘don’t be afraid. From the moment you decided to humble yourself to receive understanding, your prayer was heard, and I set out to come to you. But I was waylaid by the angel-prince of the kingdom of Persia and was delayed for a good three weeks. But then Michael, one of the chief angel-princes, intervened to help me. I left him there with the prince of the kingdom of Persia. And now I’m here to help you understand what will eventually happen to your people. The vision has to do with what’s ahead.’ DAN. 10:7-14 (MSG)
I took a class titled, “Seeing Angels”, based on the book by Joshua Mills. It was a good class, and a great book. I learned there is a hierarchy of angels, and they have different jobs, or assignments. I begin to find it encouraging, and exciting to work with angels. To be watchful of their presence, and activity around me. Yes they are there, but they aren’t simply in the audience, but at hand, ready to go.
I encourage you to learn about them if you never have. They are one more resource we have in defeating the enemy, the devil, and advancing God’s kingdom.
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