Meet the Authors.
Sarah Burlingame is passionate about Biblical truth. Her diverse church background has taken her through Mainline Methodist, Evangelical, Charismatic and Roman Catholic circles. Her calling as an intercessor led her to receive a certification in Advanced Spiritual Warfare from LMCI (Liberating Ministries for Christ International) lmci.org . Sarah has served as a small group leader, worship planner, liturgical dance leader and online ministry coordinator. She holds a M.S. degree in Education and lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and their sons. They attend North Rome Wesleyan Church.
Joanne Reinhart asked Jesus Christ into her heart at the age of nine in a Sunday school classroom in Maryland. Her journey with the Lord took her through various careers, colleges, and universities. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Art/Dance, Theology, and Education, and a M.S. degree in Educational Administration. Her passion for the Lord is evidenced through worship, dance, and teaching. She was liberated into her spiritual gifts and callings through the teaching resources of LMCI lmci.org . Joanne has danced and taught at Christian conferences and various churches in PA and VA. She currently teaches classical ballet and coaches dance for gymnastics. Joanne attends the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. She and her husband live in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Hebrews 13:2 (ASV)
Forget not to show love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
This can really happen! An angel can change appearances and look just like us, especially in a time of need. In our last blog, we wrote about “Angelic Help” and how ministering angels are assigned to help believers in this world.
Hebrews 2:2-3 (NKJV)
For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.
“The word salvation here means ‘preservation, healing, soundness, and deliverance from temporal evils.’ This verse is referring not to our being born again, but to the deliverance that comes by the ministry of angels. How are you going to escape in this earth if you neglect the great deliverance that comes by supernatural being called angels?
The ministry of angels is available to you. God provided this deliverance for you. But it is just like any other provision God has made: unless you believe it and act on it, you will not receive the full benefit of what is provided.” (Angels, by Charles Capps and Annette Capps, revised 1994, p. 60-61)
[For more information see: cappsministries.com “Angels and the Spirit World” materials, i.e. “The Endtime Ministry of Angels.”]
Here is a real story of angelic help that Joanne experienced several years ago:
Driving home late from a Christian conference in New Jersey, my friend, who was the driver, and I, the co-pilot with the map, made a wrong turn off an exit. We drove into a remote area of what we assumed was part of the Newark airport. It was eerie looking as no people were around, no activity whatsoever, just airplane hangars and a few sparse vehicles. In the early morning hours, there was no indication of how to get out of there and get back on the highway towards home. I remember saying, “Lord, we need help!” and a moment later, out of nowhere, a black and white cop car pulled up and a clean cut policeman asked us if we needed help. We said we were lost and needed to drive back to PA. We had a map and held it up. He pointed and said to “go that way to get back on the highway.” We looked at each other and then back outside and the cop car was gone! There was NO WAY that it could just disappear like that! We would have seen the car driving off. We looked back at each other and said, “Where did he go?” Then, “which way did he say to go?” We definitely wanted to get out of there. We hesitantly drove in the direction he pointed and looped around onto a ramp to a highway, but there were no signs on the road at that entrance. We were still unsure which way to go, when we saw the same cop car and policeman parked on the side of the road opposite to us. He again spoke to us and told us which way to go to get on the highway. As we drove off, my friend who was driving said, “That had to be an angel” and I agreed. We would NEVER forget that night when the Lord had sent an angel to help us in our time of need.
Have you ever had an encounter with a heavenly angel? Remember, these ministering spirits are allowed to interact with and help us by the grace of our Almighty Father God. If so, we ask you to please consider sharing your experience via our comment section at the bottom of this blog post, or if you prefer, send an e-mail to burlincat@gmail with the word "angel" in the subject line. May God bless you for sharing your angelic stories to encourage others.
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
~Sarah and Joanne