“Angels we have heard on high, sweetly singing o’er the
Come to Bethlehem and see
Him Whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee,
Christ the Lord, the newborn King.”
If you are familiar with the lyrics to this Christmas song,
perhaps you are wondering if angels are around now? Or were they only at
the birth of Christ as this songs says? What are angels exactly? And, if
they do exist, what are they doing?
Can we see angels? Communicate with them? Some people say
that a ‘guardian angel’ saved them from perilous incidents or even death.
Can this be true? In the book of Revelation, John began to worship the
angel who was showing him “the things which must shortly take place,” and he
was told to worship only God.
Revelation 22:8-9 (NKJV)
"Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I
heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed
me these things. Then he said to me, “See that you do not do
that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets,
and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
The Bible describes angels as God’s ministers, who are
spirits, like flames of fire. They minister to those of us who have
believed and done the following:
Romans 10:9-10 (NKJV)
that if you confess with your mouth
the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto
righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
It is good news indeed to know that angels are real
today and they are available to help us! However, we would be remiss if we did
not clarify that angels are the creations of the God of the Bible and not
spirits of the New Age cosmos. In other words, angels should be understood by
believers in Christ to be the created ministering spirits whom God designed as
helpers of the human race. We also must clarify that 1/3 of the angels rebelled
against God and His perfect plan for His creation. They especially hate God’s
love for humanity and God’s grace offered to people through Jesus Christ.
Fortunately, speaking and declaring God’s words and activating His obedient angels, is a wonderful reality we will be discussing in greater detail in the
Hebrews 1:7, 14 (NKJV)
And of the angels He says:
“Who makes His angels spirits
And His ministers a flame of fire.”
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister
for those who will inherit salvation?
Psalm 104:4 (NKJV)
Who makes His angels spirits,
His ministers a flame of fire.
What can we do today to have this connection with the
angels? How can we have them help or minister to us?
Psalm 103:20 (NKJV)
Bless the Lord, you His angels,
Who excel in strength, who do His word,
Heeding the voice of His word.
When we speak God’s word over ourselves, our families, and
our situations, the angels heed the voice of God’s word and help in the
fulfillment of those promises.
Psalm 91 also speaks of how the angels protect those who
have made the Lord their refuge.
Psalm 91:10-11 (NKJV)
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
So in closing, we want to emphasize that we can (and should)
connect with the angels by speaking blessings in the name of Jesus. When we
speak God’s word, the angels help us and minister to us when they hear us speak
and pray in faith.
May this season of Christmas be a time filled with hope and
wonder at all God has done for us through His, Son, Jesus Christ.
~ Joanne & Sarah
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