The Promise of Angels

We’ve been talking about angels all month, so I thought I would give you some angel promises. Or at least give you the promises God made about angels. The verses are useful in prayer, not to the angels but for Jesus to send them on our behalf. So I will give you a few verses and a brief summary, you could always look them up for yourself, but I’m here to help, and I want this to be an enjoyable study, and then when you have some Bible time, seek His wisdom on the subject.

He said to me, ‘The LORD, before whom I have walked, will send His angel with you to make your journey successful, and you will take a wife for my son from my relatives and from my father’s house. Genesis 23:20

Abraham is sending his servant to pick out a wife for Isaac. And we know about Rebekah. God is good at picking husbands/ wives.

I will send an angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanites, the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Exodus 33:2

What a great promise to Moses, in the same way. He drives out our  ” ites “, whatever their names may be. Thank you Lord, go and ahead and get rid of them.

The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them. Psalm 34:7

Fear is more reverence and respect. And other translations say surround, protects and defends. I like the Aramaic translation that says the army of the Lord’s angels…delivers them. And we talked about the Angel of the Lord at times, referring to Jesus, this is more about angels but, hey, we’ll take Jesus.

Do we really picture ourselves being defended by score of angels? Well, maybe we should. Encamped around us? Circling us like the pioneers with their wagons. Instead of us being surrounded by enemies, we are surrounded by our friends in high places, thanks to Jesus.

For He will order His angels to protect you in all you do. Psalm 91:11 the NET Bible

I really like this version. Whatever we are doing, should always be for the Lord, but even if we get sidetracked or don’t sense and enemy attack, He’s there. He’s got us covered. I can almost feel the feathers.

See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 18:10

Remember, this verse is not just for children but for believers as well. Our angels are looking to Him on our behalf and we must always keep that in mind. We need to walk in His love and grace. If only people could work together like angels do.

Of the angels He says, “He makes his angels winds, and His ministers a flame of fire.” Hebrews 1:7

This is where we learn about Jesus becoming lower than angels, coming in human form to be crucified and risen, this verse says He makes His angels spirits, but the word wind is not wrong. It translates, wind, spirit, breath. In Greek pnuema, and in Hebrew, ruach,  ( roo – ok ). I like that it says winds, the Holy Spirit is a wind. I like to check different versions on Bible Hub, this is from the English Standard Version.

There is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents. Luke 15:10

This is how we we become an heir to salvation and angelic protection, healing and many other gifts and benefits.  When we come to the Lord and believe on Him and accept Him as Lord, we are accepted into the beloved, Jesus. His Father called Him that. Many people are also baptized, as opposed to sprinkling or dedication at birth. The Bible calls this John’s baptism, Jesus received the Holy Spirit here also, but John says He will baptize you with fire and the Holy Spirit, they are two separate baptisms. When you receive the Holy Spirit, you will speak in tongues. Angels are happy to see people saved.

Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14

In a previous post we talked about how angels minister to the heirs of salvation, and believers are that. It is the new covenant with better promises all cut into the flesh of Jesus, His will, what He bequeathed us. Angels will minister to us and we can minister to others, and the Lord. Angels also ministered to Him.

I often ask Him to let them strengthen me. They will work on our problems and situations and go before us, we can ask Him to charge them for our most pressing needs. We can pray aloud or whisper His name in our hearts. The angel will know what He tells them, in a tongue we may never understand.

And don’t forget to be hospitable to strangers, they may be angels in disguise. Hebrews 13:2 Rebecca Jones

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