Angels of Promise

This is a good representation of an angel of promise, one ready to do battle, to defend us. I have always had a hard time trying not to defend myself or what I believe in  but I don’t have to. God is more capable of defending Himself and His children that I am.

And look how pretty she is, and what a big sword. I would not want to be on God’s bad side, the devil still hasn’t learned but one day soon his fate that was sealed centuries ago will be forever over as he is cast into the lake of fire. A few things have yet to transpire and it is important to Jesus as Lord.

He is about to return for the church and there will be a time of wickedness and rule under and Anti-Christ, but Jesus will return and then reign a thousand years on earth. The enemy has to be loosed a season for some will be alive who have not been tempted after that, it is over.

And he knows this, that is why he is desperate to break the Christian’s faith, to wear out the saints of God. But we are His righteousness through Christ and only through Him. And He has made us promises, and He will keep them. He always has and will, and we want to receive them.

I pray in His name that this week we receive the angels of promise, and they go far and wide with those swords of righteousness and send the enemy into oblivion, cause him the chaos and confusion that he would stir and that Jesus releases His peace to us.

I pray in His name that He sends armies of angels over the earth and allow His believers to rest in His promises, rest is so important for us to enter, and we will be delivered through His word and protection. He is our defender, our shield and fortress.

Psalm 91 is a psalm of promise and there are many more verse on angelic protection. We should pray and speak His words for the yare spirit and life, bit more than that there is His wonderful, eternal love and protection. Keep us from evil, this week and all the days to come Father, in His name.

He is sending His angels. They have swords drawn, and put thousands to flight, they are commanded angels, commanding angels, warriors of the Most High, El Gibbor, the Mighty God. And they are His angels sent to protect and defend us as only they and He can, they are angels of promise.

 

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The Real World

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This post may sound a little strange, but the spiritual world is very real. There is spiritual warfare going on. Not only in the atmosphere but in hearts and minds. A battle for souls, even saved ones, to hinder, annoy, torment, to keep them from sharing testimonies, or walking in health, too many Christians are bombarded lately, let’s free them up.

I had a lady tell me, because I was interested in angels, that she wanted her girls to live in the real world. They did. They were worldly, focused of looks, eating salad every day and having ear surgery. Do you really have to do that to a child? I realize plastic surgery can be helpful, but at seven?

I want us to live in there real world too. No tooth fairy, sorry Santa, but there was a St. Nicholas. And there are angels, and demons. God had to honor His word to  allow us  a free will, Adam’s authority was gone and in the hand of the enemy. Jesus took it  back and gives it to believers. Our weapons are not of this world, His name, pleading His blood, His protection.

I’m not asking you to believe in aliens or abductions. People are moved by the Holy Spirit though. I don’t want you to be a stargazer oor look into the crystal ball. But He will show you things both to come and to avoid, if you see Him in prayer and operate in spiritual gifts.

There are literal serpents and spiritual ones, stinging, biting and poisoning minds and souls. Poison tongues that are toxic, if they are left unchecked and allowed to desensitize you to accept life as critical, condemning and arguments that are routine as the world goes, violence, abusive behavior is far too acceptable.

Now, I read, I watch television,  I am talking about extremes and just the amount of time invested. I watched way too many court cases, when I could have been working on my writing and art. Things that are  small habits or “demons”, ” fascinations ” can grow and be full blown, addictions, the first try of drugs or whatever, the truth is ” Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” 1 Corinthians 15:33 and let me be blunt, read it and teach it to yourself and your children. “DO NOT BE DECEIVED: BAD COMPANY RUINS GOOD MORALS! ”

I once had a friend who was a teenager, he liked to draw dragons. I  encouraged him to draw them but put angels  defeating them. Show them for what they represent, the devil, the bad, they are not heroes. Even the little, pink, puffy ones have been brought down to naught for children, but the practice of witchcraft which is subtly included in many things.

And like I said I watch things, but I’m careful what it is and I believe in supervising children and explaining faith, and avoiding fear, and why we believe what we do. And why we don’t do some things, though we treat others as we want to be treated and love and pray for them. Jesus isn’t a bully, and He’s not without compassion, He understands temptation and how we can make bad choices. He is love and forgiveness and deliverance.

God is not just do’s and don’t. He saw the real world, the spiritual one, and sees Jesus in believers, He sees us overcoming it by the blood of His Son and the word of our testimonies. He sees love and is love and His sacrifice was deep enough to cover anything if truly repented of.

He knows your lifestyle, it is not hate and condemnation that wants to save or deliver you, it is love. He wants to free you to love and live with Him forever, He is coming back. He wants His church to be pure.

The spiritual world reflects the real one, are you tied to something unhealthy or unholy? Bound in immorality? Like a cluttered house, your mind and  heart can be also. If you declutter, you feel better, see what I mean?

My dream house is clean with black and white floors, you know those little squares, spotless and shiny, my couches facing each other, plush carpet.  Is it that way? Not yet. But  I have really done some spring cleaning and spiritual too. And I’m not the one usually making a mess, though I have a lots of books and papers.

These thing have I spoken to you that you might have peace, in the (real) world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world. John 16:33

May His holy angels be part of that overcoming.

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Angels of Provision

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A fellow blogger and minister friend posted about an angel of provision being released at church yesterday, But the angel of provision is for all of us, and not only one angel but many. Not one church, but lots of churches.

People have had financial, work and health problems. I once mentioned about writing about what angels do. I wrote some light hearted poetry and posts but angels are seriously working at God’s command and are released to minister to us, the heirs of salvation.

And if a prophetic word was given, we want to receive, not only for one church, but many people as well, collectively, in families and individually. Provision could be lots of things. And it could also spiritual.

Why do I say that? Many of us have suffered lack, and been under attack by the enemy against our health, even our faith and His peace needs to replace that. Fear and worry need to go and we can use angels of provision, to strengthen us spiritually, so that we can receive.

May they bring clarity, and vision and make our paths straight, open the windows of heaven, not just with financial blessings or those we need for basic living, but with the grace and truth of Christ that we are not forgotten, not widows or orphans that He will not leave or forsake us.

And we already know He can make ways where there are none. I pray for angels to move this week, and I pray for some of that provision to be His rest, His peace and just the confidence that He will do what He says and keeps every promise.

Isaiah 55:11 says He watches over His word to perform it.

No, I will not break my covenant; I will not take back a single word I said. Psalm 89:34

He said none of His words about Samuel would fall to the ground, and Joshua last words, in your hearts and souls, all of you, know that not one word has failed of all the good things that the LORD your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed.

Not one promise has failed, it may look like it has but don’t believe that, He is Jehovah Rapha the healer and Jehovah Jireh, the provider and He has enough angels to command. Let’s both believe and receive this week.

Rebecca Jones

For The Love Of Angels

I have loved angels for years. I guess I never thought much about them as a little girl but I got a book about them when I was seventeen. It was Billy Graham, really, he was the only minister I had ever heard of. I had watched CBN though, as a child after being born again. I really got interested in angels as got a little older, I knew  they were working my life when a lot of things were going wrong.

I was protected from more danger that I ever even thought about, and many health issues that could have gone another way. How do we fail to see that He has charged them and that they are there for us? Is it just that we don’t think of them as real, or just not realizing how powerfully God has charged them to intervene? The Holy Spirit will help with the work in us.

I have shelves of figurines. I have been told you are not supposed to worship angels, I don’t. I have plates, paintings and I hope you will visit my Pinterest boards. I have a great many there and an FB as we do a summer of angels. I have even found some puzzles.

I know most people have some sort of interest, though I may not have collected as much, I never stopped having an interest them and they are looking into my salvation, I have entertained them unaware. And I know my angels see God’s face and I have been blessed for it to shine on me. Look up these verses, maybe you to will have an interest in angels.

I have read many books on angels and taken some criticism, but that never meant I put them above the Lord. I may not always but I try to do things in love like we are supposed to. And I do what I do because I know how much Jesus loved me and gave me, and I try to give that love to others, with my words or angels.

I can promise you angels were there in the beginning and will be in the end, as we are either taken in the Rapture or catching away or with a homegoing. Personally, I’d love to see Him come and I pray for souls daily. I want Him to gather every last one and no one was worthy of that love so we should pray for all manner of people, that His Spirit will reach hearts we cannot.

And knows my love for the Lord is only helped that much more by a love of angels.

Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:18

Angel Blessings

Do angels bring blessings? Sure they do! The dance in and out of our lives, for the most part, unnoticed and that is alright, Most people are not going to realize, that they have been touched by an angel, or the unseen hand of God until something is over or passed, whether it is danger or illness.

Some may not believe that angels are bringing blessings into their lives, but He commands them and He desires to prosper His children, and if some take issue with that, well, I have to be firm on that.

Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32

In love, He predestined us for adoption as His sons through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the Beloved One.…Ephesians 1:5,6

For God is the One working in you both to will and to work according to His good pleasure. Phillipians 2:13

You can look up others for yourself, but look at the phrase, both to will and work. Now, the next time you hear someone pray, if it your will, I want you to remember that verse. And the one before, in love, He adopted us, in the Beloved One, Jesus. He didn’t have to, He gave His only Son.

I can’t count the number of times I have heard that prayed. It speaks volumes of doubt, doesn’t it? Imagine how it sounds to God. If it’s your will, I’ll keep my disease or keep being poor, you’ll  save so and so, It is amazing how people pray doubtful prayers, and how little some know about His mercy and grace and that angels are working, bringing His blessings everyday.

I suppose the objection to that may phrase could have stemmed from the idea it was somehow New Age. I don’t get into that or card readings, it is what the Bible says. And I believe doing His good pleasure is a blessing. The Greek word here is eudokia, for good pleasure, it means to benefit someone for their good.

So is God blessing us? Everyday and He will the more you can believe it. And is He using angels to bless us? Of course, He is , because He has so many people to bless and so many angels, He only has to command or give the charge to them. What are you praying for, Jesus said to ask the Father in His name.

If you have not had a prayer answered, you know James says we can pray amiss. I hear people talk about storming the gates of heaven, knocking on or pounding on a door, until it opens, we can remind Him of His promises, but He is not being told what to do, He tells us, and He tells us in love. So let’s ask and expect to receive in love and thank Him before we even see it answered, that is faith.

It is raining here again, I feel His healing rain today, He is coming soon and prayers need answering, so ask in love and be sure He is blessing us, especially with Jesus, and especially with His love. And there really are angel blessings, because God sends them.

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Prayers and Angels

Did your say you prayers as a child? I did, I had to ask my mother, I really didn’t know much about Jesus until I was eleven. I really got to know Him later as an adult. I guess I ‘ve always loved Him because He first loved me, you can be set apart, chosen, right from the womb.

That is what hurts God so much about abortion, the word in Hebrew for womb is also one that pertains to mercy. Jesus lifted those curses off us that were put on Adam and Eve, men should not have to toil at work but they should work and be the head of the family, and love them like Christ. Childbirth is not like it was in the Bible times.

But I do want to say that He forgives abortion, and really, and people may disagree, He understands the fear and even the choices women make, even if they are are wrong. He knows that people are not always believers, their finances and health. He is merciful even in disapproval and the verse about hands that shed innocent blood as well as that the angels behold the Father’s face, not only applies to children but to believers who are in the will of God. many people are probably wearing millstone necklaces.

That said, when is the last time you just got on your knees and said a simple, childlike prayer, alone or with your children? I used to day them for my poodles. After the one I was closest to, went to heaven, the prayer was lost ot me, I just couldn’t do it for my Yorkie, but you know what, she would kneel and pray on her own. I never taught her like I had the poodles. Sure,  iwas treating them like children. I had said so may prayers over children.

Doing family daycare gave mother and I the option to teach children about Jesus. I taught them the blessing.

Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest.

Let this food of ours be blessed.

And He was our guest, from picnics to parties, our breakfast muffins to good lunches that they would eat, I had very few picky ones and even dinner sometimes for a late night. He was there as we watched Christian videos, sang praise songs, blew bubbles, played golf, had bug and treasure hunts. For all the birthdays and holidays. And naps.

Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

Angels watch me through the night.

And wake me with the morning light.  has to be adapted to nap…

Now I lay me down to nap,

Lord, let me rest upon your lap.

Angels quiet me, with His rest.

In Jesus name, I am loved and blessed.

I just wrote that, I don’t remember what I prayed over naps back then, I do remember kneeling over  little boy as he slept, he was a rainbow baby, born after a miscarriage. I had prayed for him, I felt like he was my own. I prayed for all of them but there was something about him that drew me my knees over a Buzz Lightyear sleeping bag and  three year old blonde boy. Believe me, these prayers of a mother or one who loves like a mother are never wasted. No matter the age, just don’t live in fear, trust God with your most precious gifts.

He is the little boy who said Jeeessusss! He was six months old and could not talk, he even called me ga-kee, for Becky and later I was Packy, I can still hear him call me if think about it, ” Packy, oh, Pack. ” he would say. Isn’t it funny what your remember, he is about to be twenty four and I haven’t seen him in a long time. I apologize for a trip down memory lane, I know you have you own. What I just wanted to convey is the simplicity of childlike prayer, He wants us to come as little children, no matter our age.

We need to stop being hot mess moms, super Christians, multi taskers. I need a nap writing this. And just kneel, humbly before the Lord our Maker. God bless my parents, my brothers and sisters, grandma and grandpa, my teachers, babysitter and my dog or cat. Get low before the Lord, you are still His child.

I see the moon and the moon sees me,

God bless the moon and God bless me.

He loves us to the moon and back, and took the punishment to prove it. C’mon ladies, I have read your posts, write your own prayers. We all need to humble and child like faith, and let’s face it children can be cruel, disrespectful and rude, I wouldn’t mind seeing them as a joy would you? Let’s pray as children again, we all could use prayers and angels.

Angelic Youth and Beauty

For thousands of years people have searched for the proverbial fountain of youth. Millions are spent yearly on fashion and beauty. Hey, I like clothes and makeup too, but I found out the secret years ago and now I’ll share it with you. The fountain of youth is not in Florida, it is in Jesus. It is a gift from God.

When I was twenty four, I hated for people to think I was twelve, but when you are fifty seven and can pass for thirty five to forty, it is a blessing, and I intend on being forever young, how about you? I have had enough pain and illness, mental distress lack, of sleep, and rest as well as other things.

Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless His holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all His benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. *** beauty secret

You are to be blessed with His benefits through Jesus’ sacrifice. As a believer, He expects you to be blessed because He forgives and heals you. And here’s the link to it all, thank God He doesn’t deal with as He should.

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https://biblehub.com/esv/psalms/103.htm Read it all, and pray it over yourself. Now, look at these verses.

Bless the LORD, O you His angels,
you mighty ones who do His word,
obeying the voice of His word! Bless the LORD, all His hosts,
His ministers, who do His will!
Bless the LORD, all His works,
in all places of His dominion.
Bless the LORD, O my soul!

And He sends angels to do His will, to bring us the benefits or to a place of receiving them in Jesus, and note they do His will. We talked in another post about His will, He wants to do good things for us, we just have to believe and not allow the enemy to steal those blessings.

Jesus paid a high price for those benefits, they are better than any healthcare or insurance plan, or retirement fund, though some things like that are necessary in life, Jesus is abundant life, and eternal life. And He is our joy and our giver of life and beauty, our fountain of youth.

Now That’s ‘s A Muse-ing

I decided to look up a muse. It is funny amuse, as in amusement means to entertain or have fun, but to muse is to consider something thoroughly, it is a a verb. As a noun it is usually a woman who inspires creativity. She is a source of artistic aspiration or inspiration.

She can be a real and beautiful woman, a maiden from the past who inspired writers, artists and sculptors. I don’t usually make a Pinterest board first, but I did this time before my post, because as I am writing about angels, I wanted to have something to get the idea across. Are angels muses?

To be honest, I don’t believe angels are muses in the same sense that we see the little Cupids dancing around ladies and flinging arrows of love. Do angels have a role in putting people together? Absolutely! God can make perfect matches, but don’t count on just any advice, or some silly speed dating. You need God’s wisdom and the Holy Spirit promptings but He will charge angels to guide marriages and protect them.

Do angels whisper instruction and inspiration? Creative or otherwise? They do but real muses are in line with the Lord’s will for a believer. To muse is to think or meditate in silence, as in prayer or resting in His promises. I am probably the only one in my family who has an interest in art.

I used to go to the art store at the mall and buy Raphael Christmas cards. I have a Raphael tote bag and umbrella, you the know the painting with the two angels looking up, it is from the bottom of the Madonna and Child. I love paintings and I don’t own very many but I do have a few, some in need of hanging. Nothing that expensive, perhaps, one day.

So I hope I have cleared up what a muse is and isn’t. It could be an angel, and should be. There are many believers who have not even begun to delve into their potential. We should expect angels to work on our behalf, God is for us. It is the enemy who works against God’s plans to hinder them, but he cannot stop God’s plans for His children, we sure hinder Him sometimes though. let’s try not to, let Him help.

So muses can be angels, they have been used in mythology and art, and even music and poetry. You may see them in many variations, some I included on my board. Only for the purpose of enjoying the artwork, I am not into mythology or gods and goddesses, art can be enjoyed and in good taste, God created beauty of all kinds, it does not have to be distorted. Did David have muse as he wrote Psalms or Solomon, Proverbs, could be.

The next time you feel a tickling in the ear, it just may be a muse, maybe, not a cherubic cutie, but a real messenger of God, so sit down and write, compose or paint. Who know? God, our Father, is creative, shouldn’t His children be? Isn’t that a-muse-ing?

The Silence of Angels

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I never thought of heaven as quiet place, but I believer there is a level of solitude and exceptional peace. It is not just all singing and dancing praise and worship, though that is ongoing.

I believe there will be reading and art, and all the things I have grown to love in my life as a believer, and after finding His rest. There is joy in His rest. You may watch children play in the streets of gold and feel like joining them or just rock babies in a heavenly nursery.

Heaven will  be quiet and still, something we have lost in our society. I know Ecclesiastes warns us not to long for the good old days, and I don’t. I would hate no plumbing and doing laundry on a rock, but people used to communicate.

There were bandstands and ice cream socials, boat rides in the park, I found some old pictures of a local park from over a hundred years ago, it was crowded with families. I t was a quiet, peaceful and serene setting for picnics and conversation and even romance.

I love computing, but texts, tweets and comments don’t add up. Your children shouldn’t text you from upstairs to bring them a sandwich or with some complaint about something. They should phone you with consideration and be home on time. You should know their friends not just friend anyone that crosses a screen.

Our society demands a go, go, and keep going attitude. I wrote about rest and even mentioned it on a prayer board, and immediately a lady disagreed, something like, ” No, don’t rest, we’ve got to win souls, pray! ” Well, I do and did but I get tired.

If heaven can be quiet, I can be, it it is peaceful, I need to be. Let’s look at when heaven really is silent and not just because it was part of God’s rest. In Revelation 8, you can read for yourself that Jesus opens a seal and there is silence for half an hour.

There are martyrs being welcomed and it is like the temple ceremony of sacrifices, people were silent and reverent then, and you be believer there was silence after the cross, thought this has yet to be fulfilled John saw it, people have lost respect and reverence for the holy and for God.

I am not against praise and worship but we need to know there is a time to speak and one to be silent. And we need to no what the children of Israel refused His rest. We need time in His presence just to worship Him in His beauty and His holiness. we need to sleep to heal our minds and hearts, our very souls and our wounds from His.

There are places we are to be silent, libraries, hospitals, and court. I believe the court of heaven would have us be silent and to rest, so we won’t need hospitals and it has a fabulous library and eternity to read.

If Jesus knew how to be silent and still, then we should too, we can rest in the silence of His presence and the silence of His angels.

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Too Stressed To Rest? Get Blessed.

I’m enjoying my summer of angels and my summer of rest. I have had a few things to deal with and overcome by His grace, it is seriously hot here. So the A/C is my friend, my evenings out have been in a smothering, steamy, heat. It’s still hot at night. Stepping into the garage is like a sauna.

Just about every day has had a thunderstorm. Thankfully, no inclimate weather, though when the septic tank fills, I can’t do laundry for a while. There have also been those slow andy rains, the healing rain I wrote about in another post, God pouring out His healing and rest on His children all over the world.

We have to rest and not wander like the Israelites. Sometimes, we are just to o stressed to rest so I want to help you with that. First, it is a decision, it is a matter of faith. You have to step up and out and learn to say no. I know when I do the guilt creeps in, but what if it was not important and the people asking are really just trying to get you to what they want. Cancel that. You do have to discern reality from the deception of, ” You call yourself a Christian? ”

Refuse to be spiritually manipulated, just because you can do all things through Christ doesn’t mean, you have to do all things. And you let your words slip, angels did that and fell from heaven, thankfully we are under grace, and if only we were as good at that as Jesus. We must learn to be slower to speak and not in anger, I am so guilty of that.

And to help us out so we can rest, we can turn off the electronics and take a nap, here are a few helpful verses. And remember sin is not entering rest, willful and continual sin, and I don’t even feel like the occasional one does, I have to get back on track, is that true for you?

My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. Exodus 33:14

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently on Him. Psalm 37:7

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him. Psalm 62:5

God has told His people, “Here is a place of rest; let the weary rest here. This is a place of quiet rest.” But they would not listen. Isaiah 28:12

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29

Since the promise of entering His rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. Hebrews 4:1

For anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from His. Hebrews 4:10

Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. Hebrews 4:11 Some translations say unbelief.

I hope this helps you, now get some rest, good night. Don’t be so stressed, that you don’t get blessed.