But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim)… – Romans 10:8
When life is difficult and the stress level is almost too much to bear, this is the truth we need to lean on. God’s Word, the Bible – the infallible, unchanging, reliable Promises of our Lord. The word of faith that we proclaim… yes!
God and His Word are near to us – and we feel a comfort that is not understood by the world. He loves us so much and wants us to know He is with us to sustain us through bad times – and He is also there for our good times. He sends us angels often as well to help as well.
Angels are God’s messengers whose chief business is to carry out his orders in the world. He has given them an ambassadorial charge. He has designated and empowered them as holy deputies to perform works of righteousness. In this way they assist him as their creator while he sovereignly controls the universe. So he has given them the capacity to bring holy enterprises to a successful conclusion. – Billy Graham
I’ve noticed a trend in recent years of angel worship. Here’s the thing about angels… they are real, but they are not to be worshipped or prayed to. God and His Son, Christ Jesus are to be worshipped and prayed to. Angels are God’s secret messengers – secret agents. Created by God to help Him help us. They have a role but are never to be put in a higher priority than God or Jesus. They are not that high – they are higher than we are – i.e. they can fight Satan when we, by ourselves – cannot. Always call for help before taking Satan on… humans can’t fight him without supernatural reinforcements.
If we had open spiritual eyes we would see not only a world filled with evil spirits and powers―but also powerful angels with drawn swords, set for our defense. – Billy Graham
I have Billy Graham’s book about angels. He explains their role in the spiritual realm with great precision.
We catch ourselves referring to our loved ones who have gone to heaven (especially children) as angels. They are not. Angels are created by God – they are created to be angels. They are to help God, but it’s not because God cannot be everywhere at once. Let’s remember that our God is omnipresent! People ask me all the time – If God is omnipresent, why does He need help from angels? My favorite answer is – Because He wanted to.
We each have a guardian angel. Have you seen yours in action? I believe I have watched my guardian angel in action on more than one occasion. There have been a few times when the prayer for traveling mercies were answered – and I believe my guardian angel interceded just in time! I also believe that my guardian angel once had beautiful black hair, but now has gray hair. He or she earned each one of them!
I have a stepping stone in my garden that says ANGEL LANDING ZONE. I invite them to land at my house and stay close to me and my family. I don’t worship them – I worship the same One they worship – God. By faith, I proclaim that He is near me. His Holy Spirit is near me. His Word is near me. His angels are close to me and I know no matter what happens, God, Jesus and the angels will never leave me. It’s going to be alright. 🙂