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The Truth About Angels

The subject of angels is yet again one that is highly misunderstood. Angels, both good and bad, certainly do exist. There are many classes or types of angels which we will not get into here in any great detail. What is not commonly understood is that angels are servants of God as we should be. Examine the following passage:

Revelations 22:8-9 (NKJV)

8 Now I, John, saw and heard[a] these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For[b] I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

The above passage makes it very clear that angels are servants of God as we should all be and that they are not to be worshipped or held in high esteem. The angel concludes by saying clearly that the apostle John should worship God instead of angels like himself. Furthermore, it may surprize you to learn that angels are assigned to work with and protect the human race as outlioned in the following passage referring to the purpose of angels:

Hebrews 1:14 (NKJV)

14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?

This passage implies a number of things. Firstly, that angels are sent out to help and protect humans. Secondly, it implies that those who follow God receive a special form of protection. It's safe to say that without God's angels in and around our lives, we would most likey be dead! Psalm 91 listed below confirms that God's protection to those who serve Him is actually provided by angels.

Psalm 91 (NKJV)

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” 3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a] And from the perilous pestilence. 4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. 5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked. 9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, 10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; 11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. 14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. 15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

This is not to say that angels are not all around us and help us in our daily lives regardless of our belief in God. Angels are the enforcers of the spirit world. This brings up the topic of guardian angels which we are all familiar with. We all have them around us but when we choose to serve God, we become a target from evil spirits. Angels are assigned to protect you. When you order an evil spirit to leave your presence, it is God's angels that do the work. Know that your authority through the name of Jesus has the backing of incredibly powerful warrior angels. So what about all the books on how to contact your guardian angels and how to communicate with them? If you don't believe in God or have no intention of serving Him and want to summon an angel out of interest or some new age belief, you may get a counterfeit. Look at the following scripture:

2 Corinthians 11:14 (NKJV)

14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.

Just as an evil spirit pretends to be a deceased person in the form of a ghost, evil spirits can also mimic the appearance of an angel. You're taking a chance on calling an imposter angel if you don't use proper authority in the name of Jesus. If you treat the topic of angels as a new age philosophy, you are moving away from God. Angels are God's servants as we should be and nothing more. You can enlist the help of angels through prayer to God in the name of Jesus. A common prayer is to ask for God to place a hedge of protection around yourself, your home and property, and everything you own. The hedge in question is actually angels. The Book of Job refers to this hedge.

Job 1:10 (NKJV)

Have you not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.

Although angels are everywhere and are always helping mankind according to God's will, a true believer in Jesus Christ can enlist their help simply by asking in the name of Jesus. Psalm 91 above implies that by serving God, you will receive full protection from evil spirits with the help of God's angels. Can angels be called to guard your haunted home or property? Yes they can. They can be posted in and around your home and property at your request. You can set them around you or your family members as you go about your day. Angels can be seen on occasion even for people without spiritual sight. They often appear as twinkling brilliant pinpoints or flashes of pure white light. They do not appear as orbs or ectomist. You may even have the honour of seeing one in full form. This is quite an experience. Be sure to confirm its form in Jesus' name to make sure it is authentic. Again, this may seem a little crazy to most people but it is the truth. The reality is that once you follow and serve God through Jesus Christ, you become a target for evil spirits and require extra protection. It is a simple truth.