One-a-Day...for the Heart: Angel Care
Even Jesus needed the help of angels, so why wouldn’t we? When Satan tempted Him in the wilderness and He resisted, the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus (Matthew 4:11 NLT). They took care of Jesus. Wow. What was that like? Effective, certainly, because along with excelling in wisdom to know all things that are in the earth (2 Samuel 14:20) and in strength (Psalm 103:20), they have great authority and might, AND they never get tired! Jesus got tired and discouraged, just as we do. In the Garden of Gethsemane, during His arduous time of prayer, He was strengthened and comforted by an angel (Luke 22:43 NLT). In fact, when the angel strengthened Him, the verse continues He prayed more fervently, and He was in such agony of spirit that His sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.
Angels are powerful agents in spiritual warfare, and that night, Jesus needed the supernatural strength of Heaven’s armies to persevere in prayer, as imminent death hung over Him, and His ineffectual prayer team of Peter, James, and John fell asleep at the wheel. Psalm 103:20-21 proclaims Praise the Lord, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out His plans, listening for each of His commands. Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels who serve Him and do His will!
When we proclaim the Word of God out loud, we are proclaiming it to the entire unseen world of evil powers and principalities, as well as the Father and the armies of Heaven. As the Father hears our proclamations, He directs angels to help us—they are all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation (Hebrews 1:14).
Angel care is a multifaceted ministry! Do you need help today—perhaps encouragement, healing, protection, or wisdom? Tell the Father, then proclaim that my God shall supply all my needs, according to His riches in glory (Philippians 4:19). He will direct and instruct His angels on your behalf. Proclaim scriptures that are appropriate for the situations in your life, your family, the world. Angels will be listening for each of God’s commands in response to your prayers and His will.
They are ready for A-C-T-I-O-N!!
© 2021, Chris Werre