Message for October 7, 2012 from Pastor Jerry

“The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him and delivers them.”  Psalm 34:7 NKJV

    Ever think much about angels?   I mean other than they might exist and sing songs in heaven?   I don’t exactly know why I felt impressed to talk about angels, but I believe I an supposed to.

    According to the above verse, angels are meant to watch after us and take care of us.  Angels are important to us in our life on earth, and we should take their existence and purpose serious as we read God’s word.  Angels are more than “heavenly gatekeepers” guarding heavenly territory.  They have been assigned to minister to God’s people.

    The writer of Hebrews says of angels in Hebrews 1:14, “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation.”   Angels are unseen agents (most of the time) that work on our behalf in situations and circumstances that affect us every day.  You never know what they may be doing.  Don’t sell them short.

    Several years ago when our son Scott’s house was struck by lightning and caught fire, a man in a service truck came and shut off his gas meter.  The fire chief said that act saved the house.   However, no one knows to this day who did it or where he came from.  No one from the utilities company ever took credit.  Who was the mysterious service man? Could he have been an angel on assignment?

   “For He shall give His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways.”  Psalm 91:11  Bible scholars, including Dr. Billy Graham, believe we each have guardian angels assigned to protect us.  We are said to be “under His wings.”  Could this be speaking of  our guardian angels’ wings which protectively cover us to keep us from falling, getting lost, or stumbling into unknown dangers in the unseen realm of the spirit?

    Take the ministry of angels seriously.  After all, the scripture does say we may  encounter them.  “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. “  Hebrews 13:2 (NKJV)  What could angels do for you?   You never know!!!

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