“Jesus was made so much better than the Angels.” That title won’t mean anything to you without an appreciation for the ministry of Angels. This article will help you appreciate their ministry and our Lord Jesus even more.
First, here are 10 things that you should know about the ministry of Angels:
1. Angels are involved in healing.
2. Angels are involved in strengthening.
3. Angels are involved in delivering.
4. Angels are involved in giving revelation.
5. Angels are involved in battle.
6. Angels are involved in handling death of a believer.
7. Angels are involved in protecting a believer.
8. Angels sometimes look just like you and me.
9. Angels are involved in delivering the saints.
10. Angels are involved in leading the way.
All of us start out with our own personal Angels (Matt 18:10), but if we don’t have that knowledge and use it properly, then we won’t know what to do with our Angels.
The book of Acts (acts of the Holy Spirit) is an example of how we should be operating. Acts describes the origin of the church. Everything that happened in the Book of Acts will come forward in this season. Why? Because God is bringing restoration to the church (Hebrews 1:14).
Let’s delve into the ministry of Angels. There is a difference between someone ministering to you and someone working for you. In fact, we are going to judge angels and we are going to judge them on their performance. According to 1 Corinthians 6:3, we are their bosses. Don’t get too excited about that because some of the angels will be exonerated since some of you have not given them any assignments.
Psalm 103:20 says “Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Harkening unto the voice of His word.” They (the angels) are exceedingly strong “harkening unto the voice of His word. How do you give the Word voice? The only way you can give the Word voice is by speaking it.
Don’t miss these important key points in the process:
The spoken Word of God causes His angels to go into operation. How do you get from your circumstances to the Angels of God? Faith is the anointing connector! Think of it this way: Your circumstances + Faith + the Word of God confessed by you = Victory! Now you can see why confession is so important. Believe, and confess the Word of God over your life everyday.
When you speak faith-filled words, you dominate the laws of death and you allow your Angels to go to work on your behalf (Psalm 19:14). Now scripture says “let my words be acceptable,” and if my words are acceptable in God’s sight, they will be acceptable in the sight of Angels and they will bring those words to pass.
What are acceptable words to God? Words of faith; words that are in line with God’s words. What are unacceptable words; words of doubt and unbelief. Now remember, Jesus has been made so much better than the Angels. We will get to His part later but, for now, let’s discuss how good God made the Angels. Matthew 18:18 reads “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
How do you do it? Words bind and words loose. Ephesians 4:29 states “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” What is corrupt communication? Anything that is contrary to what God says or the way He says it. When God says you can and you say you can’t, that is corrupt communication. Corrupt communication is when you say you are sick, and God says you are healed.
So far, we know that:
- Angels work for us,
- our words have something to do with it,
- one Angel was assigned to us at the time we were born,
- we can find in the Book of Acts outstanding examples of the ministry of Angels that produced victory in the lives of the believers. Therefore, we have a right to believe for it. Praise God! God is not a respecter of persons.
What was available in the Book of Acts is available to us today. Today God is is restoring (revelation) everything back to the church. Reflect on John 5:2-14 which states:
“Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an Angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.”
Understand, this: five porches full of all kinds of sick people who clearly knew about the ministry of the Angels. They knew the time this was going to happen and assembled at the porches!
Angels are involved in healing. Consider Luke 16:19-23 which shows us that Lazarus was a believer–that is why he was in Abraham’s bosom. Abraham’s bosom was the place of rest until Jesus came and died on the cross. The people in Abraham’s bosom could see into Hell, and the people in Hell could see into Heaven. (Notice that every believer is still alive; they can see, speak, feel, and reason.)
Q.: How in the world did Lazarus get to that place?
A.: An Angel handled him!
This demonstrates that Angels are involved in the front end of life and also at the back end of life. Acts 7:15 reads, “But they said to Rhoda, ‘You are beside yourself!’ Yet she kept insisting that it was so. So they said, ‘It is his Angel.'” Now, the only way they could make that statement was if they were accustomed to seeing Angels and, not only that, they knew Peter had one!
Hebrews 12:1 reads: “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…”
Were you blessed by this excerpt from our “Jesus, made so much better than the angels” series? We invite you to e-mail this page to a friend for edification or comfort. You may also purchase the full series on CD (it makes a wonderful gift).
Foundational Scriptures for this series are Hebrews 1:1-9, 13, 14, and 2:1-3 (the book of Hebrews is the book of better things).
For assuredly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, “Be removed and be cast into the sea,” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Mar 11:23
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