THE MINISTRY OF ANGELS.
Ministry means a body, or a role played by a body. Firstly; let’s look at the ministry played by the body of Christ. The bibles says, in the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God, and the same was in the beginning with God, which means in the beginning was the ministry of the word, inorderwards, in the beginning was ministering the power in the word to creating the earth.
we all know how God created the world, He actually spoke His word in anything He wanted to be and it was so. Today, we have the ministers of God’s word assigned to different ministries in the body of Christ, we have the ministry of a soul winner, we have the ministry of healing, and whatever the ministry is, all of it is still in this same body of Christ, and that is why we have the ministry of angels.
Angels are God’s messengers, and they are always present in the body of Christ, before the presence of the spirit of God, an angel is present first. Now let’s look at this scripture,
Acts 10 vs 1.
There was a certain man in caes-a-re-a, called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the italian band, vs 2, a devout man, and one that feared God with all of His house, which gave much alms to the people and prayed to God always, vs 3, he saw in a vision, evidently about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of the Lord comming in to him and saying unto him Cornelius, vs 4, and when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, what is it Lord, and he said unto him, thy prayers and thy alms are come up for a memorial before God.
Wow! I love the above scripture because it can explain why you can actually have an angel come to you in a vision, now when you read from the beginning scripture, this man that an angel appeared to was a devout man and one that feared God with all his house, and he gave alms, inorderwards, he helped people, and he gave, not just giving in church only, he gave alms which means rendered help to so many and that was why he had an angel visited him, and we all know when an angel visits someone, it means life, it means freedom, and then great victory in the affairs of that person, and then you must be someone that fear God, and devoted to the things of God, and so you can have an angel minister to you. Now let’s look at this scripture,
Acts 19 vs 1, and it reads,
While peter thought on the vision, the spirit said unto him, behold, three men seek thee, vs 20, Arise therefore and get thee down, and go with them doubting nothing, for I have sent them. Now when you read the beginning part of this scripture, you will see that peter had the same encounter with Cornelius, the angel of the Lord showing him vision as well, but the bibles says when peter thought on the vision, the spirit of the Lord said unto him, inorderwards, when the angel was done showing him the vision, the spirit of the Lord said unto peter, which means God’s angel was present first to bring the vision, before the spirit of the Lord gave peter instructions.
It is interesting to have the ministry of angels in our lives, though most people don’t quite understand how and why angels, but God’s angels are God’s guiding force, they are God’s army, and God use them from time to time to fight the battles of His children. Now let’s look at this scripture.
Daniel 7 vs 9.
I beheld till the thrones were cast down and the ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow and the hair and the hair of his head like the pure wool: His throne was like the firely flame and His wheels as burning fire. A direly stream issued and came forth before Him, thousand thousands ministered to Him ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. Now who are these ten thousand times ten thousand, these are God’s angels that stood before God, and when we read from vs 11, I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake, I beheld even till the beast was slain and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. Now who slain the beast and destroyed it, and it’s body destroyed and given to the burning flame, they are God’s angels, only the angels of God can do this job.
Angels are God’s mighty force, without the ministry of angels in our lives, as Christians, we can’t do so much, because we need them to be around us from time to time, and so we could be confident of the things that God has called us to do. Today, we have so many Christians thinking of what to do and how to do it, and so they could have victory in the ministry that God has has entrusted in to their care, and most often, they dont get the right victory, and they struggle to still try and achieve God’s purpose for their lives, not knowing that they need to understand what they need to do and so they can gain victory over the forces of life. Now let’s look at Daniel 10 vs 12.
- Then said he unto me, fear not Daniel for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. Vs 13, but the prince of the Kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days, but lo Michael, one of the chief princes came to help me, and I remained there with the kings of Persia. Vs 14, Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days for yet the vision is for many days. And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face towards the ground and I became dumb. Now this was the ministry of angels in the life of Daniel. Daniel had set his heart to fast and to pray because there were some happenings going on as at the time, and he didn’t quite understand why those happenings, and then when he fasted and prayed, his prayers were delayed, and when the angel that was assigned to him was able to gain victory from fighting the prince of the Kingdom of Persia, then he appeared unto Daniel and said but the prince of the Kingdom withstood me and twenty days, it is important for us to understand what happened here, Daniel had fasted and prayed for many days, but he didn’t get any answer. We have God’s mighty angels that were specifically mentioned in the bible like angel Gabriel and then this angel Micheal that defeated the prince of the Kingdom of the Persia, they were specifically mentioned because of the battle that they fought, and then God gave them ranking. In this case here was Angel Micheal fighting the demonic Kingdom of Persia for one and twenty days before he could come to Daniel, this was because God actually sent him to Daniel to have his prayers answered. So angels are present first first before we can have the spirit of God with us, this is because, they have to clear the way and so God’s spirit could come in. So this was the encounter of Daniel with the angel.
- It is important that we understand the ministry of the believer in our lives, understand what we need to do, and so we can always gain victory.
- Now when we look at the above scripture carefully, Daniel understood that he needed to fast and pray and so he could at least understand what was happening, and if he hadn’t fasted and prayed, he wouldn’t have even gotten a clue to anything, and not even a vision of any angel telling him of the next in line. So we need to understand how God operates and why he operates and then why He does the things that He needs to do, and still we need to understand how precious God’s angels are, and then what we need to do, taking special note like indulging in spiritual exercises from time to time, and then I talked about others in the beginning post, and then we can have God’s angels minister to us. God’s angels can be on our side everyday of our lives, this is because we did quite a number of things that made them reside with us, and so it is important that we have the ministry of angels for with this, we will not only see ourselves as just Christians, but we will see our selves more as God’s special children who God can do without and always ensuring that we have His protection in all that we do.