Are Angels Real?
"Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?"1
There's a considerable amount of interest in angels these days. Are they for real or just a figment of the imagination of dreamers, poets, authors, and the makers of Hollywood movies?
A pastor's wife I know personally was awakened one night at 2:00a.m. with a sense of urgency to pray for her married daughter who was home alone in another city. The following morning her daughter called to say that she was awakened at 2:00a.m. by a masked stranger standing at the end of her bed. The daughter saw no one else in the room but could feel light "steps" all over her bed.
Suddenly the intruder turned as if terrified and ran from the house, exiting as quickly as he could! Was it the presence of an angel/s that caused him to run? I believe so.
The Bible is filled with examples of the involvement of angels in the affairs of mankind. We are not given too many details of how they actually help God's people, but we know they are his messengers sent to assist us. They are not to be worshiped. Worship belongs only to God, but we do need to thank God for sending not only his Son to die for us, but also for sending his angels to minister to us.
The writer of the letter to the Hebrew Christians also said, "Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it"2 or, as the King James Version puts it, "entertained angels unawares."
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank you for the ministering angels you send to those who have accepted you as personal Lord and Savior. Help me always to be grateful for their help even though they may be 'angels unawares.' Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
1. Hebrews 1:14.
2. Hebrews13:2 (NIV).
Note: If you have never received Jesus as your Savior or received God's forgiveness, I encourage you to do that today. To do so see "God's Invitation" at: www.actsweb.org/invitation.php. Or for further help read, "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian" at: www.actsweb.org/christian.