“But when the police arrived at the jail, the men weren’t there, so they returned to the Council and reported, “The jail doors were locked, and the guards were standing outside, but when we opened the gates, no one was there!” When the police captain and the chief priests heard this, they were frantic, wondering what would happen next and where all this would end! Then someone arrived with the news that the men they had jailed were out in the Temple, preaching to the people!” Acts 5:22-25 (TLB)
It is strange to see how that a lot of Christians today have become purely materialistic. By that, I do not mean that they are pursuing money or other worldly pleasures, but that life is now only viewed in terms of that which we can see, feel and touch. As a result, we fail to appreciate the “spirit business” that goes on all around us.
Do you know, and do you still believe that we (humans) and the animals are not the only beings on this face of the earth? There are extra-terrestrial forces, or those we will simply call celestial beings. These are beings that transcend the realms of our physical realities, and they are not ‘ghosts’ of dead men, or that sort of thing. They are indeed persons from a higher realm of life than the biological.
To the Early Church, the spiritual realm was an utter reality. These men clearly understood that physical life as they saw it was simply a ‘dance of the spirits.’ Things were not happening on earth simply because of natural causes… A lot of things were taking place orchestrated by forces beyond the physical.
They were conscious of the negative supernatural (Satan, and his demonic personalities, and the principalities and powers). However, they were much conscious of the positive supernatural (the hosts of God’s angelic presence that attend to the believer in Christ Jesus). Many times they had been released from physical prisons by the angelic ministry. Many times they had been given directions or warnings by the angelic ministry.
Hebrews 1:14 says, “No, for the angels are only spirit-messengers sent out to help and care for those who are to receive his salvation.”
It is a pity today that we are losing the consciousness of the angelic presence and help. We are now much more aware of demons, principalities and powers, than of angelic presence. Yet all around us, God’s angelic hosts are moving, helping us in ways beyond our understanding.
Many times, we have experienced God’s help, deliverance and intervention with/without knowing. Many years ago, while I was still quite younger, one day, we were returning back from a night vigil, I and my two elder sisters, when a dog began to follow us from a distance. We did all we could to chase away this dog because we did not really understand its mission, and we were afraid, but it kept trailing behind us even after we had chased it away. This dog never barked or any such thing, it just kept following us! We got home, entered into our gate and shut it; this dog crept in through the gates and also entered our compound. It went to our garden to stay. We chased it out a few times, but it will always come back. This went on for days; it never barked or made any noise, just simply stayed in the garden. At a point, my sister, who was fond of animals, started bringing it food. We just jokingly accepted that we now have a dog, whether we liked it or not!
One fateful night, at the thickest time of the night, for the first time in days of staying with us, this dog started barking! It barked so ferociously that we were afraid to go out that night. Its barks must have gone through the whole small village in that middle of the night. We simply stayed in our rooms wondering what tomorrow will bring. By the next day, we went into the garden and the dog was no more! It simply disappeared! And we never saw it again for the rest of our lives.
I shudder whenever I remember that dog, and I can only wonder what God must have sent it to prevent, and whatever it was that caused it to bark that night. But I must confess that every day, in one way or the other, many of us have experienced angelic protection, with or without knowing it.
God’s angels are all around us! They are more real than the demons trying to fight us. They are there to help us, to protect us, and to guide us
I do not say that you should pray to see them; but I write to tell you: EXPECT A MIRACLE! So many Christians have reduced their lives to that which can be understood with the five (5) senses, but I encourage you to always expect a miracle. Wherever you are, in whatever situation you find yourself, always expect that God will come through for you. Always expect the help, protection and guidance of His Angel forces. If you are a believer reading this, just know that one or two of God’s angelic hosts are there with your right now, and they are smiling as you read this.
Your life is not left to chance, or to what fate will come your way. Always be strong, have faith and constantly expect the help of God’s angels. Their help did not stop with the early Church. Also keep this in mind, that life is a dance of the spirits, and it is the one who have learnt to submit to the Spirit of the Living God, and to whom God’s angelic forces are placed at his/her disposal, that will always win (in death or in life.)
AND SO? Have you ever experienced angelic help or protection? Have you ever had things happen to you that you could never explain by mere biological terms? We love you to share your story with us in the comment section. God bless you.