MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach.
DATE: 1st June, 2016
THEME: ANGELIC VISITATIONS
AUTHOR: rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth” Luke 1:26 KJV
We cannot be able to appreciate and thank God enough for His grace of divine protection and preservation. We are not consumed despite the rampant perils hovering around the world. This is not just luck, but it is God’s deliberate graceful covering. All glory to God for this sixth month of 2016. Now, to establish this month of angelic intervention, the Holy Spirit is leading us to understand the benefits of the angelic activities. First, hear scripture’s description of angel in Heb 1:7 “And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire”. Therefore angels are very swift spirit, firebrand messengers of God who excel in power. Being spirit beings normally makes them invisible; but the at times choose to take on physical embodiment. They may influence and operate in human dreamland too. It is clearly an established observation that angelic visitation or intervention heralds some awesome miracles, or execute some fearful judgments. However, Michael and Gabriel are the only angels named in the Bible among the unidentified innumerable others. For example, Gabriel appeared to Daniel, Mary and Zachariah to announce good news. Michael too intervened for Daniel. Angels were the pillars of cloud and fire God used to lead the Israelites through the wilderness to the promised land. Apostle Peter was miraculously rescued from the dungeon by an angel. Angel fed Elijah. Angel announced the risen and ascended Jesus. Also, an angel gave the book of Revelation to John The Beloved at Patmos Island. An angel comforted Jesus at a depressive difficult time. Otherwise, angel can also be very dangerous and disastrous too. For example, an angel checkmated Balam to restraint him from cursing Israelites. An angel brought stiff judgment to David after his disobedient census. An angel killed 185,000 soldiers in Sennacherib’s camp. An angel killed Herod who was usurping the glory that belongs only to God. An angel with a fiery sword of fire disallowed Adam from regaining access into Eden. An angel destroyed all the first born of humans and animals in Egypt, which eventually led to the release and Exodus of the Hebrews. So, angels are God’s high power delegates, commissioned to enforce the agenda, order and verdict of the heavenly council. Angels should not be worshiped or prayed to, they are essentially designed to incessantly praise and serve the heavenly Father. These spirit beings have no gender, and they vary in function, hierarchy, department, category, power, authority, purpose and assignment. Angels will harvest the earth at the coming of the Lord Jesus. This is my admonition for you in Heb 13:2. “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”. Like the Sodomites who ignorantly harassed angels in Lot’s lodge. In this month of June, I pray for a believer, angelic visitation will give you the mother of all breakthroughs. You are delivered by God through awesome angelic intervention. In the name of Jesus. Happy New Month!