MINISTRY: Emancipation Word Outreach
DATE: Sunday, 31st July, 2016
THEME: ENGAGING ANGELIC MINISTRY
AUTHOR: Rev’d Israel A. Adegbite
TEXT: Hebrews 1:7 “And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire”.
The angels are the fire brand spirits who were created by God for His services. They are commissioned to minister to God and for the saints. Angels are the invisible and invincible hosts of heaven. They can fly, walk, speak, reason, appear and disappear. Angels are without gender; they are swift and exceed in strength. They are subject to only godly values. Angels are ordely; have hierarchical categories; and precised in assignments. As well, angels excel above Satan, demons and familiar spirits. Majority of men of worth in the Bible had some tangible encounters with the angels. Hear this in Heb 1:14 “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”. See some of the vivid angelic functions as follow: 1. They serve God; Worship Him; Enforce His Pleasure, Desire and Authority 2. Victory (Hezekiah) 3. Freedom (Peter) 4. Rescue (Daniel) 5. Good Tidings (Mary) 6. Comfort (Jesus) 7. Protection (Elisha) 8. Obstruct Foes (Balaam) 9. Provisions (Elijah) Leadings and Guide (The Exodus) 10. Wreck Vengeance (Egyptians Firstborns) 11. Revelation (John at Patmos Island) 12. Secure Properties (Garden of Eden) 13. Escape Destruction (Lot & family) 14. Divine Promises Fulfillment (Abraham) 15. Can Punish (Zechariah) 16. Can Bless (Jacob) 17. Defensive Edge (Job) 18. Absolute Triumph (David) 19. Can Kill (Herod) 20. Can Empower (Gideon) 21. Search out the Right Spouse (Rebecca) 22. Will harvest the earth (Rapture); etc. All saints dwell in the company of specifically assigned angels. These spirits are ministers; not to be worshipped nor prayed to. Unbelief, Filthiness, disobedience, degeneration and carelessness put angels off. Angels are very dangerous to those with loose mouth. Listen to this in Eccl 5:6 “Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?”. Of course, angels are always at your service. Any defeat suffered is your own fault. I pray: You’ll not miss angelic encounter. You’ll recognize angelic interventions and operations. May you benefficially engage your angels. May God cause His angels to bear you up in their hands. In the name of Jesus. Amen.