For those that don’t know me, I am a firm believer in Angels. I sense their presence and speak to them every day. Yes, I said “to them” and not “with them” as I often do not hear their response. It’s simply a feeling, an emotion or even a sound somehow related to my conversation that brings a kind of revelation to what I’m asking for that day.
They Have Always Been
Despite what many believe, as I once did, Angels are not spirits of those that have passed. They have always been and will forever be. They are large in stature and know nothing of hatred or anger. They are pure, unadulterated Love. They do have emotions and you can even hurt their feelings.
Those that have passed, have a greater purpose and another mission to accomplish. All the pain, all the sorrow and all the tribulations we’ve been through has been our “training” by God for what it is we are to do in His Kingdom.
Why are they here? Well, that answer isn’t quite as simple as one might think. They serve many roles on this plain but, to try and respond to this question more immediately, they are here for us. We all have them around us. It doesn’t matter where we are or what we are doing, they surround us.
Psalm 91:11 – “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways”
Hebrews 1:14 – “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”
God saw this future long ago. He knew it would be very demanding on us and put challenges before us where He would be needed. Not wanting to ignore anyone’s plea for help, and understanding He had a universe to control, He gave us the Angels. They are here for us.
They are great and powerful warriors these messengers of God. While you go about your tasks each day, they are continuously fighting battles for us we are not even aware of. The only time they are defeated is when we choose to let these demons in, standing in our Angel’s path. If you make these decisions, they will be forced to lay down their swords. Let them fight for you!
We need to think about how many times our Angels may have done battle for us. Even while we sleep, they protect us from the evil the devil tries to put into our lives.
Our Angels are strong, mighty and know little of defeat. As I like to think of it, the only time our Angel loses a battle is when we, ourselves, let the demons into our lives.
Revelation 12:7-8 – “Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.”
Matthew 26:53 – “Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?”
They Rejoice in Our Kindness
We always talk about being humble and kind at Sunrise Chapel. It’s not only the way Jesus taught us to be but, also, as God would have it amongst His children.
The Angels from Heaven know nothing but kindness. Sure, they have their times when they have to do battle for us but, even then, they only fight for our souls and protect us from our demons.
We should never hesitate to show kindness… in any situation. For the Bible reminds us…
Hebrews 13:2 – “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
When we finally “smarten-up” and realize the things we are doing that displease our Lord and, most importantly, ask for His forgiveness… once again, the Angels rejoice.
Luke 15:10 – “Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
This is a big one for me. How difficult is it for us to forgive others? After all, we’re human… riddled with self-pride and, more often than not, our own ignorance.
When people ask me why they cannot see the things I’ve seen or hear the messages I’ve heard, this is one focal point I will always bring up… Forgiveness!
Matthew 6:14-15 – “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
God has forgiven us and filled us with the Holy Spirit. Jesus not only forgave us but gave himself up as a sacrifice for us. How much greater forgiveness can we have seen?
So, here is something I think you should understand when you’re trying to see or hear the message of you Angel…
Forgive yourselves! How can you expect your Angel to get through to you if you’re constantly doting on your past mistakes? I’ve lied to my wife; I’ve cheated at school; I stole office supplies from my work… I’m an evil person!
If you’re so evil, why does God forgive you so much? Why did Jesus give himself up for your sins? The simple answer to these questions is… you are Loved! Forgive yourself and feel good about your relationship with God.
It will be at that time, when you’ve given up on beating yourself up with guilt, your Angel will come to you.
There are many stories across the Internet about the signs of our Angels:
- Coming across a shiny new coin.
- Finding a pure white feather in your travels.
- A sweet, sweet aroma coming out of nowhere that only you seem to be able to sense
- Tingling sensations among your entire body.
- The feeling of being touched, when there is no one else in the room
- Electronic gadgetry
Yes, I don’t disagree with any these things but, I feel even stronger about this…
Whenever you feel completely at ease. You’ve calmed your heart, your mind and your body down. Suddenly, you are overwhelmed with a feeling of complete and total peace. This, to me, is most definitely the signs of my Angel.
As I mentioned earlier, after forgiving yourself, listen! I listen always for my Angel’s words. This, to me, is the way to communicate to those we’ve lost or, as I like to put it, have gone on before us.
Let’s face it… the Angels are an excellent means of communicating to those in Heaven. After all, they’re a part of God… filled with the Holy Spirit. They are, most certainly, a way to reach across the heavens and bridge the gap between Heaven and Earth.
Notwithstanding our own self-destruction, we are surrounded by demons. Medical science calls these demons such things as depression, grief, envy and a plethora of other terminologies I can’t even spell. Why? Perhaps it is so they might develop a “cure” and sell it to you. Why not… we’ll buy anything these days… have you seen the television commercials? Its actually quite nauseating what we’ll reach into our pockets for today.
Do you need their help? Ask them! Remember, they cannot interfere with free will. They can, however, help you with your decisions. You simply need to ask. When you are faced with difficult times, feeling as though the world is collapsing around you or just need a little guidance… talk to them!
Stand or sit somewhere in quite solitude and open up a conversation with them. Do not expect to hear their responses with your ears. You need to listen with your heart. Pay close attention to all that surrounds you. Their responses will be subtle and, if you’re not completely open to them, you will miss them.
Do you want to honor God or pay tribute to Him or the Angels? Help an elderly person across the street… open the door for someone with their hands full… say hello to a complete and total stranger… lend an ear and cry with someone in sorrow… embrace someone in pain and hold them like you’re never letting go… need I go further? Are you getting my point?
I have done these simple things most of my life. I cannot begin to tell you the rewards I’ve received for kindness I’ve provided. Yes, I have been faced with some very difficult challenges and struggled through both financial and emotional tragedy in my life but, as far as I’m concerned, I’m one of the richest men on our planet.
Once my opponent has been defeated by my Angel, I gain more strength. Open up your heart and offer your hand to someone who has fallen on their knees. Brush the dirt from their pants and guide them back to the path they’ve strayed from. Walk with them for a while until their strength returns… the Angels will walk beside you both.
Your money means nothing to God. Your Love and Kindness mean everything. Honor Him every day as you ask your Angels to help you help others and give of yourself.
You too, will soon know of the riches I speak of. It is far more difficult to be greedy and rude. Kindness is simple and takes very little effort on your part and, probably more importantly to everyone these days, doesn’t cost you a dime!
Go with God; be good to one another; always stay humble; always be kind… God Bless!