Let’s look at Hebrews 1:14:
Hebrews 1:13-14 (KJV) 13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
I want you to see that verse 14 is referring to angels as indicated in verse 13. This is showing that God has sent His angels to minister for us and to help us in our daily lives. This might be a new concept to some of you but it’s true nonetheless. And since this is true, it behooves us to avail ourselves of this.
Now let’s look at another scripture:
Psalm 103:20 (KJV) 20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
Here we see that the angels hearken to the Word of God. Now just how does that happen? By our speaking God’s Word! Sounds too simple, doesn’t it? However, that’s the way it happens.
To hearken means to stand at attention waiting for the command to do something. That’s what our angels are doing. But, they only move on God’s Word. When we speak or confess the Word, the angels move to cause it to come to pass in our lives.
All through the Old Testament, we see angels functioning as God has commanded them. And it is just the same in the New Testament: the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to tell her that she would bear Jesus, an angel appeared to Peter in prison to deliver him, and angel spoke to Cornelius to show the way to get him and his family saved. So, we see that angels are sent to help us and cause God’s Word to come to pass in our lives.
It’s important that we speak God’s Word and not the words of the devil. By speaking the devil’s words—negative, destructive words—we bind the hands of the angels to deliver us. They don’t make a judgment about whether or not you mean what you say. If it’s negative, they just stand there probably wondering why you want something bad to happen. Let me give you an example:
Some people say that as soon as they get a raise or a bonus, something goes wrong—an appliance breaks, the car needs something, etc. These are things that don’t have to be. Your angels are not able to override your confession. They just have to let the car breakdown, probably wondering why you want that to happen!
Exodus 23:20-21 (KJV) 20 Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.
21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
Notice that the angel could not pardon their transgression. If they did not obey, the angel could do nothing. They only obey the Word of God. If we obey the Word of God, then the angels can move on our behalf. It is imperative that we speak only what we want according to God’s Word. That way the angels can cause manifestation of what we are speaking.
In Psalm 91 we see that God has given is angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways. But it’s contingent upon us dwelling in the secret place of the Most High—in the Word of God, abiding in His Word, making it our home and benchmark for all we do. That way, when we speak, we know that our angels are at work, moving on our behalf!
Psalm 91:11-12 (KJV) 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Luke 1:26-35 (KJV) 26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Acts 12:7-10 (KJV) 7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.
8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.
9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.
10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.
Acts 10:3-7 (KJV) 3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.
4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:
6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.
7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually;