Hebrews 1:14 (KJV) 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
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.
According to Hebrews 1:14, angels are ministering spirits sent by God to minister for us – the heirs of salvation. Their job is to protect us and move on the words we speak. They act on our words to cause the promises of God to come to pass. How can this be, you might ask. Well, let’s look into the Word and see what God has to say about His angels.
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.
Notice that our angels hearken to the voice of the Word of God. This means that they are standing by, listening intelligently to the words that we speak and when we speak God’s Word, that’s when they move to fulfill that Word and cause it to come to pass.
However, if we speak words that are contrary to God’s Word, like negative words, doubt and unbelief, strife words, etc., the angels don’t move. The just stand there while we go on and on in doubt and unbelief.
Notice in the opening scripture that if you provoke your angels by speaking words contrary to the Word of God, they cannot override your negative words. They will let you do all the dumb things you want and do nothing to stop you. And, it doesn’t even matter why you speak negatively – whether on purpose or ignorantly. That’s because they don’t make a judgment on your words; they only hearken to God’s Word.
Therefore, it is imperative that we pay attention to the words that come out of our mouths. Are we saying what we want to happen? Are we saying what we want to get? This is really important and can be the difference between life and death. Don’t speak what you don’t want to happen. Only speak words that line up with God’s Word and it will save you a lot of heartache and open the door to the blessings of God in your life.
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.