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?
There are angels all around us but most people – Christians – don’t even know this and therefore can’t acknowledge it. And that’s not good. Look at the next few verses:
Hebrews 2:1-3 (KJV) 1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
(Salvation here means deliverance from temporary evils.)
Notice that if we don’t acknowledge the presence of angels and get in line with God’s Word, they won’t move to protect us as they should. They have been give an assignment by Almighty God to help us and minister to us – the born-again Christians – heirs of salvation, but we have our part to do. We can either make a way for them to minister to/for us or hinder them from doing their job. So how do we do this?
First of all, know that God used angels many times throughout the Old Testament and in the New Testament to help people. He especially used angels in the life of Jesus. They have been given an assignment to move on the Word that He speaks and on the Word of God that we speak.
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.
Hearken means to hear intelligently and obey the word that is spoken. So how do they hearken to God’s Word? By listening to the words that we speak that line up with the Word of God. If we confess (speak) God’s Word, then the angels can move to cause those words to come to pass. But if we speak negative words, which are actually the devil’s words, our angels just stand there and do nothing because they cannot override our negative words. They don’t make judgments as to whether or not we mean what we say. If it’s not God’s Word, they don’t move. That’s why it’s so important that we don’t speak negative words that are contrary to God’s Word. If we do, we bind our angels from helping us.
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.
The Israelites were told not to provoke the angel that the Lord sent before them because he (the angel) wouldn’t override what they said. If they confessed negatively, the angel couldn’t help them. And we know what happened in the wilderness!
Psalm 91:11 (KJV) 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
This is a good scripture to confess daily for your protection. Your angels are standing by waiting for their assignment from you. Keep God’s Word in your mouth and let your angels do their job!