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Angels Watching Over Us

Today is the first day of 2006. And I literally began the New Year with a big bang. As I was driving to church this morning, a car from a side road ran into mine on the main road. The lady driver did not stop at the junction. Maybe she couldn't stop as the icy roads were too slippery. Or maybe she couldn't see the incoming traffic on the main road as her views were blocked by the snow hills at almost every street corner. Thank God that I was driving slowly, and that impact was not too great. Both cars suffered extensive damages but nobody was injured. Not a drop of blood shed, and not a single bone broken.

I believe angels are watching over us in every move we make and in every step we take. This promise is given to everyone who has made the LORD as his or her refuge.

Because you have made the LORD, Who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,

No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways. (Psalm 91:9-11)

Though we may never see with human eyes the invisible hands of our guardian angels, we can be rest assured that they are all around us all day and through the night. At times when our enemies draw close against us, our angels will surely fight on our behalf. The angel of the LORD will guard and rescue all who reverence Him.

This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.

The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them. (Psalm 34:6-7)

Thus we can be confident that God's presence in our lives will protect us in every dangerous situation. Though surrounded by many dangers, we are not in danger. We can find His divine peace in the midst of our troubles. God is our Shepherd. He will take good care of us, giving us perfect peace and protection. He will preserve us when we hide under the shadow of His wings. His only requirement is that we abide in Him. When we are in Him, He will see us through the plagues, dangers, terrors, snares, perils and pestilences. We will be more than overcomers. God is our Refuge and Hiding Place in our times of trouble.

Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister
for those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14)

Angels are ministering spirits who are sent forth by God to help and take care of us, and especially for those who are to receive His salvation. The LORD has placed His angels to be in charge of our total well-being. They are to keep us safe in all that we do. Their protection is guaranteed when we walk in the ways of God. The holy angels cannot do anything against God. If they do, they are no longer angels but demons - just like those fallen ones who were cast out from heaven.

It is impossible for the angels, commissioned by God, to do any assignment other than those they have been ordered by God to do for us. Thus, we cannot order the angels around to do whatever we wish or want. We cannot be arrogant to demand our ways, abusing His grace, mercy and love! The angels can only do those things that are right for us, yes, things that God has planned for our lives. We must follow our Shepherd, and not our Shepherd following us! We must hear His voice, and obey Him by walking in His light and life! In this way, we can enjoy His ever presence with us.

You may ask me if angels were all around us, why do we still have accidents? Why do we still have problems and troubles? I believe that more than twelve legions of angels were there with Jesus on Crucifixion Day. But Jesus still had to die so that the Scriptures could be fulfilled. It must happen thus.

Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father,
and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?
How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled,
that it must happen thus? (Matthew 26:53-54)

His angels were all ready to take Him down from the cruel cross. But God the Father did not will it! Some said that it rained that day. I could almost imagine that it was so. When all the angels in heaven cried, their tears would seem to be like pouring rain. When God turned His face away as He couldn't bear the sight, it must have looked like rain when all the angels cried. As the sun slipped away and the skies turned to grey, when Jesus gave His all, that's when all their tears began to fall. But that is not the end of the story! Jesus was resurrected on the third day! All His angels were greatly rejoicing with great joy in glorious triumphant praise!

Thus why do we still have accidents in our lives? Maybe so that we can have our own "resurrection" stories to tell others. It is good to be alive and living in Him! Even so, we can rejoice in Him always!

My Car Hit On The Front Left

Her Car Hit On The Whole Front

Snow Hills At Street Corners

1 January 2006