Open Heaven Daily Devotional 16 February 2023
TOPIC: You Are Above Angels
“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”
READ: 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?
Open Heaven Daily Devotional 16 February 2023 MESSAGE
Psalm 91:11-12 says the Lord will command His angels to carry you in their hands. Hebrews 1:13-14 tells us that angels are ministering spirits – in other words, they are sent to serve those who are children of God. When people ask, “Daddy, why are you travelling alone at night, don’t you know it is dangerous?” I tell them I have my own bodyguards, only that they cannot be seen – two huge fellows, each one capable of dealing with any amount of confrontations. Their names are Goodness and Mercy. As Psalm 23:6 says, Goodness and Mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.
The first time you see an angel, you would most likely be afraid, because they are very huge. They are also very powerful – so powerful that one angel can kill 185,000 soldiers in one night (2 Kings 19:35). Whether you believe it or not, the day you became born again, one of such big and powerful angels was assigned to follow you everywhere you go and to do whatever you want him to do in line with the will of God. Anytime your enemies think they have gotten you, your angel can come in the middle of the night to save you (Acts 5:17-25, Acts 12:5-11).
Now, you must understand that even though angels are assigned to serve you, you still need to give them instructions to follow. They are primarily subject to God’s instructions, so to instruct them, echo God’s word back to them and they will obey promptly.
For example, God has already said that they will carry you so that you would not dash your foot against a stone (Psalm 91:12), this means that you can ask God to command them to clear any form of accident from your path before embarking on a journey. God said that if enemies gather against you in one way, they would flee in seven (Deuteronomy 28:7), so you can ask God to command angels to scatter the camp of your enemies.
You must understand though, that God’s word is only potent in the mouth of His children; if you are not born again, rather than angels obeying you, they can work against you. If you don’t believe me, ask Balaam (Numbers 22:21-35).
REFLECTION: Angels are assigned to serve the heirs of salvation. Are you one?
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Numbers 22-23
HYMNAL: Hymn 23 – Take my life, and let it be