This is a painting of three levels of the hierarchy of angels. I thought it was a great choice for a post call Surrounded By Angels, and we are whether we know it or not or even believe it or not.
God has innumerable angels of many ranks and has charged them with assisting us. And while Psalm 91 says they bear us up in their hands if we dash our foot against a stone, and I’m sitting here with a toe that is black from a fall, I know they probably kept me from being hurt worse. The enemy of our soul would steal, kill, or destroy. And he causes fear, but we should fear or reverence God more, not fear, like afraid, but a healthy awe and respect.
So angels are all around and we. as believers should expect divine intervention and angelic assistance. In the wake of so many catastrophes from avalanches to tornadoes. I can tell you about a storm in a neighboring state, a baby was found in the debris, in a dresser drawer, I believe, placed there by an angel.
If you look as some of the old paintings, the sketches, the description of chains or bands of angels, you will see a literal myriads of them too many to count, standing wing to wing and side by side.
They are a phalanx of angels and a symphony orchestrating the wicked one’s defeat. The demons flee, trembling, wailing, screaming in terror, a cacophony of enemy voices. Thunderous at times, and quiet in worship, angels are beautifully singing His praises. Don’t you like the word phalanx? It is in reference to the ancient Greeks, an army, a group of heavily armed infantry formed in ranks and files close and deep, with shields and swords joined, and for the purpose of defence or attack.
Remember Elisha’s servant, Then Elisha prayed and said, “O LORD, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:17.
Sometimes, I feel silly and think how ridiculous it is to be afraid of anything with that kind of protection, but it happens to the best of us, and the rest of us need to know that angels are there to look into salvation, for they don’t need it.
Our proverb today is, ” The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. ” Proverbs 11:30 When I was young, I saw the people who would go door to door and witness, I never was into that but I know my words are there to guide you to the love of Jesus Christ, and I pray that through the Spirit and intercession, many will be saved.
Jesus came to die for our sins, He wants to be your Lord, healer, deliverer, whatever you may need. Angels even ministered to Him, and He has them everywhere, at the ready to bring people to Him. And He wants you to see heaven. Praying angels everywhere they need to be before the enemy attacks. Over ever sick person, the defeated and despondent, lift your head and let Him open your eyes to His angels, whether you see them or not that are there. We are surrounded by angels.