Do you feel strengthened and helped?
I find it amazing that the OT is filled with the wonder and amazement of God directly involved with His people and yet we somehow have difficulty understanding the movement of God or at least our NT world is quite different.
What about the angels that were so often described in some of the spiritual battles of the OT – have they disappeared in our NT world?
As a young child I remember stories vividly described by missionaries around the world – they saw angels involved and their lives were spared because of the presence of God’s messengers. Maybe I am just not in the right circles anymore, because the missionaries today talk about microeconomics, building churches that look like mosques, creating orphanages and hospitals, water/food/medicine being of prime importance and evangelism that includes a normal attendance at church conferences of thousands upon thousands of people. I just do not hear about angels anymore.
But my OT stories thrill me as do my NT stories and I know that angels play a key part in my life. I believe that they are fighting a war that I cannot see, that there are adverse influences bearing on me from all around and that there is an angel that stands with me. Can I prove it?
No, but I know it.
I know I have been strengthened. I know that there is someone on my side confirming. I know that I am being both served and defended and that certain affairs of mine have been taken care of. These things happen by design and not by chance.
If evil spirits wish to do me harm then it just makes sense that angels come and direct and change those evil intentions. They enable me to freely, with full liberty and encouragement, move along the narrow path and stay true to my calling – regardless of the doubts and hesitations that might creep into my mind or the objections that come across my path. So wherever there is a movement or an influence by an evil spirit, their adversary is an angel of God.