Previously I wrote about how to recognise the work of Satan. This article reveals how to enjoy the protection of God’s angels. Isaiah 59:19 says: “… When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.”
As much as we know that there are evil spirits, it is imperative to also know that there are good spirits. These are God’s angels, also known as ministering spirits. If God would open our spiritual eyes, we would see them because they are all over. Sadly there are those who do not activate the ministry of angels because they don’t believe demons exist. The truth is angels are there to protect us, and they far outnumber demons.
Often we might not know how angels protect us. As preachers, we often say, “May the Lord go ahead of you, may the angels of God protect you.” This is because we face dangers everywhere. God’s angels are very busy working for us but we cannot see them because our spiritual eyes are darkened.
The Bible records that the Syrian king sent his army to arrest Elisha, the prophet of God. When Elisha’s servant woke up in the morning he was terrified to see the soldiers and went back to inform his master that the army was all over and things were not looking good for the two of them.
Instead of panicking, Elisha simply prayed and asked God to open his servant’s eyes to see God’s angels surrounding them (2 Kings 6:15-17). The Lord did so and the servant was able to see that the mountain around them was full of horses and chariots of fire. The heavenly hosts were more in number than the enemy troops. No wonder the Bible says we should walk in the spirit and not in the flesh, and by faith not by sight.
I don’t always enjoy travelling by air, even though I know it is the quickest means of transport. But every time I’m up there and feel threatened by demons, I quickly summon the angels to take charge because everyone on board needs to land well and safe. The other day I was flying from Atlanta to New York in stormy weather that made it difficult for planes to land or take off. Even the cabin crew had a hard time serving our meals. It felt as if we were being driven on a rough road. The plane was swerving from side to side, causing panic among the passengers. But I was praying in my heart for a safe landing and that is what happened.
The same thing happened at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi as a bishop friend of mine and I arrived from a preaching engagement in Malindi. Due to bad weather, the plane began shaking in the air as it approached the airport. My trembling friend firmly took hold of my hand, thinking those were his last moments on earth. I held his hand and told him: “Believe me, as long as we are in this plane, it will land safely.” That is exactly what happened.
May God open our eyes to know those who are on our side! When you leave your house to attend to your daily commitments, don’t be afraid – there are angels surrounding you. When you see danger ahead, summon the angels to work. If they do not work, you will have questions to ask them in heaven.
The writer is the senior pastor of Nairobi Grace Chapel; website: www.nairobigracechapel.org; email: email@example.com