God has promised to send angelic assistance when we face attacks from supernatural realms.
It makes sense. Satan & the demons are supernatural beings—so are God’s Angelic armies.
We need supernatural help in our conflict with supernatural enemies.
God controls all power & He wants us strong in Jesus. So we’re to take everything the Master has provided for us, His weapons are the only effective articles to battle with. By using them we’re able to stand up to everything the Devil throws at us. This is a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his demons.
God’s Word is our indispensable weapon. Prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. We Pray hard & long. We Pray for others. We Keep our eyes open. We Keep each other’s spirits encouraged so that no one droops, falls behind or drops out.
In Psa. 91: 11–13, the composer describes 3 specific activities of the angels on our behalf.
The Angels are given “charge” of us Ps 91:11
The term “charge” is from the Hebrew tzawa, which means
“to appoint, install, give command of.”
The Lord has actually appointed angels— heavenly guardians— to give us aid when attacked by supernatural forces
Jesus says in Matthew 18:10 “Watch that you don’t treat a single one of these childlike believers arrogantly. You realize, don’t you, that their personal angels are constantly in touch with their Father in heaven? The Message
In Acts 12:15 when Peter was sprung from prison by strong Angels he knocked on the door Of the place the believers we’re praying. A lady came to the door then ran back to the room where they were praying they wouldn’t believe her, they dismissed her, the disregarded her report. They said she was crazy, but. She stuck by her story, insisting. They still wouldn’t believe her and said, “It must be his angel.” All this time poor Peter was standing out in the street, knocking away.
Angels “guard” us in all our ways The Hebrew word shamar means “to keep, watch over, observe, preserve, take care of.”
Angels are overseers of God’s people. Like silent sentries, they stand guard over those who seek refuge in the Lord, preserving our steps.
Angels “bear you up” in their hands Psa. 91:12 The verb nasah actually means “to lift, to carry, take up.”
When used figuratively in reference to a person, it means “to support, sustain.”
In the context of Psalm 91, the angels see to our mental, emotional & spiritual needs so that we will not be overwhelmed by the deception of the devil & his minions
It is odd that we can excel in feelings of inadequacy & wallow at the weight of our problems as gigantic impossibilities.
Then Jesus draws near with His voice through His Word.
He says we are complete in Him,
He reassures that He is the head of all principality & power:
He has all the power & all the needed solutions are supplied in His grace.
We can give everything to Him.
He says: Because we have kept the word of His patience, He also will keep us from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world
We feel inadequate but when we keep His Word in front of us, When we see how patiently He cares for us, our inadequacy is swallowed in Him.
The Word of His patience is Him faithfully surrounding us with Himself.
He patiently knocks at our hearts door asking us to open up to Him.
Keeping His Word of patience is hearing Him & allowing Him in,
We let Him carry our burdens, We let Him take our inadequacies We let Him take each problem.
He is our adequacy & we are complete in Him. We are awed by His patience.
He tells us Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: You’re to be a prophet to the nations— that’s what He has in mind for us.
But we say, Wait, Master, Look at us. We don’t know anything. We inadequate!
But GOD says: Don’t say, ‘you’re inadequate, He’ll tell us where to go & we’ll go there. He’ll tell us what to say and we’ll say it. Don’t be afraid of a anyone. He’ll be right here with us, looking after us.
GOD reaches out, He touches our mouth & He says, Look! I’ve just put My words in your mouth—hand-delivered! See what I’ve done? I’ve given you a job to do among others!
Our job is to pull up & tear down, take apart & demolish through prayer And then start over, building & planting with His creative Word