Even with Paul, such a conversationalist with God, yet he too received messages from angels.
I have to admit that this is striking me awkward today.
Every cult, occult, false religion I know comes at the hand of what the founders call an angel.
Then it dawned on me.
There are angels of light and angels of darkness or angels of God and demonic angels.
There is obvious power in invoking the fact that an angel, a messenger of God, has given you a direct message from the lips of God. God favouring you as the author and the witness of such a message – leaving no doubt, fully persuading the listening ear.
For these moments in time, God has given us the spirit of discretion, that we might not be deceived.
We do not need to hear or see angels in order to know whether a cause is approved of God or not – by that, we do not need proof.
Sounds like I am on a downer about angels. Contrary – I believe that angels are ministering spirits sent from God to assist us in our darkest hour.
Angels are not kept from us by storms, or hindered by darkness.
We rarely see their hand of involvement in our lives, but the good turns, the safe return home from a dark and stormy night, may show signs of God’s goodness to us at the hands of angels more so than not.
Is this an hour of distress with you? then ask for peculiar help. If Jesus‘ presence is what you are earnestly seeking, it will not be denied. I may struggle with the appearance of an angel, but that is what you might need during this very difficult time, but I do know, that an angel of God will be standing by you in the night of your storm, when nothing matters and when everything else has failed.
“O angel of my God, be near,
Amid the darkness hush my fear;
Loud roars the wild tempestuous sea,
Thy presence, Lord, shall comfort me.”
- Angels Tell Us Not to be Afraid (cherilynclough.com)