THE STORY OF ONE ANGEL
A handsome stranger sat at the edge of the deep end of the apartment swimming pool where I was swimming. I found it unusual for someone to be sitting in that particular location.
I lifted myself up beside him and we began to chat. In a very short period of time, he asked all the right questions: What type of work was I doing? Was I happy in this work? He had a ready solution to my unhappy work situation. He revealed to me that they were interviewing for teachers in the following weekend.
To verify this new information, I discovered a nondescript advertisement buried in the middle of the local newspaper. Most people would have missed this ad. Sure enough, they were interviewing for high school teachers.
Thus began by life long career that began with the direction of what I can only describe as an angel and an answer to our prayers.
“An angel from heaven appeared to Him and strengthened Him.” Luke 22:43
That is exactly what happened as a result of being directed by an angel.
THE THREE GUARDIAN ANGELS
“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” Hebrews 1:14
Michael O’Brien is a popular Christian novelist, who has published many books. In his biography, “On the Edge of Infinity”, page 63, he described what happened to him when he was about to make a drastic mistake by crossing on river ice that was very dangerous. He had been successful in crossing the first time, but on his return, the conditions of the ice changed drastically and he was too tired to notice the difference.
He had just reached the edge of the river, when a car came along the road and stopped beside him. Inside the car were three young men, in their twenties, who asked “Where are you going?” Come with us and we will drive you to the bridge.”
To Michael the car seemed to come from nowhere and the three men looked unusual. They were all unusually handsome and their faces were flawless. Their mannerisms were full of politeness and open-hearted goodness. One of them addressed Michael by name, which was by itself surprising. It appeared that God had arranged to come to his rescue at exactly the right time.
A WHOLE BOY SCOUT TROOP OF ANGELS?
“He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11
Before we had a family, my wife, Luba, who was pregnant at the time, and myself were touring the Whiteface Mountain in Northern New York. We drove an old 1951 Kaiser that did not have functioning emergency brakes. They were never needed on flat prairie land where we grew up.
At the beginning of our climb up the mountain, our car over-heated and died at a curve in the road. At the last moment, I swerved into the opposite lane in order to avoid any possible rear end accident.
Now came the task of trying to start the car. This required three feet: one for the brake, one for the throttle and a third for the clutch (not automatic). Each attempt meant that the car lost ground and came nearer to the precipice of a 50 foot drop.
I told my wife to find some rocks and to put them against the tire. She elected to put only small “stones” because she was afraid of her pregnancy to carry anything heavy I later was astonished how small these “stones” were.
The next thing that we heard was a choir of boy scouts and their leaders, who were singing, “Valerie”, coming down the mountain road. They were all glad to help by pushing and pulling the car. It needed a lot of physical energy because of the tilt of the car. Once the car was righted, we drove down the mountain under our own power.
Upon reflection, what do you think of the probability that all that manpower became available at the precise moment? The probability of a troop of boy scouts coming along at the exact moment would probably in one year’s time (365 days x 24 hours x 60 minutes) = 525,000 to one.
If they didn’t arrive in time, how long would it take for a driver to be tired of keeping his foot on the brakes?
Some may argue that these were not angels but they just happened along. True! In any event, do you not see, that whether they were angels or not, God had an amazing Hand in this experience.
“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2
I was part of a lay missionary team made up of one couple and myself. This couple met a homeless man at a local coffee shop. The wife, Cynthia, has a gift of prophecy. She received messages from our Lord almost daily. She had filled over 25 notebooks of His messages and observations.
One of the messages was that I should pray for deliverance for this homeless man. We all met at the same coffee shop and he was noticeable moved after the prayer of deliverance.
Soon afterwards, the Lord revealed that this homeless man was an angel. So, what was this all about? Apparently, our Lord wanted me to know that I had a gift of deliverance. He wanted me to expand on this, which I did.
Although we are rarely aware of angels or their intervention in our world, there are angels all around us every day of our lives. Angels are spirit beings who are mentioned more than 260 times in the both the Old and New Testament of the Bible. They appear as creatures, offering praise and worship to God. They also care for, protect and guide God’s people, and they frequently intervene or bring messages to people from God. They are the ones who orchestrate the “coincidences” or “Godcidences” that occur so commonly in our lives.
Each of us has a personal guardian angel who watches over us all day, every day. They help us, nudge us, and guide us in all sorts of little ways that we usually don’t notice. Sometimes they push us forward and sometimes they pull us backward. Always, they want very much for us to follow the path that has been laid out for us by God: His Divine Plan.
Twenty percent of Americans and Canadians have had a revelation form God in the last year, and 13% have seen or sensed the presence of an angel.
Think about what were the circumstances that brought you and your spouse together. Think about any notable events in your life. Has something ever happened to you that left you thinking, “That’s weird”? Do you see God’s hand in your life?
Each of us is a beautiful part of an intricate tapestry of creation. There is no such thing as coincidences!
Angels carry out missions at God’s command. In order to complete these missions, they can at times assume bodily form. I personally met my angel sitting near the diving board in the deep end of a swimming pool. He was good looking, but he was sitting in a curious place. I raised myself from the pool and we began a short discussion. He asked me all the right questions: “No, I wasn’t satisfied with my job.” He revealed to me that they were interviewing for high school teachers the next Saturday. Sure enough, on page 13 of the local newspaper, there was a simple advertisement for such positions. I would have missed it in a million years. Thus began my life time career.
You yourself can probably outline numerous such encounters, usually as a result of saving you from serious injury as I can.
Your guardian angel has many other angels working for your order: “Bring on all the ministering angels for Your glory, God. I pray for all the finances to be made available for Your project, Lord.”
THE BIBLE SAYS IT’S SO
Angels are real; they are all throughout the Bible. Every religion on earth has mention of angels. The Bible says that God created all things, visible, and invisible. It talks about his creation of the angels, and their role to serve him, and to be his messengers and our protectors here on earth.
“For he will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways”. Psalm 91:11
“He will command His angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”’ Matthew 4:6 “See I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way.” Exodus 23:20
Different types of angels have different skills. Her angel, Hosus represented knowledge. He looks very serious, but he is wonderful at cheering her up when she is down. Lorna claims but as many as a dozen can help us in a terrible situation. God assigns different angels to a person at different times. These other angels come into your life and help you with different problems: they come and go and they are called angel teachers. Also, there are angels of healing: In Tobit 12:14-16, we read, “I am Raphael, one of the seven angels…God sent me to heal you.”
GOD’S INFINITE LOVE
It is often difficult to believe that an all powerful God could possibly care about each one of us individually. If you are scientific and you understand numbers and statistics, you could become very skeptical and even cynical. Think of how many of God’s creatures there are on earth. How is it humanly possible for God to know us individually, let alone love us deeply and intercede for us when needed?
In fact, God knew each one of us even before He sent us into our mother’s womb. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
It seems that God sends us to earth with a deep seated desire to seek meaning and spirituality. Until we satisfy this desire, we experience a void in our souls. Some people fill this void with God; some fill it with material possessions or other worldly desires, and some try not to feel this void by deadening their senses with drugs or alcohol.
God divinely inspired the BIBLE . How do we know? Each of eight accurate predictions show a high probability mathematically. The probability of one individual fulfilling eight prophecies have odds of 1 in 10 17 (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000). Jesus Christ fulfilled all prophecies, therefore the Bible MUST BE TRUE.
The Old Testament indicates another 40 astonishing predictions.
Christianity experiences stunning growth—from approximately 3.8 million adherents in China in 1956 to an estimated 87 to 100 million Christians today.
In the end, one Christian conversion will benefit the whole family. The gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance will help the whole family. A prayer of deliverance of evil spirits will leave any member of the family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple produces 80% healing. The remaining healing comes from continued prayer of praise and thanksgiving until all the healing is complete. This healing comes from the Holy Spirit through the power in the Name of Jesus Christ. No other god or deity or doctor uses this power. This proves the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
BILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS CAN’ T ALL BE WRONG!
Christianity is not a philosophy, but it is a relationship with God, your Creator, in Christ TODAY. It is not knowledge of abstract principles. How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Many Christian disciples use the gift of healing. They also use deliverance to deliver away evil spirits influencing people. These evil spirits cause depression, addictions and illness through all forms of stress. Only the Name of Jesus Christ makes healing and deliverance possible.
HOW IS JESUS STILL ALIVE TODAY?
Jesus is alive today! He heals today (through His followers) and in many cases it is realized immediately. How else can you explain the explosion of Christianity, the world’s largest religion, on earth: 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth.
Christians know and feel His Presence; they communicate with Him personally; Christian prayers are always answered.
This author has been given the Gift of Healing only because he is a Christian Lay Missionary, who travels two to three places every year. On his last trip to Columbia he successfully transferred his Gift to his Spanish translators, who were able to heal as he did. He has healed Muslims to their great surprise.
He also delivers away evil spirits along with their healing. All those who are delivered from evil spirits feel a complete physical sense of peace.
DREAMS AND VISIONS
God can give a message to those non-Christians to change their heart. God knows faith will be developed eventually. God will come to you in the form of dreams or visions. So be sensitive to any dreams or visions, when you ask God for it earnestly.