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Angel In The Snow December 5, 2010

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I was standing at a Brooklyn bus stop sometime in winter 2007.   I was dressed because it was the height of winter and a very cold day. In fact, it began to snow lightly as I stood at the bus  stop.  As I waited for the bus, I saw a young man approaching.

I had to look intently at him because of his attire. He was unusually dressed, or undressed for the weather –

he wore no gloves and scarf and had on a light leather jacket which was unbuttoned.

As I looked at him in amazement, he began to speak with my spirit.  He identified himself as an angel and said that he had come to earth to enjoy the snow.  He said that snow rarely fell in heaven and it was like a holiday when it did.  I gazed at him as he walked past, musing over what I had just heard.

I found that very interesting. How about you?

Thanks angel!

The angels of God met him March 2, 2009

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Genesis 32 documents Jacob’s return home after years of self imposed exile from his family. He was fearful because he had left after having his life threatened by his twin brother Esau. However, as he returned home, scriptures say that, “… the angels of God met him.  And when Jacob saw them, he said, This [is] God’s host… “ (Gen 32: 1,2).  He therefore  received the assurance that the angels would deliver him from harm and this was indeed so.

I was reminded of this when my guardian angel met me one evening last week. He was walking ahead of another angel and they were going in the direction opposite to mine. When she met me, however, she changed course and walked with me. He turned up a few minutes later to join us.

Even if you may not see them, be assured that God’s angels will protect His children. They love and care for us. In fact, Jesus said that they always behold the face of the Father in heavnen. Jesus’ statement implies that our angels become agitated when anyone harms or tries to harm us.

Next time I will talk about the nature of angels.

Angels have a written language January 2, 2008

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It may interest readers to learn that angels communicate  with a written language (maybe more than one). When we read the evidence on the writings of angels, information is provided about some of the things they write about:

1. The record of your life/your biography

Yes. Each human being born in this world has a book in which the events of his or her life are recorded before they acctually occur.  David wrote about this book in Psalm 139: 16  when he said, “your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be”.

John the beloved Apostle also wrote about this book which he saw in the Revelation on the Isle of Patmos. He said that in the end of time, he “saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened…and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works” (Rev 20: 12).

There is a record of Jesus’ life on earth and this was revealed to the Prophets. Jesus made sure that He fulfilled every word of this record that was revealed to the Prophets. The prophets said of Him –  “Here I am, I have come—it is written about me in the scroll”(Ps 40: 7; Heb 10: 7)

2. The record of our destiny

This record of the destiny of every human being is called the book of life. It contains the names of those who believed in Jesus as one who would deliver them from sins.  John said  that “whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” (Rev 20: 15) .

3. The future events that would take place in heaven and earth

Daniel was told that this interesting book was called the “scripture of truth” and that its contents were known only to the speaker (most likelyPrince Gabriel) and Prince Michael(Dan 10: 12).  He had seen some of the contents of this “scripture of truth” in a  vision which occured during a three week fast.  

This may have been the book of future events or prophecy that Jesus opened and read in Rev 5: 3, 4. He was the only one worthy to do so.

Prophets Ezekiel and John were each given a book of prophecy to eat (Eze 3: 1-4; Rev 10). They were expected to speak its words to the people to whom they were sent.

4. A book of curses

Zechariah was shown this book (Zech 5: 1- 4) and was told that it was sent for those who were thieves and swore falsely in the name of the Lord.

5.  The book of remembrance

This is the book that is kept to remember those who speak about the Lord and fear His name.  One day, they will be like the Lord’s precious jewels and He will spare them from destruction.  Malachi 3: 16 wrote of this book – “Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

6. The angel with the writing kit

Ezekiel saw an angel with a writing kit in a vision in which God had come with angels to destroy the city of Jerusalem (Eze 9: 2). The angel was only required to place a mark on the foreheads of those who prayed for the city, but this gives us a picture of how angels could be busily writing about us in heaven.

Have a blessed day!

More symbolism of the angels’ nonverbal communication in Ezekiel’s vision September 17, 2007

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After puzzling on the meanings of the angels’ message for a long time, the answer was finally given to me a few weeks ago. While some of the meaning of the vision is still unclear, I hope that this will be helpful to readers. Let’s take a further look at those angels in Ezekiel 1:

Ezekiel 1: 5 – the angels appeared also in the form of a man

Angels in the Bible appeared in human forms. Even God Himself appeared as an angel in the Bible as well as in in human form as seen in the following examples:

* He appeared as an angel to Moses (Ex 3: 2- 4).

* God appeared to Joshua as the captain of the host of the Lord prior to his onslaught on Jericho(Josh 5: 13- 15). Could the captain of the host have been Jesus Himself as He is revealed in Revelation 19:11-16 OR Prince Michael as revealed in Revelation 12: 7. Gabriel revealed to Daniel in chapter 10 and 13 that Michael was “one of the chief princes” in the army of the Lord. I know from visions and revelations that the Lord Jesus Himself rides at the head of armies of angels in response to prayer when we intercede. The important truth as we learn from Moses, Joshua, Daniel and John the Beloved is that heaven sends the captains and their hosts to help in times of trouble. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords himself fights on our behalf. Think therefore of the endless possibilities when we pray in the realm of the earth.
* The three persons in the God family visited Abraham in human form in Gen 18: 1 – 2 which said that “… the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; and he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him…”
Ezekiel 1: 8 – each angel had four sides. Since there were four angels in the arrangement, that means that they collectively had 16 sides. This speaks to the many dimensions of God. God cannot be explained in one way. He simply cannot be fathomed. For example, He has many names, many facets of His personality, many ways of looking at things as I found out from personal experience. He is simply too high for the finite human mind to encompass.

Eze 1: 9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

The joining of the angels’ wings symbolize the Oneness of God. Note that the angels do not turn but go straight forward. They cannot turn because their wings are joined together so they form a circular arrangement. A house divided against itself cannot stand. Everything about God and the realm of the heavenlies is in perfect accord. Therefore, if an angel of the Lord gives you a message from God, you can expect to see the word come to pass in your life.

Ezekiel 1 :14 show s that the angels ran very swiftly. This is the speed with which we can access help in times of trouble. As soon as we call for help, an angel will appear almost immediately. I have also seen this in visions.

Ezekiel 1: 20 – the angels followed the leading of the Holy Spirit. Angels of the Lord work in collaboration with God. Phillip’s experience in Acts 8: 26 is one example. The angel of the Lord told him to go to the desert. As he obeyed, he saw a man in a chariot reading the scriptures. The Holy Spirit then instructed him to go near and preach the gospel. Great blessing comes from God when we obey the instructions of angels.

Ezekiel described the arrangement of the angels as being a wheel in a wheel. While this is still unclear to me, to date I believe that the arrangement must have been something like a Ferris wheel. The meaning of the arrangement is of greater importance, hwoever. God creates things in Circles, which represent:

* the continuity of God. He is everlasting.
* His word always returns to Him once it is deposited in the earth.
* the earth was created as a circle (Isa 40: 22)
* the heavens and the earth will be recreated one day, just as they were recreated in the beginning.
* seasons are continuous and follow the same pattern
* there is a menstrual cycle, circadian cycle and an unending array of human physiological processes that are arranged in cycles.
These are just a few examples of circles or cycles and diligent examination will reveal more.

Hope this has been a blessing!

The angels in Ezekiel’s visions September 15, 2007

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Hi there. I am still speaking about the meanings of nonverbal messages by angels. Ezekiel saw the most puzzling vision of angels as described in Ezekiel 1: 6-14:

Eze 1 :4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

Eze 1:5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man

Eze 1: 6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

Eze 1:7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf’s foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

Eze 1:8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

Eze 1:9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

Eze 1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.

Eze 1:11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

Eze 1:12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

Eze 1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

Eze 1:14  And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

What is the meaning of this vision? Please read the links for explanations:

http://pppministries.wordpress.com/2007/01/05/angels-again/

All scripture references taken from http://www.blueletterbible.org

The angels in Solomon’s temple September 13, 2007

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I wrote last time about the angels in Moses’ temple and indicated that angels of the Lord dwell in His presence and will always lead us to the true and Living God and not to any other. This is certainly true of angels in the bible. They talk about God, give us His word and can therefore be considered to be prophets (at least in my mind). Peter said that the word spoken by angels was steadfast. Today, I just want to speak about the angels in Solomon’s temple.
The temple that Solomon built was a multi billion dollar edifice (1 Kings 6). It was plastered with gold, an unbelievable site for the modern day person. That temple was the exact replica of Moses’. In the holy of holies, he made the larger replicas of the cherubims in Moses’ tabernacle. Each was 10 cubits or about 118 inches high (1 cubit = 18 inches). The cherubims were made of olive wood and covered with gold. Their wings touched each other centrally and also stretched out to touch the walls of the temple. HE had cherubims carved into the vail, doors of the temple and its furnishings (1 Kings 6; 7: 29, 36; 2 Chron 3: 1-14). Just like Moses’ tabernacle, he placed the ark containing the law under the wings of the cherubims (1 Kings 8: 6-7); This is why the Jews know God as the one who dwells between the cherubims.

What does this mean?

* God is bigger than anything. The angels literally filled the holy of holies. Even the size of Solomon’s replicas cannot begin to explain His greatness.

* Again, God is surrounded by angels. Sometimes in scripture HE even revealed Himself as an angel (I will speak more on this later).

* Those who are beloved by God are beloved by His angels and vice versa.

* Jesus said that the angels of the little ones always behold the face of the heavenly father (Mt 18: 10). He does not mean little ones in terms of few chronological years, but those who become like children in order to enter the kingdom of heaven. This is why scripture says that we should not touch or harm His anointed. This implies that angels will seek to avenge harm done to the Lord’s people. Moses’ enemies discovered this first hand.

* David said that those who dwell in the “secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty… He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler (Ps 91: 1,4). Jesus in Mt 6 said that the secret place is the place of prayer (Mt 6: 6). Those who dwell in the atmosphere of prayer are awarded with special divine protection from His angels (as in under His wings shalt thou trust).

* The earthly tabernacle is a physical place of worship, but the bible also calls the believer the temple of the Lord. We are always surrounded by His angels. David said that “the angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them” (Ps 34: 7).

Blessings until we see again.

The angels in Moses’ tabernacle September 10, 2007

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Today’s blog deals with what I consider to be a rather fascinating subject. This relates to the angels in Moses’ tabernacle. Moses was given a pattern that was to be included in the tabernacle in the wilderness. He was asked to design an ark (in the shape of a box) which would contain the tables on which the 12 commandments were written. He was also to make a mercy seat of pure gold that would be placed above the ark as well as two golden cherubims or angels which were to be placed on either end of the mercy seat. The cherubims were to be made facing each other, with their wings stretching high over the mercy seat. God told Moses that He would meet Moses at the mercy seat and speak with him from between the cherubims (Ex 25: 10 – 22).

While the meaning of the mercy seat and ark are symbolic, the important thing that we need to pay attention to here is that the angels are associated with the presence of God. Further details in the design of the temple reinforce that since Moses was also asked to design two separate curtains with cherubims woven into them. One of these curtains was to cover the tabernacle while the other was to separate the holy place from the holiest of holies (Ex 26). The holiest of holies was a very symbolic place since only the Jewish High Priest could enter once a year in order to offer sacrifices for the sins of the people. He had to wear bells on his clothing since God wanted to hear the sound of his arrival and departure so that he would not die (Ex 28: 33 – 35).

The question really relates to the significance of the presence of the angels over the mercy seat, in the curtains covering the tabernacle and in the vail between the holy place and the holiest of holies. They could mean two things:

1. Angels dwell in the presence of God as we learnt in other scriptures and particularly in the book of Revelation. Therefore, angels of the Lord will lead us to the true and living God.

2. The wings of the angels covering the mercy seat symbolize the covering or protection that God places over His people. David spoke of this in Psa 91: 4

Blessings and more next time!

Angels and sign language September 7, 2007

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I’ve been away for two days, but am back to continue speaking about the truth that angels speak with people in sign language. When they do so, we need to stop and pay attention, like Moses, who stopped to see why the bush was on fire but was not burning to cinders like trees in a forest fire. Today I would like to ask whether or not you are aware that angels guided Abraham as he journeyed through the land to which God had sent him. How do I know that? When he sent his business manager to find a wife for his son Isaac, he told him:

“The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence” (Gen 24: 8).

Abraham told the manager that the Lord would send his angel ahead to guide him. He spoke this from experience. Although scriptures do not directly record the events in which angels of the Lord guided Abraham, we learnt from Jacob’s experience how they may have done so. When Jacob ran away from home, he did so because his brother Esau plotted to kill him due to the theft of the birthright, which cost Esau his inheritance as firstborn. That night, Jacob had a dream in which he saw “a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it”. (Gen 28: 12). This dream meant that Jacob had direct access to heaven and that angels were with him continually. That must have been very comforting to Jacob under the circumstances. Furthermore, the Lord stood above the ladder and prophesied to him about his plan to give the land to him and his offspring.

Many years later, Jacob returned home at the Lord’s instructions, but did so under duress because he was afraid that Esau would try to get revenge for the theft of the birthright. Genesis 32: 1 says that the angel of God met him as he returned. Now this was even more comforting. The presence of the angels meant that he had no reason to fear Esau because he was under divine protection. As Jacob reached the end of his life, he gathered his sons in order to impart a prophetic blessing to them. As he blessed Joseph’s sons, he gave praise to God for the presence of the angels of the Lord in his life, referring to the Lord as “the Angel which redeemed me from all evil” (Gen 48:16).

I used Jacob’s example to show that Abraham must have experienced the same kind of angelic guidance during his journeys. We know that Abraham saw the Lord God live and direct in visits (Gen 18: 1,2)and that the angel of the Lord spoke to him from heaven as he was about to kill Isaac (Gen 22). Did angels meet Abraham at strategic places and times in order to show him which way to go? We know that Jesus (Melchizedek) met him and helped him to fight the war against the kings who had captured his nephew Lot. Every member of Abraham’s family benefited from this special angelic protection and guidance, including Hagar and Ishmael. Abraham’s manager inferred that angels had helped him to the right wife for Isaac when he told Laban what Abraham had said on the inception of the journey:

“… The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father’s house” (Gen 24: 40).

Angels are always present to help the seed of Abraham. The question is whether or not we are aware of their presence or whether our eyes are blind to them like Gehazi in 2 Kings 6: 15-17. Blessings until next time!

Angels also communicate non verbally September 4, 2007

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I’ve completed the discussions on biblical examples of verbal communication by angels and have also shown the reasons why they do so. Today, I would like to show examples of nonverbal communication by angels and hope that we will understand the reasons why. Here are some examples:

1. Angels stand guard and act as deterrents to people

After Adam and Eve were turned out of the garden of Eden, God placed Cherubims at the entrance as well as a flaming sword which turned in a 360 degree circle (Gen 3: 24). This was to prevent the reentry of the couple. An angel with a sword stood blocking Balaam’s path when he went on his way to curse Israel (Num 22: 23). The angel was invisible to Balaam, but the donkey saw him. This was a sad and ironic tale of a man whose greed motivated him to the point where he was impervious to the judgement of God. It also tells us that God will not allow anyone to harm those who He has blessed.
2. Angels can attract our attention in unusual ways then give a message when we look to see.

God appeared to Moses as an angel in a flame of fire in the middle of a bush that burned but did not become ashes. In order to satisfy his curiosity on the reason that the bush did not burn, Moses turned aside to see. When God saw his response, He called out to him from the middle of the bush, then began to talk with him about freeing Israel from slavery in Egypt (Ex 3). Moses’ experience tell us that sometimes God will do something unusual to get our attention, but will not approach us unless we respond by stopping to see what the problem or strange event is.

More next time

Why do angels communicate verbally with people? September 1, 2007

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Greetings to my readers. In the previous posts, I showed the biblical evidences of angels in communication with people. Today, I would like to answer the question of why angels communicate verbally with people. The answer is that they do so in order to reveal the power of God. As I reviewed the previous content, I discovered several truths about angels that are revealed in their communication:

1. Angels provide miraculously – e.g. water for Hagar, food for Prophet Elijah

2. Angels protect – e.g Ishmael from death, infant Jesus from execution by Herod.

3. Angels deliver – e.g. the apostles from prison, Paul from death on the sea.

4. Angels guide – e.g. Peter to the desert, Cornelius to Peter’s location

5. Angels foretell the future, giving specific details that are always fulfilled – e.g. births of Samson, John the Baptist and Jesus

Angels are wonderful friends of the human race, particularly of those who love the Lord. We love you angels!

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