Prophetic Prayer-Prophets, Patriarchs, & Angels
Records of Angels are littered throughout the Old Testament, and their presence and interactions with Mankind not only changed the course of history, but set the precedent for how we can expect them to aid us in our Modern Era.
One of the most dramatically intense moments in Biblical history was when Abraham was about to sacrifice his son Isaac, only to be stopped at the last moment by the Angel of the Lord, who told Abraham that G3D had seen his faithfulness and to instead offer up the ram caught in the thicket by its horns (Genesis 22: 10-13).
After Jacob had worked twenty years for his father-in-law, (fourteen years for his two wives, and six for his flocks of sheep), the Angel of the Lord spoke to Jacob in a dream, telling him that G3D had seen how Laban had financially taken advantage of him. The Angel also warned Jacob that it was time that he gather his family together and begin to head back to his father Isaac’s country. (Genesis 31:11-13)
During the Israelites’ march out of Egypt, the Angel of the Lord not only went before their camp as a pillar of cloud during the day to lead them, but it served as a wall of cloud and darkness in their rear flanks to keep the Egyptians from being able to approach them. During the night, the angel led the Israelites as a pillar by fire, guiding their way with its light, but also serving as a defensive wall against the military chariots that followed. (Exodus 14:19-20)
The Angel of the Lord was sent out before the Israelites to clear out a path for them in the Promised Land. The Canaanites, Amorites, Perizzites, the Hivites, and Jebusites, would all be purged before they arrived and driven out. (Exodus 33:2)
Prophet Isaiah cried out to Heaven when the King of the Assyria, tried to besiege Jerusalem. G3D answered by sending His Angel which cut off all the might men of valor, the leaders and captain in the enemy camp. After the staggering military defeat, Sennacherib, the Assyrian king, returned home and was assassinated while worshiping his false gods. (2 Chronicles 32:20-21)
After Elijah had challenged the false prophets of Baal and eliminated them with the sword, he received a message from Queen Jezebel that she planned to kill him in retaliation. Prophet Elijah fled and after a day’s journey into the Wilderness, collapsed under a broom bush, and prayed for death, before falling asleep. An Angel of the Lord woke Elijah up, instructing him to get up and eat the bread that had been prepared over hot coals and to drink the jar of water beside his head. Elijah ate and drank before returning to his nap. He was awakened later and given more food and drink, being informed that he needed to nourish himself for the journey he was about to endure. After eating and drinking, Prophet Elijah had the strength to travel for forty day and nights to reach Horeb, the Mountain of G3D (1 Kings 19:1-8).
These are just a few examples of how Angels helped G3D’s People in the Old Testament.
When things felt hardest, the Angel told Abraham that G3D had been watching him remain faithful, no matter what needed to be given up. The Angel gave Abraham the resources for him to fulfill his promise to G3D. That confirmation that G3D sees your pain in times of trial can definitely help you overcome it.
When Jacob was questioning what he needed to do in life, the Angel also let him know that G3D had seen how he had been taken advantage of and would protect him from any more abuse. The Angel also told him that it was time to make the hard decision to leave after twenty years and to head back home. With an angry father-in-law behind him and a spurned brother waiting for him, Jacob had to trust that the Angel was reporting what G3D knew was best for his life and his family.
As the Israelites left Egypt, they were both led and protected by an angel during their journey. As a pillar of cloud by day, it provided them cool shade in the desert, while arranging itself as a thick cloak of darkness between the encroaching Egyptian military. At night, the pillar of cloud kept them warm and guided their way during the cold nights, and served as a terrifying wall of fire.
Had the Israelites trusted that G3D would help them overtake the giants in the Promised Land, an Angel would have cleared the major factions they would have encountered. Though they would have still needed to take back the land themselves, it would have been much less of a challenge and G3D would have been with them.
When Israel was besieged by enemies all around them, Prophet Isaiah lifted his voice to G3D who sent an Angel to completely wipe out the foreign military. Not only did their enemies perish by the Angel of the Lord, but it set into motion the assassination of the evil king by his own people while worshiping his false idols.
After Elijah eliminated the false prophets of Baal, he had to flee for his life from Queen Jezebel, into the Wilderness, where he prepared to die. An angel came and provided him with all the resources he needed to be able to rest and recover for his next journey to meet with G3D.
Angels can send us messages about G3D seeing how we are going through trials and knows that others are trying to take advantage of us and through His Angels, He sends us the resources to be able to survive the challenges, and sometimes informs us to move someplace new where His Hand will protect us. Even as we make the journey to where G3D wants us to be, His Angels will not only serve as guides for our path along the way, but they will protect us from our enemies though they may be following close.
His Angels will clear paths for us to be able to handle the challenges before us as long as we have faith in Him, and even when we are surrounded by our enemies on all sides, we must first turn our Faith to Him and He can send His Angels to cut down our enemies and their rulers. Even when our enemies seem to be winning and fast approaching, His Angels will provide us with whatever physical and spiritual needs we have to be able to accomplish His Will.
Angels constantly helped the people in the Old Testament accomplish whatever it was that G3D asked them to do. When we remain in His Will, He will send His Angels to give us messages and information, lead and direct us, protect us from our enemies from all sides, clear our mission’s path, cut down our enemies and their leaders, and supply us with anything we need to be obedient to Him. These amazing Agents of G3D will help us accomplish what He has commissioned you to do.
Prepared by, Kent Simpson, Apostolic Prophet & Eric Sepulveda, PMT AdministratorFor more prophetic media groups click here