As I explained last month, the ministry of Angels is a very valid ministry today and I believe we will see it increase in these end-times. In Psalm 91 there is a prophetic message to our end-time generation. “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most-High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Surely, He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings shall you trust: His Truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day. Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.” (Psalm 91:1-7)
Sometimes people will say, “I know what the Bible said, but I know a brother who believed that way and he died.” Well, I’m sorry about that brother, but maybe, just maybe he didn’t appropriate the Promise from God’s Word. A person can know about it and still not appropriate it.
There are some who will say, “I know the Scripture, but you see so-and-so tried it that way, and he failed.” Well, again that may be so, but Psalm 91: says, “A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.”
If someone gave you the names and addresses of 9,999 people who failed the same way, your answer should be “…but it still won’t come near me! For God has given His Angels charge over me in all my ways!” Just simply say what God said about it. Don’t base your faith on the experience of others, not even on some of your own experiences. You can’t always tell what they believed or where they missed it. But you can be sure that God’s Word didn’t fail.
“Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD, Who is my refuge, even the Most High, your habitation; There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. For He shall give His Angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shall you trample under feet. Because He has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known My Name.” (Psalm 91:8-12;14)
There are so many Christians who don’t know God’s Name. They don’t Him as El Shaddai—the All Sufficient One, the God Who is more than enough. He is Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord that heals you, but so many don’t know Him as Jehovah-Rapha.
“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him My Salvation.” (Psalm 91:15-16)
The word “salvation” in Romans 10:9-10 and Hebrews 2:3 means “preservation, healing, soundness, and especially deliverance from temporal evils.” How shall we escape if we neglect the deliverance that comes by the ministry of Angels? The ministry of Angels is part of the deliverance that God has provided for you. It’s foolish to partake in one part of it and not partake in the other part.
There are Christians all over the world who partake in one part of the new birth, but don’t believe and partake of God’s healing deliverance. There are others who believe in healing and the new birth, but don’t believe in God’s prosperity He has provided for His children. Second Peter 1:3 says, “He has given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness…”
He has already given it! But you must believe it and make a demand on the provision. Part of that salvation that God has provided comes by the ministry of Angels. The Lord said in Psalm 91:16, “With long life I will satisfy him and show him My Salvation.” Angels want very much to get involved in your personal affairs—in your home, in your business, in every aspect of your life. They are ministering spirits of God here on the Earth to minister for you or assist you in life.
As always, I want to encourage you to stay in faith, stay in prayer, stay in the Word; and pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and remember God loves you; we love you and JESUS IS LORD!”
In the Service of Our King,
Darrell G. Harrelson