Day after day and night after night they keep on saying,
â€œHoly, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almightyâ€”
the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.â€Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Revelation 4:8 (NLT)
Have you ever heard angels? The Bible gives several references that tell us without a doubt â€“ angels are real! But have you heard or met one? How do you know if you have?
Angels are messengers from God. Have you ever been weighing â€œthe pros and consâ€ of a question, uncertain what to do, and then a friend says something that brings the answer into focus? Or maybe someone calls you to say, â€œI woke up in the night and felt I was to pray for you.â€ It could be you have even seen an angel and were not even aware that God has visited you through His messenger (Hebrews 13).
Angels are around those who love and fear the LORD (Psalm 34:7). One morning when I was about 5 or 6, I ran into the kitchen to my mother. I was upset. â€œI fell asleep before I finished my prayers last night, Mommy!â€ My mother (who didnâ€™t speak of her faith often) did not miss a beat and said, â€œDonâ€™t worry, Jo. The angels will always finish your prayers.â€ Angels were recorded near Jacob, Mary, Joseph, Jesus, and so on. They are near us when our hearts are obedient to the Father and serving as He desires. Angels love to be near the faithful!
In Jesusâ€™ darkest hour in Gethsemane, when He was wrestling with His flesh and sweating blood, the Father sent an angel to minister to Him and strengthen Him. The angel delivered what Jesus needed from the Father.
So if you fall asleep before you finish your prayers or you are wrestling with something in your life, do not â€œlet goâ€ of the angel until you are blessed with the Fatherâ€™s wisdom and understanding (Genesis 32:22-26).
Shhh. Listen. Do you hear the angels?
Angels We Have Heard On High (translated to English, 1862, by James Chadwick)