“Therefore, angels are only servants – spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.”
(Hebrews 1:14 NLT)
As people more and more living in a post-Christian nation, and more and more surrounded by a Sodom and Gomorrah atmosphere, we need to think more about our angels God has given. Have you thought about it?
When you go to work, what are you surrounded by? I was a truck driver, and believe me, the workplace was not Christian. I was a lone light shining in a dark place. All my job experiences were pretty much that way. In America today, even those who claim to be Christian are strangely silent in the workplace. Even on subjects such as abortion. I don’t mean you go looking for fights, but if people know you are a Christian and they ask you what you believe on any number of subjects, such as homosexuality, we need to speak truth in kindness. But we do need to speak it.
In today’s America many people have lost jobs and been attacked simply because they believe the Bible. Everyone believes in some books. If you believe in evolution, then you believe those books. We are all believers in something! But I’m not going to try and destroy someone’s livelihood because they believe in evolution. Who are the haters?
Anyway, you get my point. When God rescued Lot, angels were heavily involved. Might that story be meant to reveal something to us? I love Hebrews 1:14 as it not only speaks of God’s gift of salvation to us, but also we have been given angels as ministering spirits! WOW! How cool is that?
Angels are very active and involved on planet earth. God’s Word even says we may entertain them unaware. I suspect the higher the level of demonic activity, the higher the level of angel activity, as the story of Lot seems to also indicate. The spiritual condition of a country can be measured in various ways, such as love of money, materialism, lack of prayer, churches that preach a humble Savior but practice materialistic ways, the rise in homosexuality, the murder rate of babies, violent crimes, etc etc.
As sheep to the slaughter we live in a world of predators. Hollywood constantly promotes a predator society. Even many Churches have become predatorial in the way they seek money and cling to their particular “members”. The New Testament does not even teach a tithing law on the born-again, only on the Jews still under the law, before Christ died on the cross, and yet most churches still put us under that law. A law related to MONEY. How very revealing. Let there be light!
Anyway, we need to learn from Lot and his wife, who looked back at her worldly possessions and became judged with Sodom. We need to be aware of the time we live in, and walk in the wisdom of God as revealed to us in His Word. Let His revelations not be wasted on us.
I didn’t realize it, but long ago I got inspired to memorize the whole chapter of Psalms 91. It took me a long time. Eventually I got good at quoting it. Then I was surprised to find I could pray it! It started becoming a part of my prayer life. And as I began doing that, I did not even realize I was praying for angel involvement in my life!
“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust:…”
“For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.”
Our Lord was strengthened of angels when he needed it; therefore, evidently they can strengthen us! Way cool! So these three articles have been written to shine light on the time we live, and to enlighten us to be more aware of our opportunity with the angels. We may be sheep living in a world of wolves, but we have an awesome Shepherd, and angels do his bidding! Amen!
This concludes our series on “Lot” and the angels. We will continue our story of “Yinney the Sloth who needed to Poo”. The story of Yinney walks softly, but carries a big stick. It’s simple, but also deep. Please check it out. Simply scroll back to chapter one. You can’t miss it.