Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Angels Around Us

The Bible records many wonderful appearances of angels unto Godly men, and we wonder why we do not see angels here on earth more often.

In the Old Testament, angels usually appeared as men and did not look any different than everyone else. Perhaps that also might happen to us, and we do not realize we may at times have seen angels unawares.

Using the Free E-Sword Bible on line I did a search for the words Angel of the Lord
Wow so many!! Here are a few that I discovered.

The Angel of the Lord appeared to Hagar and gave her encouragement and a prophesy in Genesis chapter 16 and also in chapter 21.

The Angel of the Lord spoke to Abraham from heaven in Genesis chapter 22.

Jacob was spoken to in a dream as an angel appeared to him.

In Exodus, Moses saw a burning bush and the Angel of the Lord spoke to him out of the fire. Exodus 3.

As the children of Israel left Egypt the Angel of the Lord was in the pillar of fire by night and in the cloud by day. Exodus 14

The Angel of the Lord with a huge sword, stood in front of Balaam’s ass but only the animal could see him at first. When Balaam whipped his donkey, the animal spoke and then God opened Balaam’s eyes to see the angel. Numbers chapter 22

In Judges chapter 2, all the children of Israel could hear the Angel speak.

Judges 6, the Angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, but he thought it was a man. The angel instructed him to place a sacrifice on some stones, and when the angel caused the sacrifice to be consumed by fire Gideon realized the person was indeed an angel.

What a story in Judges 13 when the Angel of the Lord appeared to Hannah she though he was a man of God and told her husband. When the angel appeared to Manoah her husband, the Angel also caused fire to consume a sacrifice. Manoah asked, “What is your name?” The angel replied, “Why do you ask seeing my name is secret?”

The Angel of the Lord appeared to Elijah in I Kings 19 and instructed him. Again in 2 Kings chapter 1, and 2 Kings 19 the Angel won the battle over the enemies.

I Chronicles 21, King David saw the Angel of the Lord with his sword stretched out over Jerusalem, and David and all the elders fell on their faces before God.

The Angel of the Lord shut the lion’s mouths when Daniel was cast into the lions den. Daniel 6

Understand that because angels often look like anyone else, you may have indeed seen angels many times. One thing to remember is that regardless of what we see with our natural eyes, there are always angels around us protecting and guiding us.

Psalms 34:7 The angel of the LORD encamps round about them that fear him, and he delivers them from destruction.

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