In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone. (NKJV)
When you think of angels, what do you see in your minds eye? Is it those cute little cupid like ceramic figurines? Every mention of angelic beings being seen by men in the Bible describes anything but the wimpy, scrawny, kid not invited to the cool kids table, images we often imagine.
Here’s what the angel looked like that appeared to Daniel in the Old Testament:
…I looked up and to my surprise saw a man dressed in linen with a belt of pure gold around his waist. His body was hard and glistening, as if sculpted from a precious stone, his face radiant, his eyes bright and penetrating like torches, his arms and feet glistening like polished bronze, and his voice, deep and resonant, sounded like a huge choir of voices. Daniel 10: 4-6 (The Passion Translation)
Angels excel in strength (Psalm 103:20) and you have an innumerable company of them protecting you because of where you dwell (in the secret place). You might ask, “Well, where are they now?” I’m sure that’s how Daniel felt after he had fasted and prayed for three weeks for answers from God. The angel told him that God heard him “the first day” he prayed, but he had been fighting satanic opposition for 21 days. Now I’m not saying that the answers to your current prayer are facing the same opposition. Your opposing forces could be from another source. But what I am saying, is that your words dictate your angels’ response. The angel told Daniel, “I am come for your words.” Again I say, “What are you saying?”
Angelic protection is not only relegated to the “emergency” (big) situations that occur in our lives. But we are secure even in the small, everyday, “stub your toe” type of things. God’s covering over us is so far reaching that we sometimes are unaware we are being protected.
When you know you are safe in His arms, you can rest, and sleep on a pillow in the hinder part of your ship. Mark 4:38 KJV)