Invisible and Disguised

A lot goes on around us of which we are unaware. There is activity that is invisible to us or beings who are disguised. We would be amazed if suddenly we knew all that is taking place around us. Perhaps the reason we are not allowed to know is because our focus would move from where it should be to where it should not be. Scripture does give casual mention of this reality. First, look at Hebrews 1:14 where we read: “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” The writer was inspired to reveal this slight glimpse of angelic activity. Next, we are told of something about which angels want understanding. Speaking of the saving grace of God and the Gospel, we are told in I Peter 1:12 that these are: “….things the angels desire to look into.” Finally, On rare occasions, angels have apparently taken on human form and so we are admonished in Hebrews 13:2 to: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” While God can handle it all without any help, He has graciously allowed angels to have some involvement with those who know Jesus as Savior and Lord. Only God knows just how much they have helped and protected us. We will be involved with them in Heaven. God’s work in and through us will be a display of what His love can accomplish in undeserving sinners who surrender their lives to Him. Charles Wesley offers us some helpful thoughts in his hymn, “Angels Where’er We Go Attend.” “Angels, where’er we go, attend our steps, what’er betide, with watchful care their charge defend, and evil turn aside. Myriads of bright cherubic bands, sent by the King of kings, rejoice to bear us in their hands, and shade us with their wings. Jehovah’s charioteers surround; the ministerial choir encamp where’er his heirs are found, and form our wall of fire. Ten thousand offices unseen for us they gladly do, deliver in the furnace keen, and safe escort us through. But thronging round, with busiest love they guard the dying breast, the lurking fiend far off remove, and sing our souls to rest. And when our spirits we resign, on outstretched wings they bear, and lodge us in the arms of divine, and leave us ever there.” Selah! Angels are not to be worshiped or idolized. God’s Word is our authority; nothing else. It’s the Bible that tells us of angels’ ministries in our behalf. Appreciate them; God uses them to minister to us.   Ron

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