THURSDAY 4TH JAN., 2018
TOPIC: GOD’S ANGELS ARE WATCHING OVER YOU
TEXT: PSALMS 91:10-11 “There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways…”
In reality what are angels? We shall just look at some few details about them in Scriptures; (Lk. 15:10, Job 38:7 & Ps. 148:5); Study these Scriptures. The Book of Heb. 1:13-14 “13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? describes one of the vital functions they perform in believers. Our Lord Jesus Christ had a parallel experience with angels in Matt 4:11; they defended Him.
Again, think for a moment about your Father’s love in (Ps. 91:10-11). Like a mother hen that spreads her wings over her chicks to protect them, God always “covers you with His feathers, and under His wings you take refuge”. (Psalm 91:4) The fear of accidents, terrorist attacks, sickness and diseases, domestic or climatic change or tsunamis should not overwhelm you because, your heavenly Father loves you and watches over you .One of the ways He does this is with His angels. God has declared that no evil, plague or accident will befall you or even come near your dwelling “for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways”. When He says “no”, He means “no-thing”! Also if He tells His angels to “keep you in all your ways”, it means round-the-clock divine protection for you! However, your belief and trust of this declaration over you must be total and not just a mere or shallow trust; God has provided for your defense, protection, security and safety on this your earthly journey.
Let me share with you a true story. A Christian was flying his plane when he realized that it was low on fuel. When he contacted the air traffic controller and asked for assistance to land, but he was told that he could not land because there was a heavy fog. Then, the radio went silent and the plane entered the fog. He was flying blindly when he suddenly heard over his headphones, “Pull up! Pull up!” He pulled up just in time to avoid hitting the expressway! Then, the voice said, “Follow my instructions and I will help you land safely.”
He obeyed and landed perfectly. Thinking that it was the air traffic controller who had helped him, he immediately looked for him to thank him. When he found him, the man said, “Listen, we lost contact with you when I told you that there was a heavy fog. None of us managed to speak to you after that.” The pilot realised then that God had sent an angel to lead him to safety. Beloved, your heavenly Father is watching over you. That is why no evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your dwelling. He surely has a host of angels to keep you in all your ways!
MEDITATION: Heb. 1:14
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