Angels are near

Do you believe Angels are near? Do you even believe there are Angels? Do you ever feel or think when reading God’s promises in His word that they are so magnificent they are not real but fantasy?
What about this one written by most likely Moses? It’s believed Psalm 91 was composed by some Moses on the day he completed the building of the Tabernacle in the desert. The verses describe Moses’ own experience entering the Tabernacle and being enveloped by the Divine cloud.
“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder, the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot. Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them. With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:11-16‬ ‭NRSV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/2016/psa.91.11-16.nrsv

13 thoughts on “Angels are near

  1. I BELIEVE!

    I believe Angels are all around. I believe they have many duties, purposes and assignments. I believe God’s Angels are light!

    “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”
    —John 1:5 (NRSV)…vs 49-51

    “Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.””
    ‭‭John‬ ‭1:49-51‬ ‭ESV‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/59/jhn.1.49-51.esv

    Angels, I believe! Angels!

  2. “Do you even believe there are angels?” Yes, I do! Luke 1 gives ONE account: “ 11 Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. 12 When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. 13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. “

  3. Yes, like Sara and Tammy, I believe in angels and that they are near. And reading the words in the picture, I am really trying to pay attention every time I see a cardinal now.

    There are so many accounts of angels from beginning history to events still to come.

    “After he sent the man out, God placed angels and a flaming sword that turned in all directions east of the Garden of Eden. He placed them there to guard the way to the tree of life.” Genesis 3:24

    “Then the angel said to me, “Everything you have heard and seen is trustworthy and true. The Lord God, who inspires his prophets, has sent his angel to tell his servants what will happen soon.” Revelation 22:6

    And even if we think we have never seen them, we may have. “Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!” Hebrews 13:2

  4. There I will meet you….🙏🏻
    Exodus 25:22 in this scripture the description of the tabernacle and specifically the key piece of furniture in the tabernacle, the ark of the covenant. On top of the ark is the mercy seat, flanked on either end by two cherubim (Ex. 25:19). At this very place, at the mercy seat, God meets His people. Exodus 25:22 declares, “There I will meet with you.”

    Pause to meditate, two angels but no body there…
    John 20:12. Mary Magdalene had come to the tomb of Christ only to find it empty. As she stooped down to look in, “She saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.” Back in Exodus 25, two carved angels took their places at either end of the mercy seat.

    The Earthly Tabernacle
    Hebrews 9: 4 containing the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. Inside the ark were the gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant. 5 Above the ark were the cherubim of glory, overshadowing the mercy seat.”

    Truth, Mercy, and Justice are protected by Angels! Do you see that in these scriptures? If not, or other what do you see?

    1. “Truth, Mercy, and Justice are protected by Angels! Do you see that in these scriptures? If not, or other what do you see?”
      If I understand correctly, I think I am seeing it Sara. I had never thought about the 2 cherubim on the ark and then the 2 angels at the tomb as you described and compared.

      I see you weave the stories and scriptures. You said, “The verses describe Moses’ own experience entering the Tabernacle and being enveloped by the Divine cloud. “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.“
      That says to me the angels are protecting the Tabernacle.

      And you describe the Tabernacle; and that made me think of “And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.”

      And you describe everything in the Tabernacle which describes Jesus.

      Jar of manna… “Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35
      Aaron’s staff that budded – Jesus “There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots.” Isaiah 11:1
      Stone tablets of the covenant – “Therefore Christ is the mediator of a new covenant,…” Hebrews 9:5

      And Jesus is Truth (John 14:6); Mercy (“our merciful and faithful High Priest before God.” Hebrews 2:17); and Justice (“I judge as God tells me. Therefore, my judgment is just, ”John 5:30).

      So if I am seeing/understanding, angels were/are there to protect Jesus and all He represents and embodies. They were there…from visiting Mary, to Joseph in a dream; to His birth, etc.; to minister to Him in His wilderness temptation, etc.

  5. Yes I believe in angels. I believe in the Bible as the true Word of God. There are various places in the Bible that mention angels. They are servants and, messengers of most high God, they are obedient and swift to carry out what God commands. Angels are spokespersons of God. They are great in strength and power. They worship God and will announce the coming back of Jesus and be with Jesus when He returns.
    Have I seen an angel. No not that I know of. My Mom would spend hours crocheting them and myself painting them.. The type of angels I see are the ones in this next song. If there were not for loving, caring, and encouraging angels among us, I probably would not be among those God has placed around me to love, care, do for, pray for, and be kind to. Thanks for the many angels around me and for allowing me to be an angel to others.

    Angels Among Us

    . I was walkin’ home from school on a cold winter day
    Took a shortcut through the woods, and I lost my way
    It was gettin’ late, and I was scared and alone
    But then a kind old man took my hand and led me home
    Mama couldn’t see him, but he was standin’ there
    And I knew in my heart, he was the answer to my prayers
    Oh I believe there are angels among us
    Sent down to us from somewhere up above
    They come to you and me in our darkest hours
    To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
    To guide us with the light of love
    When life held troubled times, and had me down on my knees
    There’s always been someone there to come along and comfort me
    A kind word from a stranger, to lend a helpin’ hand
    A phone call from a friend, just to say I understand
    And ain’t it kind of funny that at the dark end of the road
    Someone lights the way with just a single ray of hope
    Oh I believe there are angels among us
    Sent down to us from somewhere up above
    They come to you and me in our darkest hours
    To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
    To guide us with the light of love
    They wear so many faces; show up in the strangest places
    To grace us with their mercy, in our time of need
    Oh I believe there are angels among us
    Sent down to us from somewhere up above
    They come to you and me in our darkest hours
    To show us how to live, to teach us how to give
    To guide us with the light of love
    To guide us with the light of love

    1. Great song with heart by Alabama! Makes me think of scripture Debi shared, “Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!” Hebrews 13:2

      Wonder what that means? Seems you see them but just not recognize them? Would this mean I didn’t have my heart into their purpose? Why would I think this? They must of had a reason to stop by don’t you think?

  6. God reminded the Israelites of his presence with them in Exodus 23:20 when he said, “I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.” Psalm 34:7 reminds us, “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.”

  7. In thinking on, “don’t forget to entertain (to admit into the mind; consider:He never entertained such ideas) strangers may be angels.” Do you think this grandmothers’ pausing to entertain the words of Ms Walkers’ little video would illustrate this scripture?

    “I haven’t been in church, nor professed to be a Christian( although I was raised in church) but this post… I clung to this. My six week old grandbaby girl has been in the hospital with picornavirus, E. coli, Uti, went septic and developed spinal meningitis. And we had such little hope. I watched this over and over and the comfort and peace that swept over me, I was holding my precious adri while playing it, n she looked up at me and smiled as if she knew, the Lord was right there with us. Thank you, thank you so much for this!!! It meant more than you will ever know.”

  8. “Do you think this grandmothers’ pausing to entertain the words of Ms Walkers’ little video would illustrate this scripture?”
    Yes, I think it really does, Sara. And how you show us this way of understanding “entertain” is so important in seeing things from God’s perspective and how He does things in lives.

  9. “When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I am sure that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.” Acts‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬
    https://www.bible.com/59/act.12.11.esv

    Think has this ever been you; Peter saw with his own eyes, and still didn’t understand what was happening. After the ANGE left he realized his chains were gone. He was free all the prayers of his friends had been answered.

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