‘The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.’ Psalm 34:7 NKJV
Just as a president or a prime minister are constantly surrounded by security guards, as a redeemed child of God you are surrounded by angels. You may not be able to see the president’s or prime minister’s security detail, but just let someone make a threatening move and trained guards instantly form a protective shield around them.
Dr James McConnell, founder of Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was preaching one night during the ‘Troubles’, when a paramilitary leader with a gun came into the church to kill him. The man’s wife had become a Christian and her life was so radically changed that he hardly recognised her. The man only took a few steps up the aisle when he stopped dead in his tracks, turned, and ran out of the church. On later becoming a Christian, the man testified that he’d seen two big angels standing on either side of Pastor McConnell!
When Paul’s ship encountered a storm and everyone thought they were going to perish, Paul announced: ‘There stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, saying, “Do not be afraid”… take heart… for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me.’ (Acts 27:23–25 NKJV) Today, you have a divine security detail watching over you.
SoulFood: Josh 22–24, John 16:19–33, Ps 147:1–11, Pro 29:1–5
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023