Dear Precious Friends,
On this TGIFF Thank God I'm Forgiven Friday, We are grateful to be alive and given a new day... and why are we still here? Because God has work for us to do!!! He doesn't take us home until our work is done!!! We each have an amazing purpose and our goal every day is to start our day with the Lord, asking the Holy Spirit to lead us, spend time in His word, pray, intercede for those we are praying for. To Love God. Love Others. Serve Him. Glorify Him. Make Disciples. That is our job description!!!
I love this image and reminder... and when someone asks you about angels, remember in battle you are not alone!!! What do you mean in battle you may ask? We are in spiritual warfare every single day! That is why we are to armor up before leaving home!!!
Ephesians 6 reminds us:
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
So what are angels you ask:
Angels are spiritual beings — that is, they don’t have physical bodies that we can see or touch. The Bible calls them “ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation” (Hebrews 1:14).
At times, however, they can assume physical form — and when that happens, they can be seen by us. The Bible indicates this happens only rarely — but it does happen. At times, their appearance is glorious and radiant, and they are immediately recognized as angelic beings. At the end of the present age, for example, the Bible says that the angelic hosts of heaven will accompany Christ as He comes again in glory (see Matthew 25:31). At other times, however, they are unrecognized because they appear as ordinary humans. The Bible says that “some people have entertained (or welcomed) angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2).
We should take great comfort in the fact that we are never alone if we know Christ. We are never alone because He lives within us by His Holy Spirit — but we also are never alone because His angels are constantly with us. The Bible says, “He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11).
At the same time, we are not to worship the angels or make them the center of our attention. Christ alone is our Savior, and He alone is worthy of our faith. Is He the center of your life?
ABSOLUTELY AND AMEN... HE IS THE CENTER OF OUR LIFE AND THE REASON WE ARE HERE. WE OWE HIM EVERYTHING.
Remember this image when you go into battle!!
LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH!!
Source: God's word, Billy Graham.org