I have been reading a wonderful book by Rev. Billy Graham entitled ANGELS: God’s Secret Agents. It was a very timely book for me and I’m learning a lot from reading it.
Having had my own interactions with angels, I questioned whether my experiences would live up to what Billy Graham describes in this book. The answer is, “Yes.” I know everyone has their own unique take on the subject of angels, but I found his teachings to resonate deep inside me, plus I have learned so much.
When I have had a personal interaction with an angel that I’m aware of, it was generally to give me a message. But sometimes we don’t see the angels. They seem to be invisible unless they wish to reveal themselves. And I can’t count the number of times I believe an angel has interceded on my behalf. Like the time when I heard a voice in my head instruct me to “pull the car over; otherwise you’ll be involved in a serious auto accident.” I pulled over, but don’t know what accident I may have avoided in obeying the voice. I just did. I think it’s wisest to listen to warning voices like that.
Here is a quote from the book that particularly spoke to me.
Yes, angels are real. They are not the product of our imagination, but were made by God Himself. Think of it! Whether we see them or not, God has created a vast host of angels to help accomplish His work in this world. When we know God personally through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, we can have confidence that the angels of God will watch over us and assist us because we belong to Him.
That’s an extremely strong statement. We belong to God and he sends angels to watch over us.
Another quote from the book talks about nations.
The Bible teaches that angels intervene in the affairs of nations. God often uses them to execute judgment on nations. They guide, comfort, and provide for the people of God in the midst of suffering and persecution.
With what is happening the US today regarding the validity of our elections, I felt a strong sense of peace come over me when I read those lines. If it is God’s will, the angels will intervene in the affairs of our nation. I don’t know about you, but I completely trust our Heavenly Father in determining what will happen going forward.
Another section of the book talks about fallen angels and that not all angels are holy angels. This is a needed warning. I’ve known people who’ve talked about visitations from angels that were not particularly holy in the angel’s intentions. We need to be on guard to make sure our perceptions are in tune with the reality and God’s words. Not all angels are good.
If you haven’t read this book or if it’s been awhile since you read it (the original version came out in 1975, but it’s been updated since then), I highly recommend it. Click here to learn more or to buy.
One last quote to bring you peace and calm:
Believers, look up—take courage. The angels are nearer than you think. For after all (as we have already noted), God has given “his angels charge of you, to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone” (Psalm 91:11-12 RSV).
An update on the Christians Read Book Club. Currently we have very few members who have signed up through this website. As a result, we are suspending Zoom meetings until after the first of the year–or until we have enough members signed up. I’m sorry to disappoint those who’ve signed up, but without enough people to participate for now, I have no choice. We do have a link on Amazon Book Clubs in which we name the book of each month, and that will continue, so please consider joining it as well 🙂 Click here for Amazon Christians Read Book Club.