Angels, our ministering Spirits

Posted: October 1, 2013 in Thoughts on God
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angel-20352501South African Jan Schlebusch resigned from a mining company job in his early 1960s to work full-time showing the “Jesus Film” in the unreached villages of South Africa, Zambia and Botswana. Once Jan was about to show “Jesus Film” to a small group of hardened criminals in a maximum security prison in South Africa.  He was alone in a room with the “toughest of the tough” – robbers, rapists and murderers.  Several of them were “lifers.”  Jan knew that any one of the prisoners could easily slit his throat with a knife when he dimmed the lights. However, despite the pressure he felt, Jan was obedient.  As the movie unfolded many of the prisoners mocked and swore at the screen. Gradually, they quieted down and became more interested in the story. Then an astounding thing happened. During the crucifixion, several began to weep. By the time the prayer of invitation was completed, hardened criminals – EVERY ONE OF THEM – were on their knees, sobbing, asking God to forgive them, praying to invite Christ into their lives. Shocked and amazed, Jan wasn’t sure what has just happened.  He turned his head to the corner of the room…startled by the sight.  Standing before him was an awesome being, 10-feet tall, robed in brilliant white…an angel!  Jan said the angel’s face was obscured.  He could see nothing above the angel’s shoulders.  This messenger of God lifted up his hand and pointed a finger directly toward Jan:  “You see, Jan, all you must do is be available and do the work.” Instantly, the angel vanished –but not the sense of awe that was engulfing Jan.  He had witnessed the greatest miracle of all.  He had seen the vilest of sinners being born from above, becoming righteous in Jesus.

Angels are ministering spirits sent to serve us and protect us. Today in prayer, praise the Lord that He has sent His angels to protect us.

“Could the veil be lifted, we would see that angels of God are around us to preserve us from unseen dangers. Thousands of times has their care been especially manifested for us in our warfare with the agencies of Satan.” – Ellen G. White

God’s Word: “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” – Psalm 91:11

“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” – Hebrews 1:14

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