Angelic Bodyguards: Protecting and Helping Us
Mark Brazee

Since 1975 Mark Brazee has taught the Word of God around the world. He and his wife, Janet, have traveled to more than 50 nations with the gospel. They also reach out nationally and internationally with the Word and the Spirit of God through television and radio. The Brazees pastor World Outreach Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where they base their ongoing outreach to the world.

Angelic Bodyguards Mark BrazeeAn excerpt from ANGELS – Heaven Helping Us

God has made a lot of promises to mankind. He’s made a lot of promises to you and me, and one of the primary ways God keeps His promises and delivers the help mankind needs is through the avenue of angelic activity.

Angels are here to help heaven help us.

It’s been true all through the Old Testament, it’s been true all through the New Testament, and it’s true even now as we bump up against everything God is beginning to do in this hour.

God worked through angels in the Old Testament delivering protection and victory on the battlefield, showing up with hosts of angelic armies and chariots of fire. Angels brought supernatural provision and food as three million children of Israel traveled to the Promised Land. An angel closed the mouths of lions ready to attack Daniel in the lions’ den and rescued Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fire.

In the New Testament, angels announced the birth of Jesus, His ministry and His resurrection from the dead. Angels broke Peter out of jail and stood by Paul during a violent storm and ship wreck. And when the trumpet sounds, angels will announce the return of Jesus in great glory.

Yet, what angels have done for mankind from Genesis to Revelation is only the beginning. Angels are all around us today continuing to work in our lives. The Bible tells us in Matthew 18:10 that God assigns a guardian angel to each human being, so whether you have seen an angel or whether you ever do see an angel makes no difference. Either way, I guarantee you that angels are working in your life.

In fact, even now God’s Word gives us every reason to believe we’re about to see a flurry of angelic activity on the earth. I believe this increase of angelic assistance is about to unfold before us and surpass every Bible account we’ve read and every testimony we’ve heard. Why? We’re entering an era when the Church is preparing to do its greatest work, experience its greatest miracles and need its greatest assistance.

Let’s purpose to know more about God’s angels so we can expect their help and not be afraid when God has them manifest in unusual ways. Let’s partner with angels assigned by God to work hand in hand with us bringing about God’s will in the earth and in our lives. How? We need to develop an accurate picture of angels and what they’re all about. We need to recognize who they are, what they are, and when and how they function. We need to understand how we can cooperate with them and activate them in our lives.

Hebrews 1:14 says, “Are they [angels] not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation.” Their job is to minister to and for whom? They minister to and for the heirs of salvation, which includes all of us in the body of Christ. In other words, God assigns angels to guard and protect us, deliver healing and miracles to us, bring in money to meet our needs, arrange divine connections and appointments for us, provide us with directions and guidance and much more.

Keep in mind that these mighty supernatural angelic creatures are not the chubby little babies wearing diapers and shooting bows and arrows we see on Valentine’s Day cards. They’re also not the females in long white flowing gowns we see in museum paintings around the world. The angels I’m talking about are the same big, powerful beings the Bible talks about.

It’s important that we don’t get excessive or extreme on the topic of angels and worship them or elevate them ahead of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. In more than 30 years of ministry, I’ve seen so many times when angels would begin to manifest, but before long they became all people could think about and talk about. Angels don’t take the place of Jesus or the Holy Spirit. They don’t take the place of God’s Word or faith or prayer. But they are one facet of how God ministers and a facet the Church needs to know more about and understand.

If the Church will allow angels to manifest and work in our behalf without worshipping them, then we will experience their help like never before. That’s why we need these truths planted in our hearts and stirred up in our lives. At times we’ll know when angels are working with us; most of the time we won’t. But mark my words, we will see results, and we’ll thank God for it. Angels will be actively involved in harvest and in so many different areas of our lives.

Let’s expect their help.
Let’s expect them to be involved in our lives and in our churches.
Let’s expect angels to help heaven help us.

God’s Enforcers of Protection

In this day and hour, we need to be particularly aware of the role of angels in keeping us safe. God never promised we wouldn’t face problems in life or walk through hard times. He did not promise that life would always be rosy, but God did give us His Word to teach us how to live victoriously. God proves it with thousands and thousands of Bible promises and then enforces His Word with angelic back up.

Psalm 91 is one of those promises of protection. Actually, some Bible scholars believe God gave Psalm 91 to Moses as the Israelites crossed the Red Sea and headed into dangerous territory on their way to the Promised Land.

Interestingly enough, this particular supernatural insurance policy didn’t wait to pay up when the Israelites had problems, and it doesn’t wait to pay up when we have problems. It’s God’s plan to keep His children out of danger altogether.

But let me ask, did God want His children to experience 40 years of wilderness? No!  God wanted His children to live in the Promised Land of plenty, but God couldn’t change what His children had chosen for themselves because He gave them the right to choose. God knew His promises in the 91st Psalm—along with God’s angelic enforcers—could keep His children safe from anything, anytime, anywhere.

Again, Psalm 91 does not tell us, “Thou shalt cruise through life on a bed of roses and everything will be wonderful with never a challenge, never a problem.” That might have been nice in a perfect world before Adam’s fall, but as a result of Adam’s disobedience we can pretty much expect the devil to raise his ugly head and try to cause trouble for us while we live on this earth. Actually, we can count on it.

But Almighty God sent Jesus to restore to us what Adam’s treason cost mankind, and God promised throughout His Word to guarantee our protection, safety, defense, healing and health and long life. He’s also promised that if we holdfast to the promises of God, we can triumph over the devil in every circumstance.

God’s Word isn’t just a storybook, and Psalm 91 isn’t just a nice poem. God’s word is alive and full of power because all scripture is given by inspiration of God. Even more to the point here, God wraps up this supernatural insurance policy by pointing out that He’s assigned angels to enforce its provisions.

Angelic Enforcers

Let’s focus on two verses of Psalm 91, where God points out that He’s assigned angels—or we could call them supernatural adjusters—down here on earth to enforce Psalm 91. He’s telling us, “I’ve got special agents and enforcers assigned to your case. They’re supernatural insurance adjusters who will adjust whatever needs to be adjusted for you. They will enforce your protection policy.”

Notice the kind of heavy duty back up God has promised us in these two verses.

Psalm 91:11-12 (NKJV)
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Verse 11 says that God has given these angels charge over you. Or, in other words, He’s assigned angels to guard and protect you. Then verse 12 says, “In their hands they shall bear you up.” Those are some mighty huge angels if they’re big enough to hold an adult in their hands. In fact, these angelic enforcers do a lot more than hold you up; they’re assigned to watch over you and take care of you.

These verses remind me of how parents sometimes ask older siblings to keep an eye on younger kids when the parents are gone from the house. A parent might say to an older child, “I’m leaving you in charge.” What does the parent expect? The parent expects that even if the older child remains in the background, he or she better know what’s going on and be alert. If trouble shows up, the parent expects the older child to protect the family and take charge.

Aren’t you glad to know that your heavenly Father has given your angel the same kind of assignment? He expects your angel to guard and protect you, defend you, watch out for you and take care of you.

‘You’re in Charge!’

Let me give you another example. When I was about 15 years old, I worked for a guy during the summertime laying sod at new apartment complexes.   Three of us worked all morning, and then we’d jump in a truck and all head to lunch together. We would always find a restaurant with a buffet, and I can tell you the restaurant didn’t make any money on the three of us the way we ate.

Our boss drove the truck to lunch each day, and I still remember how he had a big book filled with all of his contacts and paperwork. Sometimes he even had wads of cash hanging out of the thing. Other times he would put an old rubber band around a big wad of cash and throw the whole stack on the front dashboard of his truck as we headed into the restaurant. It was so hot in the summer that the truck windows were usually rolled down even though that big wad of cash sat in plain sight on the dashboard.

The guy never worried even once that all that money would be stolen. Do you know why?

His dog waited in the truck.

The dog was really friendly and always rode around in the truck with us. But when we would go into the restaurant, the boss would say to the dog, “You’re in charge!”

Early on I remember thinking, I hope the guy knows what he’s doing. Anybody could reach in and grab that roll of money.

But one time I watched as somebody innocently walked past the truck, and the dog came really close to taking a bite out of the person. That dog knew he was in charge, and after that we did, too. On an average day, that dog was friendly—even lazy—until somebody looked at the roll of cash. Then that old dog took charge really quick.

Thank God, we don’t have to be concerned about lazy angels. It may not seem like they’re doing much sometimes, but when something tries to cause trouble for the person they’re assigned to watch, then all of a sudden they take charge.

“How come angels aren’t doing something all the time?” somebody might ask. They don’t need to do something all the time. God’s plan is that you do everything you know to do. When you run out of what you can do, then you will have mighty angels helping you.

Your angel will work when he needs to work. He’s not going to tie your shoes, pick out your clothes or serve you lunch. God didn’t assign him to do those things. But you’ve got an angel backing you up, and when you need him, he’s there. If you need more than one angel, you get more. You have one assigned for sure, but there are a whole lot more angels on standby when you need help.

Angel Blocks Stabbing

A pastor friend tells the story of how an angel saved the life of his great grandfather, who was one of the pioneers of the Pentecostal movement back around the turn of the century. Keep in mind that his grandfather pioneered Pentecostal churches when Pentecost was not popular.

Actually, the Pentecostal message was received so badly back then, there were folks who would burn down evangelistic tents where the meetings were conducted. But that didn’t stop my pastor friend’s grandfather. He traveled and set up his tent to preach the Pentecostal message, and God was with him.

My friend shared about one tent meeting in particular when an angry man walked into his grandfather’s service. Toward the end of a meeting, the man walked into the back of the tent and called out to the grandfather preaching on the platform. Loudly and harshly the man said, “I want to talk to you outside!”

“Sure,” the grandfather answered the man. Then the Lord spoke in the grandfather’s heart and said to him, “But don’t yield to fear or the man will kill you.”

The grandfather walked back through the tent with the man and went outside with him.

“All of the sudden,” the grandfather said, “I looked down and the guy had a huge dagger up the sleeve of his coat. He pulled it out and lifted it up. I couldn’t even flinch. I just stood there.”

The man thrust the dagger down to stab the grandfather, but as the knife got about six inches from stabbing him, the knife was blocked. It stopped like it had hit a wall or something. The man tried five times to stab the grandfather, but the fifth time the man turned, jumped over the bushes and took off running.

The Lord spoke to the grandfather and said, “Don’t tell anybody what happened.” So he returned to the tent meeting and continued preaching the service like nothing had happened.

Several nights later, a guy showed up at the altar and prayed almost all night long. By morning the man got born again and filled with the Holy Spirit.
Then the grandfather shared, “I got to baptize him in water the next night. As I was baptizing him, he shared his testimony and said, ‘I’m the one who tried to stab you. But I could not get the knife in you because I kept running into something that stopped it.’”

“I had never believed in God or religion,” the man continued, “but I couldn’t stab you because I ran into something big and real protecting you. Suddenly I believed in God and religion. I decided right then and there that I had to get God in my life, so I got born again and baptized in the Holy Spirit.”

What do you think blocked the guy’s knife? I believe He bumped into one of God’s enforcers of the 91st Psalm.

Angels Join the Football Team

I heard a story years ago of an angel rescuing two girls walking home from a meeting on the outskirts of a college campus late one night. As they walked along, they heard something behind them. It was very dark, but they were able to see some shady looking characters following them so they picked up their pace.

When they came to the next street light, they looked back again and saw that the guys were a little closer. So they hurried even faster. By the time they got to the next street light, they looked back again and realized the guys were really gaining on them. The two young co-eds were really scared and knew they were in trouble. The girls prayed earnestly.

Pretty soon they came to the next street light, and this time they looked back and saw three or four members of their college football team with their jerseys on. They were massive guys that blocked the view between the girls and the bad guys, and the girls were so unbelievably relieved.

“Thank you, Jesus! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You that You’ve called out the football team to protect us!” the girls called out. Best yet, while the girls shouted praises, they realized that when the bad guys saw the football team, they took off running in the other direction.

Yet as the girls walked a little further excitedly talking about what God had done for them, they stopped and stared at each other in shock. “Wait a minute,” they said out loud at the same time. “Our school doesn’t have a football team!”

Do you think their school got a new football team just in time? No. Were they imagining things? No. I believe God sent an angelic team to their rescue.

We could go on and on with stories like this because God is not a respecter of persons. What He’s done for many, He’ll do for you. God will watch over you. He’ll take care of you. He’ll bless you. He’ll prosper you and with long life He’ll satisfy you. His angels will pick you up and carry you in their hands. That’s right! They’ll pick you up in the palm of their hands because they’re big angels with lots of experience, they’ve been around for ages and generations, and they have lots of practice taking care of folks.

Quote Psalm 91 over yourself and your loved ones often, saying: “I’m dwelling in the secret place of the most high. I say of the Lord, He’s my refuge. He’s my fortress. He’s my God in Him I’ll put my trust. No evil shall overtake me. No plague shall come near my dwelling. And God has given His angels charge over me to watch over me, protect me and help me.”

Angels Halt Mexican Mafia

We received an email awhile back from missionaries out of our church in Mexico who shared how angels supernaturally protected them on the field. You’ve probably heard news reports about the turbulent drug wars in Mexico between drug lords and the Mexican mafia. Headlines have reported violent shootings and murders, and our missionaries emailed to say activity had escalated to an all-time high in their region of Mexico.

As a matter of fact, three of our DOMATA School of Ministry graduates, two pastors and one of the youth, were eating in a restaurant in Mexico when for no apparent reason the mafia walked in armed with semi-automatics and killed 10 people. Praise God, our grads were unharmed as they lay on the floor claiming the 91st Psalm. God’s Word works!  It doesn’t matter how bad the world is or how bad the world becomes, God is always faithful to honor His Word. As our grads put their trust in God’s Word, God sent angels to shield and deflect bullets for them.

Angelic Safety Squad

A few years ago Janet and I met a couple for the first time who shared an interesting report with us about God’s protection for us. The husband was a pastor, and his wife was a woman given to prayer. We had heard of them, and we had heard about the amazing prayer life of the wife in particular. As we rode along in a car with them on the way to a church service, the wife turned around to us and said, “I’ve been praying for you and Janet for many years.”

I thought to myself, We’ve never met this woman before, but thank God for the Holy Ghost leading in prayer. I was really glad to hear that God had her praying for us, but I was surprised because after all we had never even met before.

She began to talk about the things God had instructed her to pray for us, and actually, she knew more about what we were doing than we knew ourselves. She talked about nations where we had traveled, our missions outreaches and God’s leading in our lives.

Keep in mind that we had this conversation back when planes were being hijacked in Europe in the 1980s. Terrorists shot up the Athens, Greece, airport at one point, and we had left the country only weeks before. Planes were being hijacked over Paris, and for awhile people were being shot on the tarmac in Paris.

Wouldn’t you know just about the time all this shooting was taking place near the Paris airport is about the time God dealt with us to begin traveling to Paris. A lot of our friends and family were saying, “Please don’t go over there!  You need to pray about it!”  Well, we already had prayed about it, and that’s why we were going.

“Yeah, but, it’s dangerous over there,” people would say. The truth is that we’re safer over there in the will of God than we are over here in America out of the will of God.

The pastor’s wife continued talking and said, “I just want you to know that every time you get on a plane, a team of angels has already boarded and checked out the whole plane. Angels check it out for bombs. Angels check it out for mechanical problems. Angels are on standby to get you where you need to go and get you there safely.”

Angel in Uniform

Angels don’t just show up to protect missionaries on the field or ministers traveling to preach the gospel. Angels are on assignment by God to protect us whatever we’re called to do and wherever we’re doing it.

In fact, this is a female police officer’s testimony of how an angel in uniform protected her from danger one night while on duty:

“While on routine patrol one night on the midnight shift, I pulled up to a traffic light on a busy street with a drinking establishment on one corner. At the unction of the Holy Ghost, because God is a God who loves justice, I saw a car light come on in the parking lot. As soon as I saw those headlights come on, the Holy Ghost said, ‘Stop that car.’

“Of course, in law enforcement you have to have probable cause to stop a car, so I was sort of watching the car and following it a ways. I took a right to get in behind this fellow driving a big, old Buick LeSabre. It was almost two decades ago now, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

“After his car weaved left of center, I thought, Ah-ha, a drunk. He saw me in his rear view mirror and made a sharp left, but he didn’t use his turn signal. Ah-ha, failure to signal, I thought, There’s my probable cause.

“Long story short, I pulled the car over and told communications over the radio that I was out on a vehicle stop. All of a sudden a big foot—and I mean enormous foot so much bigger than almost anyone’s—kicked open his car door and out came a massively huge guy. I’m only a little over five feet tall and almost everybody seems tall to me anyway.

“I thought, Dear God in heaven, I’ve just stopped the Brawny man with a twist of Grizzly Adams. He must have been 6’4” and had a lot of meat on him. The guy was massive.

“So as he’s climbing out of his car, I got on the radio and told communications, ‘Start me a backer.’  But eventually I had to get out of my car because I didn’t want Brawny-man coming back to me. I screamed at him to stick his hands out and turn around. When he did I saw a pistol in his waistband.

Yikes!  I thought.

“’Lord,’ I said out loud, ‘What have You gotten me into?’  I was serious because it was the Holy Ghost that told me to pull the guy over in the first place.

“So I tell Brawny-man, ‘OK, now you’ve really got to keep your hands out to the side.’

“As I walked up to him again, I said, ‘Headquarters, you’ve got to get me a backer started.’  But all I heard from the dispatcher was, ‘I’m trying.

“Suffice it to say, I got the gun away from Brawny-man and put it in the back of my waistband, but I still had to manage to handcuff him and search him again. So I got him down on his knees and even on his knees he was almost my height.

“I stood there thinking, Holy cow, I’ve got to search this guy. Lord, how do I do this? So I got on the radio one more time and in my frustration said, ‘Headquarters, please, send me a backer!’

“To that Bozo the clown Brawny-man said, ‘What’s wrong with the one you’ve got?’  As he said this to me, his eyes were huge like 50-cent pieces.

“I don’t know where the words came from that fell out of my mouth next except that they came from my spirit. I didn’t plan them. I wasn’t thinking them because when I looked behind me, I was aware of nothing. But I heard myself say, ‘He’s a rookie, and he likes to fight.’

Just hearing myself say that made me think, What? !

“Brawny-man said, ‘Well, I wouldn’t mess with him.’

”About this time, I realized Brawny-man had to be seeing an angel that God sent to help me. It’s probably a good idea that I didn’t see him because I really believe it would have distracted me, and I did have Brawny-guy there to deal with. I had to search him, and I pulled two more guns off this guy while I was trying to fit handcuffs on him. His wrists were like as big as my calves, and I had to squeeze and squeeze; finally they locked.

“While I squeezed the handcuffs, Brawny-man started having a conversation with my backing officer—the angel. This is how the conversation went. Keep in mind that Brawny-man was in trouble, but he was not drunk. He did not get arrested for DUI. He got arrested for a felon in possession of firearms. As I ran his record, I found out the guy had a rap sheet as long as I was tall with arrests for firearms, homicides, sexual assaults, assaulting police officers and on and on.

“As I finished patting the guy down, he looked over my shoulder and said to the angel that I could not see, ‘Boy, I know you didn’t walk into the uniform shop and pick that uniform off the shelf. You’re way too big. I know they don’t make them that big. Where did you get that uniform? Is that special made?’

“Then Brawny-man looked at me and said, ‘He doesn’t say much, does he?’

“To which I replied, ‘He doesn’t need to.’

“Needless to say, I got him cuffed and up, and the guy was completely compliant. I walked him over to his car and leaned him over it because I had to search his vehicle all by myself—but not. I pulled three more guns out of his car, and then I got a sawed-off shotgun out of his trunk with about 220 rounds of ammunition. This guy was trouble.

“But I’ll tell you this right now, as surely as the Lord lives, the uniformed angel wasn’t for the benefit of Brawny-man, it was for me because I had been so frustrated at not getting a backer. I mean, Brawny-man was like 6’4,” and yet he looked up at my angel. The man’s eyes were huge as he looked at the angel, and whatever I wanted him to do, he did it. He did it because the presence of God was with me in the form of that angel, and I realized that I have the only backer I will ever need.”

Angels Ride the Wings

Recently I read about some guys aboard a plane that was badly shot up in battle during World War II. The plane was so heavily damaged that it didn’t look like it could even fly. But one of the guys looked out of the window and saw a huge angel on one wing. He quickly looked out the opposite window and saw another huge angel on the other wing.

With an angel escort, the airplane so badly shot up it didn’t look like it could even get airborne flew all the way to the airport and landed safely. When folks looked at that plane, they were shocked and amazed because they said there’s no way a plane shot up so badly could fly. But it flew. And it landed.

I tell you what, God is in the protection business. He’s in the healing business. He’s in the comforting business. He’s in the delivering business. God is in the business of sending angels whenever His children need help. If you will believe God’s promises of protection—or any of the promises of God’s Word—God’s angels will enforce the Word from beginning to end in your life.

Activating Angels in Your Life

Most people have barely tapped in to the angelic help available to us. Yet, this is a topic we need to know more about because we sure don’t want a company of angels sitting around a camp fire singing “Kumbaya.” We’ve got billions of souls to reach down here on earth, and we need every angel busy. I sure don’t want the angel assigned to me sitting on the sidelines when I need help and protection. There’s too much work to be done for angels to sit around with no directions.

“If it’s God’s will, it will happen,” somebody says. No. The body of Christ has already been there on a few topics. That’s like saying, “If it’s the will of God, I’ll get saved or healed.” No, you and I always have something we must do in order to receive from heaven.

Can you imagine God walking by a couple of million angels sitting on the sidelines in heaven? He would probably walk by a time or two and say, “Hey, why are you guys sitting around doing nothing anyway?”  Then can you imagine a couple of million angels answering Him, saying, “We tried to get busy, God, really we did. But the Church won’t give us anything to do.” Somehow I don’t think God would be too happy about that.

We’re close to the Second Coming of Jesus, and the Bible gives us every reason to expect a great step up or increase in angelic activity, so we need to get our angels busy. “Well, I can hardly wait for it to happen,” somebody says. You don’t need to wait for it to happen. You can activate angelic help right now. In fact, God’s Word outlines specific ways you can activate and deactivate angels.

A Prime Way to Activate Angels

We need to take these instructions seriously because a lot of times we’re not getting the results we’re supposed to get or want to get, and we’re not getting the manifestations God wants in our lives because we don’t give assignments to our angels the way God instructs.

Let me ask you a question. Suppose you hired 10 people to work on your house or on your lawn, but they showed up and sat down with their hands folded in your front yard. Suppose you walked by and only said, “Hi! How ya doin’?”  They would probably still be sitting there.

If you don’t tell workers what you want done, they have no instructions to act upon. Workers cannot do what you want if they don’t know what you want, and it’s the same with angelic activity in our lives. Too often we haven’t had angels working for us because we have not given them work to do.

Let’s take a look at Psalm 103:20 that shows us the primary way to activate angelic help in our lives.

Psalm 103:20
Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

Pay close attention to that last phrase. Did you notice the scripture does not say that angels hearken to God’s voice, though I’m sure they do. No, the scripture specifically says that angels hearken to the voice of God’s Word.

What’s the difference? Actually, there’s a huge difference. This scripture is telling us that angels go to work and get busy when voice is given to God’s Word. That means they go into action when somebody—like you and me—speaks the Word.

You cannot just wave your Bible at them. You cannot just hope they know what you need. But every time you make a bold declaration from God’s Word in faith, angels take off to hearken to the voice of that Word and bring that Word to pass in your life.

Let me come at this from another direction. Angels don’t fly into action because you own a Bible or even because you faithfully read your Bible. Angels don’t go to work for you simply because you have a Bible sitting on your coffee table. Just because you once read a scripture, doesn’t mean angels are bringing it to pass. It doesn’t happen that way. No, angels get busy when you give voice to God’s Word; they hearken to the voice of it.

The Bible says when you open your mouth and give voice to God’s Word, then—and only then—angels will get busy on your behalf. “What happens if I don’t say anything?” Nothing!  “What happens if I say something inspirational, but I don’t speak the Word?”  Nothing at all happens. The Bible says angels hearken to the voice of God’s Word—not just any word.

Every time you give voice to the Word of God, angels grab those words and run out to get busy. Your words load your angel with ammunition to help you. Every single time you speak God’s Word, you can bank on the fact that angels just went to work in your behalf.

Every time you speak out, “I am the head and not the tail. I am above and not beneath. No weapon formed against me can prosper. Since God be for me, who can be against me? God gives angels charge over me to keep my family safe. God sent His Word and healed me and delivered me from my destructions. The steps of a good man are ordered of the Lord,” you are giving directions to a host of angels.

“Yeah, but doesn’t God give them directions?”  Certainly! God gives angels instructions, but you also gave angels directions when you spoke the Word.  Who did? You did!  You declared the Word of God, and it sent angels hurrying into action. After all, God created angels to minister to you and for you—so they’re waiting on your instructions.

Let’s say you confess out loud Philippians 4:19, saying, “My God supplies all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!” Angels hearken to the voice of the Word, and they take off collecting finances in your behalf. Your angels are probably rubbing their hands together saying, “Ok! Now I’ve got something to do!”

But what if the next day you say, “Well, I don’t see any money yet. I guess this confession business doesn’t work. God never works any miracles for me. I’ve never had an extra dime in my life, and I guess it won’t be any different now.”  What happens? You just took your angels off their assignment. You assigned angels when you spoke the Word, but you unassigned them when you spoke the opposite of the Word. You activated them, and then you deactivated them.

A friend of mine shared this testimony with me about how an angel helped bring in the money he needed. Some time ago, my friend was encountering very difficult financial problems, and he was in a hotel room praying about the amount of money he needed. All of the sudden, he sensed a presence walk in the room. He looked up, and there was a huge angel standing right in front of him. My friend said the angel didn’t say a word, just stood there staring at him.

“Actually, I didn’t know what to do,” my friend said. “I just looked at him.” My friend didn’t ask, “What are you here for? What do you want? Do you have a message for me from God?”  He didn’t say a word at first. Then, without thinking, my friend said right out loud, “My God supplies all of my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

Instantly, the angel turned and shot into the air like a rocket. Almost immediately, finances started coming in to meet the need. You see, the angel didn’t go to work until my friend gave the angel something to do by speaking the Word. When the Word was spoken, that angel got really busy, really fast. My friend said finances almost immediately started coming in to meet the need.

I figure if that angel went to work for my friend—and God is no respecter of persons—then there’s an angel ready to bring money in for me when I speak, “My God supplies all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” There are angels ready to supply your need, and the angels know where to go find the money.

That angel was obviously assigned by God to help my friend, and yet, the angel wasn’t in action, wasn’t activated, wasn’t working until my friend gave the angel something to do by speaking the Word. The angel showed up in my friend’s hotel room, but just stood blinking at him. The angel wasn’t out working to get finances in my friend’s behalf; the angel was waiting. What was the angel waiting on? He was waiting for my friend to speak God’s Word—waiting until voice was given to God’s Word. Why? Because angels hearken to the voice of God’s Word.

God’s Word spoken in faith activated angelic help. That means there are angels ready to supply your need as well because God is no respecter of persons. There are angels on standby ready to bring in the money you need. Psalm 103:20 says they are mighty. They excel in strength. And they know where to go find the money and anything else you need.

Prayer Activates Angels

Another important avenue to activate angels and get them working in your life is prayer. Your prayers open the door for angels to get busy helping you. Being a person of prayer and walking in the supernatural always go hand in hand.

Remember in Acts 12 when Peter was thrown into prison? Herod had already killed James with the sword, and next he wanted to take off Peter’s head. But the Bible said the church went to instant and earnest prayer, and it paid off.

The early church didn’t just pray a quick little prayer like, “Lord, bless Peter. Take care of him in Jesus’ name. Amen.” No. They prayed and stayed with it. There are some kinds of prayers we can pray one time, believing we receive the answer when we pray. But there are other kinds of prayer where we must stay with it, which is something we’ve lost in the Charismatic world. We’ve lost the art of praying down heaven. We’ve lost the art of what old time Pentecostals called “praying through.”

“Are you supposed to ‘pray through’ to God?” somebody asks. No, you’re already “through” to God. You have to pray through what hell has tried to array against you, but that’s another subject in itself.

It’s obvious in the case of Peter that the early church prayed and stayed with their prayers. How do we know? We know because an angel broke Peter out of jail, and Peter walked right up to the prayer room and knocked on the door. The church members were so busy praying for Peter they didn’t even answer the door, which is what I call fervent prayer. That’s not praying for 10 minutes with one eye open. Man, they stayed with their praying until they had victory—until they had Peter.

What we need to see here is that being a person of prayer activates angelic activity. It’s amazing what God can accomplish in your life and mine if we’ll maintain a strong prayer life. Listen to me, though. The goal isn’t to pray for angels or to pray for God to send angels—the goal is to pray that the job gets done. How it gets done is up to God.

I don’t see where the early church prayed for an angel to help Peter. I don’t see where they prayed earnestly for God to break Peter out of jail. What I see is that the Church prayed for God’s help, and God decided how to help. If the Church will pray, God will figure out what kind of heavenly back up is needed.

Daniel’s Prayers

Daniel is another example of a man who was greatly helped by prayer. In Daniel 10 it says that he had some serious situations going on in his life and needed information about the future, so he began praying, praying, praying. All of a sudden, he looked up and an angel was looking right straight at him.

But did you notice that Daniel was not praying for an angel? He was praying for results, but one of the ways God brought results was through an angelic visitation. I’m telling you what, there’s something important about our prayer lives. If we’ll maintain a strong prayer life and be faithful to give voice to God’s Word, there’s no limit to what God can do to help us in times of need.

I don’t see from God’s Word where it’s our job to speak directly to angels and assign them tasks. But what do I see from the Word is that God expects us to speak the Word and pray, and God will disburse the assignments. What I see is that God has more than enough angels to help you however you need help.

Angels on Go

Recently, I heard about some folks who had a ministry project rolling in their hearts that they wanted to accomplish for God. They sensed God was dealing with them, but they were looking for how to step out and obey.

Before long the couple had a vision, and in the vision they saw themselves exploring how to launch out and serve God in this certain area of ministry. They saw themselves walking around and around in the vision absolutely surrounded by angels.

Then, still in the vision, they saw themselves take steps and move forward with this ministry assignment. When they did, the many, many angels all stood up with great energy. There was great expectation and intensity on the faces of the angels, and it was obvious they were alert, determined and ready to go into action.

Yet, still in the vision, this couple would think, Oh, man, this project would be good, but it would require a lot of work and a lot of resources. Should we really do this after all? As the couple thought this way, they would find themselves turned around walking in the other direction. When they did, all the angels would sit back down.

This went on a few times back and forth and back and forth. When the couple thought of launching out, the angels all stood up with great determination and intensity ready to get busy, but every time the couple turned around all the angels would sit down again.

This vision makes an interesting point to us all. As long as we’re going forward with the plan of God for our lives—whatever God tells us to do—then we’re surrounded with help from heaven. As long as we’re declaring God’s Word and praying, we’re surrounded with angels ready to help us, ready to minister to us and for us. They’re ready to make things happen. They’re ready to bring guidance. They’re ready to protect us. They’re ready to arrange divine appointments and connections. They’re ready to bring in provision and money, and they’re ready to deliver us however we need delivering.

Our angels don’t plan to sit around in heaven and cheer from the balcony. They don’t plan to sit in the grandstands eating popcorn and hollering down, “Go saints! GO!”

What do our angels plan to do?

They hearken to the voice of God’s Word and the voice of prayer.

So let’s speak God’s Word!

Let’s pray!

Let’s get our angels busy bringing help from Heaven.