Let’s face it; many people are living in constant fear today. There are no guarantees when it comes to safety. Or are there?
We can find scriptural proof that we do have the right to divine protection all over the Bible. Did you know that one of the ways God is providing protection and deliverance for us is through angels?
Hebrews 1:14 says that angels are ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation.
6 Scriptural Promises (and Proof) You Can Stand On For Your Protection (All Quotes From the NIV).
- Hebrews 1:14 (Protection by angels) – Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
- Psalm 34:7 (Protection by angels) – The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
- 2 Kings 6:15-17 (Proof of protection by angels) – 15 When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. 16 “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
- Psalm 91 (Angels clearly involved in verses 11-12) – 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a] 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. 9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, 10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. 14 “Because he[b]loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. 15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. 16 With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
- Daniel 3:24-27 (Proof of protection by angels) – 24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?” They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.” 25 He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.” 26 Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!” So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, 27 and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them.
- Acts 12:5-11 (Proof of protection by an angel) – 5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. 6 The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists. 8 Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him. 9 Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision. 10 They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him. 11 Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know without a doubt that the Lord has sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people were hoping would happen.”
God’s Protection Is Still Available to Us Today.
Many people think we can just read about God’s protection and the involvement of angels in the Bible. Yet they think it doesn’t happen anymore in our lives today.
First of all, I personally believe when we refer to ‘biblical times’, we are merely referring to the time in which the Bible was written down on paper. Nothing has changed. God never changes. Times may change, and we live a modern lifestyle, but God is just as active as He ever was. His involvement in our personal lives depends on us. The times we live in are just as ‘Biblical’ as the times when the Bible was written.
There are many reports of God’s intervention in the lives of people around us.
- I have recently read a testimony of a man of God in a magazine from Kenneth Copeland Ministries. He survived a motorcycle accident. After he got hit by a car from behind, he first got airborne; he then got hit by the car a second time before he got dragged by the car for about seventy feet. He got taken to hospital and was discharged three hours later with no sign of any injuries.
- At the neighboring company to where my wife is working; a female staff member and her husband got reborn and converted to the Christian faith about a month ago. A week later, when this lady went to fetch their little daughter from school, their vehicle got hit by a truck. Their vehicle was totally wrecked, and they had to be cut out of the wreckage with ‘jaws of life’. They were pulled out without a scratch on either of them.
These are just two examples. I know of more – people I have personally met – with testimonies which just cannot be explained in the natural.
I can testify of more than one event where I have experienced it myself.
How Do You Activate Your Promises of Protection?
Psalm 103:20-21(NIV) says “20 Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. 21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will”.
Angels hearken to the voice of God’s Word. So when your heart (your spirit) is filled with the Word of God and you are filled with faith, it will come out of your mouth (Luke 6:45). When you speak the word of God saying “A thousand may fall at my side, ten thousand at my right hand but it will not come near me” (Psalm 91:7), the angels put that Word into action and protect you.
You can walk in safety and enjoy the same protection as Daniel and his friends in the Old Testament. What is important is that you feed your spirit with the Word of God and speak it into your life. You cannot expect to wait until you face disaster and then quickly try to remember some scripture to quote. You can stand on these promises if – yes I said if – you constantly abide in Him in faith….trusting, expecting and confessing his protection and delivering power.
In a case of emergency there often might not even be a chance to say anything, let alone time to think about what to say. But when you are constantly meditating on these promises, abiding in Him, confessing God’s protection and delivering power over your life, the angels are constantly active around you (Psalm 34:7). As an example, when leaving your home, make a habit of confessing God’s protection over your life by saying…”God’s angels will lift me up in their hands, so that I will not strike my foot against a stone” (Psalm 91:12).
When you don’t speak the Word of God, the angels assigned to you have no authority to do anything. They are there, but they can’t do anything.