Dear Glory Gazers,
Two questions came to my mind as I read through today's devotional; Why angels? Why decrees?
Why angels, so we can have heavenly encounters and feel good? NO, although both of those things will happen! Angels have assignments from the Throne of God especially given from Jesus to bring the Father's purposes to manifest on earth...On Earth, as it is in Heaven is the Mandate! Due to the way the Lord God set up the earth realm angels work with men to bring this mandate to pass.
Angels have many assignments from heaven, today we will look at several of them.
Why release decrees? When we speak God's Word angels are activated to bring His word to pass.
Gazing upon His Beauty, Governing His House,
Day 3 – Angels Assignments
A third Great Awakening!
16 For by Him (Jesus) all things were created in heaven and on earth, [things] visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [that is, by His activity] and for Him. 17 And He Himself existed and is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. [His is the controlling, cohesive force of the universe.] - Colossians 1:16-17 (AMP)
Word of the Lord
The Third Great Awakening
“We consistently receive the prophetic word that we are entering into a season of fresh Holy Spirit fire….Because Holy Spirit has restated and reemphasized this, we recognize it is His desire for the Body of Christ, for those who will choose to obey Him. He wasn’t to breath fresh anointing on this remnant – not just to be a blessing to those within the four walls of the church, but also to empower believers to be Kingdom ambassadors on the earth. Believers should be so saturated with the Holy Spirit that wherever they go, those they come in contact with are touched by the life-giving power of Holy Spirit.
I am reminded of a vision I saw of two submarines – one was a very old submarine, such as we would have seen in the first half of the twentieth century. That old submarine was submerging under the water and I heard the Holy Spirit say, “That s the Charismatic movement. It is now submerging into the culture it once ruled.” I then saw another submarine coming up out of the water, one of our new nuclear Triton submarines. It was breaking the surface when I heard the Holy Spirit say, “That is His remnant, New Testament church. It will now emerge from the culture to rule and reign.”
Now, for that to happen, the church must be endued with power from on high, filled and refilled with the Holy Spirit. There must be a fresh fire and a fresh wind bringing forth a fresh anointing for us to live under. The anointing of the old season is not going to carry us forward to permeate and saturate a culture with God’s life-changing love and power. To rule and reign in life through Christ as Romans 5:17 says, the church must emerge from the culture with something more real, more powerful, and more enticing to those who are lost. The time for this is not in the future. It is not around the corner. The TIME for this is NOW.”
Taken from the book Angel Armies by Tim Sheets pages 24-24
Open our eyes, Lord!
Open my eyes [to spiritual truth] so that I may behold Wonderful things from Your law - Psalms 119:18 AMP
Angel Assignments - What does the Bible say?
Give Instructions: The Angel of the LORD said to (her, him)….go here, do this or that, etc.
Execute God’s Justice: He cast on them the fierceness of His anger, Wrath, indignation, and trouble, by sending angels of destruction among them. Ps 78:49
Protect God’s People: For He shall give His angels charge over you… Ps 91:11
Hearken To God’s Word: Bless the LORD, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His word. Ps 103:20
Angels go before us to bring us into our promise land and drive out our enemies: "I will send an angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite. Ex 33:2, 24; Num. 20:16; Ex. 23:20
Remove Stumbling Blocks: the Son of Man shall send forth his angels and they shall gather up out of his kingdom all stumbling-blocks, and those who commit lawlessness Mat 13:41
Gather the Harvest: He answered and said to them: "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age. The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness… Mat 13:37-43
Deliver God’s People: Lot and his daughters were delivered from Sodom because of intercession. And while he lingered, the men took hold of his hand, his wife's hand, and the hands of his two daughters, the LORD being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside the city. Gen 19:16.
Release the sound of heavenly trumpets: And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound them. Rev 8:6
Minister to us: Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? Heb 1:14
Assigned to churches/ministers: To the angel of the church of…Rev. 1-3; For there stood by me (Paul) this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve.
Action: It’s the third day, Cry out for God’s fresh awakening fire and wind upon your life.
Meditate on the scriptures above. Ask Holy Spirit to impart revelation to you regarding the various assignments of angels. Acknowledge angelic activity and release God’s Word into your situations as you do the angels are dispatch to work on your behalf.
Decree: “Angels are ascending and descending. We are under an open heaven.” Pg. 191 Angel Armies