But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels. Hebrews 12:22.
We are informed in Scripture as to the number, and the power and glory, of the heavenly beings, of their connection with the government of God, and also of their relation to the work of redemption…. In the presence-chamber of the King of kings they wait—“angels, that excel in strength,” “ministers of His, that do His pleasure,” “hearkening unto the voice of His word.” Ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands, were the heavenly messengers beheld by the prophet Daniel….
A guardian angel is appointed to every follower of Christ. These heavenly watchers shield the righteous from the power of the wicked one. This Satan himself recognized when he said, “Doth Job fear for naught? Hast not Thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?” … Said the Saviour, speaking of those that believe in Him, “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father.” The angels appointed to minister to the children of God have at all times access to His presence. Thus God’s people, exposed to the deceptive power and unsleeping malice of the prince of darkness … are assured of the unceasing guardianship of heavenly angels…. If God has granted to His children promise of grace and protection, it is because there are mighty agencies of evil to be met—agencies numerous, determined, and untiring, of whose malignity and power none can safely be ignorant or unheeding.—The Great Controversy, 511-513.
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—-Please continue to pray for God’s guidance and protection over E and her children. R
—-I have an unspoken need and would like prayer. Brad
—- Asking for all prayers for Devon, he is in the hospital fighting for life after a hernia ruptured. Shannon
—-Please pray for Kass, only 51 years old! He had a massive heart attack this morning and is on life support. Linda
—-Need prayers for my husband Fred. He is in the hospital very sick. Carol
—-I recently had eye surgery, and my vision is blurry, it’s not getting better but worst, please pray for my vision to be restored, in Jesus Mighty name. Ruben
When I was four, my mother and my Auntie Joyce took me to a Thanksgiving Day parade. There were so many people, they couldn’t see over or around them, so they took up the steps of one of the nearby buildings so we could get a better view. Unfortunately, too many other people got the same idea. Soon I found myself being squashed by a multitude of legs. I was terrified! As soon as they realized what was happening, my mother and aunt put me by the building, turned around with their backs to the crowd, and braced their arms against the building. This formed a small space for me to stand and kept me from being trampled to death. I was so scared and I still don’t like to be in a crowd.
How easy it is for us to get as crowded and trampled by our circumstances, as I was by the crowd that long ago day. How often we feel overwhelmed and terrified by all that is going on in this sinful, old planet. We feel like we are suffocating by the cares of this world. Praise God! We have a Deliverer! Our Loving Redeemer turns around, stretches out His arms, and shelters us from all harm. Truly, we can trust in the One Who gave His Life for us. “Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings.” ‘Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.” “The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.” Ps. 61:1-4; 17:7-9; 18:2, 3
We can rest assured that He has only our good in mind no matter how dark and foreboding the path. “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” Psalm 23
May we give our whole heart to Jesus and allow Him to shelter us, to lead us, to guide us, for He loves us with an everlasting love and draws us to Himself with His lovingkindness. (Jer 31:3) May we rest safely in His love and care each day is my prayer.