Luke 22:39-43 Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 41 He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, 42 “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”
43 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.
An angel is a being that God created to minister to others for Him. The meaning of minister is one who takes care of another person by means of comforting or consoling them, protecting them and doing anything that they are asked to do for that person. It requires the action of doing some task for another which will involve taking care of their personal need or it may be as simple as just spending time with them. Minister is a positive word and has good motives behind it. An example of this would be your pastor who ministers to your spiritual needs….that’s why he is called a minister. Anyone can minister to another person.
This morning when I was praying about what God wanted me to share with you I saw many, many angels coming down from heaven and going back up. It was like a highway for angels. In the scripture above Jesus was perhaps emotionally at the most difficult time on His journey to the cross. He was praying so hard to His Father….the only one that could help Him (hint hint…that goes for us to) that He was physically weak. God sent an angel from heaven to minister strength to Him.
Luke 4:10 For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
Hebrews 1:14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
Psalms 91:11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
Now everybody is going to die one day and if you are a Christian there are benefits. If it’s you time to die you will because everyone has that time planned for them and God knows when it is. If it’s not your time and you get into trouble God will send His angel to protect and help you. If you have trouble God will send His angels to help you out in response to your prayers. Have you ever heard stories like a child falling out of a window and lived or someone having a car accident and nobody could find them down in the ravine and they lived after being lost for over a week…..angels.
Isn’t it amazing how God has provided all this help for us and yet we still worry about everything. God even told us in His word not to be anxious…..Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Someone out there is worrying about stuff…..God has got your back!! Do what it says in the scripture above. The Holy Spirit of God is there for you and angels are all around you. You are going to be OK!
Massage for today: God created the angels and they are at His beckon call and one of their jobs is to take care of you at His command. Pray…ask your Father in heaven for His help and comfort.