Journal Entry: Angels in Our Midst
During quiet time I was re-reading portions from the book by H. A. Baker “Visions of Heaven” where the children were caught up in the spirit to heaven and experienced the immeasurable joy and laughter while playing with angels. The kids rolling, laughing and playing with angels painted a picture so wonderful to me. I meditated on how the Bible speaks of angels in our midst and how the kids described seeing angels during the out pouring of the Holy Spirit. Right then, I asked the Lord to let me experience the same joy and laughter as the Abdullam orphans did, I asked the Lord to send an angel to me since He has myriads of them just sitting around waiting for an assignment; I have faith for that kind of prayer and in fact, I’ve prayed it many times before ministering and have seen God deliver the answer ever time.
Later in the afternoon, after finishing a long walk in the park, I came into our home and sat down on the sofa with my dear wife. Suddenly, we heard the front glass storm door open and quickly close. We were sitting where we could look down the hall towards the front door and both leaned forward looking in the direction of the sound we both heard and said together, “Did you hear that? It sounded like someone opened and closed the storm door.”
Immediately, my wife got up and walked to the front door and opened it looking to see if anyone was there or nearby. No one was to be seen nor was there a package left at the door by someone.
She returned back to the den where I was sitting and then I sensed the presence of an angel just to my right standing next to me. As soon as I said, “I sense an angel here” I broke into a deep weeping, I mean I just melted and I couldn’t stop it. I wept for a short period of time and then the sobbing turned into laughter. I would begin to weep and end up with laughter and it continued for some time. I felt the joy of the Lord flooding into my soul bringing with it healing and a refreshing supernatural strength. This must be what the kids felt as described in the book “Vision of Heaven”. This was indeed a piece of heaven ministered to me by an angel of the Lord.
Then as soon as the angel came, the angel left, but somehow I will never be the same. I told my wife of my prayer to receive the same joy and laughter that the kids felt and that this was the Lord answering my prayer. She said, “He really loves you,” her words were so beautiful and timely. My Lord indeed loves me and when He manifests His love to me in such a personable way, I can’t help but fall in love with Him all the more. After all it is about growing in relationship with the Father that matters more than any other thing on this earth.
Know Him and be known of Him. (Matthew 7)
“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” Heb 1:14
“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of *angels,” Heb. 12:22
“…Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Neh. 8:10
“Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.”Ps. 51:12
“And the young men and the old, together; For I will turn their mourning to joy, Will comfort them, And make them rejoice rather than sorrow.” Jer. 31:13
“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.” Mat 7:22-23
(read all of Matthew chapter 7 which is about relationship)