Angels are a very real part of the spirit realm. They are constantly functioning on your behalf fighting and warring for you to be victorious and overcome.
I want you to have a full comprehensive understanding of what they do. Below is a list of 24 functions of angels found in the Bible!
Angels of Protection
I remember when I was a teenager, my brother got into a serious ATV accident with his friend. They accidentally drove the ATV they were riding over a cliff down into a pile of rocks. That morning, my mom felt to pray Psalm 91 over us.
Later that day when my mom got a call to come to the scene of the accident, she found my brother without a scratch on him! He said to her, "Mom, I don't understand what happened! As I saw the rocks coming toward me, rather than hitting the rocks it felt like I landed on a pile of pillows!" They both cried for joy as my mom explained Psalm 91 and the prayer she prayed that morning. Angels were indeed watching over us!
Angels Bring Breakthrough and Deliverance
I remember there was a time in Bible college when I was going through a hard time. I was in the cafeteria and turned to a friend and said, "I'm sinking down. I don't know if I'm going to be able to break through this." They said, "Let's pray." So we grabbed hands and began to pray.
The moment we began to pray, I felt a glorious presence on all four sides of me. I felt angels all around me, front, back and sides. As they surrounded me, I could physically feel them on my body. I fell to my knees and worshipped God. Within 10 minutes, I was gloriously filled and refreshed by the Holy Spirit. I got a total breakthrough and release!
The Lord will commission angels on your behalf. There will be times God will send angels to minister to you. If you are sensitive to it, you will be aware of it. When Jesus was in the garden during His time of testing, He was ministered to by the angels. (Luke 22:41-43). After His days of testing in the wilderness, angels came and ministered to Him as well (Matt. 4:11).
Understanding the Biblical Functions of Angels
Angels have many functions in Scripture. Some of those functions include:
- They are sent by God to assist those who will inherit salvation (Heb. 1:14).
- They can help minister cleansing and purging (Isa. 6:6-7).
- They can assist in the healing ministry (John 5:4).
- They can help bring breakthrough and deliverance (Ps. 34:7; Acts 5:19, 12:7).
- They can help bring guidance and direction (Acts 5:20, 8:26).
- They can be used by God to administer judgement (Acts 12:23).
- They can bring prophetic direction and assurance in a difficult situation (Acts 27:23-24).
- They can bring divine protection from evil and danger (Ps. 91:11).
- The can minister strength to you (Matt. 4:11, Luke 22:43).
- They hearken to the voice of God's Word (Ps. 103:20).
- They can deliver a word or message from God (Matt. 1:20, Luke 1:13, Rev. 1:1).
- They can appear in dreams (Matt. 2:13).
- They will separate the wicked from the righteous (Matt. 13:49).
- They will gather the elect together at the end of the age (Matt. 24:30-32).
- They have names (Luke 1:19).
- They can appear in visions (Acts 10:3).
- They rejoice when someone repents of sin (Luke 15:10).
- They delivered the Law (Acts 7:53, Gal. 3:19, Heb. 2:2).
- They have their own language (1 Cor. 13:1).
- True angels will not contradict the gospel of Jesus Christ (Gal. 1:8).
- They worship God (Heb. 1:6).
- They are described as winds and flames of fire (Heb. 1:7).
- They can manifest in human form (Heb. 13:2).
- They are subservient to Jesus (1 Pet. 3:22).
In my school, Angels, the Discerning of Spirits and Overcoming Spiritual Warfare, I not only teach on these functions of angels but I also teach on how to discern in the spirit realm and overcome any sense of demonic oppression. You can live above spiritual warfare even when you discern in the spirit.
Matt Sorger is a prophetic minister who carries a unique anointing that fills entire rooms with the tangible glory of God, with many saved, healed, set free and filled with God's presence. Matt is a strong preacher and teacher of God's word, mentoring and equipping the body of Christ to live in the realm of God's power and glory. He has impacted the globe, ministering in over 35 nations, and has reached over 200 nations by television and media. Matt and his wife, Stephanie, oversee Rescue1, rescuing children from trafficking around the world. Their vision is to see at least 1,500 children set free.
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