Fearless! God-of-Angel-Armies is fighting for You
God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need Him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in sea storm and earthquake, before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains. Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God–of-Angel-Armies protects us (Ps. 46:1-3, TM).
The Word of God says to “be fearless.” God is God. He is awesome, all powerful, full of mercy, loving, kind, and fiercely protective of His beloved bride. What can man do to you? Can anything, life, death, kings, earthly or spiritual powers separate you from His great love? Perfect love is His name, and where He is there is no room for fear. He is the God-of-Angel-Armies. He is faithful to complete what He has begun in you. The hosts of heaven are on your side.
If you are struggling with anxiety and fear for your future, your children, the journey you are on, don’t get stressed out. God is in charge. He has good plans for you. The God-of-Angel-Armies is protecting you, your future, your house, and your children. This is a living word for you today. Soak in it; get transformed by it. Let the multi-dimensional glory of His living word get inside you and encourage, heal, and touch you today.
Faith is a living realm you can step into. It is God’s glorious presence bursting with life and activity. Just think about the Throne John saw in heaven. The rainbow of God’s presence surrounds the highest seat of authority, Everything that God says or does is bound by His covenant promise and blessing. Miracles of healing and deliverance are among the primary manifestations of God’s Kingdom on earth. Angels are sent to assist in that great work by carrying the glory from the throne into our circumstances. They show up in battles and destroy God’s enemies. They appear in the desert, and minister food and strength to God’s servants. They carry messages of good news and great joy to all who look toward God’s appearing. They say the word, and out of barren wombs, life is birthed. They are the glorious, supernatural army of the God-of-Angel-Armies. And in these last days, His angels are on the move to do glorious things.
Angels carry the vibration of heaven: The angel that stirred the pool of Bethesda, was a carrier of God’s healing presence. That messenger was saturated in the glory and when that virtue hit the water, those vibrations of glory and the waters danced with God’s presence and power. All who needed healing were restored when they came into contact with His glory.
Angels respond to the anointing: When the anointing of the Holy Spirit is on a particular word of healing or other miracle, there will be a release of angelic activity that brings sudden breakthrough. Angels are God’s messengers and are moved by His Word (see Ps. 103:20). Time and again we have witnessed this when families and individuals stand their ground believing God for a miracle.
Angelic activity is entwined with the prayers of God’s people: Or, to put it another way, praying people will have angelic activity in the events of their lives. The elderly priest Zacharias was offering incense on the altar of prayer when he was startled by an angel’s sudden appearance. “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John” (Lk. 1:13). Zacharias was so old that all hope of answer to his prayers to have a child of his own had passed many years before. But God had not forgotten. He sent His angel Gabriel to announce this to the priest. The announcement of the word loosed the miracle of its fulfillment.
Angels protect: Sometimes when we are in a battle, the anointed word of the Lord will loose angels and secure the victory as we speak. Other times the Word becomes the target for our consistent prayers. The enemy will try to discourage and oppose us in the very place that the Lord has given us direction. But persistent, consistent, faith-filled prayer will prevail and loose the miracle for your deliverance. His word will not return void. His angels are instruments of power to fulfill it. Psalm 91:11–12: “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” In the midst of a crisis when it looks as if the enemy of our soul has overwhelmed us, holding onto God’s truth will release these powerful angels into our situations.
Angels are always connected to God’s Presence: Angels are not to be worshiped. They are servants of the Most High God. They are always connected to His Presence and His will in any situation. When Joshua saw the Angel of the Lord on the plane before Jericho, he asked, “Are you for us or against us.” The glorious One said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Angels are under the command of the God of Israel, and they are present where He is. If you want to experience more of God’s angelic intervention, become a person who seeks His Presence. As Moses said in Exodus 33, “If your presence will not go with us, I will not go.” Angels are powerful; angels are wonderful messengers of God, but our focus is His Presence. Faith will bring you into Presence. His Presence will bring you into promise – and His hosts of angels will be right there to bring His promises to pass.
The more congruent you become with His word, the more you will invite the presence and intervention of angels. When an angel burst in on me, Mahesh, a few years ago, he was full of vim and vigor and the exultation of victory. His armor was smoking from battle, and I could tell he had just popped in before heading to another. He looked at me with a huge grin on his face and asked, “How big is your chair?” God is enthroned on our praises. The more we stay in a place of praise, worship, thanksgiving, the more we will come into harmony with the atmosphere of complete peace, joy, love, and victory of His throne. We become a carrier of His presence where angels move and dwell. No matter what our circumstances, we can fill our atmosphere of His glory and power by making His chair big in our hearts. Paul knew this secret. While a prisoner in the hold of a ship for his final “missionary journey” his heart was at rest in assurance of God’s promise to keep his appointment in Rome, no matter unfavorable circumstances. When the ship was in grave danger of destruction in the storm, Paul got in the glory. He was fearless in faith, and God sent an angel with strategic direction and gave Paul the life of every man on board (see Acts 27:23-24). Where the servant of the Lord is, the word of the Lord is, the angel of the Lord is, and not one life will be lost. That’s you right where you are today. You are anointed. Tap into the glory of His presence for your family, your finances, your inheritance in your nation. Let faith come where there has been fear. Let hope replace despair. Steep yourself in the promise God has for you today. The God-of-Angel-Armies is for you, and He is loosing angels to carry the vibrations of His glory into your situation. Help is on the way.
Let God Arise Prayer Relay: Our prayer focus this week is Come Holy Spirit—Spirit of Restoration and Recovery of our moral and economic foundations.
We are hungry and thirsty for His presence. Let us cry for revival! Let us cry for the rains of the Spirit to come and pour out for restoration of our hearts and our land. May America once again be the head and not the tail, the lender to many and the borrower from none, a refuge to the tired, the poor, the hungry, and a source of blessing to the weak, the poor, and orphans and widows around the globe.
Ezekiel 36:11 promises Israel that God will restore Israel and “do better for you than at your beginnings.” We pray this prayer for both Israel and for America in this season of prayer. May God Arise and scatter our enemies, and restore to us all that the enemy has stolen. May Israel and America be blessed and be a blessing to the nations!
Also read our Let God Arise Article.
Mahesh and Bonnie Chavda, 7/19/2012