The angel of the LORD encamps around those who love God. I believe God assigns angels to help us when we are praying, and to send relief. Psalm 72:18, and 19 says that God of Isreal works wonders. His name is glorious. The Psalmist prays that the Earth will always be full of His Glory.
Are you aware of the Glory of God. It is shown in the heavens, and in the way a tiny, flower is intricately made. I don’t know about you, but I worship God in the name of Jesus, because He is God. He is my Heavenly Father. He loves me. He loves His children, and frankly God loved the world so much that Jesus came to die for us. God gave His Son that we can have Eternal Life.
In Ezekiel it talks about bones, in chapter 37. Dry bones, and plenty of them. They were bleached by the sun, and so dry. Yet, God calls him to prophesy over those dry, bones. There was a song written about this, but this is a serious chapter. The body of Christ is like those dry, bones, and when the Holy Spirit comes into the Body of Christ, and starts moving, then we stand together like an Army. We don’t stand alone. We have angels around us, and the Holy Spirit within us.
One is powerful, but two in AGREEMENT put 10,000 to flight. Arguing, and contention, strife, belittling, and thinking one is more powerful than another is not God’s way. We all have the same platform……….on our knees before Almighty God. Spiritual Pride, arrogance, and contention, strife, witch craft, manipulation, and other things keep the Body of Christ from uniting in humility, and seeking the LORD.
We are oppressed, because we refuse to forgive, and we walk in contention, and pride,rather than being full of the Holy Spirit. Self has to be dethroned, and then ask God the Holy Spirit to fill you from head to toe, inside, and out. If you are full of the HOLY SPIRIT, you will wear the shoes of the Gospel of Peace. You will have the Helmet of Salvation on your head, and you will be in the Word, walking in the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT. You will have the Belt of Truth on, and the Breastplate of Christ’s Righteousness. Your shoes will be the Gospel of Peace shoes, and this is why He equips us. He wants us to talk about Christ, and what He did for us on the Cross. There is no place for pride, arrogance, hardness of heart….etc.
I DON’T GO TO HUGE MEETINGS ANYMORE. I read, study, and go to my church. I may not say a word about God to the audience, or to anyone, but I study, because I have been called to teach. Teachers have to study, in order to have something to teach. God the Holy Spirit is my teacher, but I listen, and write verbatim what my husband says when he preaches. I do this because I can read it back later.
Study means to take your Bible, and read like you are going to have a test on what you have read. I usually pray”Father, teach me from the Word today. Show me what you want me to see, and know.”
I didn’t expect to turn to Ezekiel 37 today. Wow! Dry bones everywhere, and the prophet spoke, and they began to have flesh on them, and they became living………an army. God showed him this to increase his faith, prayer life, and to speak over those old, dry, bones.
Do you see the comparison?? God puts you in a place of rest so you will OPEN the WORD and read, study, read, and read, and read………….to become refreshed. To have the HOLY Spirit in YOU. Yes, You can be filled with the HOlY Spirit of God. You read the Word, pray, study, read more, and fast one thing, or drink water only for a day. You will see that your body has been in control. You will see that God wants you to do two things. He wants you to have fellowship with HIM first. 1 Corinthians 1:9 AGAIN! Then he may want you to make things right with those around you so you can fellowship with one more person. Contention and strife has no place in the church, but it is there. It is ugly, deceiving, mean, and it will speak as long as you have your self in control. Everyone needs to Yield to the HOLY SPIRIT in order to walk in the SPIRIT of GOD Almighty.
Some people have been hurt by those in the church. They threw Jesus out of the synagogue. He was headed for the cliff because of them. He escaped. What do you think they will do with you. Protection comes as you walk with God, and you have the Holy Spirit in you. Christ died for you. He came to EARTH to die. That was on His mind all the time. He had joy from the Holy Spirit, and I would love to have been around when He was walking on Earth. I would love to have seen Jesus with so much joy.
You can be full of the Joy of the Lord, and Self can be off the throne, and bound. God the Holy Spirit’s fruit are available for the submission, and the asking. “I submit to YOU, Father, in Jesus name. Raise up those dry bones. Put flesh on them, Father, and let the ARMY of Believers come about. God’s ARMY.