You have at least one angel who knows the face of God in heaven. I’m not sure how many angels you and I have encountered in our lives. No doubt there are many unknown moments but which are very much part of our story.
This seen world is not everything. What is as real as what we think is real is the unseen world. A world of beings that are in the presence of God and are sent to this earth to carry out tasks for Him.
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. (Matthew 18 v 10)
God’s angels have protective roles: “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways” (Psalm 91:11).
God’s angels watch us: “We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to human beings.” (1 Corinthians 4:9)
God’s angels are involved with our story of life. The early church believers thought that Peter’s angel had come to them instead of Peter when really an angel had released him from prison (Acts 12:15).
There is all around us an intense spiritual war which we can influence through our prayers, “Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all God’s people, on the golden altar in front of the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God’s people, went up before God from the angel’s hand. (Revelation 8:3-4)
And there are many!
When God comes He can come in an unrecognisable way, vulnerable and in weakness. He came as a baby. However when God comes He can also come with power and strength, loud and bright. Look at this verse showing how He came with the law in Mt Sinai: “The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary.” Psalm 68:17. Tens of thousands and thousands of thousands! That’s a huge number! Look at these verses: “Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about them: “See, the Lord is coming with thousands upon thousands of his holy ones.” Jude 1:14 and then again in Daniel 7:10, “A river of fire was flowing, coming out from before him. Thousands upon thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The court was seated, and the books were open.”
God has much at His disposal. He has a vast army. He is strong, powerful, awesome God. We cannot see that number, it is infinite.
Let’s magnify our God today. We cannot make Him bigger but we can see Him bigger.
And let us remember to treat people well, especially the ‘little ones’ for they have angels who stand in the presence of God!