As I was in prayer, the Lord spoke to me and said we will begin to encounter more angelic presence and assistance as it pertains to what God has called His people to do in this next season.
That means there will be also antagonistic demonic presence and resistance against those who are moving forward to fulfill their calling, dream, vision and God-given mandate in the earth.
There is a war in the heavens over the prophetic destinies of God's people, whole nations and territories. We are coming into a more intense season of the clashing of kingdoms of light and darkness over God's will being fulfilled. We already know that the kingdom of light is unmatched and undefeated. God spoke to me that we are approaching a time, era and new decade that heavy angelic activities will be surprisingly noticeable.
An example is when a believer is praying for breakthrough in a specific area. What would have taken months or even years to happen will take weeks or even days to manifest. The Lord said it's the result of the supernatural reinforcement of the angels assigned to the prayers of God's people.
Don't stop praying, decreeing God's Word and pursuing by faith what the Lord has purposed in your heart to do for Him. I sensed in prayer that the enemy somewhat have been attacking the minds, peace, joy, families, bodies and even finances of God's people. The Lord said it is the plot and strategy of the enemy to weaken the believer and hit them where it hurts.
What you may be encountering is not permanent. The Lord says He has dispatched and deployed a host of angelic warriors and guardians to protect, cover, marshal and minister unto you in your most challenging and difficult moments. Angels are assigned to us while we are here on the earth, and they only respond to the voice of the Lord—not ours. They belong to God and work for Him to carry out His will. In the first chapter of Hebrews, we are told that Jesus was above the angels since He was and is God.
However, in the book of Hebrews 2:7-9, explains that when Jesus became incarnate, He was created lower than the angels in the sense that Jesus took human form. He was still God in human flesh. He was temporarily and subjectively made lower than the angels because He took on human form. Therefore, Hebrews 2:7-9 implies that mankind was created lower than the angels.
It is important to note that Scripture never stated believers in the earth realm are equal to or as powerful than angels. Scripture only reveals that we are lower than the angels, as Jesus was for a season, while we live here on this earth. Yet, those who go to heaven will someday judge angels.
As humans, we typically imagine God's protection as a firewall or force shield surround us that's preventing any and all harm sent to us. While God has the ability to stop all evil, we have to keep in mind that we live in a broken society and fallen world where we have free will. Due to this, often the Lord will have to work in supernatural and mysterious ways that we may not often able to cope with or comprehend. Instead, God's protection can come in the form of peace and strength in the middle of despair, possibly in the form of angels to do His bidding.
As believers in Christ Jesus, we are promised a new life covered under the God's protective order, services and custody. Not God's angels or anything in this world can ever separate us from the Father's love. We can rest assured knowing that no matter what hardship we are currently facing, Father God is our source, protector and provider. God dispatches His angels to watch over and protect us from dangers seen and unseen.
These angels can give us peace so we can focus on knowing and fulfilling His divine plan preordained daily. Throughout the Scriptures, there are over 300 verses that reference them. Angels are not a myth but a supernatural reality of celestial existence that predates the earth and humankind.
Angels will provide guardianship, and God give them a specific charge, commission and assignment over us for us to fulfill our mandate. They become invisible security guards.
"For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways" (Ps. 91:11, NASB).
Angels will bring deliverance and breakthrough: "The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them" (Ps. 34:7, MEV).
Angels will come to minister to you (those who inherit) the kingdom: "Are not all angels ministering spirits sent out to minister to those who will inherit salvation?" (Heb. 1:14).
Angels are sent by the Lord to protect believers so we are able to inherit the kingdom of God. It's great to know that we are given shelter, protection and ministry by angels. In addition, they possess the ability to assist us in our own deliverance from sin and being gifted by eternal life in heaven. Angels will protect you and bring you to a place of destiny, purpose and fulfillment. Furthermore, angels are God's servants primarily that carry out His will, Word and work for our good.
"Indeed, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared" (Ex. 23:20).
This is a great example of God showing us how He can use His angels to protect us—His children. Basically, the Lord promised the children of Israel they would be guided by an angel to the promised land of Canaan. During their journey through the wilderness, because they trusted in God and His promises, God used an angel to provide unlimited protection and surveillance. Keep in mind that one single angel of God has the power to wipe out a whole city. Can you imagine what a legion of them can accomplish?
One important thing that the Lord revealed to me in prayer is that believers must not forget, no matter how immeasurable or impossible the situation may appear or how much the spiritual warfare has intensified against you, the power of the heavenly army.
Here is a biblical example and story of the prophet Elijah in 2 Kings 6:15-17:
When a servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, a force surrounded the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What will we do?"
And he said, "Do not be afraid, for there are more with us than with them."
Then Elisha prayed, "Lord, open his eyes and let him see." So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw that the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire surrounding Elisha.
I come to prophetically decree to you that there is an insurmountable angelic force and army in the unseen realm fighting for you! This is a season when God has declared war on the unseen enemies of your purpose and destiny. Breakthrough victory is your portion. So whenever you feel overwhelmed, defeated or deplete, just remember that there are invisible friends and warriors standing guard all around you if you just open your eyes to see that the enemies of God are no match against the Lord of Host and His will over your life.
Dr. Hakeem Collins is an empowerment specialist, respected prophetic voice, apostolic leader, governmental minister, life coach and sought-after conference speaker. He is known for his keen accurate prophetic gifting and supernatural ministry and the author of the bestselling books Heaven Declares and Command Your Healing. He's been featured on many television shows: Sid Roth's It's Supernatural!, The Word Network and Cornerstone TV, just to name a few. He is host of the Prophetic Breakthrough podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network. Follow him on: facebook.com/drhakeemcollins/ and hakeemcollinsministries.com.
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