Do you know that God has ministering spirits that assist mankind along their spiritual journey? They are called angels. Hebrews 1:14 says, “ Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” Those who will inherit salvation have ministering taking place around them in the form of angels that they may not be aware of.
In our story of Elijah from 1 Kings 19 we see the prophet of God in a spiritual valley after a great spiritual victory. Elijah is fearful of the wicked Queen Jezebel and is running for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, 4 while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 5 Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep.
All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” 6 He looked around, and there by his head was a cake of bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.
7 The angel of the Lordcame back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” 8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. 9 There he went into a cave and spent the night.
Along our spiritual journey there are times when we find ourselves worn down like Elijah. When this happens, we sometimes lose perspective. Our heavenly Father knows our weaknesses and sends angels to ministry to us in the unseen realms. In some circumstance an angel may even become visible like in the case of Elijah.
It is a tremendous privilege to know that God is sending mighty angels to serve us. It shows how much He loves and treasures us. Take time to give thanks to the Lord for sending His angels to protect you.
The Holy Bible: New International Version. (1984). (Heb 1:14 & 1 Kings 19:1-5). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.