Danger seen and unseen
Psalm 91:11-12 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. 12 In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
Angels are members of an order of heavenly beings created by God. These heavenly creations are superior to human beings both in power, intelligence and have several other functions. One of these other functions is providing “Devine Protection” for God’s people in times danger seen or unseen.
One example in the bible of angels providing “Devine Protection” to one of God’s people, is found in the book of Daniel.
Daniel 6:16 “So the king gave the command, and they brought Daniel and cast him into the den of lions, But the king spoke, saying to Daniel, “Your God whom you serve continually, He will deliver you.”
On the next morning, the King went to the den of lions where Daniel was, and cried out to Daniel asking the question, has your God delivered you from the lions? Daniel responded first by acknowledging the king, then told the king that God sent an angel to shut the lion’s mouth.
God will also use nature as a source of “Devine Protection” for His people.
Exodus 14:19-20 “And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. Vs.20 So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.”
Here we see in these two verses that God used a cloud to protect the Israelites from the army of the Egyptians.
When it was time to cross the Red Sea, God again used nature as a source of “Devine Protection” for His people by parting the waters, which would enable the Israelites to cross over on dry land.
Exodus 14:21 “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. 22 So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”
What God uses to protect His people, He can also use to destroy their enemies.
Exodus 14:27-28 “And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and when the morning appeared, the sea returned to its full depth, while the Egyptians were fleeing into it. So the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 28 Then the waters returned and covered the chariots, the horsemen, and all the army of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them. Not so much as one of them remained.”
God can, and will show Himself strong, and personally walk side by side with His people in the midst of danger with “Devine Protection”. The bible records God doing this with the three Hebrew boys that were thrown into the fiery furnace at king Nebuchadnezzar’s command.
Daniel 3:23-25 “And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke, saying to his counselors, “Did we not cast three men bound into the midst of the fire?” They answered and said to the king, “True, O king.” 25 “Look!” he answered, “I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”
Father in heaven, thank you for providing “Divine Protection” to your people and remaining true to your word that “No weapon formed against us will prosper.” In Jesus name…Amen!
Continuing in His service…Rev