Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Are the Angels Bored
In the Old Testament, there is a story of Elisha and his servant in 2 Kings 6:8-23. As an army approaches them, the servant is concerned. Elisha tells the servant "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them." Elisha prays the servant's eyes would be able to see. God
opened the servant's eyes so the he could see all of the chariots and horses all around to help them. As this heavenly army of warring angels were ready to go to battle on Elisha's behalf, I believe we too have angels that are available to go to war in the heavenly realm on our behalf.
If that is true, what things would deactivate their activity in our lives? I believe our own disobedience is a factor, our unbelief, our refusal to surrender to the Lord our God, and the lack of cooperation on our part with the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
As a result, I wonder if angels are standing around with weapons in their holders and shields dangling to their side as they are bored silly. I wonder if they stand by thinking "man I could help you with this battle or that trial if only you would obey, believe or just not resist the movement of the Holy Spirit." I wonder if they are dumbfounded by our lack of cooperation. I wonder if they are puzzled that we would have so much protection available to us, and yet we refuse to do that which would bring us victory. I wonder if it is frustrating to them to stand by and watch while the people of God are defeated by the enemy when they are placed on the sidelines.
This is like a great team playing in a big important game, and the coach deciding to bench the 1st string. No one would expect victory in this case.
Can you imagine if believers would release the angels to active status. To call up the first string team to play on their part. I wonder how much easier our trials would be, and how different our lives would be. The war that exist in the heavenly realm is real. I believe we will be most effective in our bringing about victory if we will choose to do what we know is right, walk in truth, obey the word of the Lord; follow, surrender and cooperate with the leading and prompting of the Holy Spirit. I believe our lives would be entirely different. We would unleash a powerful force on our behalf, and I believe we would begin to walk in the victory that is ours because we are children of God.
So if we do indeed have available to us an army of angels to war on our behalf in the heavenly realm, let's stop boring them, and walk in a manner that releases them to do what they are designed to do.