January 04, 2020 · Bob Gass
“The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.” Psalm 34:7 NKJV
Just as a president and a prime minister are constantly surrounded by security guards, as a redeemed child of God you are surrounded by angels. You may not be able to see the president or prime minister’s security detail, but just let someone make a threatening move and trained guards instantly form a protective shield around him. Dr. James McConnell, founder of Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was preaching one night during “The Troubles” (as the sectarian war was commonly called), when a paramilitary leader with a gun came into the church to kill him. Why? Because the man’s wife had become a Christian and her life was so radically changed that he hardly recognized her. The man only took a few steps up the aisle when he stopped dead in his tracks, turned, and ran out of the church. What happened? The man, who later became a Christian, testified that he’d seen two big angels standing on either side of Pastor McConnell! When Paul’s ship encountered a storm and everyone thought they were going to perish, Paul announced, “There stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, saying, ‘Do not be afraid’…take heart…for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me” (Acts 27:23-25 NKJV). Today, you have a divine security detail watching over you.