And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. (2 Kings 6:15-17)
Today's Morsel: The Bible says that when Jesus was born in Bethlehem, there was a multitude of the heavenly host that joined with the angel that proclaimed the birth of Christ. The writer of Hebrews lists them as ministering spirits sent forth to ministers to the heirs of salvation ( Hebrews 1:14). Angels are seen throughout scriptures in strong support of what God desires to do in the earth. Jacob saw them descending and ascending upon a ladder from heaven to earth. They appeared to Abraham and even stood by Paul on the ship to Rome. Jesus told Pilate that He could call for a legion of angels if we needed them (my wording). Elisha told his servant that there were more that be with us than that be with them. Both Isaiah and John saw the heavenly host worshipping God around the throne. Both Elizabeth and Mary had the messenger angel Gabriel appear to them to tell them of their miraculous births. Michael, the warrior angel, appeared to Daniel to tell him why he was late in his arrival to his prayer, and Jude said that Michael just rebuked the devil when he contended about the body of Moses (Jude vs. 9). Angels are everywhere watching out for our well being. Knowing that we have such an heavenly force with us, we should not be afraid to take the battle to the enemy. It's time to mount up!
Sing: God's got an army, it's marching through the land, deliverance is their song, there's healing in their hands, with everlasting joy, and gladness in their hearts, well, in this army, I've got a part!