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Ministering Spirits

Ministering Spirits

Hebrews 1:14“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”

Angels are mysterious beings of great power and splendor, messengers from the very throne room of God.

Scripture gives tantalizing glimpses of these heavenly creatures who sometimes appear in visible form to deliver God’s word or accomplish His will on earth. Angels radiate God’s glory and might.

Yet this verse reveals another aspect of angels we often overlook – their humble service.

These majestic messengers are “ministering spirits” who quietly work behind the scenes to serve those who will receive salvation through Christ.

Unseen Guardians

Though usually invisible, angels are constantly near, attending to our needs.

They protect us from unseen dangers, guide our paths and deliver encouragement or timely messages from God.

As ministering spirits, they labor tirelessly on our behalf out of love for their Creator and care for His children.

On Assignment

This verse reminds us angels are not free agents – they are “sent to serve.”

God dispatches these spiritual forces on specific assignments to accompany, shield and strengthen His people. They act only at His bidding to accomplish His purposes.

What an encouragement to know the Lord sends these unseen allies to minister grace exactly when and where we need it!

We may be oblivious to their presence, but they work alongside us to provide divine help, wisdom and protection according to God’s will.

Eyes to See

Ask God to open your spiritual eyes to perceive angelic ministry. Thank Him for sending these messengers of grace into your life circumstances.

Pray for heightened awareness of how He is working through them to protect, guide and strengthen you each step of the journey.

Serving the Saved

This passage reveals the special assignment of angels – to serve those who will receive the salvation accomplished through Jesus Christ.

As believers in Christ, we are the heirs of salvation angels are commissioned to minister to.

God sends angels to accompany, encourage and protect His blood-bought children. They are not meant to be worshiped but to quietly do the King’s bidding for the sake of those He died to redeem.

What an honor to be served by these powerful heavenly beings!

Glimpsing Glory

As ministering spirits dispatched to serve the saved, angels give us glimpses of a dazzling spiritual reality beyond our earthbound existence.

Their powerful presence conveys the majesty and might of the God they serve. Angels remind us we are not alone but have unseen allies working on our behalf.

May you grow in awareness of these messengers of grace sent to minister to you as an heir of Christ’s salvation. Let them turn your eyes to behold the stunning glory of the One who sends them.

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Proclaim!

Proclaim!

Have you ever had a deep conversation with a close friend? You know, the kind of conversation where you share your thoughts, dreams, and struggles, and truly connect on a heart level?

It’s a beautiful experience that brings a sense of closeness and understanding. In the same way, the apostle John invites us to have a similar kind of fellowship, but on a spiritual level.

“What we have seen and heard we proclaim to you so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” (1 John 1:3)

When we read these words, it’s important to understand the context. John, one of Jesus’ closest disciples, is sharing his firsthand experience with the Son of God. He witnessed the miracles, heard Jesus’ teachings, and even saw Him crucified and resurrected.

John is passing on this incredible knowledge and relationship to his readers, inviting them into fellowship with God the Father and Jesus Christ.

This invitation is not limited to a select few or an exclusive group. It’s for all who are willing to receive it. Just as John shared his experiences with others, we are called to share the Good News of Jesus with those around us.

By doing so, we participate in the fellowship of believers throughout history and become part of God’s family.

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The Best Gift

The Best Gift

Did you ever receive a gift that completely took your breath away? Maybe it was something you had been longing for or something you never expected. The joy and gratitude that filled your heart when you received such a gift is indescribable.

In the same way, the Gospel of John (1 John 4:9) reminds us of the greatest gift we have ever received, a gift that surpasses all others. He writes:

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him”

Think about it for a moment. God, the Creator of the universe, chose to send His only Son as a gift to us. He didn’t have to do it, but He did it out of His immense love for us.

It is a gift beyond measure, one that demonstrates the depth of God’s love for each one of us.

When we truly grasp the magnitude of this gift, it changes everything. It fills us with awe and wonder, and it compels us to respond with love and gratitude.

We can’t help but be transformed by the love of God poured out for us. It moves us to live our life in a way that reflects the love we have received.

Take a moment to reflect on the incredible gift of God’s love. Be reminded of the depth of His love for you, and let that love transform your heart and your actions.

Live each day as a testament to the love you have received, sharing that love with others and pointing them towards the source of all love.

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Children Get It!

Children Get It!

In Matthew 11:25, Jesus offers a prayer of thanksgiving to God, acknowledging that the mysteries of the kingdom are revealed to those who have a childlike heart.

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.”

This verse reminds us of the importance of humility and simplicity in our approach to God and His teachings. It challenges us to let go of our intellectual pride and embrace a posture of openness and receptivity, like that of a child.

Jesus emphasizes that the knowledge of God and His ways is not solely accessible to the wise and learned, but it is revealed to those who come to Him with a humble and teachable spirit.

This is a comforting reminder for us because it means that we don’t need to have all the answers or possess great knowledge to experience the fullness of God’s love and grace. Instead, we are invited to approach Him with a childlike faith, trusting in His wisdom and guidance.

Learn to cultivate a childlike heart that is open to God’s leading and receptive to His teachings. Release the burden of trying to have all the answers and instead embrace a posture of humility and dependence on God.

Come to Him with the simplicity and trust of a child, knowing that in His presence, You can find rest for your soul and discover the deep truths of His kingdom.

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New Variant Emerging

New Variant Emerging

Following the recent outbreak of severe thankfulness that swept across the region recently; a new and even more powerful flare-up is emerging; and outpouring of Hopefulness!

Hopefulness finds its mysterious and concerning roots from the core element of “HOPE.”

Hope defined: “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” It is a very elusive quality, that once it takes root in the heart, is nearly impossible to extricate.

Strangely, it causes the infected person to always see the good in others; even those purported to be enemies! It tends to believe that something good, and something greater is just around the bend!

I personally was infected by this new variant; and appear to gaining strength; it is taking root and growing rapidly; and rather than resist; I decided to just let it have me!

Here’s hoping you catch it too!

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

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Taste & See

Taste & See

Little children are often reluctant to try new food. Maybe it is the texture, color, smell, or perhaps a friend dislikes it, so it must be awful!

Recall the famous Dr. Seuss story about Green Eggs and Ham; after being chased down time after time, poor Sam I Am tried the dreaded dish, only to find out that they were delightful!

Many folks resist the idea of having a Lord or a Savior. Many have been conditioned to think that God is harsh, mean, overbearing and full of anger towards them.

The fact is, God is merciful, loving, kind and very patient. His goodness is beyond comprehension; the peace that He brings to the restless soul is without measure; nearly impossible to properly define.

It may seem like a cliche` but God is Good . . . all the time!

Go ahead, taste and see for yourself; you are going to like it!

Psalm 34:8

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Sing to the Lord

Sing to the Lord

One of the amazing capabilities we have as human beings, is the ability to sing; to make music in our hearts, and to let it spring forth!

There is something special about singing to the Lord songs of praise. It is as if He draws near; with an attentive ear, hanging on every note, drinking the love, affection, and joy our song presents to Him.

So, go ahead and sing to the Lord, sing a new song; make up a song as you go; delight yourself in the Lord, for He is very, very Good indeed!

Psalm 30:4

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Rejoice

Rejoice

Living in a ever increasing dark world; we tend to focus on the negative, the hurtful, and all the suffering humankind is facing on a daily basis.

National news media makes money by focusing on issues that divide, and we get drawn in to their relentless efforts, watching more and more; drawing our attention away from a loving, caring God.

Take time today to consider: “This IS the Day that the Lord has Made.” It is a day never lived before; fresh and new, ready to be lived to the fullest!

Find God’s Goodness today; be light to someone’s darkness . . . REJOICE and BE GLAD!

Psalm 118:24

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