Hello Dear Listeners, welcome to overcoming temptations. My name is Oyisi Okatahi. Today our topic is titled: The Angel around you.
The bible says a lot about Angels, you can check your bible index or just Google it. Let us see some of their qualities. Several angels are mentioned in the bible, prominent among them are Arch Angels Michael and Gabriel. Angels are spiritual beings, they do not have sex (that is they are not male or female), they have hierarchy, meaning they have ranks and position among them. They have high intelligence, they have free will and can exercise choice, they serve as helpers or messengers from God to men. They protect men from harm, they worship God, they bring answers to prayers, Angels have the capability to adopt human forms. Angels are very many.
Now note that Angels are not the following. They are not God and should never be worshipped, rather they help you worship God. Also Angels were not made in the image of God like human beings, so this make man special. On earth men do not have authority over angels, they are Gods’ messengers not ours. Nowhere in the bible do we see men command angels. However someday the bible says we shall judge angels. so look unto God and He will send his Angels to guide and protect you.
However my emphasis is on hospitality or kindness to others. The Bible says in Hebrews 13:2. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. KJV says Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. In Genesis 18, Abraham saw 3 men who looked like strangers and hurried to welcome them and entertain them in his house, not knowing that this was God along with 2 angels. God now reassured him that Sarah his wife will have a child. Likewise in Genesis 19 Lot saw two men looking like strangers and invited them to stay at his house, little did he know that these men where angels sent to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah and lot and his family where saved apart from his wife who looked back and turned to a pillar of salt.
Anyway the idea is that by showing kindness to others you may not know who they are, they may be angels or even human beings who have the power to greatly help you. Never look down on anyone, someone looking very ordinary may be the secret to your blessings. Many times God does not send his blessing through flamboyant and beautiful things, but through simple and ordinary things, so only those who show concern and kindness are usually able to receive them. Many times we look down on people just because we feel they are not up to our social class or level, however you may be missing out on someone who holds your blessings. That poor person may be the angel around you or the person who holds a blessing for you. So show kindness and love to all those around you. Have a blessed day.