Have you ever thought about the impact angels have or can have in our lives? I raise the question not because I am, or think we should be, enamoured with angels. Rather I think that we may find it helpful to understand the source of grace, peace, healing and other thing in our lives and the reality of the unseen realm that surrounds us. While there are forces of darkness all around us, we are also surrounded with a great cloud of believers who have gone on before (Heb. 12:1) and a large array of other beings. Daniel refers to the ‘watchers’ more than once. Jeremiah refers to the Lords council (Jer. 23:18). In chapter 6 Isaiah referred to 6 winged creatures called Seraphim. Ezekiel describes winged living creatures with different faces, eyes in wheels, fire and other attributes. The Ark of the Covenant had winged cherubim modeled on the real cherubim in heaven.
If at any time we feel overwhelmed and oppressed we can ask our Father to release help on our behalf! We may be surrounded by the enemy but our Father has His host surrounding them. Look at the experience of Elisha described in the scriptures.
15 And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.”
And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. 2 Kings 6:15-18 (NKJV)
The context suggests that while Elisha prayed to Yahweh, the angels rendered the opposing army blind. This is similar to what it says in Revelation.
4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, Revelation 1:4 (NKJV)
John describes this grace and peace as coming from Jesus and from the seven Spirits before the throne. This is also supported elsewhere in Hebrews where it says of angels,
14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14 (NKJV).
We generally understand that grace and peace come from Jesus, which they do, but sometimes it helps to understand the other means and the unseen realm. We may wonder; why is all of heaven arrayed and aligned for our help? Why are these numerous creatures seeking to draw our hearts more deeply into Him? I suggest we meditate on this simple answer.
Because He loves us!