Genesis 24:7 He shall send
his angel before thee…
Exodus 23:23 Mine angel shall go before thee and bring thee…
As we go about what God has for us to do, we have his Angel not only with us, but to go before us to prepare the way; this should give us renewed courage and boldness to go and do what he has for us.
2 Peter 2:9 God knows how to rescue the godly from their trials.
What danger do we face? His angel is there to protect us. However, we can lose that protection by presumption, disobedience and rebellion. Numbers 15:30
Disobedience: Deuteronomy 17:12-13, pride as opposed to God. My way regardless of what God might say. Rebellion, the act of a proud manner, self-importance, defiance.
Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
The root word for pride is ‘zed’, which is used in two aspects:
One is presumption. Because a person is proud he presumes too much in his favour, especially in the sense of authority. The belief in false doctrines and unscriptural theories is presumption and selfishness.
The other aspect is rebellion or disobedience. The person is proud and asserts his own will to the point of rebelling against authority. They do their own thing.
Psalms 35:5-6, Let the angel of the Lord chase them, let the angel of the Lord persecute them. [His angels destroy the enemies]
Daniel 3:28. Blessed be the God… who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants (from the fire) that trusted in him. [His angels protect His people]
Not only will he go before us to prepare the way, encamp around us to protect us, chase and persecute our enemies for us, but he will deliver us from the fire.
We will face the fiery judgement of the Lord’s Day of wrath. The angel of the Lord will deliver those who will trust in him. Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21
1 Peter 5:7-10 Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour. Stand steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions happen to your brethren around the world. But the God of all grace, who has called us into His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a short while, will make you perfect, establish, strengthen and settle you.
Psalms 34:7 The angel of the LORD camps round about them that fear Him, and delivers them. Fear of God; the sense of our own weakness in the light of God’s power. Do we fear the Lord enough to walk in the light of his Word? If so, consider the power we have available to us as promised to those who love and obey Him.
The angel of the Lord:
Goes before us as we go about our duties for Him, today, tomorrow, next
Encamps around us to protect us from the enemies we are unable to see.
Chases and persecutes our enemies for us.
Protects us as we go through the fire.
Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when you walk through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flames burn you.