Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 10:06 AM
Do you think XXX has any truth about angels? See his email below:
Angels are not little fat babies with long blonde hair and bows and arrows in their hands. Angels are big, strong warriors. They are real. They are powerful. And, if you are a believer, they are a vital part of your life.
We see examples of what angels can do all through the Bible. For instance, when the children of Israel were fleeing from Egypt with Pharaoh's army hot on their heels, the Bible tells us that suddenly the wheels on the Egyptians' chariots got fouled up. They just quit rolling!
Who do you think caused that? The angels, of course!
They haven't retired since then either. Angels are at work today just as they've always been.
A few years ago in one of Israel's major wars, the enemy had their guns trained on Israeli cities. Those guns were the finest military equipment money could buy. They had a range of at least 20 miles and were equipped with electronic gun sights for accuracy.
But something very odd happened. Every time they fired those guns at the Israelis, they either overshot or fell far short of their targets. We know there was nothing wrong with the guns because later the Israelis captured them and fired them back at the enemy with perfect success.
What happened? Angels, that's what!
My friend, that isn't just a fairy tale. That's a real-life example of the involvement of angels in the lives of God's people today. And, if you're a child of God, then you have a right to expect God's angels to do the same kind of things for you.
Love - Aurelia
Pastor Vitale's response:
It all depends on what your definition of angels is. I would say the energy of God. If some Christians need to impute personality to God’s energy, so be it. But as long as we do that, we deny that Christians, at the appropriate stages of spiritual maturity, can manifest and wield God’s power ourselves. Such a belief system, of necessity, will hinder the spiritual growth process which would eventually result in the maturity to acquire such powers.
This was an excellent question, Aurelia.
God bless you,
Sheila R. Vitale,
Pastor, Teacher & Founder
Living Epistles Ministries