Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”
I don’t think it’s any exaggeration to say that every one of us, or someone we know, is facing some kind of problem today-some kind of trouble we can’t escape without the help of God. For one person, that trouble may be a disease that medical science can’t cure. For another, it may be financial problems or a family crisis. But no matter what kind of wall the devil has backed you up against, you can count on one thing: God has promised to deliver you. That’s right. The Word says the afflictions of the righteous are many, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
How I love the word all in the Bible! Psalm 91:9-11 says,
“Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place, there shall no evil befall you nor any plague or calamity come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge over you, to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service].”
God gives His angels charge over you. He charges them to protect you…to keep you…to minister to you. “To me?” Yes, to you! Does that surprise you? It shouldn’t. As Hebrews 1:14 says, “Are not the angels all ministering spirits (servants), sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation?” If you are an heir of salvation, angels are sent out in service to you. And their ministry can literally be a lifesaver.
(Read about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in Daniel 3.) I’ve noticed something about people whose angels supernaturally delivered them. They were faithful people. If you need deliverance today, be faithful. You can do this with the words you speak. When you speak words of defeat instead of victory, the angels assigned to you are bound by your words of unbelief.
They have been charged to hearken to God’s Word-words of faith (Psalm 103:20). If you haven’t been getting the action you need in your finances, your health or any other area, look to your words. There’s no shortage of angel power, although you may be experiencing a shortage of Word power on your part. Solve that shortage by putting God’s promises of deliverance in your heart and in your mouth.
Continually give the angels the Word they need to protect you. When you’re tempted to discuss how bad your situation is…stop. Remember your great salvation. Remember the angels. Remember what God’s Word says about your situation. Open your mouth and set your angels free to minister to you!
Scripture Study: Daniel 3