(By Jared Laskey) The ministry of angels is evident throughout Scripture, which says angels are “ministering spirits sent out to minister to those who will inherit salvation” (Heb. 1:14). As Christians, we should rejoice like the angels when people give their lives to Him and appreciate that there are “innumerable” angels in heaven, and each has an assignment from God (Heb. 12:22).

Some angels stand in the presence of God at all times (Rev. 8:2), while others protect the children of God (Ps. 91:11). Some have participated in physical battles on earth as 2 Kings 19:35 illustrates. Angels were used by God to slay the Assyrian army. Daniel 10 records the angel that went to Daniel to tell him of his answered prayers during his fast. This angel fought a battle in the heavens and was reinforced by Michael the archangel to go to Daniel and reveal future events. God used angels to close the mouth of the lions and wage spiritual warfare in the heavens. They can attend to our aid as they did Elijah in 1 Kings 19:5-8 and Jesus in Matthew 4:11 and Luke 23:43. CONTINUE