….He will give His angels orders concerning you,
to protect you in all your ways.
12 They will support you with their hands
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
There is often mentioned in the Bible that angels are ministering spirits. Billy Graham even has a book that talks about angels and their role in our day-to-day lives. This takes on a whole new meaning when we hear of live and real sightings of angels that are at scenes where people have been traumatized and almost killed.
Such a scene unfolded on May 22, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. When a monster F5 tornado hit this city, the effects were catastrophic to say the least. Soon after the damage was done and the community began to come out of shock, stories of angels from heaven began to circulate. None of these people were together when the stories were told. They could not have known the angel sightings were seen by anyone else other than themselves. Here are a few of the testimonies taken from Kenneth Copeland’s magazine “The Believer’s Voice of Victory“. Every story you are about to read is true and documented!
-A sheriff’s deputy interviewed a little boy found on the opposite side of town from where he had been lost. “How did you get here?” the deputy asked. “I flew with an angel,” the boy replied, adding that the angel also fed him.
-One family that arrived for food at the church described what had happened to their 13-year-old daughter when the tornado struck. The girl was in a car when a piece of metal broke through the windshield, impaling her to the seat. When rescue workers arrived, instead of being terrified or in shock, the girl had remained calm “I am just fine,” she insisted. “He told me I would be okay.” “Who told you that?” ”Him! Don’t you see Him? He is right beside me.” The “Him” she described was wearing clothes of glowing white material. “He told me He would be with me until I went to surgery,” the girl explained. “After that I won’t see Him again. But, He said I would be alright.” And, she was alright. The metal that impaled her had missed her spinal column by a millimeter. Three weeks after surgery, she was swimming.
-There were so many encounters with angels that little children around Joplin referred to them as “Butterfly Men”. God uses people to do His bidding, but when people are not available then angels do what people cannot. Psalm 91 specifically says we are protected on every side by angels. According to Reverend Bill Winston, each individual person does not have just one angel, but thousands that guard us daily.
God is a very present help in time of trouble! He is also a help throughout the trouble and sees you through to the end of it! As people flooded Joplin to help, Meals on Wheels was birthed to feed the respondents, as well as displaced families out of just one church. I am sure there were more ministries birthed, I am just not aware of them. I do know, that help as far as my neighboring cities in Texas took food, water, and many non-perishable items from all over the community!
Never think God is not right on top of your situation. Your need is not only known, but it is fervently attended to by God and His angels on your behalf! God will never leave you helpless or alone. Whether you see your “Butterfly Men” or not, never doubt they are there!
May God’s richest blessing be upon you, dear reader! Juliana