The Scriptures tell us in many different ways and in various passage that angels walk among us. It’s a fact that we need to know and to acknowledge.
And when forty years had passed, an Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Sinai. (Ac 7:30) An angel appeared Moses in a burning bush.
Acts 7:35 states that God sent back the same man his people had previously rejected when they demanded, ‘Who made you a ruler and judge over us?’ Through the angel who appeared to him in the burning bush, God sent Moses to be their ruler and savior. Angels can be sent to us by God to give us instructions or information from God.
They passed the first and second guards and came to the Iron Gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself. After leaving the prison, they proceeded the length of one street, when abruptly the angel was gone. (Ac 12:10 CEB) This angel was sent to Peter to lead him out of prison and to keep Peter safe until he reached freedom. When the angel completed the mission, he disappeared. Angels can be sent to us to set us free.
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out . . . (Ac 5:19) The angel led the apostles out of prison, and then gave them a message from the Lord (v. 20): “Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.”
And the apostles obeyed the angel and shared the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. (Lk 1:11) An angel appeared to Zacharias while he was serving in the temple. The angel informed Zacharias that his wife, Elizabeth, would have a son. The angel told Zacharias to name the boy John. Zacharias heeded the angel.
But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. (Mt 1:20) An angel told Joseph to fulfill his plan to take Mary as his wife because the baby whom she carried was a holy child. And Joseph obeyed God’s directions–which came through the angel.
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. (Heb 13:2) This verse in Hebrews reminds us to be hospitable to strangers, because they may be angels in human disguise! We may not always know that an angel has spoken to us, but something about the encounter will impress us, remain in our hearts and in our memories, and influence us with heavenly wisdom. Remember to welcome strangers! Glory to God!