Will an angel rescue you when you are in danger?
It can happen.
Both in biblical times and today, warrior angels have come to the aid of people in their times of need.
The passages below are mainly taken from the book, Revealing the Truth about Angels and Demons (author: Pastor Bright Kusinyala; editor: Ursula Lang); they tell about people who have had an angel rescue them from danger.
Angels are sent by God in response to our prayers. There is a close connection between prayer and angelic ministration.
The Bible says that when Peter was in prison, the church prayed earnestly for him and this produced a miraculous result. God responded to their prayers by sending an angel to rescue Peter:
Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.
The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.
Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. “Quick, get up!” he said, and the chains fell off Peter’s wrists. Then the angel said to him, “Put on your clothes and sandals.” And Peter did so. “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me,” the angel told him. Peter followed him out of the prison, but he had no idea that what the angel was doing was really happening; he thought he was seeing a vision.
They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city. It opened for them by itself, and they went through it. When they had walked the length of one street, suddenly the angel left him.
Acts 12: 5-10 (NIV)
This was not the first time; earlier on, an angel had also come to the rescue of the apostles:
The high priest and his friends, who were Sadducees, reacted with violent jealousy. They arrested the apostles and put them in the jail. But an angel of the Lord came at night, opened the gates of the jail, and brought them out. Then he told them, “Go to the Temple and give the people this message of life!”
Acts 5: 17-20 (NLT)
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
Psalm 34:7 (NIV)
Have you ever been in a situation where something bad was about to happen but you managed to escape? That was because God and His angels were watching over you and protecting you.
This was what happened to Pastor Bright Kusinyala before he was called into full-time ministry; he saw an angel rescue him!
"In 2001 I was working for a radio station. One day, on my way home from work, I decided to take a shortcut through a particular road.
As I was walking along the road, a man stepped right in front of me and told me to turn back — because, he said, about fifteen metres up ahead were five armed men lying in wait for unwary travellers.
At first I thought this was an ordinary man, but just after he had said those words, he disappeared. It was then that I realised he was an angel God had sent to warn me. I obeyed the angel’s advice and turned back.
I later discovered that there had indeed been five armed men waiting in ambush at that spot, on that day, ready to pounce on people passing by. I had been saved by an angel!
That wasn’t a vision; the angel that appeared to me was very real — just like the angel who appeared to Peter in Acts 12: 5-10."
About the book: Revealing the Truth About Angels and Demons is a powerful revelation of the invisible world of angels and demons, and the overwhelming victory and protection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The author writes from first-hand experience, unveiling the reality of millions of angels and demons fighting a war in the world: the devil and his demons hate people and want to bring them to hell; whilst God and His angels save and protect people and desire to bring them to heaven.
Prayer is very powerful; it can change situations in both the spiritual and natural realms. When we pray, God sends angels to intervene on our behalf. They wage war against the forces of darkness, and secure victories for us in both the spiritual and natural realms. That’s how we get answers to prayers and see changes in the physical realm.
We have not done everything we could possibly do, until we have prayed through our situations. Some problems in the natural realm cannot be solved no matter what you do physically; such difficulties can only be resolved through prayer. This is because invisible forces exist that control situations in people’s lives.
Most importantly, though, we must keep in mind that it is GOD who does the saving, whether He has an angel rescue us or He uses some other means. The purpose is not just to save us physically, but spiritually too; to bring us under the care and protection of our Lord Jesus Christ so that we can be with Him for all eternity.
About the author: Pastor Bright Kusinyala was called by the Holy Spirit at the tender age of 12 and has, since then, been greatly used by God in the healing, deliverance and prophetic ministries. He founded Regeneration Ministries International in 2009 and, today, it is one of the fastest growing ministries in Africa. This is due to the signs and wonders that God is doing in its midst. During the services, the manifestation of demons and operation of angels can be seen as Pastor Bright ministers to the oppressed.
If you have enjoyed the passages above, you might want to discover more about how Visiting Angels Have Come to Help Us.
Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible: New International Version ®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers. All rights reserved.
Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. All rights reserved.