This morning I am determined to make a quick stop at my bank, complete a single transaction inside, get back into my car and head straight home. I don’t have a lot of extra time to spare, so no additional stops will take place on this trip.
Parking my car at the bank, I set my keys on the passenger seat and start to reach in the back for my paperwork. Oh no! Without warning, I hear the familiar sound of all four car doors locking. My first reaction is how did this happen? The keys are not touching anything. Only my keys are situated on the passenger seat. My hands aren’t close to the lock buttons. This is absurd. I am puzzled and at a loss for an explanation.
Because I am curious, I hit the unlock button and try the driver’s door. As soon as I attempt to open the door, the security alarm blares its distinctive clamoring noise. Now the keys are desperately needed.
Feeling unnerved because of the noise, and knowing others might be checking my car, I grab my keys and mistakenly hit the “panic” button. Cessation of this offensively loud blast does not happen. With an all-or-nothing feeling, I frantically spot the unlock button and click it. Silence. Ah, wonderful silence.
Relieved, I lean back in the drivers’ seat and try to relax. As soon as I get my composure, I will head into the bank and take care of my transactions. But I think about the doors suddenly locking without cause and, deep within me, the thought arises, “uh, oh. I have a feeling I’m going to need to stay put.“
Out of the corner of my eye, I am aware of movement in the passenger seat. As I turn my head to look, I am conscious of a Presence occupying the space. What is this? As soon as I think that I hear a voice saying, “take a good look at what you are about to see.” Past encounters with angels have taught me to realize one or more of them are constantly with me, even when I am not fully cognizant of them.
I look closely at the Presence in my car. He appears to be wearing an Avengers suit. Surprised and a bit taken aback, I giggle at the sight of an angel in a costume. Holy Spirit hears my giggle and the Avenger suit is suddenly gone. “You have seen correctly,” Holy Spirit informs me. “This one is among the tens of thousands of angels which have come to avenge the misguided precepts and interpretations the Bride has taken in.”
I react instantly. “But Jesus’ blood was given to avenge every wrong done to us.” “Yes,” Holy Spirit concurs.“ But the Body of Christ has come into a stagnant place.” That saddens me. I don’t want to hear that the church is not flowing as Father desires. “She has believed that it is her responsibility to do something to inherit eternal life. Many in the Church believe it is up to man to prove him or herself to Father for acceptance before stepping out with Him. They don’t understand His glorious unconditional love.”
“Papa God,” I cry out. “You have an abundant life for each of us. Help us recognize our relationship with You and Your Son is not about us gaining Your approval, but about what Jesus has already done once and for all. It is finished.”
“Closely observe what I am about to show you,” Holy Spirit continues. Immediately my eyes are open to see angels on rooftops, angels standing guard at doorways, angels perched on windowsills, angels escorting people to their destinations. All of them have swords at their sides and helmets on their heads. They appear as I imagine a Roman Legionnaire looked in biblical times, on guard and patrolling his conquered territory. Holy Spirit’s words are enlightening. “These are angels sent ahead of Father’s Beloved Bride of Christ, to guard each of you along the way and to bring you to the place Father has prepared.”
I understand that the place He has prepared is not heaven in the future. Heaven is here on earth as we live and carry the Kingdom of God within us. Holy Spirit tells me, “This place Father has prepared is the place of rest. A place where striving, anxiety, and stress have been removed. A place of complete acceptance, stillness, assurance, comfort, and freedom. It is rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross. The avenger angels are sent by Father to minister to His Beloved the freedom that has already been won.” I let out a sigh. My body and spirit are both reacting to the relief Holy Spirit’s words bring. “The angels are cutting away counterintuitive teachings and the chains of bondage these teachings bring. They are guarding minds and cutting off the spiritual blinders. The avenger angels are spearing condemning words before they are spoken, either verbally or thoughtfully.”
I look again at the many angels I see in my range of sight. On each of their shields is a star illuminating brightly. “Jesus is the Morning Star. He is the Light of the gospel.” The words flow melodiously from Holy Spirit. As He declares this, large streaks of bold colors begin to appear in the atmosphere.
The colors dance and twirl in response to His words. His statement of truth expresses His love for Jesus. Soon the sky is a mural of exquisite colors, blending together. All creation acknowledges Jesus.
“Now come with Me and I will show you more,” Holy Spirit adds.
I am lifted high above the earth, gazing down at it. The formations of the continents are clear to me as the earth rotates and each land mass comes into view. What amazes me as I observe the earth is all the star-like intense bright lights that are shining from the lands. I am thinking He has taken me above the stars, and the lights I see are a portion of the celestial body below. But it is daylight. The stars are above me and not evident yet. “What you are seeing is the myriad of angels that have been assigned to bring full knowledge of the New Covenant relationship between Father and all of you that He so deeply longs for.” I remember the shields of each angel having a star on it. From high above the earth, I can see the illuminated energy generated by the angels as they go about working on their assignment.
“At various times and seasons, people will come to the understanding of the truth which Father is communicating to the Bride of Christ,” Holy Spirit declares. “It is happening now with many but will escalate as greater numbers begin to share from their hearts the reality of the revelation. Those who have not yet entered the Kingdom of God will understand fully without being encumbered by previous teachings the moment they walk through the open door into His Kingdom life.”
As if being prompted by what Holy Spirit has just said, the stars on the shield of each angel on earth emit a brilliance that reaches into the heavenlies. “Why is the light from the shields so heightened?” I ask. “Every avenger angel in unison has lifted his shield. They are in complete agreement with the words which I spoke,” Holy Spirit answers me.
Immediately the atmosphere becomes alive with the luminosity of the stars on their shields. I can hear a heavenly cadence bringing about rhythmic movement. I feel a shift and a change. I sense the spirit of God within many people is being awakened to the amazing truth that Jesus came to fulfill and abolish the law which none of us are able to do.
“I have one more thing to show you. Let’s go back,” He tells me. “I love it here,” I respond. “Can we stay? I want to weave through the brilliance of the angels’ stars and hear the sound of the cadence as it intensifies. Can this luminous place be harnessed and brought to earth for all to see and experience?”
“Beloved, you will hear and see it.” He lovingly takes my hand and we descend until I am once again sitting inside my car. “What are you noticing now?” He asks me. “I see some of the angels begin to accelerate their work. It looks as if others are still standing guard, waiting for their cue.” Holy Spirit continues, “As hearts are prepared, Father increases each angel’s assignment. The change is being expedited. Creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. Together, every one of you, Beloved Bride of Christ, will dance with joy in one accord!”
I take one more look around to see a large number of avenger angels. I am in my car, needing to go into the bank. However, my spirit has been so aroused at what I’ve been shown that I want to step out of my car and burst forth into a spontaneous dance of eager expectation.
But I’ll wait so I can dance in unison with the Body of Christ from that wondrous place of rest!
I exit my car, turn and walk into the bank. My angel is with me…
” For if there had been nothing wrong with that first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. But God found fault with the people and said: “The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.” By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.” (Hebrews 8:7-8; 12-13)
“ Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts! (2 Corinthians 3:7-9)