Tozer Devotional

Wed, February 07, 2018

Unnoticed Ministers

Although most of us do not talk about it, Jesus said of the children, "Their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven" (Matthew 18:10).

In all that Jesus said about angels, no words are more significant for us members of a fallen race than His statement that "there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents" (Luke 15:10).

We read with tender feeling of Jesus' agony and stress as He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. When He had prayed to the point of exhaustion as He faced betrayal and the coming crucifixion, "an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him" (Luke 22:43).

At Jesus' resurrection, angels were much in evidence. An angel rolled the stone from the tomb's entrance. Angels announced to Jesus' distraught followers the joyful tidings of His resurrection.

Anyone who wants to can put a film of unbelief over his or her eyes and thus deny the existence and activity of angels. But in doing so, he or she is denying clear biblical teaching.

Verse

In speaking of the angels he says, 'He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire.' Hebrews 1:7

Thought

In Jesus' earthly life, angels were involved in major events—His birth announcement, His Gethsemane experience, His resurrection proclamation. Angels will have a role in His second coming. Have angels been involved in major events of your life and mine?

Prayer

Father, thank You for those ministers of Your providence in my life whom I have not noticed.

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A. W. Tozer, a modern day prophet, was a key figure in The Christian and Missionary Alliance. His legacy reaches through time and has impacted countless millions. A prolific author and pastor, Tozer was known for his emphasis on the deeper life movement. His message, informed as it was by A.B. Simpson the founder of The Alliance, brought the missionary call to a massive audience. A series of his sermons are available as audio files.

bookHis books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the Jesus, Our Man in Glory Chapter 5 - Jesus, Lord of the Angels

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