I felt a nudge from the Lord over the past week to write about the activity of angels and how we have been given the authority to release angels into our circumstances. This is a clear reminder of the important ministry the angelic forces are playing in this hour.
There has been such an increase of angelic activity between Heaven and Earth in the past few years. I have been honored to be an onlooker to this activity many times, and have personally experienced different encounters and visions with angels. This activity is not just taking place in our individual lives, it's also happening in people groups, ministries, and regions of countries and nations.
God's Faithful Messengers
Angels are God's faithful messengers between Heaven and Earth. "He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to Heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it" (Genesis 28:12).
Even though angels are constantly ascending and descending on assignment from God, we still have a part to play. It is our job to release them into situations. You are the voice of God's Word on the earth, and angels are sent to do God's Word, obeying the voice of His Word.
"Praise the LORD, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His bidding, who obey His Word." (Psalm 103:20)
We are the heirs of salvation, and the angels have been assigned to minister on our behalf, but again, we have a part to play. "Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" (Hebrews 1:14).
We are the ones giving voice to God's Word, just as we see in Daniel 10:12 when Gabriel, the archangel, said to Daniel, "...I have come because of your words." Angels are activated when we give voice to God's Word.
Angels wage warfare in the spirit realm on our behalf. With the Word of God, they pursue and drive away our enemy. We need this kind of supernatural counter-attack in our daily lives, and we have it available to us, right on the tips of our tongues.
Decrees to Manifest Heaven's Authority on Earth
When we decree God's word we are causing Heaven to manifest in the natural realm, becoming our reality. Decrees are powerful, establishing God's will and manifesting Heaven's authority on Earth. "Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven" (Matthew 6:10 KJV).
The English definition of decree is "a statement of truth that carries the authority of a court order." This is one of the best examples: When a criminal is convicted of a crime and sentenced to prison, he cannot ignore that sentence because the authority of the court order is such that once convicted, he has no further say in the matter. The same is true with our decrees being released into the atmosphere.
When we decree God's provision and blessings over our lives, then anything coming against our provision and blessing can have no further say in the matter. The angelic are the army that enforce God's Word. Decreeing God's Word into situations is the authority angels need to do our bidding and to pursue our enemy.
"May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay. May they be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them away; may their path be dark and slippery, with the angel of the Lord pursuing them." (Psalm 35:4-6)
Instead of complaining about the battle, release the army of God into the battle. You will see the enemy fleeing seven different ways.
The angelic army is awaiting our instructions. Angels are already commissioned by God; they are waiting to be activated by man. You have authority, right now, on Earth. Harvesting angels and provision angels have been released to accelerate and advance the Kingdom of God. Make sure you release them daily in your life to bring in your harvest and provision. Amen!
Pastor Danielle Dixon has a passion to see the "captives set free." Having overcome obstacles and bondages in her own life, she shares her life experiences to encourage others to believe that with God all things are possible. Danielle and her husband Massey Dixon are senior pastors of ARK Ministries, a church they planted 19 years ago in Queensland, Australia. Their vision is to embrace people with love, hope and the goodness of God. God has used her prophetic gift to encourage many people in church settings and the marketplace over the past 25 years of ministry.