Great Cloud of Witnesses:
God's "Holy Ghosts?"
Part 1

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Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
December 28, 1998

Last Updated :
January 3, 2009

NOTE: This article or series has not been updated recently. As such, it may possibly contain some outdated information, and/or ideas and beliefs which I no longer embrace, or which have changed to some degree.

The Transfiguration, John The Baptist And Elijah, Elisha And
Elijah, Holy Ghost Power, God's Perspective Or Man's View?,
Gabriel Michael And Other Angelic Visitations, Great Cloud
Of Witnesses, Heroes Of Faith, Crucified With Christ, What
Is Meant By Perfect, Firstfruits And Final Harvest, Defining
And Identifying The Cloud, Run The Race With Patience, Great
Multitude, Elisha's Chariots Of Fire And The Invisible Realm

Many Christians are familiar with the awe-inspiring story
found in three of the four Gospels which deals with Jesus'
miraculous Tranfiguration. During that wonderful event,
Peter, James and John awoke from sleep to find the Lord
conversing with the Prophets Moses and Elijah who, like
Jesus Himself, appeared in majestic Robes of Light. Here is
the account as recorded by Matthew:

"And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his
brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as
the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And,
behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking
with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it
is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here
three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one
for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud
overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud,
which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well
pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they
fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and
touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when
they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus
only." (Matthew 17:1-8)

Following these miraculous events on the mountaintop, aside
from the fact that His three most-trusted followers were
probably still experiencing a bit of shock; they were
apparently also confused by the things which they had heard
and seen. Due to their slowness in comprehending certain
things, they found it a bit difficult to understand why the
Scribes insisted that Elias, that is, the Prophet Elijah,
must come first, being as Jesus had already proven Himself
to be the Messiah. Thus, as they were descending from the
mount, the following conversation occurred:

"And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged
them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of
man be risen again from the dead. And his disciples asked
him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first
come? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly
shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto
you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but
have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall
also the Son of man suffer of them. Then the disciples
understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist."
(Matthew 17:9-13)

This was not the first time that the Lord had made a clear
connection between John the Baptist and the Prophet Elijah.
Only six chapters earlier, the Lord had made the following
comments to the multitudes:

"And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the
multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the
wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind? But what
went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment?
behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto
you, and more than a prophet. For this is he, of whom it is
written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which
shall prepare thy way before thee. Verily I say unto you,
Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a
greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is
least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. And from
the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven
suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. For
all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if
ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. He
that hath ears to hear, let him hear."
(Matthew 11:7-15)

As I point out in the in-depth series 'Elijah: Where Are The
True Prophets Of God?', as well as in the revelatory series
'The Two Sackcloth Witnesses Of Revelation 11', I believe
that when Jesus said 'this is Elias, which was for to come',
what He really meant wasn't that John was actually Elijah
born again in the flesh, but rather that John carried the
same spiritual anointing as Elijah of old. It is for this
reason that right after the Angel Gabriel told Zacharias to
call his son John, he then added a few verses later:

"...and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from
his mother's womb...And he shall go before him, in the
spirit and power of Elias." (Luke 4:15b, 17a)

This idea finds further support when we consider the story
of the Prophet Elisha, who was Elijah's successor. While
Elisha was chosen by the Lord in advance, it wasn't until
Elijah's dramatic exit from this world via the chariot and
horses of fire, that Elisha actually received the spiritual
anointing which had been upon his mentor. In the following
verses, please take note of how this transfer of power is
described by the sons of the Prophets:

"He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him,
and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan; And he took
the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the
waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when
he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and
thither: and Elisha went over. And when the sons of the
prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said,
The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to
meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him."
(2 Kings 2:13-15)

Notice the similarity between their remarks, and what the
Angel Gabriel said regarding John the Baptist. In one case
we are told that 'the spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha',
and in the other we are told that John the Baptist will go
before Jesus 'in the spirit and power of Elias'. It seems to
me that they are both saying the very same thing. That word
'rest' is derived from the Hebrew word 'nuwach', pronounced
noo'-akh, which means to rest, or to settle down and remain.
In short, God merely transferred the spiritual anointing
from Elijah to Elisha; and hundreds of years later, He gave
that very same anointing to John the Baptist; even before he
was actually born; because that Power was the Power of the
Holy Ghost. John the Baptist was no more Elijah born again
in the flesh, than was Elisha hundreds of years before.

In fact, if we continue to study the Scriptures, we can
quickly see that this very same Power of the Holy Ghost is
available to all of God's children to varying degrees. You
will recall that just before His Ascension to Heaven, the
Lord Himself made the following promise to His followers:

"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is
come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in
Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the
uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8)

As we all know, this promise of receiving Power from On High
was fulfilled a short time later on the Day of Pentecost, as
the Disciples were assembled together in one place in the
second chapter of the Book of Acts:

"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all
with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a
sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled
all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared
unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon
each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost,
and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave
them utterance." (Acts 2:1-4)

It should be clear to you then, that this endowment of
Power, or Spiritual Anointing, is something which comes down
from above. As I mention in 'The Two Sackcloth Witnesses Of
Revelation 11', it is this very same Power which will also
be given to these two witnesses sometime in the near future.
In the words of the Apostle James, this Power of the Spirit
is a Gift which comes down from the Father of Lights. Please
consider the following verses:

"And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall
prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed
in sackcloth." (Revelation 11:3)

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and
cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no
variableness, neither shadow of turning." (James 1:17)

While this is all Scripturally-sound doctrine, there is
still a nagging question which we need to address. Please
carefully consider the following information. In the Old
Testament prophecy found in the Book of Malachi, which deals
with the coming of John the Baptist, we read the following:

"Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the
coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:"
(Malachi 4:5)

If John the Baptist simply received a powerful anointing of
the Holy Ghost, just like Elijah and Elisha before him, then
why does this prophecy specifically state 'I will send you
Elijah the prophet'; and why did Jesus say 'this is Elias,
which was for to come'? In other words, why didn't the Lord
inspire the Prophet Malachi to simply write 'I will send you
John the prophet'? Surely this would have made the prophecy
much easier to understand. Was the Lord purposely trying to
conceal His Plans from humanity? I don't think so. I have
become convinced that it is really a matter of perspective.
Allow me to share a few verses with you. In the first verse,
we find the Patriarch Job arguing with the Lord; and in the
second verse, we have the Lord teaching the Prophet Samuel
an important lesson when he goes to anoint the next king of
Israel who will replace King Saul; that is, King David. As
you will see, the second verse answers the question asked in
the first verse:

"Hast thou eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth?"
(Job 10:4)

"But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance,
or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him:
for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the
outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart."
(1 Samuel 16:7)

While we humans tend to look at things and understand them
from a purely physical perspective, the Lord plainly tells
us that He looks at the heart. In other words, God looks at
things from a much deeper spiritual perspective. This truth
becomes quite evident when we consider some of the visions
and prophecies of Daniel and John the Beloved. For example,
in Daniel chapter two, the Lord allows King Nebuchadnezzar
to see a night vision, or dream, in which the empires of the
world are depicted as different parts of a towering statue
made of various kinds of metal. Proud King Nebuchadnezzar is
represented by a head of gold. This is how man tends to view
his accomplishments; that is, with majesty and greatness. On
the other hand, only a few chapters later, the Lord shows us
how He really views the various empires of the world; and
that is as an assortment of beasts which fight and destroy
each other.

This same contrast can be found in the Book of Revelation.
In the seventeenth and eighteenth chapters, the worldwide
Zionist-controlled commercial system known as Babylon the
Great Whore, which is founded upon the principles of the
Babylonian Talmud, is physically described as being a rich
pompous queen dressed in the finest apparel, wearing an
assortment of expensive jewelry, and having a golden wine
cup in her hand. While this is how the world views her, the
Lord sees her as a filthy whore, who has not only committed
spiritual adultery with the world, but who has also filled
her cup with the blood of His Saints. So you see, unless we
have the Spirit of God, we cannot begin to see things as God
sees them; and much less understand His ways. These thoughts
are supported by verses such as the following:

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your
ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher
than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my
thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:8-9)

"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit
of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he
know them, because they are spiritually discerned."
(1 Corinthians 2:14)

Having now shared these thoughts with you, allow me to ask
you; is it possible that there might be some deeper meaning
behind this relationship between the Prophet Elijah and John
the Baptist in the Scriptures? Might there even be a hidden
process which allows a person to be anointed with the same
Spiritual Power as an earlier Prophet; so that, as we see in
the case of John, he was specifically called by that name in

Naturally, my questions are rhetorical in nature; for I am
persuaded that I have found the answers to both of these
questions; and it is quite profound. Based upon the Biblical
evidence, I am sure that most Christians will agree with me
when I say that celestial spirits are sometimes permitted by
God to intervene in our lives, if it will help to promote
His overall Plan in some way. The verse of Scripture which
immediately comes to my mind, is found in the Apostle Paul's
Epistle to the Hebrews. In the thirteenth chapter, Paul

"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some
have entertained angels unawares." (Hebrews 13:2)

Exactly what is an Angel? For most people, an Angel is a
spiritual being who has never lived an Earthly life in the
flesh; however, Biblically-speaking, an Angel is any envoy
or spiritual messenger sent from the Lord. As I point out in
other articles, in the Old Testament, the word 'Angel' is
derived from the Hebrew word 'mal'ak', pronounced mal-awk',
which means a messenger, or a representative. In the New
Testament, it is derived from the Greek word 'aggelos';
which also means messenger or envoy.

I think we can also agree that such incidents have, for the
most part, been quite rare down through Biblical and modern
history; or at least the written record of such encounters
has been rare. The Angel Gabriel, discussed earlier, is but
one of numerous examples I present in some of my articles;
and as we know, his appearances to Zacharias, and then six
months later to Mary, are not the only times we find him
performing missions for the Lord in the Bible. It was also
through his assistance that Daniel received his wonderful
visions and prophecies, as we see in the following verses:

"And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which
called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the
vision." (Daniel 8:16)

"Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel,
whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused
to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening
oblation." (Daniel 9:21)

Next to Gabriel, undoubtedly the second most widely-known of
the Lord's Angels, is Michael. While Gabriel is primarily
portrayed as a deliverer of messages, Michael is definitely
more the warrior type. We see him fighting in the Spirit so
that Daniel can receive his dreams and visions; we see him
standing up for the Lord's children in the Endtime; we see
him fighting with Satan in order to gain possession of the
body of Moses, and we see him fighting against Satan again
in the Book of Revelation. Consider the following verses:

"But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one
and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes,
came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of
Persia...But I will shew thee that which is noted in the
scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me
in these things, but Michael your prince."
(Daniel 10:13, 21)

"And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince
which standeth for the children of thy people: and there
shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there
was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy
people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found
written in the book." (Daniel 12:1)

"Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil
he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against
him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee."
(Jude 1:9)

"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought
against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,"
(Revelation 12:7)

Other Angelic Visitations found in the Bible include Abram's
encounter on the plain of Mamre, the rescue of Lot's family
by Angelic Messengers, Jacob's night vision of the Heavenly
Ladder, and his all-night wrestling match with an Angel, the
Heavenly Envoy who informed Manoah and his wife of the birth
of Samson, the Captain of the Lord's Host who visited Joshua
during the battle of Jericho, the awe-inspiring dreams and
visions of other Prophets like Ezekiel and Zechariah, the
Angel who prepared a meal for the Prophet Elijah, and the
Angelic Rescues found in the Book of Acts.

While I have thus far discussed Celestial Visitations by the
Lord's Angels, the Bible also indicates that sometimes His
servants are assisted by Departed Spirits as well. If you
are one who finds this concept difficult to accept, allow me
to remind you that in addition to the previous verse from
his Epistle to the Hebrews, the Apostle Paul also spoke of
'a great cloud of witnesses' in the twelfth chapter of the
very same letter:

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the
sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is set before us," (Hebrews 12:1)

Exactly who is Paul referring to in the previous verse when
he talks about being compassed about with 'so great a cloud
of witnesses'? If you open your Bible to the chapter which
comes right before this one, you will see that Paul has just
given an inspiring account of the heroes of faith, such as
Noah, Abraham Isaac and Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Gideon, Barak,
Samson, King David and Samuel and all of the other Prophets
of the Old Testament; many of whom offered their lives, in
life, as well as in death, as a testimony of their faith.
These valiant men fulfilled such verses as the following; as
well as many others which you'll find throughout my articles
which deal with the topic of Discipleship; such as 'Are You
Crucified With Christ?':

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."
(Romans 12:1)

"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let
him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow
me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but
whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall
save it." (Luke 9:23-24)

"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I,
but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in
the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved
me, and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)

"...I die daily." (1 Corinthians 15:31b)

It is these heroes of faith, who sacrificially gave their
lives, because they all sought a better Heavenly Country,
who have served as a great source of inspiration for many of
God's children who have lived down through the ages, since
Paul first penned his words. Paul concludes Hebrews chapter
eleven with the following words:

"And these all, having obtained a good report through faith,
received not the promise: God having provided some better
thing for us, that they without us should not be made
perfect." (Hebrews 11:39-40)

In the previous verses, Paul is making a clear link between
the Departed Saints, and those who were alive at the time he
wrote his Epistle. The word 'perfect' is derived from the
Greek word 'teleioo', pronounced tel-i-o'-o, which means to
complete, to accomplish or to finish. It does not mean to be
a sinless saint as some wayward Bible teachers would have
you to believe. Like the Scribes and the Pharisees of old,
some of those Bible teachers set the doorknob so high with
their doctrine of sinless perfection in the flesh, that it
is humanly impossible to reach it. In short, what Paul is
really saying, is that God's Plan of Redemption will not be
perfected, that is, fulfilled, or complete, until every last
one of His preordained and predestinated children have taken
their place in His Kingdom. The Apostle James made this very
same point when he wrote the following lines:

"Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the
Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit
of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he
receive the early and latter rain." (James 5:7)

As I explain in other articles, such as 'Is Jesus The Only
Begotten Son Of God?', this is why the Bible also talks
about Firstfruits, of which Jesus was the First Begotten of
the Dead, as well as the Final Harvest of souls in the Book
of Revelation. Consider the following verses:

"And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the
first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of
the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our
sins in his own blood," (Revelation 1:5)

"And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the
beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things
he might have the preeminence." (Colossians 1:18)

"And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud
one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a
golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another
angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to
him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap:
for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of
the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in
his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped."
(Revelation 14:14-16)

Obviously, the Apostle Paul's words at the end of Hebrews
chapter eleven apply to us, the Last Generation Christians,
as well; so we are also included in his 'without us' when he
states that the Saints of the Old Testament 'should not be
made perfect'. It is right after these words, in the first
verse of the next chapter, that he mentions the 'great cloud
of witnesses'. While Paul's words are separated by a chapter
division, created by the translators, the fact of the matter
is, that he is continuing his very same discussion. In other
words, the 'great cloud of witnesses' which encompasses, or
surrounds us round about, from the Greek word 'perikeimai',
is none other than the Departed Saints Paul has described
for us in the previous forty verses.

As proof that this is so, consider the fact that the word
'cloud' is derived from the Greek word 'nephos'; which in
addition to meaning an actual cloud in the sky, also means a
large dense multitude, or throng, of people. In other words,
Paul seems to be referring to the great spiritual cloud, or
multitude, of Departed Souls, who not only gave their own
lives as a witness, or testimony, of their faith in the Lord
and His promises, but who now watch us with abated breath as
we, the Christians of the Endtime, help bring to a close,
this final chapter of human history. Because these departed
souls are watching us, what does Paul tell us to do? He
tells us to run the race with patience:

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so
great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run
with patience the race that is set before us,"
(Hebrews 12:1)

As I point out in some of my other articles, Paul enjoyed
using such examples as running a race, putting on armour,
etc., in order to more easily explain spiritual principles
to his followers. In this case, he appears to be telling us
that, because we are surrounded by this great spiritual
cloud, or multitude, of witnesses, who have already led the
way of faith before us, we must follow their example, and
run our own race with patience; until we too have reached
the end of our course. Paul talked about this very same
thing in the following verses found in his first Epistle to
the Corinthians:

"Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one
receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every
man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all
things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we
an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so
fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under
my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any
means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a
castaway." (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)

Not only that, but Paul's implication in the previous verse
from his Epistle to the Hebrews, is that this great cloud,
or multitude, of Departed Souls, is actually cheering us on
as we get closer to the finish line. This great multitude of
souls who lived their lives in faith, and who gave their
lives in faith, are actually waiting for us to complete our
task, so that the Mystery of God can finally be fulfilled.
If this is difficult for you to accept, please consider the
fact that the Apostle John described this very same great
multitude, or spiritual cloud, in the following verses found
in the Book of Revelation:

"And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the
altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God,
and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a
loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost
thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on
the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of
them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet
for a little season, until their fellowservants also and
their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should
be fulfilled." (Revelation 6:9-11)

"After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no
man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people,
and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb,
clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;"
(Revelation 7:9)

"And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and
as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty
thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent
reigneth." (Revelation 19:6)

Please notice that these Departed Souls who are under the
Lord's symbolic altar of sacrifice, meaning that they gave
their lives for the Lord, are given White Robes. Obviously,
they are the very same great multitude in White Robes who we
see in the last two verses as well. They represent all of
the souls who have lived and died in Christ. In describing
the heroic deeds and sacrifices of this great cloud of
witnesses in Hebrews chapter eleven, the Apostle Paul wrote
in part:

"Women received their dead raised to life again: and others
were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might
obtain a better resurrection: And others had trial of cruel
mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and
imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were
tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in
sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted,
tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered
in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the
earth." (Hebrews 11:35-38)

You see, part of the problem is that many Christians have
been given the erroneous impression that Heaven is just some
far off place lost somewhere in the depths of space, or more
properly stated, above space. While I do believe that the
Lord's Heavenly Headquarters, that is, New Jerusalem, is now
located in some defined place beyond our current reach, we
also know from the Scriptures, that the Kingdom of Heaven is
here and now. It is not only all around us, but it is in us
as well. We are surrounded by it; but we simply cannot see
it at this current time; unless the Lord temporarily lifts
the veil from our physical eyes, and allows us to catch a
glimpse of it, as He did with the servant of the Prophet
Elisha in the following verse:

"And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his
eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the
young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of
horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha."
(2 Kings 6:17)

To deny this reality is to deny the plain truths found in
the Scriptures. Remember, we are told that the Lord is a
present help in trouble. His Angelic Agents and Departed
Spirits are ready to assist us at a moment's notice. They
are not limited by time, distance or space as are we humans.
They are a present help in trouble. They can be here in a
flash; and some are probably assigned to us all the time.
The following verses speak for themselves:

"The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear
him, and delivereth them." (Psalms 34:7)

"<<To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon
Alamoth.>> God is our refuge and strength, a very present
help in trouble." (Psalms 46:1)

"For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee
in all thy ways." (Psalms 91:11)

"For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his
chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury,
and his rebuke with flames of fire." (Isaiah 66:15)

"And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the
glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore
afraid....And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude
of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God
in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them
into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now
go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to
pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us."
(Luke 2:9, 13-15)

"Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for
I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold
the face of my Father which is in heaven."
(Matthew 18:10)

Again, if you doubt these things, simply read some of the
examples of Angelic Visitations which I mentioned earlier.
Read the Book of Acts. When God's servants were in need, His
Angelic Agents were immediately there to assist them; and it
didn't take light years for them to get there.

In part two of this series, we will continue this discussion
by taking a look at such topics as body, soul and the breath
of life, the separation at death, the lies and delusions of
modern science, being present with the Lord, John's Angelic
Messenger, the Resurrection in Matthew, Jesus's Ascension,
Celestial Rest, Ministering Spirits, the Gift of Prophecy
and how it works, heart soul and conscience, the Voice of
the Spirit, our spiritual antenna and the evil heart, being
washed and renewed, Spiritual Discernment, King Ahab's false
prophets and Micaiah, and finally, the demoniac, Legion and
the unclean spirit. I trust that you will join me.

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