Psalm 91:11-12
“For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.

In their hands they shall bear you up”

Who or what has charge over you?

Your situation? Someone else? The enemy? These questions dropped into my spirit today when I was declaring Psalm 91.

For many people, their situation has charge over them. It can be financial, health, relationships, family or marital issues. This becomes obvious by how overwhelmed people become when trouble comes knocking on their doors. They can get so entangled by their struggles and issues of life that it becomes hard to set themselves free.

Oftentimes, you realize this is happening when someone else points it out to you, by which time the situation has passed a critical stage. By this time you’re already struggling trying to keep your head above water and you can literally feel like you’re drowning. You’re fighting for your life and you need someone to rescue you.

As I was reading from Psalm 91 today I began to sense the movement of many angels all around me. The lyrics from the song “Surrounded/Fight My Battles” came to me… “It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You”.

We are surrounded by thousands upon thousands of angels on assignment that God has given charge to protect us, His people.

How do I know this?

Let’s look at two verses of Scriptures.

(1) Elisha & His Servant:
2 Kings 15:15-17 – the servant of Elisha was afraid and dismayed when he saw there was an army surrounding them. He cried out “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” Elisha replied “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”

(2) Jesus – The Night of His Arrest:
In Matthew 26:53 during His arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, one of Jesus’ followers drew a knife and slashed a soldier that came to arrest Jesus. But Jesus said to him “Do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?”

At the disposal of Jesus was a vast army of more than 60,000 angels that had been given charge over Him. He didn’t call on them that night because in His own words “How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled?” (Matthew 26:54).

Jesus has already fulfilled Scriptures on our behalf 2000 years ago. Now there’s nothing that should stop us from praying and asking our Father to send to our defense over 12 legions of angels to fight our enemies and bring us to complete victory in whatever situation we’re facing.

Anne Janssens
16 August 2020

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