“When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, ‘Peter is at the door!’ ‘You’re out of your mind,’ they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, ‘It must be his angel.’”

– Acts 12:15,16

One of the most humorous things in the account of Peter’s escape from jail was the response of his friends when they found out he was at the door. Though they had been praying fervently for his safety and release, they couldn’t believe it when he actually showed up, so their response was, “It must be his angel!” I’ve often wondered why it was easier for them to think that his guardian angel had come to the door than it was to believe that Peter had returned in the flesh. It’s probably because it was deeply rooted in Jewish thinking that every person had a heavenly helper assigned to them that bore a striking resemblance to him or herself. As they were interceding, Peter’s friends thought it more likely that his angel would come to give them an update than that he himself would come back to them. They had faith that God would dispatch an answer, and they were 100% expecting Him to provide a supernatural response, but it was difficult to conceive of how mightily He had moved on Peter’s behalf in response to their prayers. 

My friend, there is a supernatural world that shakes when you pray! In an invisible realm, God’s angels do battle with demonic forces of darkness and they respond to petitions made in the Name of Jesus. As you intercede, I encourage you to remember that there is more going on than what you see, and focus on the authority you have in the Heavens because of your position in Christ. His angels are dispatched at the request of His children, and they are busy around the earth guarding, protecting, fighting for, and taking care of the Lord’s beloved!


I am overwhelmed, Jesus, that you give me authority in the Heavens, and I thank you for the angels that guard and protect me.


Do you believe you’ve ever seen or experienced the presence of an angel? If so, how did it impact you?

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  1. Yes I believe in Angels I never actually seen a Angel, but I believe that I’ve see and sensed them working on my behalf for sure. I’ve been in some life sistuation and I know God had the Angel there to protect me and keep me from being hurt or seriously Injuried or killed
    Jesus Loves me this I know:) and my family

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