I sometimes wonder what it would be like if we could see with our own visibility, the armies of angels that are surrounding us each and every moment. As I write this I am getting chills…. Have you ever thought about it? Looked around and actually imagined the great and vast army that encamps around you as you go through your minute-by-minute tasks. Often, I find myself walking through hours, minutes and even seconds that I miss this promise from God that His angels are watching, waiting and even bending down to listen and protect me from the evil that surrounds. How powerful is it that a mighty fortress of God’s chosen army is in our midst? I am overwhelmed at the thought….
“Calling all angels,
Calling the watchmen angels on the walls
To come and sing with us”
I love the way that worship music brings the Holy Spirit in our midst. This song, “Angels” by Bethel Music speaks of the angels that inhabit our worship as we lift our praises up to our King. It wasn’t until the last few years that God has reveled to me the true and pure act of worship and what it means to worship in spirit and in truth. As I even sit here, I am amazed at how my worship, much like my spiritual walk, has blossomed into a hunger and a thirst that I have for His presence. Worship is meant to be more than a song, a lifting of hands, a outward act of Christianity. Worship meant to be offered as a sacrifice to Christ who took on our sin and is alive and well in us this very moment. When worship becomes more than a song, there the beauty of transformation that takes place in the heart of the worshiper. Not only does the act of worship change hearts but the person whose heart is entangled in worship becomes determined to live a life of worship. Although worship is more than a song, God uses His children to write lyrics based on the truth of worship. In this song by Bethel Music, they call on the “watchmen angels on the wall”. Again, the angels are there whether we acknowledge them or not. So, when the lyrics of Christ’s children are uttered, the angels, as well as the Holy Spirit, enter the room. Just picture God’s heavenly army of angels filling the room as you lift up The Name Above All Names! What a beautiful picture….
Too often we forget that we are in “the presence” of the Almighty when we enter into worship. I once overheard someone state that “worship is much like a prayer of sacrifice”. The more I look at worship and compare it to a prayer, my time spent in worship takes on a more holy form. When we pray, we are entering into the throne room of Christ where the veil is torn between us and our Lord. So entering into worship is much like entering into prayer with Christ, which is a sacred time of adoration for our King.
When worship becomes more than a song, when we truly visualize the armies of angels filling the worship of His chosen generation and when a song becomes a holy prayer, then worship becomes a sacrifice of praise rather than an outward action.
The angels are present; just acknowledge them through a life spent in worship…
“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them. And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”
2 Kings 6: 16-17
Lord, open our eyes so that we may call upon Your angels to inhabit our worship…