Moments with Angels: Spectacular Encounters with Heavenly Messengers
Suddenly there are angels everywhere or so we think. But haven't they been with mankind a long time? These creatures who transcend time bring groceries to a snowbound family and leave no footprints. In Moments with Angels, read about these messengers of God intervening for a; family's safety, and an apocalyptic warning from a mysterious hitchhiker. Thirty such stories paint an awesome picture of these celestial beings.
Angels fascinate us and stimulate conversadons. They watch us continually and do the bidding of their Creator in heaven. And we are the benefactors.
Written in Robert Strand’s unique storytelling style, Moments with Angels contains 30 inspiring true stories along with relevant Scripture verse. Complete with photos, the two-color interiors compliment the elegant covers to make each a great gift idea for any memorable moment.
About the Author
Rev. Robert Strand has spent 30 years collecting the inspirational stories contained in the "Moments to Give" series. Rev. Strand is currently senior pastor of Parkcrest Assembly in Springfield, Missouri. He and his wife, Donna, have four children, and are grandparents to six little ones. He is a graduate of North Central Bible College with a degree in theology.
* Hardcover: 80 pages
* Publisher: New Leaf Press (April 1996)
* Language: English
* Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 5.8 x 0.4 inches
From the Book:
Day 1 About Angels
Everybody knows about angels... well, at least on some level. And it seems that more people are talking about angels than ever before. Today there are boutiques devoted to angels, and greeting cards, poetry, songs, and books portraying them in all their goodness. We even take these wonderful "angelic" qualities and apply them to a sweetheart, spouse, kids, or special people. Billy Graham, in his popular book on angels, states, "Angels have a much more important place in the Bible than the devil and his demons."' The Bible is chock-full of dramatic angelic appearances.
. . Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, David, Elijah, Zechariah, Joseph, Mary, and Peter, along with others, saw angels. Angels in the Bible are seen in many roles ... climbing ladders, wrestling with people, taming lions, lifting great weights, announcing births, recruiting leaders, warriors in battle, executioners, performing miraculous rescues, and comforting people.
Two angels are mentioned by name ... Michael and Gabriel. Michael is depicted in three biblical books as the "Great Prince" or archangel; Gabriel is shown as presiding over paradise.
So what are angels? We know, according to the Bible, that they are created beings, dignified, majestic, and intelligent. They are personal beings who always represent God but are not omnipresent, which God is. Little is said of their appearance, but they can take on the physi- cal form of a person and sometimes are mistaken for another human being. The word "angel" simply means "messenger." They are seen as protectors, messengers ordered by God to minister in a myriad of ways in the Bible.
Some things to note: At no time should an angel or angels be worshiped! The Bible is very clear that only God is to be worshiped. Second, we are not to pray to angels! You might ask God for help in an emergency, but we are never to pray to angels. Let's open our eyes and ears of understanding and ask God to help us develop a healthy balance in regard to His angels.
This book is a collection of "angel" stories ... to my knowledge all of the following are presented as true, factual, real-life stories. They have not been researched beyond the accounts of the people who ex perienced them. The stories are taken at face value as shared. I believe that angels exist! You be the judge. Read on and rejoice!
Today's Quote: Angels are "incorporated spirits created by God to worship Him and carry out His will." - Billy Graham
Today's Verse: For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rul- ers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him (Col. 1:16).