Summary: If there were hillsides full of Chariots helping Elisha then there are hillsides of Chariots helping His servants today. After all the book of Hebrews says, “The Angels are Ministers of fire sent to help the Heirs of Salvation:”.
The Supernatural realm, the Angels and the signs and wonders of God should be a natural part of our Chrisitan life.There is a fear that we will fall into deception or be led astray by these Supernatural experiances. But I suspect that if an Angel came into our room and asked us to worship him, we would know that it wasnt from God. Our Supernatural experiances from God will always lead us closer into relationship with Jesus.
Today I received an e-mail questioning the Chariots of God and the Angelic assistance he gives his servants. In the e-mail it was recommended that I return to the faith of my forefathers. I don’t think that’s a good idea because my forefathers were Jewish mystics, Druids, Freemasons and Vikings. So I thought the Chariots of God were a safer bet! But the e-mail started a thought process, I started to think a little about what was said and wondered, "well how many Chariots does the Lord actually have? and what impact do they have?" And the answer is in the Scripture.
Psalm 68:17: The chariots of God are twenty thousand, Even thousands of thousands; The Lord is among them as in Sinai, in the Holy Place.
2 Kings 6:17 Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened his servant’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.
There are simply Millions and Millions of Chariots, and I can’t see why the Father would suddenly decide to park up all His chariots and put them into retirement
If there were hillsides full of Chariots helping Elisha then there are hillsides of Chariots helping His servants today. After all the book of Hebrews says, “The Angels are Ministers of fire sent to help the Heirs of Salvation:”. Who drives the heavenly Chariots? Angels do.
The First century Church worked with Angels all the time and they had some amazing experiences!
Phillip was told to go South by an Angel (Acts 8:26) and he did, and ended up baptising a Eunuch, as they came out of the water Phillip was caught away, he simply disappeared and turned up in another place. (Acts 8:39) Now Id say that was a supernatural experience.
In Acts 9:3 Paul was zapped from heaven by a blinding light, he heard a voice from heaven and so did his friends.
In Acts 9:10 Ananias had an open vision in which the Lord gave instructions concerning Paul. the rest is History!
Peter falls into a trance on a roof top and picnics take on a whole new meaning in Acts 10:9
In Acts 12:6-10 Peter is rescued by an Angel, at one point he thought it was all a dream, but then he realised that the Supernatural was more real than the natural bondage of prison.
In Acts 19:9 Paul receives an open vision of a man from Macedonia and ends up going there.
in Acts 22:17-21 Paul falls into a trance and receives a vision,
in Acts 27:23 an Angel appears to Paul,
In Revelation 1:9 John is caught up into Heaven.
In 2 Cor 12:1-4 Paul recounts being caught up into heaven! these are just the things that are recorded!
So why do 21st century Christians find it so hard to accept the Chariots of God, the Angels and the realm of the Spirit?
Perhaps I should return to the faith of my Fathers, I’m sure that some of those good old Jewish believers of the first century would have belonged to my extended family. So in Answer to that e-mail I’ll say Yes! Yes I will return to the faith of my Fathers. I will walk in co-operation with the Holy Spirit to see the Church released into accepting that we have Millions of helpers in the Spiritual realm all wanting to see Jesus glorified.
Recently I was caught up in the Spirit and experianced a display of many things that the Lord has in store for me personally and also for the Church
My Chariot ride made me more convinced than ever that without Supernatural help the job will never get done! There is never an experience in the Supernatural realm of God that doesn’t lead us to a greater harvest!
Today I received an e-mail from Missionary friends in one of the counties we buzzed in the Chariot, last night a 15 year old boy came to them and said he had received a vision of Jesus, and was led to them by an Angel , he wanted to know more, they showed him the Jesus video in his language, now he knows the truth! That’s what being a missionary all is about! Imagine toiling away for 15 years handing out bits of literature, perhaps with little reward. Isn’t it much better to work in co-operation with the Angels to see Jesus glorified? They won’t preach the Gospel that’s our job! But they will make it easy for us.