About two o'clock one Monday morning, I was awakened when I heard noises in the downstairs part of my house. I immediately investigated to find the cause. When I did, I saw one of the most awesome sights I've ever seen. Standing in my living room were four great warrior angels, and there was tremendous activity going on in my house. Every time God has revealed himself through the visits of angels to my home or study, it has been awesome, but this seemed to be still more staggering because there was a real awareness in my spirit of the importance of what God was doing.
Gabriel met me at the foot of the stairs and asked me to come into the family room. He said, "I don't want you to be frightened or fearful, but Satanic forces have started an attack against you. Just as God has his angelic organization, Satan also has his organization with princes of darkness, although he doesn't have as many, and they are not as powerful. They are not omnipresent and they cannot be everywhere at once. Their doom is already spelled out."
I listened intently to Gabriel as he said he wanted to give me this assurance so that I could strengthen the bonds of God's people, and remind them of the very special time in which we are living. He said that Satan is aware of the fact that God is doing something in Boise, and he has sent princes of darkness to this area in an endeavor to hurt and rob people, to fill their minds with the things of the world and to try to hinder the work of God.
He reminded me of the time when Israel was going to be delivered out of the land of Egypt, that the princes of darkness tried to stop and hinder God's work by killing all the baby boys, hoping to kill Moses. He did the same thing after Jesus was born.
I thought it was extremely interesting when Gabriel said that Satan does not know what is going to happen. He cannot foretell the future and he cannot read the minds of people. He is extremely nervous because he doesn't know exactly what is going on, but he is hoping somehow to slow down whatever it is that God is doing! Gabriel said since the Holy Spirit monitors everything on earth, he will not allow him to do this. When he sees the activity of Satan becoming dangerous, he dispatches hosts of angels to straighten out the situation.
My attention was drawn to a special angel there, who was very huge and warlike! As I looked at him, I noticed that in spite of this fierceness, there was also a tremendous resemblance to Gabriel! I will never forget the eyes of this large angel because they looked like pools of fire! I was observing his strength and might when Gabriel very simply told me that God had sent his mightiest warring angel to clear away and push back those princes of darkness. I could hardly breathe, it was so awe-inspiring, because this was my introduction to MICHAEL!
It is virtually impossible to describe the radiation and the glow that came from their presence. I could sense compassion and love, and the fruit of the Holy Spirit, because the atmosphere of heaven is the nature of Jesus. All of these angelic beings have that same nature and tremendous compassion.
Gabriel told me that God had given Michael some words for me. I listened with awe! It was real! There was no way I could question it. I was there!
Gabriel informed me that a battle was going on that night and these warring angels in the living room were actually directing the armies of heaven who were pushing back the forces of darkness. Michael and the three captains who were there with him were receiving messages from the Holy Spirit, as he monitored all of the activities, and in turn they were giving messages in languages I didn't understand, to angel leaders who were carrying out the battle.
Michael said that until the appointed time when Satan would be cast out completely, God allows this, and there is a constant dispersing and scattering of evil forces by the warring angels. He told me there was nothing to fear because the angels were overcoming the enemy, guarding and protecting us! Hallelujah!
Michael talked with me quite at length about something I had previously never put in its proper perspective. When God brings truth, we have to forget our little boxes of doctrine, for God can DO what he wants, and KNOWS what he wants to do.
Michael said, until the appointed time, our task is not to destroy Satan, but to scatter the forces of darkness, to hold them in abeyance, to overcome them and to keep them from God's people."
Then he said, "I have an assignment that I am anxiously awaiting where I am not going to have to show respect for Lucifer any more. That assignment is to sweep the heavens clean of Satan and every single one of his angels. We will not leave even one!"
He said, "In case you are not aware of it, twenty-four hours a day there is some type of evil force accusing God's people of things he has already forgiven." Satan does not see things the way God sees them. He knows they are forgiven, but he keeps on accusing them anyway. "But," he said, "The heavens will be swept clean! Lucifer is going to try to fight, but he doesn't have a chance. If you want to read about what is coming, it is found in the twelfth chapter of Revelation, verses seven through ten." (Revelation 12:7-10).
This was the first time I realized that Michael had angels he commanded. The Word says, "Then there was war in heaven; Michael and the angels under his command fought against the Dragon and his host of fallen angels. And the Dragon lost the battle and was forced from heaven.
"This great dragon - the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world - was thrown down onto the earth with all his army. Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, 'It has happened at last! God's salvation and the power and the rule, and the authority of his Christ are finally here; for the Accuser of our brothers has been thrown down from heaven onto earth - he accused them day and night before our God. They defeated him by the blood of the Lamb, and by their testimony; for they did not love their lives but laid them down for him. Rejoice, O heavens! You citizens of heaven, rejoice! Be glad! But woe to you people of the world, for the devil has come down to you in great anger, knowing that he has little time" (Revelation 12:9-12 TLB).
Satan and his troops cannot do anything to spoil God's plan. During the tribulation, the days will be horrible because all of the fallen angels will be on the earth. Praise God he is taking us out before this happens.
Michael said, "There will not be a place in all of the vast heavens for even one of those demons, not even one!" He emphasized this and said that it is his assignment, and he is ready to go on it as soon as the day is appointed!
Gabriel told me to share this news to encourage the hearts of God's people. He has his eye on them! He has his eye on the whole world; he hasn't given it up to Satan, and he wants us to look at things through his eyes. We might think things look dark, but God wants us to know that he is in control.
Gabriel and Michael both told me that the previous Sunday the princes of darkness were so close that the warring angels stationed themselves in our church service to make sure the enemy couldn't get in. Hallelujah! I rejoiced when he said he would leave his angels as long as they were needed.
Michael had come directly from the presence of God, and the power and force in my house was so strong that most of the day had gone by before I regained my strength. The human body is not made to contain the force that radiates from an angel like Michael, and it certainly had an impact on me!
It is hard for the human mind to comprehend what is actually taking place, and it sounds strange, but the creator of the heavens and the earth is doing something special. These mighty angels cannot come, they cannot appear, and they cannot speak until God says, "Go!" And he is saying it today!
I sensed more of a fierce countenance in Michael than in Gabriel, even though there was a definite resemblance. He had fine, chiseled features, and the description which Daniel gave of the angelic beings was even more complete when I noticed Michael was dressed somewhat like Gabriel. His white tunic had a type of elegant gold embroidery on it, and he wore a wide, gold belt. He wore a type of sandal, and his feet were the color of someone with a deep tan. Daniel said, "It was like burnished brass." His hands and arms also shone. The copper color of his skin was unusual because it was brilliant with the radiation that flows out of him from having been in the presence of God. There was such a definite command about him that I could see what it would mean to any force coming against him!
His hair is light, almost flaxen. He appears to be about twenty-five years old, so it's hard to realize that he is older than the earth!
The other warring angels wore a type of brown tunic, or shirt, tied at the neck with what appeared to be a shoelace. This was worn over very loose trousers.
Angels of God have different ranks. Gabriel is the leading angel, and he stands in the presence of God as a coordinator. God's organization is highly structured and is absolutely beautiful!
Ministering spirits are angels who live right here on this earth with us. God says they encamp around us. They are helping all the time by ministering to us and removing hurts and cares. They know the objections, the strains and the pressures of life, and they are around to help us. They carry the very heartbeat of God, his love, his care and his concern. They live in angelic communities and may appear as ordinary humans. They do not have the strong radiation of the heavenly angels. Seraphims and cherubims are two other kinds of angels.
Right now there is a special task force of angels on special assignment who will not listen to objections of any kind. Gabriel leads them, and they are really busy bringing the lost to believers who will share God's message of salvation to them.
Michael is head of all the great warring angels who do battle with the forces of darkness. Chrioni is a captain of the Lord's host and is one of the leading warrior angels.
Many angels have a rank or position in the heavenly army similar to a general or captain. Each one has his own responsibilities with a chain of command under him. When Lucifer fell, he took a section of angels of different ranks with him, so he also has a chain of command, which means there are also various levels of demons.
The Word speaks of the princes of darkness. They are the highest in Satan's army. At any time in history, when Satan knew that God was doing something special, he gathered the princes of darkness together and used all the strategy possible in a special delaying tactic to hurt God's work.
For example, when Daniel was being contacted, the princes of darkness wanted, if possible, to stop the message God was sending to him. Gabriel came against this great force for twenty-one days, and was delayed because the demons had gathered to hinder him in coming. Finally the Holy Spirit sent Michael, the great angel who is in command of all warring angels.
Because of Michael's tremendous spiritual might, he was able to push back all of those forces of darkness. Then Gabriel got through. When he was talking to Daniel, he said, "Daniel, I couldn't get through for twenty-one days, but then Michael came, and all it took was Michael to stand with me to push them back!"
God is doing something very special now! He has chosen a place to pour out his message, his word and his special insight for this day, just as he did in Daniel's time. There is no question about it, Boise, Idaho, is a touchdown place for angelic beings. Satan has recognized that. He doesn't know what it is all about, but he has brought princes of darkness to this area to try to stop it. But he can't win!
Later that night when they were ready to leave the house, Michael and another of the angels opened our sliding patio doors leading to the back yard. It had snowed about six inches while they were here. They took three steps, which pressed the snow down all the way to the ground, and carried them close to fifteen feet, nearly five feet per step, and then suddenly they disappeared - completely vanished!
All they left behind were huge footprints in the snow!
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