Employ My Hands to Do His Work
Bless the Lord, ye his
angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the
voice of his word. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his,
that do his pleasure. Ps. 103:20, 21
Angelic agencies, though invisible, are
cooperating with visible human agencies, forming a relief association with men.
Is there not something stimulating and inspiring in this thought that the human
agent stands as the visible instrument to confer the blessings of angelic
agencies? As we are thus laborers together with God, the work bears the
inscription of the divine. With what joy and delight all heaven looks upon
these blended influences, influences which are acknowledged in the heavenly
courts! Human agencies are the hands of heavenly instrumentalities, for
heavenly angels employ human hands in practical ministry. Their acts of
unselfish ministry make them partakers in the success which is a result of the
relief offered. This is Heaven's way of administering saving power. The
knowledge and actions of the heavenly order of workers, united with the
knowledge and power which are imparted to human agencies, relieve the oppressed
The very angels who when Satan was seeking
the supremacy fought the battle in the heavenly courts, and triumphed on the
side of God; the very angels who from their exalted position shouted for joy
over the creation of our world, and over the creation of our first parents, who
were to inhabit the earth . . . are most intensely interested to work in union
with the fallen, redeemed race in the development of that power which God gives
to help every man who will unite with heavenly intelligences to seek and save
human beings who are perishing in their sins. . . .
Human agencies are called to be hand
helpers, to work out the knowledge and use the facilities of heavenly angels.
By uniting with these powers that are omnipotent, we shall be benefited by
their higher education and experience. . . . Such a cooperation will accomplish
a work which will give honor and glory and majesty to God.
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