To The Heirs Of Salvation
they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall
be heirs of salvation? Heb. 1:14.
has angels whose whole work is to draw those who shall be heirs of salvation.
. . The angels' work is to keep back the powers of Satan.
work of these heavenly beings is to prepare the inhabitants of this world
to become children of God, pure, holy, undefiled. But men, though professing
to be followers of Christ, do not place themselves in a position where they
can understand this ministry, and thus the work of the heavenly messengers
is made hard. The angels, who do always behold the face of the Father in heaven,
would prefer to remain close by the side of God, in the pure and holy atmosphere
of heaven; but a work must be done in bringing this heavenly atmosphere to
the souls who are tempted and tried, that Satan may not disqualify them for
the place the Lord would have them fill in the heavenly courts. Principalities
and powers in heavenly places combine with these angels in their ministration
for those who shall be heirs of salvation.
who will do for you what you can not do for yourselves, are waiting for your
co-operation. They are waiting for you to respond to the drawing of Christ.
Draw nigh to God and to one another. By desire, by silent prayer, by resistance
of satanic agencies, put your will on the side of God's will. While you have
one desire to resist the devil, and sincerely pray, Deliver me from temptation,
you will have strength for your day. It is the work of the heavenly angels
to come close to the tried, the tempted, the suffering ones. They labor long
and untiringly to save the souls for whom Christ has died. And when souls
appreciate their advantages, appreciate the heavenly assistance sent them,
respond to the Holy Spirit's working in their behalf; when they put their
will on the side of Christ's will, angels bear the tidings heavenward. . .
. And there is rejoicing among the heavenly host.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 20.