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Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church Of Orlando
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-5591
"When Angels Come To Help You"
Print 306, CT-2099
Open your Bibles to the Book of Genesis, chapter 32, and we will look at what
happens when angels come to meet you. Jacob had that experience and we're going
to look at that tonight. We're seeing a very interesting thing happen because we're
drawing near to the time when Jacob has his greatest encounter with God.
If you are outlining it, I'll just briefly give you the outline. First of all, you'll notice
in verses one and two, Jacob's meeting. He had a meeting with the angels. He's
leaving now. Laban has been after him. He's leaving Laban. He's taking his wives, his
sons and his daughters and he's moving on back towards home. As Jacob went on his
way, the angels of God met him. Jacob said when he saw them, "This is God's camp!"
So he named that place Mahanaim. That means the place of two camps or the place of
two hosts. You see, Jacob saw his group of people, his camp; but he also saw God's
camp. The song that ',e hear before we worship each evening, 'Surely the presence of
the Lord is in this place...l can hear the rush of angel wings." I love that song. I don't
know what happened on that particular day, but Jacob saw the presence of angels.
There have been a lot of people discussing whether or not you can see angels.
Some people say they have seen angels. I cannot honestly say that I've ever seen an
angel. I know that I have met angels unaware. You've probably met some of those
people who are God's angels who ministered to you in a paoticular need. But that does
not mean that an invisible angel is not working in our behalf. It so happened, though,
that Jacob saw these angels. Jacob had a meeting with angels and it so profoundly
impressed him that he said, "This is the place of two camps; mine and the angels that
are camping out tomeetus."
Secondly, nof ...
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