Angelic Messenger

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, September 06, 2019


Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

Earlier this week, I wrote about the storms that each of us must endure throughout life. What keeps us from crumbling under the weight of our burdens is God’s providential love. That love, however, is expressed tangibly through the ministry of others.

Your ministry to others is indispensable for their individual wellbeing and the wellbeing of the Church. Whether we know it or not, we need people, and they need us. God created us to live in community with others so they can experience his providential love through us.

I am often reminded that someone somewhere is praying to God about a need, and the Lord has appointed you and me to be the answer to that prayer. Indeed, someone prayed himself or herself to bed with a hungry stomach last night, and God is going to use you or me to supply their physical need for food. Through our benevolence, God’s faithfulness will be evident to that person.

There is someone in your sphere of influence who is battling depression or addiction. That person may have been praying for God to deliver them from their struggle for quite some time. You and I are rightly positioned to be a divine messenger of hope and deliverance through our care, concern, and encouragement.

Do you know that one of the reasons God does not use as many angelic messengers as he used to in the Bible is because he has you and me to be his messengers? Have you ever thought of yourself as an angelic messenger? Well, you are.

So then, what message has God appointed you to share with the homeless and the hopeless? How can you be a messenger to the people who are mourning the loss of a loved one or are battling a major illness, or are in pain because of a failed relationship? How can you be an angel to a single mother, an unemployed dad, a frustrated and confused teenager? What message has God given you to share with those that are struggling against endemic racism and structural injustice?

Christians often talk about angels with a sense of awe and admiration. However, the Bible teaches that the angels in heaven look at us with a sense of awe because we reflect the manifold wisdom of God (Ephesians 3:10). Believe it or not, the angels in heaven are more impressed with us than we are with them. Why? That is because followers of Jesus have a gift they never had. We have a call they never received. Part of that call is to be the personification of Christ on earth.

Do people in your local Church think of you as an angelic messenger? What about the people in your household or your family, are you an angelic messenger to them. It takes intentionality, humility, and obedience to be an angelic messenger. Some of us are too busy, too selfish, and too preoccupied with our agenda to function as angelic messengers. We want God to fix all the problems of the world, but we don’t want to be part of the solution.

Maybe its time you and I stop trying to be servants and start aiming to be angelic messengers. The way I see it, our churches are filled with Christian servants. However, it takes an angelic messenger to carry someone else’s burden.


Prayer- Blessed Lord, show us this day how we can be used as an angelic messenger to our brothers and sisters in need.

About The Author

Rev. Dieuner Joseph is a dynamic leader, disciple Maker, Writer, Talk Show host, and Spiritual counselor. Reverend Joseph is the founder of the Imani Temple Baptist Church and the Disciple Maker Ministry. He is a skilled Bible teacher who carefully and responsibly exegete the Scriptures to make them relevant to today’s readers. Through his Blog and weekly Christian magazine- The Wednesday Word- he seeks to provide Bible based instructions for dealing with the socio-political issues of today.

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