Angels are real, and God sends them to earth, to do certain things for us. If you doubt, read Hebrews 13:2,
where the Bible says, “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
And remember that angels came in human form to tell Sampson’s parents that he would be born to them, and would be a
special person. (Judges 13:16). Angels are mentioned 295 times in the Bible. And you’ve heard stories of angels appearing
in our lifetime, to help someone. Dale Evans, wife of movie star Roy Rogers, believes their handicapped daughter was an angel.
Ah, but you say, they usually don’t give precise information, so listen to me. My wife’s older
brother, Mitchel Manning, lives in St. Louis.
He’s 90 years old, and since his wife, Erma, has passed on, he spends much time with a daughter, Carolyn
Sherrin. But Monday, September 22, 2008, Carolyn took him to his own house at 514 Wachtel Avenue. Carolyn parked and took
some things inside, then came back to help Mitchel and he had gotten out of the car himself and had fallen. He was unconscious,
lying on the pavement with a severe head wound.
Carolyn panicked, and at that moment a car came and a lady left her car on the street and ran to help. She
called 9-1-1 and took care of Mitch until the ambulance came. And as Carolyn turned to thank her, she….was gone. No
car in sight; just gone.
Carolyn believes, and I agree, that the lady was an angel. Sometimes they’re sent to help; sometimes
they’re sent so God can show us our REAL selves. In any case, you can believe. The Bible says so.
I’ve noticed that some of my Conquest articles have taken on a new complexion since my wife
went to her new home. I don’t feel the same about passing from this life to the next. I like to use the
term “The Promise” that the Lord gives to everyone…that Christians will immediately be with loved
ones who’ve gone on, when our turn comes.
King David used that consolation we see in 2nd Samuel 12:23,
after his son by Bathsheba died; “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.” And of course Jesus
showed the same comfort to us, as He hung on the Cross, when he told the thief hanging beside Him, who had become a believer
there, “Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.”
I’ve written about that in an earlier article, but for those of you who didn’t see it, I’ll give
my interpretation of those words by Christ. “Today” means now…assuring us that we won’t be
put in a waiting area until some time in the future. And “shalt thou be with me” means that He will go to
the same place with this person who’s dying at His side.
And the Bible clearly shows that the word “Paradise” and
“Heaven” are the same place. Revelation 2:7 is enough to convince us: “He who has an ear, let
him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which
is in the paradise of God.” And the tree of life serves double duty, also indicating that we’ll eat the
best of foods in Heaven.
The only ones who
should fear death, are those of you who haven’t given your heart to the Lord. I beg you to take care of that,
at this very moment. It’s the only time you’re guaranteed.