•May 19, 2008 • 4 Comments

image Last year at Revelation TV we did a special programme about angels. Many people got in touch about encounters they had had with angels. In most of these stories the angels appeared in human form and at a time of need. They intervened in the situation in either a big, supernatural way, or in a small but vital way. In some stories the angel spoke, bringing some of kind of message or encouragement, and then vanished.

As Christians we know that there is a spiritual realm. The Bible tells us about angelic beings, demonic beings, heaven and hell. We know that we are in the presence of angels and that God gives His angels charge over us, to “keep you in all your ways” Psalm 91:11 – I love that.

We see angels being represented in lots of ways on TV, in books, in movies. For those who know my testimony of being heavily involved in the Occult and New Age before becoming a Christian, I’m also aware that for people who are spiritually open and interested in angels, there is a lot of information out there which from a biblical point of view, is not true. I got very caught up in all of that at one point in my life because I was intrigued by New Age spirituality. It seemed and felt more exciting than what I knew of Christianity. But I got myself in so deeply that it had an extremely destructive effect. All I can say is that the spiritual realm is real. I literally needed God to pull me out. Now I understand that it’s vital to know the source of our spiritual experiences and knowledge. So for that reason I’m going to be looking at angels from a Christian point of view. From what the Bible has to say.

I’m going to look at topics like Guardian Angels, Archangels and Fallen Angels. I’ve got an amazing story to share at the end of a woman who had a personal encounter with an angel. It’s really great. Tomorrow I’m going to do a bit of an introduction about who and what angels are. I just have to say that I’m no expert about angels, I just felt God prompt me to write the series and so all of this is just from what I’ve been learning.

I’d love to hear from you too. Your stories and comments and just generally want you think, so please do leave your comments. For a menu of what’s coming up in the series, click here. See you tomorrow in All About Angels


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Held By Jesus

•November 23, 2007 • 62 Comments

I love this picture of Jesus holding this man and cannot stop looking at it.  It’s called Forgiven and it’s by Thomas Blackshear. For me, it so perfectly captures so much about who we are and Who He is. Our weakness and His strength. Our wretchedness and His glory. Our hopelessness and His faithfulness. Our sin and His love.

The man is so worn and beaten, scuffed, sullied and weak. His legs have given way beneath him. He can no longer go on. Maybe it is despair, maybe it is the weight of sin. But what an incredible, beautiful picture of hope. Jesus is with him. I will never leave you nor forsake you, says the Lord. In our darkest moments, Jesus is present and steadfast and able.

Not only this, but Jesus holds him and sustains him. On his own, this man would be lost, his life in ruins. But when he can stand no more, Jesus stands for him. When he is close to falling, Jesus holds him up. He is so strong and I am so weak.

And look at what is in the man’s hands. This was really poignant for me. In one hand is a mallet, in the other the nail. The nail driven into the very hands that hold him. It is our sin that sent Jesus to the cross to die that unimaginable and horrific death, and yet as undeserving as we are, He loves us and bears with us and is merciful.

*Picture Reference: Forgiven by Thomas Blackshear 

A Barren Tree In Winter

•October 14, 2007 • Leave a Comment

I came across this beautiful story today about a monk called Brother  Lawrence (formerly Nicholas Herman) who lived in the 1600s. It is an account of how he was set on a spiritual journey towards God…

In the deep of winter, Herman looked at a barren tree, stripped of leaves and fruit, waiting silently and patiently for the sure hope of summer abundance. Gazing at the tree, Herman grasped for the first time the extravagance of God’s grace and the unfailing sovereignty of divine providence. Like the tree, he himself was seemingly dead, but God had life waiting for him, and the turn of seasons would bring fullness. At that moment, he said, that leafless tree “first flashed in upon my soul the fact of God,” and a love for God that never after ceased to burn.*

I thought about the way that we can face times when we feel stripped, and our lives seem barren. When things seem stark, and we are laid bare. But what a beautiful picture of hope this story gives. That with God, there is the promise of changing seasons and newness ahead.

That if we will wait for Him, “silently and patiently” and confident in His grace and “unfailing sovereignty,” we have the “sure hope of summer abundance” to look forward to.

*reference: ‘Brother Lawrence’ on Wikipedia –