The Cooperation with Angels

In order to be able to work with angels, it takes a lot to get involved. To start with it is vital to know the spiritual principle according to God’s word. Genesis 1 states that the Spirit of God hovered or vibrated over the waters while waiting for the manifestation of the Word of God to become active in the light of God (cf. Genesis 1:2-4a).
Genesis 1:2-4a:
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
4a God saw that the light was good, …
In the book of Psalms and the letter to the Hebrews we can also see that angels are winds, and that the presence of God moves with the wind also (cf. Hebrews 1:7 i.c.w. 2 Samuel 5:24; Psalm 18:10).
Hebrews 1:7:
7 In speaking of the angels he says, (cf. Psalm 104:4): “He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire.”
2 Samuel 5:24:
24 As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move quickly, because that will mean the LORD has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army.”
Psalm 18:10:
10 He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.
The ‘wind’ is the spiritual impact of God moving in concealment, and saints can perceive it with a spiritual ear (cf. John 3:8).
John 3:8:
8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.
On the basis of these scriptures, we recognize a spiritual principle that is characterized by the presence of spirit (Note: wind/air/breath), water (Note: ‘carrying element’ of God’s presence), and the living word (Note: sound) to create (Note: light) in the ‘’erets realm’ (Note: spiritual realm in the earth).
Because God is the Father of lights and there is no darkness in Him, His angels are filled with His shining presence, so that you might also call them light-winds (cf. 1 John 1:5 i.c.w. James 1:17).
1 John 1:1-5:
5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
James 1:17:
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Therefore many people, when discerning angels and viewing this in a prophetic context, describe them as being connected with various forms and colors shaped from light.
The angels of God are ministering spirits who are assigned by the LORD to serve amongst others the people of God (see Hebrews 1:14).
Hebrews 1:14:
14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
Of Angels and Horses
Furthermore, with regard to angels in the form of winds, they are also synonymous with horses, as the book of Zechariah reveals in chapter 6 (cf. Zechariah 6:2-5).
Zechariah 6:2-5:
2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black,
3 the third white, and the fourth dappled – all of them powerful.
4 I asked the angel who was speaking to me, “What are these, my lord?”
5 The angel answered me, “These are the four spirits [or winds] of heaven, going out from standing in the presence of the Lord of the whole world. …”
Therefore, when wanting to work with angels it is beneficial to know just how horses behave.

=> One of the remarkable behaviors of horses, among others, is that when they are on a ranch, for example, they always look for an open gate and move there to enter the realm of greater freedom.
In this example the open gate equals the humble expectations of a saint, who according to God’s word, respects the ministry of angels and asks in faith for the ability to discern them (cf. James 1:6a).
James 1:6a:
6a But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, …
Horses are creatures who stick close to people they know and who care for them; likewise the angels: Angels stay more where their service is welcome and where they are not rejected because of unbelief, violence/aggression or by rebellious behavior (cf. Exodus 23:20-23).
Exodus 23:20-23:
20 See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.
21 Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him.
22 If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.
23 My angel will go ahead of you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and Jebusites, and I will wipe them out.
The recognition of the ministry of angels by faith leads to great results in the lives of saints.
Horses have a so-called soft spot which is called withers and is situated where the saddle normally goes. This is the area of the horse the mother gently caressed when it was a foal.
Because of this affectionate treatment of the foal by the mother, love and security are conveyed to the foal. This soft spot in horses allows to give and receive tenderness. By this we can see that when we as people of God move in His tender mercies, it encourages the angels of the LORD to increasingly get active under the authority of God’s will and according to His plan for our lives. <= (Note: Text set in ‘=>’ is based on an explanation from the book, ‘Working with Angels’ by Steven Brooks; paraphrased)
The Term ‘Angel’ and Walking in Holiness
=> An angel is a heavenly/spiritual being, divine messenger, sent as an agent, ambassador, or emissary to conduct business on behalf of God in the affairs of men. May be stationed as a territorial ruler or despot in countries and nations as their spiritual power and authority.
The Hebrew word for angel is ‘mal’āk’ and means ‘messenger’. In the Greek it is ‘angelos’.They comprise the Creator’s ‘protocratic forces’ of creation. <= (Note: The text set in ‘=>’ is a part excerpt from the ‘Prophet’s Dictionary’ by Paula A. Price, PH.D.; page 47)
=> In the oldest Old Testament writings ‘angel’ means something like ‘messenger of God’. If the closer definition ‘angel of God’ or ‘angel of the LORD’ is used, it is often meant that it is the LORD Himself who shows Himself in human form or speaks to people in a revelatory way.
The name ‘angel’ is also used for the heavenly beings that belong to God’s environment. God is thought of as a king; the angels form His ‘court’, which praises the glory of God and carries out His will without restriction.
According to the Jewish view, angels once delivered the Torah to Moses at Sinai. In Acts 7:38.53 this idea is taken up positively. In the New Testament, angels appear as messengers of God (cf. Luke 1:26-38), but also as heavenly representatives of earthly communities, who at the same time have the task of a guardian angel (cf. Revelation 2:1-3.22; Matthew 18:10; Acts 12:15).
In addition, there are angelic powers hostile to God, evil celestial or elemental spirits (Note: ‘powers of the world’ = of the cosmos), which can receive worship from people or become dangerous to them. Christ has defeated these powers (cf. Galatians 4:3-5; Colossians 2:8-10). <= (Note: The text set in ‘=>’ is a part excerpt from the CD-ROM Bible Edition Luther Bible 1984.)
We can say from personal experience that angels are attracted by the devotion of saints to God, the Heavenly Father, as well as by their walking in the love of God and in the truth of His word (Note: Greek, ‘agąpē’) to contribute more light or revelation.
=> Unfortunately, some believers in Christ Jesus fill their minds with void movies, computer games or media that are characterized by violence, perversion, aggression, roughness, and impurity that are not pleasing to God. These negative influences contribute to the fact that the believers in question perceive the guidance of the Holy Spirit or even the angels inaccurately or not at all. These impurities pollute the spiritual waters of the believer’s soul or spirit.
The nature of the Holy Spirit is holy, it means that also the angels are sent by God from this realm of holiness. However, if a saint in Christ allows his human spirit to become defiled, then the doorway between the Holy Spirit and the believer’s heart is blocked by foulness. This results in a blurred spiritual vision. <= (Note: Text set in ‘=>’ is based on an explanation from the book ‘Working with Angels’ by Steven Brooks; paraphrased)
Saints, however, who live in close relationship with the Holy Spirit and advance in purity of spirit in the intimacy with Holy Spirit, will discern angelic movements through enlightened eyes of the heart, and work with the angels. This cooperation results in greater successes with God (cf. Hebrews 12:14).
Hebrews 12:14:
14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the LORD.
Just when saints live in true love and God’s truth and speak good words (Note: from/with a renewed mind), that are like sweet water (cf. James 3:10-11), angels use this presence to convey the truth spoken by God to the spirits of the saints on earth from outside, which the Holy Spirit can then decode in their spirits (cf. John 16:13).
James 3:10-11:
10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
John 16:13:
13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
Therefore, daily walk in sanctification and sincere obedience to the Holy Spirit are prerequisites to perceive angels and work together with them.
This way of life includes the trusting surrender under the sovereign guidance of God, which increases in the heart of a saint in the inner man where one breaks away from one’s own ideas. Furthermore, sanctification also results in a brokenness that leads disciples into that truly (Note: with all their heart) humble and meek attitude of life and heart in dealing with discipleship and opens access to intimacy with the LORD, which results in an increasing ease in dealing with anointing as well as assigned responsibility (cf. Matthew 11:28-30).
Matthew 11:28-30:
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Unclean spirits, on the other hand, move in the spiritually desolate areas of ‘Asasel’, which means the place of separation from God, to make destructive ‘plans of return’ with the aim of binding people or bringing them down (cf. Luke 11:24 i.c.w. Isaiah 34:11-15; Leviticus 16:10).
Luke 11:24:
24 When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’
Isaiah 34:11-15:
11 The desert owl and screech owl will possess it; the great owl and the raven will nest there. God will stretch out over Edom the measuring line of chaos and the plumb line of desolation.
12 Her nobles will have nothing there to be called a kingdom, all her princes will vanish away.
13 Thorns will overrun her citadels, nettles and brambles her strongholds. She will become a haunt for jackals, a home for owls.
14 Desert creatures will meet with hyenas, and wild goats will bleat to each other; there the night creatures (note: Lilith) will also lie down and find for themselves places of rest.
15 The owl will nest there and lay eggs, she will hatch them, and care for her young under the shadow of her wings; there also the falcons will gather, each with its mate.
Leviticus 16:10:
10 But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat [Asasel] shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the wilderness as a scapegoat [Asasel].
It is therefore no coincidence that when Jesus encountered the possessed Gerasener, he instructed the demonic horde to come out of the Gerasener and sent them into the bodies of pigs so that they were judged in the water.
The Realm of Water and Angels
In this context, we consider the realm of water as the realm of God’s angels, who are the bearers of His presence. And here it is no coincidence that there is also ‘water’ before the throne of God, which goes hand in hand with His covenant and His governing presence (cf. Revelation 4:6a).
Revelation 4:6a:
6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal. …
The ‘function’ of the angels, namely to be ‘messengers’ (Hebrew ‘mal’āk – מַלְאָךְ), is connected to the Hebrew letter ‘Mem’, which pictographically represents a ‘waterline’ or ‘surging water’.
In this regard, angels of God, as ministering spirits, bring forth their effect in spheres of individuals, assemblies, and regions due to the prayers of saints in order to establish the good that comes from the Father’s will. Angels bring supernatural access to the heavenly dimension into the realm of earthly life of people to stop evil and corruption through works of darkness, among others.
Another important key to getting in touch with the presence of angels and working with them is anchored in sincere hospitality (cf. Hebrew 13:2).
Hebrews 13:2:
2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Because hospitality is connected with uncertainty in regard to angelic presence, it may be helpful to ask the Holy Spirit to open the spiritual eyes of the heart, so that by the gift of discernment the presence, assignment and ministry of the angels can be discerned.
Amen and Amen.
In His Wisdom,
Daniel and Tina Glimm
Translated by:
Margit Kelly