QUESTIONS & RESPONSES
On May 4, 2015, we received the following inquiry:
“How do angels communicate today? I never experienced anything "supernatural", but I believe in the Father and the Lord Jesus either way for many reasons. You know, all I can do is pray for truth and weigh up sources and doctrines with my human mind. If you have access to a more divine way to differentiate between true and wrong - that would be something. May father be with you.”
To the author, thank you for your email. First, we can tell you that angels communicate today in the same way they did in the past. You can find many examples in the Bible of the different ways angels communicated with humans. Nothing has changed from a celestial point of view. It is man who has changed. Their lack of faith in the possibilities of angelic contact is the reason for it being relatively rare. When mankind abandons its disbelief, these events will occur with more frequency.
You mentioned that you have never experienced anything ‘supernatural.’ Brother, faith is supernatural – beyond the normal experience, beyond the experience in the natural world. If you have faith in God, you have experienced the supernatural. The Christian brotherhood is founded on the supernatural since we are the sons of God by means of faith – the faith sons of God. (Galatians 3:26) When we rise above the natural world and begin to walk by faith, not by sight, we can begin to expect the unexpected, including angelic visitation. That being said, angelic beings often engage human in greetings and other forms of interaction, including miraculous saving, without the human knowing it was an angelic intervention. (Hebrews 13:2) They do this not to test them, but in many cases, it is just to allow humans the opportunity to do good to strangers. You may have had such an encounter, but not realized it.
We agree with you that you can use your mind to help discern right from wrong, truth from falsehood, but you also all have the assistance of the Spirit of Truth. We have written about this a few times, see: The Bestowal of the Spirit of Truth and The Reality of the Spirit of Truth. The Spirit of Truth is the divine God-ordained way to receive truth.
Angelic visitation is always purposeful. It is never done for entertainment or amusement, nor even to give truth. That is the work of the Spirit of Truth bearing witness with your spirit, not the work of the angelic host. Direct interactive communication with celestial beings is authorized for the distinct purpose of directing ministerial work, as was the case with the Hebrew prophets. The angels did not give lessons in truth, they gave directions on what to do or what to say, i.e., ‘go and tell so-and-so a certain thing.’
If you desire such an encounter, the surest way for it to happen is for you to make the will of the Father your will, and to engage whole souled in the ministry Jesus began. Under those circumstances, there may be a reason for your celestial family to reach out to you personally.