On Billye Brim’s recent radio broadcast, she mentioned a website that hosts several verified recordings of angel’s singing. The website also has stories about the appearance angels. I know we don’t worship angels nor put undue emphasis on them, but glimpses into the spiritual realm certainly pique my interest.
I read a good book entitled Angels by Charles Capps. It goes through the various Biblical accounts of angels and provides some interesting insights.
The author devotes several chapters to the importance of what we say in the presence of angels (and we are always in their presence.)
He says that the angels are listening to us. He points out that Jesus warned us to let our yes be yes and our no be no – anything more comes from the evil one. (Matthew 5:37) Later in Matthew (12:34-37) He says we have to give an account for all of our idle words. The author of the book says that in the Greek text the word “idle” means “non-working.”
According Paul, the words (of faith) are in our mouth first and then in our heart (Romans 10:8.) That is how the kingdom of God is developed or torn down within us. If we consistently say, “nothing ever works out for me” or “I’ll never have anything” those words get down inside our heart (spirit) and our spirit works day and night to bring those words (beliefs) to pass.
Skipping ahead a bit…
We are also given the power of binding (declaring to be unlawful) and loosing (declaring to be lawful) but it must be according to what is already loosed in heaven. (Matthew 16:19 Amplified Bible)
Some angels are assigned to minister to us and assist us, he says. They cannot act on words that are not in agreement with the will of God. They hearken to the words of God whether they come from our mouth or from the mouth of God.
The author has an interesting view of Hebrews 2:3 – a familiar verse which says, “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation?” The word salvation means preservation, healing, soundness and deliverance from temporal evils. The context of this phrase is a discussion of the ministry of angels.
The following chapter in Angels is the converse of putting the ministering angels to work for us. The author points out that we can provoke our angels. An angel was assigned to escort the Israelites from Egypt into the promised land. God warned Israel to obey the angel and not to provoke him. God also said the angel would not forgive them if they disobeyed. Because the people complained, most of them died in the desert. That certainly makes me think!
While I’m aware that my words have gotten me in hot water plenty of times with family and friends, I’m only beginning to understand the significance of my tongue (and virtual pen.)
Now back to the hearing the angels sing. In every case, the angels began to sing when the people sang. It certainly isn’t a stretch to assume they are singing with us any time we are singing praises to God. Last year, one of the times I was aware of an angel was during a worship service. My hands were raised as I was singing, and I began to sway and move my arms. I had my eyes closed, and I “saw” an angel behind me mirroring my movements – or perhaps I was mirroring the angel.
It certainly brings an even greater significance to our words and our times of worship when we realize that there are trillions of angels listening and participating.
Found this more recent recording of angels singing – the first clip is a description of the event by the producer.
Here is the recording – the angels’ singing occurs at 3:16 and 5:37, according to the producers.