Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | October 24, 2019

“The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.”

Today’s devotion comes from Acts 12:11-17.

“When Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”  And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.  When he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rhoda came to answer.  When she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate.  They said to her, “You are out of your mind!”  But she kept insisting that it was so.  They kept saying, “It is his angel.”  But Peter continued knocking;  and when they had opened the door, they saw him and were amazed.  But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how the Lord had led him out of the prison.  And he said, “Report these things to James and the brethren.”  Then he left and went to another place.”  Acts 12:11-17.


The angel of the Lord rescued Peter from Herod and the prison, chains, and guards.

The angel of the Lord also rescued others.

The angel of the Lord rescued Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego from Nebuchadnezzar and the fiery furnace.

“Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king’s command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God.”  Daniel 3:28.

And, there is hope for the rest of us too!

“The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him,
And rescues them.”  Psalm 34:7.


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