A Little Literary Application
I have written and published two books about the working of angels in our world. Yes, they are works of fiction. They are novels about a young man named Matt Zampolos, who is tragically killed as the result of an heroic deed that saved scores of lives. Because of his courage and integrity, he is drafted to become and Agent of Light (angel) and do the work of helping people in the world make correct choices and do the right thing. He also has to learn how to fight as a spiritual warrior against the powers of Darkness. He meets some very interesting people from history, Bible times, and from his own time on Earth. He learns how to use an array of special powers to help him carry out the providential work of saving lives and helping good people do good things.
I wrote a couple blogs about interpreting the Bible, and I plan to write more, but I wanted to simply do a little application about the principles I’ve been talking about. How does God want us to read His Word? Why did He give it to us and what did He expect it to do for us? When we read the Bible through the eyes of God and look for why He gave it to us, it stops being a rule book and becomes a love letter. Every word of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is about His love for His creation and how much He was willing to do to make a relationship with Him possible. There is no filler in the Bible. There is no wasted space or meaningless prose. Every word is telling us something about Him.
Most folks don’t realize that there are well over three hundred references in the Bible to angels and their work. It’s a little difficult to get a perfect count because He doesn’t always call them angels. It’s just one of many word for beings that carry out his work for Him. Long before I wrote The Judas Sword and The Perspicacious Quandary, I took notes on dozens of sheets of paper jotting down my impressions of what the Bible seemed to be saying about how angels did their work. I tried to see them through the eyes of God and imagine the kinds of things they might do millions of times a day as they assist people who want to do the right thing. My novels are simply my imagination explaining what I think God’s angels do and give a possible explanation for how they may do it. They are among us all the time and we don’t recognize them. They may be one or more of the strangers we see every day. Probably the most exciting application of my wild imagination was describing how they carry out spiritual warfare on our behalf. What might we see if we could see the spirit realm as clearly as we see the physical world?
My books are the result of trying not only see through the eyes of God, but also letting my imagination fill in the many blanks I see when I read about angels in His Word. Maybe I am taking some liberties, but then again, I just might be right. There is a real spirit realm war going on. Just because we can’t see it doesn’t change the reality of it. After all, isn’t that what faith is all about?