Angels are on AssignmentAngels are on assignment!

If you have been praying about a difficult situation, or find yourself in a space of uncertainty or transition, be encouraged by this prophetic insight from the story of Jacob.

The Holy Spirit is anointing your heart. He is touching your eyes!
You will see that right here, right now—in your current circumstances—God is at work.

The Day Jacob Encounters Angels

At a time of great uncertainty, Jacob comes across a group of angels.

Right now, Jacob is afraid. His family and flocks may be plentiful, but his future direction is unknown.
He is in a time of transition.

  • Jacob is yet to wrestle with God and receive the new name “Israel”
  • He is yet to confront his past and look into the face of his brother Esau

We read:
“Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him. When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is the camp of God!” So he named that place “Mahanaim.” (Gen 32:1-2 NIV)

God has Assigned Angels to You

Double Encampment

“Mahanaim”. The name means, “double camp” (Strong’s, H4266).

  • Jacob, his family and possessions are camped there
  • And so is a company of angels

Perhaps, like Jacob, you find yourself in a time of transition. You are “on the way to” something.
Or it may be that God wants to speak to you about the place where you are right here and now.

Hear your Father say, “I am opening your eyes. This is a double encampment. Right here, is Heaven on earth”.

Angels are Here…God is Near

When Jacob meets angels at Mahanaim, the “double encampment”, he is on the way to Jabbok, a place that means “emptying” (Strong’s H2999). His self-will is about to be challenged and broken, in a wrestling match with God.

In the meantime, his mind is loaded with concern.
He is formulating strategies, to protect his family from his brother Esau (Gen 32:7-8).
He is in “risk management” mode.

He has failed to pick up the clues. “Angels are here; therefore, God is near.”

Jacob is about to have a life-changing encounter with God.

This is Your Spiritual Reality

Jacob passed through Mahanaim, “the double encampment”.
For him, it was a brief sojourn. The township endured, and Mahanaim was mentioned in later accounts of Israel.

Like Bethel—another of Jacob’s stopovers—”Mahanaim” is also symbolic of a spiritual reality we have today in Christ.

Right here, right now. This is Mahanaim.
You can be assured that angels are camped at your current location. It is a double encampment.
The “Heavenly”—that which is of Heaven—is already here with you!

  • You have the Holy Spirit—God Himself with you (2 Cor 1:22)
  • You are a son, a daughter, a citizen of Heaven (Phil 3:20, Eph 3:19)
  • Angels surround you—sent from God’s throne (Heb 1:7,14, Ps 91:11)

Your Prayer Releases Angels

You may have a “Jacob” in your life. Someone who is on a journey, struggling, and needs to encounter God.
The Lord wants you to know, your prayers are powerful.

As you pray, angels are being released. the Holy Spirit is setting up “Mahanaim moments” for others.

These are the prayers God answers, the ones Jesus taught us to pray—not for God to send angels—but for God’s Kingdom to come!
For His will to be done (Matt 6:10)

The presence and activity of angels is God answering the prayers of those whose eyes are fixed on Him. Who delight in His Presence.
The ones who submit to His rule.

Mahanaim Is Your Constant Reality

We also read in the Bible of a prophet called Elisha.

“Mahanaim” was not just a place Elisha passed through; it was a zone he walked in.

Elisha knew, because he was completely surrendered to God’s will, that he was at the epicenter of Heaven’s angelic army.
Wherever he traveled, angels accompanied him. [1]

But it’s important to note that Elisha’s focus was always on God and what was on God’s agenda. He was never distracted by angels, and he did not communicate with them.

  • Elisha’s example reminds us that angels are to be kept in the periphery, not the focus of our gaze.

Peripheral vision is what you can see surrounding you, “out of the corner of your eyes”, not what you are directly looking at.

Angelic Power Against the Enemy

One day, Israel’s enemies sent a strong army, with horses and chariots, to capture a single man—the Prophet Elisha!

Elisha assured his distressed servant, “Those that are with us are greater than those who are against us” and prayed, “Lord open his eyes.”

  • The servant’s eyes were opened to see the chariots and horses of fire up in the hillside (2 Kings 6:17)

Elisha already knew that contingent of angels was there.
He knew that the camp of the Lord—”Mahanaim”—was mobile, and traveled with him.

So if you are struggling today. If the spiritual battle against you has been fierce, this is also God’s word to you:

“Those that are with you are greater than those who are against you.”

And, “You, dear child, are from God and have overcome them, because the ONE WHO IS IN YOU is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

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[1] Bible references linking Elisha with angels: 2 Kings 2:11, 2 Kings 6:17, 2 Kings 7:6) This account of Elisha is from 2 Kings 6.

Thanks to Prophet David McCracken for the word “epicenter”. He says, “Their [the angels’] central point of focus, their epicenter, was Elisha! They were “around” Elisha. Their geography was determined by Elisha’s geography. Where he was, they were!”

© 2019 Helen Calder Enliven Blog – Prophetic Teaching
Enliven Ministries: in the David McCracken Ministries family

69 thoughts on “God Has Assigned Angels To You (Prophetic Word)”

  1. This message is mine I am in that season every word you speak about it’s about me I was lift and I think I’m in the Wright track

  2. Yet another word which I receive with gladness.I am facing a move,into an area my husband and I are inexperienced,farming.We have invested so much financially,physically and spiritually.I now believe God has assigned angels to help us farm and to help us build our family which was almost broken.I also declare that angels have been assigned to help me in my ministry for I know not how to move foward,having tried all I could and faced intense warfare and resistance,

    God bless you Helen

  3. I love prophetic word and encouragement from Enliven ministries. I am blessed and encouraged. Regards and blessings. Thank you so much for the word of prophecy. I am really blessed by this WORD of God. May God visit, bless and increase you and your ministry in Jesus Christ. I love you all.


    1. Thank you for this prophetic word. Been struggling a lot recently. My wife suffered minor stroke and she is attending occupational therapy. She was also diagnosed with TB. I’m trusting God because He is greater than my problems.

      1. Hi Bafana, I am praying for you and your wife right now, may the Lord infuse you with His mighty word and bring accelerated healing for your wife, in Jesus’ Name

  4. Thank you dear Sister for your prophetic word the battle is intense I have totally surrendered the situation to my Lord. My husband sent a court order for his share of our matrimonial home. I settled him last in January. Now I owe the Bank $$$$ so much in January 2020. I am in my latter years on so much medication. I have no place to live and it is going to be winter soon. I have so much peace because I know who holds my future. As a daughter of the King Lord will lead me and I am so safe in His mighty arms.
    God bless you

    1. Hi Elizabeth, I am praying the Holy Spirit releases a gift of faith right now,
      and you will know the Father’s arms are around you,
      and for the breakthrough you need, in Jesus’ Name

      2 Cor 1:3-5, TPT
      3 All praises belong to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he is the Father of tender mercy and the God of endless comfort. 4 He always comes alongside us to comfort us in every suffering so that we can come alongside those who are in any painful trial. We can bring them this same comfort that God has poured out upon us. 5 And just as we experience the abundance of Christ’s own sufferings, even more of God’s comfort will cascade upon us through our union with Christ.

      1. Good morning Helen thanks for the word of God is been so powerful. I believe God has call me for great and wonderful things in his Mighty name. Please pray for me to step out in faith and have confidence in Jesus name.

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