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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Notes:

[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. Thank you again for this amaz ing word of reassurance of God’s presence with me! Just what I needed.
    God bless you
    Eno Udoh

  2. Thank you for the Prophetich word for this month.I pray let it be in my life & so ad my family as we face death so ophen around us especially each year.Also our ministry is facing chalendges of emptyness people just staying @ home & not coming to church,finance is also the Problem.Business going slow as iam selling food supplements with no drugs can my business grow please Lord.I thank you.

  3. Thank you so much for the on time prophetic word I was struggling so much not knowing if I was coming or going I was struggling because I need a job Finance to pay bills my son need a job he did healing in the back of his eyes I was walking with unforgiveness resentment in the church because the things that took place but reading apathetic word touch my heart and I receive please pray for myself and my son need a home I need for my son and I to be debt-free please pray for my son to totally give his life to the Lord thank you so much please pray for both of our eyes to be open God will open our eyes to see in the Supernatural and to be used by God to lay hands on the sick on the broken into be led by the Holy Spirit I want to be you so I want my son to be used by the almighty God end the season.

  4. Hi Helen.
    Thanks alot for today’s message. I am in the same situation as Jacob. In May this year I lost my job. I was thrown in prison for 9 days for a crime I didn’t commit. While there I preached God’s word & many repented & accepted Jesus Christ.
    I was released on police bond. Am in search of a job but all seems to be in vain. It’s seems that God doesn’t even answer my prayers. For 3 months praying to get something to do but am failing to see God’s righteous hand coming to my rescue.
    I have a family, wife & 3 kids. I need to pay for house rent, school fees, feeding them etc. But it seems God is simply quiet on.
    Miraculously, this morning I receive this message from you. Oh how true this prophetic message is meant for me. Throughout all this struggle God has been hearing my prayers. I feel blessed.
    Now I know for sure that God hasn’t forgotten me. He is simply preparing me to do His Will.
    Thanks Helen & God bless u abundantly.
    Geoffrey

    1. Hi Geoffrey, God’s Word is so full of comfort and encouragement to us. I am praying for you now

  5. This really spoke to me, especially following on from prayer yesterday with a friend where she felt God was speaking about Elisha and eyes being opened to see the army with us.

    1. I love that, Rebecca, these are the kinds of “God-incidences” that assure us He’s speaking and at work in our personal lives!

  6. Dear Helen Calder.

    Shalom i great you with the wonderful name of jesus christ. yes let me do the confirm about the prophetic word over my life. yes last night i wake up and start praying around 03:00 in the morning i pray to God, God to open my spiritual eyes i may see the hidden treasure and to give the message to the dry bones. when i was praying i can feel that am with the holy spirit. the angels are on assignment for my battle. i surrender all to God to rule my life. i put myself to have 3 days fasting till this coming Sunday to break my fasting. i only ask one things God to open my eyes. Now i know God answered my prayer He really open my spiritual eyes. He change my name from john to jeremiah. thanks Helen God be with you. shalom.

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