Angels: 5 Ways Angels Help You in Spiritual Warfare

Here are five faith-building, Biblical truths about angels, and angelic assistance during times of spiritual warfare.
Today, be assured, that you are not without help! No matter what darkness or battle you are facing, you can draw comfort from this truth:

God, the Lord of Hosts is with you. He is working on your behalf and has sent His angels to protect you.

5 Ways Angels Help You in Spiritual Warfare

Angels are Assigned to YouIn 2 Kings 6 we read the King of Aram is at war with Israel, and he decides to go after the prophet Elisha. Why? Because the prophet is giving the King of Israel insights that are literally sabotaging his strategies!

“Therefore, he sent horses and chariots and a great army there [to Dothan where Elisha was based], and they came by night and surrounded the city. And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots.

And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” So, he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.”

Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” (2 Kings 6:14-17, NKJV)

1. Angels are Assigned to Protect You During Times of Spiritual Warfare

Today, just as Elisha had angels assigned to protect him, so do we. In Hebrews we read, “In speaking of the angels he says, ‘He makes his angels spirits, and his servants flames of fire.” (Heb 1:7, NIV) The writer goes on to say, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Heb 1:14, NIV)

We can have assurance, because God’s Word declares it, that our Heavenly Father assigns angels for our help and protection.

In Psalm 91 we read,
“If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.” (Psalm 91:9-13, NIV) [1]

Notice here that the focus is on God, on declaring Him to be our refuge and being firmly positioned in that place of intimacy with Him—not on the angels.
But God does clearly want us to be aware of their protection, to build our faith and our confidence in Him.

He is the source; He is the commander of the angelic hosts. In fact, one of God’s Names is Jehovah Tsaba, meaning “Lord of Hosts”, or as Eugene Peterson puts it in The Message, “God of the Angel Armies.”

When you look into that Hebrew word translated as “hosts”, it means “a mass of persons, especially organized for war!” (Strong’s H6635) And you see that name used a lot in the Old Testament, beginning in the first book of Samuel. [2]

When you need help, call on Jesus, for He is your Savior and Deliverer!
And when you need angel warriors, you can be certain they’re there, because God is for you!

2. Knowing Angels are Assigned to You is an Antidote to Fear

Let’s go back to the story of Elisha, where he said to his servant, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.”

Elisha’s servant was afraid because, with his physical eyes, things looked very grim.

Elisha’s antidote to fear was asking God to open the servant’s eyes, to see the angelic realm.

If you are facing opposition right now, know that you serve an extraordinary God and that a mighty Heavenly army is at His command!

We read on: “Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” (2 Kings 6:14-17)

Two things are noticeable here:

Firstly, we read that they covered the mountain. So in their position, they were higher than the Syrian army.

And secondly, they were more numerous. If that enemy that’s coming against you is heavy, know that God’s angelic assignment towards you is far greater than that.

3. Angels are God’s Instruments to Deliver You

Angels are assigned and sent from Heaven for our help and deliverance. But we mustn’t have a preconceived idea of how God’s going to use His angelic army to deliver us.

In 2 Kings 6, notice the warrior angels didn’t engage in actual direct warfare, they enabled Elisha to blind and confuse the Syrian army and lead them off in another direction!

The outcome was that the enemy’s plans were foiled and they gave up without a fight.
However, there are signs of direct angelic involvement in many Old Testament battles, where they did fight.
For example:

  • The fall of Jericho’s walls in Joshua 6
  • The sound of marching in the balsam trees,  in 1 Chronicles 14, indicates to David that God’s angelic host had gone before him in battle

In Acts 12, angels played a direct role as an angel broke Peter out of prison. So again, we know God uses angels to deliver us, but there are many ways and means that He does that, so we can’t make assumptions about how God is going to direct them to act.

In our culture in the world today, there is a great fascination with angels. Angels are very often pictured in art or movies as regular-looking people with wings, white clothing, and so on, with a strong, gentle helpful aspect to them.

But in the Bible, we read that many of God’s angels are powerful warriors! As the writer of the Hebrews says, they are flames of fire. Elisha’s servant saw chariots and horses of fire.
That’s powerful, that’s awe-inspiring!

Don’t allow a cultural, worldly perspective to limit or define your understanding of God’s angelic warriors.

4. Angels Play a Ministering Role After Spiritual Attack

Angels do not only protect us during spiritual warfare, our Father sends them to us to minister refreshing after a spiritual attack.

In Matthew 4, we read about Jesus’ temptation, and at the close, it says this, “Jesus said to the devil, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.”

In 1 Kings 19, after Elijah went on the run from the wicked queen Jezebel, and he was exhausted, an angel came and ministered to him, providing supernatural, nourishing food and restful sleep.

5. Angelic Help Brings Glory to God

Not only does angelic help come from God. It also results in praise and glory going to God as we have a glorious testimony of His intervention in our lives!

Notice in 2 Kings 6, Elisha was already aware of the presence of an angelic host, but it wasn’t a point of focus for him. His confidence was in God, and God’s protection.

This wasn’t the first time Elisha had known of these fiery chariots—remember he witnessed Elijah being taken up to Heaven on a chariot and horses of fire (2 Kings 2). In that case, there was a test—would Elisha continue to focus on watching Elijah even when there was the distraction of the angelic realm?
Yes, he did—and God rewarded him with the prophet’s mantle.

Like Elisha, our focus should always be on God, worshipping Him and fulfilling His purposes.

Angels were not the central focus of Elisha’s vision. They were simply in the periphery.

We need a Biblical balance! Whilst occasional communication from angels is scriptural, seeking contact with them and initiating conversation with them isn’t. [3]

And this brings us to another aspect of spiritual warfare:

If Satan can’t hold us back, he’ll try to push us too far, into extremes. Colossians 2:18 says, “Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.”

Notice the outward sign of extremity to be wary of: it’s “going into great detail talking about what they’ve seen”. Remember, “Satan masquerades as an angel of light” (2 Cor 11:14) and can counterfeit the things of God.

Any genuine supernatural experience of an angel or the angelic realm should always be a signpost, pointing to God—the experience itself is not the focus.

So let’s celebrate angelic protection, but let’s also remember to bring all the worship, glory, and honor to God.
For He alone is our Deliverer.

The above portion of this article is from my online course, “Spiritual Warfare: How to Identify and Overcome Spiritual Attack” (see below) [4].

Your Inheritance in Christ

I pray these five points about the angelic realm have blessed and encouraged you.

Know that your Father is always looking out for you. He is the Lord of hosts, God of the Angel Armies and He’s on your side.

Here is one final Scripture to meditate on, as I urge you to remember above all, these assurances are ours as part of our inheritance in Christ:

“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel”. (Heb 12: 22-24, NKJV)


[1] I posted a free downloadable PDF with a personalized declaration from Psalm 91 last week on my post, “While You are Waiting, God is Working”

[2] The first appearance of this name of God is in 1 Sam 1:11

[3] See “Angels: 5 Powerful Reasons to Test Angelic Encounters” for more significant information on this.

[4] First published in 2017.
Do not reproduce this article or significant portions of it without my express permission and without reference to the spiritual warfare course, where it was originally published.

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Spiritual Warfare Online Course:

If you would like a faith-based approach to spiritual warfare that is focused more on worship and God’s supremacy than on the demonic realm, this course is for you.

This course includes around 30 mini-lectures on video and is full of Biblical wisdom and faith-filled strategies to help you overcome during times of battle.

Find out more about the course, ‘Spiritual Warfare 101: How to Identify and Overcome Spiritual Attack’ here. Scroll down to see the complete list of lessons and PDFs.

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Enliven Ministries: Prophetic Ministry for a Revival Generation

20 thoughts on “Angels: 5 Ways Angels Help You in Spiritual Warfare”

  1. Hi Helen.Thanks so much for your Encourgament concerning Gods Angels fighting on our behalf.Thanks so much for your great teaching and helping me to use them more often in my prayer life.Awesome.
    Now I have a tough question for you and I need your honest opinion or help if you can.
    Am in a prophetic church group online and then another group called Nation Changers.They are both formed by our female prophetic Pastor.However I did you help me to understand if it’s just our group that do online teaching that when you miss 1 early morning training you get kick out.If you respond wrong you get kick out.If you didn’t follow the rules and regulation what she set you get kick out.If you don’t get on the time set you get kick out, that kind of a thing and when you apologize and say your sorry even though we don’t know why we are saying sorry but many times the majority in the group feel fearful she takes very long to accept us back into the group.Its like we have to pay for our injustice we have caused to her n to God so Helen I had to write you because it’s been going on for like 4 years and every year it get worse.I personally don’t know what to do.
    This time I get kick out for not answering properly and I was told am not a real prophet, am not acting like one and responding like one n I need to follow all rules n orders.
    So Helen am asking if all prophetic chat group online, is that the way to write of d people without asking questions because she doesn’t asked questions. She just kick us out n then rail up with everybody for the way we treat God.Usually it’s God she uses and not herself as to say well you hurt me by so n so.
    So in the group we just feel fearful hurt because she doesn’t address issues properly so it cause great fear in the group and we feel so much control.This is not only myself this thing happens to but to the whole 2 group and anybody who is in her ministry.
    I have worked beside her for over 5 years and this time I told God am feeling like am being treated like a child without no question asked or nothing whatsoever of concerns.All I do is keep on submitting so this time I got kick out again out of the chat room in messenger and I did apologize but I don’t know if I want to go back in again to the same thing and if we don’t go back in she already told us we will be left behind and God will not use us for the end time so Helen if you can shed some highlight on this I would gladly appreciate it very much.
    A just need to feel some level of freedom and don’t feel like our group is the only group who knows how to reach out to people and that prophetic people knows it all. At least thats what we are being thought so please help me.A am feel more n more restrained and tight down.
    1 more thing n sorry to be this long but if my Pastor only knows that I have a connection with your ministry she will be against this too so if you can give me some kind of advice that would help me out a lot.
    Thank you and have a bless and wonderful day and to all your supporters.

    Always Mel

  2. Hi Helen, I appreciate for your encouragement words on God’s Angels are fighting on our behaves, this message has really encouraged me and increased my belief and understanding that my God always protects me , I seek help from someone angelic free reading but later my spirit was not at peace and looks like I may be lead astray so I stop and this was how I found you. Thanks for the new strength and encouragement on the message sent to me ,may God bless you.

    My prayer request is God should open my eyes to see how heaven looks like.

    God should give me divine wisdom,knowledge and understanding to know him more and acknowledge him all the days of my life. Thank you.

  3. Thank you Helen for the Spirit of God is very faithful. Two days in a row I had been asked to lead prayers in a home where four of us, meet daily since the beginning of lockdown for peayers. I led these two days also asking the Lord for angelic assistance during this time, and to my surprise it is the first time tonight I scrolled through my emails and on opening, to see that you are giving teachings on angelic assistance. Could I have a prophetic gift, and if so how do I further unearth, as what you said so far is either what I am doing or was doing. Would like to grow more spiritually, get my dreams back. One friend always would ask me to pray if family gets sick and from my room here the Lord answers. Please pray with me as I think am fearful, thank you, God bless.

  4. Hi Helen,
    praise the Lord Jesus Christ and the most High Abba Father God Almighty.
    I wish one day I can have supernatural encounter from Loving God of Hosts. After reading your message from God, I always feel more close to God, just I am waiting for Him, Please pray for me.
    Thank you very much.
    God bless you and your work in Jesus name I pray Amen.

  5. Deat Helen! I was reading your message to myself and to my 24 year old daughter. We both were blessed! So very blessed. I am praying for your ministry and asking you to pray for me and my family to grow in Christ. I pray that God would bless you, that He would keep you safe and that He would enlarge your territory!!!!!!!

    1. Oh, thank you for that Shaam! God bless you and your daughter, and may you grow in Christ, His grace and strength!

  6. Amen! I believed. Oftentimes in my darkest moments, God will set before me a great person to meet my need at the very moment i never expect, but my help will come miraculously through that person. I had strong feeling in my inner most being that it must be God. If so, God might have send His angel to serve me!
    Thank you for this encouraging prophecy
    Reminds us hope and peace in this stormy time.
    Happy Easter weekend

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