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)

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).

Related posts:

Angels: 5 Powerful Reasons to Test Angelic Encounters

An Open Heaven is Your Inheritance (Jacob and Bethel. What is an Open Heaven, and what is available through it?)


[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!”

Discernment can Propel You Into an Encounter with God’s Glory

The gift of discernment of spirits is a powerful weapon in times of spiritual warfare, and can be of great assistance when ministering freedom to individuals.

  • And those with a gift of discernment have the extraordinary privilege of being able to perceive the Spirit’s anointing!

Yet many who have the gift of discernment have difficulty knowing what to do with what they are feeling or sensing.

In this recently updated third edition, I have added a chapter on five specific spiritual attacks discerners face and how to overcome each one. I have revised other chapters, added new content and finished with an inspirational chapter on how the gift of discernment can propel you into an encounter with God’s glory.

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

  1. Wow, once again Helen, you have read my heart and put my restless mind at ease. Thank you so much for I have been battling with myself trying to find answers and clues of how do I pass through when I am surrounded by storms and battles. May God continue to use you, though I don’t know how I am certain that I will for greater is He that is with me than the one in the world ???

  2. Always timely prophetic messages from you. I am assured that those that are with me are greater than those who are against me. I have this consolation in the Holy Spirit.

  3. Thank you for the Powerful massage on the Angeles Assigned to us. I am so blessed , I Believe God for manisfestation

  4. From the time I joined this online ministry I have found a spiritual partner to face situation. I am currently praying for a job and things seems impossible but I trust in God, Eric

    1. Hi Eric,I started to pray that the Lord would bring you the job that you need
      and a word came into my mind which was ‘breakthrough’and I saw a picture of
      a door opening ,in my mind.Prayed that the Lord would bring a breakthrough in
      your situation and that God would open
      that door which has been closed and
      that your situation would change.A verse
      from Isaiah 41came into my mind’So do
      not fear,for I am with you,do not be
      disamayed,for I am yourGod.I will strengthen you and help you,;I will
      uphold you with my righteous right hand’
      V10.I claimed this verse for you Eric,
      and I pray the Lord would enable you to
      keep your eyes on Him and his power,
      and his love for you as you wait for him to act.’ This verse from proverbs 3 also
      came into my mind’Trust in the Lord
      with all your heart and lean not on your
      own understanding;In all your ways acknowledge him,and he will make your paths straight’v5.

  5. Helen thank you so much for this word and for your book Prophetic People in a Changing Church. You are an answer to prayer for me. I have served for almost 30 years on staff at a church that is making the intentional change to go after the lost. I am the pastor of prophetic ministry and the transition has been hard sometimes. When I found and read your book, I felt like I found a friend who know what I was going through and who could help me navigate the change with a pure heart and a right spirit. Thank you for your honesty. Please pray that I can help navigate others through the changing church and help facilitate a new type of prophetic ministry for our church. I’ll be looking at your training information. God bless.

  6. Dear Ellen,

    Good day and thanks for your constant messages. I am most grateful. Please I would like you to support me in prayers to identify my divine calling and the purpose of the Lord for my life on this earth. I have prayed this prayer for long and I need clarity from the Lord. Thank you and God richly bless you!

  7. he sido apaleado por el E,S. mi vision es mala,volveran a operarme en noviembre 2019,tengo una infeccion en el cerebro,mi disgestion es mala,tengo un juicio legal y hasta el momento no hay un finiquitO…ORO MUCHO Y AYUNO, QUE SUCEDE?

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