“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” (Heb. 13:2)
I could be mistaken here, but I would presume that the person that just moved in next door to you, or that new hire at your place of employment is not an angel, one could presume that this would be a one-time meeting, not a continuing relationship. Some have suggested that Paul was just inferring that we should always attempt to be kind to one another and using a chance meeting with an angel sent from the Lord as a euphonism, but I do not think so.
Without adding anything to the text of Scripture, I would remind you, unless I am again mistaken, that every time an angel was sent from the Lord to a human being, there was a reason, there was a message to be revealed to that person. But I ask you to employ great caution here, for false prophets and religious cults have throughout the centuries used this to further their own means, and many millions have fallen to those deceptions.
Which is the subject matter of this short letter to you today, how many devils do we meet unaware?
We have the complete and inerrant Word of God at our disposal, everything that the Almighty has seen fit to tell us He has put in His holy word, there is no angel going to be sent to anyone with a new revelation, with a new, as-of-yet untold truth. Perhaps we do entertain angles unaware at times in human form, but they would not be sent to reveal anything but what has already been written down for us, and seeing that John 14:26 stands as the truth, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” then I do not know why it would be necessary for an angel to be sent from God to any of us. But I do not have the mind of God in this matter.
I do know this though, that not all understand fully 2nd Corinthians 2:11, “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” Satan is exceptionally good at deception, and devils can pretend to be ministers of righteousness quite easily. That person you met that one time, that so-called chance meeting, may not have been one sent from the Lord, but a fallen angel, and if you did not or do not test the spirits, then you will be deceived. The old saying is true, it is easier to fool some people than to get them to admit they have been fooled.
Try speaking Biblical truth to a Romanist or a Mormon and you will understand this saying fully.
Satan is a liar, every fallen angel lies, and those lies are meant to deceive those who have been born-again into stepping off the path to the strait gate. And my friends, few things will do that as well as a supernatural occurrence.
I believe we are going to be seeing quite a few of them in the coming days, and sadly many who profess Christ as Lord will be thoroughly deceived, while the elect will be blessed to be able to see through those lies. Diversions, deceptions and deceits will all increase. “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (Matt. 24:24)
Perhaps an angel is sent from the Lord occasionally, to those who need refreshing, to those who are ready to quit, I cannot say, nothing is impossible for the Lord our God. But I would be aware at all times, for those who have the Holy Spirit within them and are living their lives for the glory of God is who our adversary notices the most, and even God-fearing men have fallen into his traps.
Test the spirits, every time.