Monday, August 24, 2015

COLLAGEN, SOFT BONE TISSUE IN DINOSAURS, PROTEIN IN DINOSAUR EGGS, DIATOMS, UNFOSSILIZED INTACT CELLS IN ANCIENT ORGANIC MATERIAL


UNFOSSILIZED INTACT CELLS IN ANCIENT 
ORGANIC MATERIAL

How are all of you doing this week? We here in North America are surviving the last summer heat waves. Can’t wait for a little more time to pass and the weather cools off.

Collagen in T-rex bone
Speaking of time passing…just how long can organic material (proteins, soft tissue, collagen, DNA, amino acids etc.), last intact before it completely disintegrates? “Scientists have conducted experiments that track the decay rate of collagen protein. One team, led by origin of life researcher Jeffrey Bada, found that ‘internal hydrolysis [the decay of a molecule involving the splitting of water molecules] fragments the original protein,’ so that it spontaneously falls apart. They calculated that the collagen locked inside solid bone decays faster than the collagen embedded in seashells. That collagen decay study did not experiment directly on cartilage, but it stands to reason that
Preserved collagen in poorly preserved dino bone
the collagen in cartilage would decay even faster than that inside the mineralized bone matrix, since it is much more exposed.

“Textbooks state, ‘In the absence of a catalyst, the half-life for the hydrolysis of a typical peptide [short protein segment] at neutral pH is estimated to be between 10 and 1000 years.’ What this means is that after 1,000 years, one half of the original protein sample, if kept cool and dry, would be expected to have broken down. Then after another 1,000 years, half of that would also be gone. Eventually, none would be left. At this fast rate, one wonders if any remainder of even an earth-sized ball of protein could exist after 80 million years! Collagen proteins are not typical in that they are not soluble in water, yet they still break down far too rapidly to fit vast evolutionary ages, as Bada and his colleagues showed.”1

But what is pushed in our schools and the secular world? That dinosaur and other animals preserved in fossils are millions of years old. “Nature reported a new record for organic material in a dinosaur fossil—possible collagen (protein) in dinosaur eggs from the early Jurassic. But it is not just the age of the fossils that is notable, the researchers say. Spectroscopic analysis of bone-tissue samples from the Chinese nesting site revealed the oldest organic material ever seen in a terrestrial vertebrate. That was surprising
collagen preserved in fish fossil
because the fossilized femur bones were delicate and porous, which made them vulnerable to the corrosive effects of weathering and groundwater, says Reisz [lead author of the study].

“However this preserved organic material would not be surprising if Earth is as young as the Bible and significant amounts of scientific evidence indicate. The article went on to say, ‘Reisz thinks that the complex proteins his team detected in that organic material are preserved collagen.’ But collagen is a soft tissue, and studies show it can’t last millions of years.”2

Here are other examples of how physical evidence out in the world confirms the truth of the Bible. “Original biological material has been detected in a fossil leaf that is identical to modern leaves despite a supposed 50-million-year age
assignment. Clear evidence of unfossilized plant tissue has been reported in a kimberlite crater in Canada. In a specimen supposedly ’53 million years old,’ scientists found exquisitely preserved unfossilized wood.”3

How about living fungi found in 2.7 million year old mud? “‘This was an unexpected discovery,’ said William Orsi, microbiologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
living diatoms found in "2.7 million year old" mud
in Massachusetts. ‘We’ve found diatoms [microscopic algae] and the nucleic acid [DNA] preserved in sediments for millions of years.’ This may be a strange, getting stranger, story to the evolutionist, but the evidence once again lines up precisely with the young-earth model.”4

It is so obvious what is found in the physical world agrees with scripture: That is there was a global flood about 4,500 years ago, well within the timeframe of intact organic material before it decays. 

Ah yes, God’s fingerprints are everywhere!

Until next time, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel

References:
1,2http://www.icr.org/article/how-long-can-cartilage-last

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

ICEMAN, OTZI, RED BLOOD CELLS, INTACT DINOSAUR RED BLOOD CELLS, PRESERVED RED BLOOD CELLS, OTZI MUMMY, HOW DID OTZI DIE



ICEMAN AND DINOSAURS


Hey everyone! 

What did you think of the angel series? I learned a lot from the research and I hope it put to rest some of the myths about these wonderful (and/or evil) beings. 

And speaking of myths…more scientific evidence of unfossilized organic material has been discovered helping to further question the myth of millions of years of evolution.
T-rex red blood cells
Let’s take a look…

We should by now be somewhat familiar with dinosaur soft tissue; fibers, amino acids, collagen, nucleic acids(DNA), and red blood cells, (please search my previous blogs if you need further information on this subject). Keep these facts in
Hadrosaur (duck-billed) dinosaur red blood cells
mind as you continue to read this blog.

 In 2012, scientists received permission to examine the Iceman. The iceman is a 5,300 year old (according to uniformitarian standards) mummy found partially frozen in the Otztal Alps (Italy), on a barren Alpine pass. Two hikers taking a short cut found him at the bottom of a ravine. “Only the back of the head, the bare shoulders and part of his back jutted out of the ice and meltwater. The corpse lay with its chest against a flat rock and its face obscured. Beside the corpse the two hikers noticed several pieces of rolled-up birch bark. Before leaving the scene, they took a photograph
of what they thought to be the unfortunate victim of a mountaineering accident a few years back.”1 This area only recently has been free of ice exposing the body of ‘Otzi’ the Iceman. “Numerous small finds came to light in the sediment covering the gully floor: further pieces of the Iceman’s kit including leather and hide remnants, grasses, string, pieces of skin, muscle fibres, hair and a fingernail. The section of the broken longbow still embedded in the ice was also recovered. The Iceman’s bearskin cap was found near the stone slab on which the Iceman had lain.”2

So how did he die? X-rays reveal  an arrow pierced his left shoulder. “In all probability Otzi died as a result of this wound. On close examination of the left side of Otzi’s back a small skin wound was discovered. The wound opens into a narrow channel leading into the interior of the body. Penetrating the body, the arrowhead created a 2-cm-wide hole in the left shoulder blade and ended up just a few centimeters from the lung. Vital organs were not hit, but the arrow severed a major blow vessel and damaged the neuromuscular fascicles of the left arm, which must have caused heave bleeding and possibly paralysiss of the arm. The Iceman probably bled to death within a matter of minutes.”3

The only explanation to his great preservation is that he must have been covered by snow shortly after his death which then turned to ice. “Only this way could the body have been protected from predators and decomposition. Whether the mummy ever resurfaced again in the course of several thousand years cannot be determined with certainty. Paleoclimatic data show that warm phases occurred in the second half of the third century BC and during the Roman
period. During these phases the ice in the gully may have melted…The find was exposed to damaging sunlight, wind and weather only for a short period in 1991 between the time the mummy thawed and the time it was recovered.”4

What does this have to do with dinosaurs you may be asking? Well, remember how soft tissue has been found within dinosaur bones? Recently red blood cells were extracted from Iceman and the “…researchers were successful in obtaining samples of his cells, making this the oldest known sampling of such tissue. This raises an interesting question for the evolutionist: Were there not
Iceman brain red blood cells
possible red blood cells also found in dinosaur soft tissue that appear just as red and intact as the famous Iceman’s? The problem is that evolutionary theory states dinosaurs supposedly lived many millions of years earlier than humans, but the physical, undecided evidence brings them dangerously close together time-wise.”

But for those who believe in true history that has not been re-written by man (evolution), this presents no problems whatsoever. As a matter of fact, this physical evidence once again SUPPORTS the history that has been recorded and preserved in the bible. Along with dinosaur and human footprints found together, many depictions of dinosaurs found throughout the world, and many legends of dinosaurs (then called dragons) found throughout the world, all point to biblical truth and man’s false claims. 

We’ll look into more supporting evidence next week. Until then, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel

References:


Monday, August 10, 2015


ANGELS…THE EVIL KIND

Hey everyone! How’s life been? Here were I am at it has been very, very hot. I’m exhausted by the end of the day from just the heat zapping my energy. Oh and how much hotter it is in hell where satan and his minions will be forever. 

Both satan and his minions, the evil angels, are angels that have been kicked out of heaven. Satan, who used to be known as Lucifer, at one time was an archangel, the most beautiful of all. Second Peter 2:4 tells us, “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment…” Another name for these fallen angels is demons. Satan and the demons all had a choice to follow
East India terra-cotta sculpture
God or to go on their own. It was pride that got the better of these beings, and God cast them out of heaven.

Even Jesus spoke of this event; Luke 10:17-18 speaks of the seventy-two Jesus had sent ahead of Him to witness about the Messiah; “And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through Thy name.’ And He said unto them, ‘I beheld Satan as lightning falling from heaven.’”

And it is here on earth that the evil angels do their dirty work.
Antique East African mask of the devil
Isaiah 14:12 says, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” And Revelation 12:9 states, “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

We see the effects all around us of this evil for we live in a fallen
Chinese statue of a demon
world. Disease, destruction and death abound on this earth. 
All around the world people have depicted demons or the devil in artwork or sculptures and they have the same basic elements. Wings, pointy teeth, horns, and scary looking. Hmmm, could that mean that indeed the demonic realm is true?

Ancient Asian sculpture
I have talked to several people who have had encounters with demonic activity. The most common is the
Ancient Celtic drawing
appearance of a figure that just stands or floats near a person, or the feeling of a presence. However other signs can be more active. Noises, buckling floors or ceilings, and flying objects have all been reported time and time again by numerous people. The worse type of demonic activity is oppression and possession. 

The Bible records such an event in both Mark 5:9 and Luke 8:30; “Jesus asked him, saying, ‘What is your name?’ And he said, ‘Legion,’ because many demons had entered him.” But Jesus is
Filipino wall mask of Satan
stronger that even legions of demons. Mark 5:8,15 records first Jesus commanding the evil
spirits out of the man; “For He said to him, ‘Come out of the man, unclean spirit!’ Then; “They (the people) came to Jesus, and saw the one who had been demon-possessed and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.”  Why were the people afraid? Because they understood a supernatural event had just occurred. That is God interfered with demons and had authority over them. You see without God the serpent and his minions have thousands of years of skills and experience in dealing with man. And they also
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have limited supernatural powers. This makes them a formidable enemy. However with God, we are safe. If any of you are currently dealing with any form of demonic activity. Pray, call out to Jesus, and by all means give your life to Jesus who is our Savior. 


One day it will be different. Jude 1:6 tells us,  “And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He (God) hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”

We can rest assured that if we are Christians He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world. Thank you Jesus!


Until next time, God bless and take care!

Willow Dressel

Sunday, August 2, 2015



THE HIERARCHY OF ANGELS

Hello all my fine friends out there! How has this week gone for you all? We just had a massive storm here. First some hard steady down pouring, then large marble sized hail, then thunder and lighting. Usually the thunder and lightening comes first so everything seemed out of order.

Speaking of order, how many different types of angels are there and do they have a hierarchy? Well, I am not an expert, but my research has come up with nine different types of angels. And yes, there seems to be a hierarchy. At the top of the list would be the arch angels, of which we looked into last week. First Timothy 5:21 speaks of the “elect” angels; “I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality”. It is unclear if these elect angels are a class unto themselves of if they includes several classes such cherubim and seraphim. 

The cherubim are mentioned 50 times in the King James Version of the Bible. 34 times as carvings and 11 times describing the beings themselves. Cherubs are mighty angles with four large wings and four faces. Ezekiel 10: 1- “And I looked, and there in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubim, there appeared something like a sapphire stone, having the appearance of the likeness of a throne. Then He spoke to the man clothed with linen, and said, ‘Go in among the wheels, under the cherub, fill your hands with coals of fire from among the cherubim, and scatter them over the city.’ And he went in as I watched. Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the temple[a] when the man went in, and the cloud filled the inner court. Then the glory of the Lord went up from the cherub, and paused over the threshold of the temple; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the Lord’s glory. And the sound of the wings of the cherubim was heard even in the outer court, like the voice of Almighty God when He speaks.
“Then it happened, when He commanded the man clothed in linen, saying, ‘Take fire from among the wheels, from among the
cherubim,’ that he went in and stood beside the wheels. And the cherub stretched out his hand from among the cherubim to the fire that was among the cherubim, and took some of it and put it into the hands of the man clothed with linen, who took it and went out. The cherubim appeared to have the form of a man’s hand under their
wings.And when I looked, there were four wheels by the cherubim, one wheel by one cherub and another wheel by each other cherub; the wheels appeared to have the color of a beryl stone. As for their appearance, all four looked alike—as it were, a wheel in the middle of a wheel. When they went, they went toward any of their four directions; they did not turn aside when they went, but followed in the direction the head was facing. They did not turn aside when they went. And their whole body, with their back, their hands, their wings, and the wheels that the four had, were full of eyes all around. As for the wheels, they were called in my hearing, “Wheel.”

Each one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, the second face the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. And the cherubim were lifted up. This was the living creature I saw by the River Chebar. When the cherubim went, the wheels went beside them; and when the cherubim lifted their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also did not turn from beside them. When the cherubim stood still, the wheels stood still, and when one was lifted up, the other lifted itself up, for the spirit of the living creature was in them.
Then the glory of the Lord departed from the threshold of the temple and stood over the cherubim. And the cherubim lifted their wings and mounted up from the earth in my sight. When they went out, the wheels were beside them; and they stood at the door of the east gate of the Lord’s house, and the glory of the God of Israel was above them.
This is the living creature I saw under the God of Israel by the River Chebar, and I knew they were cherubim. Each one had four faces and each one four wings, and the likeness of the hands of a man was under their wings. And the likeness of their faces was the same as the faces which I had seen by the River Chebar, their appearance and their persons. They each went straight forward.” It seems their role is as a protector, even in statue they protected the ark of the covenant. 

The seraphim on the other hand are only mentioned twice, both in Isaiah. Isaiah 6:2-3 and 6: 6-7 states; “Above it (the throne of the Lord) stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
The whole earth is full of His glory!’ 
“Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth with it, and said:
‘Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.’”

It seems that seraphim praise the Lord and are messengers for Him. 

The books and parts of books from Tobit through 2 Maccabees are recognized as Deuterocanonical Scripture by the Roman Catholic, Greek, and Russian Orthodox Churches. In these books the angel Raphael is mentioned. He is a messenger angel who gives
instructions to a man named Tobias. In the end in Tobit 12:15 he reveals he is an angel, “I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand ready to enter before the glory of the Lord.”

There also are warring angels. Matthew 26:53 quotes, “Then Jesus said to him, ‘Put your sword back into its place; for all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me
more than twelve legions of angels?’” These legions were ready to fight for Jesus if he just gave the word. 





And there is one more classification of angels. The evil or fallen angels. Psalms 78:49 states, “He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.”


So the hierarchy? Well that can be debatable—are cherubim higher than the seraphim? Are the elect a separate category?  If I had to categorize these amazing being I would do so like this:
Arch angels
elect angels
cherubim
seraphim 
messenger angels
warring angels
evil angels

Speaking of evil angels…how did that come about? Stay tuned next week and find out!

Until then,
God bless and take care!

Willow Dressel

Sunday, July 12, 2015

ARCHANGELS, MICHAEL, GABRIEL, CLASSES OF ANGELS, FLYING ANGELS



                                                                    CLASSES OF ANGELS

Hello again!

Can you believe another week as passed by? Times just flies by. 

But do angels fly? We like to think angels can fly and scripture does tell us angels have wings, but do they fly? Of course! Daniel 9:21 tells us “yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering.” Revelation 14:6-7 says, “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters." 

What other supernatural powers do angels have? Well they, at least the arch angels, can converse with God in Job 1–2. Satan (a fallen arch angel) was able to understand Christ (Mark 8:33). In Mark 5:9, the legion of demons spoke with Christ. Many times in scripture angels act as messengers from God, thus they must have gotten their information from God Himself. 

What exactly is an arch angel? Archangels are the highest-ranking angels in heaven. God gives them the most important responsibilities, and they do their work both in the heavenly
dimension and in the earthly one. The word “archangel” is from the Greek words “arche” (ruler) and “angelos” (messenger), signifying archangels’ dual duties. Archangels rule over the universe’s daily operation on missions from God, while also delivering messages from God to human beings…(the arch angel Michael) appears to be the head archangel who often takes the lead to battle evil with good, according to accounts in the Tora and the Bible. Archangel is  a classification of angels who have great rank and power. “Apparently, there are three archangels: Michael, Gabriel, and Lucifer. The word "archangel" is found in only the New Testament in two places: 1 Thess. 4:16, "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the
voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first"; and Jude 1:9, "But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil and argued about the body of Moses, did not dare pronounce against him a railing judgment, but said, 'The Lord rebuke you.’ …. Daniel 10:21 describes Michael the archangel as "your prince," and Daniel 12:1 identifies Michael as "the great prince who protects." Even if there are multiple archangels, it seems that Michael is the chief among them.”1


Are there other classifications of angels, yes…six! Stay tuned for
next weeks writing and find out!

Until then, God bless and take care!
Willow Dressel

















References:







ANGELS, EMOTIONS, INTELLEGENCE, SAD ANGELS, REJOICING ANGELS, ANGRY ANGELS, PRIDEFUL ANGELS, WIDOM OF ANGELS



ANGELS 
EMOTIONS AND INTELLEGENCE


Hey everyone! What has been happening this past week in all your lives? I have been super busy as all of you know and sometimes I wonder how smart I’ve been to get my plate so full! It frustrates me at the same time I’m glad to be helping.

So did you ever wonder if angels had feelings? Well, scripture reveals that they do! Luke 15:10 states “Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” First Peter 1:12 tells us “To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.” Also John 8:44 speaks of the devil’s desires “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.” And then in
Revelations 12:12 the devil, who is a fallen angel, has great wrath. If angels can have desires, joy and wrath, I’m sure they are capable of other emotions too. Angels also have creativity. In Revelation 5:8-10 angels from the heavenly hosts played harps and sang a new song. Job 38:7 tells us that the morning stars (angels) sang for joy at the creation.

Angels can make choices too and not all of them are good. Lucifer (an arch angel) for example let pride get the better of him (Jude 1:6) and defied the Creator. One third of the angels choose to follow him and Lucifer became known as satan or the devil. I’ve always wondered why the wisdom that angels possess didn’t steer Lucifer away from such a poor decision. And after the angels that sinned and fell from God’s grace, “the
serpent, which was influenced by Satan, deceived Eve in Genesis 3, there was considerable intellectual ability, even being termed “clever/cunning.” Satan, referring to Job in Job 1:9–11 and Job 2:4–5, used logic to say that Job would turn if he lost his possessions and became diseased. (Many people in such a situation probably would have turned from God, but God knew Job would not.)”1 This demonstrates amazing intellectual abilities. Oh you didn’t know angels could be wise? Second Samuel 14:20 says, To bring about this change of affairs your servant Joab has done this thing; but my lord is wise, according to the wisdom of the angel of God, to know everything that is in the earth.” That is a lot of wisdom! 

And angels have the intelligence to lead men (Exodus 32:34), to fight men (and the intelligence to know the difference) (Exodus 23:23, 33:2), redeem men (Gen 48:16), preach (Galatians 1:8), and speak in tongues (Acts 13:1). They can also give instructions (Acts 8:26) and warning (Acts 10:22), and have enough knowledge/wisdom to ordain/make appointments.

It seems that angels are smart, emotional and can do pretty much what we can. So what makes them different? Are there things angels can do that we can’t? 

The answer is yes! Stay tuned for next week and find out!

God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel

References:

1https://answersingenesis.org/angels-and-demons/were-angels-created-in-the-image-of-god/

Sunday, July 5, 2015

ANGELS, POWERS, SUPERNATURAL, HELPING PEOPLE, EARTHQUAKES



DO ANGELS HAVE POWER


Hi guys how is everyone? I am well, tired with no relief in sight, lol! But I have left you all behind enough and the Lord has given me a boost today so I wanted to write a little more about this fascinating subject of angels.

So our question this week is do angels have supernatural powers like the way the Lord has given me a little extra strength today. 

Scripture tells us in many different places of how powerful angels are. The following are only a few examples. Second Kings 19:35, 1 Chronicles 21:12, 1 Chronicles 21:15, and Isaiah 37:36 all describe cities that have been destroyed by angels carrying out the command of God. And Acts 12:23 tells us of angels that smote people. Second Chronicles 32:21 talks of angles that cut off men in battle, and Psalm 34:7 relates how angels encamp around the enemies of God. They are strong (Rev 5:2), can wrestle with men (Hosea 12:4), carry swords (Num 22:31, 1Cro 21:16, 27 and 30),
prophecies (Luke 1:13, Judges 13:3), shut the mouths of lions (Dan 6:22), walk over all the earth (Zec 1:1), and sever the wicked from the just (Math 13:49). They can come upon people and shine with God’s glory (Luke 2:19 and 13, Acts 12:7), can ascend in flames (Judges 13:20) and even open the eyes of men to the spiritual world (Num 22:31) and cause earthquakes (Math 28:2). And 2 Peter 2:11 out right tells us angels have great power and Psalm 103:20 states angels excel in strength! Furthermore they have the ability to travel at incredible speeds (Dan 9:21) and are present at every believers earthly death to deliver them into the presence of the Lord (Luke 16:22, 2 Corth 5:8).


Wow! That’s a lot! Do we ever see this kind of angelic strength displayed today? Well, just ask those who have been in auto accidents where angels have intervened. For example in Crawford Texas on a rainy day, a woman driving a SUV lost control and it hit an oncoming car and both rolled multiple times landing upside down. Two people stopped when they saw the accident and know they had to get the drivers out quickly as flames began to mount. The male bystander gave a knife to the woman trapped in her car and she cut through her seat belt landing on the roof. He wiggled back out of the crushed car and then reached in and grabbed the woman’s hands to pull her out. But he stopped because there was only an eight inch opening and the woman’s weight prevented her from fitting through. The woman bystander prayed for angles to help and suddenly another set of white glowing hands appeared over the man’s hands gripping both the rescuer and the victim. The next thing anybody knew, the woman and her
rescuer where outside the car on the grass next to the praying woman. The two rescuers then went to the other car and saw there was no way to get the man out. Then suddenly the man, who had been strapped in his seatbelt hanging upside down emerged from the vehicle surrounded by a bright white light in the shape of two hands and floated to the ground away from the car. When professional help arrived they put out the fire and tended to the two victims. The female rescuer turned around and saw a huge rainbow over the accident scene. 

Interestingly enough Psalm 91:9-12 says “For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.”  

Another incident happened to Bruce Barado also involved a vehicle. This time it was a massive 18 wheel Peter-built truck. Bruce is a truck mechanic and was just finishing up his day when a co-worker asked him to check out one more truck. Bruce went under the truck’s front end feet first. When he was half way under the vehicle, the stand supporting the 10,000 pound truck gave way and came down on Bruce’s middle. Bruce was conscious and in excruciating pain but managed to look at his body. He could see
that he was basically cut in half, the truck axle resting on his lower ribs crushing his body to less than one inch thick. He lost consciousness and had an out-of-body experience where he floated above the scene. He could see his coworker sitting by his head and
two angels on either side of them reaching under the truck, but not holding it. Then he heard a quite voice saying if he wanted to live, he would have to fight. Instantly he came back to his body but felt no pain. Emergency medical personal came and a helicopter flew him to the nearest trauma hospital. There they found out he had crushed 5 major arteries, a crush spleen, pancreas and small intestines. Nobody though he would make it and were surprised that he hadn’t already bled to death from the severed arteries. His wife and family and church family all prayed and after many months and many surgeries, he was completely healed. But many of the healing could not be explained. Most people have up to 20 feet of small intestine. Bruce’s small intestines were reduced to 3 feet. But a virtual stranger came in and prayed for him and his intestines grew to 9 feet, enough to allow absorbing of food so he wouldn’t starve. Many other miracles took place that doctors couldn’t explain including growing a new spleen and pancreas. But to Bruce the most miraculous part were the angels kneeling over him. Bruce believes these supernatural beings were keeping the 5 severed arteries from bleeding out.  


These are just two examples of many, many angel encounters in today’s world. Yes, angels are powerful and “are intensely interested in all of God’s plans and in our own individual roles in those plans—“which things the angels desire to look into” (I Peter 1:12). They (also) serve as guardian angels (Psalm 34:7; 91:11)…”1

Perhaps it would be good to remember in our prayers to thank God for His angels who have charge over us.

Until next time, God bless and take care,
Willow Dressel


References:

http://www.icr.org/article/20892