In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the Angel of His Presence saved them; In His love and in His pity He redeemed them . . . (Isa. 63:9 NKJ).
The Angel of His Presence was the angel that brought the Israelites out of Egypt and into the promised land. This angel is called the Angel of His Presence. Did you notice the “angel” is spelled with a capital “A” in the NKJ version above? This is the clue from the translators that this Angel is not an ordinary angel like Gabriel or Michael.
The context of the scripture tells us who this Angel is in Isa. 63:10-14. Verse 10 says, “But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.” This truth is repeated from verses 11 through 14, describing their interactions with the Spirit of God who was the Angel that led them through the desert. The Holy Spirit is the Angel of God’s Presence.
This does not mean that the Holy Spirit is an angel,like one of the angels in heaven, but that He is a Carrier or Messenger (the meaning of the word “angel” here) of God’s Presence in the same way that Jesus is God’s Messenger (John 10:36.) This is a scriptural language describing the Trinity to us, saying the Holy Spirit is essentially God Almighty. He is the Presence of the Father.
When we say the Presence of God dwells somewhere, the One who is really dwelling there is the Holy Spirit. God dwells in His Temple through His Spirit. See Eph. 2:22.
As the temple of God, the Angel of God’s Presence dwells within you and goes with you everywhere you go!
Can you see how the Lord relates His Presence to the Spirit in Ps. 51:11?
APPLY THE WORD
Develop a consciousness of God’s Presence with you today. The Holy Spirit in you is the very definition of the Presence of God.
Thank the Lord for giving you His Spirit. Ask the Father to teach you how to develop a closer relationship with this Angel of His Presence.
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