Radical Prayer #5: An Angel With a Flaming Sword
Would you like to have an angel with a flaming sword to protect you?
Yes? I thought you might! Did you know that you can have such an angel assigned to protect you? It’s true!
Here’s why you can have an angel with a flaming sword to protect you:
- God did it for two people in the Bible that He wanted to protect.
- God is no respecter of persons. What He did for someone else, He will do for you if you ask.
Easy enough, right?
Here’s the amazing backstory about the angel with the flaming sword:
At the beginning of time, God made two people: Adam and Eve. They were perfect and had never done anything wrong, so they had access to God in person. Life was bliss.
After making Adam and Eve, God placed them in their home–a garden called the Garden of Eden. He gave them several instructions and a purpose for life.
One of God’s rules was that they should NOT to eat from a specific tree in the middle of the Garden. The forbidden tree was called the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and it was the only tree in the garden from which they were forbidden to eat. They WERE supposed to eat from the other trees …
… including the Tree of Life… whose fruit would cause them to live forever in the state they were in when they ate.
To make a long story short, the enemy came and tempted Eve to eat from the forbidden tree.
She did, and by disobeying God’s command, she sinned. She was no longer perfect and lost her connection to God. Adam saw what she had done, and he followed suit.
Uh oh. Both people–the only two people on the planet–were now sinful beings, not perfect anymore, and no longer with a thriving connection to God.
God came and talked with them. He cursed the enemy and told Adam and Eve what the consequences of their sin would be.
Then, probably with a lot of sadness, He had to remove them from their Garden home. Genesis 3:22-24 tells us:
Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken.
So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.”
God drove out the man, and He placed cherubim at the gate of the Garden, with a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the path to the tree of life.
(By the way, some people say that cherubim are a different kind of creature than angels. Others say that cherubim are a high level of angel. Either one may or may not be the case; I don’t know. Either way, though, it’s a moot point in this particular blog post, because either way it’s a heavenly being that God assigned to guard the path, and that’s what we’re talking about here.)
Why did God drive Adam and Eve from the Garden and put an angel and a sword to guard the path?
Because if Adam and Eve had eaten from the Tree of Life in their sinful state, it would have preserved them forever in that sinful state. Their mortal bodies would not have been able to die, and they could not have been resurrected at the Second Coming with immortal, perfect bodies.
Can we agree that would have been awful?
So God protected Adam and Eve from that horrible, eternal punishment. He sent an angel with a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the path to the Tree of Life. God wasn’t guarding the Garden from them per sé. Really, He was protecting THEM from the Garden. He was keeping Adam and Eve from turning down a path that would not have been God’s perfect will for their lives.
That’s why you and I need an angel with a flaming sword that turns every way, too.
We each face a myriad of decisions every day. We contemplate various paths for our lives. We don’t know what is best, but we usually pick the path that we think looks best and start on our merry way.
The only problem with that is that we don’t actually know what’s best. We don’t know the end from the beginning. Adam and Eve couldn’t possibly have understood how badly things would end for them (or never end, as the case may be!) if they had eaten from the Tree of Life in their sinful state.
God knew they couldn’t understand, and He must have known that they would be inclined to try to eat from that Tree. So He protected them from it. He made it impossible for them to go down that path.
Are you ready to pray for that kind of protection?
I have prayed this for years for others and for myself. It works, too. I’ve prayed this prayer for people in many situations, including:
- People who wanted to walk away from God’s call on their lives;
- People whose marriages were in trouble, who might want to walk away from their spouse;
- People who were running from their relationship with God; and more.
Every time, God has answered my prayer and turned the people back from going down a path that would not have been God’s best. He has done radical things:
- People who were ready to leave their jobs stayed instead.
- People who could have left their spouse stayed instead.
- People who have felt like walking away from God pressed in to know God better instead.
This prayer gets radical results!
So pray this with me, today and every day:
Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, please send an angel with a flaming sword that turns every way to stand in front of me. Let that angel turn me back if I’m even tempted to go down a path that is not Your best for my life! Keep me in Your perfect paths for my life, Lord!”
It’s a radical prayer. It gets radical results because God honors it. What He did for Adam and Eve, He’ll do for you.
Ask God to keep you in His perfect paths for your life, and He will!
Has God ever kept you from going down a path that would not have been His best for you? If so, please leave a comment and share part of your story!
Related: Read these posts to build your faith and help you pray for the radical blessings God promises in His Word!
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- Radical Prayer #1: God Wants To Honor You
- Radical Prayer #2: Jesus Became Poor That You Might Become Rich
- Radical Prayer #3: Wild Ideas and Witty Inventions
- Radical Prayer #4: The Anointing of the Sons of Issachar
- Radical Prayer #5: Ask God For An Angel With A Flaming Sword
- Radical Prayer #6: God Wants To Set You On High
- Radical Prayer #7: God Himself Will Disciple Your Children
- Radical Prayer #8: The Blessing of the Bride
- Radical Prayer #9: Divine Rivers in Desolate Heights
- Radical Prayer #10: Decreeing Light Into Your Darkness
- Radical Prayer #11: All Your Tears Turned Into Joy
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That is a really wise prayer!!! Thanks for writing about this!
Thank you Jamie for your enduring prayers and blogs. We love hearing them as we go through turmoils in our own way. I believe that my children will be saved, as i ask god for guidance every minute day I PRAY, Thank you for your encouraging everlasting prayers. God bless you
Holy Spirit taught & showed Jesus in the spirit the Father. showing in the spirit realm what the Father said & did. it was not a dream. Jesus was praying from the womb of the morning. note Jesus said it is finished! lets focus on the finished…already obtained redemption once & for all. to be appropriated now as the creation awaites the redeemed Body of JESUS Christ. Jesus victory is ours rt now. Jesus ceiling is our floor
Interesting perspective on this subject. Thank you for writing this!!! God bless.
Hi Lonny, thanks! And thank you for reading!
Jamie I made the WORST Decision in my life when I sold my Father’s House which was my Inheritance. My whole life and my family UNRAVELED! My Kids stopped serving God- I went into a DEEP Depression and basically a nervous break down! I have asked God for forgiveness. That was in 2001. PLEASE God Restore my Inheritance!
This prayer blog came for me at just the right time. Thank you for your sensitivity to the Spirit. You are an annointed daughter indeed. I read every week and will continue to do so. I wish I could purchase these prayers in a little book. Will you ever consider doing this and making it available for your followers? In Christ’s service Sister Carole
Carole, thank you so much for reading. I’m sorry it has taken me several days to respond. I got your comment in my email box right away and my heart leapt. Yes, it’s actually my dream to release a book of radical prayers. I’ve got 21 of them, and I’m sure there are more. I will keep blogging through them, but hope at some point to release expanded versions in a book. PAPA is so GOOD, isn’t He? It’s so amazing to know how He hears and answers the prayers of His daughters and sons!
Thank you for sharing; your words encouraged me! Have a wonderful day!
Hi Jaime, From time to time I go back through your posts and this one is great. I an remember thinking He was keeping them out but never understanding why. Its funny what we’ve been taught or that ministers have neglected to teach. I hope you get your prayer book out. Thanks for sharing, blessings on your new ministry.
Recently I had been slack in my reading from you. I’ve been selected by the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD to fast and pray for the last 4 days of the month to ask JEHOVAH JIRAH for anything. For long time I’ve been going through a tough time brought about by decisions and choices I made, which in turn gave the enemy entrance into my life to destroy my inheritance.
I was depleting old emails, but when I came upon this email my finger was stilled. I decided to open it after prayer and low and behold Radical Prayers for all of that which I wanted to ask GOD for. I just thank for the knowledge I have gained from them and chills that ran through my spirit as I read and prayed each one. Blessed art though Women of GOD. The LORD visited me .
My strength has been renewed, I just feel so reinvigorated. I told the LORD that no matter what I will hold unto HIM till these calamities have passed. By the way the HOLY SPIRIT also directed me to Jeremiah 33:3.
Hi, i just stumbled upon your blog. i was just looking for a scripture about witty inventions, i read your blog that talked about it and it has helped, i also read some of your other blogs about prayer and getting your prayers answered 100% of the time and I’ve been encouraged. I have been struggling for sometime now, with believing and not getting my prayers answered just feeling frustrated. I even have been angry with God, because , i have been in church all my life and my desire is to know and serve and to know my purpose, but a lot of my hurt comes from church and you can say I’ve kinda gave up on church and even God, but today i want to know God in a greater way, i want to do what I’ve been called to do. and i just want to say thank you for your blogs, they gave me some encouragement to trust, believe, and pray again, because i wanted to do any of that. I ask that you pray that i continue this even when hurt,appointment ,and discouragement comes my way that i press in and pray God’s word and believe with all my heart no matter what.
Please pray that my daughter is returned to us and is not being molested by my abuser God I ask for the truth to come out in court Lord stop Him from speaking these lies against me . I thank God I have my other children but I’m hurting with out my baby Lord I’ve prayed this prayer and I will continue to pray for it to work in my situation. God please cover my baby girl Diamond and bring her home where she’s been all her life. This has been going on for four months and no one is helping us Lord please send your angels to protect her and give me peace that surpasses all understanding so that I can continue to stand strong and trust you Lord in Jesus name amen
Donisha, I wept as I read about your daughter and I have prayed in faith that she is preserved from harm in her spirit, soul and body.
The hosts of heaven have destroyed the platforms and strongholds that the enemy has been using to perpetuate this evil. I decree a divine turnaround all around for you in Jesus’ name, amen
Listen and listen to the prompts of the Holy yes HOLY Spirit Jesus said he would be with us always that’s a promise given to us by God Almighty. I pray straight into the depths of that dark place and in Jesus name with you in agreement rebuke those demonic forces. And shout set the captives free!!!!!!!! Cause Jesus died for us to pick up the sword of the spirit and fight and fight and fight…till we see with our own eyes the victory. His promises are true and amen sister don’t you lose hope. Trust in Him. In the blood of Jesus is power everlasting resurrecting power. Don’t lose sight of His promises sister xx
Do you have a Post Office box or address to send check to? Your blogs and prayers have all meant so much and are so timely. I am so blessed and give thanks to God for your faithfulness and your anointing.
Hi, dear Cindy! Wow, thank you so much. All glory to God! Yes, we have a PO Box. It’s:
From His Presence
PO Box 25232
Chattanooga, TN 37422
Thank you so very much! I hope things are well with you!
Love and hugs,
MY name is Oscar, There is an evil spirit hunting me day and night. He sweeps away all the good things coming into my life. Please help me in prayers so that this evil spirit will forever runs away from my life.
Hi Oscar, have you given your life to Jesus Christ? If you haven’t, that evil spirit has legal right to be in your life because you have given it permission.
If you would like to give your life to Jesus Christ, here is more information.
If you have already made Jesus Christ the Lord and Boss of your life, then all you have to do is command the demon to leave you in the name of Jesus, and then ask Jesus to fill you with His Holy Spirit in that place.
Hope this helps.
Hallelujah! I now understand why the Lord placed the flaming sword, it is in our interest, and also the Lord did not curse man and woman, I plead the BLOOD of Jesus the Christ of God. I am trusting God for a swift deliverance from stagnation, failure and poverty and nothingness, I plead the BLOOD of Jesus.
Hi I just wanted to say that the Lord gave me dreams that I was going to be killed. When I spotted the white van along side of the road just like in my dream I knew something terrible was about to happen. I asked Jesus to send St Michael to help me and he did. The white van knew I was on to him immediately and I got his license plates! I am alive today because of that dream
This angel has definitely protected me. I was in a situation of great temptation to me. It was a sin that I was trying very hard to partner with God on to get it out of my life. But I began to slip back into it again. Deception is very subtle and without a very real connection with God it really
becomes very hard to tell that you are going down a wrong path. I felt fine, everything seemed fine. It was not apparent to me that I was engaging in sin until a deep conviction came over me through a prophetic video from a godly woman whose words I consider very anointed and trustworthy. I did what I had to do to correct my path. Very shortly after I was watching a teaching on how Balaam’s donkey was stopped by just such an angel and in so doing he was kept by the Lord from the error of his ways. I knew without a doubt this is what I had experienced too. Awesome suggestion, to pray this in interceding for others. I expect I will be using it often!
Hello Jamie, Thank you so much for this Radical Prayer.
An angel with a flaming sword.
I’ve had many problems during this
year, with the loss of many family
members, and all those who are unsaved, and will use this Radical
Prayer at every opportunity. Thank you in Jesus Name. Amen
Jamie,my Prayers are with You, your Ministery and Family .
Thank you for this prayer I do have people in my life that I love very much and will pray this prayer over them and for myself as well thank you so much..
Hi Jamie thanks for the prayer. Me and my husband are already above 60, he is 65. A prophet recently told us that we are called in the ministry and we never thought that way. He is usually accurate but we never thought we were called in the ministry. We ask for God’s guidance. My family ( siblings ) and other people feel that I am married to a wrong husband after 37yrs of marriage just because he has lost his job many years ago. I love my marriage. What is God saying? This prayer is powerful, I will also pray it.
Love your prayers! They are very uplifting and powerful.
This is really God given prayer I used the first prayer for my landlord who is being investigated by HMRC I know God will reverse this situation, I also used it for myself so that my rent will not go up too high I already believe it is done thankyou for sharing these powerful prayers you are blessed, for the sake of privacy i cannot use my real name so please understand why
Thanks Jamie I will use this everyday God bless you and your ministry
Holy spirit I pray that you give me protection peace and guidance strength and change the path of my life and activate the angel with a flaming sword in my life.In Jesus name .Amen