You never know when you might be interacting with an angel.

Scripture tells us that God "shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways" and that "in their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone” (Ps. 91:11-13). I've written a book called Angel Stories that seeks to demonstrate just that—that angels are operating all around you and that angelic intervention is available to you.  

God loves you, which is why He sends His mighty angels to protect and assist you. Angels are nearer than you think!

Here's one story from my book, told by John Paul Jackson about the time he hitchhiked with an angel.  

John Paul Jackson's Angel on the Road

I decided to drive to West Texas, where I had been invited to speak at a church. At one point I’d driven so far, I hadn’t seen anything for 20 miles—not even a cow. It was desolate. That is when my truck started slowing down. I pushed on the gas, but it slowed down to nothing. I looked in the mirror and saw smoke billowing out from under the truck, and I realized I had blown the transmission. It had burned up. And there I was, in the middle of desolate West Texas. There was nothing and no one around.

“Lord,” I asked, “why did You allow this to happen? I’m Your servant. I am going to speak at this church. I have to be there tonight. I’m speaking tonight. Why are You letting this happen to me?”  

And the Lord spoke back to me, “I didn’t tell you to buy this truck.” 

“But Lord,” I answered, “it was the right price. It was everything I wanted.” 

“I didn’t tell you to buy this truck,” He repeated. 

“Well, Lord, OK. I’m sorry. I am. I’m sorry I bought it,” I replied. “But, Lord, help me. I have got to be at the church tonight. Please help me.” 

I had not even finished praying that prayer when over a little rise in the road came an old—old, like 1960s old—car. It was just puttering along. A man was driving who looked like a farmer. He stopped, looked at me, and said, “Boy, it’s not your lucky day is it?” 

“No, sir, it’s not,” I said. “I made a mistake buying this truck.” 

“Well, I reckon you did,” he said. “Where are you going?” 

“You don’t know the place,” I told him, assuming he wouldn’t. “I’m going to this little town called Floydada, Texas.” 

“I know exactly where it’s at,” he said. “I’m going right through there, son. Hop in, and I’ll take you.” 

So I got in, and he drove me to Floydada, Texas. He dropped me off at the church, and when I got out of his car, I took two steps up onto the sidewalk and turned around to thank him, and ... he was gone. I mean, the car was gone. The man was gone. There was nothing. The car wasn’t driving away; it was just gone. Two seconds, two steps. He was gone.

I had entertained an angel “unaware,” as the Scripture says—until that very moment when I looked back and realized, “Oh my goodness. That was an angel.”

Jonathan Nixon is a producer and director and the founder of Tentmaker Film Company. After 10 years in Hollywood spent working on projects for Columbia Pictures, Universal Pictures, CBS, MTV and FOX, Nixon found himself frustrated as a born-again believer by the small effect he had on the content of the projects he was involved with. He is currently developing a series of supernatural-themed documentaries.

Draw closer to God. Experience the presence of the Holy Spirit every month as you read Charisma magazine. Sign up now to get Charisma for as low as $1 per issue.

Get to know the Holy Spirit and how to interact with Him on a daily basis. Learn to enter God's presence and hear His voice clearly for yourself! Go deeper in your faith with Life in the Spirit and change your life and destiny. Are you ready to start your journey?

Your Turn

Comment Guidelines
View/Add Comments
  • Hillary Clinton

    What if Hillary Clinton Wins the White House?

    Polls have Mrs. Clinton leading by 11 points. The church must be prepared.

  • Holy Spirit prophetic

    7 Ways to Cultivate Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit

    Too many of God's people are led by fear, doubt, man-pleasing, presumption, assumption, idols ...

  • Jezebel puppets

    10 Ways to Spot Jezebel's Spiritually Slick Undercover Con Artists

    It's time to stop tolerating Jezebel in all its many manifestations.

  • Highway exit signs

    Prophetic Word: Watch for the Exit Signs to Light Up This Season

    Don't be afraid to get your hands dirty in the harvest fields. The "barnyard anointing" ...

  • Lance Wallnau

    Lance Wallnau Is on Fire and on Target With His Insights on the Culture and This Election

    I'm sickened by the self-righteous, weak-kneed "evangelicals" who want to be liked by ...

  • In October, many things will be realigned in your life, including your vision.

    5 Prophetic Revelations About God's October Surprise

    "The winds of apostolic change are blowing across the land and realigning you."

  • Step into the rhythm of the Holy Spirit to find abundant life.

    Why Many Christians Never Taste the Abundant Life Jesus Promised

    Joyce lost 90 lbs. without dieting after the Holy Spirit revealed this strategy for wholeness.

  • London landing

    Urgent Prophecy: London Is the Landing Page

    The Lord continued to give me downloads about the deeper meaning and even strategy for the ...

  • Continue Your Journey with the Holy Spirit

    Continue Your Journey with the Holy Spirit

    Follow God on the most fulfilling journey of your life with Encounter the Holy Spirit! Break away from past hurts and press into the One who wants a personal encounter with you.

  • Dream the Unimaginable In His Presence

    Dream the Unimaginable In His Presence

    Reach your full potential and be led by His Spirit. In His Presence takes you to a deeper understanding of who God is and how he communicates with us.

  • Set Your Spirit on Fire

    Set Your Spirit on Fire

    Receive the power and gifts that come through the Holy Spirit Baptism. Don’t go empty-handed; accept all that He has for you! His power is available to those who ask.

  • Put on the Full Armor of God

    Put on the Full Armor of God

    Break every stronghold with the power of the Holy Spirit. Use the power of your tongue to declare and decree the Word of God. Witness heaven move on your behalf.

Use Desktop Layout
Charisma Magazine — Empowering believers for life in the Spirit