"Mahanaim" The Dance Between Two Armies

Angelic Visitations We're in a season where many are encountering the angels of God. There has never been more books cd's or material written on the subject of angels or angelic visitations than in this last season. It is undoubtedly one of the most controversial subjects in Christendom today, however it is God who is pulling back the veil between heaven and earth and is allowing us to see and experience fresh downloads of revelation from His presence. Then Jacob went on his way, and God's angels met him. When Jacob saw them, he said, "This is God's army"! So he named that place "Mahanaim."(Genesis 32:1-2) Song of Solomon 6:13 explains it like this, as upon a "dance between two armies" or a "dance of Mahanaim" "Mahanaim; the dance between two armies."


We all know and are familiar with the account of Jacob having a prophetic encounter in a dream where he saw a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. On this ladder he saw the angels of God ascending and descending on it! (Genesis28:12) A few short verses later Jacob refers to this heavenly "ladder" as the "Gateway to heaven" (Genesis 28:17). This gateway was a literal portal that reached from over the top of Jacob into the Third heaven. It says Jacob was allowed to see the angels of God "in a dream."


Angels Ascending and Descending


Like Jacob the ministry of Jesus is clearly marked with the presence of angels. Jesus told Nathanael; You shall see greater things than this! I tell you all, you shall see heaven opened up and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man! This was more than just a dream! Jesus was telling the disciples they would literally see the heavens open and the angels of God pouring out upon the earthly ministry of the Son of Man. The angels were clearly there to minister with Jesus as well as to minister to Him.


Open Heavens


I find it interesting that Jesus referred to the same experience Jacob had of seeing "the "Heavens Opened" and the angels of God were ascending and descending on the Son of Man! (John 1:51). "When the heavens open we get the attention of heaven". The literal "Eye of God" is on us (Psalm 33:18 / 34:15) the and it seems that everything we do turns to life. Prosperity breaks out everywhere. Health, finances, reconciliation of loved ones all kinds of things happen because He sets his love upon us!! This is nothing more than the blessings of Deuteronomy 28 1-12 which says; "the Lord your God will set you high above the nations (FAVOR) of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and OVERTAKE you if you heed the voice to the Lord your God. You'll be blessed in the city, blessed in the field, blessed shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground and of the fruit of your beasts, the increase of your cattle and the your flock. You shall be blessed in your basket. Those who rise up against you to defeat you will be sc