Is This A Photo Of A Real Angel At A Christian Event In Cedar Falls, Iowa?

Angel at Promise Keepers Event in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Sometimes our cameras can see what human eyes cannot.  Could what you are looking at actually be a photo of a real angel?  At a recent Promise Keepers conference in Cedar Falls, Iowa a Baptist pastor took two photographs of the stage during a time of praise and worship.  Both of those photos show “a radiant, glowing white figure” that was not supposed to be there and that could not be seen with the naked eye.  At the time these photos were taken, the band on the stage was singing these words: “Jesus, take all of me. I run to you, I run to you. I lay everything at your feet. Let my life be yours.”  Could it be possible that the camera picked up an angel that was standing on the stage during that time of praise and worship?  Could this picture actually be physical evidence that angels really exist?  Or could this phenomenon have been caused by something else?  You have to admit that the image in this photograph is pretty compelling.  Here is a closer look at the photo…

Angel On Stage

On their Facebook page, the Promise Keepers organization has stated that they believe that “something SUPERNATURAL” definitely happened…

Something SUPERNATURAL took place in Cedar Falls today. As hundreds of men repented of sin in their lives, a man in attendance took two pictures. Both had an angel on them. As the worship band said “Jesus take all of me,” God sent a miraculous sign to confirm what He was doing.

At the time when this photograph was taken, the men at the conference were repenting of sins such as pornography and adultery.  And throughout history, repentance has always been at the heart of every great move of God.  So it would not be surprising to see God move during a time of truly heartfelt repentance.

There is always the possibility that photos such as these could have been altered in some way.  In fact, many will undoubtedly use that line of reasoning to dismiss these photographs completely.

But the wife of the pastor that took these photos says that they were not altered in any way.  She released a statement in which she said the following…

“My husband took these photos. No photo shop. Enjoy debating angels and stage lights but don’t miss the miracle of a few thousand men gathering to praise God and to be challenged to be men of honor who keep their promises! At least 17 of them were our guys. That’s a miracle. They were in our church Sunday gathering at the front praying with their families and friends. Miracles happen.”

On Facebook, the following is what the pastor himself said about these photos…

I took the pics. I did not see it until I looked at my gallery. I asked two friends if they saw anything… any lights on the stage. They said “no” and I snapped another with the same “light” in it. I took my tablet to the stage at the next break and showed the worship team. I told them they might have more “singers” with them than they knew! We laughed and rejoiced and they took me to the PK program director.

And in the Scriptures, angels are described as “a flaming fire”, so it would seem that these photos are consistent with that description.  The following are the first four verses of Psalm 104

Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire

All of this reminds me of another incident that a Christian minister named Bruce D. Allen experienced.  During a service in Malaysia, he witnessed an angel standing in the church, and a photo taken by someone attending the service actually captured part of the heavenly Torah scroll that the angel was carrying…

“On this night in May in Malaysia, this angel was standing in the church and what looked like a large Torah Scroll was in actuality a heavenly manifest. The spirit of prophecy came upon me as I was witnessing this vision and I began to prophecy to that church and that region that the Lord was about to release the resources of heaven to a faithful people and a great awakening was about to begin in that part of the world.

Some of those in attendance were taking photos during the sessions and what was caught on the digital media defies explanation – except it was exactly what I was seeing in the spirit. A large scroll can be seen from the perspective of where the angel would have been standing – as if he were holding the scroll and taking the picture”

Posted below is a blown up image of the portion of the photo containing the heavenly Torah scroll.  As you can see, it even appears to have Hebrew writing on it…

Bruce D Allen Torah Scroll

Of course there will always be doubters and skeptics.

Over the years, I have found that most people end up believing exactly what they want to believe.

If someone out there is absolutely determined to believe that supernatural events do not exist, then a hundred more stories just like this will not persuade that person.

Personally, I am fully convinced that the God who created all things is still doing supernatural things today just like He always has been.

So what do you think?  Please feel free to share your opinion by posting a comment below…

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