Numbers 22:31 Then the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand; and he bowed his head and fell flat on his face.
The difference between you and a prophet is that, the Prophet has a third eye which sees things that exist only in the spirit real but can have an impact upon our lives. 2 Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
It’s not that the Angel and the army was not there, they needed the third eye to reveal what was already there.