Angels (Part 1)

Christmas is rapidly approaching! It is such an encouragement to read the Scriptures leading to the
appearance of the Messiah on earth. Angels play a large role in communicating and ministering to all
those involved in this glorious event.
Over the next few weeks, I will be communicating truths from the Word to help us understand angels
and their roles in heaven and among us. There are misconceptions about angels that Scripture is able
to clear up for us. Join us as we explore together!
Angels are heavenly beings that serve the Lord in different ways. They are created beings that are
spoken into existence by our powerful, creative God. Angels are glorious beings that worship God and
are in His presence. Jesus said in Luke 9:26, “Because whoever is ashamed of Me and My teachings, of
him will the Son of Man be ashamed when He comes in the threefold glory (the splendor and majesty of
Himself and of the Father and of the holy angels.” Psalm 148:2 says, “Praise Him, all His angels, praise
Him, all His hosts!” Further in Revelation 7:1, we see the angels worshiping God around the throne.
“And all the angels were standing round the throne and round the elders (of the heavenly Sanhedrin)
and the four living creatures and they fell prostrate before the throne of God and worshiped God.”
In Matthew 26:53 Jesus gives us a glimpse of the vast number of angels available as well as their
immediate availability when He says, “Do you suppose that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will
immediately provide Me with more than twelve legions (more than 80,000) of angels?” We know that
angels did minister to Jesus, as Mark 1:13 says: “And He stayed in the wilderness (desert) forty days,
being tempted (all the while) by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels ministered to
Him (continually).”
Not only do angels minister to God but minister to us (the saints) as well. They provide protection and
ministry to us even when we are not aware. Hebrews 1:14 tells us, “Are not the angels all ministering
spirits (servants) sent out in the service of God for the assistance of those who are to inherit salvation?”
We see angels leading Lot and his family in Genesis 19. Peter and other apostles are miraculously led
out of prison past many doors and guards in Acts 5 and in Acts 12.
In all their glory, they are do not desire to be worshiped nor are they to be worshiped. When John was
given the revelation of Jesus, he fell down to worship the angel in Revelation 22:8-9, and the angel told
him, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, as well as
all who obey what is written in this book. Worship only God!”
Pastor Laurie

2 Responses to “Angels (Part 1)”

  1. Richard Moros says:

    Angels have s special meaning to me. They saved my sons life.

  2. Elisa Giannantonio says:

    I am always thankful for a guardian angel being by my side thru whatever life brings.

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