Angels (Part III)

Our God is a wonderfully creative God! He has created everything we see in the natural realm and has
created everything in the heavens. He has created variety not only in the natural realm but in the
spiritual realm as well. God has made angels for every possible role of ministering to Him and to His
people as well as for carrying out His will. Here is one role we see angels perform in the
Bible—messenger.
Besides the angels who constantly communicate with God in worship, there are angels who
communicate with people for special purposes. We see them throughout the Old and New Testaments.
Luke recounts the announcement of Jesus’s birth: “And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and
the glory of the Lord flashed and shone all about them, and they were terribly frightened. But the angel
said to them, Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the
people. For to you is born this day in the town of David a Savior, Who is Christ (the Messiah) the Lord!”
Luke 2:9-11
We see angels waiting at Jesus’s empty tomb to communicate His resurrection to the disciples. We see
communication angels in Revelation 1:20: “As to the hidden meaning (the mystery) of the seven starts
which you saw on My right hand and the seven lampstands of gold: the seven stars are the seven angels
(messengers) of the seven assemblies (churches) and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.”
These messenger angels can also be viewed as ones who deliver information and answers between God
and His people. In Jacob’s dream, he saw the ladder reaching up into heaven and angels ascending and
descending on it. One can assume the requests were going up to heaven and answers were being sent
down for delivery. In fact, the Law itself is documented in the Word to have been delivered by angels to
Moses. “You who received the Law as it was ordained and set in order and delivered by angels, and yet
you did not obey it!” Acts 7:53 “…and it (the Law) was arranged and ordained and appointed though
the instrumentality of angels (and was given) by the hand (in the person) of a go-between (Moses, an
intermediary person between God and man). Galatians 3:19
Part of that communication takes the form of intercessor on our behalf toward God. Jesus said,
“Beware that you do not despise or feel scornful toward or think little of one of these little ones, for I
tell you that in heaven their angels always are in the presence of and look upon the face of My Father
Who is in heaven.” Matthew 18:10
We are grateful for all God does to help us and to communicate with us. We are blessed by answered
prayer and all He does!
Pastor Laurie

One Response to “Angels (Part III)”

  1. Kathy Reynolds says:

    I just found the blog. I’ve always been fascinated with Angel’s. I’ve had a few of my own experience. Most recently in Israel! Looking forward to future topics!
    Thanks Pastor Laurie

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