Mystery surrounds the subject of angels. While they are discussed about 280 times in Bible, there is much we do not know about them. I have actually observed throughout the years that numerous Christians today are doing not have awe and a sense of mystery when they think about the things of God. My prayer is that this deficit will start to be corrected as we get respect for the mystery surrounding God’s angels. Their prominence in Scripture recommends that God desires us to understand about them.
Angels play a crucial role in God’s overall plan for mankind. They point to the truth of an unseen world where powerful forces exert impact over our lives. Through our research study of angels, we can get self-confidence in God’s protection, and we can learn from their example how to serve the Lord wholeheartedly. Studying the things of paradise assists us draw closer to God and His incredible marvel.
What Are Angels?
Angels are God’s messengers. The Greek and Hebrew words for angel imply “messenger.” They are spiritual beings that play a substantial function in performing God’s will. God developed angels simply as He developed us, and He has a function for them simply as He does for us. Nehemiah 9:6 says, “You have made paradise … with all their host.” And Paul states, “All things were developed that are in heaven which are on earth, visible and unnoticeable, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers” (Colossians 1:16). In the Bible, there are 3 types of angels mentioned: cherubim (Genesis 3:24), seraphim (Isaiah 6:2), and hosts. Whenever the Bible describes God as “the Lord God of hosts,” it’s another way of saying He is the Lord of the angels.
Various types of angels serve different purposes. Within these types, there is likewise a hierarchy– with the archangel, Michael, having the most authority. Each angel has his own job description and performs God’s will by communicating His messages, both by what the angel says and what he does (Psalm 103:20 -21).
Can Angels Fall Away From God?
Angels have free will, much like us. Satan was as soon as the angel named Lucifer, which suggests “morning star.” He became jealous of God and wished to take His place, with the other angels serving him. Due to the fact that of this iniquity, Lucifer was gotten rid of from heaven and his name ended up being Satan, which suggests “enemy” (Isaiah 14:12 -21). Satan lured one-third of the angels into joining his disobedience (Discovery 12:4). They, too, were erupted of paradise, becoming fallen angels, also referred to as demons. When Satan and his followers made this choice, it was an irreversible option– an everlasting option. The Bible presents no chances for these fallen angels to repent and be forgiven. Jesus Christ did not shed His blood at Calvary to redeem the fallen angels (Matthew 25:41). He sacrificed His life for mankind– for the world of lost males and females.
Do I Have a Guardian Angel?
Guardian angels are a popular topic in our culture. Sometimes people, even non-Christians, state their guardian angels saved them in near-death experiences. Usually, individuals believe their enjoyed ones who have actually passed returned to earth as their guardian angel to monitor them. As far as I can figure out, there are simply 2 verses in the Bible that suggest there might be guardian angels in today’s world. In Matthew 18:10 Jesus says, “Beware that you do not abhor one of these youngsters, for I state to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Dad who is in heaven.” Relatively, some of God’s angels stand all set prior to the Father to react instantly to His command for security and care over these children. Jesus calls these specific angels “their angels,” which has made many think everyone has an angel– a guardian angel. The 2nd passage is in Acts 12, where an angel released Peter from prison. After his release, he went to a home where a group of Christians was praying for his release. When the servant who heard Peter’s knock responded to the door, she was so excited she left him outside and ran to inform the other believers. They didn’t think her and reasoned that the individual at the door need to be Peter’s angel.
There have also been times in the Bible when angels have pertained to help among God’s selected. After Lazarus died, angels brought him to Abraham’s bosom. And Elisha and his servant were surrounded by many angels. The psalmist writes that all the angels rally for the security of one saint.
We can not be one hundred percent sure each believer has a guardian angel, but we can be particular that God’s angels care about us and intervene in our lives as they are called by God.
Do We Become Angels When We Die?
It is a common belief by some that, after we pass away, we become angels. The fact is, we do not. God created angels separately from mankind. They are different from us. God created Adam in His own image (Genesis 1:26). The Bible does not make the exact same statement about angels, although they occasionally take human type when they appear in Scripture. It is never ever specified that angels are redeemed. Angels are curious about salvation since they have actually never ever experienced it for themselves (1 Peter 1:12), and God’s Word says it causes them to rejoice (Luke 15:10). Angels are a produced class of being, and the Bible never represents them as spiritually advanced guys. Individuals do not evolve into angels. We do not become angels when we die. Angels were created concurrently– their full number created in the beginning– and there has been no boost in their ranks since that time. God’s angels exist permanently– as they were produced.
Where Do We Go When We Pass away?
What Can We Find Out From Angels?
Angels have actually acted as God’s messengers throughout history. These representatives have actually announced God’s directives to biblical characters who needed guidance or who were selected by the Lord to serve His special purpose for them. There’s no careless workmanship or laziness or neglect on the angels’ part– God can rely on them, and so can we (Psalm 103). They embody their objective as God’s messengers. We, too, are contacted us to be messengers for Christ. Jesus’ last words in the world were: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the countries, baptizing them in the name of the Dad and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). This was His last commission to us– to be God’s messengers to the world.
Angels live in the presence of God and focus their attention on Him. They are filled with an awe that comes with remaining in His presence. What if you and I camped each night beside God’s throne in glory and stayed loaded with His existence, even when we entered into the world to do His work? We can! We have the benefit of practicing meditation on the glory of the Lord every night and living in His presence every day.
We can learn a lot from the angels’ wholehearted dedication to our Heavenly Daddy. They show us how to worship and they show us how to work. In heaven, the angels lift endless appreciation to the Lord. From their example, we discover how to praise God (Hebrews 1:6; Luke 2:13 -14; Discovery 5:8 -14; Revelation 7:11), share in His delight (Luke 15:7), and stand in His presence (Matthew 18:10).