Angels

Purpose: Is there life on other planets? Do those beings from space or other planets ever come to earth? Mankind in space explorations has been seeking an answer to these questions. That is part of what UFO's are about. There has been world-wide emphasis on Satan and demons. There have been many reported visits of angels during my lifetime. Those in the occult talk of spirit guides. What is this all about?

There was a time when the educational and scientific world scoffed at the supernatural and that outside our natural realm. Then interest increased in the occult and demonic supernatural phenomena. This interest has continued to grow. If the supernatural on the satanic side is real, the supernatural of God is much greater. Our interest should be in the realms of light--not in the realms of darkness so this lesson reveals from a biblical standpoint what angels are and what they are not.

Outline:

1. Created

2. Different Orders

3. Are Immortal

4. Functions

Medium of Revelation

Minister to the Righteous 

Minister to Disembodied Spirits 

Afflict and Destroy

Worshipers of God

5. Interest in the Salvation of Souls

6. Subject to Christ

7. Their Limitations

8. Fallen Angels 

Defined - one of a class of spiritual beings; a celestial attendant of God. In medieval angelology, angels constituted the lowest of the nine celestial orders (seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations or dominions, virtues, powers, principalities or princedoms, archangels, and angels).

1. Created

Col.1.16 for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see — such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him.

2. Different Orders

Re.12.7 Then there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels.

3. Are Immortal

Lu.20.36 And they will never die again. In this respect they will be like angels. They are children of God and children of the resurrection.

 

4. Functions

Medium of Revelation

2 Ki.1.15 And the angel of the Lord said unto Elijah, Go down with him; be not afraid of him.  And he arose, and went down with him unto the king.

Ze.1.9 Then said I, O my Lord what are these?  And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.

Lu.1.19 Then the angel said, “I am Gabriel! I stand in the very presence of God. It was he who sent me to bring you this good news!

Ac.8.26 As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “Go south down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza.”

Minister to the Righteous 

Ps. 91.11 For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.

Da.6.22 My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, for I have been found innocent in his sight. And I have not wronged you, Your Majesty.

Ac.5.19-20 But an angel of the Lord came at night, opened the gates of the jail, and brought them out. Then he told them, 20 “Go to the Temple and give the people this message of life!”

He.1.14 Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.

Minister to Disembodied Spirits 

Lu.16.22 Finally, the poor man died and was carried by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried,

Afflict and Destroy

Ac.12.23 Instantly, an angel of the Lord struck Herod with a sickness, because he accepted the people’s worship instead of giving the glory to God. So he was consumed with worms and died.

Re.7.2 And I saw another angel coming up from the east, carrying the seal of the living God. And he shouted to those four angels, who had been given power to harm land and sea,

Worshipers of God

Ps.148.1-2 Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise him from the skies! 2 Praise him, all his angels! Praise him, all the armies of heaven!

5. Interest in the Salvation of Souls

Luke.15.10 In the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels when even one sinner repents.

6. Subject to Christ

1 Pe.3.22 Now Christ has gone to heaven. He is seated in the place of honor next to God, and all the angels and authorities and powers accept his authority.

7. Their Limitations

Ma.24.36 However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.

8. Fallen Angels 

2 Pe.2.4 For God did not spare even the angels who sinned. He threw them into hell, in gloomy pits of darkness, where they are being held until the day of judgment.

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 02/15/2009