plan was for Christ's sacrifice to enable even
the evil angels to be reconciled.
angels to carry out His plans -2Chronicles
32:21 "And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men
of valour and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria.
So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come
into the house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels slew
him there with the sword."
Evil angels are also
God's ministers, carrying out His specific instructions. Sometimes
we are allowed to see them and
sometimes we can't.
At certain times angels have come
here and used odd ways to heal people -John
5:2-4 "Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which
is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these
lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting
for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season
into the pool, and troubled-(original
'agitated, stirred up')-the
water. Whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in
was made whole of whatsoever disease he had."
this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger-(the
original word for 'messenger' here is 'angel')-before
thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee."-
Angels are spirits
1:7 "And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and
his ministers a flame of fire."-(Hebrews
1:7 is from Psalms 104:4)
Or, as Rotherham
often accurate to the original Greek and verified with a New Testament
to the messengers, indeed, he saith:
Who maketh his messengers, winds, and his ministers of state, a fiery flame."
10:11-14,20,21 "And he said unto
me, O Daniel, a man
greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee and stand
upright. For unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word
unto me, I stood trembling. Then said he unto me, fear not, Daniel, for
from the first day that thou didst set
thine heart to understand and to chasten-(humble
so as to correct the self)-thyself
before thy God, thy words were heard and I am come for thy words, but the
prince of the kingdom of Persia-(a
or maybe the devil himself)-withstood
me one and twenty days; but, lo, Michael-(a
good high ranking angel), one
of the chief princes, came to help me and I remained there with the kings
of Persia. Now I am come to make thee understand.. ...Then said he, knowest
thou wherefore I come unto thee? And now will I return to fight with the
prince of Persia and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall
come. But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth
and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your
high ranking angels.
They can make themselves visible
and appear as human beings -Matthew
28:2-8 "And, behold, there was a great earthquake. For the angel of
the Lord descended from heaven,
and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it. His countenance-(appearance)-was
like lightning, and his raiment- (clothing)-white
as snow. And for fear of him the keepers did shake and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye, for I know
that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here. For he is risen as he said. Come see the place where the
Lord lay. And go quickly and tell his disciples that he is risen
from the dead; and behold he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall
ye see him. Lo, I have told you. And
they departed quickly from the sepulchre-(burial
fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples
13:2 "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. For thereby some have
entertained angels unawares."
They carry out
God's wishes to give some people unusual skill and understanding -Daniel
9:21,22 "Yea, while I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel,
whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly,
touched me about the time of the evening oblation-(sacrifice).
And he informed me, and talked with me and said, O Daniel, I am now come
forth to give thee skill and understanding."
They come to
announce things as Gabriel did.
They bring messages
from God -Revelation 1:1.
are incredibly powerful, but always act under God's instructions -2Samuel
1:7; Psalms 103:20;
is basically for the physical well being and protection of God's
children -1Kings 19:5,6;
34:7; Daniel 6:22; Matthew
2:13; 4:11; 18:10;
Acts 5:19; Hebrews
1:14; Psalms 34:7; 91:11;
Angels are watching us (1Corinthians
4:9; Ephesians 3:10; Ecclesiastes
5:6), and watch over us.
devil, an evil angel, also has other evil angels with him. We call them
Way back when,
some angels became demons -Jude
had thought that their way
was better than God's way. We too, have that lesson to learn.
and allowing a lot of latitude,
God controls everything except someone's mind, yet causes many things to
influence a person. He wants those that may be in a
relationship with Him to be in that relationship because they want
to be in it, because their heart is to be in it, not because they somehow
feel that they have to be or, should be, out of fear. One is in a relationship
with God because they have come to see that this is really 'where
it's all at'.-...continue?