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Faith Filled Friday: Angels

September 25, 2020

by Connie Terpack

I have always loved angels. They are talked about in 34 books of the Bible: 108 times in the Old Testament and 165 times in the New Testament.

Knowing that they are too numerous to count (Hebrews 1:14) always amazes me. How did he create them all in a day’s time? God created the angels before he created us and the world.

Jesus talked about them:

Matthew 18:10 – Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 26:53 – Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

Colossians 1:16 tells us that God created all things, which includes the angels. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him.

Basic Facts:

Angels are spirit beings (Hebrew 1:14); they do not reproduce (Mark 12:25) and generally designated as of the masculine gender (Genesis 18:1-2); they do not die (Luke 20:36); they are distinct from human beings (Psalm 18:1-2) and they have great power (2 Peter 2:11).

Michael and Gabriel are the only two angels called by name.

The different kinds of angels:

One Archangel is named Michael (Jude 9)

Chief Princes (Daniel 10:13)

Ruling Angels (Ephesian 3:10)

Guardian Angels (for all, Hebrews 1:14; for children, Matthew 18:10)

Seraphim (Isaiah 6:1-3) These have to do with the worship of God.

Cherubim (Genesis 3:22-24) These guard the holiness of God.

The Ministry of the Angels:

To Believers:

General ministry of aiding (Hebrews 1:14)

Involved in answering prayer (Acts 12:7)

Observe Christians’ experiences (1 Corinthians 4:9) 1 Timothy 5:21)

Encourage in time of danger (Acts 27:23-24)

Interested in evangelistic effort of Christians (Luke 15:10; Acts 8:26)

Care for righteous at death (Luke 16:22; Jude 9)

To the Nations:

Michael seems to have a special relationship to Israel (Daniel 12:1)

Angels are God’s agents in the execution of His providence (Daniel 10:21)

Angels will be involved in the judgments of the Tribulation (Revelation 8,9,16)

To the Unbelievers:

Announce impeding judgments (Genesis 19:13; Revelation 14:6-7)

Inflict punishment (Acts 12:23)

Act as reapers in the separation at the end of the age (Matthew 13:39)

Note: This information came from the back of my KJV Bible. It has a little more which I did not include. Oddly, I couldn’t find any reference verses about Gabriel.

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