Monday, March 3, 2014

Angels ... a few thoughts

When I think of angels the Lord sends to fight on my behalf, I think this. This, my friends, is a warrior. This dude is the victor regardless of what he is up against because he is in the Lord's army! This is who God, the Ruler of All Things, sends to fight on our behalf. It's pretty awesome!
The Bible mentions angels 290 times (NIV). They are His messengers. They follow His direction, make no mistake about that. There are those who didn't and were removed from heaven. They are, by status, lower than us. They do His bidding and are NOT to be worshipped. And, it is fascinating to study all the Lord has them do.
Here are but a few examples of all the above:
"And the Lord sent an angel, who annihilated all the fighting men and the commanders and officers in the camp of the Assyrian king. So he withdrew to his own land in disgrace." 2 Chronicles 32:21a
"I will send an angel ..." (Exodus 33:2) and "my angel will go before you." (Exodus 32:34). These are just two examples of the many times in the Bible the Lord sends His angels.
And we, brothers and sisters, must also be aware for the Bible warns ... "for satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." 2 Corinthians 11:14
"And, do not worship angels." Colossians 2:18
"Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" Hebrews 1:14
Here is what I know, they work for Him, they do His bidding and, often times that is on my behalf. And, if they look even a wee bit like the picture above, have mercy on those who oppose Him!

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