|Angels are mighty spirit beings created by God.
Their power and intelligence is far greater than that of
natural human beings. They are messengers for God, to do
His bidding. Angels are created as part of the spiritual
world and they will endure for eternity. Angels assist
the servants of the Lord, and they minister to Christ and
Bible presents angels as an
order of created life, though different from the human
race. They are divided into orders according to their
power and strength, according to God's purposes, and can
make themselves visible to humans, as directed by God.
They are individually different just as humans are
different from each other, for the company of angels are
not all made from the same mould. Angels are
completely devoted to God and were created before mankind
- they are not a race. They are personal beings, they are
not glorified human beings and are very distinct from
mankind, having various ranks.
Angels execute God's will towards individuals and nations. They had a large part to play in the life of Jesus prior to His birth, at His birth, at His temptation, in the Garden of Gethsemane, at His resurrection and ascension.
Angels belong to the principalities of the invisible
world. This world will pass away but these beings belong
to the things that are not seen and are real and eternal.
They are to encourage and minister to saint's needs while
opposing the work of Satan and fallen demons. People must
be cautious not to be deceived when it comes to angels
and the spirit world. Scripture is silent about the time
of fallen angels which was a deliberate rebellious act
against the will of God and it definitely happened before
the fall of man. The rebellion was led by Lucifer (now
called Satan) who was once the most important of angels
but became full of pride wanting the worship of the other
angels for himself. The result of the rebellion is why
God created the race of mankind.
ANGELS BEHOLD THE FACE OF GOD, THE FATHER AS THEY ARE CONTINUALLY IN HIS PRESENCE.
It is not surprising that angels will
play a large roll in Christ's second coming, they will
assist in the rapture of the saints both before and
during the time of the end of mankind. They gather
Christ's elect from all over the earth. In the end times
the redeemed saints will be lifted in Christ above the
order of angels by the fullness of God's grace.
Managed by Stefan Kreslin,Last updated August 2017