2/03/2022 Wednesday
BIBLE BASICS
Review of Spiritual Gifts
How to permanent and temporary gifts differ?
Permanent are still given, temporary ended when their work was complete
How might the gifts of Apostle and Prophet still exist in part?
Church planting missionaries do a similar work to Apostles, and preachers forth-tell God’s Word.
What was the main purpose of sign gifts?
To authenticate preachers and preaching
What were biblical tongues?
Literal languages spoken to proclaim and authenticate the Gospel
Holy Angels
What are they really like?
What is an angel?
Angels are spiritual beings created by God to serve Him, though created higher than man. Some, the good angels, have remained obedient to Him and
carry out His will, while others, fallen angels, disobeyed, fell from their holy position, and now stand in active opposition to the work and plan of God. – J.
Hampton Keathley III
How does the Bible describe angels?
▰ The word “angel” means “messenger”.
▰ Angels are NOT the spirits of people who died.
▰ The term “angel of the LORD” usually describes an Old Testament appearance of Christ in angelic form – a Christophany, Exo 3:2
▰ They are called “sons of the mighty”, Psa 89:6
▰ They make up God’s “host” or army, Gen 32:2
▰ They are the “sons of God”, Job 1:6; Gen 6:2
▰ An archangel is a chief angel, Jude 1:9
Where did angels come from?
▰ Jesus created the angels, Joh 1:1-3; Col 1:16
▰ He created millions of angels, Heb 12:22; 2Ki 6:17; Dan 7:10
▰ He created them before He created the world, Job 38:4-7; Psa 148:1-5
▰ Jesus created all angels holy.
What are angels like?
▰ Angels are personal beings. They are similar to God and man in that they have a personality, which is intellect, emotion, and will.
▰ They are greater than humans, Heb 2:7; 2Pe 2:11
▰ Angels are mighty, Psa 103:20; 2Th 1:7
▰ Angels are wise, 2Sa 14:20
▰ Angels are not to be worshipped, Rev 22:9
▰ Angels cannot die or marry, Luk 20:34-36
▰ Angels are not omnipotent, omniscient, nor omnipresent.
What do angels look like?
▰ Angels are spirit beings, and spirits do not have bodies, Heb 1:14
▰ Some special angels like seraphim and cherubim have wings.
▰ When angels appeared to people they always looked like men, Judg 13:19-21; Heb 13:2; Gen 19:1
▰ Though angels always appear as men, the Bible does not say they have a gender.
What do angels do?
▰ Angels watch Christians, 1Co 4:9; 11:10; Eph 3:10
▰ Angels minister to Christians, Heb 1:13-14
▰ Angels protect believers, Psa 34:7; Psa 91:11; Mat 18:10
▰ They worship God, Psa 148:2; Heb 1:6; Rev 7:11
▰ Angels submit to Jesus’ wishes, 1Pe 3:22
▰ They rejoice when a person is saved, Luk 15:10
▰ Angels take Christians to heaven, Luk 16:22
▰ They will come back with Christ, 2Th 1:7-8
What are seraphims and cherubims?
▰ The seraphim are special angels with six wings. They proclaim God’s holiness and serve Him (Isa 6:2-3).
▰ Cherubim are special angels with two wings (2Ch 3:13). They guarded the gate of Eden (Gen 3:24). They were pictured in the tabernacle and temple
(Ex 25:18; 2Ch 3:10).
Miscellaneous information about angels.
▰ Angels rejoice when one sinner repents, Luk 15:10
▰ Angels are watching those who serve God, 1Co 4:9
▰ Christians will in some way judge angels, 1Co 6:3
▰ When a woman has long hair or covers her head while praying, this shows the angels she is submissive to her husband, 1Co 11:10
▰ The angels desire to understand the Gospel, 1Pe 1:12
Review of Holy Angels
What does the word “angel” mean?
Messenger
What is an archangel?
A chief angel
To what does “the Angel of the LORD” generally refer?
An O.T. appearance of Christ or God
How is Christ better than the angels?
Eternal, omnipotent etc., worshipped,
Which angels are said to have wings?
Seraphim, Cherubim
When angels spoke to humans, what did they look like?
Men
Let’s Get Practical
▰ Name some ways in which angels may minister to you today.
▰ Why would angels desire to look into the Gospel?
▰ How should we respond knowing that God’s angels are watching over us? (Psalms 34:7) “The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear
him, and delivereth them.” (Psalms 91:11) “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” (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.”