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Welcome to the new readers.  Also, thanks to the regular readers.  I appreciate it.

CONCLUSION:  We have read that ANGELS ARE MINISTERING SPIRITS sent to those who inherit salvation.  The
believers.

One way that angels serve believers is to AUDIBLY DELIVER A MESSAGE from God.  Another way that angels serve
believers is to PROTECT THEM from harm.  The believers that continually listen to God will hear his warnings from
the Holy Spirit and from GODS ANGELS.

Also, Angels are used to bring GODS JUDGEMENT AND DESTRUCTION on individuals and on large groups of
people.

When angels appear to believers, they most often appear as real people.  Hebrews 13:2  “Do not forget to
ENTERTAIN STRANGERS, for by so doing some people have ENTERTAINED ANGELS WITHOUT KNOWING IT.”

There are 4 basic groups of angels.  1.)  SERAPHIM ANGELS.  These are the angels that continually praise God.
2.)  CHERUBIM ANGELS.  These are the angels that protect the things of God.  3.)  ARCHANGELS.  These are
“Chief of the angels.”  They direct the lower angels.  4.)  LOWER ANGELS.  These are the angels that are sent
as messengers to normal believers.

Satan or Lucifer is most likely an Archangel.  Satan is on the same level as Michael the Archangel.  When Satan
turned against God, he took one third of the lower angels with him.

Next week, we will begin our study on tithing.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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In Angels 7 we read that there are 4 basic angel groups.  Some believe there are five more groups for a total of
nine.  They refer to the other angel groups as thrones, principalities or rulers, dominions and virtues, powers and
authorities and rulers.  This is based off the following scriptures.

1 Corinthians 2:10  and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every POWER AND
AUTHORITY.

Ephesians 1:21  … seated him (Jesus) at his right hand in the heavenly realm, far above all RULE AND AUTHOR-
ITY, POWER AND DOMINION and every TITLE that can be given.

Ephesians 3:10  His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made
known to the RULERS AND AUTHORITIES in the heavenly realm.

Ephesians 6:12  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the AUTHORITIES, against the
POWERS of the dark world and against the SPIRITUAL FORCES OF EVIL in the heavenly realms.

Based on these scriptures, I can not conclude that there are five more angel groups.  To me, these are general
references that Jesus is above any ruler or evil powers on earth and he is above any angel or powers in the
heavens.

Now, let’s look at Satan.  What kind of angel was he?

Revelations 12:7  Then war broke out in heaven.  MICHAEL AND HIS ANGELS fought against the DRAGON, AND
THE DRAGON AND HIS ANGELS fought back.

Revelations 12:9  …  he (Satan) was hurled to the earth, and HIS ANGELS WITH HIM.

Mathew 25:41  …  you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS.

Based on these scriptures, it appears Satan was on the same level as Archangel Michael.  From Angels 7, we
read that Archangels are in charge of the normal angels.  These scriptures tell us that both Michael and Satan
had their own angels.  Therefore, it appears that MICHAEL AND SATAN (LUCIFER) ARE ARCHANGELS.  It appears
that SATAN IS AN ARCHANGEL.

Next week, we will conclude our study on angels before starting our study on tithing.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Welcome and thanks for reading.  This week, let’s review the 4 different groups of angels.

First, SERAPHIM ANGELS.  These are the angels that continually praise God.

Isaiah 6:2-3  Above him(God) were SERAPHS, each with six wings …  And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;  the whole earth is full of his glory.”

Revelations 4:8-9  Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even
under his wings.  Day and night they never stop saying:  “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was,
and is, and is to come.”

Second, CHERUBIM ANGELS.  Many christians believe these are the second highest ranking angels.  These angels
are described as angels that guard the things of God.

Genesis 3:24  After he drove the man (Adam) out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden CHERUBIM
and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way of the tree of life.

Hebrews 9:5  Above the ark where the CHERUBIM of the Glory, overshadowing the atonement cover
(Arch of the Covenant cover).

Third, ARCHANGELS.  Many christians believe these are the third highest ranking angels.  They are considered
“Chief of the angels.”  They direct the lower or regular angels.  They are only described twice in the
New Testament.

Jude 1:9  But even the ARCHANGEL MICHAEL, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses …

ANGEL GABRIEL was significant in delivering Gods message to Mary and Joseph about the baby Jesus.  Gabriel
is never mentioned in the bible as an Archangel.  The book of Tobit (Catholic origin) refers to Gabriel as an
Archangel.

Fourth, REGULAR ANGELS.  These are the angels that are sent as messengers to normal believers.  Most of these
angels are good angels but 1/3 of them have fallen and follow Satan.

The scriptures concerning the different types of angels are not crystal clear.  What I described above is commonly
believed as the 4 different groups of angels.

Next week we will look at 5 other possible angel types and possibly discover what kind of angel is Satan.
The following week we will conclude our study of angels and begin our study of tithing.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Last week we read that angels sometimes appear as real people.  Now lets read how angels are described in the
heavenly realm.

Isaiah 6:1-2  I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.
Above him stood the SERAPHS (high ranking angels):  each one had SIX WINGS;  with two wings they covered
their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.

The Seraphim Angels covered their faces because God is completely holy.  They could not look upon him.  They
covered their feet because they were in the midst of holy ground; Gods presence.  This is similar to Exodus 3:5
and Joshua 5:15 when Moses and Joshua were standing on holy ground and were told to remove their sandals.
This is a sign of respect.

Here is another scripture describing angels with wings:

Exodus 25:20  The CHERUBIM (also high ranking angels) are to have THEIR WINGS spread upward, overshadow-
ing the cover with them.

This scripture is describing the angel statues that are attached to the top or the cover of the arc of the covenant.

Although these two scriptures describe the angels in heaven as having wings, I’m not sure they really do.  The
bible is full of symbolisms.  In the same way that God doesn’t really sit on a throne (he is omnipresent), I’m not
sure that angels really fly with wings.  Angels are spiritual/heavenly beings.  I doubt that angels need wings to
move around.  As we have read in Angels 5, angels can take many forms.  They have appeared as fire, as beings
of light and as humans.  Angels can travel from one dimension to another.

Angel wings might be symbolic of the “rapidity” of their movement.  They may also be symbolic of their great
covering or protection with wings open wide.  Also, they may be symbolic of their great comfort as to wrap you
in their wings.

Thank you so much for reading.  Next week we will be reading about the hierarchy of angels.

God bless.

Jeff

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Welcome and thanks for reading.  This week let’s read how angels appear to believers.

Here is one example:

Exodus 3:2  There the angels of the Lord appeared to him (Moses) in flames of fire from within a bush.

Most often, angels appear as real people.

Genesis 19:12  The TWO MEN (ANGELS) said to Lot, “Do you have anyone else here – sons-in-laws, sons or
daughters, or anyone else in the city here, because we are going to destroy this place (Sodom and Gomorrah).
The outcry to the Lord against its people is so great that he sent us to destroy it.

Daniel 10:18  Again the one who looked like A MAN (AN ANGEL) touched me and gave me strength.

Hebrews 13:2  Do not forget to ENTERTAIN STRANGERS, for by so doing some people have ENTERTAINED
ANGELS WITHOUT KNOWING IT.

Here are three current examples of ordinary people meeting an angel:

1.  A young girl lit the garbage in a barrel at her house.  There was an aerosol can that was hissing.  She felt
HANDS around her, throwing her to the ground before it exploded.  Her family was in the house cleaning.

2.  A lady was trapped in a burning building.  She was choking and could not find her way out.  Suddenly, A
MAN picked her up and carried her outside the building to safety.  The man had no protective gear and was
never seen again.

3.  A young girl is starting her junior year of high school.  She deeply wanted a new dress but her parents were
to poor.  She was depressed in her room.  She heard a voice say, “Remember the lilies of the fields.  Are you not
more important than they?”  She said “Yes” and felt very happy and peaceful.  Shortly after, A LADY pulled up to
the front of the house in a car.  SHE talked to the girls mother.  SHE gave the girls mother five dresses that she
was going to throw away but the dresses still had the price tags.  The girl was very short and has to hem all her
clothes.  These five dresses fit perfectly.  They never saw this lady again.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Welcome and thanks for reading.  In Angels 1-3 we read that Angels are ministering spirits sent to serve the be-
lievers.  One way that angels serve believers is to audibly deliver a message from God.  Another way that angels
serve believers is to protect them.

In the following scriptures, we will read about a different way that angels are used by God.

2 Samuel 24:15-16  So the Lord sent a plague on Israel from the morning until the time designated, and 70,000
of the people from Dan to Beersheba died.  When the ANGEL STRETCHED OUT HIS HAND TO DESTROY
JERUSALEM the Lord was grieved because of the calamity and said to the angel who was afflicting the people,
“Enough!  Withdraw your hand.”

2 Kings 19:35  That night the ANGEL OF THE LORD WENT OUT AND PUT TO DEATH A HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-
FIVE THOUSAND MEN in the Assyrian camp.

Psalms 78:49  He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility – A BAND OF DE-
STROYING ANGELS.  He prepared a path for his anger;  HE DID NOT SPARE THEM FROM DEATH BUT GAVE THEM
OVER TO THE PLAGUE.  HE STRUCK DOWN ALL THE FIRST BORN OF EGYPT.

Acts 12:23  Immediately, because Herod (Roman King) did not give praise to God, AN ANGEL OF THE LORD
STRUCK HIM DOWN, and he was eaten by worms and died.

As we have just read, Angels are also used to bring GODS JUDGEMENT AND DESTRUCTION on large groups of
people or on individuals.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff

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Thanks for reading.  In Angels 1 and 2 we read that angels are ministering spirits sent to serve believers.  One
way angels serve believers is by audibly speaking to them.  Most often, this is a message from God.  Another way
angels serve believers is to PROTECT THEM.

Genesis 48:16  the ANGEL WHO HAS DELIVERED ME FROM ALL HARM-  may he bless these boys.

Exodus 23:20  See, I AM SENDING AN ANGEL AHEAD OF YOU TO PROTECT YOU along the way and bring you to
the place I have prepared.

Psalms 34:7  THE ANGEL OF THE LORD ENCAMPS AROUND THOSE WHO FEAR HIM, and he delivers them.

Psalms 91:11  For HE WILL COMMAND HIS ANGELS CONCERNING YOU TO GUARD YOU IN ALL YOUR WAYS; they
will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

Acts 5:19  But during the night AN ANGEL OF THE LORD OPENED THE DOORS OF THE JAIL AND BROUGHT THEM
(APOSTLES) OUT.

These scriptures tell us that ANGELS PROTECT THE BELIEVERS.  As mentioned in “Coincidence 6”, believers who
put on the FULL ARMOR OF GOD (righteousness, faith, salvation, word of God and prayer) as well as CONTIN-
UALLY LISTENING to the Lord will be protected from harm.  The believer will hear the warnings and instructions
that come from the Holy Spirit as well as GODS ANGELS.

For examples of angel messages see “Angels 2.”

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.

Jeff