Angels 5

Posted: January 25, 2018 in Angels
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Welcome and thanks for reading.  This week let’s read how angels appear to people and 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.  Here are three examples.

Genesis 19:12-13  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 next to her house.  There was an aerosol can in the barrel that was hiss-
ing.  She felt hands around her, throwing her to the ground before it exploded.  Her family was in the
house cleaning and not nearby.

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 heard from again.

3  A young girl is starting her junior year of high school.  She deeply wanted a dress but her parents were to poor.
She was depressed in her room.  She heard a voice say, “Remember the lillies of the field.  Are you not more impor-
tant 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.  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 studying.  God bless.




Angels 4

Posted: January 18, 2018 in Angels
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In Angels 1-3 we read that angels are ministering spirits sent to serve the believers.  One way that angels serve be-
lievers 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 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 78:49-51  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 of Judea) 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 God’s judgement and destruction on individuals and on
large groups of people.

Thank you so much for studying.  God bless.


Angels 3

Posted: January 11, 2018 in Angels
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In Angels 1 and 2 we read that angels are ministering spirits sent to serve believers.  One way angels serve be-
lievers is by audibly speaking to them.  Most often, this is a message from God.

Another way that 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 the 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
continually listening to the Lord will be protected by his angels.  The believer will hear the warnings and
instructions that come from the Holy Spirit as well as Gods angels.

Thank you so much for studying.  God bless.


Angels 2

Posted: January 4, 2018 in Angels
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Last week we read that angels are ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation.

Now let’s read how the angels minister to believers.

Genesis 16:11  The angel of the Lord said to her:  “You are now with child and you will have a son.”

Numbers 22:35  The angel of the Lord said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but speak only what I tell you.”

Judges 13:15  The angel of the Lord answered, “Your wife must do all that I have told her.”

Mathew 28:5  The angel said to the woman, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who
was crucified.

Luke 1:13  But the angel said to him:  “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, your prayer has been heard.  Your wife
Elizabeth will bear you a son.”

Luke 1:30  But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.”

Luke 2:10  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all
people.  Today in the town of David a savior has been born to you;  he is Christ the Lord.

The previous scriptures tell us that angels minister by audibly speaking to believers.

In the following weeks we will read other ways in which angels minister to believers and the forms angels take.

Thank you so much for reading.  God bless.



Angels 1

Posted: December 27, 2017 in Angels
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Let’s review our study about angels.  According to the scriptures, what are angels?

Hebrews 1:14  Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who inherit salvation?

All angels are ministering spirits.  They are spiritual beings sent to minister to the believers.

Although angels are spiritual beings, they do not have the same characteristics as the Trinity (God the Father, the
Son and the Holly Spirit).  Angels are not omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time), omnipotent (all
powerful), and omniscient (all knowing).  Nor are they eternal (no beginning and no end).

Angels were created by God.  Here are two verses that tell us angels were created by God.

Nehemiah 9:6  You alone are the Lord.  You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry
hosts (angels), the earth and all that is on it …

Colossians 1:16  For by him all things were created:  things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible …

Here are two more scriptures that express the superiority of Jesus over the angels.

Hebrews 1:4  So he (Jesus) became more superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to

Hebrews 1:6  “Let all God’s angels worship him (Jesus).”

Here is a verse expressing that angels are more powerful than humans.

2 Peter 2:10  … Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;  yet even angels
although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in
the presence of the Lord.

Thank you so much for studying.  God bless.





Some final comments about bible accuracy.

The Holy Spirit was and still is important to spread the gospel correctly.

Hebrews 2:3  This salvation which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.
God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

There are 66 books in the bible, written over thousands of years.  All of them are consistent with each other.

The New Testament has 27 books.  All of them speak of the ministry of Jesus.  All of them are consistent with each

Thank you so much for studying.  God bless.



This week I’d like to make several points concerning bible accuracy.

First, if every book of the bible told each story exactly the same, word for word, the writers would be
accused of collusion.  They would be accused of working together and orchestrating their testimony.  Their credi-
bility would be gone.

It is natural and authentic to have slightly different perspectives, but the core of their witness should be consistent.

Secondly, the scriptures are written with Anthropomorphism.  Anotherwords, they’re written in a way
that gives God human characteristics.  

For example, Exodus 15:8  By the blast of your nostrils the water piled up.  The surging waters stood firm like a wall.

God doesn’t have a nose.  He is a spiritual being.  It is written this way so that humans can relate and understand.

Lastly, God is so superior to man, that the bible is written in God Baby Talk.  Again, it written this way so
that humans can relate and understand.

Thank you so much for studying.  God bless.