In a previous post I started to talk about the new cessationism that is prominent in some Christian circles. I believe it’s because we have a retreat mentality every time someone we disagree with goes overboard.
I’m finding more and more Christian leaders are afraid to talk about angels.
They don’t want to seem “too spiritual.” They’ve seen the damage done when someone claims a new revelation that comes from angels. They want the focus to be complete on Christ. The “New-Age-er’s” talk about angels way too much.
Whatever the reason, they are missing out of some great truths of Scripture and experiences this side of heaven. And it’s more dangerous than that.
Malcolm Godwin estimates in Angels: An Endangered Species that 1 in 10 pop songs in the past 30 years mentions angels. What this shows is that when those who should be experts are silent, the wrong message gets ingrained in a culture.
I’ve already outlined the warnings we get in Scripture about angels. Now it’s time to focus on the positive things the Bible says about them. Let’s start with 4 general facts we should never forget:
- Angels were created.
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone-
while the morning stars sang together
and all the angels shouted for joy? Job 38:4-7
Praise him, all his angels,
praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
Praise him, sun and moon,
praise him, all you shining stars.
Praise him, you highest heavens
and you waters above the skies.
Let them praise the name of the LORD,
for he commanded and they were created. Psalm 148:2-5
- Angels are not to be worshipped.
At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10 (New International Version)
- There’s is a lot of Angels.
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, Luke 2:13 (New International Version)
But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, Hebrews 12:22 (New International Version)
- Angels are subject to God.
For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. Colossians 1:16
Keep these truths in mind as we continue to explore the unseen realms of angels in future posts. I’d love to have your comments on this on.I’m Trevor Lund, a Christian Writer, Christian Speaker and Lead Dreamer for Expectancy Ministries. My passion is imparting hope and empowering destiny in others. Get resources for fasting for negativity from www.LifeAbovetheNegativity.com
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