1 ANGELS, SPIRITS, AND SPIRIT BEINGSBy John Paul JacksonWhen you think of angels, what kind of BEINGS come to mind? Angels and other heavenly BEINGS are referred to more than 371 times in the Bible They are both nite and spacial They approach human life without being conformed to human existence They can appear in the ethereal world of dreams, visions and trances They can appear to you in the real, physical and empirical world of cognitive communication and thought They can appear and reappear at will They seem to move at the speed of thought across continents They traverse between heavens and dimensions barely even thought of by man They can appear in a manner that causes you to fall down on your face They can come in a manner in which you can talk with them and not even know itAll these ways are legitimate and equal in ONLY OBEY GOD NOT MANP salms 91:11 For He [God] will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your 103:20 Bless the LORD, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word.
2 2011 John Paul Jackson | Streams Ministries InternationalANGELS HAVE AN INCREDIBLE ABILITY TO DISCERN GOOD FROM EVIL2 Samuel 14:17 Your maidservant said, The word of my lord the king will now be comforting; for as the angel of God, so is my lord the king in discerning good and evil. And may the LORD your God be with you. ANGELS FUNCTION AS MINISTERING SPIRITS SENT BY GODH ebrews 1:14 Are they [Angels] not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? Helpers Protectors Proclaimers Dispersers of Revelation Guardians Ministering Executers of the Divine will of GodoThey send plagues on unbelieving nations (Revelation 15-16)oThey ght against the armies of the Antichrist (Revelation 12, 14)oThey troubled the waters of the pool of Bethesda (John 5:4)oThey twice in the NT opened prison doors (Acts 5, 12)ANGELS ARE THE ELECT OR CHOSEN EMISSARIES OF GODPaul charged Timothy with certain responsibilities and used God, Jesus and angels as the witness of that Timothy 5:21 I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with MANY ANGELS ARE THERE?
3 Hebrews 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of 2011 John Paul Jackson | Streams Ministries InternationalHOW MANY ANGELS FELL FROM HEAVEN?One-third of the angels fell from Heaven. Revelation 12:3-9 reveals to us that the Dragon is the Serpent and the Serpent is the devil, and that the Serpents tail (tale) took one-third of the stars (angels) to the Earth with DO SOME IN THE BIBLE FALL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN ANGEL AND OTHERS DO NOT?When they come in the Glory of Heaven you fall (Daniel 10).When they come veiled as man, you can eat with them (Genesis 18:8, Abraham, the Lord and two angels)Matthew 28:2-4 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it.
4 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead CAN MAKE CHOICES TO SERVE GOD OR NOTJude 6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great HAVE PERSONAL ANGELS ASSIGNED TO YOU FROM 18:10 "Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in CAN SEE GOD S FACEM atthew 18:10 "Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in WORSHIP GODR evelation 7.
5 11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped 2011 John Paul Jackson | Streams Ministries InternationalDO ANGELS LOOK LIKE PEOPLEH ebrews 13:2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained 12:14-15 14 When she recognized Peter s voice, because of her gladness she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter stood before the gate. 15 But they said to her, You are beside yourself! Yet she kept insisting that it was so. So they said, It is his angel. ARE ANGELS ASSIGNED TO NATIONS?Michael was assigned to the Hebrew 12:1 At that time Michael shall stand up, the great prince who stands watch over the sons of your ARE ANGELS MADE OF?
6 Celestial compositionAngels are Spirits Hebrews 1:7 And of the angels He says: "Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a ame of re."1 Corinthians 15:40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is DO NOT DIEA fter the resurrection men cannot die for they will be like the angels who do not dieLuke 20:36 ..nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the ANGELS COLLECT OUR PRAYERSR evelation 8:3 Then another angel, having a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the HAVE GREAT AUTHORITYR evelation 18:1 After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory.
7 2011 John Paul Jackson | Streams Ministries InternationalANGELS FIGHT ALL WARS IN HEAVENR evelation 12:7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels FLY THROUGH HEAVENR evelation 14:6 Then I saw another angel ying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth to every nation, tribe, tongue, and ANGEL WILL DECLARE THE END OF TIMER evelation 10:7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be nished, as He declared to His servants the ARE NOT TO WORSHIP ANGELSC olossians 2:18 Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his eshly 19:10a And I fell at his feet to worship him.
8 But he said to me, See that you do not do that! WE ARE TO TREAT ANGELS WITH RESPECT OF THEIR CREATED ORDER1 Corinthians 15:40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is Peter 2:10 And especially those who indulge in the lust of de ling passion and despise authority [dominions]. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious (ESV)Jude 8 Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, de le the esh, reject authority [Dominions], and blaspheme the glorious ones. (ESV)ANGELS ARE HOLYM atthew 25:31 When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
9 2011 John Paul Jackson | Streams Ministries InternationalANGELS REJOICE WHEN SOMEONE GETS SAVEDLuke 15:10 "Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."ANGELS CAN DESTROY PEOPLE AND CITIES 2 Samuel 24:16 And when the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, It is enough; now stay your hand. 2 Kings 19:35 And it came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the LORD went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty- ve thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses all 12:23 Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him [Herod, as he searched for Peter], because he did not give glory to God.
10 And he was eaten by worms and CAN COOK FOR YOU AND FEED YOU1 Kings 19:5-6 5 And he [Elijah] lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, Arise and eat. 6 And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down ANGEL OF THE LORD WILL DELIVER YOUP salms 34:7 The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers HAVE THEIR OWN LANGUAGE1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2011 John Paul Jackson | Streams Ministries InternationalDO WE KNOW ANY NAMES OF ANGELS OF THE LORD?