ANGELS AND ALL THEY DO FROM BIRTHS TO DEATHS
GOD'S WILL EXECUTED
Angels execute God's will and they do God's bidding. They can influence the affairs of great nations -- between the forces of darkness and the forces of light. Between the demons and the angels, an unseen battle is taking place. "You and I are in the middle of it" and we have to choose a side and who we will serve!. God's Word says, No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and man. LUKE 16:13
This is exactly why we must put on the "Armor of God" found in EPHESIANS 6:11-13 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand!
IN OUR TRIALS - ADVERSITIES - SUFFERING - HARD TIMES
Angels minister and are with us in our times of hardships and affliction. They are also with us in disappointments and temptation. Angels watch over us and protect us, it
makes me wonder how many times I was protected
and I wasn't even aware of any danger.
Then there are times when I know they protected me, because when I was 8 or 9 I crossed a street without looking and a
huge dump truck was right there and yet I was "hurdled
onto the sidewalk!" The Bible states For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
ANGELS IN BIRTHS AND DEATHS
I know the angels rejoice over everyone of our births, be it physical or spiritual. When Jesus was born they were praising and then broke out into singing! (See LUKE 2:10) We are also told that when just one sinner repents the angels rejoice and they are filled with joy!
Think about that, the angels up in heaven "shout for joy" over one person, just one person, comes to Jesus Christ! The Word reads, Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents (See LUKE 15:10)
PERSONAL ESCORTS WHEN WE DIE
The moment we die, we are taken by the hand, by an angel and escorted into the presence of God Almighty! "YOU AND I don't die all alone!" That's just one reason why it is so wonderful when we as Christians die -- "when a true believer dies it is really just the beginning!"
We are going into the presence of Christ Jesus, by way of one of His angels! God's Word says, And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried...
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may did the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. LUKE 16:22
Just think "one day we will live with the angels!!" What awaits us in heaven as Christians, true Believers in Christ Jesus is something we can't even begin to imagine!
ANGELS TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS
And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. REVELATIONS 20:1-3
ANGELS CAST SATAN INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE
Some angels rebelled and sinned against God, somewhere in an obscure past a rebellion took place in heaven. Lucifer or the Devil, and "Son of the Morning," probably another archangel equal with Michael "led a revolt against God" and about a third of the angels revolted with him. And they were thrown out of heaven and they landed on this planet, called earth.
However, one day the angels will be the ones to lay hold of the Devil and cast him into the lake of fire and we will be finished with him! Won't that be a marvelous day when every evil spirit is judged and cast forever into the region of the dammed. The city of Babylon will be the very spot where the "Lake of Fire" will be located. John, to whom Jesus Christ gave the Book of Revelation gave this description of these dark and evil angels;
"And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird." REVELATIONS 18:2
JUDGEMENT OF THE EVIL ANGELS OR DEMONS
The word "habitation" clearly shows this as the place where the millennial saints and the natural multitudes will see God's true judgement of evil spirits. The prophet Isaiah stated that the condemned crowd of men and women that take the "Mark of the Beast" will also be visible during the millennium.
"And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh." ISAIAH 66:24
JUST ONE ANGEL DID UNIMAGINABLE WORK
In just one night, one angel alone slew 185,000 Syrians who were attacking ancient Israel. This alone is incomprehensible, but remember this one angel comes out of numbers unknown of angels!
And it came to pass that night, that the "Angel of the Lord" went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. 2 KINGS 19:35
RANKS, THRONES, ONE ARCHANGEL MICHAEL & GABRIEL
Angels have ranks, thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers. The Bible speaks about the "Voice of the Archangel" and the "Archangel is Michael." Michael is the only one in the Bible called an Archangel, which seemingly indicates that he is in charge of all the angels under the direction of God.
They are highly organized and Gabriel is the only other one named and he seems to be a "Messenger of Mercy and Promise" wherever he went. Whereas, Michael seems to be the "Messenger of "Law and Judgement!"
For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him... COLOSSIANS 1:16