Ministration of Good Angels
Of what family does Paul
speak in Ephesians?
For this reason I
kneel before the Father, from whom the whole
family in heaven and earth derives its name.
By what name are the
members of this family called?
One day the angels [or
sons of God] came to present themselves
before the Lord, and Satan also came with them.
Job 1:6. How great is the love the Father
has lavished on us, that we should be called
children of God! And that is what we are! The
reason the world does not know us is that it did
not know him. 1 John 3:1.
By what name do we know
the family in heaven?
Then I looked and
heard the voice of many angels, numbering
thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times
ten thousand. They encircled the thrown and
the living creatures and the elders. Revelation
Did angels exist before
the death of any of the human family?
After he drove the man
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 to the tree of life.
morning stars sang together, and all the sons
of God shouted for joy at the
foundation of the earth. (Job 38:6,7.)
What does Paul say of
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. (See
also Daniel 7:10.) [Innumerable company of
Are angels a higher order
of beings than man?
You have made him a
little lower than the heavenly beings.
Psalm 8:5. [Angels]
Is Christ ever called an
See, I am sending
an angel ahead of you to guard you along the
way and to bring you to the place I have
prepared. Exodus 23:20. (See verse
23; Acts 7:38.) In all their distress he
too was distressed, and the angel of his
presence saved them. In his love and mercy he
redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them
all the days of old. Isaiah 63:9. Michael
the archangel. Jude 9. (See also Daniel
12:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:16.)
Note - Angel means messenger.
In Malachi 3:1, Christ is called the
messenger of the covenant.
To whose authority is the
And this water
symbolizes baptism that now saves you also
not the removal of dirt from the body but the
pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves
you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
who has gone into heaven and is at Gods
right hand with angels, authorities and
powers in submission to him. 1 Peter
In what form did Gabriel
appear to Daniel?
His body was like chrysolite,
his face like lightening, his eyes like flaming
torches, his arms and legs like the gleam
of burnished bronze, and his voice like the
sound of a multitude. Daniel 10:6.
Note The form in
which other celestial beings revealed themselves
in vision is similar. See, for example, the
description of God, the Ancient of days,
in Daniel 7:9; and of Christ, the Son of
man, in Revelation 1:13-15. The angel that
rolled away the stone from Christs
sepulcher is precisely described: His
countenance was like lightening, and his
raiment white as snow. Matthew 28:3.
Why does Paul encourage
us to entertain strangers?
Do not forget to entertain
strangers, for by so doing some people have
entertained angels without knowing it.
Character, Power, and Work of
What is said of the
strength and character of the angels?
Praise the Lord, you
his angels, you mighty ones who do his
bidding, who obey his word. Psalm
In what work are the angels
Are not all angels ministering
spirits sent to serve those who will inherit
In his dream at Bethel, what
did Jacob see?
He had a dream in
which he saw a stairway resting on the earth,
with its top reaching to heaven, and angels of
God were ascending and descending on it.
What scripture indicates that
each child of God has an accompanying angel?
See that you do not
look down on one of these little ones. For I tell
you that their angels in heaven
always see the face of my Father in heaven.
Note Another has
said: Christians who live in the light of
Gods countenance are always accompanied by
unseen angels, and these holy beings leave behind
them a blessing in our homes.
How is their watch care
over Gods people expressed?
The angel of the
Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he
When surrounded by the
Syrians, what did Elisha do?
Dont be afraid,
the prophet answered. Those who are with
us are more than who are with them. And
Elisha prayed, O Lord, open his eyes so he
may see. Then the Lord opened his eyes,
and he saw the hills full of horses and chariots
of fire all about Elisha.
2 Kings 6:16,17.
What does the psalmist say of
the chariots of God?
The chariots of God are
ten of thousands and thousands of thousands;
the Lord has come, from Sinai into his sanctuary.
By what means were the
apostles delivered from prison?
But during the night
an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the
jail and brought them out. Acts 5:19.
How was Peter delivered later?
Suddenly an angel
of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the
cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke
him up. Quick, get up! he said, and
the chains fell off Peters wrists.
Then the angel said to him, Put on your
clothes and sandals, And Peter did so.
Wrap your clock around you and follow me,
the angel told him. Peter followed him out of the
prison, but he had no idea that what the angel
was doing was really happening; he thought he was
seeing a vision. They passed the first and second
guards and came to the iron gates leading to the
city. It opened for them by itself, and they went
through it. When they had walked the length of
one street, suddenly the angel left him.
Note What we
call physical law is no obstruction to angelic
ministrations. Bolts and bars and prison gates
disappear at their volition, and dungeons like
palaces shine in their presence. No place can be
dismal, no cavern so deep and dark, no
inquisition cell so hidden and fetid, no fortress
so strongly guarded, that they cannot find quick
and easy access, if a child of God is there.
E.A. Stockman, Footprints of Angels in Fields
of Revelation, pp. 74, 75.
How was Elijah strengthened
for a forty days journey?
The angel of the
Lord came back a second time and touched
him and said, Get up and eat,
for the journey is too much for you. So he
got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that
food, he traveled forty days and forty nights
until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.
There he went into a cave and spent the night.
1 Kings 19: 7,8.
After His forty days
temptation, how was Christ strengthened?
Then the devil left
him, and angels came and attended him.
How was Christ strengthened in
An angel from
heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.
Luke 22:43. [Gabriel]
Are the angels interested in
the plan of salvation?
Even angels long to
look into these things. 1 Peter 1:12. In
the same way, I tell you, there is
rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God
over one sinner who repents.
For what must men give
account in the judgment?
But I tell you
that men will have to give account on the day of
judgment for every careless word they
have spoken. Matthew 12:36. (See
also Ecclesiastes 12:13, 14.)
Out of what will men be
judged before Gods throne?
And I saw the dead,
great and small, standing before the throne, and
the books were opened, which is the book of
life. The dead were judged according to
what they had done as recorded in the books.
In the judgment how many
angels minister before God?
thousands attended him; ten thousand times ten
thousands stood before him. Daniel
7:10. [These angels stand before God Almighty]
What does Christ promise
He that over comes
will, like them, be dressed in white. I will
never blot out his name from the book of life,
but will acknowledge his name before my
Father and his angels.
What protection has God
promised His people in the Great Tribulation?
Then no harm will
befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.
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. Psalm
Who will come with
Christ, and what will they do?
For the Son of Man
is going to come in his Fathers glory with
his angels, and then he will reward each person
according to what he has done.
And he will send his angels with a loud
trumpet call, and they will gather his
elect from the four winds, from one
end of the heavens to the other. Matthew
Where will all the saints
After that, we who
are still alive and are left will be caught up
together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord
in the air. And so we will be with the Lord
1 Thessalonians 4:17.
[Gods eternal kingdom]
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