Angels

Posted on 08/24/16 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell preaches a strengthening and insightful word on angels. Join us as we learn about who angels are and their impact on our lives. Our prayer is that this message is a blessing and encouragement to your life.

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Angels

Psalm 148:2-3 NLT
2Praise him, all his angels! Praise him, all the armies of heaven! 3Praise him, sun and moon! Praise him, all you twinkling stars!

Colossians 1:16 NLT
16for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him.

Job 38:4-7 NLT
4“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. 5Who determined its dimensions and stretched out the surveying line? 6What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone 7as the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

Matthew 22:30 NLT
30For when the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage. In this respect they will be like the angels in heaven.

Revelation 5:11 NIV
11Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders.

Hebrews 12:22 NLT
22No, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless thousands of angels in a joyful gathering.

1 Peter 1:12 NIV
12It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.

Luke 15:10 NIV
10In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Jude 1:6 NLT
6And I remind you of the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority God gave them but left the place where they belonged. God has kept them securely chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the great day of judgment.

Revelation 5:11-12 NLT
11Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders. 12And they sang in a mighty chorus: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered— to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.”

Isaiah 6:2-3 NLT
2Attending him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3They were calling out to each other, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!”

Luke 1:26-28 NLT
26In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!

Revelation 16:1-3 NLT
1Then I heard a mighty voice from the Temple say to the seven angels, “Go your ways and pour out on the earth the seven bowls containing God’s wrath.” 2So the first angel left the Temple and poured out his bowl on the earth, and horrible, malignant sores broke out on everyone who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his statue. 3Then the second angel poured out his bowl on the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse. And everything in the sea died.

Revelation 22:8-9 NLT
8I, John, am the one who heard and saw all these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me. 9But he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers the prophets, as well as all who obey what is written in this book. Worship only God!”

Matthew 1:20 NLT
20As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 13:2 NLT
2Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!

Matthew 2:13 NLT
13 After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

Acts 8:26 NLT
26As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “Go south down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza.”

Acts 10:3-5 NLT
3One afternoon about three o’clock, he had a vision in which he saw an angel of God coming toward him. “Cornelius!” the angel said. 4Cornelius stared at him in terror. “What is it, sir?” he asked the angel. And the angel replied, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have been received by God as an offering! 5Now send some men to Joppa, and summon a man named Simon Peter.

2 Samuel 24:16 NLT
16But as the angel was preparing to destroy Jerusalem, the LORD relented and said to the death angel, “Stop! That is enough!” At that moment the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.

1 Kings 19:5-7 NLT
5Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. But as he was sleeping, an angel touched him and told him, “Get up and eat!” 6He looked around and there beside his head was some bread baked on hot stones and a jar of water! So he ate and drank and lay down again. 7Then the angel of the LORD came again and touched him and said, “Get up and eat some more, or the journey ahead will be too much for you.”

Psalm 91:11 NLT
11For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.

Matthew 18:10 MSG
10“Watch that you don’t treat a single one of these childlike believers arrogantly. You realize, don’t you, that their personal angels are constantly in touch with my Father in heaven?

Luke 16:22 NLT
22“Finally, the poor man died and was carried by the angels to sit beside Abraham at the heavenly banquet. The rich man also died and was buried,

Hebrews 1:14 MSG
14Isn’t it obvious that all angels are sent to help out with those lined up to receive salvation?

A very wonderful thing, and one which we tend to forget, is that
every Christian has and should enjoy the privilege of the service of the
angels. We notice in the Gospels that at given points and at given times
in our Lord’s earthly life angels came and ministered to Him,
strengthening Him and helping Him. We have it stated explicitly in the
Epistle to the Hebrews 1:14, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent
to serve those who will inherit salvation?” That refers to everyone who is
a Christian.

Because we are Christians the angels of God are at our service; they
are ‘ministering spirits’ sent forth by God to serve and to minister to you
and to me. Though we are unconscious of this they are exercising this
ministry. We are surrounded by them, they are unseen, but they are
there, and they minister to us because we belong to Christ. We sadly
neglect and forget the service of angels; but if ever you feel lonely and
bereft, and feel that you do not know what to do nor where to turn,
remind yourself that your heavenly Father, the Father of the Lord Jesus
Christ, has sent angels to minister to you as He did to Him in the hours
of His greatest crises and His greatest agony.
~D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Romans 7 Commentary