ANGELMANIA (Varied Scriptures)

June 11, 2018

Angelmania is sweeping our culture and is the hottest “New Age” trend of the moment. Here’s just a sample of this mania:

 

•Michael, Guardian of Autumn: Michael was present at Camelot. Interesting, both he and Merlin the magician show up at about the same time. Call on Saint Michael whenever you need help in transmuting your ego.

•When Angels Return, angelic messages of what is to come. A true story of real encounters with celestial beings. In April 1988, angels began communicating with Irene Bunston, giving her urgent messages concerning our planet earth, and what is to come…An angel revealed to Irene, “I am the messenger of the people…you are my voice.” “Messenger for whom?” Irene inquired, a different being responded from the unseen, “Messenger for me!” The entity answered, “Who is me?” Irene asked curiously, not quite ready for the answer. The entity answered, “I am the holy of the holy. I Am.”

•Just Wingin’ It, Angel and New Age Catalog, a source for enlightened items for the New Age. It lists 45 items from Angel to Zen, including Jewelry: Angel, Arthurian, Celtic, Crop Circle, Egyptian, Gargoyle, Native American, Pentagram, Tarot, Unicorn, Zodiac, etc.

•One well-known known secular publisher, who lists all these titles in their catalog: Angel Letters, Angel Power, Angels Over Their Shoulders, The Angels Weep, The Angels Within Us, An Angel to Watch Over Me, Angels Bidding, Angels and Aliens, Angels, the Mysterious Messengers, and these are only the titles under “A.”

•Mary Christopher, Introduction to Angels, “My experience is that they are interested in becoming friends–not just on call, sort of bigger-than-  life mythical players. Another part of my experience with angels is that they are absolutely committed to helping us grow and develop as solar beings, living in human form. They definitely are willing to respond in emergencies when we suddenly remember to ask God, or the Creator, or the great whomever for some instantaneous help…Angels turn up in nearly every culture and religion in some form.”

 

“Much of this, of course, is little more than occult divination, sorcery, and typical New Age mysticism…I have no doubt that some who claim to commune with angels really have been able to establish a link between with angelic beings–though not in the way they seek. Scripture warns us plainly that Satan and his angels appear as angels of light. “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves” (2 Corinthians 11:12,13). In other words demonic beings take advantages of the gullibility of people who are actively seeking communication with the spirit word. Angelmania turns out to be sheer occultism, with all with horrible effects” (John MacArthur).

 

ARE ANGELS FOR REAL?

 

“Angel” in Greek is, “Angellos, meaning “Messenger.” In Hebrew, “Malakh,” also meaning “Messenger.” Angels are mentioned 273 times in the Bible.

 

They are described as:


•Sons of God, Genesis 6:2, “The sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. Job 1:6, “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.” 2:1, “There was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD…”

•Angel of His presence, Isaiah 63:9, “In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the angel of His presence saved them. In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them; and He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.”

•The Angel of the LORD, The appearances of the Angel of the LORD (Theophany) Genesis 18:2; 22; 19:1; 32:24,30; Joshua 5:13,15), all were appearances of Christ in the Old Testament, the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ. Then at the announcement to Joseph about Mary’s pregnancy, Matthew 1:20, “Behold, an angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for that which has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.’” 

•Angels of God, Genesis 32:1, “Now as Jacob went on his way, the angels of God met him.”

•Archangels, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, “For the LORD himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.”

•Cherubim, Genesis 3:24, “So he drove out the man; and he placed Cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”

•Gabriel, Luke 1:19, “And the angel answered and said to him, ‘I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God; and I have been sent to speak to you, and to bring you this good news.’”

•Michael, Jude 9, “But Michael the archangel, when he disputed with the devil...”

•Morning Stars, Job 38:7, “When the morning stars (angels) sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?”

•Seraphim, Isaiah 6:2, “The Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew."

•Seven Stars, Revelation 1:20, “As for the mystery of the seven stars (angels) which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels (messengers) of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.”

•Sons of God, Job 1:6, “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.”

•Star of the Morning, Isaiah 14:12, “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!”

•Watchers, Daniel 4:13, “I was looking in the visions in my mind as I lay on my bed, and behold, an angelic watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven.” Daniel 4:17, “This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers...”

•Mighty ones,

•Sons of the Mighty, Psalm 29:1, “Give unto the LORD, O you mighty ones (angels) give unto the LORD glory and strength.” Psalm 89:6, “For who in the heavens can be compared to the LORD? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the LORD?”

•Heavenly host, Luke 2:13, “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased’”

•Princes, But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes…” (Daniel 10:13).

•Principalities and powers, Ephesians 3:10, “To the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,…”

 

WHAT DO ANGELS LOOK LIKE?

 

•Angels are spirit beings “To which of the angels did God ever say, ‘Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet?’ Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:13,14).

•They do not have any essential physical form, but have the ability to appear in human form. When angels appeared to humans in the Bible, they resembled normal males. In Genesis 18:1-19, God and two angels appeared as men and actually ate a meal with Abraham. Angels appear as men many times throughout the Bible (Joshua 5:13-14; Mark 16:5), and they never appear in the likeness of women or children.

•Other times, angels appeared not as humans, but as something other-worldly, and their appearance was terrifying to those who encountered them. Often, the first words from these angels were “do not be afraid,” because extreme fear was such a common reaction. The keepers of Jesus’ tomb became as dead men when they saw the Angel of the LORD (Matthew 28:4). The shepherds in the fields in Luke 2 were “sore afraid” when the Angel of the LORD appeared and the glory of the LORD shone around them.

 

As for physical characteristics, angels are sometimes described as having wings. The images of cherubim on the ark of the covenant had wings that covered the mercy seat (Exodus 25:20). Isaiah saw winged seraphim in his vision of the throne of heaven, each one having six wings (Isaiah 6:2). Ezekiel, too, saw visions of winged angels. Isaiah 6:1-2 depicts angels having human features—voices, faces and feet. Angel voices are heard singing and praising God in several other passages.

 

One of the most complete descriptions of an angel is in Daniel 10:4-8, “On the twenty-fourth day of the first month I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris. I looked up and to my surprise saw a man (angel) dressed in linen with a belt of pure gold around his waist. His body was hard and glistening, as if sculpted from a precious stone, his face radiant, his eyes bright and penetrating like torches, his arms and feet glistening like polished bronze, and his voice, deep and resonant, sounded like a huge choir of voices. I, Daniel, was the only one to see this. The men who were with me, although they didn’t see it, were overcome with fear and ran off and hid, fearing the worst. Left alone after the appearance, abandoned by my friends, I went weak in the knees, the blood drained from my face.”

 

•Matthew 28:3, The angel at Jesus’ tomb was similarly described: “His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow.”

•Acts. 1:9-11, “And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing (angels) stood beside them. They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”
•Ezekiel 1:4-14 “Then I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud with raging fire engulfing itself; and brightness was all around it and radiating out of its midst like the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire. Also from within it came the likeness of four living creatures (angels). And this was their appearance: they had the likeness of a man. Each one had four faces, and each one had four wings. Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the soles of calves' feet. They sparkled like the color of burnished bronze. The hands of a man were under their wings on their four sides; and each of the four had faces and wings. Their wings touched one another. The creatures did not turn when they went, but each one went straight forward. As for the likeness of their faces, each had the face of a man, each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, each of the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and each of the four had the face of an eagle. Thus were their faces. Their wings were stretched upward; two wings of each one touched one another, and two covered their bodies. And each one went straight forward; they went wherever the spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went. As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of torches. Fire was going back and forth among the living creatures; the fire was bright, and out of the fire went lightning. And the living creatures ran back and forth, in appearance like a flash of lightning.”

 

HOW MANY ANGELS ARE THERE?

 

Scripture does not quote the exact numbers, but it does allude to their massive presence. For example:

 

•Daniel 7:10, “A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands (angels) ministered to him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.”

•Matthew 26:53, “Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?” (app. 72,000, some estimate 144,000).

•Revelation 5:11, “Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand (myriads). They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they were saying: ‘Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!’”

•Their number is innumerable. If you can count the stars, perhaps you can begin to count them. Job 38:7, “When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” Hebrews 12:22, “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels.”

 

WHAT DO ANGELS DO?

 

•Announce the birth of Jesus: Matthew 1:20,21, ”But when He heard this, behold, an angel of the LORD appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for that which has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for it is He who will save His people from their sins.’”   

•Announce birth of John the Baptist: Luke 1:11-13, “And an angel of the LORD appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense. And Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear gripped him. But the angel said to him, ‘Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your petition has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will give him the name John.’”

    •Appear as men: Genesis 19:12-13, “The men (angels) said to Lot…”

•Deliver the Law: Acts 7:53, “You who received the law as ordained by angels, and yet did not keep it.” Galatians 3:19, “Why the Law then? It was added because of transgressions, having been ordained through angels by the agency of a mediator, until the seed should come to whom the promise had been made.” Hebrews 2:2, “For if the word spoken through angels proved unalterable, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense.”

•Gather the elect: Mark 13:27, “And then He will send forth the angels, and will gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest end of the earth, to the farthest end of heaven.”

•Gather the wicked at the end of the age and cast them into the fire: Matthew 13:39-41, “And the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. Therefore just as the tares are gathered up and burned with fire, so shall it be at the end of the age.” Matthew 13:49-50, “So it will be at the end of the age; the angels shall come forth, and take out the wicked from among the righteous, and will cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

•Guard the Tree of Life: Genesis 3:24,”So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim, and the flaming sword which turned every direction, to guard the way to the tree of life."

•Intermediaries between God and Man: 2 Kings 1:15, “And the Angel of the LORD said to Elijah, 'Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.' So he arose and went down with him to the king.”  Acts 8:26, “An angel of the LORD spoke to Philip…”

•Minister to Jesus: Matthew 4:11, “Then the devil left Him; and behold, angels came and began to minister to Him.” Mark 1:13, “And He was in the wilderness forty days being tempted by Satan; and He was with the wild beasts, and the angels were ministering to Him.” Luke 22:43, “Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.”

•Minister to people: Hebrews 1:14, “Are they not all ministering spirits, (angels) sent to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?" Genesis 24:40, “And he said to me, ‘The LORD, before whom I have walked, will send His angel with you to make your journey successful…’” Daniel 3:28, “Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, ‘Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants.’” Luke 16:22, “Now it came about that the poor man died and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom…”

•Obey God, doing His will: Psalm 103:20-21, “Bless the LORD, you His angels, mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word! Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, you who serve Him, doing His will."

•Praising God: Isaiah 6:3, ”And one (Seraphim) called out to another and said, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.’” Revelation 4:8, “And the four living creatures, (angels) each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, ‘Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.’”

•Return with Christ at his second coming: Matthew 25:31, “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.” Mark 8:38, “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”

•Subject to God: 1 Peter 3:22, “Who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.”

•Do His Word and His pleasure: Psalm 103:20, “Bless the LORD, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do His word, heeding the voice of His word. Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, you ministers of His, who do His pleasure.”

 

THE MINISTRY OF ANGELS: Hebrews 1:13, “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?”

 

To announce and forewarn:

 

•An angel appeared to Abraham and Sarah to tell them of the birth of Isaac (Genesis 18:1-10).

•Abraham was forewarned by an angel about the destruction of Sodom (Genesis 18,19).

•Manoah and his wife were told by an angel of the birth of Samson (Judges 13).

•Gabriel, the archangel revealed a future judgment to Daniel (Daniel 9).

•Zachariah, John the Baptist’s father, before the birth of John (Luke 1).

•Mary was told by the angel before Jesus was conceived (Luke 2).

•Joseph was warned to take the child Jesus to Egypt (Matthew 2).

•John on the Isle of Patmos is given a vision of the future (book of  Revelation).

 

To guide and instruct:

 

•Abraham when he sent Eliazor to seek a bride for Isaac: “God will send His angel with you” (Genesis 24).

•Jacob saw angels ascending and descending a ladder (Genesis 28).

•Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt. The Angel of the LORD led them (Exodus 14-23; Numbers 20).

•Moses reception of the law on Sinai, Stephen in his defense said, “The angel spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai” (Acts 7:38). Paul says that, the law was ordained by angels (Galatians 3:19).

•When God opened the Gospel to the Gentiles, an angel appeared to a man named Cornelius, telling him to send for Peter (Acts 10:3-5).

•An angel instructed Phillip to go to Gaza where he encountered the Ethiopian Eunich (Acts 7:26).

•An angel stood by Paul in a storm at sea and assured him of his safety (Acts 27).

 

To guard and defend:

 

•Guardian angels, “The Angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them” (Psalm 34:7). “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11).

•An angel guarded Jacob during his twenty years in Haran, then brought him safely to Canaan. “So Jacob went his way, and the angels of God met him. When Jacob saw them, he said, ‘This God’s camp’” (Genesis 32:1,2).

•Angels watch over babies, “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 heaven” (Matthew 18:10). “For thus says the LORD of hosts: “He who touches you touches the apple of His eye” (Zechariah 2:8). The angels are watching God’s eyes! When one of His children is hurt, it is reflected in the eyes of God. Harming God’s children is sticking your finger in God’s eye!

 

To minister to those in need:

 

•Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were all ministered to by angels in their time of need.

•Hagar and Ishmael, when they were threatened with hunger and thirst in the wilderness, “And God heard the voice of the lad. Then the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said to her, “What ails you, Hagar? Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the lad where he is. Arise, lift up the lad and hold him with your hand” (Genesis 21:17,18).

•When Israel was oppressed in Egypt, the Angel of the LORD came to Moses and said, “I’ve taken a good, long look at the affliction of my people in Egypt. I’ve heard their cries for deliverance from their slave masters; I know all about their pain. And now I have come down to help them…”

•Elijah, in the desert, running from Jezebel, exhausted, afraid and lonely, he wanted to die, fell asleep, “Suddenly an angel shook him awake and said, “Get up and eat!” He looked around and, to his surprise, right by his head were a loaf of bread baked on some coals and a jug of water. He ate the meal and went back to sleep. The angel of God came back, shook him awake again, and said, “Get up and eat some more—you’ve got a long journey ahead of you” (1 Kings 19:5-7).

•After Jesus had spent forty days on the Mount of Temptation, threatened by wild animals, weakened from fasting, and harassed by the devil, “And the angels ministered to Him” (Mark 1:13).

•In Jesus anguish, loneliness and sorrow in The Garden of Gethsemane, “An angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him” (Luke 22:43).

•After Jesus’ horrific beatings, crowned with the crown of thorns, dragged through the streets carrying His cross, His bloody execution on Calvary, He is placed in a tomb, “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” (Matthew 28:2).

•Peter and other Apostles were miraculously delivered for prison, “Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison. Now behold, an angel of the LORD stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands” (Acts 12:6-11).

 

HERE’S WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY TO THE ANGELMANIACS:

 

There is no Scriptural precedent to communicate with, make friends with, or pray to angels. They are created beings, and as it says in Hebrews 2:6-10, a little higher than man, “What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You take care of him? You have made him a little lower than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor.”

 

Angels were never worshiped, only God is worthy of praise, and only God deserves our worship. “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 fleshly mind” (Colossians 2:18). “And I fell at his feet to worship Him. But He said to me, ‘See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy’” (Revelation 19:10).

 

ANGELS WERE CREATED FOR WORSHIP:

 

    •Hebrews 6:11, “Let all the angels of God worship Him…”

•Revelation 4:5-11, ”Out from the throne come flashes of lightning and sounds and peals of thunder. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God; and before the throne there was something like a sea of glass, like crystal; and in the center and around the throne, four living creatures (Angels)…And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, ‘HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is the LORD God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.’ And when the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, to Him who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying, ’Worthy are You, our LORD and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.’”

 

 

Do we worship with angels? Maybe!

 

•Hebrews 13:2, “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.”

•When you come to church you do not come to the physical mountain where Moses worshiped. You do not come to a building of concrete, mortar and wood, you come to get a touch from God. You didn’t come to be confined within four walls, but to have an encounter with the LORD of life.

•The church is the House of God, not in the same sense as the Old Testament Temple, but nonetheless when come to a church, you come to a House of God. Paul writes, “I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15).

•There is is a church in heaven which is comprised of angels and saints. Paul described this church in Hebrews 12:22-24, “But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven…”

•John the Baptist’s Father, Zachariah worshiped with an angel, “According to the custom of the priesthood, his lot fell to burn incense when he went into the temple of the LORD. And the whole multitude of the people was praying outside at the hour of incense. Then an angel of the LORD appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him…” (Luke 1:4-12). And we know that angels offer incense, Revelation 8:3,4, “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 throne.

 

We can learn from the angels about worshiping God!

 

Isaiah 6:1-4 (New Living Translation), “It was in the year King Uzziah died that I saw the LORD. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. Attending 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.  They were calling out to each other, ‘’HOLY< HOLY< HOLY is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!’ Their voices shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire building was filled with smoke.”

 

What an awesome scene!

 

Picture this, you’re sitting in church on Sunday morning, in your regular pew, music is playing, people are trying to look interested, thinking about where they were going to lunch. Others are wondering if they are going to get home in time for the kickoff. Still others are hoping their children will be alright in the nursery. Some are talking to each other, trying to catch up on the latest church gossip. Some are meditating, anticipating the pastor’s message today. Typical Sunday! Typical songs! Same old building! Same old crowd! Same old gossip! But not the same old service! Because suddenly, something’s different…GOD SHOWS UP! An image begins to appear, it starts at the front of the sanctuary, and very rapidly fills the entire building. It’s a throne! It’s the LORD sitting on the throne! And not just the LORD but there are six-winged angels with him. The LORD fills the entire building! The Seraphim begin a boom out a three-fold chant, “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE LORD ALMIGHTY!” The church pillars begin to shake (If you live in California, you probably think, “EARTHQUAKE!”). Smoke begins to fill the building! You’re ready to head for the exit! The angels bow down, with two of their wings they cover their eyes because they could not look directly at God’s glory; with two they cover their feet, acknowledging their lowliness, and with two flew to do the bidding of the One on throne.

 

Wouldn’t you just once love to have an experience of the actual presence of the Living LORD? That would make the trip home on Sunday afternoon interesting! No one is thinking about beating the Presbyterians or the Baptists to the cafeteria. No one really cares about the football game. Our every thought is that we just had an encounter with the Living God! WHAT A DAY!

 

Revelation 7:11,12, “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 God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”

 

That’s worship!

 

Psalm 29:2,”Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. Psalm 95:6. “Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker!”

 

 

Holy, Holy Is What The Angels Sing

 

There is singing up in heaven

Such as we have never known.

Where the angels sing the praises

Of the Lamb upon the throne.

Their sweet harps are always tuneful

And their voices always clear.

Oh that we might be more like them

While we serve the Master here.

 

Holy, holy is what the angels sing

And I expect to help them

Make the courts of heaven ring!

But when I sing redemption’s story

They will fold their wings,

For angels never felt the joy

That my salvation brings

(John Oatman, Jr. & John R. Sweney)

 

 

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