Angels and Their Ministry To Us

Updated on April 19, 2019
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Ryan D. Neely is a freelance writer from Louisville, Kentucky who enjoys writing creative literature regarding Christianity.

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I cannot speak for the Body of Christ as a whole for I honestly do not know. However, as a Christian or believer in Jesus Christ who has been saved for almost 20 years, I can say that I have hardly heard any sermons or teachings on angels. In my lifetime as a believer, I have maybe hear one specific sermon on angels every two to three years. On that note, I would like to take this time to bring light on important figures in our faith known as angels in matters of prayer, rescue, and bringing messages.

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When People Pray

The first characteristic of angels I would like to speak about are their connection to our prayers. Luke chapter 22 verse 43 speaks of how when Jesus was praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, an angel showed up to strengthen Him. In Daniel chapter 10 verses 5 through 13, an angel appears to Daniel with a response to his prayer. In Luke chapter one verses 10 through 13 while worshipers were praying outside during the hour of prayer, an angel appeared to Zechariah and told him that his wife would have a son; a message regarding the birth of John the Baptist.

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Angels as Protectors

Next, I would to speak on some occasions when angels appeared to rescue or protect God’s saints. First, in Daniel chapter 3 verse 28, we are shown where an angel showed up to rescue Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the fiery furnace which they were thrown into for not bowing down to worship king Nebuchadnezzar’s image of gold. In the same book of Daniel, later in chapter six verse 22, the prophet Daniel is rescued by an angel from being eaten by lions while he was in the lion’s den. In Exodus chapter 23 verses 20 through 21, God tells Moses He is sending an angel ahead of him and the Israelites to guard them along the way and to bring them to the place He has prepared for them.

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Angels as Messengers

Finally, but never the least, I want to speak about angels as messengers. In Matthew chapter one verse 20, an angel appears to Joseph in a dream letting him know to not be afraid to take Mary home as his wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. This is in reference to Jesus being born of a virgin, who was Mary, Joseph’s wife. In Genesis chapter 18 verses two through 10, three angels appear to Abraham to tell him that his wife Sarah will have a son. In Judges chapter six, verses 11 through 12, and angel appears to Gideon to tell him that he is a mighty warrior and the Lord is with him.

Conclusion

Of course, there are many more stories of angels throughout the bible showing up around prayers, to rescue saints, and to deliver messages. There are also other forms of angels which I am purposely not mentioning in this segment as I do not want to confuse anybody. However, it is important to know that angels are always watching over us and can bring us prophetic messages, comfort, or protection as it is all apart of God’s will.

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        Ryan D Neely 

        4 weeks ago from Louisville, KY

        Brother Elijah,

        I hear you sir. On a quick note, yes, I am born again. I sincerely appreciate your points of view and take no offense at all.

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        Elijah A Alexander Jr 

        4 weeks ago from Washington DC

        Bro. RDN, Please don't misunderstand what I'm about to say because when I read the first post I replied to I saw you were "searching the scriptures" that testify of Christ but doesn't give a clear understanding of the process unless you are reborn of spirit. So don't think I'm judging you, I'm not, I believe you are to become one of the 10 virgins who survives the less than 10 yeas left in civilization or the world.

        Are you born again as Romans 1:20 suggests, with a testimony of your conception, gestation, trivial and birth and not just from asking Jesus to come into your heart as most I talk to say? Do you know of any other species that goes through a new birth process? If you say no to both of those question what proof do you have for believing you are born again? Jesus said in John 14:26 that the comforter will bring all things to your remembrance so if you are reborn the comforter should have pointed some of these things to you. Maybe you should look at some of my writings to see how spirit has shown me how to understand what is written.

        You are thinking like organized religion teaches when Isaiah 28:9-12 tells us God will [only] teach those of us who are weaned from religious teachings (milk) and drawn from religious teachers (breast) by showing us how to put precepts upon precepts, lines upon lines and a little from different places. That is what I doing like spirit showed me so you must consider everything organized religion and schools teaches are in error and god to reteach you what you need to know.

        As for our being innumerable as Abraham's seed, that's talking about the entire earth's population of man, I estimate to be 10 billion, the 10 virgins are spiritual Jews, 10% of the population chosen to survive this world's ending. Look at Genesis 1:14 where we are told to look at our plight (signs) light season, days and years which means in a cycle and Ecc. 1:9 substantiates. When we follow the Bible's instructions in how to understand it we see how what churches teach is not the message of salvation the bible reveals. That's why it's written in Metaphors, Allegories, Parables and Symbol-Types (Maps) so the virgins will seek god to directly teach them. As a matter of fact, look what Jesus said (Mat. 19:29 and other places). forsake everything civilization taught unto depend on. The message is very clear when spirit shows it to us but we are blind if it hasn't.

        Peace

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        Ryan D Neely 

        4 weeks ago from Louisville, KY

        Elijah,

        My brother. Once we get to heaven, we will not be angels. We will still be people, just in a perfect resurrected form. However, yes, Jesus does say that we will be as angels... We just will not be Angels themselves.

        We are ranked above angels. In Christ, we are Kings and Priests and seated in Heavenly places. Angels (the ones I am speaking about in my article) are princes. If you look at Daniel chapter 10 verse 13, it speaks of the Archangel Michael as one of the chief princes.

        We also are not quite the 10 chosen virgins. As a matter of fact, we are innumerable as Abraham looked at the stars and was unable to count them when God gave him a vision of what his descendants (us) would be like.

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        Elijah A Alexander Jr 

        4 weeks ago from Washington DC

        Ryan, you said "I cannot speak for the Body of Christ as a whole..." but if we are "the body of Christ" shouldn't we all have the Comforter (John 14:26) bringing all things to our remembrance so can't each one of us speak for the whole and all agree? As the body of Christ we all are to be on "one accord" although not together in one place but our minds should be connected and we should be able to communicate mind to mind. Once we are "born again" that is what we become, according to my understanding.

        As for Angels, it simply means messenger. Every born again person is supposed to be a messenger simply by how we are perceived (1 Peter 2:9) by the world even without even speaking. We are the chosen 10 Virgins during this civilization's end who will either be saved in Armageddon (Rev. 16:15-16) from the "Battle of that Great Day of god Almighty" (Rev. 16:14-15) or become the "Dead in Christ" (Rev 6:9-11) who will wait a whole cycle (Rev. 14:13) to replace those who will resurrect during the first millennium (Rev. 20:4). Once we are raptured one at a time (Mat 20:1-16) after replenishing the earth (Rev. 20:5) over the 6 remaining millenniums for Rev.21' alternate civilization we become angels, although it isn't written.

        Peace

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