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Viking Boer14 May 2021 at 1:21 PM #33987
Q&A.027.WHY DO ANGELS EXIST
Why did God make angels? Is there a purpose for them to exist?
Both the Greek word for angels, aggelos (Strong’s Concordance #G32) and the Hebrew word malak (Strong’s #H4397) mean “messenger.” These two words reveal a key reason why they exist.
Angels were created to be messengers between God and humans or between him and those spirits who became evil or demons (Isaiah 14:12 – 15, Ezekiel 28:11 – 19, etc.).
Although we do not know exactly when angels began to exist, scripture tells us they were at the creation of the entire universe (see Job 38:4 – 7). In the Old Testament, they are used to call Gideon to serve (Judges 6) and to consecrate Samson as a Nazarite while he is still in his mother’s womb (Judges 13:3 – 5)! When God called the prophet Ezekiel, he was granted visions of angels in the sky (see Ezekiel 1).
In the New Testament, angels announced the birth of Christ to the shepherds in Bethlehem’s fields (Luke 2:8 – 15). The births of John the Baptist (Luke 1:11 – 20) and Jesus (Luke 1:26-38) were announced by them to Zechariah and the Virgin Mary in advance.
Another purpose for angels is to praise God. For instance, the four living creatures at God’s throne in heaven are apparently a class or type of angelic being. They have been given a simple but profound job of praising the Eternal on a continuous basis (Revelation 4:.
Angels also exist in order to help people, especially those who are converted and destined to inherit salvation (Hebrews 1:14, Psalm 91). In one case, they appeared in order to protect the prophet Elisha and his servant (see 2Kings 6:16 – 17). In another situation, God had a righteous spirit being open up a prison’s doors in order to free the apostles (Acts 5:18 – 20). God used them to both relay a message and rescue Lot from Sodom (Genesis 19:1 – 22).
Jesus will have both the saints (converted, resurrected Christians) as well as the holy angels with Him when he returns to earth in what is referred to as his Second Coming (see 1Thessalonians 4:16 – 17).
The book of 2Thessalonians 1, verses 7 and 8, reveals that those angelic beings who return with Jesus will be used to deal swiftly with those who reject God and who refuse to obey the gospel.
In conclusion, angels exist to serve both God and humans. The Bible tells us that their destiny will not be to rule the universe (the new heaven and new earth) for all eternity. That gift, made possible by the sacrifice of Christ, will be given to God’s greatest creation, mankind, after our conversion and resurrection!
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Anonymous14 May 2021 at 1:21 PM #34790
Thank you for all your support you are showing me on this forum I really appreciate it.
Anonymous14 May 2021 at 1:21 PM #34791
WOW – Natalie – you are the one that I must thank. You have the lion’s share and I don’t know where you get all the time and energy to keep everything alive and still do your own work. I wish people will show more appreciation towards the FORUM and all the good stuff that is going on here and free information etc. I spend hours upon hours just to compile my little bit with a lot of prayers that I don’t step outside my borders that the Bible allows me.
I receive tons of e-mails every day from Muslims and other Christians asking questions and stuff. As I said before, women can do things much better and twice more. I am glad I met you even before the FORUM came about.
I wish and pray that you keep up with the good work that you are doing as the FORUM is growing by the day.
We must think that somebody must compile a weekly newsletter to let everybody know what is going on and all the new happenings and stuff and even links so that they can get to the points without any hassles.
It will be amazing if you can compile a short newsletter at least once a week. I know you can do it. There will be an option to forward it to everybody registered on LLTV. Let me know what you think of that. GOD BLESS.
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