ANGELS WATCHING OVER YOU
Sermon shared by Ian Johnson
Summary: If we close our lives to the work of Angels we miss a big part of what God wants to do with us! So what are some of the Biblical basis for Angels and what are some of the things we know about them because of the Scripture?
Audience: General adults
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ANGELS WATCHING OVER YOU
Psalm 91:11 For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go.12 They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone.
Psalm 34:7 For the angel of the LORD guards all who fear him, and he rescues them.
My first Pastor said to me that if something was mentioned once in the Bible it was important, twice very important and more than three times extremely important and we ignore at our peril!
Angels are mentioned 375 times in the Bible, more than Love, Gospel, or Peace.
33% in the Old Testament 67% in the new.
So when I was questioned the other day about the biblical basis for talking with Angels or seeing Angels I did a little study, to help us understand why in this Age we need to more than ever look for the assistance of the Angelic host.
My friend was a little concerned because of a couple of Scriptures
Gal 1:8 8 Let Godís curse fall on anyone, including myself, who preaches any other message than the one we told you about. Even if an angel comes from heaven and preaches any other message, let him be forever cursed. 9 I will say it again: If anyone preaches any other gospel than the one you welcomed, let Godís curse fall upon that person.
2 Cor 11:14
Even Satan can disguise himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no wonder his servants can also do it by pretending to be godly ministers. In the end they will get every bit of punishment their wicked deeds deserve.
Because also the likes of Mohammad and Joseph Smith had been deceived by an Angel of Light.
Firstly It should be said that any Angel that preaches any message outside that which was preached by the Apostles is False.
Any Angel that seeks worship is false, The true Angels of God will rebuke the moment we ever try.
Any Angel that wonít confess that Jesus Christ came in the flesh and is mans only hope of salvation is false.
So there are plenty of ways to test the Spirits.
The Angel that came to Mohammad said that Jesus was just one in a long line of Prophets but that Mohammad was the last and true prophet, That should tell you something.
The Angel that came to Joseph Smith was introducing a new Gospel of salvation, where Jesus was just a man. That should tell you something.
The Angels that come to New Age worshipers will not accept that Jesus is the only way of Salvation! that should tell you something.
The only danger in talking to Angels is our own pride, its not so hard to spot the deception if we walk in humility. Remember there is one Gospel and only one way to God and that is through Jesus Christ, who in fact is God. No Angel will receive worship if they are from God.
In the Scripture there is a long list of interventions by Angels, and also a lot of two way conversations with Angels in many cases the course of human history has changed forever because of these interventions. However never has the spotlight been taken off The Father, Jesus or the Holy Spirit, by any of these interventions.
Some of them are quite different experiences, like Balams Donkey, but in all cases there is a victory for the true and living God.
A list of those who spoke to Angels or to whom Angels spoke. Do your own study sometimes it will surprise you!
Hagar, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Lot ,Moses, Balams Donkey, Balam, Joshua, All the Children of Israel in Judges 2:1-6,
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