Summary: Angels were created and with God before He created any thing else, at that time all the angels were holy and without sin, but as I have already pointed out that Lucifer lied to the angels and said that he was going to over throw God, he was Lucifer at
# 7~ ANGELS~ 3~ BIBLE DOCTRINE 8-25-12
Today we'll get back to our study of Bible Doctrine, we've already said a few things about angels, and so today we'll think on angels once again.
Angels were created and with God before He created any thing else, at that time all the angels were holy and without sin, but as I have already pointed out that Lucifer lied to the angels and said that he was going to over throw God, he was Lucifer at that time, the most beautiful and powerful of all the angels, and because of his beauty he became full of pride and sinned, 1/3 rd of the angels believed him, today their demons, fallen angels, unclean spirits.
God created the angels with a free will; the 1/3 chose to follow Lucifer, which means that God still has 2/3's that chose to stay with Him.
Rev. 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth:
>> God the Son saw Satan fall from heaven along with his angels.
Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
Only God knows the time that passed after that until He created man, but Satan and his demons were already on the earth when He did.
The name Lucifer is found one time in the bible, Isa.14:12, the name means "shining one" or "star of the morning; he was originally placed in a position of authority over the cherubim surrounding the throne of God.
>> Read about Lucifer and his fall in Isaiah 14: & Ezek. 28:
>> Angels are innumerable as for as man can tell, we could never count them.
Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, --
>> Angels are spirit beings; and are usually not seen, unless God gives the ability to see them or unless they manifest themselves as man.
>> Balaam couldn't see the angel standing in his way until the Lord opened his eyes.
Num.22:31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he ** bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.
>> The servant of Elisha couldn't see the host of angels surrounding him until Elisha prayed for his eyes to be opened.
2 Kg. 6:15-17 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host ** compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? 16And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
17And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
The Bible gives us at least three categories of celestial creatures. There are Angels, Seraphim and Cherubim.
Angels - are those who have no wings and appear as men on earth when God so directs. -- Gen.18: & 19:
Seraphim- mean burning ones and have 6 wings, 2 to cover their face, 2 to cover their feet and 2 for flying. They are also described as having four faces. "Man, calf, lion & eagle"
Isaiah's vision in Isa.6:1-3 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 2Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 3And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
>> We also find the Seraphim in
Rev. 4:6-8 And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
7And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
8And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.