Summary: Angels are spirits and can't be seen, if they were seen, there would be people that would worship the angels. Angels no longer bring messages from God to men because we now have Gods complete Word.
# 9- ANGELS- pt. 5 Bible Doctrine 9-8-12
Today we'll continue with our study of Bible Doctrine, and talk some more about ANGELS.
Angels are spirits and can't be seen, if they were seen, there would be people that would worship the angels. -- Mankind from all over the world is prone to getting all tied up in idolatry, and many would worship angels if they could be seen, and the reason that angels no longer bring messages from God to men is simply because we now have God complete Word.
* The devil, the commander in chief of the fallen angels knows he can't damn our soul because we're saved; we're sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption, but he still wants to hinder us in ever way he can, casting stumbling blocks before us trying to trip us up, he wants to cause us to have a bad testimony so we can't be affective soul winners. We are in warfare and the battle is being fought along spiritual lines.
Eph. 6:10-12 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles * of the devil. --- (plural--cunning devices & deceits, Satan carefully devises schemes and tactics against believers. -- His objective is to substitute something else and something different for the grace and truth of Christ. This is why there are so many perversions of the bible, what is wrong with the one we have? Millions have been saved by its truths, if the Lord doesn't come soon; what we know as Gods word will be a thing of the past because the new ones are always leaving just a little more out, but we can rest assured that "His word shall not pass away".
>> 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
>> Principalities-- refer to the higher-ranking hierarchy of demonic authority.
>> Powers -- there are powerful people in this world in leadership positions that are influenced and empowered by Satan. We know that a truly born again person would never encourage the homosexual movement; therefore it has to be the work of Satan.
>> Rulers of the darkness of this world -- certain angels are given responsibility and authority over certain geographical locations in the world, including cities, states and even entire nations. It's evident that Satan has his demon or demons busy in the government of our country as well.
>> It's likely that the demonic rank structure applies here, ascending in rank all the way up through cities, counties, states even to entire nations and larger areas.
>> 2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world * hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, --- "world" "an age, era" -- a period of indefinite duration, we are in the age of the Church and have been since Pentecost, the next "AGE" is the Kingdom age, it can not start until KING JESUS is on the scene.
> Satan at this present time is the god of this world; (age) his army is made up of the fallen angels, they are rulers of the darkness of this world, - principalities- powers,
* God also has the same structure in His good angels, and twice as many at that.
> We know that Michael is the guardian angel of Israel.
>> Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, ** such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: --
* If the angels, both good and bad, were not organized there would be chaos without a doubt as any government would be.
* Even in the millennial kingdom as Jesus rules there will be an organized government.
>> Isaiah 9:6--7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
>> Zechariah 14:9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one. --- He is Lord of lords and King of kings.