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Summary: To show GOD is more than sufficient, and who are close to Him, He makes them wind and fire.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you have the "fire" to serve GOD? Are you fiery?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show GOD is more than sufficient, and who are close to Him, He makes them wind and fire.

IV. TEXT:

Hebrews 1:7 (The Message)

1:7 Regarding angels he says, The messengers are winds, the servants are tongues of fire.

Psalms 104:4 (The Message)

104:4 You commandeered winds as messengers, appointed fire and flame as ambassadors.

V. THESIS:

GOD has both winds and fire at His command.

VI. TITLE:

Angels are winds, servants are fire

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70

B. Style of writing: Best Greek style

C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos

D. Audience: Hebrew Christians

E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible

F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines

G. Keyword: better

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Angels are like winds

"Regarding angels he says, The messengers are winds,"

Like the winds, you see it's effect but you can't see the wind itself.

In the Greek, the word used is "spirits", meaning angels have no body and soul, just spirit or breath, breeze, vital principle, mental disposition, ghost, life, mind.

Hebrews 1:14 (Amplified Bible)

1:14 Are not the angels all ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation?

Psalms 103:20-21 (The Message)

103:20 So bless God, you angels, ready and able to fly at his bidding, quick to hear and do what he says.

103:21 Bless God, all you armies of angels, alert to respond to whatever he wills.

Daniel 7:10 (The Message)

7:10 A river of fire poured out of the throne. Thousands upon thousands served him, tens of thousands attended him. The courtroom was called to order, and the books were opened.

B. Servants are like fire

"the servants are tongues of fire."

In the Greek, it's more like, "blazing, fiery fire". Servants are worshipper of GOD, a public servant, functionary in the Temple. As a believer, we are ministers of GOD. If our GOD is a consuming fire, then we are flames of fire, in His Presence. The fire empowers the flames of fire.

Deuteronomy 4:24 (Amplified Bible)

4:24 For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

Isaiah 30:27 (Amplified Bible)

30:27 Behold, the Name of the Lord comes from afar, burning with His anger, and in thick, rising smoke. His lips are full of indignation, and His tongue is like a consuming fire.

IX. CONCLUSION:

GOD has both winds and fire at His command.

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