Summary: To show that angels are sent out by the LORD JESUS to serve those who inherited salvation.
Do you have GOD's angels ministering you?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that angels are sent out by the LORD JESUS to serve those who inherited salvation.
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?
JESUS sends His angels to serve us.
Angels ministering spirits
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. JESUS sent out ministering spirits called angels
"Are not the angels all ministering spirits (servants)"
Spirit means: (Greek word: pneuma)
1. a movement of air (a gentle blast)
1a) of the wind, hence the wind itself
1b) breath of nostrils or mouth
2. a spirit higher than man but lower than God, i.e. an angel
2c) used of demons, or evil spirits, who were conceived as inhabiting the bodies of men
3. a spirit, i.e. a simple essence, devoid of all or at least all grosser matter, and possessed of the power of knowing, desiring, deciding, and acting.
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.
Matthew 18:10 (The Message)
18:10 "Watch that you don't treat a single one of these childlike believers arrogantly. You realize, don't you, that their personal angels are constantly in touch with my Father in heaven?
Angels are ministering spirits that was sent out by the LORD JESUS. They minister before JESUS night and day.
B. JESUS sent out angels to serve those who inherit salvation
"sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation?"
1. Angels means: (Hebrew word: malak) (Greek word: angelos)
a. From an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically of God, that is, an angel (Hebrew, Old Testament)
b. a messenger, envoy, one who is sent, an angel, a messenger from God (Greek: New Testament)
2. Examples of angels serving those who inherited salvation:
a. Sent out to serve Lot
Genesis 19:15-16 (Amplified Bible)
19:15 When morning came, the angels urged Lot to hurry, saying, Arise, take your wife and two daughters who are here [and be off], lest you [too] be consumed and swept away in the iniquity and punishment of the city.