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The Heavenly Spiritual Kingdom in Obedience to God (continued)

ANGELS HAVE  BEEN GIVEN MANY JOB FUNCTIONS

IN GOD'S PRESENCE

( Matthew 18:10 )  "See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

WORSHIPING

(Hebrews 1:6 )  And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, "Let all God's angels worship him."

REJOICING

(Job 38:7 )  while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?

EXECUTING GOD'S WILL

(Psalm 103:20 NIV) Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.
(Psalm 103:21 NIV) Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. 

ASSISTING AND PROTECTING BELIEVERS

(1 Kings 19:5 ) Then he lay down under the tree and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, "Get up and eat."
(Mat 4:11 ) Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. (Jesus)
(Heb 1:14 ) Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

AFFECTING THE AFFAIRS OF NATIONS

(Daniel 10:12 )  Then he continued, "Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.
(Daniel 10:13 )  But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.(Daniel 10:20 )  So he said, "Do you know why I have come to you? Soon I will return to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I go, the prince of Greece will come;
(Daniel 10:21 )  but first I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. (No one supports me against them except Michael, your prince.
(Daniel 12:1 )  "At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people--everyone whose name is found written in the book--will be delivered.

WATCHING OVER THE INTEREST OF CHURCHES

(1 Timothy 5:21 )  I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favouritism.

See also Revelation chapters 2 and 3

RELEASING PUNISHMENT ON HIS ENEMIES

(2 Samuel 24:16 NIV)  When the angel stretched out his hand to destroy Jerusalem, the LORD was grieved because of the calamity and said to the angel who was afflicting the people, "Enough! Withdraw your hand."
The angel of the LORD was then at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
(Acts 12:23 NIV)  Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.

EXTRAORDINARY ACTS

(Acts 12:7 NIV)  Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. "Quick, get up!" he said, and the chains fell off Peter's wrists.

AGENTS OF REVELATION

(Acts 7:53 NIV)  you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels but have not obeyed it."
(Galatians 3:19 )  What, then, was the purpose of the law? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator.

MESSENGERS FROM GOD

(Luke 1:19 NIV)  The angel answered, "I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news.
(Luke 1:26 )  In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,

 

 

 

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