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The Angelic Realm
“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister xxxxxxx
for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”( Heb 1:14) xxxxxxxx
God is a God of order; whenever He creates something, He first establishes
an order in which the thing created will exist. Ten times in the first chapter
of Genesis while God was creating the various life forms that were to live
upon the earth He established an order of kind “after his kind.” In other
words each kind had the capacity and instruction to produce after its kind.
Whenever God organizes an order of things He uses that established order to
maintain the created entity. In all of nature we see order and systems as they
cooperatively interact with each other; lets consider some of God’s order. Notice
the “Earth’s Rotation Cycle,” the “Weather Cycle” and the “Water Cycle,” all
three are governed by mutually exclusive systems and yet they completely interact
with each other. Oceans evaporate and the wind carries the clouds that then
produce rain and snow upon the earth. High in the mountains the snow forms an
ice pack from which waters melt and flow all year long; over time the waters
naturally flow back into the oceans and the unending cycle continues.
Solomon wrote about the glory of these same cycles, “The sun also ariseth, and the sun
goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose . 6 The wind goeth toward the
south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind
returneth again according to his circuits . 7 All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is
not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again ” (Eccl
1:5-7). The point is that God is a God of order. He puts things in their order and He
then uses that same order to maintain or perpetuate His creation.
Likewise, there is an order that God has established in all living things. The order is not
determined based upon seniority; rather God establishes the order out of His sovereignty. For
example, grass, herbs, and fruit trees were the first living things that populated the face of the
earth. Nevertheless, they were not the apex of living things; instead, they became servants to
the next group of living things, which were whales, water creatures, and birds. In essence, the
concept behind the order of the first group was that they would become servants to second
group.
In our modern society we have little understanding of the whole concept of servitude. Since our
American, indeed much of the world’s history includes the whole repugnant episode involving
human slavery; we have come to look upon servitude with great deal of disdain. The Scriptures
seem to echo a loathing for the condition of slavery. It cannot be denied that the first biblical
occurrence of the word “servant” is expressed in a foul context. Notice Noah’s sharp words
over his second son’s child, “ Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his
brethren” (Gen 9:25). This should cause deep questions in our minds because our LORD Said,
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“whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant” (Matt 20:27). Clearly, we need
to learn about godly ordained servitude.
We will return to the issues
of servitude; but for now,
let’s revisit the concept of
order. Notice the order that
God has placed over all
living beings. We must start
with ( 1 ) the Divine family
known as God (Elohiym).
Since this family (multiple
beings in one group) never
had a beginning, the family
has always existed and is not
a created entity!
Consequently, the God
family is outside of the order
of living things and is,
“exalted far above all gods”
(Ps 97:9). The second group
is the angelic realm ( 2 ).
These beings were created
before the earth, “Where
wast thou when I laid the
foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding . . . When the morning stars sang
together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy ?” (Job 38:4-7). The third group is the human
realm ( 3 ) and the fourth group ( 4 ) is the animal, bird, and creature realm. Amazingly, the
Father ordered all of these realms to be ruled by the Messiah, “God also hath highly exalted
him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that
every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Phil 2:9-
11).
However, we must understand that the Messiah entered into the physical existence of the earth
at a level below the angelic realm (see ( A ) above)! He came as the son of man; therefore he
was situated in the human realm which is below the angelic realm, “Thou madest him a little
lower than the angels ” (Heb 2:7). Regardless of Jesus’ relatively low rank as part of the 3 rd
level realm, God performed a mighty work through the Messiah “being found in fashion as a
man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death , even the death of the cross” (Phil
2:8)! God continued His great works, “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from
the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places , 21 Far above all
(1) The God (Elohiym) Realm
(B) God raised Him from
the dead and set Him down
at His side!
This is merely
an implied limit;
however in reality
there are no
limits on God!
(2) The Angelic Realm
(A) Jesus came into the
Human Realm as a son of
man!
(3) The Human Realm
(4) Animals,
Birds, &
Creatures
Realm
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The Angelic Realm
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for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”( Heb 1:14) xxxxxxxx
principality and power, and might, and dominion , and every name that is named, not only in
this world, but also in that which is to come” (Eph 1:20-21). According to this passage, Jesus
was set far above the inhabitants the angelic realm. Essentially, Jesus was repositioned from the
3 rd level (Human Realm) beyond the 2 nd level (Angelic Realm) and into the 1 st level (God
Realm) see ( B ) above. He went beyond “principality and power and might and dominion;”
these four words are Old English terms that identify the various ranks within the angelic realm.
Do not miss this important concept; in essence, Jesus was a son of man who was born of God,
He was elevated into the Elohiym or God Realm! God set the Messiah far above the angels!
The Father totally bypassed the ( 2 ) angelic realm, “to which of the angels said he at any time,
Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?” (Heb 1:13).
What is the Bible narrative regarding the angelic realm? Long before the creation of the human
realm, there was an exalted being in the angelic realm who was not satisfied with his position in
the established order of things. He planned in his own heart to rebel against the Most High and
alter the established order to suit his personal desires, “For thou hast said in thine heart , I will
ascend into heaven , I will exalt my throne above the stars of God : I will sit also upon the
mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the
clouds; I will be like the most High . (Clearly this self willed satan wanted to readjust his
position in the order of things.) 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the
pit” (Isa 14:13-15). This rebellious angel who the Bible described as a “great red dragon,”
persuaded ⅓ of all of the Angelic Realm to join in his rebellion against God, “a great red
dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4 And his tail
drew the third part o f the stars of heaven, (angels) and did cast them to the earth ” (Rev 12:3-
4). In His pre-incarnate state Jesus was an eyewitness at the time that God put down satan’s
rebellion. During Jesus’ earthly ministry He sent out His disciples with authority over devils
(the demons) who are all fallen spirits from the angelic realm. Notice their reaction along with
Jesus’ response when the disciples returned to Him, “Lord, even the devils are subject unto us
through thy name . 18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven
(Luke 10:17-18). Jesus who had seen the quashing of the original rebellion gave His disciples
authority in His name to subjugate the demons.
All of God’s angels were aware of satan’s rebellion; which leads to the question, “What was the
reaction of those in the Angelic Realm to the rebellion?” For that matter, how has humanity
reacted to the rebellion? You will recall that the Biblical terms, “Principality and powers”
identify just a few of the various ranks within the Angelic Realm. Having those terms in mind,
let’s notice a hidden plan (or mystery) that God long ago established. He intended through His
plan that He would teach a lesson to men and to angels, “And to make all men see what is the
fellowship of the mystery , which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God , who
created all things by Jesus Christ: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers
in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 According
to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Eph 3:9-11). In essence,
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The Angelic Realm
“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister xxxxxxx
for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”( Heb 1:14) xxxxxxxx
God is revealing a hidden mystery through the auspices of the church; as the mystery unfolds
angels are getting an education about the “manifold wisdom of God!”
We need to understand the purpose of the angelic realm. The writer of one of the Psalms made
a clear statement regarding the relative position of angels. He wrote, “Who maketh his angels
spirits, his ministers a flaming fire” (Ps 104:4). The Hebrew word (sharath ) translated into the
English word “ministers” means to attend to one’s needs such as to serve or to wait upon
another. These angels of God are servants; yet they shimmer with might and appear as, “a
flame of fire!” The concept of a servant by Biblical standards is first established in the account
of Joseph. We see in the example of his position as a servant that there is a vast difference
between a slave and a servant! Joseph was sold to an Egyptian master named Potiphar, “And
Joseph found grace in his sight, and he served him: and he made him overseer over his house ,
and all that he had he put into his hand. 5 And it came to pass from the time that he had made
him overseer in his house , and over all that he had , that the LORD blessed the Egyptian's
house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the LORD was upon all that he had in the house,
and in the field (Gen 39:4-5). Joseph was a servant (sharath) to Potiphar. Yet, he was not a
slave; rather, a personal and financial steward over his master’s affairs. In this same sense, the
angelic realm was created by God to be servants to those who exist in the God Realm! God’s
purpose is clear, the angelic realm was created to serve the God Realm.
So who are these living beings known as angels? Let’s examine the purpose of these beings
from the 2 nd realm known as angels. We are scripturaly aware of one specific duty in which
they are involved. Jesus made an interesting statement regarding the angelic realm and the
harvest at the end of the age; He said concerning that harvest of mankind, “the tares are the
children of the wicked one; (fallen angels) 39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; (satan)
the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels ” (Matt 13:38-39).
Everybody say along with Jesus, “The reapers are the angels!”
Let’s take a close look at the Biblical commission of the angels. I am going to ask you to
literally turn to our next unambiguous scripture found in Heb 1:14; lets read some revelation
concerning angels, “Are they not all (All angels are placed in this category!) ministering spirits,
sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” (Heb 1:14). They are to
minister, the Greek word (diakonia) is not much of a difference from the Hebrew word,
(sharath). ‘Diakonia’ means a servant; the English word ‘deacon’ comes from this Greek word.
The Bible teaches that the first deacons were to minister or serve tables, “It is not reason that we
should leave the word of God, and serve (diakonia) tables” (Acts 6:2). Clearly, angels are
servants in the spirit realm. We should think of a servant in the same fashion in which a butler
or a maid would serve the master who owns a great mansion. We have already observed that
this is exactly how Joseph served in the house of his master; however his position was more of a
steward. Although angels were made for service, their service is not mundane, that is to say,
waiting earthly tables; their service is of a spiritual nature. So the point is that angels were
created to minister or serve.
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The Angelic Realm
“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister xxxxxxx
for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”( Heb 1:14) xxxxxxxx
Secondly, notice in verse fourteen of Hebrews one that they are “sent forth!” This means that
they were not created to decide, “to go,” on their own; an angel must be sent! The verse reads,
“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth. ” Everyone say, “they must be sent!” Angels
are “sent forth” for service, “to minister.” We know that angels reap a harvests and they must
be sent forth.
Next we need to make sure that we understand who the angels are supposed to serve, “Are they
not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation ? ” (Heb
1:14). Christians are inheritors of salvation (soteria) meaning deliverance, health, and
salvation. Obviously, the angels were created and sent forth to be servants for us with regards
to deliverance, health, and salvation!
Angels are servants sent to help Christians! Now, I know that this concept may be difficult
because you most likely have never even seen your own personal spirit servant! Nevertheless,
your angel does exist and is probably listening to me or observing you as you read my words at
this very moment! I also know that we all can get a little nervous when we begin to consider
that we actually have angels working for us. We understand that God has given His angels
charge over us; we comprehend that they are supernatural agents who protect us. However, and
pay close attention to this concept; we have the power to put these angels to work for us!
Angels do not direct us; we are supposed to be directing them. Notice the example of Abraham,
who is our father in the faith. When Abraham sent Eliezer to find a wife for Isaac he said of
God, “he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence”
(Gen 24:7). Abraham prayed to God who sent an angel with Eliezer. Notice Eliezer’s account
of Abraham’s commission, “The LORD, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee,
and prosper thy way” (Gen 24:40). Abraham’s message to Eliezer was certainly without any
possibility of doubt! He acknowledged with complete confidence (faith) that God would send
an angel!
We observed that Jesus alluded to the fact that the angels are the reapers which means those
workers involved in the harvest. Next we saw the scriptures that explained that they are
ministers (servants) for those born of God (Christians) . Now let me ask you a question, “Do
you have anything that you need to be harvesting that is at all associated with your salvation?”
Do you have need of a healing, a promotion, a personal
deliverance or for someone in your family to be
delivered? The angels are servants sent forth to help us
bring in these various harvests! The angels are here to
minister on our behalf!
Clearly, Jesus is our example; “ as he is , so are we in
this world (1 John 4:17). Paul said, “Be ye followers
of
me , even as I also am of Christ (1 Cor 11:1).
Therefore it is important that we carefully observe and
realize that Jesus ministered not only as the Son of God
but
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also as the Son of man. The same spirit that was on him is in us! We encounter the same Holy
Spirit that He experienced. Now let’s notice some specifics surrounding Jesus’ temptation at
the end of a forty day fast. The devil said, “All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall
down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve” (Matt 4:9-10). Now
carefully observe what happened next, “Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came
and ministered unto him ” (Matt 4:11). From this example we learn that before we reap any
harvest originating in the spiritual realm we must first resist the enemy. Once the devil left,
“behold, angels came and ministered unto him ” (Matt 4:11). In essence, the angels
strengthened Jesus; keep this strengthening in mind. Remember also that the angels must be
“sent;” they will not do anything on their own. Therefore, either the father sent them at that
moment or Jesus must have understood the operation of His supernatural assistants and called
them forth on His own! He might have said, “Father, I need you to send help to lift me up!” or
simply, “Come, help me!” In either case Jesus summoned the help and the angels immediately
ministered unto Him.
Let’s look at another powerful instance where the service and ministering of an angel is
observable in scripture, “In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto
Daniel , (The context of the passage is that Daniel obtained a harvest of revelation.) whose
name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he
understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision. 2 In those days I Daniel was
mourning three full weeks. 3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth,
neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled” (Dan 10:1-3). Keep in
mind the entire episode took place in support of Daniel’s revelation.
The story continues, “And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side
of the great river, which is Hiddekel; 5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold
(Here we begin an angelic description.) a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded
with fine gold of Uphaz: 6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of
lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished
brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. 7 And I Daniel alone saw the
vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so
that they fled to hide themselves” (Dan 10:4-7). Only Daniel saw the vision because the angel
dispatched with the vision had been sent only to Daniel. When the men fled away, “I was left
alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me : for my comeliness was
turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength. 9 Yet heard I the voice of his words :
and when I heard the voice of his words , then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face
toward the ground. 10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon
the palms of my hands. 11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand
the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent (Here we have
a confirmation of our description from Hebrews; Daniel’s angel was sent! ) And when he had
spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. 12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for
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“Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister xxxxxxx
for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”( Heb 1:14) xxxxxxxx
from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand , (Understanding is key here;
Daniel had set his heart to get understanding. Remember from verse 1, the whole purpose for
Daniel’s fast was that he might obtain revelation; The passage starts as Daniel claims that “a
thing was revealed ” to him.) and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard
(Daniel’s words were heard from the first day that he cried out to God. The next sentence might
be the most powerful in this section!) , and I am come for thy words . ” (Dan 10:8-18) The angel
was sent forth because of Daniel’s request for understanding; essentially, the angel came to
Daniel because of his “words!”
Now let’s get our bearings here! Daniel had been asking specifically for a revelation, “In the
third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel. ” We know that he had
been asking because the angel told him, “ and I am come for thy words . ” Jesus taught us this
same idea, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name , I will do it” (John 14:14). Since the angels
are servants of Jesus delivering whatever we ask, our words are essentially dispatch angels. In
the context of our study, we need to realize that when the angel showed up with revelation,
Daniel essentially reaped a harvest of revelation and understanding!
We will continue; however, we must remember that the angel told Daniel that from the
beginning of Daniel’s words the angel had been sent with the harvest that Daniel had requested!
The Apostle James who is Jesus’ brother may perhaps have had a more detailed experience with
our LORD . James taught us to ask for wisdom, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God”
(James 1:5); later James told us that we need to ask for healing, “Is any sick among you? let him
call for the elders of the church; and let them pray (Which means to ask!) over him, anointing
him with oil in the name of the Lord : 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the
Lord shall raise him up” (James 5:14-15). James also told us earlier in his book, “yet ye have
not, because ye ask not ” (James 4:2). We need to understand that whenever we ask in the name
of the LORD we are essentially dispatching angels! According to James, the content of our
package dispatched from God and delivered by angels is not of any significance: it might be
healing; it might be wisdom; it might be prosperity. The content of the package is not the issue
of importance.
Now before we return to Daniel’s story we must remember with whom we contend, “For 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” (Eph 6:12).
We have earlier observed that “principality and powers” identify two of the specific ranks
within the Angelic Realm. Daniel continues, “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia (This
being was a fallen angel who fell with satan during his rebellion and was of the “ princ ipality”
rank.) withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to
help me” (Dan 10: 13). Last week we learned that the Old Testament examples are for our
learning, “all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our
admonition , upon whom the ends of the world are come ” (1 Cor 10:11). The point is that
Daniel did not understand what was happening in the spirit realm; if he had known, he could
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have shortened his twenty-one day waiting period! In essence, sons of God on the earth can call
for more helpers when they recognize that there has been a delay of their requests!
Finally, Daniel’s harvest of revelation, “14 Now I am come to make thee understand what
shall befall thy people in the latter days: (Here the angel comes with the actual revelation.) for
yet the vision is for many days. 15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face
toward the ground, and I became dumb. 16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of
men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before
me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway
there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me. 18 Then there came again
and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me. 19 And said, O man
greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong (Here we find the angel
is ministering by speaking strength into Daniel) . And when he had spoken unto me, I was
strengthened , (Notice that strengthening came at the word of the angel.) and said, Let my lord
speak; for thou hast strengthened me. (It was the angel’s speech that caused Daniel to be
weakened in the first place; now the angel’s words strengthened him.) 20 Then said he,
Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? (In other words the angel said, “Do you know why I
am here?”) and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth,
lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. 21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture
of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince ” (Dan
10:8-21)!
(Here Daniel gets a revelation that there is a specific prince that was assigned to him in order
that he could accomplish his mission. The point for us to grasp is that there is a specific angel
appointed for every assignment that we have been or will be given by God! In the same fashion,
angels are assigned to assist the Church in its collective and individual purposes! Angels are
servants sent here to uphold and assist in the purposes of God on the earth. God releases these
beings to minister and strengthen His servants in order that they may accomplish His work!
Get
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the realization that we are not involved in mere earthly endeavors; there is an active
warfare in the angelic realm!)
Lets find a biblical example of an individual who understood his
assignment. Notice Joshua at the time that he was getting ready to go
into a spiritual battle, “And it came to pass, when Joshua was by
Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there
stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his
hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou
for us, or for our adversaries? 14 And he said, Nay; but as
captain of the host of the LORD” (Josh 5:13-14). Now let’s get a
clearer idea of that dialogue; Joshua asks, “Art thou for us, or for
our adversaries?” And the powerful being answerd, “Nay!” He was
essentially saying, “I am not on your side and I am not on the side of
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your enemy; I am the captain of the army of the LORD! My purposes are the LORD ’s purposes.
I am not on your side; I am on God’s side! If you get on God’s side, I will fight for you, if not
you will lose. It is nothing personal, I have simply been designed to accomplish God’s
purposes!”
The concept of an angel serving the purposes of God is confirmed in another instance where
God spoke to Moses, “Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to
bring thee into the place which I have prepared. (The angel’s mission was to safely deliver the
children of Israel to the place God wanted.) 21 Beware of him , and obey his voice, provoke
him not ; for he will not pardon your transgressions : for my name is in him . 22 But if thou
shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak ; (Notice that the angel is the voice;
however, the words are the LORD ’s words.) then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an
adversary unto thine adversaries. 23 For mine Angel shall go before thee , and bring thee in
unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hivites, and
the Jebusites: and I will cut them off” (Ex 23:20-23). Now we can more clearly understand the
dialogue, “Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?” “No!” The angels’ purposes always support
the LORD’s purposes! We only need to discover the LORD’s purposes.
Now we must review a New Testament story from which we can glean the concept of angels
being sent to accomplish God’s purposes. Notice Luke’s account, “And a certain centurion's
servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. 3 And when he heard of Jesus, he
sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. 4
And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for
whom he should do this : 5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. 6 Then
Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends
to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter
under my roof: 7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee : but say in a
word , and my servant shall be healed. 8 For I also am a man set under authority , having under
me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh ; and
to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it . 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him ,
and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not
found so great faith , no, not in Israel” (Luke 7:2-9).
With this understanding that angels are sent in response to the word of God and for His
purposes, notice the psalm which says, “Bless the LORD, ye his angels , that excel in strength,
that do his commandments , (God’s purposes) hearkening unto the voice of his word . 21 Bless
ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure (Ps 103:20-21). The
angels hearken not to the word of God but, “ unto the voice of his word! ” Notice the concept
that the angels are spirit and therefore voice activated; they hearken to the voice of his word!
Jesus said, “the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit , and they are life” (John 6:63). The
point is that angels hearken to the voice of His word! If my voice speaks the words of Jesus,
which are spirit, the angels hear the voice of his word! It does not make any difference who
would be speaking His word; they hearken to the voice of his word! If my mouth or yours
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speaks God’s word the resonance in the ears of the angels is the same; they will react!
Everyone, say, “The angels are voice activated!”
Another psalm records, “God hath spoken once ; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth
unto God” (Ps 62:11). In this passage God spoke merely once; the question is, “Why did the
psalmist hear it twice?” Because the second time he heard it, was when God’s word was spoken
out of his own mouth! Now we can understand how God upholds all things “by the word of his
power” (Heb 1:3). When the angels hear the second voice of his word, they essentially say, “I
hear the voice of his word, its time to go to work!”
Here is an example of a word that God spoke once and I have heard at least twice. God’s word
has spoken, “and with his stripes we are healed” (Isa 53:5); and I said in faith concerning my
thyroid which the doctors claimed had already become “graves disease” “and with his stripes
we are healed.” The angelic realm moved, they arrested my overactive thyroid and it began to
operate properly; and I received my harvest of healing. The concept is that whatever promises
we can find within God’s word and speak a second time, the angels must hearken, “ unto the
voice of his word ” (Psalm 103:21). Isn’t it interesting, the name, “graves disease?” Thank God
that no grave can hold me; I have been set free from the law of sin and death!
Someone probably is thinking, “I just don’t feel comfortable at the idea of commanding the
angels!” Beside that, doesn’t the scripture say, “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and
the son of man, that thou visitest
him? 5 For thou hast made him
a little lower than the angels
(Ps 8:4-5). Therefore since man
is lower than the angels how can
mere human beings even begin
to think that they can command
the angels?
The answer is two-fold. First
lets study that verse more
carefully. Notice the Hebrew
word for “angels” is ('elohiym)
meaning “gods.” Notice the
little “g” in the passage, “I have
said, Ye are g o ds; and all of you
are children of the most High”
(Ps 82:6). But this is even more
confusing because the New
Testament says, “Thou madest
him a little lower than the
angels” (Heb 2:7) and that word
( A ) The God (Elohiym) Realm restored to
Adam’s original state! Since Jesus’
resurrection, the realm includes Born-Again
Christians!
The Angelic Realm
( B ) The Unregenerate Human Realm
Animals,
Birds, &
Creatures
Realm
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God’s Divine Order of Living Creatures
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(aggelos) clearly means angels. So does mankind exist above or below the angels? The simple
answer lies in the important designation, “in Christ.” Those without Jesus are unregenerate as
we were in the past, “at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth
of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the
world ” (Eph 2:12) (See ( B ) below). On the other hand, if you are Christ’s then, “ye are risen
with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead” (Col
2:12). If we have been raised with him where does that put us? The answer, “when he raised
him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places , 21 Far above all
principality, and power, and might, and dominion , and every name that is named, not only in
this world, but also in that which is to come” (Eph 1:20-21). That same book says in the very
next chapter, “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ , (by
grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly
places in Christ Jesus ” (Eph 2:5-6). We have been raised to sit together in heavenly places
with Christ far above all principalities! (See ( A ) above right). Now notice, Psalm 8:5 correctly
claims that man was made, “a little lower than the angels” (See ( B ) above right.) the next verse
explains, “and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 6 Thou madest him to have dominion
over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet (Ps 8:6). Man is intended
to be elevated!
Those who are Born of God live in a drastically altered realm of existence, “But as many as
received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God , even to them that believe on
his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man,
but of God” (John 1:12-13)! Angels serve us because we are Sons of God!
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