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Angels

Jesus spoke about angels on several occasions throughout the Gospels, highlighting their role and activities in relation to God’s kingdom and human affairs. Here are a few key verses from the Bible that capture some of what Jesus said about angels:

  1. Protection and Care: In Matthew 18:10, Jesus mentions the protective role of angels over little ones (children), emphasizing their value in God’s eyes: “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.”
  2. Angelic Rejoicing: In Luke 15:10, Jesus describes the joy that angels experience over one sinner who repents: “Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
  3. End Times and Judgment: In Matthew 24:31, Jesus discusses the role of angels in the end times, particularly in gathering His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other: “And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
  4. Jesus’ Resurrection: In Matthew 28:2-5, angels announce Jesus’ resurrection to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, demonstrating their role in significant events and as messengers of God’s actions: “And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. […] The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.'”
  5. Angelic Power and Jesus’ Authority: In Matthew 26:53, Jesus mentions that He could ask His Father to provide more than twelve legions of angels to defend Him from arrest, showcasing the power of angels and Jesus’ authority over them: “Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?”

Three Takeaways:

  1. Angels are Protectors and Observers: Jesus’ teachings reveal that angels are closely watching over individuals, especially the vulnerable, and they are actively involved in the spiritual realm to protect and care for those who are part of God’s kingdom.
  2. Angels Rejoice in Salvation: The salvation of a single soul brings joy to the angels in heaven, highlighting the value of repentance and the rejoicing in heaven over the redemption of humanity.
  3. Angels are Integral to God’s Plan: Jesus’ words show that angels are key participants in the unfolding of God’s plan, from announcing significant events like the Resurrection to playing a role in the end times. They are powerful beings subject to Christ’s authority, ready to act at His command.

Author

  • Greg Gaines

    Father / Grandfather / Minister / Missionary / Deacon / Elder / Author / Digital Missionary / Foster Parents / Welcome to our Family https://jesusleadershiptraining.com/about-us/

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