Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Angels, 26of27


~ The Purpose and Mission of Angels ~ 

Angels Were Created by God to Do His Work  ~   “The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all.  Bless the Lord, you His angels, mighty in strength, who perform His word, obeying the voice of His word!  Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, you who serve Him, doing His will.  Bless the Lord, all you works of His, in all places of His dominion; Bless the Lord, O my soul!” (Psalm 103:19-22, nasu).

Angels Obey God’s Word  ~  “Bless the Lord, you His angels, mighty in strength, who perform His word, obeying the voice of His word!” (Psalm 103:20).

Angels Accomplish Assigned Tasks  ~  “Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, you who serve Him, doing His will” (Psalm 103:21).

Angels Fulfill Carry Out God’s Will  ~  “Bless the Lord, all you His hosts, you who serve Him, doing His will(Psalm 103:21).

Angels Were Created to Glorify God   ~  “The four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within.  And they do not rest day or night, saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!’” (Revelation 4:8).

Angels Were Created to Worship God   ~  “But when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says: ‘Let all the angels of God worship Him’” (Hebrews 1:6). 

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Angels, 25of27


~ Descriptions of Holy Angels ~ 

Angels Are Messengers  ~  First, we should note that the word “angel” has the meaning of messenger in both Hebrew and Greek.  A messenger is an agent working for another. 

Angels Are Mighty Ones  ~  Praise the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His bidding, who obey His word.  Praise the Lord, all His heavenly hosts, You His servants who do His will” (Psalm 103:20-21). 

Angels Are Servants  ~  Praise the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His bidding, who obey His word.  Praise the Lord, all His heavenly hosts, You His servants who do His will” (Psalm 103:20-21). 

Angels Are Ministering Spirits  ~  But to which of the angels has He ever said:Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool’?  Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:13-14). 

Angels Are God’s Supervisors  ~  This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers and the decision is a command of the holy ones, in order that the living may know that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, and bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men” (Daniel 4:17, also see Jeremiah 4:14-16).

Angels Are Military Hosts  ~   Praise the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His bidding, who obey His word.  Praise the Lord, all His heavenly hosts, You His servants who do His will” (Psalm 103:20-21, also see Genesis 2:1). 

Angels Are Sons of the Mighty  ~  “For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord?  Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord?” (Psalm 89:6).

Angels Are Described as Chariots  ~  The chariots of God are myriads, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them as at Sinai, in holiness” (Psalm 68:17).

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Christian Action, 12of39


~ Devote Yourself to Others ~

Series Note  ~  In just the single chapter of Romans 12 the Apostle Paul gave believers a list of 39 things which are part of the Christian life which pleases God.  This chapter is crying out saying, “If you name Jesus Christ as your Savior then please act like a Christian!  It is Paul’s “To Do List” for us.  The key principle is that while you and I cannot change God’s character (who He really is) we have the clear potential to damage His reputation (what others think He is). 

Scripture to Meditate On  ~  Be kindly affectionate to one another” (Romans 12:10a).  

Comment  ~  To be kindly affectionate to one another one must be proactive.  It takes intentionality, resolve, and persistence.  But, it is a clear commandment to each and every Christian. 

Related Passages  ~  Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you [a very tall order], that you also love one another.  By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).

~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW

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