ABOUT ANGELS 4

“For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works” (Matt. 16:27).

Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. 31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living (Matt. 22:29-32).

 ANGELS CAN STRIKE PEOPLE WITH BLINDNESS

Gen. 19:1-11—And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; 2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. 3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. 4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: 5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. 6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, 7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. 8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof. 9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door. 10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door. 11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

 CAN STRIKE PEOPLE WITH SICKNESS: 

Acts 12:21-23—And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.  And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.  And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

 CAN HEAL PEOPLE INSTANTLY

John 5:2-4—Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.

 CAN GIVE PEOPLE EXTRAORDINARY PHYSICAL ABILITY: 

1 Kings 19:2-8—Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time. 3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there. 4 But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. 5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. 6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again. 7 And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee. 8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

 ANGELS HAVE POWER OVER ANIMALS:

Dan. 6:22—My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.

WHO IS LUCIFER IN ISAIAH 14, AND WHO IS THE KING OF TYRE?

Isaiah 14:12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

OT: Hebrew #1966 heylel (hay-lale’); from OT:1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star:

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THE FALL OF BELSHAZZAR

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Isaiah Chapter 14 contains great prophecies of the destruction of the Babylonian Empire and the restoration of God’s people Israel to their land.  It is quite possible that the chapter also contains prophecies that would find ultimate fulfillment in the New Testament, in the Lord’s Church, which is spiritual Israel (Gal 6:15-16; Heb. 12:22-23).  But there are several verses that explicitly foretell God’s judgment of one of the kings of Babylon, who was Belshazzar.  Isaiah 14:4-6 says, “That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.”

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QUESTIONS ABOUT LUCIFER

  1. Who is the ‘burden’ against in Isaiah chapter 13?
  2. Who does the ‘burden’ continue to be against in Isaiah 13:19?
  3. Whom does the Lord promise to give to in Isaiah 14:1-4?
  4. Who is the parable against beginning in Isaiah 14:5?
  5. Who is the parable against in Isaiah 14:5-11?
  6. What does the Lord say is going to happen to Babylon in Isaiah 14:4-5?
  7. In Isaiah 14:6, who was it that rules the nations in anger?
  8. In Isaiah 14:7, is the reason for the earth being at rest found in verse 5?
  9. If God broke the staff of the wicked and the scepter of the rulers, how much power would they have left (Isaiah 14:5)?
  10. Who are the fir trees and cedar trees in this parable?
  11. Who was the ‘feller’ that came up against the fir trees and the cedar trees (Isaiah 14:8))?
  12. In this parable in Isaiah 14:9, whom did Hell meet?
  13. According to Daniel chapter 5, who was the king of Babylon when this destruction took place?
  14. Who are the ones the king speaking to in Isaiah 14:10?
  15. Who has become like one of the ones in the earth who were treated so cruelly under Babylon’s rule (Isaiah 14:10)?
  16. Whose pomp was brought down to the grave in Isaiah 14:11?
  17. In this context, who is the Lucifer, who has fallen from heaven (Isaiah 14:12)?
  18. What did the King of Babylon imagine that he could do according to Isaiah 14:13-14?
  19. According to Isaiah 14:15-16, did the ones who looked on this person identify him as an evil spirit or a man?
  20. Was a prophecy in Isaiah 14:19-20 against an evil spirit or against a man?
  21. In Isaiah 14:20, who did the Lord promise would not be put into a grave?
  22. Does Isaiah 14:11 say that the King of Babylon would be brought down to the grave, or did he say the “pomp” in the noise of the viols of the King of Babylon would be brought down to the grave?
  23. In Isaiah 14:22, who does the Lord promise to destroy again?
  24. According to history, which city was destroyed and not rebuilt (Isaiah 14:23)?
  25. Which city did the Lord promise to destroy in Isaiah 13:20-22?

ABOUT ANGELS – Part 3

 

ANGELS CAN FLY BUT THEY DON’T HAVE WINGS

Dan. 9:21—Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.

ANGELS ARE GREATER THAN ANY HUMAN, EVEN GOVERNMENTS OR RULERS

2 Pet. 2:10-11—But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. 11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power (2479. ischus, is-khoos’; from a der. of  is (2479. Ischus  – force ; from 2192  echo – ability) and might (1411. dunamis, doo’-nam-is; from G1410; force (lit. or fig.); spec. miraculous power), bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

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