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Angels and Demons. The Names of Angels. mal'ak angelos sons of God holy ones watchers spirits the assembly the heavenly host. The Nature of Angels. They are created beings.

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Angels and demons

Angels and Demons


The names of angels

The Names of Angels

mal'ak

angelos

sons of God

holy ones

watchers

spirits

the assembly

the heavenly host


The nature of angels

The Nature of Angels

  • They are created beings

Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts! …Let them praise the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created.

Psalm 148:2,5


The nature of angels1

The Nature of Angels

  • They are created beings

For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.

Colossians 1:16


The nature of angels2

The Nature of Angels

  • They are created beings

"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, Who set its measurements?... Or who laid its cornerstone, When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy?"

Job 38:4-7


The nature of angels3

The Nature of Angels

  • They are created beings

"For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven."

Matthew 22:30


The nature of angels4

The Nature of Angels

  • They are created beings

  • They do not marry


The nature of angels5

The Nature of Angels

  • They are created beings

  • They do not marry

  • They are incredibly numerous


The nature of angels6

The Nature of Angels

  • They are created beings

  • They do not marry

  • They are incredibly numerous

  • They are immortal

"for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels…" Luke 20:36


The nature of angels7

The Nature of Angels

  • They are spiritual beings

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14


The nature of angels8

The Nature of Angels

  • They are spiritual beings

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12


The nature of angels9

The Nature of Angels

  • They are spiritual beings

    …but not omnipresent


The nature of angels10

The Nature of Angels

  • They are spiritual beings

    …but not omnipresent

  • They are very powerful

And the Lord sent an angel who destroyed every mighty warrior, commander and officer in the camp of the king of Assyria…

2 Chronicles 32:21


The nature of angels11

The Nature of Angels

  • They are spiritual beings

    …but not omnipresent

  • They are very powerful

    …but not omnipotent


The nature of angels12

The Nature of Angels

  • They have great knowledge

    …but not omniscient

It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look.

1 Peter 1:12


The nature of angels13

The Nature of Angels

  • They have great knowledge

    …but not omniscient

  • They are moral beings with capacity for independent choice


The nature of angels14

The Nature of Angels

  • They have great knowledge

    …but not omniscient

  • They are moral beings with capacity for independent choice

  • There are multiple types:

    • Archangel Jude 9, 1 Thess 4:16

    • Cherubim Ezekiel 1, 28

    • Seraphim Isaiah 6


The work of angels

The Work of Angels

  • Worship God Job 38:7; Rev 5

  • Serve God

    • Deliver divine messages


The work of angels1

The Work of Angels

  • Worship God Job 38:7; Rev 5

  • Serve God

    • Deliver divine messages

    • Interact with Nations - protect and judge

    • Ministered to Jesus Christ

    • Minister to believers


The work of angels2

The Work of Angels

Angelic Ministry to believers

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

Hebrews 1:14


The work of angels3

The Work of Angels

Angelic Ministry to believers

  • Physically protect God's people

The king of Aram sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:14-17


The work of angels4

The Work of Angels

Angelic Ministry to believers

  • Physically protect God's people

  • Encourage God's people - Paul in Acts 27


The work of angels5

The Work of Angels

Angelic Ministry to believers

  • Physically protect God's people

  • Encourage God's people - Paul in Acts 27

  • Physically provide for God's people - Elijah in 1 Kings 19


The work of angels6

The Work of Angels

Angelic Ministry to believers

  • Physically protect God's people

  • Encourage God's people - Paul in Acts 27

  • Physically provide for God's people - Elijah in 1 Kings 19

  • Lead our spirits to heaven after death - Luke 16


What about fallen angels

What about Fallen Angels?


The nature of demons

The Nature of Demons

  • Were created "good" - Gen 1:31

  • Simply good angels turned bad through sin

  • Identical to angels in nature and powers


The fall of demons

The Fall of Demons

  • When?

    • After Genesis 1:31

God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Genesis 1:31


The fall of demons1

The Fall of Demons

  • When?

    • After Genesis 1:31

    • Before Genesis 3


The fall of demons2

The Fall of Demons

  • When?

  • How?

Ezekiel 28:12-15

Thus says the Lord God, "You had the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering…. You were the anointed cherub who covers, And I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created Until unrighteousness was found in you."


The fall of demons3

The Fall of Demons

  • When?

  • How?

Ezekiel 28:17

"Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom by reason of your splendor."


The fall of demons4

The Fall of Demons

  • When?

  • How?

  • Result?

"….Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels"

Matthew 25:41


The activity of demons

The Activity of Demons

Satan's chief goal is to establish his own counterfeit kingdom in opposition to God's kingdom.


The activity of demons1

The Activity of Demons

  • Enslave the human race

  • Attack God's people

    • Through deception

"You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies."John 8:44


The activity of demons2

The Activity of Demons

  • Enslave the human race

  • Attack God's people

    • Through deception

    • Through temptation

    • Through divisiveness

    • Through persecution

"…Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days…" Revelation 2:10


The activity of demons3

The Activity of Demons

  • Enslave the human race

  • Attack God's people

    • Through deception

    • Through temptation

    • Through divisiveness

    • Through persecution


Impl ications for hebrews

Implications for Hebrews

  • Hebrews 1:3-6

    Jesus must be truly awesome

  • Hebrews 1:14

    We must really matter to God

  • Hebrews 2:5-8

    We ought to be shocked at the destiny God has for us


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