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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Angels

We know of angels, don't we? They were there in the beginning, are here now, and will share eternity with us.

Angels.

Movies have been made about them; books have been written about them; why, even t.v. has had programs about them.  Humans are basically fascinated with angels....their wings, the glow about them, their ability to appear at just the right moments.....

We need to be careful to base our understanding of angels on the written Living Word of God and nothing else, don't we? How quickly we are swept away in fantasy, allowing the stroke of a director's hand to dictate our theology on these beings.

The little that is shared in the Living Word is intriguing:
* Angels surround the Throne of the Living Holy God proclaiming continual praises
* Angels stand guard at the once entrance to the Garden of Eden
* Angels have various positions and responsibilities in the heavenlies
* Angels interact w/ humans as directed by God
* Angels can strike fear in the human heart, give timely messages or lead to safety
* Angels war against demons as directed by the Living Holy God
* Angels observe humans as they interact with their God

May we appreciate these other beings. May our focus remain on Jesus alone, the AUTHOR and FINISHER of our faith. May we join the angelic host of heaven in bowing down before and worshipping the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ our Savior.

Bowing and worshipping Jesus,
  Ele

(If you would like to know more about Jesus, please, ask someone you know who knows Jesus or I would also be very open to dialoging with you about Him.)

4 Comments:

Blogger Linda said...

I appreciate your careful explanation, Ele. You are so right! There's a lot of misinformation out there so thank you for that clarification.

May 5, 2010 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Ele Parrott said...

The Living Word is so helpful to us, isn't it, Linda? Always truth! Thank you for being a Truth-bearer as well!

May 5, 2010 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Isn't there something comforting about fighting angels?

May 5, 2010 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Ele Parrott said...

Depends on what side of the fight you're on! Yes, it IS comforting, Glenda. My favorite passage on warfaring angels in found in the book of Daniel, where Michael, the Archangel, heard the command of God to help Daniel, but was kept from being at Daniel's aid because he was busy fighting demons! "Lord, allow us to see as You see!"

May 6, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

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