Who are the Angels?
28 Dec 2002, Arthur Petrie
(Arthur Petrie is a visiting guest speaker)
"WHO ARE THE ANGELS"
Rev 5:11 The voice of many angels
Heb 12:22 Myriads of Angels
[Ed: What follows is a summary of the texts used when presenting this sermon, not the sermon notes themselves]
ANGELS ARE CREATED BEINGS
Ezek 28:14-15 "Lucifer was a created being"
MAN MADE A LITTLE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS
Heb 2:9 "Jesus made lower than the angels"
BOTH MAN & ANGELS WORSHIP GOD
1 Peter 3:22
THE ANGELS DO HIS SERVICE
THE LEADER OF THE ANGELS
1 Thess 4:16 "Michael the Archangel"
THE ANGELIC CHOIR
Ezek 28:13 "Before his fall Lucifer led the heavenly choir"
Isa 14:12-14 "How art thou falllen from heaven O Lucifer"
POWER OF ANGELS DEMONSTRATED
Acts 5:19 Opened the prison doors
Dan 62 Shut the lions mouths
Ps.34:7 Encamped round about them that fear Him
2 Kings 19:35 Smote in the camp of the Assyrians
ANGELS MINISTER TO JESUS
Matt 4:11 After the temptation
Luke 22:43 In Geethsemane
Matt28:2-7 An Angel called Jesus from the tomb
THE GATHERING OF THE ELECT
Matt 24:31 And He shall send his angels "The second comming"
WHAT ELSE DO THEY DO
Each one of us has a guardian Angel
A POEM IN CLOSING CALLED "REVERENCE"
I sat in church on the Sabbath day,
The people talked as loud
And showed as little reverence
As any wordly crowd.
Again I sat in that same church
But all was quiet now,
For in a casket up in front
Lay one with pallid brow.
And then I thought, how strange it is
That we so oft accord
More reverence to a man who's dead
Than to our living Lord.
If we could see with mortal eye
Bright angels there each day,
Our words would cease, then all could hear
What Jesus had to say.
It has been said that fools rush in
Where angels fear to tread;
We say we come to worship God,
And visit friends instead.
Oh, why not show more reverence
In this, Gods house of prayer,
And try to act as Christians should
When we assemble there.
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