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Angels - Part 1

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August 18, 2021 8:00 am

Angels - Part 1

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Welcome to this edition of PowerPoint with Jack ran a little later in the program will tell you how you can get Dr. Graham's book 1st hears his message Angel like you to take your Bibles turn to Hebrews chapter 1 Hebrews chapter 1 verses 69 and again when he brings the firstborn into the world. He says let all God's angels worship him are the angels.

He says he makes his angels when and his ministers again.

Angels of flame of fire, but of the son he says your throne of God is forever and ever, the scepter of right uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.

You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness more than your companions are beyond your companions that speaking of Christ. It was joy of the oil of gladness means leaping for joy Jesus was full of light and joy, and the focus always is up on him of you. Oh God, your throne is forever. I will remind you that angels exist as we exist to exalt our God to worship our God not been telling you for number of years that there is an unseen invisible world all around us of the physical world.

The tangible world is temporal and is passing away the unseen invisible world is more real than what we see in the unseen world dramatically dynamically influences the sea world and all around us is around a supernatural dimension the kingdom of God and in this realm. There are angels there are demon spirits who are fallen angels, and certainly there is Satan. But above all, an overall is God himself who governs the universe. You might ask the question why would I study angels that it may seem like a kind of fringe topic and there's a lot of craziness and bizarre things that about the supernatural and angels and and all the rest, but the reason we do it is because when we understand the mission of Angel. We understand better God's sovereign control of the universe and of our lives. We study angels and who they really are, what they do and why it matters.

We grow in our death and understanding of who God is great, his Majesty, his glory because angels are worshipers.

Angels are witnesses and angels are warriors, mighty warriors weapons in the hands of mighty God.

Now if you want a theological definition of angels and for all the theological types, which should include all of us. We all should study theology that's the Bible but there's a great theologian by the name of John Calvin of yesteryear, and here's what Calvin said if you want a theological definition of angels and who they are. The angels are the dispensers and administrators a divine blessing. They regard our safety undertake our defense direct our ways and exercise a constant. Here's a word solicitude that no evil befall angels who are, what do they do are they here right now.

I said they are worshipers there witnesses they are warriors less look at angels as worshipers. The angels let all of God's angels worship him. Hebrews 16 24 seven 365 from eternity past eternity present an eternity future.

The angels are exalting Christ extolling the greatness of the glory of God. We all need to remember that angels are created beings created by God.

Colossians 116 tells us of the creation. For by him all things were created in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, and of course the angels would be included in the invisible realm, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities all things were created through him and for him.

So angels were not born.

Neither do they die and that since the angels are immortal and their purpose.

First and foremost is to offer an endless and eternal praise to God. Let all the angels worship him the angels this very moment are celebrating around the throne of God. Where do angels live well they interact in the earth, but their primary home.

Their home base is the throne of God. The heaven of the heavens, they are immortal.

They were created in eternity past Job 38 verses four through seven gives us a hint as to when they were created.

Job is arguing with God about his own circumstances and is his pride in showing and so God calls them out in Job 38 verse four and seven verses four and seven. Where were you got asked when I laid the foundation of the earth. Tell me if you have understanding and who determined this measurement surely you know insert sarcasm there or who stretched the line upon it or what were the basis soccer who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars. That's an angel reference when the MorningStar not physical stars but the stars of heaven. These angelic beings sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy, sons of God. Angel and this of course speaks of an angel choir angelic hosts of praise worshipers offering in their praise and glory to God and therefore they remind us of our need to worship God. I'm inspired by these angels and motivated to sing with the Angels and adoration and in celebration of our God. Did you know the New Testament tells us that angels observe us in our worship.

I wonder what they observed when they observed you and your worship must be amazed that some of us because they know we know the truth about Jesus Christ and yet we offer no exuberant praise are elevated. Praise to him.

When we praise God we are preparing for heaven and one day we will join the angel chorus and the Angel band is celebrating our God and his glory forever. We get a glimpse of this glory in Isaiah chapter 6, which is a key passage about angels in the Bible and there's an entire chapter on this one. In the book, but this is when Isaiah the prophet is broken hearted because King you desire. The great king of Israel has died and that was a time of uncertainty for Israel.

They didn't know the future of their country. There was an absence of leadership in and that the king had died and yet the King of heaven… And Isaiah went to the temple to seek answers and solutions for the problems of his time and when he was there he was given a vision of the glory of God and in verse one we read this put it up there in the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and lifted up sitting on a throne and the train of his robe filled the temple and above him stood the seraphim of the therapy are in angelic right angels are ranked and organized. Each had six wings. Here's a reference to angel wings were not certain that the wings are symbolic or actual wings.

But in this case the wings are representative with two he covered his face till he covered his feet, and with two he flew, and thus the reference to angels flying and they are crying out according to the Scripture, holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty Lord of hosts in the whole earth is full of his glory, and so we see behind-the-scenes beyond the earth. These Angel beings worshiping God and declaring his glory again when we do that, we also hear the brush of Angel wings. The angels are immortal. The angels are innumerable, innumerable, how many angels exist.

We don't really know what we do know is, according to Daniel 710 that a stream of fire issued and came up from before him, and thousands and thousands serve him, that's the angels, and 10,000×10,000 stood before him in the court setting judgment of the books were opened.

Thousands upon thousands and tens of thousands upon tens of thousands, Marion of angels million of angels. This reference would be like saying if someone ask you how many stars you would just say all I don't billion. The reference here is an innumerable host in the heavens and on the earth of these Angel beings. They they are gloriously beautiful magnificent room listening to PowerPoint with Jack Graham in his message angels part one pastor this month we have a special gift for listeners to give a gift to PowerPoint your book angels. What can you tell us about this powerful resource.

It was an angel who announced Christ's birth to the shepherds. Angels minister to Jesus when he was tempted, and angels were there when he rose victoriously from the great and the very same angelic presence that was with Jesus on earth is closer to you today than you might imagine. In my book angels I show you how to see past the thin veil that separates our reality from the angelic world and to discern the divine activity that is deciding on life's journey today. Angels exist that I believe that angels are all around us today. They are worshipers of God, and they are service ministers to God's children.

Angels are working behind the scenes in the drama of life as God's messengers, they are warriors and servants of God to execute his will and it's important that you understand the purpose of angels in your life so that you won't be confused by some of the myths and movies and television shows and books that are more fictional than fat is important to know what the Bible says about angels so that you can really give an answer to your family and to your friends as to the work and the witness and the worship of a call today and get angels as our thank you for your call one 800 795, 1-800-795-4627 or text the word PowerPoint 231-3131. That's PowerPoint 23131. Now let's get back to today's message angels part one the angels are not only innumerable. There is racial as I said we are prompted to praise our God because we are inspired by the angels and again I just want to say the book while is about angels is ultimately about our God, the nearness of God.

The presence of God and that angels elevate us to experience him in a deeper way. The Angels are invisible. Rarely do we see angels we see them in the Bible from time to time. They manifest themselves in a physical presence time to time. They represented are represented in the Scripture as male warriors, but they have no physical properties but may manifest themselves.

Here's the thing angels choose to be invisible but choose to be backstage if you will, pointing to center stage of Christ they are, as Billy Graham called in secret agents and they do their job very well they work undercover.

They work behind the scenes, what they do.

You don't typically see.

I believe in angels, not because I've ever seen an angel because I haven't that I know of. Though the writer of Hebrews says when we show hospitality to strangers. We may minister to angels unaware of the words. It could be an angel in your serving God by serving this one a stranger in your life. But I do. Having said that I never seen an angel.

I do know that I have experienced divine activity in my life.

The supernatural presence of God in my life and I have since God's protection. I have since God's presence in my life in very real ways and at times I've sensed Angel presence. These angels are also invincible. They are immortal. They are innumerable that are inspirational. They are invisible.

They are invincible. By that I mean powerful second Thessalonians, 17 and to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels. So when you think of angels, don't think of us all.

Sentimental new age wispy figure floats through the air a little butterfly are little cuddly cherub or a Disney princess or your fairy godmother. None of the above angels are powerful spirit beings.

They are mighty and strong. We see them in the Bible holding back wins and moving oceans. We we see angels judging the world. God uses angels to execute judgment. We saw that, especially in the book of Revelation in the pouring out of wrath during the tribulation and these Angel judges, wreaking havoc upon an unbelieving world and happened in the Old Testament when only two angels walked into Sodom and Gomorrah and brought the judgment of God. They tore the town down and burned it up just to powerful angels was one Angel executing judgment at the gate of the east of the when the man and the woman sinned against God, and they were cast out judgment from the garden, God posted an angel east of the so angels are powerful spiritual being, they are warriors involved in spiritual warfare, especially related to prayer. And yes, you can pray and ask God to send the angels in your back. I've done it more than once. When Jesus came out of the grave. It was an angel roll the stone away.

But even bigger than that at the end of time when Satan is put into the pit. The bottomless pit. God sent one Angel with a key chain. Think about that all the havoc in hell that Satan and his mighty Führer is unleashed upon the earth. But when it comes time to put him away to put him in the pit God just as one Angel and boot.

We love to think of angels comforting us and they do. But remember, it is their strength that comfort is it is there power like soldiers in a heavenly armor, angels are also because our God is awesome.

The Angels are mighty but they are not all night. They do the work of God. The Angels are also intelligent. They have minds emotions in wills, we see that the various names were given to the names in Scripture. Michael and Gabriel to the Angels, high-ranking angels may most of them are unnamed and unsound again. Keeping with their invisible nature to stay behind-the-scenes angels. Now is not their name that matters, but there's one name that matters is the name of our God, their glorious beings are beautiful and bright and they are ministering spirits, if an angel manifested himself before us today.

We would be tempted to worship that Angel John the beloved. The great disciple on the Isle of Patmos was given this vision of heaven, and he saw a mighty angel and in the book of Revelation chapter 22 were said that when he saw the angel he fell down before the angel and work to worship and the angel said get up don't do that worship only God, for any idea you may have heard that elevates angels into a kind of demigod or semi God or God with a little G is no such thing that worshiping angels one of the problems that New Testament Christians had the book of Colossians was written to offset it. In many ways was the worship of angels in a form of new ages on that was taking place in the first century Gnosticism for the worship of angels has always been around, but is clear in the Scripture that we are never to worship angels, and angels are around to point us to God, angels are worship the final moments. Let me say that angels are witnesses Anglos is the word for Angel in the Bible it means messenger. One sent to deliver a message and we see that so often. Whether it is a message introducing the law. Angels were present when Moses was given the law of the 10 Commandments and heavenly announcements such as the birth of Christ.

I mentioned judgment there.

Sent with messages of judgment or message of protection that God is with you. We often see angels carrying these messages, especially in the life of Jesus. Jesus spoke more about angels than anybody else in the Bible. And when you read the Gospels, angels show up, you hear their wings fluttering on almost every turn of the pay whether it was the angel announcing the birth conception of Jesus to Mary giving Mary the name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins or speaking to Joseph in a dream as to the origin of who Jesus is our course outside in the fields of Bethlehem when the angelic chorus shouted unto you is born this day is saying here is Christ the Lord that beautiful and glorious appearing of angels outside of Bethlehem at the birth of Christ or angels speaking to Joseph again in a dream and telling him to take Mary and the child and flee to Egypt for safety because of Herod's rampage to kill the Jewish boys under the age of two. So an angel came to protect Jesus and to preserve that family and an angel came and told Joseph when it was time to come back or when Jesus at the outset of his ministry after his baptism goes into the wilderness.

Any tempted there for 40 days he struggles with Satan and all those temptations and he overcomes and at the end.

Exhausted from this battle.

Angels come and minister to Jesus and prepare him for his ministry. That would be public for the next three years and then throughout his ministry, his words he spoke of the Angels and told stories about Angel being taught through and through when it came to the end of the garden of Gethsemane when he's pouring out drops of blood in the garden getting ready for the cross going to the cross, surrendering to surrendering to the will of the father. He's he's broken before he's taken away in the captivity angels come and minister to Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane. You know what happened at the cross that he could of spoken and in the word called the Angel armies to deliver him.

He bled and he died and he went the distance paid the price for our sins on the cross. Angels must've been amazed their swords were drawn and ready to go. They never got the commission because Jesus had another mission that was you and me and then as I mentioned when the stone was rolled away. It was an angel that roll the stone away in the garden tomb and it was an angel sitting on that stone that said to the women who arrived at the two he's not here he is risen and then an angel again appearing when Jesus says he is ascending into heaven after his resurrection. 40 days later it was an angel ascending with him. He said to those disciples and all of us don't stand gazing into heaven.

This same Jesus, which is taken up from you and I haven't will so calm in the same way that you've seen him go so he goes into heaven with an angel and he's coming back with the holy angel with a shout of God with the voice of the archangel and the trumpet of God.

Jesus is coming again in the Angels are coming with and with him throughout eternity in the new heavens and the new earth. The Angels are present to glorify himself. So get this angels existed before creation.

They were made by the hand of God or time began.

They have existed throughout all of time and they will exist after time as we know it and we will live with the Angels in the worship of the Lord our God for ever and witness message. Listening to PowerPoint with Jack Graham in today's message angels Hartman the spiritual events ranging around us could be more evident and as a member of Christ Church you have the support of his mighty angels to win the fight. In his book angels. Dr. Graham shows you how to tap into the support, God is giving you through his angel so you can stand strong and defeat the enemy in the fight for culture angels is our thanks for your gift today to help boldly proclaim the truth of the gospel and hope it brings two more people around the world to PowerPoint so calm now to request your copy of angels when you give: 800-795-4627 that's 1-800-795-4627. You can also text the word PowerPoint to 313-1316 PowerPoint to 312131. And don't forget to visit Jack where you can shop our E store. Give a gift online or sign up for Dr. Graham free daily email devotion our website again is Jack Graham.Margie pastor what you PowerPoint for today.

I'm very excited to talk about the angel and to think about the role of angels in our lives. In the message. I talked about the truth that they are innumerable, inspirational, invisible and invincible.

They carry out divine judgment, but they also comfort us. They are intelligent and they are witnesses to God's message to the world.

Angels were present at creation and they were with Jesus at every critical moment of his life. So angels are very important and the fact is where promise that angels are all around us. If you are a believer, a follower of Jesus as the Scripture says in Hebrews chapter 1.

Those who inherit salvation, then you can count on the fact that the presence of angels surround you. These great and glorious messenger from heaven will help you during dark times and bring you peace and ultimately point you to Jesus because the Angels are all about him. Angels are talked about much in churches today. We talk a lot about demons and Satan, rightfully, we should be warned about the evil that is around us all around us of these mighty and powerful Angels as well and I hope the reality of angelic presence brings you great hope and comfort in your darkest days and every day, and that is today. Remember when you give a gift to PowerPoint will send you handbook angel is our call one 800-7954 627-1800 79546 also text the word PowerPoint 3131 text PowerPoint to 3131 and join us again next time.

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