Biblical Concept: Angels Attacking / Torturing / Killing Humans
Prologue: (Hope for humans.)
2 Peter 2:10-11 10 and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties, 11 whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.
2 Corinthians 10:3-4 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.
Romans 16:20 20 And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
1 Corinthians 6:1-3 1 Does any one of you, when he has a case against his neighbor, dare to go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? 2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is judged by you, are you not competent to constitute the smallest law courts? 3 Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, matters of this life?
James 4:7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 5:8-11 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. 10 And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 11 To Him be dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Psalm 91:11 11 For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.
Psalm 103:20 20 Bless the LORD, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word!
Revelation 22:8-9 8 And I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 And he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book; worship God."
Revelation 14:10 10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
Luke 15:10 10 "In the = same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
2 Thessalonians 1:7-8 7 and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire, 8 dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
Hebrews 1:13-14 13 But to which of the angels has He ever said, "Sit at My right hand, Until I make Thine enemies A footstool for Thy feet "? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
John 8:44 44 "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. (Angelic volition is the genesis of dimensionally profound sin / rebellion / destruction.) (If Satan could murder God, he would have. To document this; he has been attacking, torturing, killing humans from the beginning.)
Hebrews 2:5 5 For He did not subject to angels the world to come, concerning which we are speaking. (Subject = u`pota,ssw / hupotasso; hupo = under, tasso = arranged = “arranged under.” This world is arranged under fallen evil angels. The results are not surprising.) (Acts 26:18 to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, in order that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.)
Hebrews 2:14 Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil; (The Devil has the power of death and humans are the only ones who can die.)
1 John 5:19 19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. (Angelic abuse of power.)
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel. (Angelic attack on the female.)
Genesis 6, Angelic attack on the human gene pool. (Jude 1:6 6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day. 2 Peter 2:4 4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;)
Job 1:12 12 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him." So Satan departed from the presence of the LORD. (vv. 13-19: kidnapping of children, murder of servants, fire from the sky killing sheep and servants, camel’s stolen and servants killed, windstorm deaths of children.)
Job 2:3 3 And the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man fearing God and turning away from evil. And he still holds fast his integrity, although you incited Me against him, to ruin him without cause."
Job 2:4-7 4 And Satan answered the LORD and said, "Skin for skin! Yes, all that a man has he will give for his life. 5 "However, put forth Thy hand, now, and touch his bone and his flesh; he will curse Thee to Thy face." 6 So the LORD said to Satan, "Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life." 7 Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. (Then his wife and friends snark him.)
Psalm 106:36 And served their idols, Which became a snare to them. 37 They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons, 38 And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and their daughters, Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with the blood. (Meaning: Sinful angels seek worship through religious subterfuge.)
2 Samuel 24:15-17 15 So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning until the appointed time; and seventy thousand men of the people from Dan to Beersheba died. 16 When the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the LORD relented from the calamity, and said to the angel who destroyed the people, "It is enough! Now relax your hand!" And the angel of the LORD was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. 17 Then David spoke to the LORD when he saw the angel who was striking down the people, and said, "Behold, it is I who have sinned, and it is I who have done wrong; but these sheep, what have they done? Please let Thy hand be against me and against my father's house." (Angels are powerful beasts.)
1 Chronicles 21:15-16 15 And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it; but as he was about to destroy it, the LORD saw and was sorry over the calamity, and said to the destroying angel, "It is enough; now relax your hand." And the angel of the LORD was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite. 16 Then David lifted up his eyes and saw the angel of the LORD standing between earth and heaven, with his drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, covered with sackcloth, fell on their faces.
2 Kings 19:35 35 Then it happened that night that the angel of the LORD went out, and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men rose early in the morning, behold, all of them were dead. (Angels are powerful beasts.)
Zechariah 3:1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.
Matthew 4:8-9 8 Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory; 9 and he said to Him, "All these things will I give You, if You fall down and worship me." (Angelic spiritual attack.)
Matthew 13:39 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, and the harvest is the end of the age; and the reapers are angels. (Angelic spiritual attack.)
Luke 8:2 and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, (Angelic spiritual attack.)
Luke 4:13 13 And when the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from Him until an opportune time. (Continued angelic spiritual attack.)
Luke 8:12 12 "And those beside the road are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their heart, so that they may not believe and be saved. (Continued angelic spiritual attack on God’s Gospel for humanity.)
Luke 13:10-12 10 And He was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And behold, there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all. 12 And when Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your sickness." (What kind bizarre volition bends a human spine for 18 years?)
Luke 13:16 16 "And this woman, a daughter of Abraham as she is, whom Satan has bound for eighteen long years, should she not have been released from this bond on the Sabbath day?" (What kind of bizarre volition wants to torture humans?)
Luke 22:31 31 "Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; (What kind of bizarre volition wants to torture humans?)
Mark 5:1-5 1 And they came to the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when He had come out of the boat, immediately a man from the tombs with an unclean spirit met Him, 3 and he had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one was able to bind him anymore, even with a chain; 4 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him, and the shackles broken in pieces, and no one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 And constantly night and day, among the tombs and in the mountains, he was crying out and gashing himself with stones. (What kind of bizarre volition wants to torture humans?)
Acts 10:38 38 "You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the devil; for God was with Him. (What kind of bizarre volition wants to torture humans?)
Acts 12:23 23 And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.
Acts 13:8-10 But Elymas the magician (for thus his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. 9 But Saul, who was also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his gaze upon him, 10 and said, "You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord? (Satan’s Gospel attacking plan.)
1 Corinthians 10:20 No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. (Meaning: Sinful angels seek worship through religious subterfuge.)
2 Corinthians 2:11 in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes. (Satan schemes against humanity.)
2 Corinthians 11:3 3 But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. (Angelic spiritual attack: Satan deceived Eve.) (Angels have been attacking humans from the beginning—Genesis chapter 3 & 6.)
2 Corinthians 11:14-15 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds. (Angels disguised attack on humanity.)
Galatians 1:8 8 But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed. (1/3 angels do promote false gospels.)
Ephesians 6:11 11 Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. (Satan has elaborate plans to spiritually attack humanity. Ephesians 2:1-2 1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.)
Colossians 2:18 18 Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, (False angel worship. Revelation 9:20 20 And the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk;) (Angelic spiritual attack.) (Sinful angels seek worship through visions.)
1 Timothy 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, 3 men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining from foods, which God has created to be gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; 5 for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer. (Meaning: Sinful angels promote works for salvation.)
1 Timothy 5:13 And at the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention. 14 Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach; 15 for some have already turned aside to follow Satan. (Satan attacks females.)
2 Timothy 2:26 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will. (Angelic spiritual attack.)
James 3:15-16 15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.
1 Peter 5:8 8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:9 But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.)
Jude 1:6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day.
Revelation 2:10 10 'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Revelation 7:1-3 1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, so that no wind should blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God; and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the bond-servants of our God on their foreheads." (Great Tribulation: Greater angelic power unleashed.)
Revelation 8:13 13 And I looked, and I heard an eagle flying in midheaven, saying with a loud voice, "Woe, woe, woe, to those who dwell on the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound!"
Revelation 8:1-11:19 – Angels administer the 7 trumpet judgments: burn, blood, bitter, darkness, torment, killing, victory.
Revelation 9:14-15 14 one saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates." 15 And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released, so that they might kill a third of mankind.
Revelation 9:20 20 And the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk;
Revelation 12:9 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Revelation 12:12-13 12 "For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time." 13 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. (Jews: The devil’s targets.)
Revelation 14:15-20 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, "Put in your sickle and reap, because the hour to reap has come, because the harvest of the earth is ripe." 16 And He who sat on the cloud swung His sickle over the earth; and the earth was reaped. 17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel, the one who has power over fire, came out from the altar; and he called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, "Put in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, because her grapes are ripe." 19 And the angel swung his sickle to the earth, and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great wine press of the wrath of God. 20 And the wine press was trodden outside the city, and blood came out from the wine press, up to the horses' bridles, for a distance of two hundred miles.
Revelation 16:14 14 for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty. (Angelic sponsored war . . . How often has this happened in human history?)
Angels administer the Revelation 15-16 bowl judgments: malignant sores, destroy the sea, destroy fresh water, solar spike, skin deformation, Euphrates dried, “it is done.”
Revelation 20:7-8 7 And when the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, 8 and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.
Revelation 20:10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. (Devil deceiver of humans.)
Psalm 78:49 49 He sent upon them His burning anger, Fury, and indignation, and trouble, A band of destroying angels. (Jesus and legions of angels.)
Zechariah 3:1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. (Satan’s heavenly verbal attack.)
1 Corinthians 7:5 5 Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again lest Satan tempt you because of your lack of self-control. (Sexual temptation via Satan.)
2 Thessalonians 2:9 that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, (Great Tribulation, great deception on humanity.)
1 Thessalonians 2:18 18 For we wanted to come to you-- I, Paul, more than once-- and yet Satan thwarted us.
Revelation chapters 12-13 state Satan's fulfilled plan: control leading to worship:
Rev. 12:9 - world deception.
Rev. 12:13-17 - anti-Hebrew.
Rev. 13:2, 7 - power, throne, authority.
Rev. 13:3-4 - worship of the beast and dragon; cf. v. 8, 12, 15; Mt. 4:8-9; Rev. 9:19-
21, 1 Cor. 10:18-22; Psl. 106:34-39; Ezek. 16:20-21.
Rev. 13:5-6 - blasphemy of God; cf. Dan. 11:36-39, 7:23-25.
Rev. 13:15 - religious persecution.
Rev. 13:16-17 - economic dependence and control.