Biblical Concept: I See Angels Now

 

Prologue:

As humans, given our four dimensional limitations, to be able to see angels would probably be terrifying, paralyzing. For example: 1 Chronicles 21:16 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 . . . 1 Chronicles 21:30 30 But David could not go before it to inquire of God, for he was terrified by the sword of the angel of the LORD.

Occasionally, humans unwittingly see angels: NAS Hebrews 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.(I am not sure what the humans of the Genesis 6 era knew about the angels they were having babies with?Did they even know they were angels?Angels have power to manipulate the 4du.)

 

During the time before the completion of both Testaments of Godís word, a number of Biblical individuals did have contact with angels.For example: Luke 2:7-9 7 And she gave birth to her first-born son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.8 And in the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields, and keeping watch over their flock by night.9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 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."

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Here is when humans will begin to see angels, all the time --Luke 16:22 "Now it came about that the poor man died and he was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried.When you die, the angels are going to transport you to your eternal destiny. Fortunately for Believers in Jesus Christ, they will be transported to Christ in heaven --Philippians 1:23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;. (The underline is mine.)

Be prepared to see the Angel Conflict first hand --Revelation 12:10 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, who accuses them before our God day and night. (The underline is mine.)

Given our limitations compared to angels, it is good we will be taken to Christ and seated with Him --Ephesians 2:4-7 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus,7 in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.(The underline is mine.)

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