“And to you who are
troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven
with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know
not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:” (2Thessalonians 1:7-8)
The word “mighty”
used here concerning His angels is “dunamis.” It means “Worker of
miracles, strength, violent, mighty wonderful works.”
The Apostle Paul used the same word when writing to the Church at Rome.
“For I am not
ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power (dunamis) of God unto
salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the
Greek.” (Romans 1:16)
As we saw in
"The Power of Angels" Part One much is stated throughout Scripture
about the supernatural power of angels, but never is it even implied that
they are omnipotent.
be omnipotent is to be all powerful. Only
God is omnipotent.Neither
are angels omniscient. To be omniscient is to be all knowing.
Only God is omniscient.
Angels cannot create,
they cannot search the hearts and minds of human beings and they are unable
to reproduce themselves.
are capable of amazing feats of strength and supernatural power.
There are over 300
references to angels in the Bible. No
less than 104
of those references are angels appearing to man for his benefit.
the "Power of Angels" Part One we saw ...
Angels Ascend and
Angels Appear to
Angels Drive God’s
Believers from Unjust Treatment
Angels Ride Spirit
Horses from Heaven to Earth and Back
Supernatural Physical Strength
Angels Are Immortal
Angels Possess Healing Power
"After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to
Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem
by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of
blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel
went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water:
whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made
whole of whatsoever disease he had.” (John 5:1-4)
our above text we
see an angel operating in Gifts of Healings. The Gifts of Healings is
when the power of God moves through a human or an angel to impart healing to
a human being without the use of doctors or medicine.
In the Bible we
see evidence that angels are
carriers and imparters of the anointing. An angel of God laid his giant hand on my head three times in
healing virtue of Jesus came out of his hand into me and I was slain in the
Spirit for a three-day period. When I regained consciousness I
discovered that I had been delivered supernaturally from drug and alcohol
addiction.That was an angel operating in Gifts of the
Spirit, possibly the very same angel who troubled the water in the pool at
Bethesda 2,000 years ago. This is very possible because all the same
angels and demons who operated within the Earth's atmosphere when Jesus was
here still operate in this Earth today.
Angels Appear as Angels
“But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept,
she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And seeth two angels in
white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the
body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She
saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where
they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and
saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.” (John 20:11-14)
Here we see two angels appearing as angels accompanying Jesus after
His resurrection. It is not uncommon
for angels to appear wherever Jesus appears.
On the fourth
day, after having been slain in the Spirit for that three-day period, I
experienced a visitation of the Lord Jesus. With Him were two
angels. I believe they were the same two angels who accompanied Jesus
after His resurrection, appearing to Mary. I believe these were two of Jesus' personal
visitation a rotating cloud
appeared before me. The two angels came partially out of the cloud,
pushing it open in opposite directions from one another, like sliding doors. The Lord
Jesus came out of the opening in the cloud appearing to me, commissioning
me to preach the Gospel and to do the work of the Ministry.
At the end of the
visitation Jesus went back into the opening in the cloud and the
two angels followed Him, closing the opening and disappearing into the cloud
the same way they had come out of the cloud.
In other angelic
visitations I have had since that time angels have appeared to me as giant
men. However, these angels did not
appear as men. These angels appeared
as angels with wings and robes.
Angels Appear as Men
“Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain
strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” (Hebrews
Here Paul reminds us to be hospitable to human strangers because you never
know when you could be experiencing angelic visitation.
You may have
experienced angelic visitation unknowingly as an angel appeared to you in
the form of a human being or still might yet!It
is important that we watch how we treat all people, even strangers.God
may be testing and proving us for His purposes.
Angels Appear as Beasts
“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in
the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full
of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the
second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the
fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them
six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not
day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and
is, and is to come.” (Revelation 4:6-8)
Now, do not be scared off by the archaic
term “beast.”It actually
means ‘”living creatures.” The word is “Zoa.”
are not beasts in the human sense of the word at all. They
are literal angelic beings and are distinguished from the redeemed elders
(Revelation 4:9-11), ordinary angels (Revelation 5:1-12), seraphim (Isaiah
6:1-8) and cherubim (Ezekiel 1:4-28; Ezekiel 10:1-22).
These living Zoa appear to be
more animal-like than human-like, but they are still friend not foe.They are created to worship God endlessly and are never to be feared
by human beings.
Living Zoa are outstanding creations of God.
“And when those beasts give glory and
honour and thanks to Him that sat on the throne, Who liveth for ever and
ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before Him that sat on the
throne, and worship Him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns
before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and
honour and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure
they are and were created.” (Revelation 4:9-11)
I believe because the living creatures need no
rest that none of the other angels need rest.They are all supernatural, powerful creatures capable of great feats
and wonders.So you can sleep
tight knowing your angels are your 24 hour per day, seven day a week
Bible says God
does not sleep either. (Psalm 121:4) So, there is no sense in you staying up
all night worrying about getting your prayers answered. While you sleep the
angels of God are searching the avenues of God's wisdom, looking for ways to
cause your prayer requests and the Laws of
Sowing and Reaping to be fulfilled on your behalf.
Angels Travel at Inconceivable Speeds
“And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the
earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit. And he
opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the
smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of
the smoke of the pit.” (Revelation 9:1-2)
This angel appeared
as a shooting star alighting from Heaven at an inconceivable rate of speed.
This angel traveled at such a high rate of speed that he appeared to
John to be a meteor.
But it was not a meteor. It was not a shooting star. This
was an intelligent, living being who had entered into the Earth's atmosphere
at an inconceivable rate of speed on an assignment from Holy God.
Personal pronouns and
personal acts are ascribed to this angel here. (Revelation 9:1-2)Only an intelligent, living being could be given a key to a material place
and a command to use that key as an act of obedience as described here.
wife and I, together, experienced an angel coming to us out of the Heavens
at such an inconceivable rate of speed that initially we both thought it was
a meteor. But it was not a meteor at all. As it turned out, it was an intelligent, living being, an
angel of God sent to us on assignment.
Angels Are Unbeatable at Spiritual Combat
“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the
dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was
their place found any more in heaven.” (Revelation 12:7-8)
This war in Heaven will be the last
actual struggle between Satan and God over the possession of the heavenlies
where Satan presently and temporarily reigns. (Ephesians 2:2;
still today has access to God's Heaven to accuse the brethren.
However, once he is permanently cast out he will never again be able to enter
Heaven, even to answer a summons. (Job 1:6; 2:1;
Revelation 12:7-12; Zechariah 3:1) The courts of Heaven will be
to him after this final casting out and his ability to accuse Christ's family will be defunct.
He, along with all fallen angels and demons, will be confined to Hell
forever. (Matthew 24:41; Revelation 20:10)
a glorious day that will be for all of Heaven and Earth!
closing let us review what we have learned in "The Power of
Angels" Parts One and Two.
Angels ascend and descend, appear to animals, drive God’s chariots,
deliver believers from unjust treatment and ride spirit horses from Heaven to
Earth. They also possess supernatural physical strength. Angels are immortal,
they operate in all the Gifts of the Spirit, possess healing power, appear as angels, appear as men, travel at
inconceivable speeds and are absolutely unbeatable at spiritual combat.
Human Beings Eternally Rule Over Heaven's Angels
“Know ye not that
we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?” (1
The Greek word for "judge" in
this passage is "krino." It means "to judge; make a
legal decision." It does not refer to passing sentence on fallen angels, or sending
them to judgment. What it does mean
is that redeemed human beings have been exalted higher than angels and
will rule over them, making decisions concerning the administration of the
universe by them.
saints of God, not angels, become heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus
Christ to inherit all things through Eternity. (Romans 8:17-18; Galatians ; Hebrews ; Revelation 21:7)
Even now saints are to be examples of
redemption and spiritual authority to angels. (Ephesians
3:8-11; 1 Corinthians 4:9; 1 Corinthians)
Angels are eager to learn as much as
possible about God’s
plan for His redeemed human creation. (1 Peter1:10-13)
Keep in mind always, that Christ in you is
greater than any angel or any confederation of angels or demons. (Colossians
Contrary to what religion teaches, God
has a chain of command and it is as follows: At the top of the chain is the
Trinity. Directly below the Trinity are Born-Again, redeemed human
beings. Beneath human beings, and subject to them, are the angels of God. Way down at the bottom of the
chain are Satan and demon spirits.
They are subservient to the Believer, to
obedient angels and to the Trinity.
must speak to their angels, instructing them, "Go, fix my family, my finances, fortify my
future and cause my circumstances to come in line with God's perfect plan
for my life in Jesus' Strong Name." (Psalm 103:20-21)