BJ05131 Angels and Demons

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    Angels and

    Demons

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    The Names of Angels

    mal'ak

    angelos

    sons of God

    holy ones

    watchersspirits

    the assembly

    the heavenly host

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    The Nature of Angels

    1. They are created beings

    Praise Him , all His angels;

    Praise Him, all His hos ts!

    Let them praise the name

    of the Lord , For He

    commanded and they werecreated.

    Psalm 148:2,5

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    The Nature of Angels

    1. They are created beings

    For by Him al l thing s were

    created, bo th in the heavens

    and on earth, vis ib le and

    invis ib le, whether thrones o r

    dom in ions or ru lers orauthor i t iesal l things have

    been created through Him

    and for Him .

    Colossians 1:16

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    The Nature of Angels

    1. They are created beings

    "Where were you when I laid

    the foundat ion o f the earth?Tell Me, if you have

    understanding , Who set i ts

    measurements? ... Or who

    laid i ts co rnerstone, Whenthe morning stars sang

    together And al l the sons o f

    God shouted for joy?"

    Job 38:4-7

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    The Nature of Angels

    1. They are created beings

    " For in the resurrect ion they

    nei ther marry nor are givenin marriage, bu t are like

    angels in heaven."

    Matthew 22:30

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    The Nature of Angels

    1. They are created beings

    2. They do not marry

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    The Nature of Angels

    1. They are created beings

    2. They do not marry

    3. They are incredibly numerous

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    The Nature of Angels

    1. They are created beings

    2. They do not marry

    3. They are incredibly numerous4. They are immortal

    " for they cannot even d ie

    anymore, because they are

    like angels" Luke 20:36

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    The Nature of Angels

    5. They are spiritual beings

    Are they no t al l m inister ing

    sp ir i ts , sent ou t to renderserv ice for the sake of those

    who wi l l inher i t salvat ion?

    Hebrews 1:14

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    The Nature of Angels

    5. They are spiritual beings

    but not omnipresent

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    The Nature of Angels

    5. They are spiritual beings

    but not omnipresent

    6. They are very powerfulAnd the Lord sent an angel

    who destroyed every m ighty

    warr ior , commander andoff icer in the camp of the

    king of Assyria

    2 Chronicles 32:21

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    The Nature of Angels

    5. They are spiritual beings

    but not omnipresent

    6. They are very powerfulbut not omnipotent

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    The Nature of Angels

    7. They have great knowledge

    but not omniscient

    It was revealed to them that they

    were not serving themselves, but

    you, in these th ings which now

    have been announced to you

    through those who p reached thegospel to yo u by the Holy Spir i t

    sent from heaventh ings in to

    wh ich angels long to look .

    1 Peter 1:12

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    The Nature of Angels

    7. They have great knowledge

    but not omniscient

    8. They are moral beings withcapacity for independent choice

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    The Nature of Angels

    7. They have great knowledge

    but not omniscient

    8. They are moral beings withcapacity for independent choice

    9. There are multiple types:

    Archangel Jude 9, 1 Thess 4:16 Cherubim Ezekiel 1, 28

    Seraphim Isaiah 6

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    The Work of Angels

    1. Worship God Job 38:7; Rev 5

    2. Serve God

    Deliver divine messages

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    The Work of Angels

    1. Worship God Job 38:7; Rev 5

    2. Serve God

    Deliver divine messages Interact with Nations - protect

    and judge

    Ministered to Jesus Christ Minister to believers

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    The Work of Angels

    Angelic Ministry to believers

    Are they not al l minister ing sp ir i ts ,

    sent ou t to render service for the

    sake of those who w i l l inher i t

    sa lvat ion?

    Hebrews 1:14

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    The Work of Angels

    Angelic Ministry to believers

    a. Physically protect God's people

    b. Encourage God's people - Paul inActs 27

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    The Work of Angels

    Angelic Ministry to believers

    a. Physically protect God's people

    b. Encourage God's people - Paul inActs 27

    c. Physically provide for God's people -

    Elijah in 1 Kings 19

    d. Lead our spirits to heaven after death

    - Luke 16

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    What about Fallen Angels?

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    The Nature of Demons

    Were created "good" - Gen

    1:31

    Simply good angels turnedbad through sin

    Identical to angels in nature

    and powers

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    The Fall of Demons

    When?

    After Genesis 1:31

    God saw all that He had made,

    and behold, i t was very good . And

    there was evening and there was

    morning, the sixth day.

    Genesis 1:31

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    The Fall of Demons

    When?

    After Genesis 1:31

    Before Genesis 3

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    The Fall of Demons

    When?

    How?

    Ezekiel 28:17" You r heart was l i f ted up because

    of your beauty ; You corrup ted your

    wisdom b y reason o f your

    splendor."

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    The Fall of Demons

    When?

    How?

    Result?

    ".Depart from Me, accursed ones,

    in to th e eternal f i re wh ich has been

    prepared fo r the devi l and his

    angels"

    Matthew 25:41

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    The Activity of Demons

    Satan's chief goal is to establish

    his own counterfeit kingdom in

    opposition to God's kingdom.

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    The Activity of Demons

    Enslave the human race

    Attack God's people

    Through deception" You are of you r father the devi l , and

    you want to do the desi res of your

    father. He was a murd erer from the

    beginning, and does no t stand in thetruth because there is no truth in h im .

    Whenever he speaks a l ie, he sp eaks

    from his own nature, for he is a l iar and

    the father of l ies." John 8:44

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    The Activity of Demons

    Enslave the human race

    Attack God's people

    Through deception Through temptation

    Through divisiveness

    Through persecution

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    1. Hebrews 1:3-6

    Jesus must be truly awesome

    2. Hebrews 1:14

    We must really matter to God

    3. Hebrews 2:5-8

    We ought to be shocked at

    th d ti G d h f

    Implications for Hebrews