WHERE ARE YOU ON LIFE'S JOURNEY?
WHERE ARE YOU ON LIFE'S JOURNEY?

ANGELS

Angels, powerful beings likened to wind and fiery flames, work invisibly behind the scenes helping or protecting us from hidden dangers. They can also appear in human form. The name angel means messenger.

"I SAW THE ANGEL IN THE MARBLE AND CARVED UNTIL I SET HIM FREE!"

 

Michelangelo, the Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet, could imagine his statues inside the stone before he carved them. The angel he carved was of his own making. Unlike a real angel, it could not help him. Yet there are many today that genuinely claim to have been assisted or protected by powerful angelic beings.

 

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT ANGELS?

 

The Hebrew and Greek scriptures are a wonderful source of information on angels, with the word angel occurring more than two hundred and fifty times. All the New Testament writers confirm the existence of angels. They tell us that angels were the first of God’s creation, but soon became divided. Most stayed loyal to their Creator, but one-third turned to follow their beautiful, but self-seeking, angelic companion, Lucifer, who, following his defeat, attempts to destroy all that is good. Thankfully his power is limited, and one day his influence on this world will be gone forever.



Next step: A Spiritual World (2 of 3)

‘Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!'

 

(Isaiah 43:18-19)

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