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There’s No Busy-ness Like Angel Busy-ness

By Michael Shoesmith

Angels. Much has been written, said, taught, and preached about them. I’ve been attending a seminar recently concerning the Glory of God which I have been enjoying very much. Something was said by the speaker about angels, however, that led me me to write this article because it is too important to go unanswered.

Angels have a defined purpose. This article is dealing with the non-fallen brand; the ones who remain obedient to God. These angels do battle in the heavenlies and are often instructed by God to bring a message to the saints. Here is one very specific purpose angels serve

Hebrews 1:13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Well, there you go. I want you to notice two words. They are “shall be”. Angels are ministering spirits to them who “shall be” heirs of salvation. In other words, to those who are not yet adopted into the Kingdom. When we are adopted into the family of God through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, we BECOME heirs. We are no longer in the “shall be” category.

Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Now that we ARE heirs, we minister to ourselves. Through the gift of tongues, laying on of hands, discernment,etc., we minister to ourselves and each other.

He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

1 Corinthians 14:4

But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,

Jude 1:20

Prior to our adoption as sons, we were in desparate need of angelic ministry and protection. God, when a predestined saint is concieved, dispatches angels to the mother and protects the individual because it is not God’s will that any of his chosen perish before they receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit which is the seal of salvation. The Holy Spirit along with the anointing of Christ moves in to begin the work of sanctification. The angels simply bow to the master knowing they’ve finished the job and kept the person alive until the choice to be saved was made by the individual.

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Romans 8:15

Galatians 4:5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Ephesians 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

After a person has been saved and adopted into the “kingdom”, his or her interaction with angels undergoes a paradigm shift. Angels become co-labourers with us. Their work continues as ministering spirits to them who “shall be” heirs of salvation and we move on taking ground in this realm for the advancement of the gospel. Angels give us messages and reveal things to us. They can do battle with us in the area of intersession and they can be useful to us in the spirit realm to protect loved one who lack revelation about the real power they possess as heirs to the kingdom.

Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

1 Thessalonians 5:14

Almost the entire book of Revelation was given to John with the assistance of angels. At certain points John would bow down to the angel. Listen to what the angel told John

Revelation 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.

9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

Do you see how the angel refuses to allow John to worship him but rather insists that he is a “fellowservant”?

So, I hope you have been enlightened a little about the role of angels. There is much more to say about angels but I just wanted to take some time to clarify one aspect and, in my opinion, an important one.

My name is Michael D. Shoesmith and I am the Internet Pastor. I have written and published five books. I own and regularly contribute to two blogs. I also own several YouTube properties including internetpastortv and educatingtheatheists. Feel free to join me at http://www.prosperousindividual.com

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