Angels in Numbers: theunfetteredpreacher

There are eleven verses about Angels in the book of Numbers. Ten of those verses are in the story of Balaam. The eleventh is the first one and is in Numbers 20:16.

“And when we cried unto the Lord, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:”

This verse is a retelling of Exodus 14:19-20, where an Angel of God, went before to lead and went behind to protect the Hebrews from the Egyptians. Apparently the Lord sent an Angel of God,

Now Balaam, and the talking donkey: Balak the King of the Moabs, sent men to Balaam, to ask him to curse the Hebrews. God came to Balaam to guide him in the way he should go. Please read chapter 22.

God sent the Angel of the Lord, to deal with Balaams disobedience.

Numbers 22:22-27

“And God’s anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the Lord stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him. And the ass saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way. But the angel of the Lord stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. And when the ass saw the angel of the Lord, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall: and he smote her again. And the angel of the Lord went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. And when the ass saw the angel of the Lord, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.”

The Lord then opened Balaams eyes.

Numbers 22:31-35

“Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face. And the angel of the Lord said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me: And Balaam said unto the angel of the Lord, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again. And the angel of the Lord said unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.”

To me it is interesting, that the Angel of God, seems to lead and protect, while the Angel of the Lord seems ready to do Battle, to honor the will and ways of the God head.

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The Angels of Exodus: theunfetteredpreacher

The Angels of Exodus:

There are five verses in Exodus that mention Angels. Four of them mention the Angel of the Lord. First appearing to Moses as a burning bush that was not consumed. (Exodus 3:2)

Exodus 3:2

“And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.”

We than have the only mention of the Angel of God, who will go before and protect them as they leave Egypt.

Exodus 14:19

“And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:”

The next two mentions, the Lord is giving them instuctions, and His Angel will be before them, to keep them, and bring them to His desired place. They also receive a warning not to provoke His Angel.

Exodus 23:20-22

“Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.”

The Angel of the Lord, will not pardon them. It is interesting to note in Genesis 48:16, the Angel of God, was instrumental in Redeeming Israel. (Jacob)

Exodus 23:23 For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.

The Lord will cut off their enemies, will bring them to the Promise. After finding the Golden calf, He still promised to/ bring them to the promise, but their sin will be payed for eventually.

Exodus 32:34

“Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.”

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The Angels of Genesis: theunfetteredpreacher

In my studies I have come to conclude, that the Lord God, of the OT, is not the first and last name of One Member of the Trinity, but the Name of Two.

The Lord is the Law Giver, in the OT. In the NT, the Father, and the Administer, (Designer, Planner), of all Creation. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)

God in the OT, is the Creator and Ruler of all. (Genesis 1:1-2) The Son (Jesus), in the NT, (John 1:1-3,10) and the Operations Manager, (the one overseeing, speaking into existence), all of Creation. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)

The Spirit in both the OT and NT, is the breath or wind of God. It is the Manifestation of the Power of the Trinity. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)

We see and understand this difference of the Nature’s of the Trinity, primarily in the Words of the Lord or of God. Sometimes they speak in one voice, and often individually . The Lord appears to be the Law Giver, God the Grace, (the way of escape).

We also see the divisions, when we look at their Spirits.

The Spirit of God, is a Spirit of Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding to build His Church, (People). (Exodus 31:3) The Spirit of the Lord is a Spirit of Warfare, Battle, and Victory, to preserve His Church, (People). (Judges 3:10)

As I now begin to study the Angels of the Lord and Angels of God, I again can see them Working as one, and also as individuals). For example; Gabriel is an Angel of God. (Luke 1:19,26) While Michael is an Angel of the Lord. (Matthew 1:20,24) They both announced the Birth of Jesus, and John the Baptist, one to the Mothers and the other to the Fathers. We can also see, their uniqueness.

In Genesis 16, we find an Angel mentioned four times. Sarai was barren and had given Abram, Hagar, her maid, in the hopes of having a child. When Hagar became pregnant, Sarai was jealous and treated her badly, and Hagar ran away.

The Angel of the Lord found her. (Genesis 16:7) Hagar was told to return to and submit to Sarai. The Lord would multiply her seed, her son would be called Ishmael; because the Lord heard her affliction. (Genesis 16:9-11),

In Genesis 19, we have two Angels sent to Sodom to save the Righteous, (Lot), from destruction, the Angels took Lot, his wife and daughters and led them to safety. His son-in-laws did not heed the Angels and parished. (Genesis 19:1-15)

In Genesis 21:17, we find Hagar once again, this time Abraham had sent her and Ishmael away. God heard the voice of Ishmael, (13 years old?), the Angel of God, showed her a fountain of water, and told her Ishmael, would become a great Nation.

In chapter 22, we find God, tempting, (testing), Abraham, to see if he would give up his only son. The Angel of the Lord,stopped him and supplied a ram for the sacrifice.

In Genesis 24, the Angel of the Lord, is sent before Abraham’s servant to find a wife for Isaac.

In Genesis 28-32, we begin the Spiritual journey of Jacob. He interacts with the Angels of God. His name is changed to Israel.

Genesis 48:16 Israel, blessing the children of Joseph, referenced the Angel of God, and his redemption.

The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.

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Neglected Caroline 11/9/18

Why Neglected Caroline, or Filling Station/Fix-it Shop

When we moved to North Carolina, (USA), in 1985, I was amazed at all the buildings that were sitting empty and falling apart. I thought I should do a coffee table book, and have a huge NC on the cover but instead of North Carolina, it would stand for Neglected Caroline.

I bought a Tab 3 last year. Suddenly I had a camera with me and started shooting. I also was able to start writing. (Spell check ). So a blog was born.

Why Neglected Caroline and The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station?

The pictures of Neglected things to me, are a story of the Church, we’ve neglected the Spiritual for the rituals and traditions, we have the form of Godliness but denying the power. (Empty framework )

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Fix-it Shop-Filling Station?
For years the. Church has been thought of as a hospital, a place for the sick and hurting to come to recuperate.

Jesus was more of a Fix-it Shop-Filling Station guy. You came to Him, He filled you with the Spirit and healed you, then sent you out to tell all you know.
My Dad owned a Fix-it Shop-Filling Station, he started out fixing lawn mowers, washing machines, toasters, it wasn’t long before cars became his main business. You would come in for full service gas, (windows washed, air in tires checked, oil, water checked and filled).

If your car died, he’d pick it up with his home made tow truck, fix your problem and send you on your way. Not many cars spent more than a day there. Like Jesus, fix, fill and sent out.

I worked for him in till I turned 16, I was pretty useless. Dad could fix anything mechanical, Jesus fixes us.

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I hope this blog will do the same, you will find Salvation and Healing by the Word of God, then go tell what you know, filled with the Holy Spirit and power.

The Big Three Today: theunfetteredpreacher

The Big Three; The Father, Son and Holy Ghost. For years, I lived, or thought, the Father, (the Law), was only active in the Old Testament, Oh, He Spoke in the NT, but otherwise, He was just an observer.

The Son was an observer just off stage, waiting to reveal Himself at the optimum time. He indeed lived, and died so we could stand before the Father. Now, He’s back to being an observer of the Work of the Holy Spirit.

The Spirit was activated after the Resurection. He is the one who draws us to Salvation in the Lord, He gives us the Power to share the Truth of the Gospel, to build the Church of our Lord.

I was mistaken. All Three were, and are active, Yesterday, Today and Forever, I had never considered that the Three have been working together, for ever.

When we speak of one, we are speaking of all three. They act as one, always in agreement, yet we can hear and know their separate voices.

The Lord in the OT, is the Law, the Father in the NT, the Administrater (1 Corinthians 12:4-7), throughout the Bible.

Jesus is our Lord and Savior in the NT, the God of Grace in the OT, the Operations Manager, (1 Corinthians 12:4-7), in the Bible.

The Spirit is the Breath of, the Wind of God, the Power of God, (1 Corinthians 12:4-7), the Word, (Jesus, God), speaks, and the Spirit is the manifestation of the Will and Words of the Father and Son.

As we read in the OT, many times the Lord God, speaks with one voice, if you look at what the ‘Lord said,’ or ‘God said,’ you can see and hear, the Law and Grace.

I desire your feedback, pro or con.

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The LORD looked down: theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 14: 2.

“The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.”

He is looking, what does He see?

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