Angels aren’t Babies with Wings: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

Angels, messengers of God, the Lord, or the devil, are not Babies with wings. The first Angels mentioned in the Bible are the Cherubs. They are charged with protecting the Tree of Life from those not worthy to partake.

The Lord had representations of them on the Tabernacle in the desert and in Solomon’s Temple. The Lord flew on them and they had 4 faces, 4 wings, and 4 wheels. The Lord speaks from between the Cherubims, who were over the Mercy seat, of God.

In Isaiah 6 we find another type of Angel, the Seraphin. their job is to Praise and Exalt the Lord, They also brought the message of sin being purged from Isaiah, so he could do the Work of the Lord.

Notice the cherubs protect God, the Tree of Life, while the Seraphim Praise and do the bidding of the Lord.

Next, we will look at the Archangels, the Angels of God, and the Angels of the Lord. I believe we will see a difference in their assignments and actions.

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Isaiah. 6
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.

2 Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain, he covered his face, and with twain, he covered his feet, and with twain, he did fly.

3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

6 Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

8 Also, I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,

12 And the Lord have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

Charubs- Not Babies with Wings 2: bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

Cherubims are the first angels mentioned in the Bible. We have many drawings of them as babies with wings. This could not be farther from the truth. In Genesis 3:24 we find the Lord God placed Cherubims at the east end of the Garden to protect the Tree of Life, with a flaming sword.

In Exodus 25:18,22, in the building of the Tabernacle, the Lord had Moses put upon the Mercy Seat 2 Cherubims with wings extended over the Mercy Seat. The Lord would speak to the high Priest from between the Cherubims.

The Lord had the curtains of the Tabernacle to have renderings of Cherubs. In 2 Samuel 6:2, we find the Lord of Hosts dwells between the Cherubims. In Samuel 22:11, the Lord rides upon a Cherub.

When Solomon built the New Temple, in the place where the high priest spoke with the Lord he had 2 giant .charubims built. The Walls were engraved with the images of Cherubims.

In Ezekiel 10-41, we find some Cherubs that had 4 faces, 4 wings, and 4 wheels. The face of a Cherub, a man, a lion, and an eagle. The Glory of God was over the cherubims.

We find the cherubs standing before and protecting the Tree of Life from all who have not given their lives to Him. He speaks to us from between them.

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The Devine Messengers of Judges: theunfetteredpreacher

The Devine Messengers, (Angels), of the Book of Judges, has caused me to really search my heart and the Word to try to understand what and how the God Head was directing the path of the men and women (the Judges), who were raised up to lead Israel to victory over its enimies.

The Messengers, often proclaimed things to come, and reminded of things achieved in the past. The Lord or God often sends His Angels to further His cause.

The first verse that mentions Angels in Judges concerns the the Exodus from Egypt, and the end of Joshua’s leadership of same. The Angel of God, went before to lead and also behind to protect their departure from Egypt. (Exodus 14:19)

Judges 2:1
And an angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.

The second mention of Angels Judges 2:2-5, records how the people disobeyed the directions of the Lord. Since they did not defeat and destroy the inhabitants of the promised land, the Lord would allow them to be a thorn in their sides, their gods and altars a snare to their relationship with God.

Judges 2:4
And it came to pass, when the angel of the Lord spake these words unto all the children of Israel, that the people lifted up their voice, and wept.

This applies to us to day.

The Angel of God leads us to Him and protect us from the works of the devil. When we do not destroy and defeat the things that drew us to disobedience before Salvation, they will continue to be a recurring thorn and snare in our walk with the Lord.

If we obey the Angel of the Lords directions, He, will be an enemy to our enemies and an adversary to our adversaries. If we disobey or provoke Him, we will not receive pardon. (Exodus 23)

The Angel of the Lord, will not pardon, because he carries the Name of the Lord. It is interesting to note in Genesis 48:16, the Angel of God, was instrumental in Redeeming Israel. (Jacob) (One Angel redeems, the other will not pardon).

In the life and times of Debra Judges 4-5, we find the Angel of the Lord cursing the people of Meroz, for not coming to the Aid of the Lord to defeat Sisera. God used both Debra and Jael for his defeat. The Lord used woman to bring victory to Israel. (Judges 5:23)

It is in the life of Gideon that caused the most problems for my human mind. We find the Angel of the Lord, first found Gideon hiding at the wine press threshing wheat, to hide it from the Midianites. The Angel of the Lord, calls Gidean a mighty man of valour. (Judges 6:11-12)

Gideon protested this honor, they were in fear and hiding trying to survive the invasion of the Midianites. The Lord Himself spoke through this Angel, and Gidean decided to offer a gift to Him. He begged Him to stay till he returned with this offering. then we have the one mention of the Angel of God.

Judges 6:20-22
“And the angel of God said unto him, Take the flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and pour out the broth. And he did so.

Then the angel of the Lord put forth the end of the staff that was in his hand, and touched the flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the rock, and consumed the flesh and the unleavened cakes. Then the angel of the Lord departed out of his sight.

And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the Lord, Gideon said, Alas, O Lord God! for because I have seen an angel of the Lord face to face.”

it is interesting to me that the Angel of God told him how to give the Gift, and the Angel of the Lord caused the Gift and Himself to dissappear.

We next look at the life of Samson in Judges 13.

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