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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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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The Trinity in the Old Testament: Chapter 4: theunfetteredpreacher

Chapter 4: Abraham meets the Lord (Jehovah)

“Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:” (Genesis 12:1-2)

Things worked a little differently for Abram. ‘Now the Lord had said,’ Abram first interacted only with the Lord. ‘Had said” seems to mean, he had to be told several times before he obeyed.

I believe, if our hearts are set to walk with the Lord, He will repeat His instructions, until we understand and obey. Abram walked with the Lord for 24 years,

Five times the Lord restated His promises to Abram. (Genesis 12:2;13:14;15:18;17:2,3,4;18:10;;19:13,25,29)

Promises of a Promised Land, and countless descendents, he often built alters and worshiped the Lord.

Twice Abram had Sarai say she was his sister. The first time the Lord closed the wombs of the people till Abram prayed. (Genesis 12:7) The second time was after Abram had met Almighty God and God kept the king from sinning, because the king was a righteous man. (Genesis 26:7)

Abram saved Lot from captivity, he met Melchizedek, the King of Salem, and Priest of the Most High God, Abram, gave him a tithe. This is the first time God, (Elohim), is mentioned in Abrams life.

That night, in a dream, God warned Abram of the four hundred year captivity. In the life of Abram, he dealt solely with the Lord, (Jehovah), until chapter 15 where he asks aboutut his servant being his heir. The Lord tells him he shall have a son. Abram believed God and it was counted as Righteous. Abram calls the Lord, ADONAY JEHOVAH. (Lord God, Supreme Ruler, the Eternal One. A few chapters later he meets Elohim, the Creator/Ruker). He then deals with Elohim, more than Jehovah.

Abram meets God (Elohim) :

Genesis 17: 1-6

“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

And I will make my covenant between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly.

And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations.

Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.”

The Lord introduced him to God, he fell on his face and worshiped. The Lord said: ‘Walk before me and be ye perfect.’ While God said” ‘As for Me, My Covenant is with you.’

Abram, fell on his face, God renewed the promises of the Lord. Abrams name was changed, he and the people were circumcised. (He met Jesus).