Monday, August 17, 2009

Do You Believe In Angels? - Aug 17

Before you answer, read this scripture first:

That night the angel of the LORD went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the Assyrian camp. When the people got up the next morning—there were all the dead bodies! So Sennacherib king of Assyria broke camp and withdrew. He returned to Nineveh and stayed there. One day, while he was worshiping in the temple of his god Nisroch, his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer cut him down with the sword, and they escaped to the land of Ararat. And Esarhaddon his son succeeded him as king.
(2 Kings 19:35)

Look at the above passage. Just one angel put to death 185,000 Assyrian soldiers in one night. Here's another passage to ponder:

When the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the door frame and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.
(Exodus 12:23)

The Perception (and Purpose) of Angels is Far Removed From Current Thinking!

They are sent by the LORD to do His will which bodes ill for those under His judgement. Christians and non-Christians alike have a very 'fluffy' and benign view of angels. Popular theology makes angels out to be as sweet creatures who wouldn't hurt a fly. The (Biblical) truth is radically different. Angels can deliver but they can also be incredibly lethal as one angelic destroyer was on that first Passover night. Angels (and demons) are immensely powerful creatures - well beyond our human capacities. Sennacherib's army couldn't resist one. Neither could a mighty Egyptian kingdom. The angels I believe in come from a big God, not a little one!

Johnny Cash

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