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Angelology: The Theology of Spiritual Beings

Jun 06, 2021
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, let's have a kind of introduction so that we know what we are talking about the Hebrew word Moloch and the Greek word in bright jelly means sent messenger or ambassador and these are the two words used to describe angels Milwaukee is in Hebrew Angelo in Greek and both words basically mean messenger or ambassador and they are the same words that are used for both humans and non-humans, so if you have a messenger of a key in the Old Testament, it would have been in Moloch, it would have actually been Milwaukee and you have to understand that Ebru, sorry, agrees with us, yes, be careful when you say it, you know authentically about the person on the other side. your table was the same word so a human messenger would be my walk a human messenger in Greek would be Angelo's and that's right, the word alone does not imply or mean any type of spiritual being, so as you Read the Scriptures that you should know, just keep that in mind, so the surrounding context of the story will help you determine whether the term refers to humans, holy angels, demons, Satan, or the angel of the Lord, which we will talk about in a little while.
angelology the theology of spiritual beings
In most of our English translations the interpreters have already done this work for us and so they may interpret it as angel, which is just a transliteration of the Greek word in the Old Testament, they may still refer to it as angel, which is, you know, Greek form of the word, if they're talking about a demon and they're talking about it being an angel of Satan, they can refer to it as a demon, so they've already done some of that work so you can understand what it means. you're reading, you don't have to try to figure it out on your own, if you're reading in the original languages ​​you're going to have to use the context around it to try to understand what's there and sometimes even when we see an angel. especially sometimes when talking about the angel of the Lord, you have to use the surrounding context to make sure you understand what he is talking about and we will see in a moment that the angel Lord only appears in the Old Testament when talking about Christ, but that The phrase appears in the New Testament, but the context tells you that this is one of God's messengers, so you have to use the context to understand what kind of person you are talking about here, it's okay when we talk about angels, demons and Satan , all of these created spiritual beings share certain characteristics, obviously there are characteristics that are different and we will talk about that, but they share a certain set of characteristics because they are all created spiritual beings.
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The first is that they are created by God. um all all demons are created by God all angels were created by God Satan was created by God all of these are created beings and the Scriptures tell us that at one point Satan in his pride decided that he was going to try to elevate himself to be the same. that God and God took him out of heaven and took the third of the angels with them so they are all these are all created beings the angels are not eternal they have not always existed like God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit there is no God the angels or even then there is no eternal being that is an angel, that is why they were created, they have the qualities of personality, so angels are not just fictions or imaginary things, they are not objects, as you know, like a rock or a mountain or In some way, they have qualities of a person or personality and this will be seen in their intellect, their emotions and their will, and so, for example, talking about intellect every time Satan let's say what was the example he was going to use here .
angelology the theology of spiritual beings
Oh to perform miracles and perform great wonderful signs like the Apostles and then they approach this demon possessed man and they say to him in the name of Paul, you know, they order you to come out of them and the demon says that's when Lee, oh you got a problem you know when the demon says something he says well Jesus I know and Paul I know but who are you and he makes the guy who's possessed jump on the other seven men beat him up and they run out naked? I mean it's a completely bad scene, right, but it shows his intellect.
angelology the theology of spiritual beings
I know Jesus, I know Paul, but I don't know you, so there is a question of intellect and emotions. We see the angels rejoice over the salvation of a believer. We rejoice in heaven we see that the demons know and who Jesus is or they know God and they tremble and shake with fear they these angels or spiritual beings have a will they desire things second Timothy tells us that satan prowls around looking for him he can consume he lunges like a lion in Matthew chapter 8 Jesus is casting out demons from the demon-possessed garrison just the guy in the garrison who was possessed by demons and they say don't cast out like who threw this into the abyss, let's go to the pigs so that They had a desire, they didn't want to go here, they wanted go here, so the Lord allows the pigs to enter.
I run down the hill and towards the sea. I mean, that's an interesting place we really have to go see that. Whenever we were in Israel they built, you know, they build churches everywhere, there's an old church like from the 13th century or something up there, where the pigs ran down the hill, so they have intellect, emotions and wheels, they have these characteristics of personality, they are not. made of matter, okay, it sounds like a scientific question here, they're not made of matter, they don't have any kind of physical body, any kind of physical characteristic, you can't get close to them and you know if they are.
They are spiritual beings, so you can't necessarily touch them. They could be invisible. They can be invisible. They do not do it. They are not made of matter. That's why they can go between Earth and heaven if they are given access. So, we angels know that they can. go between heaven and earth, you have Gabriel, who is the Messenger of God, he comes to deliver messages from heaven, he says, I have been in the presence of the Lord, and then you know we know that the angels, the messengers of God, they can come and go. but we also see that this Satan comes and goes, he has access and that's why he goes before when all the angels come before the Lord Satan goes with them and accuses God of protecting Joe, you saw, of course, Joe adores you, you know , you give.
You have blessed everything, yes, why wouldn't he worship? God says, well, I'll let you know, take everything away from him, but don't kill him, so Satan, you know, it was before the Lord had access to God, so let's go. you know and I don't fully understand it, you understand how it works because you're probably thinking to yourself, I know you are because you're smart, how does the evil, sinful Satan have access to God? I don't know, Insogna, I know if God meets. he like outside, you know somewhere, I don't know where that happens, but the Scriptures show that he has access to God and that's because they're not physical beings, they can come and go, they can be visible or invisible right now.
There are spiritual forces around us that we cannot see that is just the reality and the ancient testimony of the story of Elijah and he is with his servant and he knows that he is watching and the servant is afraid because of all the armies and everything. and he is afraid of what is happening and then Elijah says that God open his eyes so that he can see and he also looks around him, there are hosts of angels around him that he couldn't even see, he won't even notice, and then they are invisible and then we also know that they are visible because every time you know that a Messenger of God is coming towards someone, they are terrified, you know that they are, oh, you know, suddenly, suddenly, someone is there and you can see them, you know that they see .
So I, who looks like a man, when the women went to the tomb there was someone who looked like a man, he was there in the tomb. It's interesting that sometimes they're both in a story about Balaam's donkey, the donkey could see the angel, but Balaam probably couldn't because the donkey was more spiritual, you know, I don't know, but you know there's something about how the donkey Balaam's Kassam couldn't, so there is a feeling that they can even become visible to some people and not. others so they can be visible or invisible and this one was put here okay for some reason I was looking twice here they don't have ginger yes human appearances always have the shape of a man so angels don't have no type of gender are not masculine and feminine the scriptures say that they are not given and Mary drinks like this because it says that every time we get to heaven we will be like the angels who do not give themselves in marriage for another so there is no gender, but every time see an example of an angel or a demon, it is in the form of a male figure, if it is a human figure, then there is no feeling that no, I can't say that I didn't even write here in my notes, the question mark is this . an absolute because there is nothing in scripture that says they have to look like a man and like I say, they don't have any kind of gender, so my assumption is just my assumption.
I didn't read anywhere. My guess is that in the Old Testament days in the New Testament days the man's messages carried authority to women his word was not considered authoritative even in a court of law the testimony of a woman could not be considered equivalent to the testimony of a man and that is why it is most likely that the messengers were in the form of a man due to the authority that their questions must have had, I cannot say that with certainty, that is just my assumption and an angel may also appear instead of a woman.
If you watch the TV show touched by an angel, you know the answer. question, right, I don't know, can you take that or leave it? Those ABCs, I don't know if they know anything about angels or not, the angels are multilingual. Paul talks about speaking in the tongues of angels, and so I don't know which languages ​​of the angels are, but obviously it's something different from the Greek or Aramaic that Paul was speaking, yes we know that angels spoke to people in the Old Testament this weekend, probably in Aramaic or other languages ​​that they spoke to people in the New Testament, so they could have been Greeks or Aramaic, some of some languages, so they have different languages ​​that they can speak, they do not age and they are immortal, what this means is that even though they were creative beings, they do not age.
Well, you know, they're 6,000 years old. old and they look like they're 20 I don't know, you know, don't you wish it were you, I mean, I wish you knew, I bet they all have good hair too, I'm just saying so they don't get old. and they are immortal, then the angels and demons are immortal and the angels will live forever and in heaven with us and we will praise the Lord. Demons will live forever separated from God in the lake of fire with the devil. The demons will go away. to the eternal torment of him and all other believers will go with him, the demons will also go there with them, so these are immortal beings, they are morally responsible and all angels, although they are spiritual beings, are not physical.
Beings, they are not human, they are morally responsible. The way we know it is that Satan is being held responsible for his sin and all those who abandon heaven, abandoned God, gone with Satan, will also be responsible for his sin. The fact that there are spiritual and non-human beings does not mean that they are not still responsible for his sin. One of the questions I asked myself while studying this is okay, well, if they are beings and they have moral responsibility. Why didn't the sin of Satan and all those other angels affect the entire race of angels?
So I just think about that and the reason why it occurred to me again is that I'm not talking about anything that What we've read is that our sinfulness was passed down through our parents and goes back to Adam. We've talked about those different views on that, basically, our orthodox beliefs as Baptists are that our sinfulness is transferred through parents, it's a sinful nature that we have. We inherited from our parents, but since all angels were created beings, a transmission of sinful nature could not occur and therefore all of them were created without sin in their original creation, a third of them decided to rebel, but the another third still had their free will to choose to obey, so I think that's what's going on there, a few more attributes, their abilities are superior to human, okay, their abilities are superior to human, they are stronger, smarter and faster than us.
I started putting Faster just because it would be 3s in a row, but you know, faster sounds better, louder, smarter and quicker, so demons outsmart people all the time. Satan, how smart Eve is in the garden, they are stronger, they are amazing. I was going to say physical. They have amazing strength even though they are not physical and we will seeever and all these historical facts about Jesus, the only witness of Satan that is a credible testimony that says in antiquity this is satan this is who he is the adversary of God is found in the scriptures there are 18 references in the Old Testament in eight books , so Satan as an identified person is not that frequent in the Old Testament, but in the New Testament there are 74 references in 19 books.
Every New Testament author makes reference to Satan, not every book, but every New Testament. the author references Satan at some point titles and characteristics of Satan Abaddon in apollyon which is just the Greek a Hebrew in the Greek word for destroyer but he is known as the destroyer he is known as the accuser the Jews are the brothers to him He is called the adversary, the angel of the bottomless abyss speaks of the abyss over which he has dominion and power over which he is known as Bill Zebub. Bill Zebub is actually a Philistine god from the city of Ekron and in the Old Testament, so every time Jesus casts out demons, the Pharisees accused him of casting out demons by Beelzebub.
This is when Jesus says, you know, if I die, if I'm visible, I wouldn't be driving out my own people, you know, a house divided, that's why his name is Bill Zebub. reference is made to and GN and Jesus says if I cast out if I cast out demons by Satan then he refers to them they say bill Zebub but Jesus says Satan so he is the one who makes that parallel he is known as Belial another name for a deity he refers to calls him the devil and that is only in the New Testament only in the New Testament is he known as the devil, it occurs 34 times in the New Testament, making it the second most used term and devil every time she is from that way really describes slander, so he is the slanderer of people he is called the dragon and they are in Revelation as our enemy as the evil one as the father of lies as the god of this world as the king or king of this world as a liar and is called as Lucifer now, Lucifer actually appears in the New King James in the King James Version of the Bible from Isaiah 14:12 and that word literally comes from the word Hillel, which literally means nightmare, add a star so you can see Lucifer if you are Read in that translation it refers to the word meaning light bearer or day star, morning star, it was popularized by the King James Version, the new King James Version, he is a lying spirit, a murderer, the Prince of demons, the Prince of the power of the air. a roaring lion the ruler of this world Satan the serpent a spirit a star a strong man found in the parable of Jesus and the tempter so those are all titles for Satan not really the kind of person you want to date anymore you know if you described yourself someone said describe your best friend you say well you started listening outside of this list you know that's not really someone you want to hang out with so okay let's talk about it and I didn't even advance the slides I'm sorry because I was Speaking of those, let's talk about the power of Satan and his plan.
Satan does not possess any of the characteristics that are inherent to God, such as being total or omniscient or unlimited almighty, etc., so he does not have any of those characteristics, since you only know which one. It's obvious, right, he is the exact opposite, his character is the exact opposite of who God is, so he said, I want to rise up and be like God, and what turned out is that he became the exact opposite of who God is, all those features. of God is exactly the opposite the power of Satan is at least equal to Archangel Michael in Jude verse 9 it talks about how Michael did not even dare to confront Satan on his own but said: "The Lord rebuke you" and that is why Michael , who is the Archangel of God most The powerful of God's angels would not dare to come up to say go against Satan or his, so we don't know what that means, they are equivalent, you know, Satan probably because of his access God, well, he's known as kind of like the choir director of heaven, so to speak, he was probably an archangel too, so it might not be possible for him to be the main Archangel, who knows, but Michael wouldn't even dare to confront him on his own, so he is obviously a very powerful being, very powerful, Satan has the power of death, but Jesus has rendered him powerless for believers, so he still has death for those who are not believers, they are still under the bondage of the power of their death because of their sin, but for those of us who are believers we have been freed from the power of sin and death so we have been freed from the power of Satan so he has no power he has no legitimate power over us the only power that Satan has over us we as believers is the power that we give him okay so it's like you know some of these have ever seen these parents and fortunately none of us in this room are these parents, right, amen, just go ahead, give me an amen, amen, okay, but you'll see it sometime. those parents at Walmart and the child says mommy I want this toy I said no, we won't buy you that toy I want this toy mommy I know no, I don't want this toy they start crying and hitting and kicking falling to the ground screaming and Mouse is fine, he is okay, take the toy just to make him shut up.
You've seen those parents, right. You are not those parents, but you have seen those parents now. He really has a power. In that situation, the parent grabs the kid by the hair, I mean, I said hey, I'm in the coat, grab that kid, pick him up, put him in the car, get out of there, don't give up on the kid, you have the power, You have the authority, but every time you give the authority to the child, I said that now he has the authority in the same way as Satan. Satan is like that. Why does the child cry?
He has no power or authority over us unless we give in to his temptation and his temptation to mess with us and we give him authority in our lives. Alright, Satan's power is limited by God, so just like in the Jobe example, he has no authority over Job's life to do anything to joke until Joe, until God gives him that authority. Satan's power is limited by God, we see it in Revelation that God limits him in release for a time, imprisons him and then releases him and finally puts him in the lake of fire, so his power is limited by God .
Satan opposes God, we see this at all times. The Scriptures over and over again his opposition to God begins in the garden every time he lies even with his tricks and opposes what God is doing in his life and never ends until the end. Satan imitates God and this is kind. Something interesting, the Scriptures say that he poses as an angel of light, so he pretends that he has our best interests at heart, but he doesn't at all. It promises good things, it promises fulfillment, yes, it always leaves us in the adjustment and the ultimate imitation of God is found in the Revelation, in the Revelation you have what most people call the unholy trinity, you have the Beast, the Antichrist and the false prophet, and then you have Satan trying to build up his own trinity of him and his rhythm. the Antichrist and the false prophet are basically trying to elevate themselves above God, so he is the ultimate imitator of God, okay, he has a strategy, he is not, he is a smart guy, we talk about one of the characteristics of spiritual beings, since they are intelligent and Satan is no different, then he has a strategy and will try to distort or deny the truth of God's Word.
We see this in chapter three of Justice. We see it also with Jesus' temptation that he will distort or deny the truth of God's Word. make it seem like God is saying one thing and in fact he is saying another, he will try to discredit the testimony of God's people again by going to him, he is known as the prettiest of the Brothers if you go back to that Jobe story, he says. Hey, look, the only reason Jobe follows you is because you've given him all these good things, take them away and he'll abandon you and not follow you anymore, so he was trying to discredit even God, omniscient God.
Joe's testimony, he will try to depress or destroy the believers' enthusiasm for the work of God, so that when you try to live for the Lord, they will try to distract you from that or try to make it difficult for us so that we can Give up the Scriptures says that we persevere in those situations and will try to dilute the effectiveness of God's people so that we work for the Lord and try to achieve what God has for us and will try to minimize the effectiveness above all. True, he is not alone, he has demons and they have powers and abilities, and they can kill humans and animals well.
I'll talk about that a little more in a moment. They can physically afflict people. They can terrify humans. You already know. In the United States we don't see this as much, but in many eastern countries where they believe in the supernatural more than we do, the southern South American countries will believe in those things in Africa where they believe in the things they believe in. spirits and demons and you know, all these kinds of things manifest more physically to the people who come and terrify them and I think that's just a reality, but since we have less interest as quote-unquote enlightened Westerners, we're already skeptical.
In the spirit world, one of their best tactics is to simply appear as if no one is there because if they manifested before us and terrified us all the time, we thought well, if demons are real and angels can be real, then God could be real, so it's best for them. just to blend in, not charge, make a big deal and not make a big fuss and let us just slide into hell without any resistance, they start false worship, promote false doctrines, so Chris pseudo-Christians, non-Christians and Christians who claim to follow Christ but teach false doctors about Christ, all of them are inspired by demons by Satan, performed false signs and wonders, deceived prophets and encouraged idolatry and designed or orchestrated death, and that takes us to a question: the first can make a Christian is possessed by a demon, so yes or no, when Chris should be possessed by a demon.
Okay, yes, I heard all the right answers. Well, no. Christians are God's possession, and since God has supreme power and authority, nothing else can possess what he takes possession of. So if you have given your life to Christ, he has taken it as his own, you are God's possession. 1 Corinthians 6:19 to 20 says that you are not yours, you have been bought with a price, then God bought. You, you are his possession, there is no little, skinny, helpless demon that is going to come in and take you out of the hands of God, you know, the demon walks and tries to take you, God just makes a noise, don't get out of here, you know that Isn't he threatened by that?
So a Christian cannot be possessed by a demon, but a Christian can be influenced and controlled by demons through the influence of sin in their lives, and this goes back to what we talked about a while ago with Satan's Demons Not They have real power over us, but if we give them power because we keep running towards sin, then their influence becomes greater there and there is a sense that even demons can impact because of our sin and us running. In our sin, demons can affect who we are and can change our mental thought process, they can change the way we have a view of the world and therefore can really change who we are simply by continuing to put influences in front of us if we choose look. in those things instead of looking to Christ, okay, the last thing about demons there is no salvation for the fallen angels, so there is no hope for them, they cannot repent and turn to the Lord, no sacrifice has been made for their salvation, the angel of the Lord.
Real quick, we talked in week 2 about Jesusology, we say that the angel of the Lord refers to the preincarnate son of God, who somehow introduced him there, we're going to talk a little more in detail here, so this is the second person of the Trinity and is referred to in the Old Testament, so the angel of the Lord refers to the preincarnate son of God in the Old Testament. I should have added that in other explanations people have made other suggestions about who this person is. in the Old Testament they might have thought it might be the Archangel Michael because of his appearances, they thought - it might be Melchizedek the priest who is the priest of Salem that Abraham pays - after he goes and captures the men or defeats the men who captured much gives the tithe to Melchizedek and they have even said that it could be a representation of God the Father Yahweh having come down to earth but what we will see is that these descriptions or these people do not meet the necessary characteristics listed below that we'll see in a moment and then this person, the reference to this person only occurs in the Old Testament, so there are a couple of times in the New Testament where he says the phrase the angel of the Lord but they have a background or the context refers to to an angel or a specific angel who is named and isvery clear that it is not about God in flesh or God in appearance, so let's talk about their titles, these are the forms. that appears in the Old Testament as the angel the Lord the angel of God is referred to then as his angel or my angel of God the angel of his presence and the messenger of the Covenant is speaking and I will think of that last word that The last title is very important especially the fact that it occurs in Malachi this angel the lord of being the messenger of the covenant because Jesus says that the Last Supper he says that this cup is my the New Covenant in my blood do this as often as you do it in memory of me then Jesus is the messenger of a covenant he was the messenger of the Old Covenant he is the messenger of the New Covenant well characteristics and attributes of this person which tells us that this person must be one of the persons of the Trinity not simply McKissack or an angel, claims to have a divine nature in Exodus 3, 2 to 5 and judges 13, affirms or accepts a divine nature attributed to him, has divine attributes, so he has missions, has the ability to know things that have not yet happened , while an angel is not omniscient, so he would not know those things, for example, he tells Abraham that his wife will have a son next year, so he has divine attributes. there he is equated with Yahweh, so he is often referred to as the Lord, as God or remember that every time you see in the Old Testament in your Scriptures you see Lord in capital letters, that is the word Yahweh that you know and it says the Lord said and they are all capital letters that is the word Yahweh that is the personal name of God that is like saying and rusty said or and Mary said that is the personal name of God Yahweh and so there are many times where the angel the Lord is used and then in that same paragraph he is known as the Lord, all in capital letters, Lord Yahweh, so he is equated with Yahweh, but he is also distinct from the person of Yahweh because there are points where he speaks, speaks of Yahweh , speaks, you know, in reference to another person.
He knows how to talk about Yahweh, so there is a sense that he is identifying that he is not Yahweh God the Father as mentioned in the Old Testament, he is the main protector of Israel mentioned there and especially in Joshua chapter 5 and every time They face Jericho. Yeah, I love that story when Josh was out there and he meets this strong man with a drawn sword and he says, are you with us or against this? and he says no, you know she is a little like what she says, but he is in charge of the armies of God I have come and that is why he is the main protector of Israel, he has the name of Lord or Yahweh, so that of divine nature accepts worship especially in the judges and every time Samson's parents worship him, he accepts it if he was an angel and was not worthy of worship he would not have accepted that here is the holy angel he was not diverted that worship away from But he accepts the worship, accepts the offerings and thus demonstrates that he is divine.
In fact, Samson's father says, "I have seen God, we are going to die and his wife, he has to be that voice of reason that says: look, yes." If you wanted to kill us we would already be dead and then you know that's why God gives us wives, you know, take us out and then forgive the sin and Jesus says there are no ten new ones, but only God can forgive the sin, so if he forgives the sin in the Old Testament, then it must be divine and that is, in a nutshell, the majority. I'm going to say everything, but almost everything there is to know. about angels, now you can get a book with a lot more detail, but when it comes down to it, this is just the basics, so I encourage you to go back and, especially if some of those things interest you, read the scriptures. that accompany them, how does this apply to your life?
And because I believe that all of these things should apply and we don't need to look for angels or ask God first and be able to see an angel, we don't need to have hope. that we have a guardian angel hanging over our shoulder, we don't deal with angels, you know, we don't need to go looking for an angel in every cloud that has a sun behind it, you know, or in every blade of wind or something like that. that and you can make snow angels, that's okay because when it snows in Texas you just have to make a snow angel okay, but angels can, if we're not careful, angels can become an idol for us, we start modifying to start with deviating, honoring and worshiping.
More or less, even if it is a subtle angel, we must remember that angels are servants of God just like us and in fact God values ​​us more than angels because God has made a sacrifice for our sins so that we can reunite with the. He has not done that for the angels. He has made it possible for us to have reconciliation and forgiveness of our sins, so he values ​​us even more than he values ​​the angels and so we must remember that and worship God, not his created beings. I know you fall into Romans chapter one, second half.
Oh, we worship the created creator instead of the Creator. We need to continue to worship God and realize that angels are all around us and be grateful for them, but not seek Him.

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