PROOF ANGELS EXIST
The vast majority of people believe in angels. Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and many other religious groups affirm the existence of angels. Primitive Sumerian carvings, ancient Egyptian tombs and Assyrian artifacts have winged figures. Yet, often what others believe about angels is different from what the Bible teaches. Who is correct? In fact, do angels really even exist?
Does it even matter if they exist or not? We don’t worship them or talk to them, nor they to us. But understanding angels helps us know how God works in the world. Knowing this will help give us peace and assurance. It also leads to praising God for His greatness. And while we don’t relate to angels now, we will share eternity with them, even rule over them (1 Corinthians 6:2-4).
PROOF FROM THE BIBLE Angels are mentioned in 34 of the 66 Bible books. There are 275 references to angels. Jesus talked about angels many times (Luke 15:10; 22:43; 16:22; Matthew 25:41; 18:10; 26:53; 24:36). The Old Testament (Isaiah 6:2; Psalm 103:20; Job 38:6-7) and New Testament (Luke 1:11; 2:13; Revelation 5:11; 13:2; Acts 5:19; 12:7; 27:23-24; Colossians 1:16; Jude 6; Hebrews 12:11; 1:14) speak often of angel activity.
The Greek word for “angel” (angelos) means “messenger.” Actually, the word is just transliterated in our Bibles, meaning English letters replace Greek letters, but the word is the same. Were it translated into English; we would have the word “messenger” every time “angel” appears. That is basically their function — messengers (servants) of God. They are God’s servants who help God’s people (Hebrews 1:14). Individual angels seem to be assigned to children and believers (Acts 12:12) to help them in special ways. God could use His sovereign power to do things such as prevent an automobile accident, have a child fall safely and not be hurt, discover a set of lost keys or similar actions, but usually He has His angels do that work. Angels protect God’s people (Psalm 34:7; 91:12; Matthew 18:10). They bring answers to prayers (Acts 12:7), although sometimes demons oppose them, and the answers are delayed (Daniel 10:10-21). Angels watch and learn from believers (1 Corinthians 4:9; 1 Timothy 5:2). They encourage us in danger (Acts 27:23-24). They even help in evangelism (Luke 15:10; Acts 8:26). They care for God’s people when they die (Luke 16:22; Jude 9). They fight against demons (Revelation 12).
PROOF FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE The Bible tells us that angels can appear as people in order to assist us, and we aren’t even aware that they are angels (Hebrews 13:2). I have had several experiences in my life where it became clear afterwards that the person or persons I was involved with weren’t people but were angels. Many others have this same experience.
I have been involved in spiritual warfare ministry for over 30 years. Anyone who has been demonized, or who has helped those who are to find freedom, knows the reality of angels and demons (fallen angels). There is no doubt of their existence to those who are involved in spiritual warfare and deliverance ministries.
PROOF FROM REASON It is quite clear that supernatural occurrences happen today. There is no other explanation for certain events or experiences, whether they are good or evil, but for supernatural influence. . These supernatural occurrences could be direct interventions by God (or Satan). However, they could just as well be caused by angels or demons. Missionaries often have stories of such events and experiences. These experiences don’t necessarily prove that angels exist, but seeing angels (or demons) as the cause is a good explanation for them. (September 11, 2023 Doylestown, PA)
Daniel 10:4 As I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris, 5 I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of the finest gold around his waist. 6 His body was like chrysolite, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude. … 11 He said, “Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you. Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia. 14 Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future.”
Have you ever experienced angels in your life (Hebrews 13:2)? What was it like?
Why don’t angels show themselves to us more often? What might happen if they did?
Be continually aware as you go through today that there are angels always with you: in the car, at work, in your room, watching and protecting you. Thank God for them. Don’t make their job any harder than it already is!
cto Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
(India Outreach, Spiritual Warfare, Family Ministries, Counseling, World View)
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