Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb
For His Glory!
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches Rev 3:22 (NAS unless indicated)
The Spirit Realm - Part III
In this issue we will continue to explore more of the unseen (spiritual) realm. In particular the obedient angels in fulfilling their role in God’s Kingdom.
For fear not
1John 4:2By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God;
Angels serve as a supernatural means of communication between God and man.
For the purpose of direction, for encouragement and for revelation.
Sometimes seen of man
Heb 13:2Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
Bright and glorious
Dan 10:5I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a certain man dressed in linen, whose waist was girded with a belt of pure gold of Uphaz. 6 His body also was like beryl, his face had the appearance of lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a tumult.
Luke 1:11And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the altar of incense. 12 And Zacharias was troubled when he saw him, and fear gripped him.
Obedient and strong
Ps 103:20Bless the LORD, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word!
Even ministered to Yeshua (Jesus)
Luke 22:43Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.
Matt 26:53"Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels? (6,000 X 12 = 72,000)
The important role Angels play in administering the rule of our God and King
Matt 24:31"And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Matthew 16:27 "For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and will then recompense every man according to his deeds.
Matt 25:31" When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
Yeshua’s personal assistant
Rev 1:1The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must shortly take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John,
Rev 22:16"I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star."
Col 2:18Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, 19 and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.
Angels as the sons of God
Ps 29:1 LXXEBring to the Lord, ye sons of God…
Ps 29:1 ESVAscribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings [sons of God or sons of the Mighty One]
And His Council
Job 1:6 NKJVNow there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them.
Same verse - different translations
Ps 82:1 NASGod takes His stand in His own congregation; He judges in the midst of the rulers.
Ps 82:1 CJBElohim stands in the divine assembly; there with the elohim , he judges:
Ps 82:1 LBPGOD stands in the congregation of angels; he judges among the angels.
Ps 82:6 NASI said, "You are gods, And all of you are sons of the Most High. 7 Nevertheless you will die like men, And fall like any one of the princes." (See LXXE)
Rev 4:4And around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting…
Rev 4:6… and around the throne, four living creatures full of eyes in front and behind.
The Angels in Revelation (Also see section below)
They make a difference - Amen
The Scripture verse for this MEM is:
"He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches" Rev 3:22
Proverbs 1:23 "Turn to my reproof, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you."
Yet some do not listen (or pay attention)
Proverbs 1:24"Because I called, and you refused; I stretched out my hand, and no one paid attention; 25 And you neglected all my counsel, And did not want my reproof; 26 I will even laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes, 27 When your dread comes like a storm, And your calamity comes on like a whirlwind, When distress and anguish come on you."
When they do not heed
Proverbs 1:28"… they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they shall not find me, 29 Because they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of the LORD. 30 They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof. 31 So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way, And be satiated with their own devices. 32 For the waywardness of the naive shall kill them, And the complacency of fools shall destroy them."
Those that listen - will have security and peace
Proverbs 1:33"But he who listens to me shall live securely, And shall be at ease from the dread of evil."
Listen to YHVH’s Spirit - Shalom
God speaks to Listeners
"God speaks to every soul of mam with His still, small, gentle voice. And what is more natural? If He is our Father, He will want to speak to us. If He loves us, He will want to tell us of His love. For love that remains unrevealed and unuttered is a torture. God speaks to all men, but His tenderest messages are for those who listen and wait in loving patience. How wise we might become, how our sad hearts would often times be comforted, if our attitude was like that of Hannah’s son, who, amid the silence of Shiloh’s ancient sanctuary, cried, "Speak, Lord, for Thy servant heareth.""
They Administer God’s Will
God has a plan and His angels are a big part
Rev 1:1The Revelation of Jesus Christ … and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John,
Rev 1:20"As for the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches…
Rev 2:1"To the angel of the church in Ephesus write…
Rev 2:8"And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write…
Rev 2:12"And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write…
Rev 2:18"And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write…
Rev 3:1"And to the angel of the church in Sardis write…
Rev 3:7"And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write…
Rev 3:14"And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write…
Rev 3:5'He who overcomes shall thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels.
Rev 5:2And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice…
Many Spirit Beings not called Angels
Rev 5:11And I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands,
Rev 7:1After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth… 2 And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, having the seal of the living God; and he cried out with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea, 3 saying, "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the bond-servants of our God on their foreheads."
Rev 7:11And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
Rev 8:2And I saw the seven angels who stand before God… 3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a golden censer… 4 And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel's hand. 5 And the angel took the censer; and he filled it with the fire of the altar and threw it to the earth; and there followed peals of thunder and sounds and flashes of lightning and an earthquake. 6 And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound them.
Rev 8:8And the second angel sounded…
Rev 8:10And the third angel sounded…
Rev 8:12And the fourth angel sounded…
Rev 9:1And the fifth angel sounded…
The angel of the abyss
Rev 9:11They have as king over them, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.
Rev 9:13And the sixth angel sounded…
Rev 9:15And the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year…
Rev 10:1And I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire;
Rev 10:5And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven,
Rev 10:7but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets. 8 And the voice which I heard from heaven, I heard again speaking with me, and saying, "Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land." 9 And I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he said to me, "Take it, and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey." 10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand and ate it, and it was in my mouth sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter.
Rev 11:15And the seventh angel sounded; and there arose loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever."
The disobedient of the spirit realm cast down
Rev 12:7And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. And the dragon and his angels waged war, … 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
Rev 14:6And I saw another angel flying in midheaven, having an eternal gospel to preach to those who live on the earth, and to every nation and tribe and tongue and people;
Rev 14:8And another angel, a second one… 9 And another angel, a third one, followed them, saying …
Rev 14:10he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God… in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
Rev 14:15And another angel came out of the temple, crying out with a loud voice …
Rev 14:17And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, and he also had a sharp sickle.
Rev 14:18And another angel, the one who has power over fire, came out from the altar… 19 And the angel swung his sickle to the earth, and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great wine press of the wrath of God.
Rev 15:1And I saw another sign in heaven… seven angels who had seven plagues…
Rev 15:6and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, clothed in linen, clean and bright, and girded around their breasts with golden girdles. 7 And one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever. 8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one was able to enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were finished. 16:1 And I heard a loud voice from the temple, saying to the seven angels, "Go and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God into the earth."
Rev16:2And the first angel went and poured out his bowl into the earth…
Rev16:3And the second angel poured out his bowl into the sea…
Rev16:4And the third angel poured out his bowl into the rivers and the springs of waters; and they became blood. 5 And I heard the angel of the waters saying, "Righteous art Thou, who art and who wast, O Holy One, because Thou didst judge these things; 7 And I heard the altar saying, "Yes, O Lord God, the Almighty, true and righteous are Thy judgments."
Rev16:8And the fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun…
Rev 16:10And the fifth angel poured out his bowl upon the throne of the beast…
Rev 16:12And the sixth angel poured out his bowl upon the great river…
Rev 16:17And the seventh angel poured out his bowl upon the air… "It is done."
Rev 17:1And one of the seven angels … spoke with me, saying, "Come here, I shall show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,
Rev 17:7And the angel said to me, "Why do you wonder? I shall tell you the …
Rev 18:1After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory.
Rev 18:21And a strong angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying…
Rev 19:17And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried out with a loud voice…
Rev 20:1And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss …
Rev 21:9And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues, came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here, I shall show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb."
Rev 21:12It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels…
Rev 21:17And he measured its wall, seventy-two yards, according to human measurements, which are also angelic measurements.
Rev 22:6And he said to me, "These words are faithful and true"; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His bond-servants the things which must shortly take place.
Rev 22:8And I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 And he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book; worship God."
Rev 22:16"I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star."
One detail that is seldom mentioned, is that in Washington, D.C. There can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument.
So, what do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean? Very simply, they say 'Praise be to God!'
And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love MERCY, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.
Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
(Not all items were verified)
What did you say?
Waitress: "Your glass is empty - do you want another one?"
To a bystander: "How do I get to the hospital from here?"
Caller: "Doctor! You have to help me. I’m shrinking!"
Hellen: "Were you surprised to find out you were color blind?"
"I tried living in the future but I kept getting ahead of myself."
Are you adept at defending yourself? Some people take this matter seriously and devote time and effort and money to martial arts, developing strength and stamina and quick reflexes for combat. Others devote a similar effort to training with weapons. Yet do these things assure your safety? For who can be prepared for a sudden and unexpected attack by a skilled adversary? For you depend on defenses beyond your ability to perform. For God has assigned angels and charged them to watch over you. They are aware of dangers that you are not, and are never distracted. Even, and especially, the young and the weak can trust in the Lord for their defense.
(Adopted from a blog post by Dale Cresap)
The unseen Promise
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.
Blessed be YHVH (Genesis 14:20 And blessed be God Most High…)
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