Angels And Their Works

I.                 Meaning of Name[1]

A.               Meaning of name.

1.                 Hebrew 4397 Ja;l]m'
[mal�ak /mal�awk/] n m. From an unused root meaning to despatch as a deputy; TWOT 1068a; GK 4855; 214 occurrences; AV translates as �angel� 111 times, �messenger� 98 times, �ambassadors� four times, and �variant� once. 1 messenger, representative. 1a messenger. 1b angel. 1c the theophanic angel.

2.                 Greek 32 a[ggelo"
[
aggelos /ang�el�os/] n m. From aggello [probably derived from 71, cf 34] (to bring tidings); TDNT 1:74; TDNTA 12; GK 34; 186 occurrences; AV translates as �angel� 179 times, and �messenger� seven times.1 a messenger, envoy, one who is sent, an angel, a messenger from God.

II.             Creation of Angels

A.               Angels Created. Ps 148:2-5; Ne 1:16; Col 1:16

B.                Observers at the creation of the world. Job 38:7

III.         Characteristics

A.               Number and rank. Job 25:3; Matt. 26:53; 1Th. 4:16; Heb. 12:22; 1Pe. 3:22; Rev. 5:11

B.                Superior to humans. Ps. 8:4-5; 2K. 19:35; Acts 5:19; Luke 20:36

C.                Humble. Isa. 2:11; 2Pe. 2:11; Jude 1:9

D.               Male in human appearance. Gen. 18:2; Gen. 19:5; Ex. 23:21; Mark 16:5; Rev. 21:17

E.                Organized in rank. Dan. 10:13; Dan. 10:20; Rom. 8:38; Eph. 1:21; Eph. 3:10; Eph. 6:12; Col. 1:16; Col. 2:15

IV.            Ministry of Angels

A.               Guidance. Luke 2:10-12; Acts 8:26; Acts 10:3,7-8

B.                Comfort. Gen. 16:7-8; 1K. 19:2-8; Matt. 4:11; Mark 1:13; Luke 22:43; Acts 27:23-24; Heb. 1:14

C.                Protection. Ex. 23:20; 23:20

D.               Deliverance. Dan. 6:22; Acts 12:6-9; Acts 12:6-9

E.                Judgment. Gen. 19:22; 2S. 19:35; 2K. 19:35

V.                Named Angels.

A.               Satan.

1.                His origin and fall. Isa. 12:14-15; Eze. 3:6; 1Ti. 3:6

2.                Satan desires worship. Isa. 12:14-15; Mat. 4:9; Luke 4:7; Rev. 13:4

3.                Empowers the beast. 2Th. 2:9; Rev. 16:13-14; Rev. 16:13-14

4.                Worship of angels prohibited. Col 2:18; Rev. 19:10; Rev. 22:9

B.                Michael, the prince of Israel
Dan. 6:22?; Dan. 10:13; Dan. 10:21; Dan. 12:1; Jude 1:9; Rev. 12:7

C.                Gabriel, the Messianic messenger
Dan. 8:16; Dan. 9:21; Luke 1:19; Luke 1:26

D.               �The� Angel of Jehovah. Gen. 16:7-11; Gen. 22:11; Gen. 22:15; Ex. 3:2 (cf. John 8:58); Ex. 14:19; Ex. 23:20-23; Ex. 32:34; Num. 22:22-35; Jdg. 2:1; Jdg. 2:4; Jdg. 5:23; Jdg. 6:11-22; Jdg. 13:3-21; 2S. 24:16; 1K. 19:7; 2K. 1:3; 2K. 1:15; 2K. 19:35; 1Chr. 21:12-30; Ps. 34:7; Ps. 35:5-6; Isa. 37:36; Isa. 63:9 (presence or face); Zec. 1:11-12; Zec. 3:1-6; Zec. 12:8;

VI.            Fallen Angels

A.               Satan (see above)

B.                Angels which rebelled. Gen. 6:4; Rev. 12:4 (Mat. 22:30)

C.                Demons

1.                Possession by. Saul, 1 Sam. 16:14-23; 1 Sam. 18:10, 11; 19:9, 10. Two men of the Gergesenes, Matt. 8:28-34; Mark 5:2-20. The mute man, Matt. 9:32, 33. The blind and mute man, Matt. 12:22; Luke 11:14. The daughter of the Syrophenician, Matt. 15:22-29; Mark 7:25-30. The seizuring child, Matt. 17:14-18; Mark 9:17-27; Luke 9:37-42. The man in the synagogue, Mark 1:23-26; Luke 4:33-35. Mary Magdalene, Mark 16:9; Luke 8:2, 3. The herd of swine, Matt. 8:30-32.

2.                Cast out by Jesus. Matt. 4:24; 8:16; Mark 3:22; Luke 4:41.

3.                Power over, given the disciples (and believers). Matt. 10:1; Mark 6:7; (Mark 16:17).

4.                Cast out by the disciples. Mark 9:38; Luke 10:17; by Peter, Acts 5:16; by Paul, Acts 16:16-18; 19:12; by Philip, Acts 8:7. Disciples could not expel, Mark 9:18, 28, 29. Sceva�s sons exorcise, Acts 19:13-16.

a)                 Method of exorcism

(1)              by command: Mk 1:25; 5:8; 9:25

(2)              by the name of Jesus: Mk 9:38f; Ac 16:18; 19:13

D.               Works
t false religions: 1 Co 10:19-21 t promote rebellion: Re 16:14-16 t attempt to impede God�s word: Mt 13:4; 2 Co 4:4; 1 Ti 4:1 t domination of individuals, institutions and nations: Da 10:13, 20; Ac 13:9-10; Re 17:12 ff; 20:3, 7-10 t inflict physical/mental illness: Mt 12:22; Mk 9:17; 9:25; Lu 8:27-29; Ac 8:7; Re 9:14-19 t Tempt towards sin: Ge 3:1-8; Ac 5:3; 1 Co 7:5 t attempt to impede the church: Ac 13:9, 10; 2 Co 2:10, 11; 1 Th 2:17, 18; 2 Ti 2:4, 23-26 t persecute believers: Re 2:8-10; 18:2, 24

E.                Judgment of fallen angels. Matt. 25:41; 2Pe. 2:4; Jude 1:6-7; Rev. 9:13; Rev. 12:8; Rev. 20:2



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