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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Two Sets Of Angels - Angels of Darkness and Angels of Light

   We know from the Bible that there are two sets of angels; angels of darkness, and angels of light. Though information is vague concerning angels, there are a few things we do know from the Bible.

   Why are there two sets of angels, and how did that happen?

   The only things we know are that there are angels of darkness and angels of light. From the book of Revelation, it looks like the devil took 1/3 of the angels with him when he sinned. But you may ask, what was the devil's sin?

   Actually, we aren't sure, but there may be a hint of it in Isaiah 14. There was a proud, defiant leader in Assyria who was taunting Israel and making fun of the true and living God. Here are the words concerning what God was going to do to this leader: “How you are fallen from heaven,  O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground,  you who laid the nations low! 
You said in your heart 1 3 ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God. I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. 
But you are brought down to Sheol,  to the far reaches of the pit. Those who see you will stare at you and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?’

   Many believe that this leader and the words that pertain to him are actually representative of God's relationship with the devil. Are these words really words spoken to the devil himself, by God?

   The devil comes to us as an 'Angel of Light' but he is really an Angel of Darkness. Jesus called him the Father of lies. The first recorded lie of the devil is the one in the Garden of Eden, when he told Eve that if she would eat the fruit, she would become wise like God. He led her to believe she would have the knowledge God has if she eats the forbidden fruit. But God told Adam and Eve that if they ate the forbidden fruit, they would die.

   Once that happened, death began to reign. Human beings now experienced both physical and spiritual death. Now, when people are born, there spirits are dead. That is why we have to be 'born again'.

  The Bible does not say that angels are created in God's image, but it does tell us that people are created in God's image. When the angels sinned, there was no repentance available for them. Jesus did not die for the sinful angels to be able to be reconciled to God. Only people have the option and availability of salvation.

   The angels of darkness are still on earth. Their main goal is to lie to people. It is to get people to distrust God. How many times have we heard people saying, 'How can you believe in a God who lets children starve to death every day'? Or, ' How can you trust a God when there are people who will go to hell because they have never heard the Gospel?'? Everything we hear that causes doubt will keep us from trusting a God who is trustworthy.

   The angels of darkness want every person to stay in darkness. The light exposes their works. They hate God with a passion. They vehemently hate you and me. It's not just a matter of having this fact in the back of our minds. The main weapon we have to defend ourselves against the works of darkness is the Scriptures, the word of God.

   The word of God brings light to our souls. It helps us to understand God and to know why we can trust Him. The angels of darkness are going to continue to work against the truth. You will be fighting against them every day for the rest of your earthly life.

  If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, and you know your sins are completely forgiven because of the blood that was shed on the Cross, then the devil will oppose you continually. You will have to be wearing the proper spiritual equipment to fight against him. The main weapon is knowing the word of God. Not just memorizing it, but completely digesting it. Let it become part of your life. This will build faith, which is another weapon against the Enemy. Faith involves trust. The devil wants you to distrust God.

   If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ yet, as your personal Savior, the devil will oppose you every day by lying to you about God's character, mainly so you distrust God. He will keep you in darkness as long as you want to stay there.

   If you want to know more about the Gospel, and your relationship with God, please go to: http://thegospelconversation.blogspot.com  or  http://test4gp.wordpress.com

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