In a few short weeks, I’ll begin writing about the Angelic Appeal Trial. It will include a study of angels, the Divine trial that is going on right now and how you and I are part of that appeal trial. The existence of angels is not questioned by most people. However, there are many liberal theologians who conclude that the representations of angels in the Bible are merely poetic devices for the superstitions prevalent in that day.
There is very much we could study about angels. First, we will study angels in general and secondly, we will study Satan and the demise of fallen angels. Then we will study how we related to the angelic creation.
In order to thwart any thoughts that angels do not exist, there are many passages like 1 Corinthians 6:3, “Do you not know that we shall judge angels?” Or, 2 Thessalonians 1:7, “When the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels.” Or, Hebrews 2:9, “We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels.” Or 2 Peter 2:4, “God spared not the angels that sinned.” There is no way we can deny the existence of angels based on all these passages.
Angels are real. They are alive. Right where you are, there are some in the room observing the decisions you and I make. They observe and learn from us. But the main abode of angels is in heaven before the Father. For example, Matthew 18:10, “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.” They are guardian angels who watch over us, but also see the Father.
This is just an intro posting and more will follow. At this Christmas time, we’re reminded of the angels that proclaimed the birth of the Lord Jesus to the shepherds who were watching their flocks of sheep. But how do we relate with them and why is this study important? In a few weeks, we’ll begin an focused study of the Angelic Appeal Trial.