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Heavenly Angels Their Work and Ministry

I. Their activities in heaven

a. They worship the Person of God

And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. (1 Kings 22:19)

And one(angel) cried to another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. (isiah 6:3)

And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy , holy, holy, LOrd God Allmighty, which was, and is, and is to come. (Revelation 4:8)And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. (Revelation 19.4)

b.-They observe the people of God

Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son Of man also confess before the angels of God. But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God, (Luke 12:8,9

Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth. (Luke I 5:1 0)

For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. (I Corinthians 4:9)

For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels. (I Corinthians 11:10)

I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without Preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. (I Timothy 5:21)

Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have Preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. (I Peter 1:1 2)

c. They inquire into the prophetical plan of God

Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? (Daniel 12.5,6)

d. They rejoice in the works of God

(1) His work of creation

When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for Joy? (Job 38:7)

Thou art worthy, 0 Lord, to receive glory and honour and power., for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation 4:11)

(2). His work of-redemption

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness. God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. (I Timothy 3:16)

And, I beheld, andI heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times, ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. (Revelation 5:11,12)

e.They perform the will of God

And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven' and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. (Genesis 28:12) see Picture

Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. (Psalm 103:20)

A fiery stream Issued and came forth from before him. thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. the judgment was set, and the books were opened. (Daniel 7:10)

f.They witness the wrath of God

The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented With fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb. (Revelation 14:10)



Pictures of the ministering angels