The title above is the topic for my message tonight in Orange County at our Thursday night study.
By the way, this weekly study is really going well. The focus each week is worship, looking at God’s Word together, and then giving people an opportunity to come to Christ.
What have angels come to do?
Last Thursday, we looked at the work of angels in the life of the believer. What have the angels come to do, specifically?
1. Angels sometimes reveal God’s purposes.
You remember that three angels came to Abraham to warn him of the judgment of Sodom. An angel was dispatched to Zacharias to tell him he would be the father of John the Baptist. Gabriel himself appeared to Mary to tell her she would be give birth to Jesus, and he also appeared to Joseph to encourage him.
2. Angels help us to come to salvation and sometimes give guidance.
Cornelius was praying one day when an angel came to him to tell him to seek out Peter. An angel led Philip to go to the desert to ultimately share the gospel with the man from Ethiopia.
3. Angels protect us.
Psalm 34:7 says, “For the angel of the LORD guards all who fear him, and he rescues them.” This happened for Simon Peter when he was in prison. The believers went to pray, and an angel was sent to free him.
4. When our day to leave this Earth comes, angels escort believers to heaven.
We read in Luke 16:22, “So it was that the beggar died, and was carried
by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.
To hear this entire message, given last Thursday in O.C. and last Sunday at Harvest in Riverside, click here.
But what about fallen angels? Where did they come from? What is their agenda? How can they be overcome?
We will talk about that and much more tonight, then again at Harvest in Riverside this coming Sunday, which you can view or hear live on KWVE (107.9 FM).
BTW, did you download that cool KWVE app for your iPhone yet? With it, you can listen to KWVE anywhere in the country and, I suppose, the world!
I have had more response than normal to the blog post I wrote on the sad deaths of both Farah Fawcett and Michael Jackson last Thursday.
I have expanded that piece a bit and will run it this weekend at WorldNetDaily as my weekly column. WorldNetDaily has a huge viewership, so many others will hopefully gain perspective from it.
That’s all for now.
Used with permission from Greg Laurie.