Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:08 pm
What role as an angel does he have? He seems to be an important and powerful angel.
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." (Psalm 19:1)
Hmmm, I don't know, but, angelology is pretty interesting. Some theologians claim angels do not exist, though.thatkidakayoungguy wrote:What role as an angel does he have? He seems to be an important and powerful angel.
The angels truly love God and I think they are amazed at the things God does and they seem to be intrigued by how God deals with man.We know that everytime somebody gets saved angels rejoice.Kurieuo wrote:I'd disagree with the implications of that, on why the angels don't rebel. Rather, those angels who opposed God did so because they were self-seeking and as such incompatible with God's kingdom, whereas those angels who didn't were pure of heart and loved God.
God isn't a dictator who rules by fear. If someone doesn't want to rebel against God simply and only because of what might happen to them, but otherwise they would rebel, then I dare say such will not be found in His kingdom. One can fear God, sure, such is natural if God exists and our lives are in His hands... but one's heart should be desiring of God.
What do I mean and what's the difference? Consider the Jews who made sacrifice to God for forgiveness and atonement. Their sacrifice became hollow and meaningless to God, for their hearts were far from Him (see video below). They were going through the ritual, but the symbol and meaning of such was lost. God wanted their hearts circumcised, not merely a hollow act carried out in their flesh. (Jer 4:4) Now, today, for those who believe, one is circumcised of the heart rather than in the flesh -- the heart is what is important, (Jer 9:25-26; Jer 31:31-34) not simply bowing down for every knee will ultimately bow and confess (Phil 2:10-11; Romans 14:11; Isaiah 45:23-24).
Who is the angel that binds Satan and throws him into the abyss? It doesn't say him specifically but if He leads the army of God, could it be him?PaulSacramento wrote:
From the bible we know this of Michael:
He is called one of the Chief Princes and that He is responsible for Israel, that He leads the army of God ( Revelation) and that, while powerful, did NOT rebuke Satan ( Jude).
Well said PS. I agree with what you say. It's just that sometimes I feel the urge to give people a little bit more insight into the workings of the spirit, etc. I guess I need to find another forum where people are more comfortable in discussing/experiencing these things (or as you sort of put it, when God wants us to know, he will send us to the right place).PaulSacramento wrote:I wouldn't pay much attention to Christian mystic, especially since such things are explicitly prohibited in the Bible by God.
If you want to know about Angels and about Michael, read the bible.
Don't add to what the bible says or make things up, just read it.
If God wanted us to know more about His spiritual plane and the beings that live there, He would tell us.