RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL
ANGELS ANSWER TO US
Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they (Hebrews 1:4).
There’s a remarkable difference between life and the operations of God in the Old Testament, in comparison with the New Testament. For example, in the Old Testament, the angels had authority over God’s people to the point they could pronounce judgement or punishment on them for doing something wrong.
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A simple example is when Zachariah didn’t believe the word of the angel Gabriel. The angel didn’t spare him; he said, “I’m Gabriel; I function in the presence of God; because you disbelieved my word, you shall be dumb until the child is born” (Read Luke 1:19-22), and it was so. Can you imagine that? He punished Zachariah for his unbelief.
However, in the New Testament, the angels are our servants; they serve us. Hebrews 1:13-14 says, _*“But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”*_ We’re the heirs of salvation; angels are ministering spirits sent forth to minister for us. They ministered to those in the Old Testament, but they minister to and for us in the New Testament. This is wonderful!
Philippians 2:9-11, talking about the Lord Jesus, says, _*“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.”*_ This shows how real and powerful the Name of Jesus is.
We’re superior to the angels because we’re born of God and are joint-heirs with Christ; we’re associates of the God-kind. God gave us the Name of Jesus, which is above every name; and we live in, and by that Name. Hence, we can give instructions to angels and they’ll obey us, because we give those instructions in the Name of Jesus. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, I thank you for the authority that’s mine in Christ Jesus. I reign and rule with Him over all things. Thank you for your holy angels that minister for me; I recognize their presence with me today. Even now, I dispatch them in the Name of Jesus to go forth and cause the blessings and provisions of God for me today to get to me by free course, unhindered, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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FURTHER STUDY: *|| *Hebrews 1:7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
Hebrews 1:13-14 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? ||
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Ephesians 3:1-21,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 1:14-23,
1 Kings 1