Those Who Are Equal to the Angels

January 18, 2007

Angels are God’s servants sent to serve those who will inherit salvation. It is written, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14).

The whole universe is divided into two parts, the upper world and the lower world. The Bible says about it, “…We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to men.” (1 Corinthians 4:9). In other words, the two parts are the world of Leah (the upper world) and the world of Rachel (the lower world).

God doesn’t want to set up His kingdom consisting of the first angels and the first men. He wants to set up His everlasting glorious kingdom consisting of his elect angels and his elect men in the One, Christ Jesus. That is the salvation.

The Bible says about the angels who were against Christ, “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment.” (2 Peter 2:4). And again, “And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their own home–these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.” (Jude 1:6).

God’s will was done in heaven first, as it is written, “I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.” (1 Timothy 5:21).

Therefore, both the elect angels and the elect men are brothers who are born of one God as both the sons of Leah and the sons of Rachel are brothers.

The Bible says, “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.” (Ephesians 3:14-15). Therefore, both the holy angels and the holy men are brothers. The Bible says, “Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.” (Hebrews 3:1).

And also it is written about the meeting of an angel and a man, “But he said to me, ‘Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!'” (Revelation 22:9).

Therefore, the holy men are equal to the holy angels. It is written, “Then he measured its wall: one hundred and forty-four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.” (Revelation 21:17).

The Bible says that the three men who appeared to Abraham were angels. It is written clearly, “Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground.” (Genesis 18:2). And again, “The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground.” (Genesis 19:1). And again, “But the men inside reached out and pulled Lot back into the house and shut the door.” (Genesis 19:10).

And also the Bible says about those who are equal to the angles, “And Jesus answered and said to them, ‘The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.'” (Luke 20:34-36). And again, “For there are eunuchs who were born thus from their mother’s womb, and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He who is able to accept it, let him accept it.” (Matthew 19:12).

The mystery of God is Christ who will gather together in one both angels and men, as it is written, “that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth–in Him.” (Ephesians 1:10).

Therefore, it is written, “…The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.” (Matthew 13:39). And again, “He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” (Luke 10:2). Amen. Thank you, Lord.

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