Thursday, May 18, 2017
Angels - We Are Not To Pray To -
Bible Questions Answered:
“...so I prayed to my guardian angel...”
Theresa/ Santa Ana, California U.S.A.
Nowhere, nowhere, are we ever taught in The Word Of God, to pray to angels!
Jesus our example:
John 13:15 KJV
For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Jesus prayed, and told Christians to pray, to The Father in heaven.
Matthew 6:9 KJV
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Luke 11:2 KJV
And He said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
John 14:12-15 KJV
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that The Father may be glorified in The Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it.
15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
We should live as the “noble-Bereans.
Acts 17:10,11 KJV
10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received The Word with all readiness of mind, and searched The Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
An exalted moral or mental character or excellence.
It is God The Holy Spirit, and our Savior, Jesus Christ, who intercede for the people of God.
Romans 8:26,27 NLT
26 And The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But The Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
27 And The Father who knows all hearts knows what The Spirit is saying, for The Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.
Hebrews 4:14-16 NLT
14 So then, since we have A Great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus The Son Of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe.
15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.
16 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive His mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Angels are a part of Gods great creation, not eternal, created.
Colossians 1:15-17 NLT
15 Christ is the visible image of The Invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,
16 for through Him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through Him and for Him.
17 He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together.
And although it is true, angels have more power than mere mortal man...
Hebrews 2:7 KJV (The Apostle speaking of man stated...)
"Thou madest him a little lower than the angels..."
Yet, they are not God, and “not,” to be prayed to or to be worshiped. Who said so, why the very angels of heaven have said so!
Revelation 19:9,10 NLT
9 And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.”
10 Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers and sisters who testify about their faith in Jesus. Worship only God. For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus.
Revelation 22:8,9 NLT
8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw all these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me.
9 But he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers the prophets, as well as all who obey what is written in this book. Worship only God!”
Our God told Israel...
Exodus 20:3-5 KJV
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I The LORD thy God am a jealous God..."
Exodus 34:14 KJV
For thou shalt worship no other god: for The LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
Deuteronomy 4:24 KJV
For The LORD thy God is a Consuming Fire, even a jealous God.
Isaiah 48:11 KJV
"...I will not give My glory unto another."
No one, be he angel or saint, is to usurp the position of Almighty God!
As the angels of heaven told the beloved John...
Revelation 19:10/ 22:9 KJV
“...“No, don’t worship me (Angels of heaven...Worship only God!”
Revelation 22:8,9 KJV
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
Worship Of The Angel Of The Lord (A Theophony Of Christ):
The Angel Of The Lord, is none other than the preincarnate Lord Jesus.
Genesis 12:5-8 KJV
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was then in the land.
7 And The Lord appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there built he an altar unto The Lord, who appeared unto him.
8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he built an altar unto The Lord, and called upon
the name of The Lord.
Genesis 16:7-11-13 KJV The Lord finds Hagar.
7 And The Angel Of The Lord found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
8 And He said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
9 And The Angel Of The Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
10 And The Angel Of The Lord said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
11 And The Angel Of The Lord said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because The Lord hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
13 And she called the name of The Lord that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after Him that seeth me?
Hagar called The Angel Of The Lord, God!
The Lord appeared unto Abram as a man, claiming to be The Almighty God!
Genesis 17:1 KJV
And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, The Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him,
I am The Almighty God; walk before Me, and be thou perfect.
The Lord, and two of His mighty angels appeared to Abraham as men.
Genesis 18:1,2 KJV
1 And The Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
The Angel Of God, reveals to Jacob that He is...The God Of Bethel!
Genesis 31:11,13 KJV
11 And The Angel Of God spake unto me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
13 I am The God Of Bethel, where thou anointedst the pillar, and where thou vowedst a vow unto Me: now arise, get thee out from this land, and return unto the land of thy kindred.
Jacob referred to The Angel, as God!
Genesis 48:15,16 NLT
15 Then he (Jacob) blessed Joseph and said, “May the God before whom my grandfather Abraham and my father, Isaac, walked—the God who has been my Shepherd all my life, to this very day,
16 The Angel who has redeemed me from all harm— may He bless these boys. May they preserve my name and the names of Abraham and Isaac. And may their descendants multiply greatly throughout the earth.”
The Angel Of The Lord, revealed to Moses that He was God!
Exodus 3:1-6 KJV (Moses worshiped The Angel Of The Lord.)
1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
2 And The Angel Of The Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
4 And when The Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.
5 And He said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6 Moreover He said, I am The God of thy father, The God Of Abraham, The God Of Isaac, and
The God Of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.
Was The Angel Of The Lord, God,yes!
God told Moses...
Exodus 23:20-23 NLT
20 “See, I am sending an Angel before you to protect you on your journey and lead you safely to the place I have prepared for you.
21 Pay close attention to Him, and obey His instructions. Do not rebel against Him, for He is My Representative, and He will not forgive your rebellion.
22 But if you are careful to obey Him, following all My instructions, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and I will oppose those who oppose you.
23 For My Angel will go before you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites, and Jebusites, so you may live there. And I will destroy them completely.
Gideon met The Angel Of The Lord and exclaimed, A” Oh, Sovereign Lord.”
Judges 6:11,12;17-21 NLT
11 Then The Angel Of The Lord came and sat beneath the great tree at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash of the clan of Abiezer. Gideon son of Joash was threshing wheat at the bottom of a wine press to hide the grain from the Midianites.
12 The Angel Of The Lord appeared to him and said, “Mighty hero, The Lord is with you!”
17 Gideon replied, “If you are truly going to help me, show me a sign to prove that it is really the Lord speaking to me.
18 Don’t go away until I come back and bring my offering to you.” He answered, “I will stay here until you return.”
19 Gideon hurried home. He cooked a young goat, and with a basket of flour he baked some bread without yeast. Then, carrying the meat in a basket and the broth in a pot, he brought them out and presented them to The Angel, who was under the great tree.
20 The Angel Of God said to him, “Place the meat and the unleavened bread on this rock, and pour the broth over it.” And Gideon did as he was told.
21 Then The Angel Of The Lord touched the meat and bread with the tip of the staff in His hand, and fire flamed up from the rock and consumed all he had brought. And The Angel Of The Lord disappeared.
22 When Gideon realized that it was The Angel Of The Lord, he cried out, “Oh, Sovereign Lord, I’m doomed! I have seen The Angel Of The Lord face to face!”
The Angel Of The Lord, was the preincarnate Lord Jesus. Don't let anyone tell you its OK to worship angels, or to pray to them, because angels of God, were worshiped in the Old Testament!
Of, relating to, or having existence before incarnation.
Isaiah 42:8 KJV
I am The Lord: that is My name: and My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images.
Now the most wonderful news about this study is ….
Psalm 34:7 KJV
The Angel Of The Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them.
Psalm 125:1,2 KJV
1 They that trust in The Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so The Lord is round about His people from henceforth even for ever.
Are you a child of The Lord? You can be, ask Him into your heart and life today!
Isaiah 45:22 KJV
Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
Matthew 10:32 KJV
Everyone who acknowledges Me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before My Father in heaven.
John 1;12,13 KJV
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.