biblestudy: Angelic Responsibilities
Martin G. Collins
Given 31-Jul-10; Sermon #BS-1004; 58 minutes
Martin Collins, focusing on the creation and function of angels, describes the creation of Lucifer, a magnificent archangel, and the other angelic beings before the creation of the earth, before iniquity was found in him, as well as the ill-conceived rebellion of one third of the angelic beings. The creation of the earth took place before the rebellion. Originally, the earth was created in an orderly fashion, not tohu and bohu, but after the rebellion, it became for a time chaotic, without form and void, a result of violation of law. Angelic sin brought about the devastating corruption before the creation of Adam. Demonic angels, led by Satan the devil, still rule this world. Sadly, the angels had been designed to be messengers of God, assisting Him with the task of creation. Angels were endowed with the capacity to think, reason, and form attitudes. Their function was to be God's messengers and ministers to His creation. Angels mete out punishment and destruction on sinners. On the other hand, to God's elect, they bring guidance, comfort, protection, and deliverance.
Acts 12:7-15; 27:22-24 Administration All things Angelic intervention Angelic lifestyles Angels Beast Chains of darkness Chronology of events Covering cherub Creation and function of angels Daniel 6:22 Death penalty Demonic beings Exodus 25:20 Ezekiel 28:11-16 I Corinthians 14:33; 15:45 I Kings 19:5-7 Galaxies Genesis 1:1-3; 19:13; 24:7, 40 God's messengers Guardian Hebrews 1:1-14; 2:5- 11 Holy angels Iniquity Intelligent life Isaiah 14:4-14, 15; 44-45; 45:18 Job 38:6-7 John 1:1 John 12:29 Jude 6 Luke 20:34-36 King Darius King of Babylon King of Tyre Lion's den Lot's wife became pillar of salt Lucifer Matthew 24:29-31; 28:18 Mercy seat Messenger 100 million angels Outer darkness Peter's deliverance from prison Place of safety Protection Psalm 8:1-6; 23; 34:7; 91:11-12; 103:20 Rebecca Rebellious angels Revelation 5:7; 6:1; 22:8-9 Romans 13:1-5 Rotherham translation II Peter 2:4-6 Sins of the angels Sodom and Gomorrah Sons of God Spirit beings Subjection to authority Timbrels and pipes Tohu and bohu Very beginning Without form and void World to come