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Bible verses about Angels, Responsibility of
(From Forerunner Commentary)

Daniel 10:5-6

Obviously, this is no man—he just looks like a man. The Bible does not name who it is, but he is undoubtedly an angelic creature. The best guess is that it is the same angel Daniel dealt with before, Gabriel.

John W. Ritenbaugh
Satan (Part 1)


 

Daniel 10:20-21

The Bible clearly establishes that there is an angelic host to whom responsibilities and authority have been delegated by God. Gabriel came because of Daniel's appeal; he responded to Daniel's prayer. He came to Daniel's aid, but he was delayed from arriving immediately because He met resistance from another great being. Eventually, he had to receive help from a third great being named Michael, identified as "your prince." He is not Daniel's prince necessarily, but Israel's prince. We see an angelic being whose authority is over (or whose responsibility is to God in behalf of) the children of Israel.

John W. Ritenbaugh
Image and Likeness of God (Part 5)


 

Matthew 18:10-11

The explanation of why we should not despise weak Christians relates to the care Christ gives to them. First, God's angels watch over and aid His followers. Some of the universe's highest and noblest beings, who enjoy the favor and fellowship of God, minister to even the most obscure Christians (Hebrews 1:14)! They are that precious to God.

Second, Christ Himself came to save the weak (I Corinthians 1:26-29). He came in search of the weak and base that were lost, found them, and redeemed them according to God's great purpose. They may be obscure and little in the eyes of the world, but they cannot be objects of contempt if Christ sought them and died to save them.

Martin G. Collins
Parables of the Millstone and the Lost Sheep


 

Matthew 18:10-11

Notice that it says angels—plural—who report to God, which is what "see the face of God" means: They stand before Him, are in communication with Him, give reports to Him, analyze and give evaluations to Him. They are telling Him what our needs are. What is the purpose of these angels? They ensure that we have every opportunity to grow to the greatest extent possible that God might save us and reward us to our highest potential.

John W. Ritenbaugh
Image and Likeness of God (Part 5)


 

Jude 1:6

"Who did not keep their proper domain" can also be translated, "who did not keep their positions of authority." It shows that God assigned them a stipulated responsibility, a set place, but they left it. The set place was on the earth. They mounted an attack against God in heaven. Defeated, they were cast down to earth, and the place that they were originally given as their domain instead becomes a prison, a place of restraint (Revelation 12:3-4,9; II Peter 2:4).

John W. Ritenbaugh
Satan (Part 1)


 

Jude 1:6

This is one of a series of three examples that Jude uses to show the surety of God's judgment falling upon sinners (those who are committing sin as a way of life). The angels left their first estate or their place of habitation. Habitation refers either to a place of living or of responsibility. In this case, it refers to both. We have to recognize that their habitation was the earth. This is where they lived and the place they were responsible for.

John W. Ritenbaugh
What I Believe About Conspiracy Theories


 

Jude 1:6

Jude puts this in an interesting way. They were not "the bad angels," or even "the angels who sinned." He calls them "the angels who were not content with where God had placed them."

We know from Revelation 12:4 that one-third of the angels were under Helel's hand, and he convinced them to leave their proper domain—the place where they had dominion, the place of their responsibility and authority—so that they could get more for themselves. In doing this, they sinned. Their discontent caused them to attempt to take by force what had not been given, but which they thought they deserved. This is the same thing that happened in Korah's rebellion (Numbers 16:1-35).

Richard T. Ritenbaugh
Countering Presumptuousness


 

 




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