The Greatest Story Ever Told About
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived
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The word angel means messenger, or guardian or representative.  We see throughout the Bible that
when God wanted to communicate to man, he usually sent his angels to do so. Angels were created
by God.  Lucifer was an angel in fact he was God's "right hand man" until he wanted to take over
and rebelled against God along with a third of the angels.  (Yes, even God has rebellious kids)  
Some people have had visitations from angels, some have seen angels, and some have
communicated with angels.  There are good angels and bad angels.  The ones that rebelled with
Satan are bad angels and are usually referred to as demons or fallen angels.  Angels mostly do the
work of God on this earth, but God also has appointed each of us a Guardian Angel that looks out for
us.  If you learn to listen to the Holy Spirit you will make life much easier for your Guardian Angel.

Psalm 148:2-5
Praise him all his angels, praise him all his heavenly hosts.  
Praise him sun and moon, praise him all you shining stars.  
Praise him, you highest heavens and you waters above the
skies.  Let them praise the name of the Lord for he
commanded and they were created.

God created the angels just like he created the sun,
moon, and stars.  They were not born as we are,
they
are created beings.

Psalm 103:20
Praise the Lord you his angels you mighty ones who do his bidding who obey his word.

Angels here are referred to as Mighty Ones who do his bidding and obey his word.  Angels
therefore are created beings that are strong and powerful who obey God and do what he asks
them to.

2 Peter 2:10-11
Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings, yet even angels although they
are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the
presence of the Lord.

Here the Apostle Peter is saying that some men in their ignorance are not afraid to slander celestial
beings, and confirms what the Old Testament writer said about angels being stronger and more
powerful.

Acts 8:26
Now an angel of the Lord said to Phillip "Go south to the road, the desert road, that goes down from
Jerusalem to Gaza."   

Acts 8:29
The Spirit told Phillip "Go to that chariot and stay near it"

Here we see how God works.  He sent an angel to tell Phillip to go down a certain road and then the
Holy Spirit told Phillip what to do.  If you read that passage you will see that in that chariot was an
Ethiopian who Phillip got to speak to about Jesus. He was converted, baptised, and went on his way
rejoicing.  He probably went back to Ethiopia and told everyone what happened to him.  That's how
God gets things done.

Acts 27:21-26
After the men had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said "Men you
should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this
damage and loss.  But now I urge you to keep up your courage because not one of you will be lost;
only the ship will be destroyed.  Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood
beside me and said "Do not be afraid, Paul.  You must stand trial before Caesar and God has
graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.  So keep up your courage men, for I have faith
in God that it will happen just as he told me.

The story is that these men and Paul were caught in a storm at sea.  God sent an angel to tell the
Apostle Paul that even though the ship would be broken to pieces the men would not lose their
lives.  And that's what happened.

Luke 1:26-38
God sends his angel Gabriel to tell Mary that she will have a son and that she is to give him the name
of Jesus.

Mary has a conversation with the angel asking him how this will happen and then agrees to do as
the angel asked.   In Luke 2:8-16 the angels of God announce the birth of Jesus (the Christmas
Story) and then return to heaven.  You can read the story in detail to see how God uses angels to do
his work on earth.

Matthew 2:13
When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream.  "Get up" he said, "take the
child and his mother and escape to Egypt.  Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for
the child to kill him."

After the birth of Jesus, when the wise men had returned to their country, Herod ordered all the
children under 2 years old to be killed, hoping to kill Jesus by doing so.  However, an angel  warned
Joseph, Jesus's father in a dream to escape to Egypt which he did.  Many people including me have
had angels speak to them in dreams.  When you have one, you will know it because it is unlike any
other dream you have ever had.

Matthew 4:11
Then the devil left him, and angels came
and attended him.

After Jesus spent 40 days in the desert and
was tempted by the devil, angels came and
attended to him.  There are many scriptures
that tell us of angels attending to Jesus such
as in
Luke 22:43...an angel from heaven
appeared to him and strengthened him.
 And
in Matthew 26:53
Jesus said "Do you think I
cannot call on my Father, and he will at once
put at my disposal more than twelve legions
of angels."
 (A legion is 6,000 soldiers)

Matthew 28:2-7
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and going to the
tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.  His appearance was like lightning and his clothes were
white as snow.  The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.  The
angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was
crucified.  He is not here, he has risen just as he said.  Come and see the place where he lay.  Then go
quickly and tell his disciples.  He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee.  

Acts 1:9-11
After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight.  They
were looking intently up into the sky as he was going when suddenly two men dressed in white stood
beside them  "Men of Galilee" they said "why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same
Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him
go into heaven."

This is the story of Jesus's resurrection from the dead.  Angels announced his birth, were with him
throughout his life, were with him at his resurrection, and at his ascension into heaven.

Psalm 34:7
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers the
m.

God sends angels to help us in our times of need.  I am sure from some of my experiences, that
there were times that angels helped me out because it was just too "mysterious" the way it
happened

Matthew 18:10
See that you do not look down on one of these little ones.  For I tell you that their angels in heaven
always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Hebrews 1:14
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

These are references that speak of our personal Guardian Angels who are sent to help, serve and
protect us.  I have wanted to meet mine several times, and although I know he is there, I have still
not met him face to face.

Hebrews 13:2
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without
knowing it.

Angels are God's messengers, our guardians, and God's representatives on earth.  They can appear
as angels or as men.  They can speak, appear and disappear, and are stronger and more powerful
than man.  That's one of the reasons they sometimes say "Do not be afraid" when they appear.  
This is one more way that God reaches out to us to help, teach, and protect us.

Do not be afraid to ask your Guardian angel for help or to ask God to send angels to help you.  I do it
all the time.  When I leave the house for a few days, I always ask God to send angels to watch over
it.   If I am in trouble or need, I ask God to send angels to help me.  When I need to do battle with
demons, I ask God to send angels to help me.  Whatever needs doing in the spiritual realm, I always
ask God to send angels to do.  That's what they are for, and they are very willing to help.  Just like
the Bible says in Hebrews 1:14.
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