Updated: Jul 11
I recently felt a prompting in my spirit to read the book of Hebrews. As I began my jaunt, a single verse in the first chapter sparked my curiosity.
“What role then, do the angels have? The angels are spirit messengers sent by God to serve those who are going to be saved.”
Hebrews 1:14 TPT
I read the verse repeatedly. It lingered in my mind. I was so curious about angels and how they serve those “who are going to be saved”. The Aramaic can be translated as “the angels are spirit- winds -of -ministry sent to minister to those destined to receive salvation. The angels are glad to minister to us, for they see us in Christ”.
A plethora of research has been done regarding angels. I did not want to get bogged down in an intellectual understanding, or even a “how to” method to access this angelic activity.
My heart holds tight to Christ’s supremacy over the angels and what washed over me was God’s heart to save us! He commissions the angels to serve us, and He stops at nothing so we can inherit salvation!
The Greek word for angels is angelos; Strong’s #32: from Angello, “to deliver a message”; hence, a Messenger. In the New Testament, the word has the special sense of a spiritual, heavenly personage attendant upon God and functioning as a messenger from the Lord sent to earth to execute his purposes and to make them known to men. Angels are invisibly present in the assemblies of Christians and are appointed by God to minister to believers.
Let’s gaze on one final verse this week:
“For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will reward each according to what he has done.”
Matthew 16:27 CSB