The magnitude of this cloud over Lake Texhoma was amazing. Even more amazing, the cloud stood there for about two hours. We decided this was an Archangel. Suddenly the cloud was gone. A few clouds remained, none in the shape of an angel.
And Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35 but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage, 36 for they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob. 38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for all live to him.” 39 Then some of the scribes answered, “Teacher, you have spoken well.” 40 For they no longer dared to ask him any question.
Perhaps this photo is an analogy, Jesus said bring Heaven to earth. And be a tree where the birds of the forest can dwell among the branches and in this striving - we all have one Angel -Matthew 18:10
Angels are a fond thing.
Surely the Old Testament is the portion with more angels? When you have Jesus, He covers all of the Heavenly Host.
However, this just is not the case. The New Testament and the Gospels have many references to Angels. There are 60% more references to Angels in the New Testament.
Because Jesus says this:
See that you do not despise one of these little ones.
For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
Father God boldly tells of balance. God - Himself - is our worship.
Don't let anyone condemn you by insisting on pious self-denial
or the worship of angels, saying they have had visions about these things. Their sinful minds have made them proud
Angels have been in eternal life a long time - they fully understand who God is.
Seeing His Kingdom and some sing to Father God day and night.
6 Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,
For the Lord our God
the Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and exult
and give him the glory
Jesus says the position of Heaven to earth is quite different.
Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
Psalm 8 and Hebrews 2
4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
and the son of man that you care for him?
5 Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
you have put all things under his feet
But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
1 Corinthians 6:3
Do you not know that we will judge angels?
And who would do this and where?
Until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the holy people of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom.
For millenniums prophets of God have told of so great a Salvation - searching, inquiring carefully, predictions about the sufferings of our Jesus and the subsequent glories Jesus would give us -
What did the angels do?
1 Peter 1
12 It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
How shall we, the children of God respond?
1 Peter 1
13 So think clearly and exercise self-control.
Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.
14 So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. 1 But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. 16 For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”
17 And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time as “foreigners in the land.”
18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. 19 It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.
20 God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but he has now revealed him to you in these last days.
21 Through Christ you have come to trust in God.
And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.
For the Son of Man is going to come
with his angels
in the glory of his Father,
and then he will repay each person
according to what he has done.
Father God, as Your children fled from Romans - the children hearing of the Good News of Jesus Christ for the first time were in awe to learn that God would just "give." You have given to us by choosing Your Plan for us long before time began. You have given us a Hope and a Future for those who have called upon Your Son Jesus earnestly.
Angels have seen for millenniums the amazing wonders and signs of God. We will live to see 75 references to Angels in Your Book of Revelation. We have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Our new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living Word of God.
Night will be no more. We will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be our light, and Jesus will reign forever and ever. These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the Spirits of the prophets, has sent His angel to show His servants - Jesus will be coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the Words of God. We thank You, God, you are the fulfillment of the Law.
Father God, even the darkness is not dark to You; You formed my inward parts and You knitted me together in my mother's womb. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance.
Your love had You write my name, in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Your Love is higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe. This is the Fullness of You, Father God. Open the eyes of all people. We pray for unborn baby Jackson - his chin has now profoundly grown. We pray for his eye to form and his face and mouth to receive the blessing and joy of the healing of Jesus Christ the Lord, with earnestness.
I am still with you. Upon Your mercy and grace, in Jesus, we hold fast and ask Your favor for us and for the ones we Love. You have blessed us. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †