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BEING WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.  No. 234

Getting to know
God together.
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ANGELS - WHAT AND WHO ARE THEY? 
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There are a lot of people interested in angels today.
You can see little silver and gold angels in shops everywhere.
There are all sorts of books and pictures about angels, and there are little statues of them people can buy.

Does the Bible tell us much about angels?
Yes, it certainly does!
You might think angels must always be good spirits, but that is not always so.
Some of the angels followed Satan and turned against God, long, long ago.
So they are “fallen” angels like the old Serpent is!
But the angels in Heaven are good angels, and there are lots more of them than there are bad and evil angels.
There are so many parts in the Bible that tell us about angels that I can only show you a few.

Good Angels:
The Bible tells us that when we belong to God we have angels who guard us - guard-ian angels. (Hebrews 1:14).
Children especially have guard-ian angels!
 Jesus Christ said: “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones [ don’t treat children as though they are nothing! ] ; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:10).

There are watcher angels who keep an eye on what is happening in the world:
“I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;” ( Daniel 4:13).

The angels were with Jesus Christ all the time when he was on earth.
When He was born, when He was badly attacked by Satan who tried to make Him sin, the angels were there. When Jesus came back to life again, after He died on the Cross, the angels were there. When Jesus rose up into the sky, called the As-cen-sion, the angels were His companions. And when Jesus Christ comes back to rule this earth, He will bring masses and masses of angels with Him!

Angels are watching us all now! The Bible tells us about it in many places, have a look at two of them: I Corinthians 4:9 and Ephesians 3:10.
You would need an adult to help you understand these verses.

Evil Angels:
There are lots of parts of the Bible that tells us about evil angels. They will one day be forever punished by God in the lake of fire. Have a look at Matthew 25:41.

Should you get angels brooches or have angel statues in your room?
I would think it is best to NOT have these, because we want to love the Lord Jesus Christ and worship Him, not to get too excited about angels. And today there are a lot of strange people who worship idols and the moon and stars - people who do not worship the One true God.
They often have little New Age shops which sell angels earrings and stuff like that.
These are not really good angels, they are angels who are made for those who are rebels against God! So - don’t buy angel statues and brooches and earrings - that is a good rule.
You will probably get an angel who was made for a witch or a “medium” or something.

Angels are called stars in the Bible.
The good ones are holy and perfect. When just one person, even a boy or girl, comes to Jesus to be saved, the angels in Heaven [good angels] cheer and are very, very excited and glad.
Isn’t that wonderful?

“ I say unto you, that like-wise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth [ changes his mind about God ], ..”  ( Luke 15:7 ).

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