I have been a student of the Bible for over 50 years. During those 50+ years, I also believe there are Angels among us.
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There are Angels Among Us
There are Angels among us, there are to many examples, in the Bible, and elsewhere, of Angels among us.
I will start with my own encounter with an 'Angel'. My dad ran a gas station on the south-side of Houston, TX. My mom was a long distance, overseas operator for AT&T(Ma' Bell), if anyone remembers that name. She worked the night-shift and would come home and sleep while me and my sister were in school. On weekends my dad would take us to work with him. One Saturday morning, I was doing what every other nine year did, I parked myself in front of the TV he had in the front part of the station and started watching the Cartoons, then suddenly something I could not see picked me up and carried me into his office, and closed the door. As I was being carried into the office a car exited the freeway and hit the corner of the gas station right after the office door was closed. When my dad came in and got me out from under his desk, we went back out front and there was a piece of glass from the window sticking out of the chair I had been sitting in, the counter behind the chair was covered in glass, and the car was buried up to the windshield inside the front of the gas-station. I firmly believe if it had not been for that angel, I would not be writing this article today.
The Bible is full of examples as well, from the Angelic Host that came to the shepherds to proclaim the Birth of Jesus. The fourth man in the fiery furnace with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who according to King Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 3:25 looked like a 'son of the gods', And so many more.
I know Jesus has already fulfilled the Suffering Messiah; Isiah 53
What if Jesus Comes Back Like That?
When Jesus returns He will return as 'Lord of Lords and King of Kings' Revelation 17:14 (NIV). But, as Christians we are all members of one Body, the Body of Christ. Romans 12:5, Ephesians 3:6, Colossians 3:15, and so many other places in the New Testament. When I started my Journey of Faith in Christ, as I was studying the Bible, every Pastor at every Church I attended has reminded me that If the Bible says something and keeps repeating over and over again, it is Important. If we, as members of the Body of Christ suffer, then the whole Body suffers, including our Lord Jesus, as He is Head of the Body. So in many ways, Jesus is still, through the persecution of His Body, Christians around the World, fulfilling the prophecy of the Suffering Messiah.
Photos of Angels
Could these be Angels?
Top photo was submitted by a law enforcement officer from Georgia who shared this image of an angelic figure that was captured on a wildlife camera.
Bottom photo is of an Angel holding a 10,000 lb. axle off an individual after the jack holding it up collapsed.
The Little Girl
The Little Girl - John Michael Nontgomery
Unfortunately, in todays fallen World, this is a story we hear much to often. More times than I want to, anyway. Usually, the father kills his wife, and kids, before turning the gun on himself.
I do not know if this song is based on a true story. If it is I believe, Jesus was behind that couch with the girl.
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There are Angels sent by God. There are also Demons controlled by the Great Deceiver, the Devil. Help Us in Our Time of Need.
If you believe in God, you must also accept that there is also a Devil, and he has a third of the Angels from Heaven with him when he was cast down.
Revelation 12:9 NIV
9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
I do believe that these Fallen Angels, or Demons, are responsible, by there influence on a fallen would, and those who have rejected God, are responsible for all of the Evil in this World. The rampant illegal drug use, the slavery that is still still exist in many parts of the world, and all other crimes against humanity committed by individuals who have 'sold there Souls' to the Devil. As well as those who turn a blind-eye to it because they profit from it.
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