The Angel of Light

The Angel of Light 2 Corinthians 11:14-15 "Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness" ( vv. 14-15a). Second Corinthians 11:14-15 contains perhaps the most important bit of information all believers need to remember concerning the nature of Satan and his work. Paul tells us in today's passage that the Devil "disguises himself as an angel of Continue Reading

Angels as Messengers

Angels as Messengers Luke 1:5-38 "The angel answered him, 'I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news'" ( v. 19). We have noted that angelos is the Greek word normally translated into English as "angel." Basically, angelos means "one who brings a message," and it often refers to human messengers as well as the heavenly host. The biblical authors' use of angelos when Continue Reading

Earthly Enforcers

Earthly Enforcers Daniel 12:1 "At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people" (v. 1a). Central to the biblical description of God is the doctrine of divine providence. Scripture is clear that the Lord did not make the world and then leave it alone to run its course. Rather, He continues to uphold and sustain His creation (Heb. 1:1-4). God's continuing involvement with creation is according to His design as Continue Reading

The Heavenly Host

The Heavenly Host Revelation 4 "Around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind" ( v. 6b). Centuries after Isaiah saw the angels in God's heavenly throne room (6:1-3), John was given a vision of the divine throne room as well. Revelation 4 records the first part of this vision, which is remarkably similar to Isaiah 6. The angels John witnesses praising the Lord declare the Continue Reading

Can Jesus’ Exorcisms Be Explained by Psychology?

Can Jesus' Exorcisms Be Explained by Psychology? Today's reading: Matthew 9:32-34 The Bible makes it clear that demons exist (see Deuteronomy 32:17; 1 Timothy 4:1; James 2:19), and even today we live in a society in which many people believe in angels. They know there are spiritual forces out there, and it's not too hard to conclude that some might be malevolent. Where you see God working, sometimes those forces are more active, and that's Continue Reading

12 Forbidden Heathen Practices: All magic and witchcraft, traffic with demons in the name of astrology.

Luke 12:29-32 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or shat ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after; AND YOUR Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. BUT RATHER SEEK YE THE KINGDOM OF GOD; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom. Let seeking of necessities be secondary. Continue Reading

A cruel messenger shall be sent against him..

Proverbs 17:11 11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. Here is the sin and punishment of an evil man. 1. His sin. He is an evil man indeed that seeks all occasions to rebel against God, and the government God has set over him, and to contradict and quarrel with those about him. Quærit jurgia--He picks quarrels; so some. There are some that are actuated by a spirit of opposition, that Continue Reading

Familiar Spirits

Isaiah 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? Should not the people seek to God for His revelation instead of seeking through the living to the dead? This makes it clear that so-called communications with the dead are not of God and should not be indulged in. - Dake A.R.B. page Continue Reading

Methods of Satan

Methods of Satan 1. He uses every conceivable means to hold men in subjection to himself and keep them from turning to God. If he fails in this, he tries to kill the believer’s testimony and ruin his influence for God. 2. If one falls he tries to make him stay fallen or commit suicide. He endeavours to cause men to end their lives by insisting it is the best way out; but he hides the true fact that this will be only the beginning of real Continue Reading

Dispensation of Faithful Angels and The Redeemed: The Age of Ages

Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein; for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. Ephesians 2:7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. Ephesians 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord. 1. NAME: So-called because faithful angels and resurrected saints will be helping God to administer the Continue Reading