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Angelic Service
Work
Example Text
I. In heaven

A. Praising, worshipping, and serving God continually

Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise Him in the heights.

Praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts.

- Psalm 148:1-2

B. Rejoicing over the conversion of sinners

Likewise I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

- Luke 15:10

C. Bringing the souls of true believers into heaven

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom.

- Luke 16:22a

II. On earth
    A. In God's Church

1. Serving Jesus Christ

And there appeared an angel unto Him from heaven, strengthening Him.

- Luke 22:43

2. Serving for the benefit of God's children

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

- Hebrews 1:14

3. Being messengers of good tidings

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

- Luke 2:10

4. Protecting God's elect

For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

- Psalm 91:11-12

5. Assisting in the administration of God's law

Who have received the law by the disposition of angels.

- Acts 7:53a

6. Assisting in the administration of God's gospel

But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

- Acts 5:19-20

    B. In general

1. Announcing and witnessing special happenings

And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

And sware by Him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.

- Revelation 10:5-6

2. Carrying out God's punishments

And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

- II Kings 19:35

3. Assisting on the final judgment day

So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,

And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

- Matthew 13:49-50


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