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Where do angels come from?

Colossians 1:16
16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.  All things were created through Him and for Him. 
(NKJ)


Now we know were they came from.  God created all things visible and invisible


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Did they do anything for Jesus when he was here on earth?

Matthew 4:10-11
10 Then
Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.'"
11 Then the devil left Him, and behold,
angels came and ministered to Him
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What do they look like?


Hebrews 13:22  Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels(NKJ)

Apparently at least in many cases they look exactly like all human beings.


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What does the word say they can do or have done in the past?


Genesis 24:7 "The LORD God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my family, and who spoke to me and swore to me, saying, 'To your descendants I give this land,' He will send His angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there. (NKJ)


The word says that they can guide you.

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Elijah in IKings 19:5-6
5 Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly
an angel touched him, and said to him, "Arise and eat."
6 Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again.
(NKJ)

They can provide for you.

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Psalms 34:7  The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them. (NKJ)

They can protect you.



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Daniel 6:22  "My God sent His angel and shut the lions' mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was found innocent before Him; and also, O king, I have done no wrong before you."  (NKJ)

 

They can deliver you.

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Matthew 24:31  "And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.  (NKJ)

I believe those of us living right now will be a part of that gathering.



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Acts 8:26  Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is desert. 
(NKJ)

At times they give directions.

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Acts 27:23 "For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve,
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saying, 'Do not be afraid, Paul;


Angels can comfort you.

 

Are angels useful for  believers today yes?

Psalms 91:11  For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. (NKJ)


How many ways? (ALL]

 

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Are all angels serving God? NO.

Are there angels that serve the dark side?  Yes.


Revelation 12:7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

(NKJ)

Yes,  Satan is a fallen angel and he has other angels under him

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What is Satan doing for you?

He is fighting against you.

Revelation 12:10
10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for
the accuser of our brethren, who
accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.  (NKJ)


Satan  disguises himself as an angel of light the devil has been coming up before God pointing out to God how bad we are. 

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Looks like God is going to use his angels right up to the very end

Revelation 20:1-3
1 And
I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan
, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.
(KJV)

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Believer use your angels plus plus ask God to dispatch his ministering spirits on your behalf..  

Ps 91:11  For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go.  (NLT)


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May I suggest that you also use that protection daily.  For example:

In your daily prayersCharge your angels all around you to keep you in all your ways. 

To go in front of you, behind you, surround you on all sides, 

underneath you and over you to keep you in all your ways.

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IF YOU WALK IN FEAR YOU BIND THE HANDS OF YOUR ANGELS.     --  CHARLES CAPPS

 

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