2013SEP22AM ROK-28 Revelation 9
How Can Our Understanding of Almighty God, Angels & Demons Transform Us as Followers of Jesus Today? Doctrine of the Creation of Angels: God uses this first verse to introduce us to these spirit-world creatures, that are unimaginably powerful, called angels in the Bible. God created all the angelic creatures. God is worshiped and served by some of the angelic creatures. God uses all of them, controls all of them, and as we will see in this chapter: God actually imprisons some of these angels that He created. A simple diagram of angels would be:
God created all angels: then they split into two types as some rebelled and are fallen angels or demons + and some angels did not rebel and they are God’s servants. The rebellious angels are further divided into two groups as in this chapter we see that some of the rebellious angels are imprisoned in the Abyss, and others are not.
With that in mind, pause with me and look at the entire Bible’s contents about angels and think of this:
Each of the angels we read about in God's Word has power that exceeds anything we can humanly understand as possible by the laws of the physical world that we know. Knowing that we are surrounded by amazing, supernatural beings so powerful, but that are opposed to God and in rebellion against Him could make us fearful. But before we look at the power of these demons, think about where they came from. So, this morning the first application from this doctrinal truth about the creation of angels we can see and hold onto is about the One who created all things including these angels.
Here is the comforting doctrinal truth: God is Absolutely, All-Powerfully Greater Than Everything that is Anywhere