Thursday, 15 November 2018

Learn More About Angels | Should You Worship Them?

Do you believe in angels? Literally, everyone has heard of angels including children. Some movies and children's programmes have angels as part of their characters. Isn't it interesting that movies are sometimes centred around supernatural things but without any strong biblical basis?

Question 1

Do you know that worshipping angels equates to idol worship, and it diminishes the message of Jesus Christ? Our requests are to go directly to God. We cannot draw any power or protection from angels. 

Question 2

Who are angels? Are we to worship them? 
The Word of God says that, angels are:
"Spirits who serve God and are sent by him to help those who are to receive salvation."  ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‭GNT‬‬.
John in the bible said: "I, John, have heard and seen all these things. And when I finished hearing and seeing them, I fell down at the feet of the angel who had shown me these things, and I was about to worship him. But the angel said to me, "Don't do it! I am a servant together with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all those who obey the words in this book. Worship God!"" ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭22:8-9‬ ‭GNT‬‬.
Colossians 2:18 says that we should not allow ourselves to be condemned by anyone who claims to be superior because of special visions and who insists on false humility and the worship of angels. For no reason at all, such people are all puffed up by their human way of thinking.

Angels' purpose 

Angels’ primary purpose and ministry is to assist human beings toward reaching their final deliverance over their spiritual enemies. This includes protecting and strengthening believers, as well as delivering messages from God. 

Question 3

Is Jesus Christ greater than angels? 
**Hebrews 1:4-8 GNT version says:---"The Son was made greater than the angels, just as the name that God gave him is greater than theirs. For God never said to any of his angels, "You are my Son; today I have become your Father.
Nor did God say about any angel, "I will be his Father, and he will be my Son.
But when God was about to send his first-born Son into the world, he said, "All of God's angels must worship him." But about the angels God said, "God makes his angels winds, and his servants flames of fire.
About the Son, however, God said: “Your kingdom, O God, will last forever and ever! You rule over your people with justice.”
God never said to any of his angels: “Sit here at my right side until I put your enemies as a footstool under your feet.

Conclusion

I can conclude that Jesus Christ is superior to angels and from scriptures quoted above, we should only worship Jesus Christ only. Angels are also to worship Jesus Christ. 

Monday, 12 November 2018

Still Rolling Stones

"A rolling stone gathers no moss" - Publilius Syrus

The above proverb simply means that people who are always moving, with no roots in one place or another, avoid responsibilities and cares. This interpretation is however not fit for this write-up. The inspiration for this post and the interpretation is gotten from the amazing song by Lauren Daigle titled Still rolling stones! It’s an amazing song I heard during the choir ministration at Lakewood Church.

Every once in a while, you hear a song ministration so powerful it causes a paradigm shift in your life. This is that song and as I listened to the lyrics, the proverb came to mind. One line of the song talks about how we often feel that we’re too far gone, acknowledging that despite the fact that we tend to dig the graves we fall into, God is still calling out for us. This brought to mind the grace of God that covers us from all sin (Rom. 8:1) and the fact that no matter how far gone we are, God is still calling out for us, He still wants to be our father, He still loves us!

Love so great that the Apostle Paul tried to understand the logic (Rom. 5:7-8). Love so great that He sent His son to die for us (John 3:16)


You are not too far gone for God to love you. There is absolutely nothing that can take the love of God away from you. He is calling out for you, all you have to do is answer and when you answer, like a rolling stone, no moss (sin or condemnation) can stick on you. Keep rolling my dear stoney friend and never forget, there is no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus.

When the devil tries to remind you of your sins tell him you are a rolling stone and there is no moss (condemnation, sin, shame, you name it!) on you. When the devil cries out shame, cry out grace! (Rom. 5:20).

The charge is simple, answer His call and whenever you need grace, approach His throne of grace boldly and ask … Heb. 4:16.

Stay blessed and remember a rolling stone gathers no moss.

- Sage

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