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Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Rightful Place of Angels

The Rightful Place of Angels

In our day, angels have become a pretty big thing.  In fact, there are some fairly well-known personalities today talking about having their personal angel and needing to "contact your angel."

I believe in angels because the Bible clearly talks about them, but angels have a rightful place, which Paul addresses in Colossians 2:18-19,

Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.

Paul is telling us, "If you become so preoccupied with angels that you let go of the head, Jesus Christ, you are off the rails!"  In fact, if you are preoccupied with angels in such a way that it takes you away from Jesus Christ, I'm telling you, you are in error.  The body grows; the body is nourished; we get our life and direction from the head, Jesus Christ.

If God wants to have an angel intervene in my life, that is wonderful.  But I don't need to contact my angel because I have constant communion with the Son of God, who, as we learned yesterday, is superior to angels!

Jesus is the One who created the universe!  He is our Lord and our Savior.  He is the Vine, we are the branch.  We have communion with Him.  Why would we want to contact an angel when we can contact the Son of God whom angels fall down and worship! 

Angels are under the lordship of Jesus.  That is their rightful place.

~Bayless Conley~

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