BSF Genesis: Week 24, Day 2

Today’s Scriptures

Questions:

3.
a.
That angel soldiers are camped on the earth .  Jacob met with them.  Those who would harm Elisha witnessed them

b.
Trust in God, knowing he has set forces of heaven to the ready to battle those who would stand in opposition to Him and His plan

4.
a.
i.
Angels of God met Jacob – “This is the camp of God”

ii.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them

iii.
My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight

iv.
We are competent to judge earthly matters.  We will judge angels.  How much more the things of this life

v.
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?

b.
The protection of the encampment of angels.  When I am apart from family I know that God’s army of angels encircles them and protects them from harm

My Daily Journal:

I believe in God.  I believe in the bible.  I believe in angels.

That may sound silly to say, but I’m amazed sometimes on the cafeteria approach that some christians take to the words in the bible.  Accepting this and that because it says so, but not believing other things because, well, just because those don’t choose to.  I don’t think that is how it works.  The bible is either true or not.  I understand some things are stories and parables and illustrations and some things are specifically relevant to specific people and times.  Angels don’t fall into either of these categories.

The fact that there is a supernatural spirit world going on all around us is clearly stated throughout scripture.  From the fall of man and an angel guarding the entrance to Eden through to the angels in revelation, they permeate the scriptures.  Christ reference angels repeatedly.

So, while we some may choose to ignore them or treat them like dolls or decorations, angels with the strength and power to fight God’s battles and protect his believers are a fact.  It is a fact that I love and appreciate.

I leave my family each day to go to work.  I drop my children off at school and I have a child away at college.  My mother lives alone, my sister lives in another town and I have many other friends and family across the country.  I am thankful to the police, firemen and soldiers who do their duty to protect not only me, but my loved ones from earthly harm.  I am even more grateful for the angelic protectors who stand guard protecting them from things I do not even see or know are present.  What a greater risk and duty they perform!

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