Harvest Worship Band
Sunday, July 24, 2016 — 8:00 a.m.
Angels are spoken about all through the Bible. They are spoken about more often in the New Testament them agape love.
"Do not fear because the Angels are here"
Psalm 91:11-12 NLT
 For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.  They will hold you up with their hands so you won't even hurt your foot on a stone.
This is a promise to all believers in the world.
We live in a physical world, but beyond the physical world is an invisible spiritual wold.
2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT
 So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
All around us is divine activity. Heaven is a real place and it is also a dimension. The eternal world is much closer than we think.
Elisha prayed to God that He would open Elisha's servant's eyes to see, God did...it was an eye opening experience. Elisha and his servant saw the angels there.
The best reason to look for angels is to see God. Angels are always there for the purposes of God. These are Angel beings doing God's work.
Three points today:
1. Angels are worshippers.
They are there to worship God. They are never to be worshipped.
Just like them, we are only to worship God.
Isaiah 6:2-8 NLT
 Attending him were mighty seraphim, each having six wings. With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.  They were calling out to each other, "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Heaven's Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!"  Their voices shook the Temple to its foundations, and the entire building was filled with smoke.  Then I said, "It's all over! I am doomed, for I am a sinful man. I have filthy lips, and I live among a people with filthy lips. Yet I have seen the King, the LORD of Heaven's Armies."  Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs.  He touched my lips with it and said, "See, this coal has touched your lips. Now your guilt is removed, and your sins are forgiven."  Then I heard the Lord asking, "Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?" I said, "Here I am. Send me."
The Angels are there worshipping:
Isaiah 6:3 NLT
 They were calling out to each other, "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Heaven's Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!"
Angels watch us worship. What do they see when they watch you worship?
Angels are created by God...humans will never become angels.
Colossians 1:16 NLT
 for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can't see- such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him.
God created them for Himself.
Psalm 148:2 NLT
 Praise him, all his angels! Praise him, all the armies of heaven!
Job 38:4-7 NLT
 "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much.  Who determined its dimensions and stretched out the surveying line?  What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone  as the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
We don't know how many angels there are.
2. Angels are witnesses.
An angel is a messenger. They deliver important messages to individuals and sometimes to groups.
Pastor Jack said Harvest is known as a highly evangelistic church.
Angels do not share the Gospel. We have to declare the witness of Christ.
3. Angels are warriors.
The Bible does not confirm that we have a guardian angel, but it does confirm that we have an angel guard.
Angels are warriors fighting on our behalf in spiritual battles.
Daniel 10:9-21 NLT
 Then I heard the man speak, and when I heard the sound of his voice, I fainted and lay there with my face to the ground.  Just then a hand touched me and lifted me, still trembling, to my hands and knees.  And the man said to me, "Daniel, you are very precious to God, so listen carefully to what I have to say to you. Stand up, for I have been sent to you." When he said this to me, I stood up, still trembling.  Then he said, "Don't be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer.  But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia.  Now I am here to explain what will happen to your people in the future, for this vision concerns a time yet to come."  While he was speaking to me, I looked down at the ground, unable to say a word.  Then the one who looked like a man touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak. I said to the one standing in front of me, "I am filled with anguish because of the vision I have seen, my lord, and I am very weak.  How can someone like me, your servant, talk to you, my lord? My strength is gone, and I can hardly breathe."  Then the one who looked like a man touched me again, and I felt my strength returning.  "Don't be afraid," he said, "for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!" As he spoke these words to me, I suddenly felt stronger and said to him, "Please speak to me, my lord, for you have strengthened me."  He replied, "Do you know why I have come? Soon I must return to fight against the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia, and after that the spirit prince of the kingdom of Greece will come.  Meanwhile, I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. (No one helps me against these spirit princes except Michael, your spirit prince.
Prayer is not preparation for the battle, prayer IS the battle!
Angels are there fighting the spiritual battles for us.
We may not always see angels, but angels always see us.
Angels point us to Jesus.