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Bible Study - Angels

And The Spiritual Realm

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"Heaven is a wonderful place, full of glory and grace.." so the song goes. What is it like? What sort of beings dwell there? What is happening there now? Lets look at just a few of many possible Scriptures. As we look at each text write down the most prominent characteristics of the spiritual realm as described in that particular passage.

Revelation chapter 4 ____________________________________________________

Hebrews 12:22-24 _____________________________________________________

Isaiah 6: 1-6 __________________________________________________________

Ezekiel 1:1-3:15 _______________________________________________________

What are some things that seem to be in common between these very different passages?



How did reading them make you feel?



What do you think the spiritual realm is like?


Angels

What are they? (Hebrews 1:14, Revelation 22:8,9)

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How do we relate to them? (Psalm 8, 1 Corinthians 6:3)

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From the references in the first few examples what sorts of angels are there?

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What about guardian angels? (Matthew 18:10, Psalm 91:11-13, Daniel 10:13, 20,21)

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According to Daniel what is happening in the spiritual realms? (Daniel 10:1-21)

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What attitude do angels have toward Jesus? (Revelation 5:8-14, Hebrews 1:4 ff)

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What attitude are we to avoid concerning angels ?(Colossians 2:16-22, Revelation 22:8,9)

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The power of angels(Revelation 7:1; 8:4,5 ; 9:15 ; 10:5, Isaiah 37;36)

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What are some of the functions of angels:

Genesis 16:7-11______________________________________________

Genesis 24:48_______________________________________________

Genesis 31:11_______________________________________________

Exodus 14:19,20_____________________________________________

Exodus 23:20-23_____________________________________________

Numbers 22:22-25____________________________________________

2 Samuel 24;16 ff_____________________________________________

1 Kings 19:5ff_______________________________________________

Psalm 34: 7_________________________________________________

Daniel 5:28_________________________________________________

Zechariah 3:1-6______________________________________________

Matthew 28:2________________________________________________

Luke 1:19__________________________________________________

Luke 2:23 __________________________________________________

Luke 22:43_________________________________________________

Acts 12:7-11________________________________________________

1 Corinthians 10:10___________________________________________

Matthew 13: 47-50____________________________________________

Revelation 14:14-20___________________________________________

Luke 16 :19-31_______________________________________________

Revelation 18:1-3_____________________________________________

Revelation 20:1-3____________________________________________

Practical Pointers

How has this study changed the way you think about God, Heaven and angels?



Do you feel that "God is on your side" and sending angels to help you?



Did you know that we can ask God to send angels to help us in times of need?

(Matthew 26:53) Point - praying to angels is wrong, praying for God to send them to minister to you (which is their function) is O.K.



Discuss what you have learned tonight, share a point each that has impressed you the break into groups for prayer.

 

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