Have you ever stopped to think about the common misconception about Angels? I mean, the most common thought process is "we are earning our wings". That when we die we will take on the job of being a guardian angel for one of our loved ones. Sometimes that turns into a threat ..."I'll haunt you after I die".
All this sounds good until you stop to think about what that really entails. As a crude analogy, think of Heaven as Wal-Mart.. God is the CEO and the employees are the angels. We are the customers visiting. The employees try to make sure we have a good experience. With that in mind, do you really want to go through this life just to have to be an employee for eternity?
The bible tells us that angels are a created being, just like we are. One of the differences is that angels don't have faith. They don't need it. They see God every day. They circle his thrown beholding His majesty and singing His praises day and night.
Another difference between us and angels is the fact that God never sent His Son to die for an angel. Not one. And we know that there was a fallen angel just like there was fallen man however God only provided a way of salvation for mankind. Why? Again, angels behold His presence every waking hour.
Ephesians 2:4-10 (Voice Translation) says this...
4 But God, with the unfathomable richness of His love and mercy focused on us, 5 united us with the Anointed One and infused our lifeless souls with life—even though we were buried under mountains of sin—and saved us by His grace.
6 He raised us up with Him and seated us in the heavenly realms with our beloved Jesus the Anointed, the Liberating King.
7 He did this for a reason: so that for all eternity we will stand as a living testimony to the incredible riches of His grace and kindness that He freely gives to us by uniting us with Jesus the Anointed.
8-9 For it’s by God’s grace that you have been saved. You receive it through faith. It was not our plan or our effort. It is God’s gift, pure and simple. You didn’t earn it, not one of us did, so don’t go around bragging that you must have done something amazing.
10 For we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago.
So many nuggets of truth, freedom and love all in a few verses. Before these verses, Paul is telling the people in the Ephesis church how bad they have been but look at the first two words of verse 4... BUT GOD... How many times have you heard a testimony with the turning point "but God"?
In verse 6 we see that He has raised US up...not the angels... no, us... humankind. He raised us up to be seated with Him in the Heavenly realms And verse 7 tells us why... so we can be a testimony of His grace and kindness. Again, US, not the angels.
Now, look at verse 10... if you have ever looked in the mirror and couldn't understand why God made you this way, keep in mind...God makes no mistake. He considers each one of us, Heaven's Poetry Etched On Lives. So many great poems in our libraries and not one can come close to Heaven's poetry and that's what God calls us.
Finally... as I mentioned at the start, angels don't have faith...they have no need for it however it is our life line... for without it, we can't receive the gift of God's grace and we miss out on Heaven, God and the angels.
Take your faith today and do as Romans 10:9-10 says...
9 So if you believe deep in your heart that God raised Jesus from the pit of death and if you voice your allegiance by confessing the truth that “Jesus is Lord,” then you will be saved! 10 Belief begins in the heart and leads to a life that’s right with God; confession departs from our lips and brings eternal salvation.
Let's show the angels what faith can really do! Have faith and trust in the Lord as your Savior today.