Mentioned 294 times in the Bible
Sadducees denied - Pharisees believed in
angels - Acts 23:8
The word angel is applied in the Bible to
an order of heavenly messengers whose
duty is to serve God in Heaven and to aid
and defend men on earth
How do angels and the Holy Spirit work
together or are they separate entities?
Angels are messengers
of God
They carry out the
commands of God
The Holy Spirit is a
part of the Godhead
It guided the Apostles
into all truth - Jn. 16:13
Got the prospect and
Gave the Message
the preacher together
Conversion of the Eunuch - Acts 8:26-40
v. 26 - Angel of the Lord
v. 29 - The Spirit
v. 39 - The Spirit
Will we ever see an angel ?
 No evidence from the Bible that an angel will
appear to men on earth to give a message from
God.
We already have the complete revelation from God
- 2 Tim. 3:16-17 All Scripture
Gal. 1:8 “But even if we, or an angel from heaven,
preach any other gospel to you than what we have
preached to you, let him be accursed.”
Will we ever see an angel ?
We will see an angel when the Lord Returns
1 Thess. 4:16 - voice of the archangel
Matt. 24:31 - “And He shall send His angels…”
Matt. 16:27 - “For the Son of man shall come in the
glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall
reward every man according to his works.”
 Devils - Demons
 Greek word “Daimon” - translated Demon
 Only one “Devil” but many “Demons”
 Jude 1:6 “angels who did not keep their proper
domain, but left their own abode”
Demon possession was a real occurrence in 1st century
Demons are wicked beings which in
some way escaped Tartarus and came
back to earth and inhabited the bodies of
people in Bible Times.
What about Demon Possession today ?
It was a 1st century occurrence
 God allowed during public ministry of Christ
 He had power over the spirit world
Christ had control over:
 Nature - Mark 4:35-41 - Sea calmed
 Disease - Mark 3:1-6 - healed man
 Material - John 2:9 - water to wine
 Death - John 11:44 - Lazarus
 Spirits - Luke 11:20 - cast out demons
What about Demon Possession today ?
Luke 10:17-19
Fall of Satan in area of demon possession
1 Cor. 13:8-10 - miracles have ceased
 With the passing of the apostles and their power passed also the age of demon possession
 Demons today do not have the ability to possess
our body as they did in the days of Jesus.
Do Men communicate with the dead ?
Ancient practice - Babylon and Egypt
2 Kings 21:6
 Enchantments = spells ESV fortune telling
 Familiar spirits = necromancers
 Wizards = Male
Sorcery - magic
 Witch = Female
Do Men communicate with the dead ?
Necromancer
One who seeks to
communicate with
the dead
Deut. 18:11 “Or a charmer, or a consulter with
familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.”
NKJV “or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or
a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.”
 “Prophesy from the belly” = ventriloquism
 1 Sam. 28 - witch of Endor, Saul condemned in
1 Chron. 10:13-14
Do Men communicate with the dead ?
Men today cannot communicate with the dead
 It is faked - trickery - deception
 It is Sinful
“And when they say to you, "Seek those who
are mediums and wizards, who whisper and
mutter," should not a people seek their God?
Should they seek the dead on behalf of the
living?”
Isa. 8:19
Do Men communicate with the dead ?
 It is useless - what could the dead tell ?
Not about life on earth - Ecc. 9:5-6
“For the living know that they will die; But the dead
know nothing, And they have no more reward, For
the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love,
their hatred, and their envy have now perished;
Nevermore will they have a share in anything done
under the sun.”
Do Men communicate with the dead ?
 It is useless - what could the dead tell ?
Not about life on earth - Ecc. 9:5-6
No secrets from God - Deut. 29:29
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God: but
those things which are revealed belong to us and
to our children forever, that we may do all the
words of this law.”
Do Men communicate with the dead ?
 It is useless - what could the dead tell ?
Not about life on earth - Ecc. 9:5-6
No secrets from God - Deut. 29:29
Of spiritual status - Luke 16:27-31
 Satan is a being with mind and a will of his own.
• Job 1 - Satan talked with God about Job
• Matt. 4 - Jesus confronted the devil
 Personal appearance is never described
 His mission is to destroy
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion, walking about,
seeking whom he may devour” 1 Pet. 5:8
Why did God give such power to Satan ?
 Why do some men have so much power ?
 Power of choice - made the wrong choice
 Devil created as a good being (Gen. 1:31) - but
made the wrong choice and became evil
 Used to test and purify a people for heaven !
Can the Devil perform miracles ?
“even he, whose coming is according to the working
of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that
perish; because they received not the love of the
truth, that they might be saved.”
2 Thess. 2:9-10
Can the Devil perform miracles ?
Devil tries to duplicate what God has done
Exodus 7:8-13
Aaron cast rod before Pharaoh
and it became a serpent
Magicians did the same
Was this through the power of
Satan?
Difference ~ Aaron’s rod
swallowed the others
Satan has limited power !
“Lest Satan should get an advantage of
us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.”
2 Cor. 2:11
GOD’S SIMPLE PLAN FOR SALVATION
Rev. 2:10
1 PET. 3:21
JN. 12:42
LK. 13:3
JN. 6:29
baptism
confess
ACTS 3:22
repent
believe
hear
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