64 – Occupation of Good Angels
OCCUPATION OF GOOD ANGELS
§ 64. The good angels serve God in worshiping Him,1 doing His pleasure, and executing His commandments as His messengers and ministers2 for the promotion of His purposes,3 especially in the church and for the protection and guidance of the heirs of salvation.4
1. The good angels serve God in worshiping Him,
Daniel 7:10 Thousand thousands ministered unto Him and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. Cf. Revelation 4:8–11.
2. doing His pleasure, and executing His commandments as His messengers and ministers
Psalm 103:21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye His hosts, ye ministers of His, that do His pleasure.
3. for the promotion of His purposes,
Matthew 1:20 Behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto Him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife. Cf. Luke 1:11. Luke 2:9–14. Matthew 2:13, 19. Mark 16:6–7.
Matthew 28:2 The angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door. Cf. John 20:12. Acts 1:10–11.
Matthew 4:11 And behold, angels came and ministered unto Him.
Luke 22:43 And there appeared an angel unto Him from heaven strengthening Him. Cf. Matthew 25:31. I Thessalonians 4:16.
4. especially in the church and for the protection and guidance of the heirs of salvation.
Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Matthew 18:10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father which is in heaven. Cf. ‘ 62:2.
Psalm 34:7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him and delivereth them.
Psalm 91:11 For He shall give His angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways.
Matthew 24:31 And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Matthew 13:39 The harvest is the end of the world and the reapers are the angels.
Luke 16:22 The beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom.