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Jesus and the Angels

 

As you know, angels heralded the birth of Jesus. The angel Gabriel announced the birth of Jesus to Mary (Luke 1:26-35) and the Angel of the Lord assured her fiancé Joseph that it was right for him to wed Mary (Matthew 1:20-24).

When Jesus was born, the angels announced his birth to the shepherds in Luke 2:8-15. Then, the Angel of the Lord saved Jesus and his family by appearing in a dream to Joseph to escape to Egypt and avoid Herod’s treachery (Matthew 2:13-21).

For a little while, Jesus was made lower than the angels (Psalm 8:5; Hebrews 2:6-8) while he was in human flesh. After the crucifixion, Jesus’s name was exalted above every name (Philippians 2:9). Jesus is now and forever above the angels.

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus referred to angels as “his angels” as in “The Son of Man will send his angels” (Matthew 13:41) and “The Son of Man will come with his angels” (Matthew 16:27) italic emphasis added.

Why would Jesus refer to angels as his angels? Perhaps because he was involved with their creation, as we read in Colossians 1:15-17:

[Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.  And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (ESV).

This fits with the first chapter of the Gospel of John, verse 3 which says that all things were made through Jesus.

Jesus was involved with the creation of everything, including the angels! Since the Holy Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one, this makes sense.

According to the Book of Job 38:4-7, the angels were created prior to the earth being made. The angels shouted for joy as God through Jesus the Word, created us all.

Angels also ministered to Jesus after his 40-day fast and temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4:11) and at the Garden of Gethsemane (Luke 22:43).

When Jesus rose from the dead, an angel rolled away the stone of his tomb (Matthew 28:2), and the angels were at his tomb to give messages to his visitors (Luke 24:22-24).

After Jesus ascended, two angels assured the apostles that Jesus was now in Heaven, and that he would return in the same way that he left (Acts 1:10-11). The second coming of Jesus is also described as Jesus returning in the company of angels (Matthew 24:30-31), and the end times with Jesus and Archangel Michael defeating Satan in the Book of Revelation.

Jacob’s Ladder

So as we’ve seen from the above scripture, Jesus and the angels are clearly interconnected. They are his servants and messengers. And my favorite connection comes from the story of Jacob’s ladder. This is a dream that Jacob had while traveling, in which he saw a ladder extending from earth to heaven.

Angels of God were ascending and descending upon the ladder.

At the top of the ladder was the Lord reaffirming his covenant with Jacob’s ancestors. Clearly, the dream was about the connection between Heaven and Earth. You’ll recall that this connection was lost when Adam and Eve rebelled in Paradise.

Well, Jesus told his disciples in John 1:51 (NLT):

‘ Then he said, “I tell you the truth, you will all see heaven open and the angels of God going up and down on the Son of Man, the one who is the stairway between heaven and earth.”’

This shows that Jesus is the ladder, the stairway, the connection! He came to reconnect us with God, after that connection was lost in the Garden of Eden.

From DoreenVirtue.com

38 thoughts on “Jesus and the Angels

  1. Thank you for this.I am a former employee believer in God and his Angels and I hope one day to see them face to face.x

  2. love you Love God thank you Doreen for helping my transition as I more fully rely on God as my creator and Jesus as my savior.

  3. Simply beautiful. Revelation and the end times are just that. The end of time not the end of humanity. The time we r in now is revelation or u veiling the truth. We can find all the answers we need in our heart. This spiritual journey is to connect with God in your heart by redemption forgives of yourself and all others and surrending your heart to Jesus/God. Wishing everyone love which is the highest power of all, blessings, joy, harmony and happiness to all on your spiritual journey 💕

  4. Lovely article, Doreen. I am so happy that the Lord has called you away from the New Age and into His glorious Kingdom of the Light of the World. Like you I was once there myself, and He set me free. You have a terrific looking website too. “Be strong and courageous, always abounding in the work of the Lord.” To Him be all the glory, now and forever.

  5. Doreen,
    Thank you so much. I have been trying to understand the connection and order. This was tremendously helpful.
    Thank you for helping me get back on the right and true path.
    Blessings
    Mary

  6. Sweet article and thank you for the journey of Jesus and Angels connection. I am still new to the Bible. I check your videos daily.
    I respect you for your bravery Doreen to leave all behind and be the disciple.

  7. Thank-You Doreen I enjoyed reading. Love Jesus, Mary & Angels. And Saints. God Bless You & Your Family.xxx😇💖😇

  8. You were made by God to specifically reach people like me. The topics you choose and the way to teach and deliver the truth is like God speaking or writing directly to me. Thank you so much. 🙌💕🙌💕 I do loooove Angels and needed that article !!!

  9. Doreen,
    I love your work. All of it. You can see your growth and transformation. It is beautiful. I can talk to the archangels and Jesus sometimes. I’ve been asked to reach out to you for guidance and a message, more specifically, a transcendence. I hope you actually get to read this. I don’t know how else I can contact you. Pray about it please. They will hopefully tell you the same things. I’m looking for your help. I hope you can help me. Thank you, Sarah

  10. I truly find you a blessing Doreen. I have so enjoyed your Book and read it every day. I do not leave my house without pulling a scripture card for the day from the Loving words from Jesus.
    I also wanted you to know how this post about Jesus and the Angel’s is so wonderful. In my home I have a Jesus and Angel room. I have an area for scripture reading and my rosaries and such and I also have a angel alter and my angel cards by you.
    I just wanted to share and let you know the blessing you have been and continue to be for me and countless others.
    Thank you

  11. Thank you Doreen for connecting everyone with Jesus. As a healer myself I believe my role is a bridge between heaven and earth. How, by using the gifts of my heart, hands and voice to offer guidance and healing who require it. This is only possible by working alongside Jesus, Mary, The holy Spirit, Angel and all heavenly beings with God looking over all.

    Thank you for the work you do daily

    Love and light to you and your family
    💖
    Liz Mulheron

  12. Thank you for reminding us of the Biblical truths. Some of us are not able to see the angels, but we wait patiently for some Divine signal.

  13. Doreen i just want to say this is a Very Lovely and Beautiful Message God Gave you. Im so Glad you came To Jesus he Truly is The Way to The Father, I still read KJV because i like the Thous and thees and such, I also love the Modern translations as well. Its great Combining them all together anywho im babbling sorry. What i would like to conclude is this my name is Tyler. Doreen I thank God you found The Savior of this World. If you wouldnt mind Praying For me that would be awesome and May God Glory continue to be Praised In Jesus name Amen.

  14. Beautiful Doreen, thank you for devoting your time and research. I am so grateful and love our time together. You are a Blessing to all of us. Love you, Lisa xoxo Thank you so much!!!

  15. I truly believe if we ask the Lord to send Archangel Michael for protection and Archangel Raphael for healing that he will. And I also believe each of us have a guardian angel and even angels with us all the time.
    -Thank you Jesus+

  16. Thank you Doreen 😇😇💒💒🌏🌏 I love what you are doing daily and bringing the love and understanding back to humankind and planet Earth..💋💋🙏🙏🤗🤗

    Karen
    Western Australia 😇💖

  17. Thank you Doreen Virtue for this work you have shared.
    Tomorrow I am on a one day inter-island pilgrimage to Victoria, BC with my church. I need to be up in a few hours.
    Your compilation of scripture reference to The Angels and Our Lord is the sweetest idea to put into my mind. Now I will listen to Calming Meditation as I drift off to sleep. Thank you, again. Your friend, in Christ, Andrea

  18. Thank You …….I knew Angels were messengers of God, and ministered to Jesus. I also read we may entertain Angels unaware… I am wondering if we all have our own Angels I mean assigned to us, that help us ??? I know God helps me …..Thank you

  19. This is so beautiful. Doreen you continue to teach and to clarify Gods word. You are guiding with you, so many people, right to the ladder connecting Heaven and Earth. You have shaken so many new age followers and that was meant to be.

    God Bless You

  20. Doreen I have to say I see great difference in your ministry. I’ve been following you for a while now and I see the growth and you gets better and better.
    Thank for blessing us with your gift and love for Christ.

  21. I am glad that you now identify with Jesus, our Christ and Christianity. I hope that you will allow Jesus to enter fully into your heart, not just as another brand to market in your Angel Card business. I hope that you come to the full realisation that when we allow Jesus to hold us in his hand and allow God’s Grace to flow in our life ~ there is no need for the distractions of the New Age and all that those who promote it (Hay House). I am praying for you Doreen: That you find your own peace in God’s Grace.

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