Many Christians have trouble talking about angels and their role in association with men. Some are afraid they will be deceived. Others are afraid of the angels themselves. Some people put angels in a place of idols above men, and others still, are afraid that any communication with angels is making them an idol. There are many reasons why a multitude of the body of Christ does not understand or properly use the resources of heavenly hosts the Lord has provided for His redeemed. Today, I would like to look at how scripture discusses our fellowship with angels of the Lord.
Angels are the hosts of heaven. They are part of the Lord's army, however they are not the only part of that army. Scripture tells us that the redeemed of Christ are also part of the Lord's hosts.
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:3-4
This scripture shows that we are all in the same army of God. We are fellow servants with angels to Jesus Christ the King. So what does that mean? In any army, there are ranks and command positions. The King, obviously being the highest in command, sets the ranks in this army. Everyone in this army has a specific job to do. Even though God loves all humans equally that are in His army, He puts some in leadership over others. Just like in the armies on earth, which are modeled after heaven's armies, there are levels of generals, captains, lieutenants, and so on. These ranks apply to the whole army, angels and men. Michael is an arch angel over all the other arch angels and is a warrior angel. Raphael is the arch angel of healing. Gabriel is the arch angel of the messenger angels. They all have angels under them in rank. There are pastors and elders in the church etc. which have ranks in the armor and their armor of God reflects this in the spirit realm.
Romans tells us that all of creation waits for the sons of God to take their place in their dominion as heirs with Christ. When you look at the Greek translation it references creature as anything created or beings, and manifestation as disclosure of truth or instruction, concerning things before known, and used of events by which things or states or persons hitherto withdrawn from view are made visible to all. This means that Romans 8:19-21 is telling us that all of creation includes angels because God created them. It also tells us that, as we step into our manifestation of being a son of God, it is our responsibility as man to use our authority and dominion to bring all creation out of bondage and into the liberty of the children of God. He did not give this dominion or responsibility to angels, but to man.
For the earnest expectation of the creature (http://godrules.net/library/strongs2b/gre2937.htm ) waiteth for the manifestation (http://godrules.net/library/strongs2b/gre602.htm) of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. Romans 8:19-21
Angels cannot be redeemed. Jesus did not go to the cross for angels. Once they sin they're fallen. Jesus died to redeem man. Mankind holds the favor and adoption as the children of the Lord. It is humans that are fellow heirs with Christ. Angels are here to do the kingdom work, just as we are, however, their assignments consist of aiding the redeemed in their assignments and ministering to us. They were given charge over us to protect us and serve us. Yes I said serve us. All angels are ministering spirits and minister means service. It is a voluntary service, but they do serve us. This means we are able to ask them to do things which I will prove with more scripture in a moment but first lets look at the scripture I've already mentioned above. In the parentheses in the scripture above and below are links to the definitions of the Greek words for the word preceding the parentheses. Click on the link to see the definition.
Are they not all ministering (https://biblehub.com/greek/1248.htm) spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Hebrews 1:14
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalm 91:11
Who are the heirs of salvation? That would be us, the fellow heirs with Christ. The angels are subject to Jesus, by His name, who has given us authority on earth. He gave us the same authority over spirits that He has and the keys to death, hell and the grave. Jesus obtained a more excellent name than the angels, is the firstbegotten Son, and the scepter of righteousness and the kingdom of God. Therefore, angels are bound by His name, throne, righteousness and scepter. The angels bow to His name, not just His presence. Men are the children of God begotten after Jesus as His fellow heirs. When we are born again, we are filthy rags do Jesus gives us His grace, redemption and righteousness as a gift. We have the righteousness of Christ, the name of Jesus, and are adopted into the kingdom of God as sons of God. We are given these things as a gift not earned by our works, and these are the very things the angels are subject to. Jesus even told the angels that we are fellow heirs and redeemed. Everything in the world is subject under the feet of Jesus except for the Father and Jesus redeemed man and made us fellow heirs with Him putting everything under our feet except Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Scripture also tells us that anything we ask in Jesus name that is not asked amiss we will receive. Here is a list of scripture for all of that.
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Hebrews 1:4-8
Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Hebrews 2:8-11
Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. 1 Peter 3:22
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; Philippians 2:10
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:15-18
Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: Luke 12:8
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 5:26-29
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Colossians 1:12
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 1 Cor 1:30
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Cor 5:21
For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Romans 5:17
Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: Romans 3:22
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 1 Peter 1:4
By the righteousness given to us by Christ and in the name of Jesus we can command angels and they voluntarily obey if we do so in the will of God and not follow our own desires. David commanded the angels to chase his enemies and persecute them and to praise the Lord. Elisha had an army of angels surrounding him that he used for protection and to do spiritual warfare. In a previous video, we have already established that Elisha could see and traveled in the spirit realm. Scripture tells us that we are to judge angels. If we are to judge them, which means hold them accountable for their actions then we are able to give them assignments in the work we do for the King. Scripture tells us we are able to loose things from heaven. This means angels as well. This is clearly us asking a fellow servant of the King, an angel, to be loosed in Jesus name.
Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? 1 Corinthians 6:2-3
And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria. 2 Kings 6:15-19
Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them. Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the Lord persecute them. For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul. Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall. Psalm 35:5-8
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. Psalm 103:17-21
Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Matthew 18:18
Should we just command angels to do whatever we want? Absolutely not, nor can we. Angels are only there to assist us as fellow servants to the King in the King's business If the Lord sends you to do a job and sends angels with you, then you are able to say go in and clear this area of all demons and release the defilement on the land so when we go preach the enemy doesn't interfere. You might also ask the angels to cut all the roots of a demon attached to someone during a deliverance or anoint someone with the balm of Gilead when you lay hands to heal. We do not command angels out of disrespect. God sends His armies made up of men and angels on assignments to set the captives free, heal the sick, preach the gospel and so much more. In those armies are ranks, orders for missions and assignments, and many procedures. God often assigns companies or even legions of angels to be attached to people to minister to them as they walk in their calling. He may assign healing angels, warrior angels, scribes, praise angels or any of a number of types of angels. When someone has an open mind to truly hunt the scriptures we can unlock the mysteries God has for us and walk in the true dominion, birthright and inheritance that we are given. I am no better than any other believer, but if I asked my brother in Christ to heal the land while I fight the demon during a deliverance session, I am not putting myself above that brother but simply setting an organizational plan to work together as fellow servants in Christ Jesus. When you are on a battlefield , there must be a commander to keep order in the ranks There must be someone that chooses a plan and sees that it is executed. We are in a war with Satan and his minions for lost souls. It is man that has been given the authority through the righteousness of Christ, in the name of Jesus, being adopted into the sons of God. This may be a little hard for some people to understand as they have not delved into the layers of scripture reading it by the Holy Spirit. Many read the Bible by the Holy Spirit, but after the first layer of a verse of scripture they stop looking for multiple meanings. Dig deep and study to show yourself approved, rightly dividing the word of God. There is nothing wrong with not seeing it to begin with. However, once the scripture has been shown to you please let the Holy Spirit speak to you on the matter. I know this is a controversial topic, but the scripture is there. We are fellow servants with angels and have been given the right to loose and bind as well as use them to serve the King. They do it voluntarily because we are the redeemed. They do it because they are excited about serving the King and us learning to go deeper into our dominion and take our place as joint heirs with Christ.
We hope that this has been a blessing to you and has helped to explain with scripture a very misunderstood topic. May the Lord bless you and may Jesus keep you.