Holy Spirit would like to teach us on this very interesting subject.
Ezekiel 22:13 – And behold, I have struck My palm against your unjust gain which you have made, and at your blood which has been in your midst.
2 Corinthians 13:7 – Now I pray to God that ye do no evil: not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is HONEST, though we be as reprobates.
At this point Holy Spirit wants me to state a brief study of Ezekiel 22:13 and 2 Corinthians 13:7 Holy Spirit gave me. Prophet Ezekiel was inspired to speak the words of Ezekiel 22:13 to the men of the City of Jerusalem. He let them know that Our Father was not pleased that they had gained or made some money in dishonest and deceitful ways. This is evidence that Our Father’s plan is for His Children not be dishonest in any financial matters, in 2 Corinthians 13:7.
Holy Spirit inspired Apostle Paul to enlarge the meaning of honesty. Even though financial honesty is an important factor, there is a much larger meaning to Biblical honesty. Apostle Paul wrote to the Born Again Christians at Corinth that not only was it important for them to appear to be good and without sin to each other, but it was also of utmost importance that when Our Father looked on their spirits and souls He did not see any sin. This means that honesty, including financial honesty is a very important factor.
Personally, I have never questioned the honesty of Our Father/Christ Our Lord/Holy Spirit, and I have never questioned the honesty of Angels. There is one experience that Holy Spirit wants me to report that lets me know that dishonesty of any kind of Born Again Christians can hinder the ministry that Our Father has planned for His Angels to do for them.
Long time back someone started a church by my name and started collecting money and later I learnt that Angels would not minister in that kind of place. In my more than 25 years of my ministry I have had people who became leaders without God’s call for full time on their life and left taking many of my members to start their own church. I believe this can hinder the ministry that Our Father has planned for His Angels to do for them.
I then knew that not only is honesty a vital part of the personality of Angels, but that any dishonesty on my part would hinder the ministry the Angels want to do in my life.
In our Father’s kingdom our personalities will impress much more than our appearances and dress. Truly we will appreciate the way that the saints and Angels appear to us, but their personality traits will be more impressive than you see their appearance and dress.
Probably, this is an example that Our Father wants all of us Born Again Christians to follow. There are a few other things Holy Spirit wants me to mention at this point.
(1) Though at times Angels may appear as a great spirit light energy and power but they still remain a being of love, kindness, and peace.
(2) Though the higher ranked Angels are much taller than the lower ranked Angels, They never see any feelings of superiority among the Angels.
(3) They are willing to use up all the spirit light energy at their disposal on my behalf. Our Ministering Angels would do this even if it would endanger themselves.
(4) You will never see an Angel interested in promoting his own ministry. The only desires of the Angels are to do what Our Father assigns them to do individually, and as groups of Angels together.
Now Holy Spirit will teach us about personality traits which are more important than our name, fame or accomplishments.
Judges 13:18 – And the angel of the LORD said to him, “Why do you ask MY NAME, seeing it is secret?
There are many faithful people in both the Old Testament and New Testament who saw Angels. Yet, in the Bible there are recorded only two names of Angels of all the Angels that people on Planet Earth saw in Bible times.
One Angel was named Gabriel. Prophet Daniel (see Daniel 9:21), and Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist (see Luke 1:19) saw the Angel named Gabriel. Prophet Daniel knew the name of one other Angel, Michael (see Daniel 10:13).
One very interesting contrast to know the names of Angels is the event of Judges 13:18.
Manoah, the father of Samson, upon seeing an Angel insisted that the Angel tell Manoah his name. The Angel refused to tell Manoah his name telling him that his name was SECRET. The Hebrew word that the King James translators wrote down as meaning secret does not have our usual understanding of the word secret. The word secret actually means “wonderful”, and what the Angel told Manoah was that his name has such a deep spiritual meaning that it was too complicated for Manoah, a human being, to understand. Also, in this way the Angel let Manoah know that THE PERSONALITY OF THE ANGEL WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE NAME OF THE ANGEL.
On the one hand, I do appreciate knowing the names of my four Guardian Angels, but on the other hand, I now realize that for the Angels their names are not of any great importance to them, but the traits of their personalities are very important for them.
If God opens your spirit eyes and you see that your guarding angels look very much alike, but you can better recognize them individually more by their personality traits than by their appearances.
I remember my mother telling me that when I and my brother Peter were born twins, my daddy found it difficult to know one from another as we looked very identical, but my mother could always tell us apart by our personalities.
In a very similar manner you will recognize each Angel by their personalities. Holy Spirit told me that in Heaven we would recognize each other by our personalities.
This example of the Angels giving priority emphasis to their personalities, rather than their names or making a name for themselves that others would recognize, is probably a very important lesson for us Born Again Christians to learn.
Evidently, if I would give priority to the name and accomplishment of an Angel, I would tend to worship the Angel. And of course, in Colossians 2:18, Holy Spirit gave us instructions not to worship Angels.
Colossians 2:18 – Let no one defraud you, delighting in humility and WORSHIP OF THE ANGELS, intruding into things which he has not seen, without a cause being vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.
Our personality traits are much more important as far as Our Father is concerned, than our names and the accomplishment that we feel goes along with our names. When we learn this we can give more priority to doing what Holy Spirit leads us to do in our ministries than in the accomplishments of our ministries.
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