I posted this a few years back and now it has come up again – hence time to set the record straight, again. ~~~~~~~~~~
Unlike the Cherubim that have four faces, four wings, feet like a calf’s foot, and sparkle like burnished brass, (Ez.1:5-7) she resembles a beautiful woman. She doesn’t look like the Seraphim with six wings, either. (Is.6:2-3)
I have told the truth but yet I have been chastised and condemned. I’ve been told I’m a “lousy Christian,” “you don’t represent true Christians,” and a “flat-out liar,” because I wrote that we as humans do not become angels when we leave this earth. I was shocked! It still amazes me that so many Christians are ignorant as to this truth. Not just Christians, either. Many believe the lies Satan has put out there.
“THE ANGEL OF THE LORD ENCAMPS ALL AROUND THOSE THAT FEAR HIM, AND DELIVERS THEM.” Ps.34:7
“Those that fear Him.” Every Christian has an angel assigned to him or her and we like to think it’s a beautiful angel with flowing silky hair, satin wings, etc. And it’s wonderful to imagine our loved one that has died is now suddenly a beautiful angel.
But is it true? NO! (Don’t scream at me yet.)
Angels were created by God, for God, and to be His messengers and serve Him. “… for He commanded, and they were created. Ps.148.5
They are not to be worshiped. Only God through His Son, Jesus Christ, is to be the focus of our worship. (Rev.22:8-9)
This little ceramic angel has been created by some talented person. It’s purpose is determined by its creator. That is the same as with God.
He is the Almighty Creator of all things and He had a purpose for creating angels. He made them not only as His messenger but holy, (Mk. 8:38) and they never die like we do. He created humans also with the same purpose. He wants us to be holy and to be His messenger of the gospel throughout the world. We have the choice to be holy or not to be; to believe in Him, through His Son Jesus Christ, or not to believe. Many state they believe in God, well so does Satan! God had a purpose for creating His angels and for creating every human being; to serve and glorify Him!
As Christians we do not die, we just leave our earthly body behind. “nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God being sons of the resurrection.” Lk. 20:36 (emphasis mine) DID YOU CATCH THAT? EQUAL TO THE ANGELS, NOT TRANSFORMED INTO ANGELS BUT EQUAL TO.
So why do we not suddenly turn into angels when we leave this earthly body? “…we shall be like Him.” 1Jn.3:2
“For our citizenship is in heaven…the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body…” Phil. 3:20-21 (emphasis mine)
Jesus is not an angel!!!!
Once we enter heaven we will judge the angels. “Do you not know that we shall judge angels?…” 1Cor. 6:3 If we become an angel when we die then we would not be above the angels. Right now we are below the angels, they watch over us.
There are many scriptures that speak about angels but there are none that say we humans become, are transformed, into an angel when we die. We live on, in heaven or in hell. If we are in heaven we are living in and with a love greater than anything we have ever known or can even imagine. There are no more tears, no more suffering, illness, hurt, or pain. We have been released by the grace of Almighty God. We do not sprout wings nor buzz back to earth to protect those who are left behind. That is what the angels do. We bask in His presence. If one is not a believer, well I’ve already shown part of that life in my post, “Been there-not going back!”
There is only one way to be guaranteed a seat near God’s Throne, ask Jesus into our heart. “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:5
“Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, ‘If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”‘ John 8:31-32
Author Sue Cass –“Dawn’s Light” – “Pursuit” – “Laying Down my Net-A Walk of Faith” – “Sacrifices of a Saint” – “Seek My Face.” “The Narrow Road” (Being released in March 2018)
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Right on, sue. In fact I Corinthians 6:3 tells us that: “Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!” If we will judge angels, we surely won’t be angels. Nowhere in the bible does it ever say that we will become angels.
Thank you Marianne for the added confirmation. It amazes me so many Christians still insist we become angels when we die and actually get angry when told otherwise.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2
That’s true. We just never know. Thanks for stopping by.
No, we really don’t. I firmly believe that we have “earth angels” is the only reason I responded. It wasn’t to be ugly. Thank you for sharing!
Remember them which have the rule OVER YOU, WHO HAVE SPOKEN the word..
Thank you and blessings to you.
Thanks Sue. These words you have written are inspiring. When one accepts Jesus, His Spirit comes and takes up residence in our heart. When we have one of God’s Angels looking over us, His Spirit living in us, and we follow and believe in Him, we are more powerful than the evil one (the devil). God always tips the scale in His favor if we just believe and follow His word.
Thank you, Bill. I like that, “God always tips the scale in our favor.” He sure does. Blessings to you and thanks for your support.