Hebrews 1:5 For to what angel did God ever say, "Thou art my Son, today I have begotten thee"? Or again, "I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son"?
What do you know about angels?
Cherubimfor a picture imagine a huge winged bull 18í tall 9í wings
Gen 3:24 He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life.
Exo 25:20 The cherubim shall spread out their wings above, overshadowing the mercy seat with their wings. They shall face one to another; the faces of the cherubim shall be turned toward the mercy seat.
Eze 10:20-21 I knew that they were cherubim. 10:21 Each had four faces, each four wings, and underneath their wings something like human hands.
Seraphimfor a picture imagine fire breathing dragons with 6 wings
Isa 6:2 Seraphim were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.
2Ki 19:35That very night the angel of the LORD set out and struck down one hundred eighty-five thousand in the camp of the Assyrians; when morning dawned, they were all dead bodies.
Rev 10:1 And I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire.
Rev 22:8-9 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me; 22:9 but he said to me, "You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your comrades the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God!"
Psa 78:49 He let loose on them his fierce anger, wrath, indignation, and distress, a company of destroying angels.
Psa 103:20 Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, hearkening to the voice of his word!
Luke 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
Psa 91:11 For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways.
Mat 4:11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him.
Mark 13:27 And then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
1 Cor 6:3 Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, matters pertaining to this life!
Who is like Christ? Not the Angels!
Not that the angels are unimpressive -- guard, guide, protect, help, defend, comfort, bring to us the good news of salvation, and show us God will and tell Godís word - messengers and ministering spirits -- able to slay an entire army, or destroy the world. We are thankful that they watch over us, and protect us. And sometimes in worship, we may almost be able to hear the angels singing with us. They are impressive, its hard to imagine the 6 winged seraphim flying in the presence of God. Or the cherubim carrying the throne of God through the heavens. Often mistaken for God, so glorious their appearance, yet they are careful to warn us not to worship them, but to worship God alone.
For all they do, one thing they donít do, is give their power to others - for it is not their power, it is the power of God working through them. For all they do, they cannot save us, they cannot forgive our sins, they cannot give us everlasting life. For all they do, they have not offered themselves as a sacrifice, they have not suffered in our place. They have not called us to be their children. They have not given or brought to us anything that did not come from God in the first place. As great as the power attributed to Satan, isnít it mostly a facade, he wants to look as though he is equal to God, but he cannot create, and he mostly relies on deceit, trickery, lies and illusion. He does it well, for he is able to tempt many to follow him, and lures even more into sin. Yet for all his so called power, he cannot save himself, he is in the same boat as all the others who have rebelled against God -- lost and condemned. Yet no one died for the fallen angels, and no one has offered them salvation.
And so we remember Jesus. Who left heaven and became man, to suffer and die for our sins, and to offer himself as a sacrifice for all our sins. In his blood, the blood of the new covenant, our sins are washed away, and we are given life and salvation. Even more, he calls us to be his brothers and sisters, and shares with us some of his power, so that we may resist temptation, overcome sin, and by grace, through faith - do good works. Angels might protect us, but only Jesus saves. But even more than this, as we have been called to follow Jesus, we have also been given a promise, that we will do greater works, for with faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains. And so it is that we have been called by God to work with him in the great harvest. Therefore we thank God for the great love he has shown us in Jesus Christ our Lord.