Daily Lift – August 17th, 2018

See Him As He Is

The inquisitive mind of man has always sought to better understand what is known, as well as to discover what is unknown. Unfortunately, man has also been guilty of the failure to alter his conclusions when the facts prove him wrong. Just as unfortunate is his tendency to imagine he knows what cannot be known at all. Among the latter is a common notion that the dead have become angels. The Scriptures have not upheld that idea. The First of Hebrews closes with the explanation that angels are ministering spirits sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation. Michael and Gabriel are two of these whose names are given in the Holy Word. The Twelfth of Revelation depicts

Michael as throwing Satan out of Heaven, while Luke One shows Gabriel to have announced the impending births of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. There is no indication either angel was once a person. Rather, First John Three, Verse Two, tells us that it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we shall be like the Lord, for we shall see Him as He is.

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