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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Concerning God, His Works, Angels

Dictionaries :: Concerning God, His Works, Angels

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Torrey's New Topical Textbook

Concerning God, His Works, Angels: Existence and Nature

Spiritual beings, created before man, high in intelligence and mighty in power.

Gen 18:19; 32:1,2

Gen 3:24; Job 38:7; Rev 12:9

Psa 103:20; Mat 13:41; 24:36; 25:31; 1Cr 13:1; 2Th 1:7

Concerning God, His Works, Angels: Orders

There appear to be various orders of angels.

Dan 10:13; 12:1; Luk 1:19; Eph 1:21; 1Th 4:16; Jud 1:7; Rev 12:7

Concerning God, His Works, Angels: Number

Exceedingly great.

Deu 33:2; Psa 68:17; Dan 7:10; Mat 26:53; Luk 2:13; Hbr 12:22; Rev 5:11

Concerning God, His Works, Angels: Employment

Adore the presence of God, serve Him, and are happy in His service.

Mat 18:10; 1Pe 1:12; Rev 5:11

Employed in works of providence and in greater work of redemption.

Gen 28:12; Psa 34:7; 91:11,12; Mat 18:10; Act 5:19; 12:7; 27:23; Hbr 1:13,14

Act 7:53; Gal 3:19; Hbr 2:2

2Ki 19:35; 1Ch 21:16; Act 12:23

Luk 2:10,11; Mar 1:13; Luk 22:43; Mat 28:2-4; Jhn 20:12; Act 1:10,11

Mat 13:49,50; 24:31; 25:31; 1Th 4:16,17; 2Th 1:7

Concerning God, His Works, Angels: Character

As to moral character, divided into two great classes.

1. The good.

Psa 103:20; Luk 9:26; 1Ti 5:21

2. The bad.

Mat 12:24-27; Eph 2:2; 6:12; 1Ti 4:1

Concerning God, His Works, Angels: Satan

The chief of the fallen angels.

1. Names applied to him.

Satan. 1Ch 21:1.

The devil. Mat 4:1,5,8.

The tempter. Mat 4:3.

Prince of the devils. Mar 3:22.

Murderer and liar. Jhn 8:44.

Prince of this world. Jhn 12:31; 14:30.

God of this world. 2Cr 4:4.

Prince of the power of the air. Eph 2:2.

Adversary. 1Pe 5:8.

Apollyon. Rev 9:11.

The old serpent, the deceiver. Rev 12:9.

The accuser. Rev 12:10.

The dragon. Rev 20:2.

2. Personality.

Mat 4:1-11; Jhn 8:44; 2Cr 11:3,14

3. Other evil angels subordinated to him.

Mat 12:24-28; Luk 10:18; Eph 2:2; 6:12; Rev 9:11; 20:2

4. Power and work of Satan and his angels

a. Mat 4:1-11; 1Cr 5:5; 2Cr 4:4; 11:14; Eph 6:11,12; 2Th 2:9,10; 1Ti 3:7; Hbr 2:14; Rev 12:9

b. Prominent examples of temptation: Adam and Eve, David, Christ, Judas, and Ananias and Sapphira.

c. Demoniacs were persons possessed of demons, agents of Satan.

Concerning God, His Works, Angels: Cherubim and Seraphim

Some hold that the cherubim are real, personal creatures; others that they are ideal beings. The term "living creature" is applied to the same beings. May be regarded as symbolical of the highest properties of creature life and typical of redeemed manhood.

Gen 3:24; Exd 25:22; 1Sa 4:4; Eze 1:5-25; 10:1-22; Rev 4:6-9; 5:6-14; 6:1-7

Seraphim. Mentioned only in Isa 6. Probably the same as cherubim.


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