Psalm 103:19-22 "The Lord has established His throne in the heavens,
And His sovereignty rules over all. 20 Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word!
21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
You who serve Him, doing His will. 22 Bless the Lord, all you works of His,
In all places of His dominion; Bless the Lord, O my soul!"
3. The angels' worship illuminates God's great power
The point of today's post has been to begin understanding how angels minister the Greatness of God in regards to His power. Without a doubt their vast numbers and strength point to the One from whence they derive their very existence and ability. However, when we behold the scenes of angels offering up worship to God, it is where we see even more the great power of God. Isaiah 6:3-4 records the scene following God's majesty shining forth in the Heavenly temple - "And one called out to another and said, 'Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts,
The whole earth is full of His glory.'
4 And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke." Or who can forget these words in Daniel 7:10 “A river of fire was flowing and coming out from before Him; Thousands upon thousands were attending Him, And myriads upon myriads were standing before Him;
The court sat, And the books were opened." In Jesus' birth, Luke records in Luke 2:12-14 "This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in amanger.” 13 And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” Then one final example involves angels and perhaps the redeemed saying these words in Revelation 19:1 "After these things I heard something like a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying,
“Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God." Roger Ellsworth in his book: "What the Bible says about angels" notes: "If the angels enjoy God, should we not do the same? If the angels, great as they are, find reason to praise God, should we not also be praising Him?"
In closing today, we can note that Angels are God's heavenly emmisaries whose main task is to point the way to His greatness. Such provision of angelic beings is among the many mercies expressed by God to His people. We saw today that angels illuminate God's great power by their sheer numbers, strength and worship. Tomorrow we will consider how God, in His tender mercies towards His people, uses Angels to energize His people in accomplishing His work.