The Rightful Place of Angels

In our day, angels have become a pretty big thing.  In fact, there are some fairly well-known personalities today talking about having their personal angel and needing to "contact your angel."

I believe in angels because the Bible clearly talks about them, but angels have a rightful place, which Paul addresses in Colossians 2:18-19,

Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God.

Paul is telling us, "If you become so preoccupied with angels that you let go of the head, Jesus Christ, you are off the rails!"  In fact, if you are preoccupied with angels in such a way that it takes you away from Jesus Christ, I'm telling you, you are in error.  The body grows; the body is nourished; we get our life and direction from the head, Jesus Christ.

If God wants to have an angel intervene in my life, that is wonderful.  But I don't need to contact my angel because I have constant communion with the Son of God, who, as we learned yesterday, is superior to angels!

Jesus is the One who created the universe!  He is our Lord and our Savior.  He is the Vine, we are the branch.  We have communion with Him.  Why would we want to contact an angel when we can contact the Son of God whom angels fall down and worship! 

Angels are under the lordship of Jesus.  That is their rightful place.

Visit the Answers with Bayless Conley website for more ways to Connect with God 
and
click here to view today's Answers with Bayless Conley broadcast at LightSource.com.

FEATURED RESOURCE

Answers Promo November

The Advantage of the Holy Spirit

As a believer, the Holy Spirit is God inside you. He leads you to your destiny, teaches you, reminds you of truth, gives you peace, empowers you to win against the devil – and reveals Jesus through you.

Bayless Conley explores the nature and purpose of the Holy Spirit in his insightful message, The Advantage of the Holy Spirit. As you listen, you’ll see how to cut out the excess noise in your life so you can hear from God and be guided from within. You’ll also discover how to overcome worry and anxiety to have the quality of life God wants for you!

You can experience The Advantage of the Holy Spirit for yourself. We’ll send it to you on CD or DVD as a thank you for your generous donation to help Answers with Bayless Conley bring a living Jesus to our dying world.