by Albert Wilson Tozer

Sunday - February 05, 2023


Archangels

Paul mentioned the existence of archangels in the heavens when he wrote to the Thessalonians. "The Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel" (1 Thessalonians 4:16). No, we are not prepared to argue against the reality of either the visible or the invisible world. Because the religion of the Hebrews was divinely given, it reflected the two worlds accurately.

Consider why we think like we do in today's society. We are participants in a new age—a scientific age, an atomic age, a space age. We have been conditioned by our sciences. No longer have we any great sense of wonder or appreciation for what God continues to do in His creation. Amid our complex engineering and technological accomplishments, it is difficult for us to look out on God's world as we should.

As believers in God and in His plan for mankind, we must not yield to the philosophies that surround us. We have a God-given message to proclaim to our generation: The world was made by Almighty God. It bears the stamp of deity upon it and within it.

Verse

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 1 Thessalonians 4:16

Thought

Archangels are mentioned twice in the New Testament: in First Thessalonians 4:16 and Jude 1:9 where the archangel Michael disputes with the devil concerning the body of Moses. Angelic forces are among those God has created and uses, whether or not we are aware of them.

Prayer

Though lost in wonder at the amazing scientific discoveries in this generation, may I keep in focus that You are the creator, the Almighty God.