An Irish Welcome

Céad Míle Fáilte friend and rover ...
Wherever you come from and whosoever you may be.
That's an Irish greeting and it means

you are welcome
a thousand times over.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Messengers of God

"When the stars were made, 
all my Angels praised Me with a loud voice"

said the Lord to Job (Job 38.7)

We have all heard about Angels ... from the very beginning of man they have been there. God placed a Cherubim with a flaming sword to guard the entrance of Paradise (Gen 3:24); Jacob saw Angels in his vision (Gen 23:12); Genesis 32:1-2; Psalms 148:2; Psalms 90:11; the Prophet Isiah saw Seraphim surrounding the Throne of God; the Prophet Ezekial saw Cherubim in his vision of the House of God. The New Testament also contains many references to angelic beings, example Luke 1:11, 12 and 19.

Seven of the high-ranking Angels have been revealed to us:

Michael
"Who is Like God" (Dan 10.13)
  

Gabriel
"Man of God" (Luke 1.19 and 26)

* * *
Raphael,
 "The Help of God" (Tobit 3.17 and 12.12-15)
Uriel
"The Fire of God" (III Esdras 4.1 and 5.20)
Salathiel
"Prayer of God" (III Esdras 5.16)
* * *
* * *
Jegudiel
"Praise of God"
Barachiel
"Blessing of God"
* * *

*
"Grace be unto you and peace from Him, 
which is, and which was, and which is to come, 
and from the seven spirits which are before His Throne"

writes Apostle John the Theologian in Apoc. 1.4.

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