Angels, Demons & Satan

Angels (angelos) = Messengers 

Description of Angels 

1.  Created Beings

They were created sometime before the Earth’s creation

Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? ….while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?  Job 38:4-7 

2. Incorporeal Beings

They are Spirit Beings

“Who makes His angels spirits; and His ministers a flaming fire.”  Ps 104:4 

3. Holy Beings

They were created Holy but some fell from grace.

“…in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” Luke 9:26 

4. Personal Beings

They have a personality

  • Free will
  • Self-perception
  • Wise
  •  Obedient

5. Deathless Beings

They were created but will live forever

“…and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels.” Luke 20:36

6. Unseen Beings

They are unseen except when they choose to be

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Heb 13:2

Types of Angels 

1.  The Named Angels

Lucifer (Lew' kih fuhr)   

  1. Name = Bearer Of Light
  2. He originally held a high place in Heaven

How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! Isa. 14:12a

  1. When He fell His name was changed to Satan (See Section on Satan)

Gabriel (Gay' brih uhl)

  1. Name = Man Of God

  2.  He is the Messenger Angel

  3.  Appearances – See Chart “Appearances Of Gabriel

Michael (Mi' kihl)

  1. Name = Who Is Like The Lord

  2. He is called “The Archangel” Arch = Top

But even the archangel Michael,… Jude v.9a

  1. He is the leader of the Heaven’s Army  against Satan

And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, Thought to be Israel’s guardian angel … Rev 12:7a

  1. iv.      Appearances – See Chart “Appearances Of Michael” 

2. Cherubim (khehr' uh bihm)

  1. Name = Unknown
  2. They are to guard the holiness of God
  3. They are seen above the throne of God
  4. Appearance (Eze. 10:20)
  • Each had four faces
    • One face was that of a cherub
    • The second the face of a man
    • The third the face of a lion
    • The fourth the face of an eagle
  • Four wings

3. Seraphim (sehr' uh fihm)

  1. Name = The Burning Ones
  2. They are to guard the holiness of God
  3. They are seen below the throne of God
  4. Appearance (Isa. 6:2)
  • Six wings
  • Feet
  1. The Call to each other and say “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” 

4.Living Creatures

  1. Name = Living Ones
  2. They are to guard the holiness of God
  3. They are seen around the throne of God
  4. Appearance (Rev. 4:6-8)
  • There are four of them each with one head but the heads are different
    • The first living creature was like a lion
    • The second was like an ox
    • The third had a face like a man
    • The fourth was like a flying eagle
  • Covered with eyes
  •  Six wings
  1. They Sing “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” 

Works of Angels 

1.       Angelic Transportation

Accompanies the Saints after the death

“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side…” Lk. 16:22 

2.       Angelic Revelation

God Uses angels to reveal His truth.

“…the angel who had been showing them to me.” Rev 22:8 

3.       Angelic Protection

God uses angels to protect His children

“My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions.” Dan 6:22 

4.       Angelic Emancipation

God uses angels to set His children free

“But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.” Acts 5:19 

5.       Angelic Provision

God uses angels to provide for His children

“Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.” Mat 26:53 

6.       Angelic Encouragement

God sent an Angel to encourage Gideon & Jesus 

7.       Angelic Judgment

God Uses angels to carry out His Judgment

The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. Mat. 13:41

Demons (diamon) = Devils 

Origin of Demons 

1.        Demons are fallen angels or angels who chose not to love God.

‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. Mat 25:41 

2.        There was more then one falling away.

  1. Satan and his 1/3 of heaven

    1. Satan as the great dragon Rev 12 

  2. Pre-flood fall

    1. The Nephilim of Gen. 6 

  3. May have been other fallings 

Work of Demons 

1.        Physical Disease

2.        Mental Disease

3.        Moral Impurity

4.        False Doctrine

5.        Spiritual Battle

6.        Demon Possession 

Worship of Demons

1.        Divination – Telling the future by the insides of animals - Eze. 21:21

2.        Necromancy – Communication with the dead – Lk 18:27-31

3.        Magic – Using Formulas & Incantations – Dan 4:7

4.        Sorcery – The use of drugs Rev

5.        Witchcraft – Making use of Magic or Sorcery to do the will of demons – Deut 18:10

6.        Astrology – Using the planets & stars to predict the future 

Satan (say' tuhn) = adversary 

Origin of Satan 

1.        He was Lucifer 

2.        The I will of Satan (Isa. 14:12-15) (See Chart)

  1. Ascend into heaven – Enter heaven on his terms
  2. Exalt his throne – Rule the angels
  3. Govern heaven - Rule heaven
  4. Ascend above the heights – Be more glorious then God
  5. Be like the Most High – Become a god

3.        Names of Satan (see chart) 

Work of Satan 

1.        Opposition of God

  1.  Messianic Line
  2. Human Race
  3. Israel
  4. Christ
  5. The Church 

2.        The Imitator (See Chart) 

3.        Destruction

  1. Deceiving the nations
  2. Deceiving the unsaved
  3. Defeating the saved 

How to Overcome Satan 

  1. The principle of respect – Jude 9

  2. The principle of removal – 1 Thess. 5:22

  3. The principle of resistance – James 4:7

  4. The principle of readiness – Mark 14:38

  5. The Armor of GOD – Eph. 6:13-17

    1. Belt of truth
    2. Breastplate of righteousness
    3. Shoes of the preparation of the gospel
    4. Shield of faith
    5. Helmet of salvation
    6. Sword of the Spirit.