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Why does God delegate His work to angels?



      

Exodus 12:23

NLT - 23 For the Lord will pass through the land to strike down the Egyptians. But when he sees the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe, the Lord will pass over your home. He will not permit his death angel to enter your house and strike you down.

Clarify Share Report Asked January 31 2016 1450603806 Brian Langat

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
God is, of course, omnipotent, and as such would not require any other being to carry out any of His actions or purposes. However, as God told Moses in Exodus 33:18-33, no human could see the face of God (in His pre-incarnate form) and live, because of God's holiness.

Therefore (in my opinion), God created the angels (the Hebrew word for which means, literally, "messenger") as subordinate spiritual beings who could serve Him both by carrying out His will, and by interacting with or conveying information to humanity (sometimes in visible form, as was the case with Zechariah in Luke 1:11-19; with Mary in Luke 1:26-38; or with the shepherds in Luke 2:9-14) without posing a danger or risk to humans (although angels were also certainly empowered or directed to take lives at various times to protect Israel, or to carry out God's judgment at His direction, as noted in the verse cited in the question concerning the Egyptians).

It's been some time since I've seen the Billy Graham book Angels: God's Secret Agents (which was published in 1975), but I believe that it is still available from multiple online sources, and provides additional Bible-based information on angels and their functions.

January 31 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Optimized 1   afolabi Olusegun Engr. AFOLABI
God's kingdom is in heaven, which all Christians are interested to be part some day, and of course delegation of work to angels can be considered as similar to the Christ and his apostles. Matthew 10:1, "Jesus called His twelve disciples to Him and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out and to heal every disease and sickness. 

Angels are typically described as benevolent, dreadful, and endowed with wisdom and knowledge of earthly events, but not infallible; for they strive with each other, and God has to make peace between them, Most of them serve either as intermediaries between Heaven and Earth, or as guardian spirits. Angels are referred to in connection with their spiritual missions; as for instance, the "angel which has redeemed", "an interpreter", "the angel that destroyed", "the messenger of the covenant", "angel of his presence", and "a band of angels of evil". 

In Christian theology, the apostles meaning "one who is sent away", also known as the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ, were central figure in Christianity, and during the life and ministry of Christ in the 1st century AD, the apostles were his closest followers and became the primary teachers of the gospel message of Jesus Christ our saviour.

The commissioning of the twelve apostles is an episode in the life of Jesus Christ, and it appear in the three synoptic Gospels, eg, Matthew 10:1-4, Mark 3:13-19, and Luke 6:12-16. Thus in, Luke 6:12-16, "One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

October 07 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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