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How Strong Are the Angels?

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In heaven there is perfect harmony that works under the direction of a leading angel in music. This is the lesson that if we want to have harmony, this is God’s representation and example of harmony. There is order in heaven. The order is so fascinating. To some people these things appear as unnecessary in heaven.

There is perfect order and harmony in the Holy City. All the angels that are commissioned to visit the earth hold a golden card, which they present to the angels at the gates of the city as they pass in and out. Heaven is a good place. I long to be there and behold my lovely Jesus {EW 39.2}

Everyone has their place; there is the gatekeeper, maybe gatekeepers, there is a golden card by which the angels can recognise these persons have a right to enter the city. Read the rest of this entry

Where Angels Fear to Tread

By John Thiel

Jesus leads us individually. He gives us heavenly comfort in that appreciation. We may walk with him in a precious intimacy that is unique to our personal self.

The Head of Every Woman

1 Corinthians 11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover [his] head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. 9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. 10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head because of the angels.

As the margin reads, a covering signifying that she is under the power of her husband because of the angels. What have the angels to do with that? It is so the ministering angels will have evidence.

…so that the ministering angels will have evidence that the truth has wrought a change in the life, purifying the soul and refining the tastes. Those who, after receiving the truth, make no change in word or deportment, in dress or surroundings, are living to themselves, not to Christ. They have not been created anew in Christ Jesus, unto purification and holiness. . . . {AH 21.4} Read the rest of this entry

Practising the Attitudes of Heavenly Society

By John Thiel

Psalm 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye angels, that excel in strength, that do commandments, hearkening unto the voice of word. 21 Bless ye the LORD, all [ye] his hosts; [ye] ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

To be in the Holy City living in the society of heaven is for us to consider so that we might know what to prepare for it.  We are to be preparing to be in that society and the attitudes that society has. We had established in our last study that the foremost principle in preparation is to embrace the attitude that the society of heaven has towards sinners. Read the rest of this entry

The Nature of the Angels

By John Thiel

This extension of heaven for making us citizens with them is such inspiration we want to absorb.  It is a preparation here in our fellowship that is taking place so that we may get to heaven one day and not criticise the angels.  If we haven’t learnt here to be meek and loving as the angels are, we will be like that there and it will make heaven unpleasant.  What should our communications be here so as not to be critical there?  We are to appreciate the nature of the angels and the condition and communication we will have with each other as we look to them.

No unpleasant words are spoken in heaven. There no unkind thoughts are cherished. There envy, evil surmising, hatred, and strife find no place. Perfect harmony pervades the heavenly courts.  {UL 163.3}

If we are going to have a place there, where are we going to have it first?   We are going to have it amongst us as believers who are going to be there. Read the rest of this entry

Angels, Ministers of Our Salvation

By John Thiel, mp3

We are to sanctify ourselves before we can cross the river Jordan otherwise known as the time of trouble.  The work our high priest is chronicled in reference to our preparation.  We are to prepare not only to cross the river but so we can be introduced into the society of heaven.

Zechariah 3:1 And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: [is] not this a brand plucked out of the fire? 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. 4 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment. 5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by. 6 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying, 7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.

In this vision is portrayed to us the preparation that is needed and it is depicted in the picture of the high priest who is standing before his people and he himself is the representation of what the people are like. They are in need of having their character changed, their garments changed, their guilt to be taken away from them.  I have caused their iniquity to be taken away.  God causes things to happen. Read the rest of this entry

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