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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Angel

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An order of beings with whom we are but little acquainted; and yet, in whose ministry the heirs of salvation are much concerned. (Hebrews 1:14) In Scripture we meet with many accounts of them. The Lord Jesus Christ himself is called the Angel or Messenger of the covenant. And his servants are called by the same name. But then, it should always be remembered, that these names, to both the Lord and his people, are wholly meant as messengers; for it is a sweet as well as an important truth, that Christ is no angel; "for verily he took not on him the nature of angels." (Hebrews 2:16) So that as God, he is no angel; neither as man. I conceive, that it is highly important always to keep the remembrance of this alive in the mind. And that his people are no angels, they need not be told, for they are sinners; and they know themselves to be redeemed sinners, redeemed from among men. In the upper, brighter world, it is said that they shall be as the angels: that is, in glory and in happiness. But still men, and not angels, united to their glorious Head as the members of his mystical body to all eternity. (Exodus 23:20; Zechariah 1:12; Malachi 3:1; Matthew 22:30 and Matthew 25:41; Revelation 2:1).


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Angel'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/a/angel.html. London. 1828.

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 24 / Ordinary 29
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