10. The truth about the angels

10. The truth about the angels

1 THE ANGELS ARE PART OF GOD’S FAMILY

“Praise Jehovah, all you his angels, mighty in power.”—Psalm 103:20

What do we know about the angels?

  • Job 38:4-7

    Jehovah created the angels before he created the earth.

  • Revelation 5:11

    There are millions of angels.

  • 1 Peter 1:11, 12

    Angels have always been interested in Jehovah’s purpose for the earth.

  • Luke 15:10

    The angels are very interested in those who serve God.

2 THE ANGELS HELP GOD’S SERVANTS

“The angel of Jehovah camps all around those fearing Him, and he rescues them.”—Psalm 34:7

How do we know that angels can help people?

  • Genesis 19:15, 16; Daniel 6:22; Luke 22:43; Acts 12:6-11

    Angels helped Lot, Daniel, Jesus, and Peter.

  • Hebrews 1:7, 14

    Jehovah uses his angels to help and to protect his servants today.

3 WICKED ANGELS TRY TO HARM US

“We may not be overreached by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his designs.”—2 Corinthians 2:11

Who are the demons, and why are they harmful?

  • Revelation 12:9

    An angel rebelled against Jehovah. He is called Satan.

  • Genesis 6:2

    In Noah’s time, some angels rebelled and came to the earth.

  • Matthew 9:34

    Those angels joined Satan’s rebellion and became demons.

  • Deuteronomy 18:10, 11

    The demons try to trick people and harm them any way they can.

4 YOU CAN RESIST SATAN AND THE DEMONS

“Oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you.”—James 4:7

How can you have Jehovah’s help in resisting Satan and the demons?

  • Acts 19:19

    Get rid of all items connected with demonism that make magic, demons, or the supernatural seem harmless or exciting.

  • Ephesians 6:16, 18

    Build your faith by studying the Bible, and pray for God’s protection.

  • Proverbs 18:10

    Use Jehovah’s name.