We portray angels as kind, cute little children floating around clouds with harps. But the Bible gives us a different picture of these heavenly beings as they execute judgment to the enemies of God. Let us check five horrific things angels did in the Scriptures:
- Destroyed people with pestilence (2Samuel 24:16) – with a prideful heart, David numbered the people which kindled God to anger. He let David choose what punishment he will receive for his sin. He chose pestilence which took a death toll of 70, 000 Israelites. God deals with sin seriously.
- Kills an Assyrian camp (2 Kings 19:35-36) – defending Jerusalem, God declared that no one can’t touch His people. Thus, the angel of the Lord slew 185,000 of the Assyrian army. This is a warning to those people who hates God’s chosen.
- Herod smitten to death (Acts 12:23) – taking himself the glory which is only meant for God, an angel of the Lord instantly kills Herod. Pride is really deadly when you deal with the Almighty.
- Pours out the plagues to earth (Revelation 15:1) –the seven years tribulation period will put movies like “Deep Impact” and “2012” to shame. Here angels administer the wrath of God to punish unbelieving men in the end times. Read chapter 14 for a sample of the horrors you should miss!
- Cast people to Hell (Matthew 13: 41-42, 49-50) – in Judgment Day, God will judge the wicked and all who rebelled against Him, angels will cast them to hell and “there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth”. Very graphic description! Remember God doesn’t want you to be there! Repent and believe the gospel today!
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