The angel of the Lord

					The angel of
  the Lord
  Yoshinobu Namihira MD FACG
       3000 Halls Ferry road
       Vicksburg MS 39180
 Ph 601 638 9800,fax 601 638 9808
            Hagar gen 16:7-10
•   Was found by the angel
•   Return to your mistress
•   Submit(obey)
•   {I} will multiply your descendants

     Abraham Gen 22:11-13
• Do not kill your only son(Isaac)
• Now {I} know You( Abraham) Fear GOD
• {I}=GOD will multiply Your (Abraham)
• Formula:
• Obedience               Blessing
          Jacob Gen 28:12
• Jacob‟s dream
• Angels of the Lord ascending and
• Promises:
  1).many descendants-multiplication of
  2).{I} =God will be with you(comfort,inside)
  3)I will KEEP you(protection,outside)
              Jacob (2)
•   How awesome is this place?
•   Set up a Pillar(stone)=Bethel
•   Memorial=reminder=remembrance
•   Point of Origin= Home Base
•   10 % tithe =
•   Expression of appreciation =
•   thanksgiving
        Moses Exodus3:2
• Do not Draw Near
• Take off your sandals
• Holy Ground
        Moses Exodus13:21
• The LORD went before them in a pillar of
  cloud by day, and in a pillar of FIRE by
• The Angel of GOD moved back
• The pillar of Cloud-Darkness for Egyptians
  but LIGHT for ISRAElites!!!!
        Gideon Judges 6:13-22
•  Gideon and Strangers
•  Fire rose out of the Rock and consumed the meat
•  The Angel of God –face to face
•  Gideon and 300 mens
Torches                     confusion
Gideon defeated Midianites=final outcome= GOOD !!!
         Elijah 1 king 19:4-8
• Tired and exhausted-no energy
• Angels of the Lord
  1.arise and eat (very polite and kind)
• 40 days and 40 nights journey
• Destination: Mount Horeb
   40 days (and 40 nights) (1)
• 1. gen 7:17 length of flood=40 d
• 2.Gen 50:2 Joseph instructed egyption physian
  to embalm Israel(Jacob) for 40 d
• 3.Exod 24:18 Moses, Mt Sinai.
•    6 day:the glory of the Lord on the Mountain
  and the cloud
•    day 7:God called Moses out of the midst of
  the cloud ( at the foot of the mountain)
• 40 days: Moses on the top of the mountain
    40 days (and 40 nights),(2)
• 4. Num 13:25 Joshua,12 spies to the Canaan,
  duration of spying out=40 d
• 5. Deut 9:25 Mose‟s prayer” prostrated before
  the Lord for His mercy” duration of
  prayer(prostration)= 40 d
• 6. 1 Sam 17:16 Philistine‟s arrogance,irritation
  against Israel(king Saul) duration=40 d
• David,5 little stones,sling,+ Goliath
• David=victory
• Goliath=defeat
             1 Sam 17:45
• “You come to me with a sword,with a
  spear, with a javalin. But I come to you in
  the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of
  the armies of Israel whom You have
• Goliath=sword, spear, javalin (physical,
  tangible, visible)
• David= the name of the Lord(spiritual, non
  physical, intangible, invisible)
    40 days (and 40 nights),(3)
• 7. 1 king 19:8 Jezebel (Queen), Elijah
• Elijah‟s flight, Escape for life into the
  wilderness,Mt Horeb, duration of fast
  ,wilderness wandering=40 d
• 8. Jonah 3:4 Jonah‟s sermon”Ninevah shall be
  overthrown” duration of probation=40 d
• 9. luke 4:1 Christ‟s
  temptation,torture,trials,hunger,thirst in the
  wilderness by Devil (Satan)=40 days
      Luke 4:4 (1)

  Man shall not live
• “

  by bread alone but
  by every word of
   Luke 4:4 (2)

Bread (food,
     Luke 4:4 (3)

•Word of God =
   40 days (and 40 nights),(4)
• 10. Act 1:3 Christ‟s ministry after His
  resurrection, duration from resurrection to
  ascention=40 d
    Assyrians ISA 37:33-36
• The Angels of the Lord Killed 185,000.
• All the corps –dead
• Assyrians-very defiant and ridiculed
• Judah- was already taken over and
  conquered by Assyrians
• Assyria-overpowering and strong
• Israel-weak position
      Peter Acts 12:7-11 (1)
• Herod killed James
• Pass Over feast
• Peter-arrested
• Day 15
• Feast of Unleavened
• Day 21
                 Peter (2)
•   Herod-ready to kill Peter
•   Peter-sleeping before execution night!!!
•   Awesome scene!!!
•   4           4=16 soldiers
•   Chance of escape= 0 % !!!!
•   Prayer= Key !!!
•   The Angel of the LORD
                Peter (3)
• The Angel of the LORD
1.Stand by(near,close)
3.Strike, raise (gentle touch)
4Chains Fell off Hands (release)
5.Gird,tie Put on(instruction)
6.Follow me(the Angel of GOD)
             Peter      (4)
• Now I(Peter) know for certain the LORD
  has sent HIS ANGEL and delivered
  me(Peter) from the hand of Herod and
  from the EXPECTATION of the JEWISH
• Conviction=firm decision=tested &
Man‟s extremity=God‟s opportunity

•Man’s extremity is
 God’s opportunity
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         The same Angel (1)
• The same Angel who had come from the royal
  courts to rescue Peter had been the messenger
  of wrath and judgment to Herod.
• The Angel smote Peter to arouse him
From slumber: it was with a different stroke that
  he smote the wicked king,laying low his pride
  and bringing upon him the punishment of the
         The same Angel (2)
• Herod died in great agony of mind and
  body, under the retributive judgment of

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       The same Angel (3)

• Peter:Rescuer,deliveror,Saviour,
  welcome,life giving
• Positive (+)
• ===============================
• Herod:Destroyer,Wrath,fearful,death,
  unwelcome ,
• Negative (-)
        Various Experiences
• Philip :directed by an angel from heaven to
  go to the place where he met one seeking
  for truth.
• Cornelius :visited by an angel with a
  message from God
• Peter: In prison and condemned to death,
  led by an angel forth to safety
• All show the closeness of the connection
  between heaven and earth
• The record of these angel visits should
  bring strength and courage.
• We can not see these Angels personally;
  never the less they are with us, guiding,
  directing, protecting
           Jocob‟s Ladder (1)
• Heaven is brougt near to earth by that mystic
  ladder, the base of which is firmly planted on the
  earth, while the topmost round reaches the
  throne of the Infinite ( God).
• Angels are constantly ascending and
  descending this ladder of brightness, bearing the
  prayer of the needy and distressed to the Father
  above, and bringing blessing and hope, courage
  and help, to the children of men
   Jacob‟s ladder (2)

•Who is and
 what is the
 Jacob‟s ladder?
   Jacob‟s Ladder (3)

 ladder= Jesus
              Angel of Light
• These Angels of Light create a heavenly
  atmosphere about the soul, lifting us toward the
  Unseen and the Eternal (God)
• We can not behold these Angel‟s forms with our
  natural sight;
• We discern heavenly things only by spiritual
• The spiritual ear alone can hear the harmony of
  the Heavenly voices
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          Conclusions (1)
• 1.God uses the Angels of GOD
• 2.Stranger= could be angel of God
• 3.Now I know( God-Abraham)---
• 4.Formula:OBEDIENCE
• 5.The place of Remembrance=place of
  RETURN=home base
        CONCLUSIONS (2)
• 6.GOD‟s Presence=Holy Ground!!!
• 7.The pillar of Cloud
             Darkness for Egyptians
             Light for Israelites
  Prayer-really saved Israelites from
        CONCLUSIONS (3)
9. Surprise tactics
 1.night (darkness)
 2.torches(light)       confusion
10. God destroyed 185,000 Assyrians(not
  airplane,warship ect)
• 11. God‟s Method           man‟s method
• 12.Peter‟s calmness before execution
• 13. Constant ,ceaseless prayer by church
  for Peter= Key!!!
• 14.Man‟s extremity is God‟s opportunity
• Jacob‟s ladder=Jesus Christ
Man‟s extremity=God‟s opportunity

extremity is
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The End
 you !!!
            Places of visit
• Vicksburg ms , 6-25-2005
• Tallulah, prison, 7-9-2005
• Edward puckett, tallulah,1-28-2006
     Worship service order
1. Opening hymm- 327(I „d rather have
2. Scripture reading- Acts 12:7-11
3. Special music: the Namihira‟s
4. Sermon: The Angels of the Lord
5. Closing Hymn: 532 (day by day)

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