Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. Luk 2:10 And the angel said to them, "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news Traditionally, angels act as Gods messengers The word 'angel' comes from the Greek word for messenger. In the past he walked and talked with Adam, Enoch, Abraham, Jacob, Hagar, Manoah, etc. Once he had to do a Karate on Jacob He even had a dinner with 72 elders on Mt. Sinai. Exo 24:9-10 Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abi'hu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all round and within, and day and night they never cease to sing, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!" Rev 4:8 2Sa 22:11 He rode on a cherub, and flew; Vehicle of God he was seen upon the wings of the wind. Served at the Holy of Holies And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the LORD" Good News! (Luke 2:11). The Perfect Lamb And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!" This is capable of several meanings: 1.In the highest “strains,” or in the highest possible manner. 2.“Among” the highest that is, among the angels of God; indicating that “they” felt a deep interest in this work, and were called on to praise God for the redemption of man. Seraphim Cherubim Thrones Dominions Virtues Powers Principalities Archangels Angels Nine Choirs of Angels Fallen Man Fallen Angels And he said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 2Pe 2:4 For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of nether gloom to be kept until the judgment; how long? 2.“Among” the highest that is, among the angels of God; indicating that “they” felt a deep interest in this work, and were called on to praise God for the redemption of man. Glory in the Highest. What the cosmos was waiting for is here. God so loved the world that He gave For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God; Angels in the Highest Heaven has new hopes - Incarnation is not just confined to the “earth,” but is of cosmic importance = redemption of universe. 3. The words “God in the highest” may be equivalent to: “the Most High God,” and be the same as “Let the most high God be praised for his love and mercy to people.” The whole creation has been groaning in travail together until now Eagerly waiting for “the glorious liberty of the children of God” Now they can laugh "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." In these last days He has spoken to us Through a Son In these last days he has spoken to us through a Son "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. In these last days he has spoken to us Through a Son He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives In these last days he has spoken to us Through a Son and recovering of sight to the blind, In these last days he has spoken to us Through a Son to set at liberty those who are oppressed, In these last days he has spoken to us Through a Son to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." I have come that you may have life and that abundantly But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. Let there be peace on Earth, the peace that was meant to be. With God as our Father, brothers all are we, Let me walk with my brother, in perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now. With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow, To take each moment and live each moment in peace, eternally. Let there be Peace on Earth, and let it begin with me. But I say to you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from him who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. Give to every one who begs from you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. (Eph 5:8) for once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God Rom 16:20 then the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. for mine eyes have seen thy salvation (Php 1:29) For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake. A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.
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