• The Adversary

    1 Peter 5:8–9

    It is unlikely that Satan himself comes after us directly, for he is not omnipresent and can only go after one person at a time. He himself probably goes after targets who have great influence over the world and church, ...Read More

  • The Angel Brings Judgment

    1 Chronicles 21

    Our culture is accustomed to seeing Jesus as meek and mild; indeed, this is an accurate picture of Him. Yet it is not a full-orbed depiction, for He is also the great Judge to come who will execute God’s wrath ...Read More

  • The Angelic Host of Heaven

    Revelation 4

    Scripture never teaches that human beings are transformed into angels when they reach heaven. However, it does report that we will see God face-to-face. We can hardly imagine what this will be like, but we know it cannot be compared ...Read More

  • The Angel of Light

    2 Corinthians 11:14–15

    Today we can rejoice because the accuser of the brethren has been cast down and defeated (Rev. 12:7–12). Even though he rages on the earth because he knows his time is short, none of his charges can ever stick against ...Read More

  • Angels as Messengers

    Luke 1:5–38

    Interest in angels is at an all-time high in our culture, and many people long to have an encounter with them. However, while seeing an angel would be a remarkable event, even the angels themselves are far more concerned that ...Read More

  • Angels in God’s Providence

    Daniel 12:1

    Angels make up a mighty army dedicated to advancing God’s purposes. This is good news for the believer, since if we are on God’s side—or better, God is on our side—the angels are on our side. Knowing this gives us ...Read More

  • The Armor of God

    Ephesians 6:10–13

    John Calvin comments, “There will be no danger which may not be successfully met by the power of God; nor will any who, with [the armor of God], fight against Satan, fail in the day of battle.” Daily we are ...Read More

  • Atonement as Ransom

    Matthew 20:20–28

    We can make two errors with respect to Satan. On the one hand, we can conceive of him as having no power at all. On the other hand, we can think of him as having more power than he actually ...Read More

  • Better than the Angels

    Hebrews 1:5–6

    It is not too uncommon to see greeting cards and sentimental memorabilia extolling the virtues of angels. Certainly, it is good to respect the angels and all that God has them do for His people (Heb. 1:14). Yet, in following ...Read More

  • The Coming of the Lawless One

    2 Thessalonians 2:8–10

    Satan loves to disguise himself as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14), so we should expect him to present himself as a counterfeit savior and even as one who can do signs and wonders. The true messenger of God ...Read More

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