1st September 2008, mgh
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6) You, the future and the angels
The angels have a connection with the people of this world who are made in their “image” (Gen 1:26). They desire that all serve Yahweh.
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents. (Luke 15:10)
They have a role in the near future, gathering the servants of Yahweh,
And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (Matthew 24:31)
When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: (Matthew 25:31)
The faithful will be like Angels
Just as the angels are now called by Yahweh the 'sons of God' (Job 38:7), so shall be those people who after the resurrection are judged faithful,
They which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God. (Luke 20:35-36).
Understanding the angels' work on Earth is knowing our future hope: Our faces will glow, our garments will be white and we will live forever.