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Alright. So Roberta is asking, I would like to know what the angels did in heaven during and after the crucifixion.
I like to know too.
Wouldn’t we all? Thank you, Roberta, for that great question. And to be honest, the Bible doesn’t say anything super clear as far as what the angels did while Jesus was suffering the crucifixion, there’s nothing that I found. At least if somebody else has found something, that would be great. But as far as what the Bible says, it’s not very clear. But if I were to say, take a guess, a spiritual imagination guess, I would say they were weeping. I can’t imagine them, these angels who love Jesus, seeing their master suffering physically, mentally, emotionally, how much Jesus went through. Basically, Jesus died of a broken heart. When you really think about it, when they pierced his side, blood and water came out. And that comes from basically when somebody’s under so much stress, duress, mental agony that the pericardium fills with water and you have this liquid, this watery fluid that would come out of somebody. And so basically, in essence, Jesus died of a broken heart because he loved us so much and he died for our sins. And so I can only imagine that the angels were weeping, wanting desperately to rescue Jesus, take him away from what was happening to him, as I’m sure his father did as well.
But the Bible doesn’t clearly say that. So I have to say I don’t know. But if I were to have a holy, as you would say, imagination, I would say that they were probably weeping and very sad. However, after the crucifixion, we do see one angel that was doing something. And that’s in the Book of Matthew, chapter 28. And so we’ll just read that really quick, verses two through five. And in Matthew 28, verses two through five, it reads and behold okay, so basically we’ll start verse one. Sorry. In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn, toward the first day of the week came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the Sepulcher. In verse two it says and behold, there was a great earthquake, for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it. And his countenance was like lightning in his raiment, as white as snow. And for fear of him the keepers did shake and became his dead men. In verse five it says and the angels answered and said unto the women, fear not, ye, for you know that you for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
And in verse six, actually, he says he is not here, for he has risen. Come and see the place where the Lord lay. And so basically we see that after Jesus was crucified, that the angel was the one who came down, rolled away the stone, Jesus. Then Jesus leaves the tomb. And so Mary Magdalene and the other Mary come to see Jesus, but he’s not there. And the angel tells these women, hey, he’s not here, but come and see where he used to be. And then obviously they were supposed to go tell the disciples. And so we know that God uses angels and angels were especially this angel was a very significant part of Jesus after crucifixion because God sends this angel to do a very important work, which is to roll away the stone and for Jesus. So that when God called him out of the grave that Jesus was able to just walk on out and didn’t have to do a miracle himself. And also the angel relates to the two Marys here that come to see Jesus that, hey, Jesus is not here, he’s risen from the grave. This is the best news ever.
Go tell the disciples, basically. And so again, we see the angels having so many significant roles in the Bible. As far as when Jesus came to the earth, when Mary was to learn that she was going to be pregnant with Jesus, it was the angel Gabriel that came to her and basically told her that she was going to have the Son of God. And then again later when you look in the book of Acts, when Jesus was, Jesus ascended back into heaven, you know, these angels were like, why are you guys looking up in the sky? Basically, Jesus is going to come again. And so again, there’s angels that play a significant role in starting things, but it’s actually, they basically are just there to be messengers. That’s what the word angel means, it means a messenger. And so the message of this angel here is like, go tell people that Jesus has risen. And then like I said in Acts chapter one, when the disciples look up and watch Jesus go back into heaven and the angels are like, why are you guys standing here looking at the class? Go do what he said we’re here to do.
So again, I believe God’s angels are there to help support us in doing the work that God has called us to do. But again, he gives us that work and he just gives us the angels as helpers from him who are able to basically just guide us in the right direction. So anyways, J. Randy, any other thoughts on that?
Yeah, I actually just had a thought and it first came to mind. It was Matthew 26 52, and the setting is a garden of gethsemane and the high priest shows up or service shows up, all these people and they’re about to rest Jesus. And Peter great, busts out his sword, chops off the ear. And Matthew 26 52, Jesus says, put your sword in his place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Or do you think that I cannot now pray to my Father and he will provide me with more than twelve legions of angels. How then could the scripture be fulfilled that it must happen thus if we just think put ourselves in the place of the angels here they want to be like Peter probably they want to rush and rescue Jesus and they’re probably having to be restrained, probably having hold back. It’s got to be torture for them. Just like it was agonizing for the disciples to also just stand back and let things happen to Jesus. But heaven knew that this had to happen so that greater things could happen. That Jesus says that all righteousness could be fulfilled, the scriptures could be fulfilled, that we can be saved.
Got to be agonizing for them and even more agonizing for the Father to see someone that he’s so intimately connected with, an intimacy that I don’t think any of us can comprehend. And to lose Christ, it’s definitely, I think, a good thing for us to think about, put more perspective and we’ll have a whole lot more appreciation for the angels who are just enduring so much every time we sin too. Probably they’re just like.
Absolutely and exactly. I can’t even imagine. God’s love for us is so great. That’s really the bottom line. God loves us so much.
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