Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord?
This is a very good question for the which many do not know the answer. This is a stunningly interesting topic. As most people believe Jesus was born in Nazareth , and before that Jesus never appeared on earth. Did Jesus appear on earth before his birth in Bethlehem ? Did Jesus only take a body when born in Israel 2000 years ago ? Or did Jesus appear to people before that ? Let us find out is Jesus the Angel of the Lord or was it just an angel?
Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord? Who are angels ?
The problem comes from thinking that an angel is only an angel. In fact the word angel means messenger. All angels are just angels and do not deserve worship . In fact it says in revelation 20 John tries to worship the angel. And he tells him, do not worship me as i an just a servant as you are .
RE 19 10 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy
One great reason why we know that this Angel of the Lord cannot be an angel is because He accepts worship . The text above speaks about John trying to worship the angel and the angel explaining to John that the spirit of prophecy that was talked about in revelation 12 17 was a group of people who have the Spirit of prophecy . The angel refused worship . As angels are Gods servants to minister to those who will inherit salvation . Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord? Very likely but first let us seek more confirmation.
HE 1 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for those who shall be heirs of salvation?
Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord? Abraham
The Angel of the Lord appeared to Abraham . This Angel of the Lord came with two other angels . Who were they ? Abraham was in a tent very likely in a desert. Genesis chapter 19 tells us that it was not far from Sodom and Gomorrah . These two other men who were with the Angel of the Lord are angels.
GE 19 1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
These two angels left being with Abraham and the Angel of the Lord and met Lot. Who was Abraham left with ? The beginning of chapter 18 of Genesis says The Angel of the Lord appeared to Abraham. The end of the chapter says Abraham remained with God . Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord? Let us study this amazing bible truth .
GE 18 1 And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day
Here it says God appeared to Abraham . But how God can appeared to Abraham as a men ?
GE 18 2 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
Verse two confirms that God is the Angel of the Lord . Then the last verse of Genesis 18 says
GE 18 33 And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
Can God talk to a man ? We know the bible says no men has seen God the Father. So the only other option is that the Angel of the Lord is either Jesus or the Holy Spirit . Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord? Yes. As there is no other option as
1 Nobody has seen God the Father
2 The Angel of the Lord is worshipped
3 Every time people see the Angel of the Lord they worship Him
In chapter 18 of Genesis it says that The Angel of the Lord appears to Abraham and speaks to him about Sodom and Gomorrah. Cities which are close by . Abraham pleads with God to not destroy those cities. God ends talking to Abraham and Genesis 19 is the 2 other men who met Abraham which the bible says are angels .
Around the end of genesis 19 it says that God who is still with Abraham asks God in the sky to send fire and brimstone. This is quite an incredible verse. Jesus or the Angel of the Lord with Abraham asks God the Father to send fire. Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord? Yes
GE 19 24 Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven;
Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord? Ishmael
Abraham servant Hagar flees from Sarah her mistress. Then the Angel of the Lord gives her a prophecy . This proves also that the Angel of the Lord is Jesus as only God knows the future, but also the Angel of the Lord says that He himself will multiply her offspring. Only God can multiply a nation .
GE 16 9 The angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel of the Lord also said to her, “I will surely multiply your offspring so that they cannot be numbered for multitude.”
Is Jesus the Angel of the Lord? Isaac
The Angel of the Lord also appears to Abraham when he is about to slay Isaac his son . Let us examine this verse
GE 22 11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 12 He said, p“Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for qnow I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”
Here the verse seems to say that the Angel of the Lord is not God, when it says
For I know that you fear God .
But let us not be surface readers . After that the verse says
For you have not witheld your son from Me . Here is also ample proof that Jesus is the Angel of the Lord and God .