"Angels Desire to Look..."
“Angels Desire to Look…”
We have seen the past couple of times together how the Lord has transformed us into Living Hopes that have a sure salvation - now and yet to come, reserved in heaven. The epistle of 1 Peter tells us much. We continue…
10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets who prophesied about the grace that would come to you searched and carefully investigated.
11 They inquired into what time or what circumstances the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating when He testified in advance to the messianic sufferings and the glories that would follow.
12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you. These things have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Angels desire to look into these things.
We learn some interesting things about the salvation that we have.
There are two groups that desire to know more about salvation…
Prophets of old.
The prophets, the ones who actually prophesied of salvation and grace to come, searched and carefully investigated what they had seen.
They searched the heart of God.
They searched and investigated the Word of God.
They wanted to know the timing of the salvation.
When was it to come?
They wanted to know how the salvation would come.
What would be the circumstance?
What was meant by the revelation of suffering of Messiah?
What was meant by the glory of Messiah?
Could there be both suffering and glory? (Yes.)
We also see that it was the Spirit of Christ that was bringing revelation to the prophets.
We see that the prophets were as we are.
They did not have complete knowledge and revelation.
They did have what God had revealed.
God revealed that they were serving those to come - us - and not themselves
These things have now been revealed to us by those who preached the gospel to us by the Holy Spirit.
A wonderful, marvelous mystery.
Such so that the angels desire to look into these things.
Angels - we are speaking of the ones who remained with the Lord and refused the rebellion of Lucifer - can not experience salvation in the way man does.
They know what God has done for mankind.
They know why.
They know the history.
They have literally seen it over time.
Yet, they desire to look deeper.
Such is the depth of the salvation that has been granted unto us.
We would do well to rejoice and walk deeply in these truths.
One last thing.
Both prophets and angels share some things…
Both are curious.
Both have less than total revelation and understanding.
Both desire to know more than what God has revealed - yet, without sin.
At the end of this year, rejoice in what has been revealed…
29 The hidden things belong to the LORD our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law.
Rejoice in the year past.
Rest in that which is yet to come.
Let us serve others and not ourselves.
Wait ‘til you see the Word for tomorrow!!