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Who is the Angel of the Lord?

 

The Angel of the Lord is another title for the Son of God. The word angel is translated from a Hebrew word which also means messenger. The Son of God also has the title “Messenger of the Covenant." (KJV-Malachi 3:1, Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in…). The Son of God is the physical body in the Godhead. (KJV-Colossians 2:9, For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily). The word bodily in this scripture is translated from a Greek word which means a physical body. The title “Son of God” is first mentioned in the third chapter in the Book of Daniel. (KJV-Daniel 3:25, He answered and said, Lo, I see four  men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God). The King James Version of the Bible says, “Son of God.” The new Bible translations all say a god or son of the gods, which suggest an entirely different meaning than the King James Version. The Son of God is referred to as the Lord’s angel in the 28th verse in this same chapter in the King James Version. (KJV-Daniel 3:28,  [Then] Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed [be] the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him…).  The Son of God is the physical presence of God. (KJV-Isaiah 63:8-9, For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour. 9- In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old) and (KJV-Exodus 33:14, And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest).

The Angel of the Lord appeared and talked with Moses face to face at Mount Sinai. (KJV- Exodus 3:2-4, And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 3- And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt) and (KJV-Exodus 33:11, And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend). Nobody has ever seen God the Father. (KJV-John 1:18, No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him). The Son of God was seen in His mortal flesh and blood body when He appeared by way of the virgin birth. (KJV-John 1:14, And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth). The Son of God was seen in His immortal flesh and bone body when He wrestled with Jacob. (KJV-Genesis 32:30, And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved). The Son of God was seen in His immortal flesh and bone body when He appeared to His disciples after His resurrection. (KJV- Luke 24:39, Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have).

The Son of God physically appeared as the Angle of the Lord on several occasions in the Old Testament. He appeared to Hagar. (KJV-Genesis 16:7, And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur) and (KJV-Genesis 16:13, And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me). The Angel of the Lord is referred to as God and refers to Himself as God at Mount Sinai. (KJV-Exodus 3:2-6, And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush [was] not consumed.  3- And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.  4- And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here [am] I.  5- And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest [is] holy ground.  6- Moreover he said, I [am] the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God). In the New Testament, Jesus said that Moses wrote about Him in the Old Testament. (KJV-John 5:46, For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me). It was the Son of God who physically appeared to Abraham in the Old Testament. (KJV-Genesis 18:1-5, And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day 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, 3- And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant…) and (KJV-Genesis 18:8, And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat) Jesus told His disciples that Abraham was happy to see Him. (KJV-John 8:56, Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad).

The Son of God physically appeared as the Angel of the Lord in the New Testament. He had appeared to the shepherds in the field before He manifested in His mortal flesh and blood body by way of the virgin birth. He informed the shepherds of His soon coming in mortal flesh and blood.      (KJV-Luke 2:9-14, And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  10- And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11- For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  12- And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13- And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14- Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men). The Angel of the Lord freed Peter from jail. (KJV-Acts 12:7, And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands).