teaching about these angels. But last year, I was encouraged to go a little
deeper in my study. I think you will be surprised by what a little digging can find.
Genesis 28:12 (AMP)
“And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!”
John 1:51 (AMP)
Then He said to him, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you all, you shall
see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man!
Original Word: מַלְאָך
Strong’s Number: 4397
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (mal-awk')
Short Definition: angel
Strong’s Concordance #4397, malak: a messenger
Angels of God – (Hebrew (מַלְאֲכֵ֣י)
mal·’ă·ḵê— translated 10 of 213 occurrence as “angels”)
Strong’s Concordance definitions of the word “malak”: Ambassador, angel, king, messenger.
It comes from a root word meaning: to dispatch as a deputy; a messenger; specifically, of God, i.e. an angel (also a prophet, priest or teacher) -- ambassador, angel, king, and messenger.
So with an understanding of the root meaning of the word “malak”
2 Corinthians 5:17-19 (AMP)
“17 Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!
18 But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him].
19 It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but cancelling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor).”
It is these “new creations” (us) who are ascending & descending *from/to God’s presence.
In His presence we receive“the message” and we are “dispatched as a deputy, a messenger, an ambassador”to deliver the message with our words & life!
*The trip is short since He abides in us. If we do NOT TRAVEL, we have NO message! And our claim to our inheritance would be illegitimate or just proof of immaturity. Our business is to travel, receive,
deliver, and travel (repeat for additional pleasure).
So it is NOT angels that travel but it is us believing believers who travel.
All of creation is waiting for us to travel!