The Lord uses angels

Acts Bible Background

06.28.2017 – New Testament: Acts 8.26

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 8.26–40 on June 28, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

The writer of the Book of Hebrews revealed that the Lord uses angels in the salvation process,

Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1.14). 

Also, as the Lord explained in a couple of parables recorded in Luke 15, the angels of heaven rejoice when sinners repent.

The Lord used one of His angels to help the treasurer of Ethiopia discover the truth of Jesus Christ, which would lead to the man’s salvation,

Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is desert (Acts 8.26). 

We do not know all that goes on behind the scenes, but we do know that the Lord does things for our benefit and for His glory.


  • How many angels are named in the Bible?
  • Do you know the number of angels? (See Revelation 5.11.)

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