THE GREAT MYSTERY: God Was Seen By Angels.

Spiry Tee

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory." I Timothy 3:16.

A wonder of eternal consequence took place in the universe: God became flesh and dwelt among us. The Bible says the angels saw it. The phrase seen by angels does not express a mere mechanical passive or casual vision. Seen by angels here is optanomai optomai which means to gaze; that is with wide open eyes as at something remarkable. They were astonished by the love of God who thought it not robbery to be equal with God but made Himself of no reputation for He was pleased to be found in fashion as a servant-man. It was all for the love of man.

In the corridors of heaven I can imagine angels whispering in awe, "What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You visit him? Is it not true that You made him lower than the angels?" They had a strange awakening and eventually couldn't help but proclaim the meaning of it all: "peace on earth and goodwill to man". Suddenly they saw God in man; the man that was despised as a result of the fall, a wretch and a rebel was now the image of the God they had run errands for since eternity past.

They saw Him hungry like us, weep like us, and the greatest of it all they saw Him bleed and die. They kept on watching and saw Him go to hell as a prisoner.  There was holy commotion in the abode of darkness as a result, and He "disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. (Colossians 2:15). He took the keys of hell and of death and rose triumphantly. Now the angels can see clearly the new value of the recreated man: he is in the same class as God. Man is now a comrade of the God-kind.

The holy and powerful angels are now all ministering spirits, send forth to minister to the heirs of salvation.Of this salvation still, angels desire to look into(1Peter 1:12) but the gospel has been delivered into the custody of sons of God. Jesus, the God-man, has obtained a more excellent name than they. He obtained for us the title of a son, not given to angels. So John is very bold; "Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is."  (I John 3:2). The world does not know who we are yet. They still think we are ordinary human beings.  We are more than that. As is Jesus so are we in this world, not subject to sin, sicknesses and death. Hallelujah!

I am now in the class of God, I am a comrade of the God-kind.

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