Friday, August 16, 2013

Pray to God not the angels or saints.

Hebrews 1:1-14
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 [a]in these last days has spoken to us [b]in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the [c]world. 3 [d]And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and [e]upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.
For to which of the angels did He ever say,
You are My Son,
Today I have begotten You”?
And again,
“I will be a Father to Him
And He shall be a Son to Me”?
And [f]when He again brings the firstborn into [g]the world, He says,
And let all the angels of God worship Him.”
And of the angels He says,
Who makes His angels winds,
And His ministers a flame of fire.”
But of the Son He says,
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever,
And the righteous scepter is the scepter of [h]His kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of gladness above Your companions.”
10 And,
You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the works of Your hands;
11 They will perish, but You remain;
And they all will become old like a garment,
12 And like a mantle You will roll them up;
Like a garment they will also be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will not come to an end.”
13 But to which of the angels has He ever said,
Sit at My right hand,
Until I make Your enemies
A footstool for Your feet”?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?


  1. Hebrews 1:2 Or at the end of these days
  2. Hebrews 1:2 Lit in Son; or in the person of a Son
  3. Hebrews 1:2 Lit ages
  4. Hebrews 1:3 Lit Who being
  5. Hebrews 1:3 Lit upholding
  6. Hebrews 1:6 Or again when He brings
  7. Hebrews 1:6 Lit the inhabited earth
  8. Hebrews 1:8 Late mss read Your

My Comment: God is God, His Son Jesus is fully God and fully man and God the Father and He and the Holy Spirit are wholly one. Three in one the Triune God, none other are to be worshipped, none other are to be prayed to. Angels are never to be prayed to. They are as the Word says, “…ministering spirits sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation.” They were created by God to minister or help those who will inherit salvation or those who will accept Jesus as the Messiah, but God tells them what He wants them to do! We do not ask them or pray to them to do things for us. We pray to Him and He directs His angels. They worship God their Creator, The Creator, our Creator whom we also, who have accepted the free gift of salvation from Jesus, worship.

As a person who grew up in a church that prayed through and to angels, saints and others, I did not understand this. If I had read the Bible I might have. Though I did read it through when I was eleven I have to say I read it like a story book and not asking God to guide my eyes and heart for understanding, wisdom and knowledge. Consequently I did miss a lot of the true teachings that might have helped me change to a true Bible believing church earlier in life and kept me from going down a dangerous path. Thanks be to God, He touched me with the truth just before 911. It was a long road away from the untrue teachings I had been in, but God was merciful and gave me His Holy Spirit to guide me in His wisdom, knowledge and understanding and I am still learning, as I pray you are as well.

Abba, thank You for Your gracious patience towards those whom You have created. We do not deserve Your patience or Your love yet we praise You for them. You have given us all the answers we need in Your Word. Send Lord, Your Holy Spirit to guide us to Your knowledge. Fill us with Your wisdom and understanding. Open our eyes to Your truths Jesus and come into our hearts and fill us with You very presence.

Let us Lord, not be distracted by things that are not Biblically sound or true. Help us always to check our Doctrines with Your Word and discard any that are not found in and confirmed in Your Word. Give us a love for Your Word and discernment when we study Your Word. Abba, let us not be diverted from Your truths and Scripture through divinations, astrology or other things not of Your truths. Keep our minds always on You. Thank You for Your teachings. In Jesus name, Amen.


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