You search the Scriptures, for you think in them you have everlasting life.
And they are the ones witnessing concerning Me. John 5:39 LITV. Luke 24:44
ANGEL OF JEHOVAH
IntheScriptures,AngelofJehovahisthemostmentionedandthemosteminentAngelintheBible.Yet,Heisinnoway anothertitleforJehovahGod,asHeisbeingmisrepresentedbyprofessedChristians.AngelofYHWHisattheserviceof YHWH.I chose specific verses to show that Angel of Jehovah is at the service of Jehovah God. To jump to the Exodus time, we read that Moses asked YHWH God to accompany them to the promised land. Exodus 33:12-15 LITV(12)AndMosessaidtoJehovah,Behold,Youaresayingtome,Causethispeopletogoup.AndYou,You have not told me whom You will send with me. AndyetYouhavesaid,Iknowyoubyname,and also you have found favor in My eyes.(13)Andnow,ifIhavefoundfavorinYoureyes,pleasemakemeseeYourways,andletmeknow You, so that I may find favor in Your eyes; and consider that this nation is Your people.(14) And He said, My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.(15) And they said to Him, If Your presence does not go, do not cause us to go up from here.YHWHGodinExodus23:20-23gaveMosestheassurancethatHewillchargeHisownpersonalandun-forgivenAngel (verse21)totakethemtoCanaan.ObeyingthevoiceofHisAngelisthesameasobeyingYHWHGod,GodtoldMoses (verse22).SowefindAngelofYHWHspeakingasifHeistheveryYHWHHimself.AngelofYHWHcarriessomuch authoritybecauseYHWHtoldMosesthat‘MynameisonHim’(verse21).Therefore,whenAngelofYHWHspeaks,Heis speaking on behalf of YHWH. He is like God.Exodus 23:20-23 MKJV(20) Behold, I send [an] Angel before you, to keep you in the way, and to bring you to the place which I have prepared.(21)BeonguardbeforeHim,andobeyHisvoice.DonotprovokeHim,forHewillnotpardonyourtransgressions.ForMy name is in Him.(22)ButifyoushallindeedobeyHisvoice,anddoallthatIspeak,thenIwillbeanenemytoyourenemies,andafoeto your foes.(23)ForMyAngelshallgobeforeyouandbringyouintotheAmorites,andtheHittites,andthePerizzites,andthe Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. And I will cut them off.Exodus 32:34 LITV(34)Andnowgo,leadthepeopletothatplacewhichIhavespokentoyou.Behold,MyAngelshallgobefore your face. And in the day of My visitation I will visit their sin on them.YHWH’s Angel is not a newcomer in the Ministry of Heaven towards earth. BeforeMoses,wecanfindHimconsolingHagarwhofledfromthepresenceofherbenefactorsbecauseHagargot conceited with her pregnancy, and promising Hagar in the first person that everything was going to be fine.And the angel of Yahweh said to her, "I will greatly multiply your offspring, so that they cannot be counted for their abundance." (11) And the angel of Yahweh said to her: "Behold, you are pregnant and shall have a son. And you shall call his name Ishmael, for Yahweh has listened to your suffering. Genesis 16:10-11 LEBNotehowAngelofYHWHspeaksinthefirstpersontoHagarasHepromisedtoherinthefirstpersonthat"Iwillgreatly multiplyyouroffspring,sothattheycannotbecountedfortheirabundance."However,whenHeannouncedthe fateofherunbornchild,AngelofYHWHswitchesthetonetogivecredittoHisBossasHesaid’Andyoushallcallhis nameIshmael,forYahwehhaslistenedtoyoursuffering‘,RememberthestoryoftheAngelwithsimilarauthority who spoke to the unbelieving Zechariah, in Luke 1:19-20, whom the Angel punishes with muteness?And the angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to announce to you this good news. (20) And behold, you will be silent and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time." Luke 1:19-20 LEB.Gabriel speaks to Zechariah with the same authority as Angel of YHWH and not any Angel is allowed such authority.BeforeMoses,wefindAngelofJehovahministeringtoAbraham.inGenesis22,wereadthatGodaskedAbrahamtogo sacrificehisheir,thepromisedson,totesthisfaith(verse1).WhenAbrahamlifteduphishandtocomplywithGod’s request, it was His Angel, Angel of YHWH, who, in the first person, called on Abraham to stop.And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. (11) And the angel of Yahweh called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham! Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am." (12) And he said, "Do not stretch out your hand against the boy; do not do anything to him. For now I know that you are one who fears God, since you have not withheld your son, your only child, from me. Genesis 22:10-12 LEBHowever, as the story evolved, He signified that He acts on behalf of YHWH (verse 16).And the angel of Yahweh called to Abraham a second time from heaven. (16) And he said, "I swear by myself, declares Yahweh, that because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only child, Genesis 22:15-16 LEB .Inthatnarrative,itisAngelofYHWHwhopromulgatedforYHWHtheblessingtoallnationsasafunctionofAbraham’s unsurpassed faith (verse 18).AsIsaacthoughtofgoingtoEgypt,YHWHappearedtoIsaacwhomusthaveheardAngelofYHWHorderinghisFathernot tokillhim,toremindhimHispromisetohisfatherAbraham(Genesis26:1-5).EventhoughitwasHisAngelwhomadethe promisetoAbraham,inthedreamYHWHclaimsownershipofthepromise.So,AngelofYHWHspeaksasHeisYHWH GodbutinbehalfofYHWHGod.InZechariah1:12-14,weseetheclearseparationbetweenYHWHandHisAngelasHis Angel pleads with Him on behalf of Jerusalem. Zechariah 1:12-14 MKJV(12)ThentheAngelofJehovahansweredandsaid,OJehovahofHosts,howlongwillYounothavemercyonJerusalem and on the cities of Judah against which You have cursed these seventy years?(13) And Jehovah answered the angel who talked with me with good words, comfortable words.(14)Sotheangelwhotalkedwithmesaidtome,Cryout,saying,SosaysJehovahofHosts:IamjealousforJerusalemand for Zion with a great jealousy.TheeminenceofAngelofJehovahcomesfromthefactthatHeistheAmbassadorofJehovahGod,embodyingthe holinessandthemightofJehovahGod.ThatisthepointofviewthatiswritteninExodus23:20-21.Considerthewarnings Jehovah gave to Moses concerning obeying the voice of His Angel.IntheNewTestament,wefindthesameAngelofYHWHcontinuingHisministeringtomankindonbehalfofYHWHGod. HeisknownasAngeloftheLordnotAngelofYHWH,becauseintheNewTestamentGreek,notHebrew,isthelanguage usedand,therefore,theNewTestamentreferstoYHWHas‘TheLORD’.'Lord',LORDstandsfor'Jehovah'intheGreek languagewheneveritreferstoaheavenlybeing.Period.Inshort,AngelofJehovah(theLord)cannotbeJesusasweread aboutHisministeringworks.HisinvolvementasthefollowingversestestifyprovesthatangelofYHWH(TheLORD)could not be Jesus nor His double. Angel of YHWH was the Bodyguard of Jesus.(Matthew1:20KJ3)Andashewasthinkingaboutthesethings,behold,anangeloftheLordwasseenbyhim inadream,saying,Joseph,sonofDavid,donotbeafraidtotakeMaryasyourwife.Forthatinheris generated of the Holy Spirit.(Matthew1:24KJ3)Andbeingarousedfromsleep,JosephdidastheangeloftheLordcommandedhim,and took as his wife,(Matthew2:13KJ3)Andtheyhavingdeparted,behold,anangeloftheLordappearedtoJosephbyadream, saying,Riseup!TakethechildandHismotherwithyou,andfleeintoEgypt.AndbethereuntilIshalltellyou. For Herod is about to look for the child in order to destroy Him.(Matthew2:19KJ3)ButHerodhavingdied,behold,anangeloftheLordappearstoJosephbyadreamin Egypt,(Matthew28:2KJ3)And,behold!Agreatearthquakeoccurred!FordescendingfromHeavenandcomingnear, an angel of the Lord rolled away the stone from the door and was sitting on it.(Luke 1:11 KJ3) And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right of the altar of incense.(Luke2:9KJ3)And,behold,anangeloftheLordcameonthem.AndthegloryoftheLordshonearoundthem. And they feared a great fear.(Acts5:19KJ3)ButanangeloftheLordopenedthedoorsoftheprisonduringthenight,andleadingthem out, he said,(Acts7:30KJ3)Andfortyyearsbeingfulfilledtohim,theAngeloftheLordappearedtohiminaflameoffire of a bush in the desert of Mount Sinai.(Acts8:26KJ3)ButanangeloftheLordspoketoPhilip,saying,Riseupandgoalongsouthonthewaygoing down from Jerusalem to Gaza. This is a deserted place.(Acts12:7KJ3)And,behold!AnangeloftheLordstoodby,andalightshoneinthebuilding.Andstriking Peter’s side, he aroused him, saying, Rise up in haste! And the chains fell off from his hands.(Acts12:23KJ3)AndinstantlyanangeloftheLordstruckhim,becausehedidnotgivetheglorytoGod.And having been eaten of worms, he breathed out his soul.InthebookofRevelation,thereisanemulationoftherelationshipbetweenYHWHGodandHisAngel.Itmustbethe sameJehovahGodwhosentthesameAngelofJehovahtoApostleJohntorevealwhatistocometotheworld(Revelation 1).Revelation 22:16 LITV(16)I,Jesus,sentMyangeltotestifythesethingstoyouovertheassemblies.IamtheRootandOffspringof David, the bright and morning Star.