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Unapologetically Pro-Torah
Unashamedly Pro-Israel
Irrevocably Zionist
“… out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim.”
(Isaiah 2:3)
Jew and Gentile (Synagogue and Church), one in Messiah. (Ephesians 2:14)
“For He is our peace, Who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of partition, …”

If your life is not in jeopardy for what you believe, you’re probably on the wrong side!
If you don’t believe Genesis 1-11, how can you possibly believe John 3:16?
“Indeed, all who want to live a godly life united with the Messiah Yeshua will be persecuted.” (2Tim 3:12)
It is what you actually believe that determines how you walk out your faith, “but avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, quarrels and fights about the Torah; because they are worthless and futile.” (Titus 3:9)

Please Note: Absolutely nothing on this website should be taken as anti-Church or anti-Rabbinic. I am not anti-anything or anti-anyone. I am only pro-Torah and pro-Truth (see “Philosophy”), but sometimes the Truth upsets our long-held beliefs. I know it certainly upset mine! For example, see “Why Isn’t My Theology Consistent Throughout the Website?”

Developing a
Systematic Messianic Theology

“The purpose of careful theological formulations is not to put barriers in the way of people who are seeking salvation, but to define clearly the truths upon which genuine [Biblical] faith rests, so that people will not be misled by false doctrines.” [Bowman]

“It must be clearly and unequivocally stated that theology cannot save you. Only faith in Messiah Yeshua can save you. Theology can only give you sound doctrine.” [RLS]

Unless otherwise specified, throughout the Theology section of my website I use the term “Torah” in the wider sense of including the entire body of inspired Scripture: both the Tanakh and the Apostolic Writings. I personally do not consder any other so-called “sacred writings” either inspired by God or authoritative for the Believer’s walk of faith. Thus, I do not consider the Mishnah (the “Oral Torah”) as part of Torah. You should make up your own mind.

[Explanations of rabbinic citations are HERE]

A List of Angelic Appearances

If we read casually through the Scriptures we might be inclined to think that the appearance of angelic messengers was a relatively common event. We must remember, however, that the Scriptures span a period of about four thousand years and in four millennia we have recorded only about 27 separate appearances of angels.

  1. To Avraham at Mamre, with ADONAI (Gen 18:1-22)
  2. To Ya'akov in a dream (Gen 28:10-16)
  3. To Daniel in the lions’ den (Dan 6:22)
  4. Gavri'el interpret’s Daniel’s vision (Dan 8:15-19)
  5. Gavri'el tells Daniel of the Seventy Weeks (Dan 9:20-30)
  6. Gavri'el Tells Daniel of Israel’s future (Dan 10:12-14)
  7. Two additional angels join Gavri'el and Daniel (Dan 12:5-7)
  8. Angels apear to Z'kharyah in a vision (Zech 2:1-4)
  9. Isaiah’s call and commission (Isa 6:1-8)
  10. The “living creatures” appear to Ezekiel (Ezek 1:5-22; 3:13; 10:15-20)
  11. Gabriel appears to Z'kharyah in the Temple (Luke 1:5-25
  12. Gavri'el appears to Miryam (Luke 1:26-38)
  13. An angel appears to Yosef in a dream (Matt. 1:18-25)
  14. Angels appear to the shepherds (Luke 2:9-14)
  15. An angel sends Yosef and his family to Egypt (Matt 2:13-15)
  16. An angel calls Yosef and his family back to Eretz-Yisra'el (Matt 2:19-21)
  17. Angels ministered to Yeshua after His temptation (Matt. 4:11)
  18. An angel gave Yeshua strength in Gethsemane (Luke 22:43)
  19. An angel rolled away the stone from Yeshua’s tomb (Matt. 28:2-5)
  20. The angel who removed the stone from Yeshua’s tomb appears to Miryam of Magdala, Miryam the mother of Ya`akov, and Shlomit (Mark 16:5-7; John 20:10-12)
  21. Two angels appeared to the Talmidim at Yeshua’s His ascension (Acts 1:10-11)
  22. An angel released Kefa and Yochanan from prison (Acts 5:19)
  23. An angel appeared to Philip (Acts 8:26)
  24. Cornelius saw an angel in a vision (Acts 10:3,30-32)
  25. An angel released Kefa from prison (Acts 12:7-11)
  26. An angel appeare to Sha'ul on the the ship bound for Rome (Acts 27:23)
  27. Numerous angels appear to Jochanon in his vision on Patmos (this was one long vision and should be counted as one angelic appearance) (Rev. 1:1; Rev. 5:2; Rev. 7:11; Rev. 10:8-9; Rev. 17:7; Rev. 19:9-10; Rev. 22:8)

Appearances of The Angel of ADONAI

Appearances of The Angel of ADONAI are appearances not of angels, but of ADONAI Himself, so they are not counted here as “angelic” appearances.

Originally posted on Sunday, 28 November 2021

Page last updated on Friday, 06 October 2023 03:13 PM
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