Advent Week 4
Advent, Week 4
December 20, 2020
Christians around the world will light a candle every Sunday for the 4 weeks prior to Christmas Day each year.
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~ Today we light the PINK Candle – LOVE – the Angel Candle
Light the ANGEL CANDLE !
because we are celebrating the supernatural visitation of ANGELS at the BIRTH of JESUS. Everything about the birth of JESUS is supernatural – and we read about the prophecy of this birth 700 years before it actually happened – in the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament.
God never does anything without letting us know in advance of the big event.
The history of antiquity, as recorded in the Old and NEW Testaments of the Holy Bible, provides facts, events and discoveries that influence our present day.
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ADVENT means “COMING”
During the FOUR weeks of ADVENT we light one candle for each of the four Sundays preceding Christmas Day.
After those four, on Christmas Day we will light the FIFTH candle to welcome the COMING of Jesus.
Read each Advent article. Use se the links below:
Week 1 – The First Purple Candle – The Candle of HOPE – Here.
Week 2 – The Second Purple Candle – The 3 Kings Candle – Preparation – Here.
Week 3 – The Third Purple Candle – The Shepherds Candle – JOY – Here.
Week 4 – The Pink Candle – Angel Candle – Here!
Christmas Day – The White Candle – Jesus Candle – Here.
Christmastide – The 12 Days of Christmas Here.
When we read the accounts of the miraculous birth of Jesus, the Messiah, we find an angel and the Heavenly Host of angels present at every stage of the well documented historical story. Are you aware that an angel was also with YOU on the day you were born?
Yes, you have a personal Guardian Angel that is with you from birth, and will be with you for your life, and will accompany you upon your passage back to where you originally came from at the time of your birth. Angels surround us every day and night, intervene in our life to protect and guide us. God created angels.
The angels give clarity to any possible confusion that may have developed – Angels made announcements, predictions for the present and the future, gave directions, and provided protection.
What do ANGELS DO?
9Then an angel of the Lord stood before them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they are terrified. 10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see–I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: 11to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord. 12This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger.” 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, 14″Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors!” (Luke 2:9-14 NRSV)
Ah, yes, from all accounts in historic texts, an angel was such a distinctly different kind of being, that every person who met an angel was immediately afraid – the angels always have to say, “Fear not!” when they encounter humans because they appear to be frightening when they suddenly appear among human beings. In most descriptions of angels in literature and art works, they are quite tall – the size of a human or larger. They appear unexpectedly, and with no warning – and human beings tremble at the sight of them.
Events that take place in the SKY are SIGNS for HUMANS to know what is about to happen on EARTH. Events are planned in HEAVEN, and the SIGNS will appear in the SKY before the events are manifested on EARTH.
HEAVENLY MESSENGERS will always point to coming events on Earth.
This is a historical fact, recorded from the beginnings of the creation of earth.
They are prophetic signs and wonders.
The Nativity events began in the SKY, in the HEAVENS, and then the events announced by the angels took place on earth with the angels interacting with, and for, humans. We can WATCH the SKY, SUN and MOON and KNOW when supernatural events will take place on EARTH! The coming of Jesus was announced in advance of the birth, by signs in the sky.
Here is something interesting that you may not be familiar with – when you see an angel depicted as very small and flying about in the sky, this would not be a credible depiction, but instead, it is imagery from pagan origins and antiquity. Putti are very sensual little creatures with wings. Often, people think they are angels but they are not.
Angels are certainly NOT cute little frolicking and fun-loving chubby, naked, baby-like creatures with little wings that are depicted in art works, altars, and sculptures from Antiquity to the present time. These curly haired, flying babies are pagan representations and are always associated with Dionysius in mythology, not at all Christian. They are called PUTI, and these little beings are quite devilish and devious as they are often seen in sexual acts with humans or mythological deities. Okay, I know, you are probably wondering, “Why are the Putti present on Christmas Cards, and other decorations at Christmas time?” And, why do people look at them and smile and say how cute they are? I think it is because most people do not know what a Putto is and they think the Putto is an angel. Once again, this is a traditional image that has been carried over from earlier times in the history of humanity.
I am certain that angels interact with people all over the world today, just as they did in the Nativity story. I believe in Angels! I have had situations where I know for sure I received help from an angel in times of peril. But that is a story for another day. How about you? Has an angel stepped into your life at some point and rescued you or helped you out of a challenging situation?
Angels we have heard on high,
Sweetly singing o’er the plains.
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains,
Gloria in excelsis Deo;
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Read Lynda’s poem, “I Believe in Angels” Here!
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Merry Christmas to You!
May ANGELS surround you day and night,
and guide your path always!
Pay attention – keep watch – it is possible you will see your Guardian Angel.
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