It seems to be quite obvious that the holy angels take delight in serving God and honoring Him with praise and worship. Throughout eternity it seems that the angels and mankind will live in fellowship with at least equal standing before God.
Luke 20:36 “Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.”
There is a section of scripture in Romans that emphasizes the position of believers in eternity as being joint-heirs with Christ. This would seem to make us no longer “a little lower than the angels.”
Romans 8:16-17 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Taken in context with a verse from 1Peter and a verse from Revelation, the indication is that just as angels are subject to Christ, they will be subject to His joint-heirs.
1 Peter 3:21–22 “The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.”
Revelation 3:21 “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.”
Until that time comes, scripture indicates that the angels are quite interested in the affairs of men. They rejoice over every sinner that comes to know Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Luke 15:7 & 10 “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance….Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.”
According to Peter, the angels are interested in the amazing process by which Jesus has provided for the redemption of mankind and will eventually redeem the earth from the curse of sin. I think they are trying to figure out how He could love us so much and why we would ever choose to reject this most precious gift.
1 Peter 1:10–12 “Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.”
I hope you enjoyed our journey through the scripture in a study of how angels are interacting with events on planet earth—in the past, present and future. It gives me great comfort to know as the times grow darker and the enemy gains in power and authority, that just as with Elisha, more and mightier are those aligned with us than those that are against us.
The cry of my heart—“Come Lord Jesus!”