Are angels the exception?
If angels haven’t sinned at all... then why couldn’t an angel die for your sins? Why was there no creature in heaven who was worthy to open the seals on the book? Revelation 5:2-5. If angels were sinless, wouldn’t they have been worthy to open the seals?
Let’s ask a different question: if angels cannot sin, then do they need to repent? Of course not! So I want you to read this next verse. You might have read this verse a hundred times, and I’m willing to bet you never really SAW what it so plainly says!
Revelation 2:1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write;
This letter is written to the church, right? That’s what everyone thinks. But is that what it says? Read it again!
Who is it written to? Is it written to a human minister? To a human church? Read it again! It’s written to the ANGEL. To whom? TO THE ANGEL in charge of that church!
Tired of me saying that? It’s the only way to break the tape that plays in your head when you read this verse, so you can read it with fresh eyes! OPEN eyes!
People are so sure they know what it means, they can’t see what it says! Everyone is sure this was written to a church, but it plainly says that it was written to an angel!
Why is that so important? Because if they can’t see who it was written to, they can’t hear what he – the angel – was told to do!
Revelation 2:1-2 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; ...I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil...
Whose works? Whose labor? Whose patience? The church? A human minister? OR THE ANGEL OF THIS CHURCH? A holy angel who cannot bear those who are evil! But to that angel, God has something else to add:
Verse 4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
God has something against whom? The church? Who was this addressed to, again?
Verse 5 Remember therefore from whence thou [Who? The ANGEL] art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, EXCEPT THOU REPENT.
Unless WHO repents? This was not written to humans! God TOLD US who this was written to, and all we have to do is LISTEN!
He told a GOOD angel who “could not bear those who are evil” that God had complaints about his actions! Because some of his actions were sins!
So He told this ANGEL, this basically good BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH angel, to REPENT OR ELSE!
Or else what? Or else he would to be treated like all sinners – all those who serve the devil! (2 Peter 2:19, Romans 6:16). To avoid that fate reserved for the devil and the angels who follow him, like this angel was starting to do, he had to REPENT! (Matthew 25:41).
But if angels can become devils... can devils ever become angels again? You really won’t believe how obvious the answer is!