Luke 2:8-15 quoted below, we see the “angel of the Lord” show Himself to the shepherds. We also see that “the glory of the Lord shone round about” the shepherds.
In our day and time, the “angel of the Lord” is defined as an earthly messenger of God.
The “angel” defined in this verse and the other six “angel[s]” defined in Revelation Chapters Two and Three are the Pastors of those Churches. As we consider our definition, any hearer of God’s Word becomes an “angel of the Lord,” and consequently, in our vernacular we have become a “messenger” for the LORD. As a messenger, it is our task to have the power to show “the glory of the Lord shone round about.” We are to relay God’s Word to those who have not heard and let them see the “glory of the Lord,” (to those who are sliding down a hill with no direction, and have not realized there is a way out.)
This CHRISTmas Season: remember that our duty as messengers of God is to not only share the story of the birth of Jesus, but also the Gospel of Jesus. Tell them that this Jesus is the same Jesus that was on the “Old Rugged Cross” and shed His blood for the remission of all humanity’s sins. He was then buried and on the third day God raised Him from the grave so we might have a Living Saviour, the Lord Jesus the Christ.
All God asks of us, (to become a CHRISTian,) is to confess to others that God raised Jesus from the grave, and He will save us.
Bro. John R. E Chastain