Is sickness a result of being cursed or of being put under witchcraft spells?

It can be either or both. When Adam sinned and was cast out of Eden, the Lord told him: “Cursed is the ground because of you,” Genesis 3:11. God had specially prepared the garden for man and man could have had everlasting life. The area outside the garden, on the other hand, contained possibilities for both good and evil. These [...]

How powerful is Satan and his fallen angels? What abilities do they have?

Jesus never focused on the power of Satan and his fallen angels. If this were an important issue, Jesus would certainly have warned us! We know Satan works to oppose us through our fallen flesh; the present, evil world; and maneuvering forces to hurt us. We also know, “Satan disguises himself as an angel of [...]

How can one differentiate between Angels of light and darkness? What are their characteristics?

The word "angel" in the Bible is translated from the Hebrew word "malawk" in the Old Testament and the Greek word "angelos" in the New. Both words mean "messenger." These messengers could be in the form of human or spiritual beings. For example, both Malachi 3:1 and Matthew 11:10 refer to John the Baptist and [...]

Can Satan drive out Satan?

Yes, it is possible.  Satan can cast out Satan by promoting contradictory partial lies. His response to combat the legitimate increase of knowledge is to “transform” himself into an “angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, 3, 1 Corinthians 15:24-26, Matthew 7:22-23.  He disguises himself as a scientific atheist; a missionary of eternal torment; a "spiritual [...]

Who spoke to Job, Moses, and Abraham directly? Was it God, Himself?

In general, God used messengers to speak to humans. Examples would be when Gabriel spoke to Mary, “During Elizabeth’s sixth month of pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin” (Luke 1:26, 27), and also spoke to Zecharias, “While he was in the temple of the Lord, Zacharias was [...]

Is Jesus really Michael the archangel, and if so, did Jehovah use His first created being to create the world? A sincere question… I am 75 yrs old and trying to make sense with what I read. Thanks

Michael is more like a title than Jesus’ actual name. The heavenly being, Michael, is only identified as the archangel in Jude 1:9, “Michael the archangel.” What does this signify? The word “angel” means a messenger or ambassador. Archangel would include the thought of chief messenger or representative of God.  In Hebrew “Michael” is Strong’s [...]

What are the names of some angels?

We only know the names of three angels, Michael the archangel, Gabriel, and Lucifer the devil. Michael the archangel is in Daniel 10 & 12, and Jude 1:9. Michael means "one who as God" and refers to Jesus. (The Revelation 12:7 reference refers symbolically to a church system and not to a specific angel.)  Gabriel [...]

Do believers have a higher position than the angels in the kingdom of God?

It sounds as if you are asking, “will Christians have a higher position in heaven than angels?” The answer is - yes and we don’t know. There are two classes of Christians during the present period. They are represented as wise virgins and foolish virgins in that same parable (Matthew 25:1-13). The wise virgins are [...]