Angels Bring Judgement

Exodus 12:

21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said to them, “Go and take for yourselves lambs according to your families, and slay the Passover lamb.

22 “And you shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning.

23 “For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come in to your houses to smite you.


Q1. What is a lintel?

Q2. Why did the Lord send a destroyer?

Q3. Why did the Lord pass over the door?

Q4. What was so special about why the Lord passed over the door?

Q5. What was so special about the image of the lintel, in this situation?


A1. Post-and-Lintel System, spanning method in construction in which lintels, or beams, are laid horizontally across the tops of posts or columns. Additional horizontal beams span from beam to beam, forming decks that can become roofs or be occupied as floors.[1]


Art in all its forms was devoted principally to the service of the king (the pharaoh), who was considered a god on earth, the state, and religion. From early times a belief in a life after death dictated that the dead be buried with material goods to ensure well-being for eternity. The regular patterns of nature—the annual flooding of the Nile, the cycle of the seasons, and the progress of the sun that brought day and night—were considered gifts of the gods for the people of Egypt.[2]



Exodus 3:

1 Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

2 And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed.

3 So Moses said, “I must turn aside now, and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.”

4 When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush, and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.”

5 Then He said, “Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

6 He also said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

7 And the Lord said, “I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings.

8 “So I have come down to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Amorite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.

9 “And now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has come to Me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing them.

10 “Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt.”


Genesis 15:

1 After these things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying,

“Do not fear, Abram,

I am a sheild to you;

Your reward shall be very great.”

13 And God said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years.

14 “But I will also judge the nation whom they will serve; and afterward they will come out with many possessions.

15 “And as for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried at a good old age.


Genesis 17:

3 And Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying,

4 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you,

And you shall be the father ofa multitude of nations.

5 “No longer shall your name be called Abram,

But your name shall be called Abraham;

For I will make you the father of a multitude of nations.


John 1:

26 John answered them saying, “I baptize in water, but among you stands One whom you do not know.

27 “It is He who comes after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.”

28 These things took place in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!


Matthew 26:  (12 legions of angels)

50 And Jesus said to him, “Friend, do what you have come for.” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and seized him.

51 And behold, one of those who were with Jesus reached and drew out his sword, and struck the slave of the high priest, and cut off his ear.


Luke 22:51 But Jesus answered and said, “Stop! No more of this.”  And He touched his ear and healed him.


Matthew 26:

52 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back in its place, for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.

53 Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than 12 legions of angels?

54 How then shall the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen this way?

55 At that time Jesus said to the multitudes, “Have you come out with swords and clubs to arrest Me as against a robber?  Every day I used to sit in the temple teaching and you did not seize Me.

56 “But all this has taken place that the Scriptures of the prophets may be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples left Him and fled.


Isaiah? : Strike down the shepherd and let the sheep be scattered?


Mark 5:

9 And he was asking him, “What is your name?” And he said to Him, “My name is Legion; for we are many.”



Legion – 6,000 troops


DEFINITIONS (Merriam-Webster):

shalom -

salaam -

salt -

salvation (p.1621) – deliverance from the power and effects of sin

sin (p.1715) – transgression of the law of God;  a vitiated state of human nature in which the self is estranged from God.



-Merriam-Webster 10th ed. Collegiate dictionary, 1998. The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. Pleasantville, NY 10570. (?)


[1]"Post-and-Lintel System," Microsoft® Encarta® 97 Encyclopedia. © 1993-1996 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


[2]"Egyptian Art and Architecture," Microsoft® Encarta® 97 Encyclopedia. © 1993-1996 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.