Angels

Angels are immortal and celestial beings created by God (Rev. 19:10; 22:8-9; Col. 2:18; Lk. 20:34-36). They are called “ministering spirits” (Heb. 1:14). They are sexless and numerous (Lk. 20:34-35; Dan. 7:10; Heb. 12:22). There are various kinds of angels. The Cherubim are appointed in the Garden and in presence of God (Gen. 3:24; Ex. 25:22; Eze. 28:13,14). The Seraphim (or “the burning ones”) are seen as worshipping God in Isaiah 6:2,3. There are two Archangels, Michael, the captain of Warring Angels (Jude 1:9; Rev. 12:7) and Gabriel, the Messenger of God (Lk. 1:19; Dan. 8:16; 9:21). The angels are also known as “the elect angels” because of their position in the presence of God (1Tim. 5:21). They were those who remained faithful to God during the rebellion of Satan(who was an anointed cherub before his fall).

Angels possess wisdom (2Sam. 14:17; 1 Pet. 1:12), follow the orders of God (Psalm 103:20), stand before God in reverential worship (Neh. 9:6; Heb. 1:6), are meek (2Pet. 2:11), mighty (Ps. 103:20), and holy (Rev. 14:10). They are God’s servants and minister only according to the commandment of God (Heb. 1:14; Ps. 103:20). Humans are forbidden to venerate or worship angels (Col.2:8; Rev.22:8,9).

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