Angels

Angels

By Dan Beliveau

I had a short conversation with a man about Angels. After considering our conversation, I decided to write about the subject.

Angels and humans are different. The biblical view of angels is that they are celestial beings.

Superior to man, Simply; we are of the earth they are heavenly beings.

The term angel means messenger. That doesn’t mean all angels are messengers, it just means that in encounters with mankind they are delivering God’s message[s] to us.

Such as the work of the Angel of Death in Egypt. Or as in the birth of our Lord, to the shepherds, etc.

It is safe to say they are performing God’s mission towards mankind on earth

Most times they appear to be human, but I believe that is because we probably couldn’t handle their true appearance. Remember that they also reflect the glory of God.

Fallen angels or Demons are completely different because they have given up their place in heaven and will face judgment with Satan at the Great white throne judgment seat.

I have lost count of how many times I have heard someone say that when we die and go to heaven

we become angels. This is a huge misconception. When a person dies they go to one of two places.

Either hell waiting judgment, or paradise to be with Jesus.

We have been different from the very beginning. The angels were around when the earth was created, including man.

Job 38 They are also always considered superior to man. Of course Paul does tell us that the saints of God will also judge angels. But this is fallen angels.

Some say that angels are saints, such as calling Michael “St. Michael”, etc.

The only way someone becomes a saint is to be human and accept Jesus as your Savior. See my article on Salvation.

Angels are different beings. Remember that they are already with God and are not under the sin of Adam.

Because they already are in the presence of God, there is no need to obtain Salvation.

If you have proof that an angel can become a saint please show me the Chapter and Verse that supports your position.

God created us to be different, in Genesis He said let them produce after their own kind.

That is one major reason why evolution is false because nobody has ever shown a dog that used to be a frog or a flower for that matter.

Angels were created before man and are sexless. Remember Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God.

30 For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels of God.

But that does not mean we become angels, it means there is no sexual relations in heaven, period!

There are categories of Angels,

Celestial beings:

There are both malevolent and benevolent.

Malevolent are such as Satan, and his demons

They can appear as angels of light.

Benevolent are any Angel who didn’t follow Lucifer.

Different classes include

Cherub:

This is the highest class of Angel. The only one mentioned is Lucifer.

A small description of him is in Eckekiel 28:6-19

Archangels: Uriel, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Raguel, Remiel, and Saraqael.

Duties performed by Arch Angels.

Uriel, one of the holy angels, who is over the world and over Tartarus.

Michael, one of the holy angels, to wit, he that is set over the best part of mankind and over chaos.

Gabriel, one of the holy angels, who is over Paradise and the serpents and the Cherubim.

Raguel, one of the holy angels who takes vengeance on the world of the luminaries.

Raguel, one of the holy angels who takes vengeance on the world of the luminaries.

Remiel, one of the holy angels, whom God set over those who rise.

Saraqael, one of the holy angels, who is set over the spirits, who sin in the spirit.

Seraphim:

One of the celestial beings hovering above God’s throne in Isaiah’s vision. Isa. 6.

A member of the highest order of angels, described as having 6 wings and 4 faces

Cherubim:

These angels are not only the ones who guard the Throne of God in Gen. 3:24

He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword

which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

The Cherubim also are the ones who transport God around Heaven.

Guardian Angels:

Not described, but spoken of

Watchers:

Enoch states they are the Sons of God in Gen 6

Who had relations with women and produced the Nephilim.

The bible says that they are now called evil spirits.

All the angels that accepted Lucifer [Satan], and followed after him, are known as fallen angels or demons.

There may be many more, but all Angels of God are part of what is known as the Heavenly Host.

The worship of angels is strictly forbidden, it is idol worship. Which is breaking the 2nd Commandment.

We are never to pray to Angels or Saints but to the Father in the name of the Son.

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