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The Holy Angels

In this article, you will understand that Angels are created beings living in celestial bodies in the Spirit realm in the heavens; they are the first creations of God. Before God had brought forth the heavens and the earth into existence, He created the Angels each according to their ranks, and ordained them responsibility and virtue as He willed. Angels are the first witnesses to God’s creations, and they testify of God’s mighty works, they are the first respondent to God’s Eternal Decrees and they are Ministering Spirits sent forth to minister for them that shall inherit the earth.

All Angels at different levels are God’s servants and ministers who were purposely created to worship God. In the book of Isaiah, we catch a glimpse of the worship that the high-order Angels give to God; they cry to one another saying, ''Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of your glory'' (Isaiah 6:3). They worship God day and night because that is the purpose for which they were created. They worship God with great power causing the doorposts of the heavenly temple to shake at their voices, and the house was filled with smoke which depicts the glory of God. Angels are ministering spirits, therefore they worship God in spirit and his glory descends.

Who are Angels?

Often times little children are referred to as little Angels for the intention of appreciating them, but I think the real intention is because these little children are innocent to sin and pure in heart.

Angels are ministering spirits sent forth from the presence of the Lord God to minister for them that are called into salvation (Hebrews1:14). The word Angel simply means ‘’Messenger’’

Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

Angels are benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between God and humanity. They are supernatural beings whose dwelling is in the heavens and they are God’s messengers performing his duties and commands both in the heavens and on earth. Angels are spiritual beings, which are greater in power and Might as compared to man (2 Peter 2:11). Angels are also referred to as Stars (Job 38:7).

Were Angels Created?

Angels were the first fruits of all God’s creations and all holy Angels have a life which is everlasting. Angels are also called the sons of God (Job 1:6) and they were with God before man was created, they shouted for joy when they saw the great and wonderful works of the Lord God in the day that He created the heavens and the earth and the inhabitants thereof (Job 38:7).

Unlike man and beasts which were formed out of the dust of the earth; Angels were created from a combination of different most precious materials which signify their might; Ezekiel 28:13 reveal that they were created out of precious stones; 13; Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created (Ezekiel 28:13).

Most Angels have six wings; the text in “Isaiah 6:2 helps us to understand this as it makes it clear with each pair of wings having a certain purpose it plays; Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

Also In the book of Revelations 4:8; a similar nature of six winged Angels is revealed; And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

The connotation that Angels have only two wings is a false doctrine and unbiblical. Perhaps many of you have grown up holding to such lies as portrayed by the Roman Catholic church paintings and holly wood movies. I now by the power of God wish to wipe that out from your minds because the bible; the self-existing word of God gives a perfect picture of who Angels are, their creation and purpose.

The Countenance of Angels

The appearance of Angels is so terrible to man, being heavenly dwellers, man cannot comprehend their countenance as they glow with such glory, power and mighty, this is because they live with God and they are engulfed in the atmosphere of his glory and splendour. Besides that, by creation, they were created above all other creations including man both in power and mighty, therefore man cannot contend with them. Angels can hardly be seen by our human eyes except when God commands them to that effect, to reveal themselves only to the person they are sent to; otherwise, man can hardly perceive them. Looking down in the scriptures, on many occasions where Angels have been vivid to man, their glory scared and worried whoever was around.

Taking an example of the Angel who announced the birth of Jesus Christ, his glory surrounded the shepherds and they were sore afraid (Luke2:9). When this same Angel appeared to Mary to give her good tidings of being a vessel to bring forth a saviour, Mary was troubled (Luke1:28-29), and in the old testament, When the Angel Gabriel Descended down to meet Prophet Daniel in a Vision (Daniel10:5-6), Daniel was left dead; all the energy in him was supped by the glory of the Angel.

He describes what he saw as; “Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: 6; His body also was like the beryl, and his face like the appearance of Lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of multitudes” (KJV)

It is important to note that Angels are God’s ministering spirits sent forth to minister for the saints (Hebrews 1:14), however, they have the ability to change into any form and shape depending on the mission and the Command received from God Almighty. While attending to man, on many occasions we have seen the Angels of God appear to man in the very form of man, we see them relating to humankind, putting on flesh, living, and behaving like human beings as they fulfill their tasks from the Lord.

An example is extracted from the book of “Genesis18:1-33, were the Angels who visited Abraham, he washed their feet, and after he shared a meal with them as they delivered a message to him from God. He later did escort them on their way to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah as he petitioned them on behalf of the righteous men residing in this wicked city. The same Angels met with Lot; his reverence to them depicts that they were in the form of man as well, for he bowed down and worshipped, and then he prepared a meal for them which they had in his house before they could pass on God’s Judgement on this city (Genesis19:1-3).

Another Angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon in Judges 6:11-21”, when he had come down to bring good tidings from the Lord to him as his chosen servant to lead Israel. The Angel of the Lord in the form of a man as well appeared to Manoah’s Wife and later to Manoah himself before the birth of Samson Israel’s saviour at that time Judges 13:3-22

Every moment an Angel of the Lord has appeared to man, Lamentations are made as men knew that they were going to die (Judges 13:22) due to the terror of their countenance, and the fact that they are sent from God’s presence. When King David sinned against God by counting Israel, An Angel of the Lord was sent to destroy Jerusalem, (1 Chronicles 21:16), when David and the elders saw him standing between heaven and Earth, they fell upon their faces for fear.

Manoah cried out when he saw the Angel of the Lord so did Gideon (Judges 6:22) while Daniel fainted when he saw an Angel of God in the vision Daniel 10:8.


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