I’ve never had a personal knowing experience with an angel but, I know they are real. I know they are real because the Bible says they are real. I also know they are real because cultures and people all over the world express accounts of encounters with angelic beings; angels that rescued them from danger, delivered a direct message from God, or gave comfort in a great time of need. In this essay, I will attempt to answer some questions on how, when, and where angels exist/operate. Although the Bible speaks frequently of angels it can also be somewhat vague. While there is a lot we don’t know about angels there is still plenty we do know. With that being said there may be a bit of speculation and a bit of personal opinion mixed in with the facts I will try, however, to keep it to a minimum.
So what are angels? Angels are “created, spiritual beings with moral judgement and high intelligence, but without physical bodies.” Angels were, like us, created directly by God for His own reasons. The fact that angels exercise moral judgement is shown to us by Lucifer who persuaded a third of the angels in heaven to rise up against God. Also there high intelligence is shown in there interactions with men and their worship to God. (Grudem, 397)
Angels are often divided into three groups’ cherubim, seraphim, and the living creatures. The …show more content…
The angels’ first and most important job is to praise and worship God. Also, an angel’s specific job is linked to the type of angel it is; such as the cherubim, the seraphim, Michael the archangel, and Gabriel God’s highest ranking messenger. After that it would seem that there are various angels that have specific jobs such as: Angels of judgement, (Gen. 19:13; 2 Sam. 24:16; 2 Kings 19:35; Ezek. 9:1; Ps. 78:49) Angels designated as “watchers”, (Dan. 4:13, 23) the Angel of the abyss, (Rev. 9:11) the Angel with the power of fire, (Rev. 14:18) and the Angel with authority over water. (Rev. 16:5) (Law,