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Want to Get Someone’s Attention?. Who or What are Angels?. Jews viewed them as guardians Mormons view them as dead people Pre-Gnostics worshipped them 55% of Americans think they’ve been literally and actually helped by one Literally…they are messengers. Haggai 1:13.

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Who or what are angels
Who or What are Angels?

  • Jews viewed them as guardians

  • Mormons view them as dead people

  • Pre-Gnostics worshipped them

  • 55% of Americans think they’ve been literally and actually helped by one

  • Literally…they are messengers


Haggai 1 13
Haggai 1:13

Then Haggai, the messenger of the LORD, spoke by the commission of the Lord to the people saying, “I am with you,” declares the LORD.

Applied to a “prophet” with a message here.


Malachi 2 7
Malachi 2:7

For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

Applied to a “priest” with a message here.


Malachi 3 1
Malachi 3:1

Behold, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple…

Applied to a “John the baptizer” with a message here.


  • Term applied to a prophet in Haggai 1:13

  • Applied to a priest in Malachi 2:7

  • Applied to John the baptizer in Malachi 3:1

  • Generally applied to heavenly messengers.


Angels have delivered a variety of messages
Angels Have Delivered A Variety of Messages

  • Information

  • Encouragement

  • Destruction to name a few



Matthew 28 3 4
Matthew 28:3-4

And his appearance was like lightning, and his garment as white as snow; and the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.


Angels are spiritual beings not bound by the flesh1
Angels are Spiritual Beings, Not Bound by the Flesh.

  • Have looked like men

  • Have looked like stereotypical “angels”


Angels are spiritual beings not bound by the flesh2
Angels are Spiritual Beings, Not Bound by the Flesh.

  • Have looked like men

  • Have looked like stereotypical “angels”

  • Have been invisible


Angels are spiritual beings not bound by the flesh3
Angels are Spiritual Beings, Not Bound by the Flesh.

  • Have looked like men

  • Have looked like stereotypical “angels”

  • Have been invisible

    And in all cases have been messengers


Matthew 28 2
Matthew 28:2

…a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.

Psalms 103:20

Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word,


Some characteristics of some angels
Some Characteristics of Some Angels

  • Great Strength

  • Great Power


2 samuel 14 20b
2 Samuel 14:20b

…But my lord is wise, like the wisdom of the angel of God, to know all that is in the earth.

2 Samuel 19:27

…but my lord the king is like the angel of God, therefore do what is good in your sight.


Some characteristics of some angels1
Some Characteristics of Some Angels

  • Great Strength

  • Great Power

  • Great Wisdom

  • Clear Understandable Speech


Peter 2 10 11
Peter 2:10-11

…and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties, whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not being a reviling judgment against them before the Lord.


Some characteristics of some angels2
Some Characteristics of Some Angels

  • Great Strength

  • Great Power

  • Great Wisdom

  • Clear Understandable Speech

  • Great Humility

  • Of Different Ranks


1 peter 1 12
1 Peter 1:12

It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven-things into which angels long to look.


Some characteristics of some angels3
Some Characteristics of Some Angels

  • Great Strength

  • Great Power

  • Great Wisdom

  • Clear Understandable Speech

  • Great Humility

  • Of Different Ranks

  • NOT All Knowing


2 peter 2 4
2 Peter 2:4

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell (tartarus, cpm) and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment….


Some characteristics of some angels4
Some Characteristics of Some Angels

  • Great Strength

  • Great Power

  • Great Wisdom

  • Clear Understandable Speech

  • Great Humility

  • Of Different Ranks

  • NOT All Knowing

  • Able To Sin


Genesis 16 10
Genesis 16:10

Moreover, the angel of the LORD said to her, “I will greatly multiply your descendants so that they shall be too many to count.

…the angel of the LORD called… now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.

Genesis 22:11-12


Angel s job seems to be to represent god
Angel’s Job Seems To Be To Represent God

  • At the Exodus

  • With Gideon

  • On the Mountain

  • With Hagar

  • With Abraham

  • With Moses


What is the point of this study
What is the Point of this Study?

To understand…

  • Angels are NOT like Ghosts or UFO’s.

  • Angels are NOT deity or worthy of worship.

  • Angels, like all creation, have a purpose.


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