Yesterday was an Angel Wings day! We found so many beautiful, intact wings and it was really quite neat! It got me thinking about heavenly Angels. So many times I hear the phrase, " well Heaven just gained another Angel!"
Do you know that as much as that is a nice thought, it's not the biblical truth?
The angels are represented throughout the Bible as spiritual beings intermediate between God and men: "You have made him [man] a little less than the angels ..." (Psalms 8:4–5). They were.created on the 6th day. Hebrews suggests that all angels are “spirits” (Hebrews 1:13-14). When Jesus appears to the disciples, he asserts that “spirits” don’t have bodies like he does (Luke 24:39). In the Bible, angels can’t usually be seen by humans unless God reveals them (see Numbers 22:31, 2 Kings 6:17, Luke 2:13). However, from time to time angels took on a bodily form and appeared to various people in Scripture (Matthew 28:5; Hebrews 13:2).
They have a hierarchy. Only two angels have names in the Bible: Michael and Gabriel.
Angels frequently appear as messengers in the Bible, traveling from one place to another.
Unlike God, who is omnipresent, angels are finite creatures, limited to one place at one time.
The Bible doesn’t tell us how many angels God created. But apparently, there are a lot of them. Here are a few of the ways the Bible tells us how many angels there are:
On Mount Sinai, God “came from the ten thousands of holy ones, with flaming fire at his right hand” (Deuteronomy 33:2). We also learn that, “the chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands” (Psalm 68:17 NIV). When we come to worship, we come into the presence of “innumerable angels” (Hebrews 12:22). ( This is going to be really cool to see someday!)
Hope you enjoyed this little info about Angels.
Now let's get back to shelling!
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