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God’s holy angels carry out a variety of tasks and deeds, as well as the angels of Satan. They carry out what the will of heaven is on earth when god Himself wants. Sometimes they appear as normal humans and sometimes with all the radiance of heaven shining upon them, and making known that a part of heaven is on earth. What I am going to try to explain is that I don’t think that angels have a role. I think that any angel does whatever heaven’s will wants it to do, when it wants it. In other words, angels do as they are told, not what they want. I’m going to review one by one what jobs or roles God has given to the angels.
Roles of the Angels
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More passages where angels act as guards for the whole world can be found in Daniel when the archangel Michael is being spoken of as the great prince who protects your people. This, again, shows angels as watchmen over a flock. Its very evident that God and the angels have been guarding and watching us from many other stories as well that don’t even describe angles or note their presence. Daniel in the lions den is a very good example because through Daniel being saved, a king and his people were converted to Christianity. So God and the angels have a big part to do with the bible and our everyday lives with keeping us safer than we think we might be.
Therefore angels played 2 very big roles in the old and New Testament. They proclaimed the will of heaven onto earth by visiting people in person, and they guarded and still guard people all over the planet today. Sometimes they helped in other ways like joining an army of Israel to destroy their enemy, or guarding the Garden of Eden. But if the majority is taken into account, the angels official roles would be guardian and messenger.
Thought to be one of the arch-angels or head angels of heaven that is set above the rest of the angels. He is mentioned in both the old and new testament by name. He tells Daniel what his vision he had meant about an upcoming war and also gives Daniel instruction on what to do. This is clearly what God Himself wanted and instructed Gabriel to
1. Angels are still prevalent today. Let’s start with the basics: Is there really angelic activity in a near but unseen realm? Yes. I believe angels are active in our world today — more than we realize. They were active in biblical times and there’s no indication to suggest their activity has ceased. Angels populate the Bible in vast numbers, and they were prominent in the book of Acts as the apostles began taking the Gospel to the world. Why should they cease their work with the writing of the last book of the New Testament? We know from Scripture that demonic activity will escalate as we approach the end of time. Jesus indicated in Matthew 24:12 that evil would increase, and Paul said evildoers and impostors would become worse and worse (2 Timothy 3:13). He also warned about our struggle with unseen forces in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12). From this we can rightly infer that angelic activity will also increase as the times progress — meaning angels are more active and important to us than ever. 2. Angels can vary in appearance. In the Bible, sometimes these heavenly creatures appeared in human form and sometimes in superhuman splendor. Sometimes they were recognized as supernatural, but on other occasions they appeared as run-of-the-mill strangers. Take, for example, the words of Hebrews 13:2, “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.” Sometimes in the Bible angels would appear in ones or twos; other times in multitudes. Some had wings; others didn’t. Sometimes their feet were on the ground; sometimes they hovered in the sky. In Revelation 18:1, an angel descended from heaven with such sun-like brilliance that the entire earth was illumined by his splendor. 3. Believers have a number of angels watching over them. The most frequent question I get asked about angels is: Does every person (or does every Christian) have a guardian angel? In the Old Testament, there are indications that both good and bad angels were assigned to various nations. In the Book of Revelation, we have hints that good angels may be assigned to churches. In Matthew 18, Jesus said about children: “Their angels always are observing the face of their Heavenly father in Heaven.” We have biblical hints about guardian angels, but not enough scriptural data on which to base a rigid doctrine. I would say the primary teaching of the Bible is that a multitude of angels is assigned to watch over us. Psalm 91:11 says, “He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” I don’t know whether we have just one angel who stays with us from birth to death, but I believe many angels are tasked with watching over us throughout our lives. 4. Angels aren’t meant to be worshiped. Many people today worship angels, and some religions include the worship of angels as part of their rituals. Others may not consciously worship angels, but they become obsessed with angels’ alleged presence or activities. This is wrong in God’s eyes, for only He is to be worshipped. Yet, it’s understandable that we’re tempted to render worship to angels. Even the apostle John nearly worshipped an angel as he received the contents of the book of Revelation. In Revelation 19:10, John was so overwhelmed by his vision that he fell down to worship the angel. The angel quickly said, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold the testimony of Jesus. Worship God!” 5. Angels can sing. Surprisingly, one question I’m often asked about angels is whether they can sing. I think that question comes up because the Bible talks about angels speaking, but not about them singing. The verb is usually “to speak” or “to say.” But those verbs don’t rule out singing, and some translations of the Bible render it “to sing.” For example, Revelation 5 says, “Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, with ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders, and in a loud voice they sang: Worthy is the Lamb who is slain to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise.’” Furthermore, all of creation sings. God has built music and song into every part of his creation. We can sing as human beings, but so can birds and frogs and crickets. If all of the creation can sing, then we can expect that the angels could sing as well. 6. Angels have names and personalities. In the Bible, we’re given the names of only two good angels: Gabriel and Michael. But that’s enough to tell us that every angel has a unique personality. When we read angel stories in the Bible, we can easily see humor in some, anger in others, and compassion and concern in others. It seems angels have emotions not unlike those we experience. Jesus told us they rejoice when one soul on earth confesses Him as Lord (Luke 15:10). Angels have intellect, emotions, and volition. One day, we’ll have a long list of angelic names in our contact lists, but for now we’re told the names of only Gabriel and Michael. 7. An immeasurable number of angels exist. There are more angels than we can count and it would seem that the number has always been constant from creation. The book of Job asks, “Can his forces be numbered?” Jesus said He had access to at least twelve legions of angels. Legion is a military term for a division of several thousand men. The writer of Hebrews spoke of “thousands upon thousands” of angels in joyful assembly. We don’t have precise statistics about angels, but the writers of the Bible stretch their numerical vocabulary to the limits in telling us that we are surrounded by a vast, innumerable multitude of angelic hosts that no mathematician can count. 8. Angels don’t always save us from harm. Despite the existence of angles, there are times when we do suffer harm. We know by reading many stories and passages in the Bible that God doesn’t roll us in bubble wrap and pamper us all the way to heaven. The heroes of the Bible suffered, and some were slain for their faith. God’s angels don’t always deliver us in the way we’d choose, but always in the best way. We can take promises such as Psalm 91:11 literally, but we must leave the methods and means of their fulfillment to the Lord and his angelic servants. When we’re in their care, how temporary our hurts and how permanent our blessings! The sufferings of this present life aren’t worth comparing with the glory to be revealed. Our light and momentary afflictions are achieving for us an eternal weight of glory. Along the way, we have more protection from our angelic friends than we know. 9. Angels face resistance when delivering answers to our prayers. I’m staggered to know there is much conflict in the unseen spheres. In Daniel 10, it took three weeks for God’s answer to Daniel’s prayer to get through to the prophet. It’s remarkable to think that our prayers to God and His answers to us may pass through the territory of the “prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2). It’s sobering to know that angels bearing the answers to our prayers are opposed and sometimes delayed by what Paul called “the rulers . . . the authorities . . . the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Ephesians 6:12). There’s an invisible grid around our planet where unseen forces deploy. But Jesus is Victor! How thankful we should be for every answer to prayer that comes to us from day to day. 10. Fallen angels are involved in current events. Are fallen angels responsible for many of the horrendous headlines that we read about in the newspaper and that we see on television? Yes. The answer would seem common sense simply by observing the goings on in the world. The director of the FBI recently said of terrorists: “It’s almost as if there is a devil sitting on the shoulder saying, ‘Kill, kill, kill, kill’ all day long.” He was speaking fairly biblically, as the scriptures say that evil spirits and fallen angels (the demons) have a great deal to do with what is going on with our world and with evil people. We see this in the Old Testament, when there were certain world rulers who came under the influence of evil spirits. The Bible described them as “deceiving” spirits, who lied to them and led them into wars and all kinds of atrocities against the people of God. In 1 Kings 22:22, for example, a deceiving spirit caused King Ahab’s advisors to recommend going into war, one which took the king’s life. Even King David was deceived when Satan incited him to conduct an unwise census of his kingdom (1 Chronicles 21:1). Yet the Bible also tells us we shouldn’t be afraid, that we should resist the devil and he will flee from us (James 4:7). When we receive Jesus as Savior, we are covered in his blood and protected by his love. We’re safe in His keeping — and in the care of His angels.