There are many words about angels recorded in the Bible, and there are people around me who have actually seen or heard an angel’s voice. I have never seen an angel yet, and I wonder if angels really exist, and if so, what their role is.
God’s creation is largely divided according to his creation, and there is the physical world that we can see, that is, all things in the universe including humans, and there is the world of the spirit that is invisible to our eyes. Angels, one of the creatures belonging to the spirit world, are a transcendent and mysterious being, and they cannot help but be of interest to people. Therefore, angels have become a frequent theme in literature, films, plays, and music today, and the actual existence and activities of angels are sufficiently revealed in the Bible beyond doubt.
So what kind of being are angels?
- The existence and properties of angels
Of the 66 books of the Bible, 34 mention the existence of angels, and the word angel appears about 275 times, as well as the fact that Jesus knew and taught the existence of angels (Matthew 18:10, 26:53). You can tell it exists.
In Acts 7:56, there is a scene in which the deacon Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, opened his spiritual eyes and confessed, “Behold, I see heaven opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” Not only that, but you can see and experience even the deeper world of the spirit.
So what kind of being are angels?
As a creature of God like a human, it has nothing to do with marriage or death because it is a pure spiritual being that resembles human beings, but does not have flesh and bones (Psalm 148:2, 5; Col 1:16; Hebrews 1:14). (Matthew 22:30; Luke 20:36). Not only that, he is a personal being with intellect (1 Peter 1:12) and emotions such as joy, anger, and gentleness (Luke 2:13) like humans. He is a being with power and power (Matthew 24:36; 2 Peter 2:11).
- The organization and ministry of angels
In the Bible, it is said that there are innumerable angels, called ‘ten thousand angels’ (Hebrews 12:22), and they are divided into angels, heavenly soldiers (Psalm 68:17), and archangels. You can tell (1 Thessalonians 4:16; Jude 1:9). In other words, God established order and rank among the angels, divided the areas in charge, and differed in dignity according to the work entrusted to them (Ephesians 1:21, 3:10; Colossians 1:16, 2:10; 1 Peter 3:22).
Just as there are various ministries such as law, national defense, administration, construction, economy, and culture in the state, and there are ministers in charge of each ministries, God has various fields in the spirit world and is the head angel in charge of each field. He had an archangel. He also placed several head-class angels under the archangel to assist the archangel, and he also placed a class among the angels so that these head-class angels could divide and command the angels under the archangel.
Then, what kind of work do these angels perform?
In general, the work of angels is to serve and help the saved saints in order to accomplish the progress and completion of God’s work of redemption, in addition to worshiping and serving God.
First, the archangels become hands, feet, eyes, and ears next to God, inspecting all fields, reporting important matters, and receiving direct instructions from God. Typical examples are Gabriel and Michael. If Gabriel is a civil servant, Michael is a military officer, and they play important roles in helping God in the process of cultivating humans on this earth.
If you look at the Bible, you can see that Gabriel goes down with God’s great answers and the secrets of His providence, plans, and revelations (Dan 9:21-23; Luke 1:19; Luke 1:26-27). . On the other hand, Michael, as the commander of the army in heaven, directs the battle against evil spirits, and sometimes even takes the lead and breaks the camp of darkness (Daniel 10:13-14, 10:21; Jude 1:9; Rev 12:7-8). ).
Also, people of faith have at least one angel to guard and protect the children of God (Hebrews 1:14), and the angels who watch every move of not only those who believe in God but also all those who do not believe in God and report to God. (Matthew 18:10), and there is an angel who attends, so you can see that Jesus served after defeating the devil’s three temptations (Matthew 4:11).
On the other hand, there are angels who use their power like when Daniel appeared when he was thrown into the lions’ den and sealed the mouths of hungry lions, and when the apostle Peter was imprisoned, he opened the prison door and rescued him. 148:2). And there is an army with countless horses and chariots of fire to help God’s people (2 Kings 6:17). All of these things can work among us even today, as needed and if God permits them.
Other than that, there are angels who receive the incense when we pray (Rev 8:3-5), and they announce the imminent judgment (Gen 19:13 ; Rev 14:6), and send disasters in retribution for sins. (2Sa 24:16; Acts 12:23), and in the final judgment of the world, working as a harvester of grain believers (Mt 13:39). Indeed, the angels’ works recorded in the Bible are very diverse and The fact is that there are angels at work.
Therefore, it is important to know that the number of the angels of the heavenly host is uncountable, and there are many other archangels in addition to the archangels Gabriel and Michael mentioned in the Bible to guide, rule, teach, and lead the heavenly hosts and angels.
Even at this time, countless angels are busy working around us under the guidance of the Holy Spirit as servants and helpers for us. , we will praise and worship God the Father together while listening to the beautiful and majestic hymns of the angels. Dear saints,
As 1 Corinthians 2:13 says, “We are speaking these things, not in words taught by human wisdom, but by the Holy Spirit, since spiritual things are discerned.” It is unknowable and unimaginable with knowledge and theory.
Therefore, I hope that you will become a person who humbly seek enlightenment before God the Creator and lead a victorious life in the Lord by realizing the mysterious providence and will of God who created the spirit world.