ARE THERE ANGELS AMONG US
Christianity Oasis Ministry has provided you with this Christian Walk study. Could it be true that Angels are among us? We will be looking into that as well as all aspects of the Christian Walk. This SON-derful study will reveal truth which will bring forth understanding and then peace within. Let's proceed, shall we?
ARE THERE ANGELS AMONG US BIBLE STUDY
When you think of Angels, do you think of someone with a sword and shield, wielding the power of God? Do you think of someone in a white flowing gown with a pure face surrounded by cascading Angel hair and a glowing light around them? Maybe you think of plump little babies with feathery wings and little halos fluttering around the expanse of Heaven and Earth? No matter how you picture Angels in your mind, one thing is for certain:
ANGELS ARE REAL
Most believe that there are Angels, but the REAL question is ...
Is it really possible that Angels are actually walking amidst us? Well, let's not get ahead of ourselves. Let's look at Angels in Scripture.
The word ANGEL is in the Bible almost 300times.
In this study, weíre
going to find out more about these spiritual beings and how even though
you may not know it, theyíre an important part of our lives.
BECOMING AN ANGEL
Many people believe
that when they die, they will become an Angel. Others believe in
Angels, but they donít believe that humans can become Angels ...
But what is the
This is a little tricky, so follow closely ... The
Apostle John says that we are the sons of God now. But is he
speaking literally, or is this a term of endearment?
1 John 3:1-2
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon
us, that we should be
called the sons of God:
therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.
are we the sons of God,
and it doth not
yet appear what we shall be:
but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see
Him as He is.
John may be saying that we are Angels in our
hearts, but we know not what our angelic form will be like when we
are in Heaven ... Albeit undoubtedly, it will be in the image of
Paul similarly speaks of us being the sons of God
But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead
dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall
also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth
in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the
flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the
flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify
the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
For as many as are led by
the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of
His good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and
That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse
among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that
I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
Another scripture written by John
definitely says that we WILL BECOME Angels ...
He was in the world, and the world was made by Him,
and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own,
and His own received Him not.
But as many as
received Him, to them gave He power to become the
sons of God,
even to them that believe on His name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the
will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
But this doesn't specify when.
We learned earlier that Angels abide in
Heaven, so one might assume that we won't become as Angels
until we are in Heaven. Don't forget, that doesn't mean when
you die, because you will be in Paradise (Abraham's Bosom)
until the 1st resurrection and rapture.
And one of the elders answered,
saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed
in white robes and whence came they? And I said
unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me,
These are they which came out of Great
Tribulation, and have washed their robes, and
made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Jesus confirms that we become AS ANGELS in
For in the
resurrection they neither marry, nor are given
in marriage, but are as the Angels of God in
So, if you had high hopes that when
you die, you would become an Angel and God would assign
you to watch over your loved ones, it doesn't look like
that's in the divine plan, but somehow, I don't think
God will disappoint you with what He has in store for
the interim between our decease and the resurrection.
Check this out ...
And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I
had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the
feet of the
which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See
thou do it not: for
I am thy fellowservant,
and of thy brethren the Prophets,
and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
John, the writer of the book of
Revelation is speaking to an Angel
(this of course is after the 1st resurrection) and he falls
at the feet of this Angel. The Angel told John not to bow to
him, because the Angel was a
OF THY BRETHREN the Prophets and OF
which keep the sayings of this book. This means that the
Angel, that John was speaking to ... Was once a human ... So
the answer to our question earlier, Can humans become
Angels, is YES!
SPECIAL ANGEL PRIVILEGES
Now, you may have wondered if Angels get to know what
you're thinking, or if they can see you at any given moment.
Well ... Angels are here
to help us, so you don't have to worry that your deceased grandpa
knows any of your deep dark secrets.
Another thing to remember is that ONLY GOD is
omniscient ... That is, He is the only one that can know your thoughts.
Can Angels see you though? Well, they do report to God of your doings,
so it's a good bet they can.
Some spiritual things, will obviously remain a
mystery, until we actually experience them, but one thing is sure, we
will have a much better understanding of things ... What things? Guess
we'll have to wait and see!
1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to
face: now I know in part;
but then shall I know even
as also I am known.
2 Peter 1:3-4
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things
that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge
of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are
given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by
these ye might be
partakers of the divine nature,
having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
SONS OF GOD
Now for something quite interesting.
And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face
of the Earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the
saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took
them wives of all which they chose.
Who are these sons of God?
They are Angels that God created, they were never
humans, but spiritual, with eternal life, that abide in Heaven.
Since they live forever, there was no need to procreate, so God did
not make wives for them.
It makes sense then, why all of the Angels of the
Lord that you read about in the Bible are male, because they were
the only gender God created as Angels from their beginning.
We'll be discussing the above scripture from
Genesis, a little later in this study.
How does the dictionary define
(From Webster's Dictionary)
of God; one of a class of spiritual beings who, in medieval angelology,
were the lowest of the nine celestial
orders (seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominations, virtues, powers,
principalities, archangels, and angels).
2. a conventional representation of such a being, in
human form, with wings.
3. a messenger, esp. of God.
4. a person having qualities generally attributed to
an angel, as beauty, purity, or kindliness.
5. an attendant or guardian spirit.
6. a deceased person whose soul is regarded as having
been accepted into Heaven.
So, as you can see ...
Even Webster's Dictionary believes that people can become angels when
they go to Heaven.
Letís investigate some
of the different kinds of angels.
The first Angels that are mentioned in the Bible are
guard the Garden of Eden to protect the Tree of Life.
So He drove out the
man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden
and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the Tree of Life.
1. A celestial being
2. A member of the second order of angels, often
represented as a winged child
3. A person, esp. a child, with a sweet, chubby face
4. A biblical figure often represented as a being with
4 wings, a human head and an animal body and regarded as a
guardian of a sacred place
King David said that
God rode upon a cherub ...
rode upon a cherub, and did fly: and He was seen upon the
wings of the wind.
rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, He did fly upon the
wings of the wind.
Perhaps he was
referring to the Mercy Seat made of gold,
where the presence of God abided
in the Tabernacle that Moses made.
thou shalt make two cherubim of gold, of beaten work
shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.
And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub
on the other end: even of the mercy seat shall ye make
the cherubim on the two ends thereof. And the cherubim
shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the
mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look
one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of
the cherubim be. And thou shalt put the mercy seat above
upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the
testimony that I shall give thee. And there I will meet
with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the
mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon
the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will
give thee in commandment unto the children of Israel.
The Mercy Seat was an earthly
example of Godís Heavenly chariot of
(cherubim is plural for cherub) that Ezekiel describes in his vision in
Ezekiel, Chapter 10.
In this vision, there are
cherubim with four wings,
four faces (of a cherub,
a man, a lion, and an eagle), and likeness of the hands of a man
under their wings. They have wheels beneath them, and fire under
Now that folks, is transportation!
The mercy seat had a chariot of
cherubim that covered the ark of the covenant:
1 Chronicles 28:18
And for the altar of
incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern
of the chariot of the cherubim, that spread out their
wings, and covered the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
A seraph is one of the 6-winged
angels of the highest rank believed in
ancient Judaism to guard Godís throne with sacred ardor
(loyalty). Seraphim is the plural of seraph.
In the Revelation of
Jesus to John, the four seraphim that guard God's Heavenly
throne are described as beasts, although one has the face of a
man. In other words ... Some angels can be animals! So if youíve
ever wondered if there are animals in Heaven, the answer is,
yes! John also describes them as having six wings and they praise God, so that means that
these angel animals can talk too!
And the four
beasts had each of them six wings about him; and
they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day
and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God
Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Above it stood
the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he
covered his face, and with twain he covered his
feet, and with twain he did fly.
An Archangel is a chief or principal Angel;
one of the nine orders of celestial attendants of God.
Yet Michael the Archangel, when contending with the
devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not
bring against him a railing accusation, but said,
The Lord rebuke thee.
1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with
a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with
the Trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise
Daniel refers to some Angels as Watchers
I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and,
and an holy one came down from Heaven ...
And Paul refers to Angels as ministering
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to
minister for them who shall be heirs of Salvation?
This confirms that each of us HAS an assigned
Angel which watches over us. Whether you acknowledge their presence ... Or
not, they are THERE. Isn't that just AWESOME?
You will oft times hear people talk about their
Guardian Angels ...
But are they REAL?
Jesus said, (concerning God's
children ... Namely YOU)
Be careful that you never
harm one of these little ones, because I tell you, that
in Heaven THEIR
always look upon
the face of my Heavenly Father.
On top of that, we have the
given to us as a Comforter. Are we, as Christians spoiled or what? So whenever
you feel alone, ponder on this TRUTH. God loves His children
and He gave us spiritual companions to protect and
comfort us because we're so precious to Him. Make sure you
commune with the Holy Spirit often and say
ďHiĒ to your Heavenly assigned Angel once and again.
This is what
king David wrote:
For He shall give His Angels charge over thee, to keep
thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash
thy foot against a stone.
ANGELS IN WHITE
is the color that represents innocence and purity. Whenever
the clothing of an Angel is mentioned in the Bible, it is
And entering into the
sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side,
clothed in a long white
garment; and they were affrighted.
And seeth two angels in
sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where
the body of Jesus had lain.
And while they looked
stedfastly toward Heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by
them in white
Thou hast a few names even
in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall
walk with me in white:
for they are worthy. He that overcometh, the same shall be
clothed in white
raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of
life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before
I counsel thee to buy of
me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and
raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy
nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve,
that thou mayest see.
robes were given unto every one
of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet
for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their
brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be
After this I beheld, and,
lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all
nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the
throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with
robes, and palms in their hands
And one of the elders
answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in
robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou
knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of
great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them
in the blood of the Lamb.
And the seven Angels came
out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and
linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
And the armies which were
in Heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen,
OH MY STARS!
Check out what the Apostle Paul says:
1 Corinthians 15:39-40,44
All flesh is not
the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men,
another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of
birds. There are also celestial bodies, and bodies
terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the
glory of the terrestrial is another. It is sown a natural
body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural
body, and there is a spiritual body.
STARS ARE REALLY THE CELESTIAL HOMES OF ANGELS!
Jesus made this clear in the Revelation to John.
When most people see a falling star, they think itís a
really cool thing and they make a wish, when in fact, itís an Angel, who
has traded their home in Heaven for something ungodly.
There are many more hints in the Bible
that suggest that Angels are stars, here are a few. Stars are named by God!
He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by
Stars can sing!
Where wast thou when I
laid the foundations of the Earth? declare, if thou hast
understanding ... When the morning stars sang together,
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Stars can praise God!
Praise ye Him, sun and
moon: praise Him, all ye stars of light.
And they that be wise
shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they
that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and
twelve stars were the twelve children of Israel.
And there appeared a
great wonder in Heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and
the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve
GOOD ANGELS AND BAD ANGELS?
Thatís right, there are. Probably the two most
commonly known good Angels are Michael and Gabriel. Michael, the Archangel who appeared to
Daniel and is mentioned in the book of Jude also accompanied
Enoch through visions from the Lord.
Gabriel appeared to Daniel, also Zacharias and the
virgin Mary, and was seen by Enoch as well.
THE ANGEL SATAN
Maybe youíve heard before that satan was really an
Angel once. Actually, he still is, but heís a bad angel. We donít
commonly think of Angels as being ďbadĒ but some have fallen, and their
choices have affected each and every one of us.
Word describes the
angel satan through an allegory in the words of the Prophet Ezekiel
describing the king of Tyrus, saying that he had
been in Eden, the garden of God. He was the anointed cherub that guarded
the mountain of God. He was perfect in his ways from the day he was
created until iniquity was found in him, in fact, he was so beautiful
that he became prideful and corrupted because of his brightness. So God
said He would destroy him for all to see and devour him, that he would
be never more.
John also tells of satan, that he has
angels that he recruited from the Sons of God.
Son of man, take up a
lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus
saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom,
and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of
God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius,
topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper,
the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the
workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in
thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the
anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou
wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and
down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect
in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till
iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy
merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with
violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee
as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy
thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of
fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou
hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I
will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings,
that they may behold thee. Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries
by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy
traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst
of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to
ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold
thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be
astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt
thou be any more.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called
the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he
was cast out into the earth, and
were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in
Heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom
of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of
our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God
day and night.
These are even called satan's angels by Jesus:
Then shall He say also unto them on the left hand, Depart
from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for
the devil and his
(There is spiritual
warfare among spirits too. The devil is not only trying to get humans to
turn away from God, but Angels as well.)
He stands before God, day and
night, accusing believers for their weaknesses.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come
salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the
power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast
down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Satan and these bad angels will be
banned from Heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called
the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he
was cast out into the earth, and his
angels were cast out with him.
The book of Job includes some interesting references
to Angels, saying that they come to present themselves before the Lord.
They give God reports about how weíre doing, and perhaps like heavenly
attorneys plead for us when we make poor choices, but you can bet there
are also angels that can't wait to rat us out and persecute us before
God. In this story, satan stands in line with them and when God asks him
where heís been, satan answers, From going to and fro in the Earth, and
from walking up and down in it. We must always be aware of this. Satanís
jealousy causes him to bet God, that Job will curse Him, if his
blessings are taken away. Satan loses the bet.
Now there was a day when the
sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and
Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan,
Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said,
From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and
down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou
considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in
the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth
God, and escheweth evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and
said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an
hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he
hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands,
and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth
thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will
curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan,
Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself
put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the
presence of the LORD.
ARE THERE ANGELS AMONG US?
Most agree that there are Angels among us. Though
there are always those who cannot believe in
the unseen and that includes the Angels among us.
Check out what the Apostle Paul wrote about Angels
Be not forgetful to entertain
strangers: for thereby some have entertained Angels
ALWAYS BE KIND TO STRANGERS BECAUSE THEY COULD BE
ANGELS AMONG US
Now ya know more about Angels!
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