Angels in the Bible

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Lanolin

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I've had a near death experience before so I'll just share my take of it from my experience. I'm not an expert or anything.

Angels do not have wings. They appear as a god like being. As a matter of fact when I awoke I thought it was Jesus.

They are known for announcing births in the bible but that's not all they do. We all have them. They are very close...like I said I thought it was God.

When he approached me I could feel his emotions which was love. He also spoke to my mind and told me that. I could also feel his holiness and glory. I described it as being pure and beautiful. Even though he was in the form of a man, I did not think of him as such. He was his own entity.

He was very powerful and when he spoke I could barely take the power and love that went through me. Not really a way to describe that...as I haven't experienced anything like it before.

As far as being like angels, they radiate God's love and God's love goes through them. We will be the same way. He looked at me like I was the same as him and deeply loved. He expressed that I was loved by thoughts, feelings, and voice. I was also afraid of him and so maybe that's why he kept showing me God's love.

I honestly don't know how I'll handle those kind of emotions for all eternity but I'm looking forward to it. Lol It is the void every person is feeling. It is why people fill it with other things...
Could you understand his voice...? Did he say at first 'fear not'?

Were you a believer before your angel encounter?

I did come across a book written by a spiritualist about angels that heal, many people had written to this author about their experiences so she compiled them all in a book, and there were a mixture of male angels and female angels. It seems they only appeared one at time though. But I didnt seek out this book it was given to me by someone who has no idea what to believe so believes anything. Apparently this person had a near death experience too but...still seems to not know salvation.

Which is kind of weird. How can one have a near death experience yet still doubt God. Although one could say people could be having near death experiences every day, its just they dont know it because angels are always protecting them from it.
 

blueluna5

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Could you understand his voice...? Did he say at first 'fear not'?

Were you a believer before your angel encounter?

I did come across a book written by a spiritualist about angels that heal, many people had written to this author about their experiences so she compiled them all in a book, and there were a mixture of male angels and female angels. It seems they only appeared one at time though. But I didnt seek out this book it was given to me by someone who has no idea what to believe so believes anything. Apparently this person had a near death experience too but...still seems to not know salvation.

Which is kind of weird. How can one have a near death experience yet still doubt God. Although one could say people could be having near death experiences every day, its just they dont know it because angels are always protecting them from it.
I could understand his voice but it was hard to concentrate on what he was saying too since everything was shaking and the emotions going through me grew as well. I think he understood this bc he really didn't talk with words much. I do not remember hearing "fear not" though.

Yes, I was a believer beforehand.

I guess you can dismiss a near death experience. I'm rather skeptical and I don't though. Although I don't mention it to most Christians unless they're very close to me. I've found people don't even believe people who experience it...and that's Christians. I once heard a woman at church talk about hers and no one said anything about it. Life is weird.

But angels are all around. They also visit in dreams. I've had them tell me the future before in dreams. I just know it's my angel bc of my near death experience and the energy they give. They don't look like the same "person" or anything
 

Lanolin

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I could understand his voice but it was hard to concentrate on what he was saying too since everything was shaking and the emotions going through me grew as well. I think he understood this bc he really didn't talk with words much. I do not remember hearing "fear not" though.

Yes, I was a believer beforehand.

I guess you can dismiss a near death experience. I'm rather skeptical and I don't though. Although I don't mention it to most Christians unless they're very close to me. I've found people don't even believe people who experience it...and that's Christians. I once heard a woman at church talk about hers and no one said anything about it. Life is weird.

But angels are all around. They also visit in dreams. I've had them tell me the future before in dreams. I just know it's my angel bc of my near death experience and the energy they give. They don't look like the same "person" or anything
How did you come close to dying...? If I may ask.
 

blueluna5

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How did you come close to dying...? If I may ask.
I have a chronic disease and started having severe symptoms.

My doctor wanted me to have surgery right away and told me after surgery that it was serious enough that I would have died without surgery. (Guess I should mention I said I wasn't ready to go yet to my angel.)

I have an extremely high pain tolerance. The doctors didn't understand how I functioned normally with it so bad.
 

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Lanolin,

The word for angel, whether in the Hebrew or Greek, means a messenger. It is the same word used in Genesis 32:3, Numbers 22:5, and other places that don't necessarily refer to heavenly beings, but rather human agents to carry a word to someone. Whereas angel is "aggelos," the word gospel is "euaggelion," or good message. This alone opens our understanding to what role and purpose they have. We read in Hebrews 1:14: "Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?" Ah, their purpose is to be instrumental in the work of redemptive history for our salvation. The Lord says that they rejoice at the repentance of just one sinner. The apostle says in 1 Peter 1:12 that angels had longed to look at the redemption Christ would accomplish for sinners as did the prophets before. Whether we see Cherubim or Seraphim, or the visions and pictures the prophets spoke, in Holy Writ, we see them doing something that pertained to or taught us about Christ in some fashion.

There is more names, like "sons of God," but this is all subservient to what was mentioned above. Since we don't know their background of their origin or the fall out with Satan, it is best to keep silent where Scripture is silent. The reason it wasn't mentioned, and perhaps more things that spark our curiosity about them, is that those things weren't necessary for our good to learn. Scripture is for our spiritual welfare and benefit, not to gratify our speculations. This is the same reason why Genesis 1 is not written like a science text book, it has a salvific purpose for the Church.

Edit: proofread and corrected

The angels were created during the 7-day creation week. That includes Satan. Satan fell when he tempted Eve in the Garden of God.

Ezekiel 28
1 The word of the LORD came to me again, saying, 2 "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre,`Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because your heart is lifted up, And you say,`I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods, In the midst of the seas,' Yet you are a man, and not a god, Though you set your heart as the heart of a god 3 (Behold, you are wiser than Daniel! There is no secret that can be hidden from you! 4 With your wisdom and your understanding You have gained riches for yourself, And gathered gold and silver into your treasuries; ...12 "Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him,`Thus says the Lord GOD: "You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
14 "You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.



Exodus 20:11
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in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

Col. 1:15- LGV
15 He is the image of the God who is unseen, first-produced of all creation, 16 because through Him everything was created, what is in the heavens and what is on the land, the seen and the unseen (including thrones, dominions, principalities, and authorities).13 Everything has been created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before everyone, and everything has stood together in Him. 18 And He is the head of the Body (the assembly), who is The Beginning, first-produced out from among the dead, so that in everything He should become the prototype
 
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The angels were created during the 7-day creation week. That includes Satan. Satan fell when he tempted Eve in the Garden of God.

Ezekiel 28
1 The word of the LORD came to me again, saying, 2 "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre,`Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because your heart is lifted up, And you say,`I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods, In the midst of the seas,' Yet you are a man, and not a god, Though you set your heart as the heart of a god 3 (Behold, you are wiser than Daniel! There is no secret that can be hidden from you! 4 With your wisdom and your understanding You have gained riches for yourself, And gathered gold and silver into your treasuries; ...12 "Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him,`Thus says the Lord GOD: "You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
14 "You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.



Exodus 20:11
11 For
in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

Col. 1:15- LGV
15 He is the image of the God who is unseen, first-produced of all creation, 16 because through Him everything was created, what is in the heavens and what is on the land, the seen and the unseen (including thrones, dominions, principalities, and authorities).13 Everything has been created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before everyone, and everything has stood together in Him. 18 And He is the head of the Body (the assembly), who is The Beginning, first-produced out from among the dead, so that in everything He should become the prototype

Ok in six days he did all the work . I would appear that day three is when he corrupted the whole creation. Day four began the new corrupted order. The Sun and moon set in the sky as temporal time keepers.

In the new heavens and earth the glory of God will be the light as it was in days 1-3. Three is used many times to indicate the end of a matter.

And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.Revelation 21:22-25
 

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Lets talk about angels in the Bible...what are their roles and purpose.
And question...do they have wings?

It seems angels like to announce births...but they also do a bit of divine intervention in other ways, for example, Joseph did NOT divorce Mary after the angel gave him counsel.

They broke Peter out of jail and got Jesus out of the tomb.
They rescued Lot.
They showed John around heaven.
And many other amazing things....but why is it that we could entertain angels unawares? Are we humans amusing to them? What did Jesus mean when he said in heaven we will be as angels? Angels dont marry...are they neither male nor female..?
Jesus got Himself out of the tomb. Angels didn't. :) Angels take on any form that God needs them to, be it animal, human, whatever. That is what the bible means by "entertaining angels unaware". And angels have no gender. They are not male, but they aren't female either.
 

JaumeJ

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The Hebrew word for angel usually is translated properly as messernger. The messeges they herald are from God. They are sent by God.
 

louis

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The Hebrew word for angel usually is translated properly as messernger. The messeges they herald are from God. They are sent by God.
Correct JaumeJ, Gods angels are His messangers and provide mankind with Gods truth and illumination.
There are also, however, the devil and his angels who provide mankind deception with false illumination (Revelation 12:9), masquerading their false illumination as it were true illumination from God (2 Corinthians 11:14).

Revelation 12:9 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.

2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
 

JaumeJ

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Correct JaumeJ, Gods angels are His messangers and provide mankind with Gods truth and illumination.
There are also, however, the devil and his angels who provide mankind deception with false illumination (Revelation 12:9), masquerading their false illumination as it were true illumination from God (2 Corinthians 11:14).

Revelation 12:9 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.

2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
I believe over the past 70 years the Lord has actually spoken tome on perhaps four occasions, several more if we count the works He has graaced me to carry out. When our Father gives us something to understand, He assures us it is from Him. I am not unusual, nor are allwho believe, for all who believe know Jesus, Yeshua, is Lord by the same communication assurity. You and all who believe, once convinced of Jesus, Yeshua, cannot be fooled, not for long anyway. All love and blessings in our Svior, amen
 

Lanolin

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Wasnt it the founder of mormon church was convinced by an angel called moroni. And muhammed also communicated with angels. I suspect those angels were on the other team.
 

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Jesus got Himself out of the tomb. Angels didn't. :) Angels take on any form that God needs them to, be it animal, human, whatever. That is what the bible means by "entertaining angels unaware". And angels have no gender. They are not male, but they aren't female either.
Finally, somebody gets it. They are all ministering spirits, why would they need a gender? And yes, just because an angel appears a certain way does not mean that is their usual looks. Unless we want to worship them, which is not allowed, we need to quit speculating on them. I remember some appearing as chariots of fire (see 2 Kings 6:17). :cool:
 

louis

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I believe over the past 70 years the Lord has actually spoken tome on perhaps four occasions, several more if we count the works He has graaced me to carry out. When our Father gives us something to understand, He assures us it is from Him. I am not unusual, nor are allwho believe, for all who believe know Jesus, Yeshua, is Lord by the same communication assurity. You and all who believe, once convinced of Jesus, Yeshua, cannot be fooled, not for long anyway. All love and blessings in our Svior, amen
I believe the Lord speaks to all of us, including ubelievers daily. We just don't recognize it.
What we believe to be our own ID is in fact either the Lord providing us illumination, or it is the devil deceiving us.
When Sarah laughed at the Lord's statement that she would conceie, it was the devil within her saying to herself "Yeah right".

When the Lord comes like a thief in 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4, is when He comes and removes what is His current illumination from they who chose not to believe.
There will be two camps on earth then; one which will be blessed and greatly illumined, and the other in gross darkness (Isaiah 60:1-3).

1 Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.



Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.
 

Lanolin

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Jesus got Himself out of the tomb. Angels didn't. :) Angels take on any form that God needs them to, be it animal, human, whatever. That is what the bible means by "entertaining angels unaware". And angels have no gender. They are not male, but they aren't female either.
Would you say they are like...shapeshifters?
 

FollowHisSteps

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Would you say they are like...shapeshifters?
I agree. Angels appear like people, like when they visit Sodom and Gomorrah, they were accepted as men
visiting, to which the people of the city wanted to assault.
 

noblenut

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Lets talk about angels in the Bible...what are their roles and purpose.
And question...do they have wings?

It seems angels like to announce births...but they also do a bit of divine intervention in other ways, for example, Joseph did NOT divorce Mary after the angel gave him counsel.

They broke Peter out of jail and got Jesus out of the tomb.
They rescued Lot.
They showed John around heaven.
And many other amazing things....but why is it that we could entertain angels unawares? Are we humans amusing to them? What did Jesus mean when he said in heaven we will be as angels? Angels dont marry...are they neither male nor female..?
i believe the angel of the Lord was melchizedek, whom abraham paid homage to, he is also the one whom visits abraham with 2 other whom abraham refers to as Lord
 

JaumeJ

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Could it have been God in Three Persons…?