Angels Among Us
“No harm will come to you. No sickness will come near your house. He will put his angels in charge of you to protect you in all your ways.”Psalm 91:10-11 (GW)
There are angels among us today. Why are they here? What purpose do they serve?
Angels are busy spiritual beings, not of our natural plane of existence:
- They’re messengers from God
- They Protect Believers.
- They transition people to Heaven
- Most importantly, they give praise to God.
The popularity of angels is evident each year as they are described in books and songs or portrayed in movies. Beyond captivating cultural interest, angels are real beings with supernatural power and a supernatural purpose.
This week, we’re exploring a number of perspectives and views on the roles angels play in our lives, including the following excellent article from Christian writer Mary Fairchild. This was originally published on 7/2/2020 at Learn Religions.
21 Fascinating Facts About Angels
What do angels look like? Why were they created? And what do angels do? Humans have always held a fascination for angels and angelic beings. For centuries artists have tried to capture images of angels on canvas.
It may surprise you to know that the Bible describes angels nothing at all like they are typically depicted in paintings. (You know, those cute little chubby babies with wings?) A passage in Ezekiel 1:1-28 gives a brilliant description of angels as four-winged creatures. In Ezekiel 10:20, we are told these angels are called cherubim.
Most angels in the Bible have the appearance and form of a man. Many of them have wings, but not all. Some are larger than life. Others have multiple faces that appear like a man from one angle, and a lion, ox, or eagle from another angle. Some angels are bright, shining, and fiery, while others look like ordinary humans. Some angels are invisible, yet their presence is felt, and their voice is heard.
Angels are mentioned 273 times in the Bible. Although we won’t look at every instance, this study will offer a comprehensive look at what the Bible says about these fascinating creatures. Here are 21 fascinating facts about angels in our lives:
May God continuously lead your path.