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5/13/2016 (3 years ago)
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Do angelic visitations really result in feathers left behind? Do they look like cherubs or are they fearful to behold?

When the word "angel" comes to mind, many immediately think of a light-skinned human with large, white wings and wearing a flowing white robe - but these images are not indicative of all angels.

What does the Bible say about angels (Pinterest)?

What does the Bible say about angels (Pinterest)?


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5/13/2016 (3 years ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Angels, Bible, Scripture, God, visitations

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Bible is an excellent source of information on everything from how to live our lives to King David's biography - but what does it have to say about angels?

There are several passages referencing angels and their many duties, physical forms and purposes.

So, how much do YOU know about angels?

God created the angels before the world.

God created the angels before the world (Pinterest).

Angels were created before anything else

Where were you when I laid the earth's foundations? ... to the joyful concert of the morning stars and unanimous acclaim of the sons of God? (Job 38:4,7)

There are more angels than man can ever understand.

There are more angels than man can ever understand (seconda metà XII sec., Basilica di San Marco, Venezia).

Humans are unable to comprehend the number of angels that exist

In my vision, I heard the sound of an immense number of angels gathered round the throne and the living creatures and the elders; there were ten thousand times ten thousand of them and thousands upon thousands (Revelation 5:11)

Angels have free will.

Angels have free will (Pieter Bruegel the Elder).

Some angels rebelled against God

How did you come to fall from the heavens, Daystar, son of Dawn? How did you come to be thrown to the ground, conqueror of nations? (Isaiah 14:12)

Angels are powerful.

Angels are powerful (Pinterest).

Angels hold power

That same night the angel of the Lord went out and struck down a hundred and eighty-five thousand men in the Assyrian camp. In the early morning when it was time to get up, there they lay, so many corpses. (2 Kings 19:35)

Angels will assist the Lord when it is time to separate the faithful from the lost.

Angels will assist the Lord when it is time to separate the faithful from the lost (Wikipedia).

In the end times, angels will sort the saved from the lost

The field is the world; the good seed is the subjects of the kingdom; the darnel, the subjects of the Evil One; the enemy who sowed it, the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; the reapers are the angels ... The Son of man will send his angels and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of falling and all who do evil, and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth. (Matthew 13:38-39, 41-42)

Angels were created, in part, to protect mankind.

Angels were created, in part, to protect mankind (Wikipedia).

Angels protect humans

My God sent his angel who sealed the lions' jaws; they did me no harm, since in his sight I am blameless; neither have I ever done you any wrong, Your Majesty. (Daniel 6:23)

Not all angels wear white robes and have white wings.

Not all angels wear white robes and have white wings (Leonardo da vinci).

Not all angels match the traditional white robes with white wings

I raised my eyes to look about me, and this is what I saw: A man dressed in linen, with a belt of pure gold round his waist: his body was like beryl, his face looked like lightning, his eyes were like fiery torches, his arms and his face had the gleam of burnished bronze, the sound of his voice was like the roar of a multitude. (Daniel 10: 5-6)

I raised my eyes, and there were two women appearing. The wind caught their wings -- they had wings like a stork's; they raised the barrel midway between earth and heaven. (Zechariah 5:9)

Angels come in both genders and of all shapes and sizes. They are powerful beings created to worship and serve God as well as to protect His children - us. If you have any angelic stories, please feel free to share them with us in the comments below.

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