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Elohim, having of old spoken in many portions and many ways to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by the Son, whom He has appointed heir of all, through whom also He made the ages, who being the brightness of the esteem and the exact representation of His substance, and sustaining all by the word of His power, having made a cleansing of our sins through Himself, sat down at the right hand of the Greatness on high, having become so much better than the messengers, as He has inherited a more excellent Name than them.
For to which of the messengers did He ever say, "You are My Son, today I have brought You forth"? And again, "I shall be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son"?
And when He again brings the first-born into the world, He says, "Let all the messengers of Elohim do reverence to Him."
And of the messengers indeed He says, ". who is making His messengers spirits and His servants a flame of fire."  Hebrews 1:1-7.

This passage of scripture reveals part of the life and ministry of Jesus. It also says that there are spirit beings who worship and reverence Him and who have definite and specific tasks today. Part of their duties includes looking after us!
Angels are real! Many other people and I have seen some on occasions, not that we go looking for them in that sense which that is foolhardy, but they are real nevertheless.
Angels are not necessarily beings with wings wearing halos on their heads. It times they look like ordinary human beings and the bible says that we could come across their paths without even knowing it. See Hebrews 13:2. This page is designed to give you a scriptural listing of angels so that you will be better informed and able to conduct your own research into the topics of angelology and demonology, found elsewhere on this web site.

When studying the topic of angels, it is imperative that we do not place too much emphasis on them or give them more than their due. I say this because in some places people who profess to be Christians all but worship them. They address prayers to the saints, to angels and to other human beings such as Jesus' mother, Mary. She is a wonderful woman but is nevertheless a woman and although the mother of Jesus, was just as much a woman as your own mother and my own mother. Please give these people their rightful due, but do not worship them or pray to them as this is contrary to the word of God.
In this light, angels are truly wonderful beings, who need to be respected and treated with absolute respect and courtesy, but are not and never will be deity.  

Their role is very important. In fact the bible makes at least 273 references to angles in some 34 books.

The following lists share pertinent information about them.

Comments Scripture references
 All angels were created by God Genesis 2:1; Nehemiah 9:6; Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16
They report directly to God Job 1:6; 2:1
They are spirit beings Psalm 104:4; Hebrews 1:7, 14
They were created to live forever Revelation 4:8
They were present at the creation of the world Job 38:1-7
Their purpose is to glorify God Revelation 4:8
They are usually invisible beings Romans 1:18-32; Colossians 2:18; Revelation 19:10; 22:9
They are innumerable Deut. 33:2; Ps 68:17; Daniel 7:9-10; Matthew 26:53; Hebrews 12:22; Rev. 5:11
They possess intelligence Daniel 9:21-22; 10:14; Revelation 19:10; 22:8-9
They possess will Isaiah 14:12-15; Jude 6
They display joy Job 38:7; Luke 2:13
They display desire

1 Peter 1:12

They are stronger than men.

Psalm 103:20; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; 2 Pet. 2:11

They are more intelligent than men Daniel 9:21-22; 10:14
They are swifter than men Daniel 9:21; Revelation 14:6
They do not marry Matthew 22:30
Some angels help human beings

Hebrews 1:14

Some angels harm human beings Mark 5:1-5
They are not omnipresent Daniel 10:12
They are not omnipotent Daniel 10:13; Jude 9
They are not omniscient Matthew 24:36
Some are cherubim

Ezekiel 1:1-28; 10:20

Some are seraphim Isaiah 6:1-8
The majority remained true to God Revelation 5:11-12

They proclaimed the birth of Jesus

Luke 2:10-14
They will join all believers in the heavenly Jerusalem
Hebrews 12:22-23

Angels possess names or titles that reflect their nature, character or appointment. The following is a general purpose list.

Name or Title Characteristics or function Scripture references
Ministers Religious virtues and spiritual service Psalm 103:20-21; 104:4
Host Military role and function

 Genesis 32:1-2; Joshua 5:14; 1 Samuel 17:45; Psalm 89:8

Chariots Swiftness 2 Kings 6:16-17; Psalm 68:17; Zechariah 6:5
Watchers Supervisors or agents Daniel 4:13-17
Sons of the Mighty Strength and power Psalm 29:1; 89:6
Sons of God Genesis 6:2-4; Job 1:6, 2:1; 38:7
Holy Ones and Saints Separation, dedication and total commitment to God Psalm 89:7; Daniel 8:13
Stars Their numbers and brilliance Job 38:7; Psalm 148:2-3: Revelation 12:3-4

The following depicts some of their actions or activities.

Angels worship God 1 Kings 22:19; Psalm 29:1-2; Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8, 19:4
They observe the people of God  Luke 12:8-9; 15:10; 1 Corinthians 4:9; 11:10; Ephesians 3:10; 1 Timothy 5:21; 1 Pet. 1:12
They inquire into the prophetical plan of God Daniel 12:5-6
They perform the will of God Psalm 104:4; Daniel 7:10
They witness the wrath of God Revelation 14:10
They rejoice in God's work of creation Job 38:7; Revelation 4:11
They rejoice in God's work of redemption 1 Timothy 3:16; Revelation 5:11-12
Their ministry to individual people Angels execute the judgement of God Angels in the book of Revelation Miscellaneous references Their ministry to Jesus

The names of angels


Gabriel's name appears often in scripture.  He is a mighty, majestic and powerful being of very high ranking. The table below lists his appearances in scripture.

He explained the vision of the ram and goat battle to Daniel

Daniel 8:16

He explained the 70 weeks to Daniel

Daniel 9:21-27

He assured Joseph of Mary’s purity

Matthew 1:20

He warned Joseph of Herod's plot

Matthew 2:13

He told Joseph about the death of Herod

Matthew 2:19-20
He rolled the stone away from the tomb of Jesus Matthew 28:2
He spoke about the birth of John the Baptist to Zacharias Luke 1:13
He spoke of the birth of Jesus to Mary Luke 1:26
He announced Jesus' birth to the shepherds Luke 2:9-14 
He strengthened Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane Luke 22:43
He set the apostles free in the prison Acts 5:19
He sent Philip into the desert at Gaza to speak to the Eunuch Acts 8:26
He told Cornelius to send for Peter Acts 10:3
He set Peter free from prison Acts 12:7
He took Herod's life for blasphemy Acts 12:23
He reassured Paul on board ship in the middle of the storm Acts 27:23
He will sound the trumpet at the rapture 1 Thessalonians 4:16


Michael is also a powerful angel.
I share four appearances in the bible, each of which indicates that he is a warrior of the highest order.

He helped a lesser-ranked angel get through to answer Daniel’s prayer

Daniel 10:13-21

He will stand up for Israel during the Tribulation

Daniel 12:1

He disputed with Satan concerning the dead body of Moses

Jude 9

He fights against Satan in the heavenlies

Revelation 12:7

The angel of the Lord:

In the Old Testament, people had encounters with The Angel Of The LORD. I sometimes think that the being they met was in fact, Jesus Himself. One significant and seemingly common experience was the reaction these people had when they saw this angel. We see reference to how the person fell down in fear, needing reassurance that all was well. They fearfully said in essence, I just saw God, wondering how they lived!
I have had a couple of experiences along these lines and assure you that it is indeed an awesome thing.
The following is a list of ten such recorded encounters.

The angel wrestled with Jacob

Genesis 32:24-30

He redeemed Jacob from all evil

Genesis 48:16

He spoke to Moses from the burning bush

Exodus 3:2

He protected Israel at the Red Sea

Exodus 14:19

He prepared Israel for the Promised Land

Exodus 23:20-23; Isaiah 63:9; 1 Corinthians 10:1-4

He commissioned Gideon

Judges 6:11-12

He ministered to Elijah

1 Kings 19:7
He took over from Joshua and encouraged him Joshua 5:13-15
He saved Jerusalem Isaiah 37:36
He preserved the three Hebrews Daniel 3:25

Psalm 91:

In closing, I share a wonderful psalm with you that is God's commitment to you. It is His promise to protect you, care for you, shelter you and provide all that is necessary for your welfare and future.
I hope that you have been blessed and encouraged during your visit with us and, if you do not yet know what it is like to enjoy the remarkably wonderful relationship with God that I share on this web site, then please make a decision today. Right now, ask God to word the miracle you need in your life and invite Jesus into your life. He knows what is in your heart, so tell Him about it and accept the free gift of salvation today.

Whoever lives under the shelter of the Most High will remain in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD, "You are my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust." He is the one who will rescue you from hunters' traps and from deadly plagues. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge. His truth is your shield and armor. 

 You do not need to fear terrors of the night, arrows that fly during the day, plagues that roam the dark, epidemics that strike at noon. They will not come near you, even though a thousand may fall dead beside you or ten thousand at your right side.
You only have to look with your eyes to see the punishment of wicked people.
You, O Lord, are my refuge! You have made the Most High your home. 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.
They will carry you in their hands so that you never hit your foot against a rock.
You will step on lions and cobras. You will trample young lions and snakes.
Because you love me, I will rescue you.
I will protect you because you know my name.
When you call to me, I will answer you.
I will be with you when you are in trouble.
I will save you and honor you.
I will satisfy you with a long life.
I will show you how I will save you.

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