God’s Holy Angels
Everything about angels is an eternal revelation.
Angels are holy, glorious, powerful, awesome beings.
They were created in eternity past.
They will live for eternity, including the fallen angels.
Their ages are unknown. Yet, many if not most angels look like young men (Mark 16:5).
Angels are spirit beings, just like God (John 4:24, Hebrews 1:14).
They are made from God’s glory.
The glory of God flows and emanates from them.
God’s divine power radiates from them.
When humans encounter them, man usually falls on their face because of the glory.
Angels are beautiful beyond description.
Their eyes are like flames of fire.
Their countenance shines with a brilliance from the presence of God.
Their skin is like burnished brass from the glory of God.
There are five classifications of angels.
The number of angels in every class is unknown.
There are likely billions upon billions, even tens of billions of angels, or more.
Every angel has distinctive features, just like humans.
Some classifications of angels are indescribable in their appearance and look (Ezekiel 1, Revelation 4:6-8).
Most ministering angels are eight to ten feet tall or taller. They have a head, body, arms and legs. They have specific facial features that distinguish them. They have names. They wear clothing.
Angels are in the likeness of God. God is Spirit, so both angels and saints are spirit beings (John 4:24).
They are always serving God, with joy and gladness.
Their power and strength is immeasurable.
Their wisdom is unfathomable.
Their intelligence is staggering.
They never have to sleep or rest.
Angels speak, communicate, listen, understand and much more.
It is likely that God communicates with all the angels, all the time.
God has appointed angels for every child on earth. Those angels always see the face of Jesus’ Father.
Angels can communicate with other angels, no matter where they are.
They can communicate with multiple angels at once.
They can travel at very high rates of speed. They likely can travel at the speed of light.
Angels have their own heavenly language that humans do not understand.
They also very likely know and are fluent in all 7,102 earthly languages – and the languages that humans do not know exist.
Angels keep very detailed and meticulous records of what saints are doing on the earth. They record such things as saints’ works, prayers, spiritual growth, character development and more.
Angels: Servants of God
Angels are servants of God (Revelation 22:9).
In addition to serving God directly, they serve and minister to the saints, the children of God (Hebrews 1:14).
Every child in the world has angels who always see the face of Jesus’ Father in heaven (Matthew 18:10).
The number of angels God has appointed for every child is unknown. We just know it is more than one. It could be two, three, a million or more.
Angels desire to look into the things of salvation (1 Peter 1:12). They learn about God’s love by watching God’s dealings with humans, especially how He saves man.
When a child of God leaves the earth, angels come to the earth and take the saint to heaven (Luke 16:22). They likely take them in chariots of fire through the first two heavens into the third heaven, God’s home.
Angels are continually doing God’s work.
They serve God with joy and gladness. They are happy and always praising God.
Their work is done thoroughly, properly, and with the highest degree of excellence.
When one sinner on earth repents, there is joy in the presence of the angels. Based on Jesus’ words, it could be there is joy in the presence of all the angels.
In heaven there are billions upon billions of homes and likely countless other buildings, including places of worship, record rooms, store houses and more.
Angels make the homes and likely the buildings.
It is estimated that there are 30 to 40 billion saints in heaven. God is so giving and loving he has given them homes according to their taste. Many also have homes in the country.
Sons of God (Genesis 6:2)
Sons of the Mighty (Psalm 89:6)
Congregation of the Mighty (Psalm 82).
The hosts, or armies (Psalm 103:21).
They are ministers. They minister to the Lord (Psalm 103:21).
The elect (1 Timothy 5:21).
Angels are spirit beings. They are ministering spirits (Hebrews 1:14). They minister to and serve God. They minister for and serve humans.
Angels are “watchers“ (Daniel 4:13). As spirit beings, they do not have a soul. They learn about and understand God’s love by watching human beings and the church, the saints (Ephesians 3:10).
They desire to look into the things of salvation (1 Peter 1:12).
They have much knowledge but not full knowledge (Matthew 24:36).
Born again believers have a higher position than angels.
Unbelievers have a lower position than angels (Hebrews 2:9).
Saints will one day judge angels (1 Corinthians 6:3).
It could be that angels are in the likeness of God but not the image of God. For example, many if not most ministering angels have a head, face, body, arms and legs, etc., just like God. Cherubim “had the likeness of a man,” meaning that they also have a body (Ezekiel 1:5).
Angels have the nature of Jesus Christ.
It could be that they have the fruit of the Holy Spirit in fullness: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).
This website contains brief summaries of the five divisions of angels.