Who is an angel?
An angel is a spiritual messenger created by God and assigned to minister to both God and his children.
They’re also called Ministering spirit.
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” Hebrews 1:14 (KJV)
They were created by God with precious stones but without physical bodies. They are higher spirit beings but subjected as our servant.
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
One of the benefits available to the believer by reason of the finished work on Calvary is the ministering spirits. The ministry of angels is one that is rarely talked about today, but beloved, there are angels on assignment on your behalf today.
The fact that the devil has bastardized this truth does not make it non-existent. Yes, many people do not understand the ministry of angels; some people even worship them, but beloved, they do exist. The Bible calls them ministering spirits sent to minister to us, the heirs of salvation.
The ministry of angels is still rampant today. I have heard cases of supernatural deliverance that you know only an angel could have completed. Some people have been rescued from very dangerous situations by an unknown person. By the time they turn around to inquire about the person, they discover that he has disappeared. Beloved, those are angels.
In Acts 12, we read the story of how an angel went to set Peter free. Peter had been bound and marked for execution, but while the saints prayed, God sent an angel who went into the prison, loosened his chains, and brought him out of the prison to the total amazement of even the disciples.
However, many angels are idle, not because there is nothing to do, but because we have refused to empower them. Angels will not respond to your whining and crying; they will not respond to your complaints either. Angels respond only to the word of God. Do you now see why all throughout the year I kept emphasizing the need to read the word, meditate on it, and declare it? When you declare the word, the angels are empowered to go and carry it out.
I don’t care how long your angels have been idle, you can engage them today by declaring the word of God.
They are not to be worshiped. Rev 19:10.
They existed before men.
They are spirit beings.
They are not limited by physical and natural conditions.
They appear and disappear at will.
They travel with unimaginable speed.
They have the power to turn into human beings so their presence can be visible to men. Gen. 19:13
There are different classes of angels and each class of angels has an order.
They carry out definite messages for God.
They are immortal.
They cannot die.
They cannot be consumed by fire.
They are like resurrected saints. Luke 20:34-35
They are very numerous. Heb 12:22-24
There are an innumerable number of angels.
Their creator (God) is described as the Lord of Host.
They are celestial beings.
They were created to serve God and men.
They live in an Estate in Heaven
And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Classification of Angels
According to 1Peter 3:22, and Ephesians 1: 20-21; angels are classified according to rank and activity. They don’t break ranks.
They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:
1. The Angel of the Lord
He has pardoning power to forgive.
He can retain transgression.
The name of God is in him. Exo.23:20-23
He has the capacity to lead a group of people. Exo. 32:34
His presence can go with people. Exo. 33:14
He can give rest. Isa. 63:9
2. The Arc Angels
Lucifer – The light bearer. Arch angel of the Father.
He was the head of the choir in the throne of God. He was so beautiful and efficient in service until iniquity was found in him and he rebelled against God. He eventually became Satan.
Michael – The Warrior. Arch angel of the son.
He was a warrior archangel who fought and defeated the devil. He led the host of heaven that defeated the prince of Persia so Daniel could receive the answers to his prayers; he also appeared as the guardian angel of Israel in Daniel 12:1 as well as disputing with the devil about the body of Moses in Jude 1:9.
Gabriel- The carrier of good news. Arch angel of the Holy Spirit.
He stands in the presence of God regularly and messages of high importance are usually handed over to him by God the Father (Luke 1:19, Daniel 8:16, Daniel 9:21).
3. The Elect angels
These are the angels who stood with God during Satan’s rebellion. 1 Timothy 5:21
Angels of the nations are guardian angels concerned with the welfare of nations. Daniel10:21
4. The Cherubims
They are high ranking angels connected with God’s retributive purpose. Genesis 3:28
They are also connected with redemptive purposes. Exodus 25:22
They represent creativity and perfection.
They minister with strength like the lion.
They minister with high intelligence like men.
They operate with high speed like the eagle.
They render service like the ox.
5. The Seraphims
Mentioned in Isaiah 6:2-4, they have burning love for God and mankind.
They are very obedient.
Their knowledge of the mysteries of Grace is limited. 1 Peter1:12
They are wise.
They are meek.
6. Personal guidance angels
From Hebrews 1:14 which says, “Therefore, angels are only servants–spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation “every child of God has a personal guidance angel. They follow us wherever we go and watch us whatever we do. However, they will not do anything until you instruct them on what to do. So if you have not been making full use of your personal guidance angel, you need to start sending them on errand NOW!
Lucifer led the rebellion against God. Isaiah 14:12-15
He used to be the most glorious of all angels.
After rebelling, he became Satan.
Satan and his cohorts rebelled against God and were sent out of heaven to become the rulers of the earth.
Maliciously hindering God’s purpose.
Destroying God’s creation. Revelations 9:11
Hating God and his creation.
Bringing God’s best creation (Man) down. Revelations 12:9
Releasing temptation to destroy and lead astray. Matthew 3:3
If you are a believer who is steadfast in the faith, you have the divine right to send your personal guidance angel on errand with the prayers below.
▪The angel assigned to me from heaven, locate me in Jesus name.
▪The angel attached to my life; begin to work for me in Jesus name.
▪The angel that distributes good things, assign my portion to me in Jesus name.
▪The angel of my destiny, visit me with the glory of the Father in Jesus name.
▪The angel ordained for me, fight my battles in Jesus name.
▪My divine angel, arise and repossess my occupied territories for me in Jesus name.
▪My angel from heaven, receive power and begin to function
▪May your guiding angel give you supernatural escort and security in Jesus name
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?
Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—
Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.
Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.”
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place.
Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.
For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.
For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship,
Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.
My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.”
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
“Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.
Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels?
1 Peter 1:12
It was revealed to them that they were serving not themselves but you, in the things that have now been announced to you through those who preached the good news to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven, things into which angels long to look.
For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said,
Then the woman came and told her husband, “A man of God came to me, and his appearance was like the appearance of the angel of God, very awesome. I did not ask him where he was from, and he did not tell me his name,
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.
2 Kings 6:17
Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried,
The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers,
And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”
1 Timothy 5:21
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality.
But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his hosts!
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,
When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back,
Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,
Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last.
Of the angels he says, “He makes his angels winds, and his ministers a flame of fire.”
And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”
For it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
While I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the first, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice.
“You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you.
But he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
You who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.”
For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
So that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.”
Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.
2 Kings 19:35
And that night the angel of the Lord went out and struck down 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians. And when people arose early in the morning, behold, these were all dead bodies.
2 Samuel 14:17
And your servant thought, ‘The word of my lord the king will set me at rest,’ for my lord the king is like the angel of God to discern good and evil. The Lord your God be with you!”
He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
2 Thessalonians 1:7
And to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels
A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.
Then the angel of God who was going before the host of Israel moved and went behind them, and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them,
1 Peter 3:22
Who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
And said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his legs like pillars of fire. He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land, and called out with a loud voice, like a lion roaring. When he called out, the seven thunders sounded. And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down.” And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven …
2 Peter 2:4
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;
For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution,
And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”
And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah was troubled when he saw him, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great before the Lord. And he must not drink wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb. …
So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous
2 Samuel 24:16
And when the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, “It is enough; now stay your hand.” And the angel of the Lord was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
2 Samuel 14:20
In order to change the course of things your servant Joab did this. But my lord has wisdom like the wisdom of the angel of God to know all things that are on the earth.”
And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, two women coming forward! The wind was in their wings. They had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and heaven.
2 Chronicles 3:7-14
So he lined the house with gold—its beams, its thresholds, its walls, and its doors—and he carved cherubim on the walls. And he made the Most Holy Place. Its length, corresponding to the breadth of the house, was twenty cubits, and its breadth was twenty cubits. He overlaid it with 600 talents of fine gold. The weight of gold for the nails was fifty shekels. And he overlaid the upper chambers with gold. In the Most Holy Place he made two cherubim of wood and overlaid them with gold. The wings of the cherubim together extended twenty cubits: one wing of the one, of five cubits, touched the wall of the house, and its other wing, of five cubits, touched the wing of the other cherub; …
1 Chronicles 21:15
And God sent the angel to Jerusalem to destroy it, but as he was about to destroy it, the Lord saw, and he relented from the calamity. And he said to the angel who was working destruction, “It is enough; now stay your hand.” And the angel of the Lord was standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
He makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire.
Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.
The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur.
And to which of the angels has he ever said, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
And the angel of the Lord said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but speak only the word that I tell you.” So Balaam went on with the princes of Balak.
I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”
I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me,
Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!”
2 Peter 2:11
Whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord.
And said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven.”
And “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. …
And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia,
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them; in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
Let them be like chaff before the wind, with the angel of the Lord driving them away!
But those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage,
You were an anointed guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you. In the abundance of your trade you were filled with violence in your midst, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God, and I destroyed you, O guardian cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.
Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.
It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones,
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