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Top 7 Angel Facts Straight from the Bible

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.

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?

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.


By Kenya Sinclair

 










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  1. Tom Rafferty Reply

    “Angel facts” You have to be joking. Please tell us how you, and the Catholic Church verifies that, indeed these supposed creatures are real. Oh, no fairsy by using scripture.

    1. Soldier in Christ Reply

      It must be true then that one lacks Faith if one cannot believe in God’s written word. Jesus once said, ‘Blessed are those who believe and have not seen’ (John 20:29). If one does not believe in God’s words, perhaps there is some information one holds close to his heart that is blocking him from the truth and thus believing in lies.

      1. Tom Rafferty Reply

        1) Christianity: ‘Blessed are those who believe and have not seen’ (John 20:29).

        2) Science: Accept claims only with sufficient supporting evidence.

        For most of my life, I lived under 1). Then, I educated myself under 2). My life is so much better now, as I strive to understand reality as it is, not as I wish it to be. I encourage you to change how you are dealing with reality, as all religion is delusional from humanity’s ignorant past.

  2. Dina Khader Reply

    One day I was sleeping on the couch and my daughter try to wake me I opened my eyes I really saw Angel stand next her just few scounds and I saw he ware golden linen all fill with Red Crosses and he have lighting face and his hair light golden color so beautiful I believe strongly the Angel are around us to protect us

  3. Lucille Velasco Reply

    I do believe in angels. In fact my guardian angel’s name is Bracquel I found it out from the book of angel’s everyday I prayed for his assistance to guide and to protect my children and I from every evil and danger and there was one time when I look outside the car window a saw a white a shroud and I know deep in my heart that it was my guardian angel. God assigned an angel for each and everyone of us believe that.

  4. Eduardo V. Enriquez Reply

    Good day to all, what I would share to all of you maybe impossible to believe but it’s up to you to believe it or not. It was one cloudy day at school I was in grade 2 and 7 or 8 years of age the only student standing near the window of our art class. When sunddenly someone or something called my name in silence like telephaty, I immediately look in the cloudy skies above. it was mid afternoon so the sun was hidden at the back of the clouds. Then suddenly a tiny golden bright round light appeared in the clouds and I thought it was the sun’s rays piercing through the gray to dark gray clouds but what I observe was if it’s the sun’s ray the light should have been longer like a flashligh or a beam of light. So amaze with I am seeing I starred on it never leaving it off my sight then the round light grew bigger and bigger for a minute then after a minute more the big round golden shape appeared to form three undefined images. Staring for a minute more the shape revealed itself to me, three distinct image that I will never forget for the rest of my life and to the end. Two female angels walking side by side with the Lord Jesus Christ at the center brilliantly glowing in golden light. The Lord Jesus has a halo on his head and wearing the usual attire, hair shoulder length and wearing a sandal like slipper. The three image face was blurred but what is distinct are the outlined of the three image for it was outlined in fiery gold. I shouted at the calling my teacher Mam mam pls look so I was so excited to let see what I am seeing but when we look back at the clouds the image was gone. I was wondering if that apparition or experience was meant for me only. Thanks and God Bless to all. I am now 53 years old.

  5. rebecca Reply

    i do believe in angels and ask for their protection and guidance every single day. i have had several miracles and guidance in my life from the angels and i cant imagine life without the angels. knowing they are around and always ready to help when needed is very comforting. I give the Glory and Honor back to God for the wonderful gift of angels.

  6. Rey Reply

    I believe in Angel

  7. Tezzza Reply

    In mid 2000 I had made a choice to turn my life around after living all my life with mental health issues and drug use Even my poor mother did not love me. Where does that leave a child? One doesn’t know til u look back at where you’ Ve come from.
    I did not believe in God. One night I had put my daughter to bed and went outside and bagan crying and looked to the sky and from my heart I said ‘ if u are real God I need your help ‘ and went to say why and at that time I was in a real bad way. Love for my daughter was my strength to carry on. Then these dreams start to take place and I would wake wondering what was going there – for example episodes or events that took place in my childhood that one body ever knew about but we’re so clear and accurate yet had never thought about those things until the dreams reminded. Other dreams were so clear and they were nearly always like scene or a play of some kind. Yet I had no idea that God was behind this. This is when I realised the dreams came from God. One night in a dream there were all these bad horrible things happening like women and men drinking alcohol and seemed like no order and and it even looked dirty and filthy. Men where doing terrible thing to children and the women did not care. The dream then showed men cooking and eating the fresh of these children and then throwing their bones to the dogs. I did not recall the dream upon waking, but around midday the next when I was mowing the lawn the dream I just described came to me and in this dream it was spoken ‘ what do you think it was like before Jesus came to earth’ . It was that very moment I said to my self Its God doing the dreams. I then realised that yes God is real. All I could think was WOW multiplied by 1000 times. I firmly believe this was now the start of my healing. the process of healing felt very hard. It was like I live in hell and the healing was hell with God unwinding all that was imprinted on my mind.

    About the Holy Angels in my life.

    Over a number of months in these visions I was told that I have two Holy Angels that look after me and their names are Mario and Lucinda.

    I am now 53 years of age and am physically and mentally strong thanks to God considering i thought I would have died. But the love for my daughter and God’s help I am hear now and helping people in my community with their health issues.

    God has told me other thing through my Holy Angels as well. Would love to tell the visionswhete I am hovering above a mountain in the shape of a lion head and its mouth was open and its teeth shattered and broken.

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