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Monday, November 2, 2009

What is an angel?

What is an angel?

Both the Hebrew mal·´akh´ and the Greek ag´ge·los literally mean “messenger.” When spirit messengers are indicated, the words are translated “angels,” but if the reference definitely is to humans, the rendering is “messengers.” (Ge 16:7; 32:3; Jas 2:25; Re 22:8;) Whether human or angelic messengers are meant can be determined by the context. At Isaiah 63:9, for example, God’s “personal messenger” is evidently his angel since this messenger saved the Israelites. (Also see Ex 14:19, 20)

Angels are sometimes termed as spirits. Spirits are invisible and powerful and they make their abode “in the heavens.” (Mr 12:25; 1Co 15:44, 50) They are also termed “sons of the true God,” “morning stars,” and “holy myriads” (or “holy ones”).—Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7; De 33:2.

For more, see:

Angels - Who They Are

The Truth About Angels

Angels How They Affect Us

How Angels Can Help You

Do Humans Become Angels When They Die?

Spirit Creatures How They Affect Us

What Can Angels Do for You?

Does God Take Children to Become Angels in Heaven?

Do You Have a Guardian Angel?

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