Angels In Religion Back to Angels
At Angels & Ghosts, we believe that messengers or angels are all around us in spirit and
are most likely enlightened humans on the other side of the grave. However, we felt it
important for us to provide some basic understanding of what the christian religion teaches
about angels, as found in the bible. The following article by Michael Hunnam does a nice
job of explaining angels in religion:
The Angels - Our Invisible Spirit Hosts
by Michael Hunnam
"The Bible has much to say about an unseen world that is more real than the visible realm
we currently operate in - within 'fleshly tents' that we know of as 'our bodies.' This realm
comprises of a kingdom of light & of a kingdom of darkness that is constantly at battle. But
I wonder how many people realize the effects of this particular & unique realm on our
everyday, breathing, walking around lives?
This is a realm not seen by our physical eyes. Specifically, the kingdom of God is a
spiritual kingdom & not visible because God is not visible. Specifically, God is Himself,
Spirit. Jesus Christ Himself said of His own kingdom: "the kingdom of God is within you."
'Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. By faith
we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which
are seen were not made of things which are visible.' Heb. 11:1 & 3.
"'Then He (Jesus) will also say to those on the left hand, 'depart from Me, you cursed, into
the everlasting fire prepared for the devil & his angels:'" Matt 25:41
'For we do not wrestle against flesh & blood, but principalities, against powers, against the
rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly
places.' Eph. 6:12
In fact, the above scripture provides quite a snap-shot for us, highlighting the organized
nature of the invisible realm & the descending order of authority of specified invisible
beings with varying levels of responsibility. Beyond 'flesh & blood' we wrestle principalities,
powers, rulers & hosts of wickedness. To 'wrestle' means to fight by gripping & pushing at
times using special holds to force the opponent onto the mat.
Paul the Apostle had the experience many times of being gripped & pushed with special
holds. He knew first-hand of being 'on the mat.' He had been shipwrecked, stoned, beaten,
whipped, imprisoned, left for dead & incarcerated. So it is for every believer who will in their
lifetime see resistance that comes in the form of principalities & powers in the invisible
But just as there are principalities & powers, so too do the angels have archangels &
higher powers. In God's tremendous order, He uses the prayers of His on people to
restrain malevolent activity & to facilitate the activities of angelic powers to confront &
overcome spiritual hosts of wickedness.
This is demonstrated very clearly in the book of Daniel 10:10 -14 when Daniel's prayers
were initially resisted by an evil angel in the heavenlies whom was acting out his
assignment: to hold the captive Israelites from returning to their homeland. However,
Daniel's prayers were eventually ushered through, with the assistance of Michael, a ruling
'He raised me to my hands & knees & then said "Daniel, your God thinks very highly of
you, & he has sent me. So stand up & pay close attention." I stood trembling, while the
"Daniel, don't be afraid! God has listened to your prayers since the first day you humbly
asked for understanding, & he has sent me here. But the guardian angel of Persia has
withstood me for twenty-one days. Then Michael, who is one of the strongest guardian
angels, came to rescue me from the kings of Persia. Now I have come here to give you
another vision about what will happen to your people in the future.'"
This insightful passage highlights for us the powerful influence that angelic beings exercise
over national issues & the affairs of ordinary men. Noteworthy also is the premise of
imbibing God’s own people with visions. How amazing for us to realize that our earthly
struggles in the temporal realm are often a reflection of vigorous conflict in the heavenly,
How wonderful to know that the angels, our invisible hosts perpetuate a myriad ministry,
as, described in Ps. 103:20, 21 being service, facilitating his plans, to heed the voice of
God’s own as spoken through the believers on earth, to minister, to do His will.
'Praise the Lord, you angels of his, you mighty creatures who carry out divine plans,
listening for each & every command. Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels who serve
him & do his will! Ps. 103:20, 21.
A popular Psalm & prayer for protection & solace for many is Psalm 91 which offers much
comfort on the personal activity of guardian angels.
'For He orders His angels to protect you wherever you go.' Ps. 91:11
Angels known as Seraphim are declared in Isaiah 6:2. These are consistent in that
Seraphim glorify God, hover over the throne of God & supervise the worship in Heaven.
'Hovering around him were mighty Seraphim, each with six wings. With two wings they
covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with the remaining two they flew.'
Angels known as Cherubim appear as divine guards in the scriptures as in the case of the
Garden of Eden. They also appear in conjunction with the presence & departure of the
glory of God.
'He drove the man out, and at the east of the garden of Eden he stationed the cherubim
and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.' Gen.3:24
Jesus Christ Himself was in the presence of angels at His birth, at the forty-day fast, at His
betrayal, at the Resurrection, His Ascension to heaven, & His Second Coming. Satan
Himself was an angel whom fell into pride.
Angels escort & attend to believers into God's presence at death & also gather His own to
Christ at His marvellous return.
'The poor man died, and angels took him to the place of honor next to Abraham.' Luke 16:
Immediately present in our midst, the work & ministry of angels: free-willed spirit beings
who live eternally - possessors of superhuman intelligence & power functioning with infinite
purposes - are our everyday, invisible hosts - a constant & very present reality."
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