Angels are created beings and they have (or had in the distant past) free-will….. some of them chose to follow satan in his rebellion against GOD (2 Peter 2:4, Matthew 25:41).
They are spirits but can appear to men in various ways (sometimes they appear as “not completely human…. probably they glow or have non-human powers” (Luke 2:15) and sometimes they appear completely human (Hebrews 13:2)).
The Angel of the LORD… was not an “ordinary” angel….. but an appearance of Jesus Christ in “angel-like” (glowing with superhuman abilities) form in the Old Testament …. in Judges 13:18 , He said His name was “Wonderful”… which is one of the names ascribed to Jesus in Isaiah 9:6… other appearances of Jesus in “superhuman” form (Daniel 3:25, Judges 2:1 – 4, Judges 6:11 – 24, Judges 13:6 – 23)…
In our human state, angels are much more powerful than we are (Psalms 8:5, Matthew 13:39, 2 Peter 2:11, Revelation 7:2, Revelation 9:15, Revelation 12:7- 9, 2 Samuel 24:16 – 17)
But apparently, our ultimate destiny is higher than theirs (Hebrews 2:7 – 9, 1 Corinthians 6:3)
Angels are assigned to churches, nations and individuals (Revelation 3:14, Daniel 10:13, Matthew 18:10)…. in the case of nations, satan assigns his evil angels (evil angels are called demons) to influence them… in the case of Israel, GOD sent Michael, an archangel (very powerful) to protect and guide them… the above Scripture gives us an insight into the angelic war that is being fought constantly.
The angels (and demons) can observe everything that we do…. (1 Corinthians 4:9, Ephesians 3:10)
Despite their great power and authority, God uses them to look after us Christians, “the heirs of salvation and children of God”…. ensuring our physical safety and well-being…. and this care begins in infancy and extends throughout our lives (1 Kings 19:5, Psalms 34:7, Psalms 91:11, Daniel 6:22, Mathew 2:13, Matthew 4:11, Matthew 18:10, Hebrews 1:14)
We are forbidden to worship them (Revelation 22:8 -9)
Prayer for today:
Loving Heavenly Father, thank you for caring so much about us that you rescued us from evil (when the fallen angels have no such option).
Thank you for the gift of your Son, to be our saviour, lord, friend and guide…. grant that we may overcome the world, the flesh and the devil through your Holy Spirit… and be pleasing in your sight… both now and forevermore. Amen.
WARNING: In our “technological” age…. it is thought that the ancient humans were visited by “aliens” posessing superior technology that they did not understand…. therefore good and evil are reduced to impersonal concepts or “forces”…. the aliens are “gods” only because they have the technology and they “manipulated” ancient humans easily…. this FAIRY TALE (concocted out of human pride and arrogance started with satan) makes a mockery of both the Bible record, the Way of Salvation and even the Holiness of GOD….. the program “Ancient Aliens” that airs on the History Channel asks lots of questions which nobody can answer and the whole purpose of it is to cast DOUBT on the Word of God….. and cause people to QUESTION their FAITH in GOD and His revealed plan for mankind.