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What are angels and what do they do?


Thank you for your question. Angels deal with some of the most important subjects you could possibly deal with. I hope that this brief answer will help satisfy some of your curiosity, but also help you to understand God better, and how you should respond to Him in your life.

The Bible doesn’t tell us too much about angels, but here are a few of the things it does say, with references from the Bible:

- Angels were created by God (Colossians 1:16)

- Angels were present at the creation of the world (Job 38:4-7)

- Angels don’t marry (Luke 20:35-36)

- The Devil used to be an angel, before rebelling against God and being thrown out of heaven (Isaiah 14:12-14)

- The angels rejoice when someone puts their faith in Jesus (Luke 15:10)

- Angels are not to be worshipped (Revelation 19:10, 22:9)

- The angels are God’s servants, obeying His call to help God’s people (Psalm 103:20 and Hebrews 1:14)

Angels are clearly not exactly the same as humans as we can’t always see them - they dwell in a different realm to us - but they can also appear to us from time to time. The Bible is full of people to whom angels appeared, and they primarily came to give messages from God to those people. Hebrews 13:2 even suggests that we too might meet an angel not knowing that is what they are.

The Bible doesn’t call us to be too interested in exactly what it is that angels do for us, but we can be sure they are there, and one day we may well look back and understand a bit better how they were helping us along the way and be grateful for the support they provided.

So, I ask you - do you know for sure that you will one day end up in heaven? If you don’t have this assurance, I urge you to cry out to Jesus to take your sin away, and give yourself to Him as the only one who can give you the gift of eternal life - it will be the best decision you could ever make in this life. If you want to know more about what Jesus has done for you please watch the video on the main part of our site: Watch the video

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