What Bible Verses Describe Angels?
Angels are mysterious heavenly creatures that have been described differently in various scriptures written in the Bible. Depending on which Bible you choose to read, you may see varied descriptions. As a result, there are several bible verses that give us insights into angels.
The first angels mentioned in the bible are in Genesis 3:24 which mentions God stationed an angel with a fiery sword at the gates of Eden to guard the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden. It states “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the Garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”
The Bible mentions angels in association with divine guidance, protection and deliverance. Psalm 91:11 says “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.” The scripture refers to angelic protection that ensures you the provision of a safe journey and a successful outcome.
Angels are also mentioned in the bible in association with the presence of God. In Matthew 18:10 it states “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” Here, the scripture references the role of angels in watching over God’s people.
Revelation 5:11, amplifies the divine role of angels, as it states “And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.” This gives deep insight into the heavenly host of angels that surround the throne of God.
Psalm 104:4 acknowledges the presence of angels on earth as it states “Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire.” This scripture speaks to the ministry of angels that are present on earth, in creative works and in a number of ways that are beyond human comprehension.
Finally, we see in Joshua 5:13-15, the role of angels that appear to warriors for deliverance, as they are sent by God to ensure a successful mission. The scripture states “And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? And the captain of the Lord’s host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.”
Bible Verses about the Divine Role of Angels
The bible speaks to the divine role of angels, as divine guidance to ensure that God’s people can achieve their life purpose and be protected in whatever they set out to do. We see this in scriptures such as Genesis 19:1-22 where two angels appear as messengers of God and are sent to deliver Lot and his family from destruction. The bible also speaks of the presence of angels in Psalm 34:7 which states “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” Here we see the divine role of angels in providing supernatural protection and safety over God’s people.
In the book of Daniel, chapter 10, we again see the divine role of angels as Gabriel and Michael appear together to work together on a mission of deliverance from the hand of the prince of Persia. Gabriel addresses Daniel and states in Daniel 10:12-13, “Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.”
Bible Verses about the Role of Angels in Releasing God’s Power
The bible speaks to the releasing of God’s power through angels. In Luke 2:9-11 we see reference to the power of angels, as they appeared to shepherds announcing the good news of the birth of Jesus. It states “And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
In Psalm 103, we see an example of God’s power released through the angels as it states “Bless the Lord, O ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.” This speaks to the role of angels in responding to the will of God, which enables God’s power to be released and flow through them to his people.
Revelation 19 further states “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” Here we see reference to the role of angels in battle, as they are sent by God to help bring about his will and victory against the enemies of His people.
Bible Verses That Describe a Powerful Nation of Angels
The bible speaks to a powerful nation of angels whose purpose is to serve God in various capacities. We see some of these capacities in Psalm 103:20 which states “Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.” Here we see the angels obediently responding to the will of God, and performing their duties in service to Him.
We also see reference to angelic authority in Ephesians 1:20-21 which states “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come.” This speaks to the powerful authority that God has placed within the angels, and how they are used to bring about God’s will on earth.
Finally, in Isaiah 6:2-3, The heavenly host of angels are described in detail. It states “Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.” This scripture describes the presence of a powerful angelic host that cover the earth in its full glory.
Bible Verses that Comfort and Encourage
The bible speaks to the role of angels in comforting and encouraging the people of God in difficult moments. We see this in Hebrews 1:14 which states “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” We also see this in Matthew 18:10 which states “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” This speaks to the divine role of angels in reassuring God’s people, especially children, of His presence and protection.
The bible also speaks to the role of angels in providing hope and encouragement to those in despair. We see this in Psalm 91:11-12 which states “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.” This speaks to the comfort and assurance of God’s provision and protection through His angels.
Finally, the bible also speaks to the role of angels in providing comfort and strength to those who are weak and weary. We see this in Psalm 34:18 which states “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” Here we see the assurance of God’s angels being sent to provide strength and comfort to those in distress and despair.
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