The word Angel in the Greek language simply means messenger. These Bible verses about angels will show you what angels are and how God uses angels even today. I have never seen an angel but I believe in them. They are not, like some believe, the spirits of people who have died before us. They are created beings that have freewill. The reason we know they have freewill is because Satan and 1/3 of the angels rebelled and became fallen angels also known as demons. There has been a lot of speculation concerning angels over the years and hopefully these Bible verses about angels will put to rest some of the speculation and myths concerning angels.
Bible Verses About Angels – Heavenly Angels and Fallen Angels.
Scripture verses about heavenly angels.
When Lot still hesitated, the angels seized his hand and the hands of his wife and two daughters and rushed them to safety outside the city, for the LORD was merciful.
As he slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven. And he saw the angels of God going up and down the stairway.
There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up.
Then the angel of God, who had been leading the people of Israel, moved to the rear of the camp. The pillar of cloud also moved from the front and stood behind them.
But God was angry that Balaam was going, so he sent the angel of the LORD to stand in the road to block his way. As Balaam and two servants were riding along,
The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said, “Mighty hero, the LORD is with you!”
The angel of the LORD appeared to Manoah’s wife and said, “Even though you have been unable to have children, you will soon become pregnant and give birth to a son.
2 Samuel 22:11
Mounted on a mighty angelic being, he flew, soaring on the wings of the wind.
2 Kings 1:3
But the angel of the LORD told Elijah, who was from Tishbe, “Go and confront the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them, ‘Is there no God in Israel? Why are you going to Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, to ask whether the king will recover?
For who in all of heaven can compare with the LORD? What mightiest angel is anything like the LORD?
For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.
Praise the LORD, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands.
Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise to the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! He sent his angel to rescue his servants who trusted in him. They defied the king’s command and were willing to die rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.
My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, for I have been found innocent in his sight. And I have not wronged you, Your Majesty.”
As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit.
[ The Escape to Egypt ] After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”
Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus.
For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father and will judge all people according to their deeds.
“Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father.
Don’t you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly?
The women ran quickly from the tomb. They were very frightened but also filled with great joy, and they rushed to give the disciples the angel’s message.
But an angel of the Lord came at night, opened the gates of the jail, and brought them out. Then he told them,
Suddenly, there was a bright light in the cell, and an angel of the Lord stood before Peter. The angel struck him on the side to awaken him and said, “Quick! Get up!” And the chains fell off his wrists.
1 Corinthians 6:3
Don’t you realize that we will judge angels? So you should surely be able to resolve ordinary disputes in this life.
Don’t let anyone condemn you by insisting on pious self-denial or the worship of angels, saying they have had visions about these things. Their sinful minds have made them proud,
This shows that the Son is far greater than the angels, just as the name God gave him is greater than their names.
Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!
Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders.
[ Job’s First Test ] One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the LORD, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them.
[ Cleansing for the High Priest ] Then the angel showed me Jeshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD. The Accuser, Satan, was there at the angel’s right hand, making accusations against Jeshua.
“Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him.’ ”
“Yes,” he told them, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!”
This dear woman, a daughter of Abraham, has been held in bondage by Satan for eighteen years. Isn’t it right that she be released, even on the Sabbath?”
Then Satan entered into Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve disciples,
The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out.
Then Peter said, “Ananias, why have you let Satan fill your heart? You lied to the Holy Spirit, and you kept some of the money for yourself.
to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
2 Corinthians 2:11
so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.
2 Corinthians 4:4
Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
2 Corinthians 11:14
But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
2 Thessalonians 2:9
This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles.
This great dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.
The angel threw him into the bottomless pit, which he then shut and locked so Satan could not deceive the nations anymore until the thousand years were finished. Afterward he must be released for a little while.
12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O shining star, son of the morning!
You have been thrown down to the earth, you who destroyed the nations of the world.
13 For you said to yourself, ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars.
I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north.
14 I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.’
And the demonic spirits gathered all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name Armageddon.
They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons.
1 Timothy 4:1
[ Warnings against False Teachers ] Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons.
You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. Good for you! Even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.
10 Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
As you can see in these Bible verses about angel,s that God’s messengers called angels, go about doing the bidding of God and deliver messages from God. On the other hand, Satan and his demons do the exact opposite. They steal, kill and destroy. They oppose the works and plans of God. Their eternal destiny has already been determined by their rebellion. They will spend eternity in the lake of fire. The angelic messengers of God however will be with us in heaven for all eternity.
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