Created by God
by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on
earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities
or powers. All things were created through Him and by
alone are the LORD.... The host of heaven worships You."
"Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name
which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and those
under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
all the angels of God worship Him."
the LORD, you His angels, who excel in strength, who do
His word, heeding the voice of His word. "Bless
the LORD, all you His hosts, you ministers of His, who do
"... there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the
door..." Matthew 28:2
Sent by God to
communicate His message
"I heard a man’s voice... who called, and said, 'Gabriel, make
this man understand the vision.' So he came near where I stood,
and when he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but
he said to me, 'Understand, son of man, that the vision refers
to the time of the end.'"
"...Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being
caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening
offering. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, '0
Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand.
At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and
I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore
consider the matter, and understand the vision..."
said to me, 'O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words
that I speak to you and stand upright, for I have now been
sent to you.' While he was speaking this word to me, I stood
angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zacharias, for your prayer is
heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall
call his name John."
roles, ranks & kinds
"Above it stood
seraphim; each one had six wings:
with two he covered his face, with two he covered
his feet, and with two he flew."
"For I am persuaded that neither death nor
life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor
things present nor things to come,"
"Then comes the end, when He delivers the
kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to
all rule and all authority and power."
"For by Him all things were created that are in
heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for
"For the Lord Himself will descend from
heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel,
and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ
will rise first."
Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when
he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said,
'The Lord rebuke you!'"
"And war broke out in heaven:
Michael and his
angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and
his angels fought,."
strength, numbers and character
"Bless the LORD, you His angels, Who
strength, who do His word, Heeding the voice of His
"When the Son of Man comes in His glory,
and all the holy angels with Him..."
"But you have come to Mount Zion and to the
city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels,"
"I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus
Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things
1 Timothy 5:21
coming of the promised Messiah/Savor
behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son,
and shall call His name JESUS."
"...behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream,
saying, 'Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you
Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the
Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call
His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”
angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good
tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born
you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in
swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream,
saying, 'Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to
Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word...."
angel answered and said to him, 'I am Gabriel, who
stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you
and bring you these glad tidings."
angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise
and go toward the south along the road which goes down from
Jerusalem to Gaza.'"
there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I
belong and whom I serve."
sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John..."
"The angel of the LORD encamps all around those
who fear Him, And delivers them."
not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those
who will inherit salvation?"
angel answered and said to the women, 'Do not be afraid, for I
know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for
risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go
quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead...." Matthew 28:5-7
"... suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, 'Arise
1 Kings 19:5
"...the beggar died, and was
carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom."
angel of the Lord stood by Him, and a light shone in
the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up,
saying, 'Arise quickly!' And his chains fell off his
hands. Then the angel said to him, 'Gird yourself and tie on your
sandals;' and so he did. And he said to him, 'Put on your garment
and follow me.' So he went out and followed him, and did not know
that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing
a vision. When they were past the first and the second guard posts,
they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to
them of its own accord; and they went out and went down one street,
and immediately the angel departed from him. And when
Peter had come to himself, he said, 'Now I know for certain that
the Lord has sent His angel, and has delivered me from the hand
"For He shall give His angels charge over
you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands
they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot
against a stone."
"My God sent His angel and shut the lions’
mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I was
found innocent before Him; and also, 0 king, I have
done no wrong before you.”
“Take heed that you do not despise one of
these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their
angels always see the face of My Father who is in
judgments and purposes
whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful
generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He
comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”
"...the angel of the LORD went out, and killed in the camp of
the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand...."
2 Kings 19:35
immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not
give glory to God."
I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels,
'Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth."
the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and
every transgression and disobedience received a just reward,"
He said to him, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you
shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and
descending upon the Son of Man.”
Praise God for
His mighty wonders
"Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!"
one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of
hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!”
suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host
praising God and saying: 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth
peace, goodwill toward men!'"
and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the
living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten
thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying
with a loud voice: 'Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive
power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory
"All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four
living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and
worshiped God, saying: 'Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God
forever and ever."
Jesus -- and subject to Him
the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to
"...who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God,
angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to
"Or do you think that I cannot now pray to
My Father, and He will provide Me with more than
twelve legions of angels?"
accompany Jesus when He returns
"For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with
His angels, and then He will reward each according to his
Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with
Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory."
give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is
revealed from heaven with His mighty angels."
2 Thessalonians 1:7
hidden truths through the Church
make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the
beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things
through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom
of God might be made known by the church to the
principalities and powers in the heavenly places..."
"... great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh,
justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached
among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory."
I Timothy 3:16
them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things
which now have been reported to you through those
who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy
Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire
to look into."
1 Peter 1:12
"Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the
presence of the angels of God over one sinner who
Not to be worshiped
"Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking
delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has
vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,"
"I fell at his feet to worship him. But he
said to me, 'See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus.