All scripture contained in this podcast is from the King James Bible (Authorized Version)
Feb. 22, 2009

Do Angel’s Have Wings?


  • How does the Bible describe angels?
  •  Are angels women with wings? 
  • Men with wings?
  •  Are they people who have died and gone to heaven and are now angels? 

See what the Bible actually says about angels, you will be surprised!

Transcript

Bible Study

DO ANGELS HAVE WINGS?

1) Angels were created by God: [Colossians 1:16-17] “For by him (God) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in the earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:  all things were created by him, and for him:  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” Also [Revelation 4:11]

2) First Mention: The word “angel” first occurs in [Genesis 16:7] where the Angel of the Lord ministered to Hagar after Sarai had mistreated her.

3) Angels are spirit beings:  [Psalm 104:4] “Who maketh his angels spirits.”,[Hebrews 1:14] “Are they not all ministering spirits.”

4) As spirits angels are not bound by human laws:

A) They can enter locked prisons [Acts 12:7]

B) Open prison doors [Acts 5:19]

C) Ascend in a flame [Judges 13:19-20]

D) Travel great distances very quickly [Daniel 10:12-13]

E) One angel killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers in one night [2 Kings 19:35]

F) One angel slew 70,000 Israelites following David’s sin [2 Samuel 24:15-16]

G) One angel broke the seal of Jesus’ tomb and rolled away the stone [Matthew 28:2-4]

H) One day an angel will bind the devil and imprison him for a thousand years [Revelation 20:1-3]

I) [Psalm 103:20]  “Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength.”

5) They are very wise [2 Samuel 14:20]

6) “mighty angels” [2 Thessalonians 1:7]

7) Angels are immortal [Luke 20:35-36]

8 ) Great number of angels [Hebrews 12:22]

9) Their abode is in heaven [Mark 12:25]

10) The angels in heaven are holy [Luke 9:26]

The Work of angels:

1) Angels are here to guide believers: An angel guided Philip to meet the Ethiopian eunich [Acts 8:26]

2) They are here to assist, protect, and strengthen the believers:

A) They helped Daniel in [Daniel 6:22]

B) They helped Elijah in [1 Kings 19]

C) They ministered to Jesus at the great temptation with the devil [Matt 4:11]

D) They ministered to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane [ Luke 22:43]

E) They will accompany our Lord Jesus Christ when he returns [Matt 25:31], [2 Thessalonians 1:7-8]

F) They will take the saints to heaven at death [Luke 16:22]  (Notice this reference has to do with Abraham’s Bosom (Paradise), now that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead we are taken to Heaven not to Abraham’s Bosom.)

3) The angels had a part in giving the law:  [Acts 7:53], [Galatians 3:19]

Angels are always male and never have wings:

[Genesis 19:1-16], [Judges 13:1-22], [Luke 24:1-9, 22-23], [Revelation 21: 9-17], Some (maybe even you) have intertained angels and unaware of it [Hebrews 13:2]

We are to never worship angels:

1) [Galatians 1:8] Angels have no new revelation than that which we already have from this book, if you say an angel tells you something contrary to the bible then throw it out.

2) [2 Corinthians 11:14] Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light, so even if you saw an angel it could be satan himself!

3) [Judges 13:16] We cannot pray to angels, we are to pray to the Lord Jesus Christ and to Him only [1Timothy 2:5].

4) [Revelation 22:8-9] Worship God not angels.

The Angels are at least 33 years old in appearance: Jesus Christ was about 33 and a half years old when He died and was resurrected in a glorified body as 33 and a half years old.  In the Bible Jesus Christ is called “the angel of God” [Acts 27:23], [Galatians 4:14].  So all angels must be that age as well.  We get the age of Jesus Christ at His death from the perfect bible the King James Version.  In the book of John there are 4 passovers mentioned.  Jesus Christ when He started His ministry was 30 years old because in the OT a Jew had to be 30 years old before he could begin his ministry [Numbers 4]. At the start of His ministry He was baptized by John the baptist and a couple days later in [John 2:13] the first passover is mentioned (30 years old).  The second passover is in [John 5:1] (31 years old). The third passover is in [John 6:4] (32 years old).  The Fourth passover is in [John 12:1] (33 years old).

Angels are appearances: Many say that angels are just messengers and that is their only task and purpose, but the Bible paints a much larger picture.  Angels are appearances:

1) The Lord Jesus Christ in the Old Testament appears as “the Angel of the Lord” which is a Theophany (an appearance of God).

2) Michael the archangel instead of being a messenger, stands as the “great prince which standeth for the Children of thy people.” [Daniel 12:1]

3) Children have appearances in heaven represented by angels

4) Local Churches have appearances in heaven represented by angels, the 7 churches in Revelation 2-3 all have angels representing them.

Two main angels in the Bible: (Other than the Angel of the Lord)

1) Michael the archangel:  He is mentioned 3 times in Daniel: [Daniel 10:13,21], [Daniel 12:1].

His work appears to be three fold according the the bible.

1. To deliver God’s poeple particularly the Jews from the power of Satan (found in those verses in the book of Daniel just listed.

2. Michael and his angels will fight against the devil and his angels and cast them down to the earth in the tribulation [Revelation 12:7-9].

3. He is also associated with the resurrection of the dead.  He is associated with the resurrection mentioned in [Daniel 12:1-2], and the “voice” of the Archangel that will be heard when the “Dead in Christ” shall rise [2 Thess. 4:16] will be the voice of Michael because he is the only archangel ever mentioned in the Bible.

2) Gabriel: Gabriel’s work appears to be associated with the redemptive work of God: In [Daniel 8:16, 9:21-27] Gabriel appeared to Daniel to inform him as to the time of Christ’s First Coming. In [Luke 1:5-20] Gabriel announced to Zacharias that he would have a son, who is later known as John the Baptist.  And in [Luke 1:26-33] Gabriel came to Mary and told her she would have a child, and to call his hame Jesus and that He would sit on the Throne of David forever.

The “Sons of God” in the Old Testament: It is true that anyone today that has accepted Jesus Christ as their saviour is called a Son of God.  But in the Old Testament everytime you see the expression “Sons of God” the Bible is refering to angels that have fallen from heaven.  Ever since Adam lost the image of God by eating from the fruit in the Garden of Eden no man was ever called a “Son of God” until the New Testament when we are born again [1 Peter 1:3], [John 1:12].  Adam was the only man in the OT ever called a “Son of God” and thats Adam [Luke 3:38].  Some verses refering to the “Sons of God” (fallen angels) in the Bible: [Job 1:6], [Job 2:1], [Job 38:7], [Genesis 6:2], [Psalm 82].