In this section, we will indicate what we learn about ‘angels’ as in the New Testament. Without doubt, the Old Testament provides us with much information too.

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    D85 - Angels are real

    Matt 1:20

    Angels are for real. They are supernatural beings found in the Bible.

    In Matt 1:20, it explains how an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream to encourage him to take Mary as his wife. Then, he was also told by angels on how to protect the baby Jesus from King Herod (Matt 2:12-21).

    Zacharias, father of John the Baptist, encountered the Angel Gabriel while serving in the temple (Luke 1:11-20).

    They are mentioned repeatedly throughout the New Testament.


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    D86 - Angels are created beings and are not to be worshipped

    Col 2:18; 1 Cor 6:3

    We should never worship angels.

    Like us, angels are created beings who have different functions from us. In fact, Paul explained that one day, believers will judge angels (1 Cor 6:3):

    ‘Do you not know that we are to judge angels?’

    When John fell down at the feet of an angel and worshiped him in the Book of Revelation, the angel’s reply was,

    ‘Do not do that. I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God’ (Rev 22:8-9).

    Believers do not worship angels.

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    D87 - Angels make announcements on behalf of God

    Luke 1:26-38; Rev 5:2; Rev 7:1-3

    It was the archangel Gabriel who announced to Mary that she was to bear a son, and not just any son but the Son of God. And it was also Gabriel who met Zechariah, the High Priest, earlier to announce the conception of John the Baptist by Elizabeth, the wife of Zechariah (Luke 1:19).

    The archangel Gabriel seemed to be the official angel of announcements for key events.

    Then, there are also other angels in Revelation. In Rev 5:2, a mighty angel made a proclamation and so did the four angels in Rev 7:1-3.

    An angel also appeared before Mary, Mary Magdalene and others to announce that the Lord had already risen from the dead and he would meet them in Galilee (Matt 28:1-7; Mark 16:5-6).

    It was an angel that directed Philip the Evangelist to travel to Gaza (Acts 8:26-38). It was another angel that appeared to Cornelius informing him to seek out the Apostle Peter (Acts 10:3-7).

    Angels also comfort. Like the case of Jesus after his temptation by the devil when they came to ‘minister to him’ (Matt 4:11).

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    D88 - Angels are involved in warfare with the devil

    Rev 12:7; Jude 1:9

    In Rev 12:7, it speaks about a war in heaven in which Michael, the archangel, was stronger and prevailed against Satan whom he dumped to earth together with Satan’s fallen angels.

    In Jude 1:9, it talks about a time when archangel Michael disputed with the devil about the body of Moses. What exactly was the discussion, we do not know as this was not highlighted.

    Angels have different functions and the Archangel Michael is the one that seemed to be involved in warfare with Satan.

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