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Q:

I know the angels were very much a part of Jesus' birth (for example, in making the announcements to Mary and the shepherds), but do they still do anything? Or are angels no longer active?


A:

The Bible makes it clear that God’s angels are still very much at work, although their ministry is largely unseen by us. Even when they take human form (as they can do on occasion), they may not be recognized as angels. The author of the book of Hebrews wrote: “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2).

What do the angels do? Occasionally, God may entrust them with special messages, just as He did when the angel Gabriel told Mary she would become the mother of the Son of God, Jesus Christ (see Luke 1:26-38). I’ve heard reliable reports of people today who live in countries with no access to the Gospel, but who have come to Christ because of an angelic visitation or vision.

But for the most part the angels have been given the unseen task of watching over God’s people and guarding them from spiritual and physical harm. Only in heaven will we realize just how much they did for us. The Bible says, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14).

We aren’t to worship angels or become overly preoccupied with them. But we should thank God for sending them to watch over us, and they should cause us to trust Him more fully every day. Because of them we know our lives are safely in God’s hands, and that some day they will take us into His presence forever.

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9 Comments

  1. Onuja says:

    Yeah they stil xist cz we can't do without acknowledging their presence n wateva we do.

  2. jang says:

    sure i got my own guardian angel and i thank GOD for that.

  3. Dave says:

    I believe.

  4. Debby says:

    After a hit and run the doc was putting a tube in my chest,I was scared and looked up.there was someone waving I'm here,I calmed and felt a peace.i found out years later when asking whonit was that one was allowed in the er so I knew it was a angel.

  5. Simon says:

    Angels clearly were at work during Jesus' ministry on earth; miracles and spiritual gifts were too. If the latter two are (clearly) in evidence today, then it would be nonsense to suggest that angels are not.

  6. Suzyvarughese. says:

    I know angels are around me all the time I thank God for Angels.

  7. Carol says:

    I am sure there are angels among us. Thank you.

  8. vincent says:

    angels are very active in this generation of ours,though invisible

  9. Jacqueline says:

    Thank you for teaching us so many lessons in the Bible.