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Q:

If angels are real, then why can't we see them? I know you often see pictures or figures of them with wings and halos and everything, but how do we know what they look like, or even if they exist?


A:

Angels are spiritual beings — that is, they don’t have physical bodies that we can see or touch. The Bible calls them “ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation” (Hebrews 1:14).

At times, however, they can assume physical form — and when that happens, they can be seen by us. The Bible indicates this happens only rarely — but it does happen. At times, their appearance is glorious and radiant, and they are immediately recognized as angelic beings. At the end of the present age, for example, the Bible says that the angelic hosts of heaven will accompany Christ as He comes again in glory (see Matthew 25:31). At other times, however, they are unrecognized because they appear as ordinary humans. The Bible says that “some people have entertained (or welcomed) angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2).

We should take great comfort in the fact that we are never alone if we know Christ. We are never alone because He lives within us by His Holy Spirit — but we also are never alone because His angels are constantly with us. The Bible says, “He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11).

At the same time, we are not to worship the angels or make them the center of our attention. Christ alone is our Savior, and He alone is worthy of our faith. Is He the center of your life?

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35 Comments

  1. faye says:

    I know I had an Angel, along with GOD, that saved my life,,,thank you Jesus

  2. Mary says:

    Please send us more of these messages. They are so timely and we all need them. San Jose 1981 my family and I were there in the stadium listening to Billy Graham. Please pray for my family and for the unsaved in our family. Mr. Graham has been a blessing to me for over 50 years.

  3. Jes says:

    God's Word is so true and I can testify that His messengers, ministering spirits, do exist. Thank the Lord Almighty for His sovereignty and love for us.

  4. Denise says:

    I believe in angels because angels came in human form to Abraham to tell him Sarah was gonna have a baby and Angels went to Lot and told him to get his family out of Sodom and Gommorah. The way I understand the word Angels are messengers and they are young and have no wings. And I believe God does use Angels to deliver his messages to us. I love my Savoir and Lord Jesus Christ AMEN……….

  5. Kimmy says:

    I believe in Angels because they have help me out when I needed them the most. Felt them close by.

  6. Paul says:

    Praise GOD! HE even made the angels, and one day, we will be with them!

  7. Treva says:

    Very uplifting, I have the book you have written on Angels. It is an interesting topic. You are right to worship God instead of Angels. Amen

  8. Becky says:

    I do believe in angels. I have felt their presence in my life several times. Thanks be to God for our Guardian Angels.

  9. Ineke says:

    This little article about angles, I enjoyed reading, and knowing that Jesus is always there to guide us through our daily lives.

  10. Martha says:

    Thank you for this message today. I really needed to hear it on this particular day.