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By   •   February 28, 2011

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. johnt says:

    i have had nearly ten life threatening main road accidents. still alive…saved by angels. son fell backwards from roof onto cement floor fourteen ft below. black head . one night in icu. saved by angels. four graniote stones missed.

  2. a sinner says:

    I have “seen” my angel once. I've been saved by God's Grace many times. I don't deserve any of it. My angel was in the form of a very bright pinpoint light that flashed for a second. My dog and I were protected from smoke/burning pan/fire.

  3. Shirley says:

    I seen two angels in my life, that the Lord sent for me in my time of great, great hurt, I did not know it until the Lord told me. I sent my angels to minister to you. I wish I can tell the story, but it is too long, but they are about.

  4. Christina says:

    My sister and I, as children were blessed to see an angel in our very religious and faithful grandmother's house. The angel (a man) was tall with blond hair down to his shoulders and he wore a long white robe. A soft light radiated from his body. He also held a small book in his hand, which he had been reading until he looked up to see us. He stood in the corner of the darkened living room, so the light from his body stood out in the dark contrast even more. We were frightened, not understanding who the man was, so we ran through the room. When we finally turned back around he had disappeared. Since we were young when it happened (6 and 8 years old), we “forgot” about the incident until we were teenagers and began recalling it..amazingly our memories of it were exactly identical. God is truly awesome and has done miraculous things in my life! I am joyous that he allowed my sister and I to witness such a wonderful event.

  5. SaRaH says:

    I believe in Angels and the healing power of the Lord. I suffered with migriane headaches since I was five years old. I prayed God would take away my pain. This one day I had a really bad one and was laid up. All of a sudden I felt two hands rubbing my neck it felt so good. Then I started to get tickled and I laughed and laughed. My migraines have stopped and no longer need to take RX for them anymore. The Lord is AWESOME and so are the Angels. I will never see things the same again, nor would I want to. He has changed everything!!! I love him