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Do angels ever appear to people, or are they always invisible? But if they're invisible, how do we know they even exist?


A:

Angels are certainly real; the Bible repeatedly tells us about them and the work God has given them to do. They are spiritual beings, the Bible says, who were created by God to do His will. The Bible says, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14).

Because they are spiritual and not physical beings, the angels usually are invisible and unseen by us. In fact, one of heaven’s joys, I believe, will be the joy of looking back over our lives and discovering just how often the angels intervened to save us or bless us — although we weren’t even aware of it at the time. The Psalmist said that God “will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11).

Nevertheless, the Bible also tells us that at times the angels have become visible. When God announced to the Virgin Mary that she would bear His Son, He used the angel Gabriel to convey the news to her (see Luke 1:26-38). When Jesus’ birth was announced to the shepherds outside Bethlehem, “a great company of the heavenly host appeared … praising God” (Luke 2:13). Many other examples from the Bible could be cited.

Do angels still appear? I’m convinced they do on occasion — although sometimes we may not even be aware of them, because they have chosen to appear as ordinary human beings. We should thank God for His angels, but at the same time, we shouldn’t become overly preoccupied with them. Nor should we worship them, for only God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — is worthy of our worship.

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23 Comments

  1. Arlene Stern says:

    Is it possible for angels to be born into human form? To be earth angels?

  2. Apostle Newton Nkhata says:

    I love the explanation on whether angels are real, and appear or not.

  3. Apples of Gold says:

    In Genesis 32:1-2 Jacob also went on his way, and the angels of God met him. When Jacob saw then, he said, “This is the camp of God!”

    Angels do come in human form. I believe that not all humans recognize them, but those that have the holy spirit in them can decipher between humans and human angels.
    Too many would worship angels than our father above. Too many worship idols now.

    Hope this helps.

  4. Zen D. says:

    Angels and messengers of God manifest themselves all of the time. They help us break away from fear, greed and feelings of malice that we may carry. They help energize us with God’s positive light, tranquility and love to one another. Angels of God please help us come closer to God’s will always!

  5. Voula says:

    I went through a terrible time and was a victim of domestic violence. I stayed with my husband for 32 yrs praying to God all the time to help me and for things to change. I became very unwell and had a mental breakdown, depression, suicidal all because of the evil of another human being. I have given up on life and asked God to please give me signs to make me strong to leave. In a matter of one week first sign on a Sunday, Monday and the following Sunday, I had 2 different strangers on the street approach me and they knew exactly what to say and exactly what my thoughts were. I knew then God sent me two angels and one sign. I’m finally free. It’s a very long story about what they said and the sign. Angels do exist, walk this earth and I’ve met two of them.

    1. Norma moore 41 Moore says:

      Praise God Almighty!

    2. Debra says:

      I am interested in hearing you story in detail. Maybe it will help my daughter.

  6. Tamara Hults says:

    Thank you it was helpful

  7. Pride says:

    What a clue on all my questions I had in mind, easily answered and my faith in the lord lifted up as all answers are based on the scripture which is awesome to adhere.

  8. Steve Frierdich says:

    I’m curious about the angel to believe in Jesus.

  9. Peter Mudie says:

    Thank you. This was very helpful. God bless