Introduction Many   of   us   have   a   conceptual   understanding   of   angels.      For   some   of   us,   our   understanding   of   angels   is   based   upon what   we   have   read   in   the   Bible,   books   or   seen   in   movies.      For   example,   if   you   were   asked   to   draw   a   picture   of   an   angel and describe what the angel does…what would you draw and what would you say?  (Think about your answer.) Some   may   draw   a   human-like   angel   with   a   white   flowing   garment   and   wings   as   they   fly   around   or   play   a   musical instrument (likely a harp).  I must admit this describes my conceptual understanding just a short time ago.   The   intent   of   this   writing   is   to   replace   our   conceptual   images   with   definitive   scripture-based   information   that   supports   a more accurate, deeper and broader understanding of angels. Listed below is a summary overview of key lesson content. All angels are God-created, including holy and fallen angels. Holy angels may be categorized: Throne Room, the Angel of the Lord, Archangel, Messenger, and Ministering. o Throne Room angels include Cherubim, Seraphim and Living Creatures. o The Angel of the Lord in the Old Testament spoke with words that can only come from God. o Michael is the prince of archangels. o Gabriel   was   instrumental   in   delivering   messages   to   Daniel,   the   father   of   John   the   Baptist,   and   to   the   mother and earthly father of Jesus. o There are multiple instances of ministering angels fulfilling God’s will and influencing history. o Angels will be involved in delivering God’s wrath during the last days. Additional angelic information: o We are to worship God only and not angels. o Angels can transform into a physical body. o Angels experience emotions. o Angels do not marry or procreate. o There are at least 100 million holy angels. Fallen angels are those who decided to follow Satan in a rebellion against God. o Satan and his angels were defeated by Michael and were cast down to earth. o Satan was an anointed cherub. o Fallen angels and demons: There is a hierarchy of fallen angels (thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers). Fallen angels and demons have different characteristics. Demons may have a different origin than fallen angels. God’s spirit within a born-again believer precludes Christian demonization. Demons will attempt to harass, oppress and create temptations for Christians. o Satan,   his   fallen   angels,   death,   hell,   and   those   not   found   written   in   the   Book   of   Life   will   be   cast   into   the   lake of fire for eternity.
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Introduction Many   of   us   have   a   conceptual   understanding   of   angels.     For   some   of   us,   our   understanding   of   angels   is   based upon   what   we   have   read   in   the   Bible,   books   or   seen   in movies.      For   example,   if   you   were   asked   to   draw   a   picture of    an    angel    and    describe    what    the    angel    does…what would   you   draw   and   what   would   you   say?      (Think   about your answer.) Some   may   draw   a   human-like   angel   with   a   white   flowing garment   and   wings   as   they   fly   around   or   play   a   musical instrument   (likely   a   harp).      I   must   admit   this   describes   my conceptual understanding just a short time ago.   The    intent    of    this    writing    is    to    replace    our    conceptual images    with    definitive    scripture-based    information    that supports     a     more     accurate,     deeper     and     broader understanding of angels. Listed    below    is    a    summary    overview    of    key    lesson content. All   angels   are   God-created,   including   holy   and   fallen angels. Holy   angels   may   be   categorized:   Throne   Room,   the Angel   of   the   Lord,   Archangel,   Messenger   Angel,   and Ministering Angels. o Throne   Room   angels   include   Cherubim,   Seraphim and Living Creatures. o The   Angel   of   the   Lord   in   the   Old   Testament   spoke with words that can only come from God. o Michael is the prince of all warrior angels. o Gabriel   was   instrumental   in   delivering   messages   to Daniel,   the   father   of   John   the   Baptist,   and   to   the mother and earthly father of Jesus. o There   are   multiple   instances   of   ministering   angels fulfilling God’s will and influencing history. o Angels   will   be   involved   in   delivering   God’s   wrath during the last days. Additional angelic information: o We are to worship God only and not angels. o Angels can transform into a physical body. o Angels experience emotions. o Angels do not marry or procreate. o There are at least 100 million holy angels. Fallen   angels   are   those   who   decided   to   follow   Satan   in a rebellion against God. o Satan   and   his   angels   were   defeated   by   Michael and were cast down to earth. o Satan was an anointed cherub. o Fallen angels and demons: There   is   a   hierarchy   of   fallen   angels   (thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers). Fallen     angels     and     demons     have     different characteristics. Demons   may   have   a   different   origin   than   fallen angels. God’s     spirit     within     a     born-again     believer precludes Christian demonization. Demons    will    attempt    to    harass,    oppress    and create temptations for Christians. o Satan,   his   fallen   angels,   death,   hell,   and   those   not found   written   in   the   Book   of   Life   will   be   cast   into   the lake of fire for eternity.                               
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