Angels, Saints and God's Will

Ever wonder why an omnipresent God needs angels to accomplish His will? Seems that He could simply get it done all by Himself. I submit to you that maybe angels are more like us than we think. Consider these purposes of the angels:
Worship: I love those passages in Isaiah and in Revelation where we see the angels in deep adoration of God and of the Lamb.

Communication: Scripture is replete angelic visitations bringing messages from heaven to earth.

Ministry: In Hebrews they are called ministering spirits. It brings up the images of angels ministering to Elijah and to Jesus.

Protection: I love the term guardian angel and how the most innocent and vulnerable amongst us have an angel watching over them.
I could probably come up with more.. I think that their purposes are very similar to ours. It seems that God has chosen them, and us, to bring his kingdom to earth. He could do it alone but for some reason He has chosen to include His creation to facilitate His will.

Gotta wonder what life after death will look like.. maybe we are more like angels than we think :)


  1. Well, we're made "only a little less than the angels" and everytime an angel speaks to the Apostles, they see a being (usually a young man dressed in white), who looks pretty ordinary, so they (and we) won't run screaming.

    I totally love the fact that we know the NAMES of three of them. The fact that they are individual enough to have names! (Gabriel, Raphael and Michael, in case you forgot).

  2. And our Jewish cousins and Orthodox brehteren have even more names for them.

    Jewish names: Uriel, Samael, Ben Nez, Dumah, Rahab, Ridia, Yurkemi, Lailah, Af, Hemah, Abaddon/Apollyon and Mawet (Death and Destruction), Metatron, Sandalfon, Semalion, and Suriel (or Sariel).

    Orthodox names: Uriel, Jeremiel, Salathiel, Phaltiel, Jehudiel, and Barachiel.


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