What do angels look like?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Angels are spirit beings (Hebrews 1:14), so they do not have any essential physical form. But angels do have the ability to appear in human form. When angels appeared to humans in the Bible, they r...

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Mini Billy P Eldred
My favorite Bible verse for this question is Hebrews 13:2: "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." 

So angels, at least some of them, at least some of the time, look just like anyone else you might meet. Some also look like mighty warriors but I guess some of the people we might meet do as well. (:

The lesson is that angels look to us how God chooses for them to look as they are messengers from God and He chooses how they should look based on the message. (They would therefore only look fearful if the message was meant to warn us using fear.) They might appear beautiful if awe or wonder would amplify the message. Etc. 

Another lesson is that God is active in our lives and therefore we should treat others well because we may be mistreating God's messengers (and thereby God himself) without knowing it. 

Should we seek out angels? Only in the sense that we should seek God and be receptive to ANY message or messenger He chooses to send our way. (Including real people) Should we fear angels? Only in the sense that if they are warning us that the warning is from God and should be headed. As in "Repent!"

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Data Tony Flores Tony Flores a servant of Jesus Christ
I believe in angels because the Bible tells me they exist. Angels are created beings Col 1:16. They are spiritual beings Psalm 104:4 that appear and disappear at will with unimagined speed, and can assume the form of humans Gen 19:1-3.

Angels are under God's authority 1Peter 3:22. Their nature Heb 2:7 and knowledge 2 Sam 14:20 are superior to that of man's. They have supernatural power and strength 2 Peter 2:11 and can fly Isa 6:6' speak Heb 2:2, reflect God's joy Luke 15:10. Never marry or die Luke 20:35-36. They can discern between good and evil 2 Sam 14:17, Holy escorts in life Heb 1:14 and death Luke 16-22.

Angels are organized in terms of authority, power, and glory. Their ranks consist of archangels, seraphim, cherubim, principalities, power, thrones, and dominion Eph 1:21, Col 1:16, 1 Peter 3:22. An Angel of the Lord with a Capitol A in the bible is Jesus Christ Exodus 33-14; 32:34 Isa 63:9, Gen 32:30; 48:16; Gen 16:9-10; Gen 21:17-19; Exodus 3:2-6.

There are four angels names mention in the Bible, Lucifer Isa 14:12, Michael Jude 9, Gabriel Luke 1:19 and Abaddon Rev 9:11. Lucifer and Abaddon are part of the fallen angels.

Angels can appear as humans Dan 8:15-16, Luke 1:11-20, Luke 1:26-33, Gen 3:24. An example of what they look like, Cherubs are described as having lion-like strength, man-like intelligence, eagle-like speed and ox-like service Ezekiel 1-10. These four symbols represent the for characteristics of righteous servants of God in earth.

When you feel like giving up, remember the message of the Lion od Judah: endure! "He who endures to the end shall be saved. (Matthews 24:13). Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and only through Him is the Way to Eternal Life.

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