Facts you probably don’t know about Angels

Angels are mentioned almost 400 times in the Scriptures, and their influence on the human family has been significant.

Let’s look at two important Bible teachings about the angels:

  1. Angels are spirit persons
  2. Some angels rebelled
  3. Angels are spirit persons
  4. The Bible says that angels “are greater in strength and power” than humans (2 Peter 2:‌11). Angels live in the invisible spirit realm with God, so the Bible sometimes refers to them as spirits (1 Kings 22:21).

Jehovah created the angels as perfect spirit persons, so they are called “the holy angels” (Luke 9:‌26). Like a well-ordered army, they are organized to carry out God’s commands. Thus, the Bible refers to “legions* of angels” and to “the heavenly army” (Matthew 26:53Luke 2:‌13).

The Hebrew and Greek words translated “angel” literally mean “messenger.” Angels convey God’s messages. Let’s examine an account that shows this.

Luke 1:19, 20

“The angel said to [the priest Zechariah]: ‘I am Gabriel, who stands near before God, and I was sent to speak with you and to declare this good news to you.’”

At times, Jehovah God assigns angels to protect faithful humans. For example, the prophet Daniel was thrown into the lions’ pit but was not harmed, because “God sent his angel and shut the mouth of the lions.”‌Daniel 6:‌19-‌22.

The Bible says regarding the angels: “Let them praise the name of Jehovah, for he commanded, and they were created.” (Psalm 148:25) According to this verse, are angels humans who have gone to heaven