Angels are immortal beings (Luke 20:36), who carry out God's will to bring His purposes to fulfilment. The original words translated 'angel' mean 'messenger' (one sent). They are not normally seen by mankind, but have appeared on a number of occasions to individuals to directly inform them of God's will and intentions. On such occasions they looked like human beings. Sometimes they have been seen in glory, causing fear and even collapse (Matthew 28:2-4). Some angels are named, as Gabriel and Michael, some are senior angels described as archangels.
Their work covers three areas of particular responsibility
The book of Revelation shows angels carrying out God's judgements on the earth and its inhabitants, for example: “Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete” (Revelation 15:1).
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(Quotations are from the New King James Version of the Bible)