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What is An Angel?

Angels PrayerThe word "angel" actually comes from the Greek word aggelos, which means "messenger." The matching Hebrew word mal'ak has the same meaning. The word "Angel" appears 108 times in the Old Testament and 165 times in the New Testament, so the bible gives us some very useful information about Angels.

One of my favorite verise of scripture concerning Angels is HEB 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for therby some have entertained angels unawares.

We like to romanticize angels, which over the years have allowed angels to become many things to many people. I urge you to check the bible on the facts about angels and to stick with the facts. This much I can tell you, you can't trust all angles, remember that the devil was once an angel. According to the bible, with the possible exception of one debatable passage in Zechariah 5:9, angels always appear as males rather than females (Mark 16:5).

In Genesis 18, Abraham welcomed three angelic guests who appeared at first to be nothing more than some travellers. Angels in the Bible never appear as cute, chubby infants with wings! They are always full-grown adults. When people in the Bible saw an angel, their typical response was to fall on their faces in fear and awe. The one thing the bible teaches us is that Angels are servents of God and that God uses Angels for various thing. This does not mean that we should pray to angels, it means that we should ask God to send Angels to help and protect us.

The Power Of God, Prayer, and Angels

In 1997 I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, so rare that it took over three months to diagnose. After an operation to remove the tumor, I was faced with chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

During my radiation therapy I was blessed to meet a fellow patient, Zelda Seideman. Etched in my memory forever is the picture of this little wisp of a woman, 4 feet 10 inches tall and 72 years young, facing the pain and uncertainty of radiation therapy, yet standing six feet tall in her determination to continue life with grace and dignity. Looking like everyone's grandmother, Zelda, so very sick from the very first radiation treatment, maintained her strong faith and belief in God.

On our first meeting Zelda suggested that we should pray for each other. She explained to me her deep rooted Jewish belief in the power of prayer and with an impish grin informed me that God also heard the prayers of Christians.

Over time, I found just how strong Zelda's faith in God, Prayer and Angels were, in that order.

She believed that Angels were messengers sent by God to assist you. Her believed was that if you pray to God for the wisdom to understand, you would be able to understand the message God has for you through the Angels he sends.

Having started my therapy three weeks before Zelda, I completed my therapy before her. As much as I despised having to go to the hospital, I would go back to be with Zelda while she underwent her radiation treatments. Everyday I spoke with Zelda, by phone or in person. Everyday she would say, " I prayed for you this morning, God will bless you."

The cancer returned, this time Zelda did not have the strength to fight. I was out of the area at the time and could not attend her funeral. I remember that I cried when I learned of the loss of my friend, and then rejoiced in the gift she had given me, the power of prayer. The prayer book she gave me, which her husband carried during W.W.II, is never very far away.

A picture of Zelda is on my desk, every time I look at the picture there is no doubt in my mind that I am alive today due to her prayers. This web site is dedicated to the memory of my friend Zelda Seideman, and her gift, the power of God, Prayer, and Angels.

Jay Jones
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Angels PrayerHow Did Angels Originate?

The Scripture speaks about the creation of angels, therefore, it is clear that they have not existed from all eternity (Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 148:2,5). Colossians 1:16-17 explains: “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities - all things have been created by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

The time of their creation is never definitely specified, but it is most probable that it occurred in connection with the creation of the heavens in Genesis 1:1. It may be that God created the angels immediately after He had created the heavens and before He created the earth—for according to Job 38:4-7, “the sons of God shouted for joy” when He laid the foundations of the earth.

How Does God Use Angels?

God often uses angels as His means of answering the prayers of His people (Daniel 9:20-24; 10:10-12; Acts 12:1-17). God has used angels to provide physical needs such as food for Hagar (Genesis 21:17-20), Elijah (1 Kings 19:6), and Christ after His temptation (Matthew 4:11). Angels also serve as messengers to communicate God's will to men. They helped reveal the law to Moses (Acts 7:52-53), and served as the carriers of much of the material in Daniel, and Revelation.

Author: Dr. Paul Eymann.

 

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