What is the purpose of an angel?
Angels have existed as long as we can remember, and their purpose has been an enigma to many people. However, the Bible gives clear and concise insight to what an angel is. We’ll discuss some of the reasons why angels exist in this article.
Many believe that angels are heavenly entities that exist within the spiritual realm, which is Heaven on Earth. Angels work in different ways to help anyone who asks for help regardless if it’s a child or a saintly figure like Mother Teresa. They are messengers of God who operate outside of natural laws and possess power beyond our comprehension. The Bible is filled with scriptures that explain how angels exist and their purpose. In fact, some of the best-known stories in the Bible involve angelic interventions!
In the Old Testament, we learn about angels from the story of Abraham and Sarah. God told Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac, but an angel came down and stopped him at the last minute (Genesis 22:11). In another story from the Old Testament, Hagar was sent away by Sarah, her mistress. God was so displeased with this that He sent an angel to stop Hagar’s suffering (Genesis 21:17-18). The New Testament also contains clear information about angels. In Mark 14:38, Jesus was speaking to His 12 disciples and told them that the Holy Spirit would teach them everything He wanted to instruct them. I believe this supports the idea of the Holy Spirit as a separate being from God, which we will discuss in another article. Paul wrote about a message left behind during Acts 8 when Ananias went to speak with Saul (1 Corinthians 15:5). Uriel is a celestial messenger shown in the Book of Tobit (12:7) and the apocryphal Book of Enoch (8). He oversaw the fall of Adam and Eve after God’s command at Genesis 1:10 . In 2 Peter, Paul wrote that angels will come forth to bring a judgment against the world at Acts 10:13 . Another angel named Michael is listed as one of God’s seven spirits, which are sent to govern all creation. The apostle John described a conversation between Jesus and an unnamed angel in Rev. 19:10-11.
There are many other angels mentioned in the Bible, but these are some of my favorites. And there are dozens more, such as Gareb, who stopped Abraham from sacrificing Isaac (Genesis 22:14). Michael is also an important angel in the Bible because of a battle over the body of Moses after he died (Judges 6:11-24).
So what exactly does an angel do? Are they beings that help us or do they have a different type of purpose? Are they actually spirits sent to guide us or direct us towards God’s will? The truth is that it’s impossible to know for sure since there is no way to approach angels and ask them questions.
Why are there so many angels?
There can only be one perfect spirit, but since Adam and Eve had the capacity to choose good or evil, there must be other places in Hell where different sins will be punished. If an angel is sent to torture a person for eternity, they would have an alternate place of judgment in Hell. It would also make sense that angels exist as guides for people who ask for help from the comfort of their own homes or local churches.