Study on Angels
This outline was made from the book "Angels, Angels, Angels" by
Landrum P. Leavell.
1. The Presence of Angels
1 Peter 3:22 "(Jesus Christ) who is at the right hand of
God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and
powers had been subjected to Him."
a. The Bible teaches it. There are 108 places in the Old
Testament and 165 places in the New Testament where angels are
b. Jesus believed in them and taught about them. Luke 15:10
"In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the
angels of God over one sinner who repents."
c. Greek word 'angelos' means messenger.
2. The Production of Angels
a. The Spirit world began with time and was created by God.
Psalms 148:2-5 "Praise Him all His angels; Praise Him, sun and
moon; Praise Him, all stars of light! Praise Him, highest
heavens, and the waters that are above the heavens! Let them
praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were
b. The angels come into existence fefore the creation of
earth and man. Colossians 1:16 "For in Him all things were
created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorites - all things
ahve been created through Him and for Him."
c. There are 2 kinds of angels: Holy Angels and fallen angels.
Holy angels: Psalms 91:11 "For He will give His angels charge
concerning you..." Fallen angels: 2 Peter 2:4 "For if God did
not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and
committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment..."
d. They neither marry or die. Luke 20:35-36 "but those who
are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection
from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage; for
neither can they die andmore, for they are like angels..."
3. The Personality of Angels
(1) They are spirit (incorperal) Hebrews 1:14 "Are they
not all ministering spirits..."
(2) On occasion bear appearance of man.
Hebrews 13:2 "Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers,
for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it."
(3) On occasion appear as a dazzling brilliance.
Matthew 28:2-4 "...for an angel of the Lord descended from
heaven...and his appearance was like lightning, and his garment
as white as snow"
(4) Differences between angels and Christians
(a) Holy angels have never sinned and have no need of
salvation. They have never been saved.
(b) Angels are not heirs of God.
(c) Angels can not witness to salvation.
b. Abode is in heaven. Matthew 13:32 "...not even the angels
(1) They are individuals, not a mass. Luke 2:13 "And
suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the
(2) They experience emotion. Luke 2:13 "...a multitude of
the heavenly host praising God..."
(3) They are inferior to Jesus Christ. Hebrews 1:3-4 "He
(Jesus) sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high; having
become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more
excellent name than they."
(4) They are wise. 2 Samuel 14:20 "But my lord is wise,
like the wisdom of the angel of God, to know all that is in the
(5) They are powerful. Psalms 103:20 "Bless the Lord, you
His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the
voice of His word!"
d. They are innumerable. Hebrews 5:11 "And I looked, and I
heard the voice of many angels...and the number of them was
myrieads of myrieads, and thousnads of thousands."
4. The Purposes of Angels
a. They praise God. Revelation 5:11 "...I heard the voice of
many angels around the throne...saying, with a loud voice,
'Worthy is the Lamb'..."
b. They protect God's people. Acts 12:11 "And when Peter
came to himself, he said, "Now I know for sure that the Lord has
sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod..."
c. They bring God's punishment. Acts 12:23 "And immediately
an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the
glory, and he was eaten by worms and died."
5. Your Personal Angel
Hebrews 1:14 "Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out
to render service for the sake of those who will inherit
a. Gives physical direction. Acts 8:26 "But an angel of the
Lord spoke to Philip saying, 'Arise and go south to the road that
descens from Jerusalem to Gaza.'"
b. Gives physical sustenance. Psalms 78:25 "Man did eat the
bread of angels; He sent them food in abundance."
c. Aid in physical healing. John 5:4 "for an angel of the
Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred up
the water; whoever then first, after the stirring up of the
water, stepped in was make well from whatever disease with which
he was afflicted."
d. Brings physical protection. Daniel 6:22 "My God sent His
angel and shut the lions' mouth and they have not harmed me..."
e. Brings deliverance. Psalms 34:7 "The angel of the Lord
encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them."
f. Brings the righteous to heaven. Luke 16:22 "Now it came
about that the poor man died and he was carried away by the
angels to Abraham's bosom..."
g. Children's personal angel. Matthew 18:10 "...for I say to
you, that their angels in heaven continually behold the face of
My Father who is in heaven."
6. Angelic Provision for Jesus Christ.
a. Preparation for His birth. Luke 1:19 "And the angel
answered and said to him, 'I am Gabriel, who stands in the
presence of God; and I have been sent to speak to you, and to
bring you this good news.'"
b. Provision for his earthly life. Matthew 4:11 "...and
behold, angels came and began to minister to Him."
c. In prophecy. Matthew 25:31 "But when the Son of Man comes
in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on
His glorious throne."
7. Profile of Angels
a. Archangel Michael, associated with judgment.
Revelations 12:7 "And there was war in heaven, Michael and his
angels waging watr with the dragon...."
b. Chief Princes. Daniel 10:13 "...Then behold, Michael, one
of the chief princes..."
c. Ruling Angels. Ephesians 3:10 "...to the rulers and the
authorities in the heavenly places."
d. Guardian Angels. Hebrews 1:14 "Are they not all
ministering speirits, sent out to render service for the sake of
those who will inherit salvation?"
e. Elect Angels. 1 Timothy 5:21 "I solemnly charge you in
the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen
f. Seraphim, associated with purification. Isaiah 6:2
"Seraphim stood above Him..."
g. Cheribim, proctors of God's glory. Gen 3:24 "So He drove
the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed
the cherubim, ... to guard the way to the tree of life."
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