Are angels real?

Angels are absolutely real. The angel, Gabriel, brought the message to Mary that she was to have a baby (read Luke 1:26-38). The angel, Michael, has been fighting wars on behalf of God since the fall of Satan. Revelation 12:7 says that there is a coming war where Satan will be defeated by Michael and his angels and will be cast out of heaven. And, speaking of Satan, He was the most beautiful of all angels until he decided that he was better than God and fell from his exalted position and became God's enemy and the enemy of the saints (read Isaiah 14).

All through the Bible are accounts of people interacting with angels and of angels acting on behalf of people. Angels are real servants of God but you won't know the full extent of the work they do until you get to heaven. I am excited about finally understanding the full truth about what angels have done in my life and what they have protected me from!

Scripture reference to angels: (KJV)

1) To announce: Luke 1:26-38 v26: “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee named Nazereth”……v38: “And Mary said, Behold, the handmaiden of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.” Verses 1:26-38 encompass the complete conversation between Mary and the angel Gabriel. Companion to this is Luke 1:18-19.

2) To protect: Dan 6:22 “My God hath sent his angel and hath shut the lion’s mouths, that they have not hurt me: foreasmuch as before him innocence was found in me: and also before thee O king, have I done no hurt”.

3) In judgement: Matthew 13:41-42 v41 “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather together out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them that do iniquity” v42 “ And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth”.

There are many references to angels in the Bible. Below is an additional list of scripture verses pertaining to angels. (We recommend that you read the entire chapter so that you will underestand these verses in their proper context). OT: Ex23:20; IIKings19:35; Ps104:4. NT: Mt4:11; Mt28:2-7; Lk16:22; Jn1:51; Act5:19; Heb13:2; 1Pet1:12; 1Pet3:22; 2Pet2:11; Rev15:1; Rev 17:7; Rev22:8-9.