Angels and Demons: Debunking the Myths

Lesson 5Holy Angels: Part 2

Angel Demon

With this lesson we will conclude our study of the Holy Angels by looking at their number, their powers, their classifications, individual angels mentioned in the Bible, the ministries of the angels, and the angels as spectators. We will observe from our study that angels are so numerous that we can’t count them, yet God knows each one. We will also discover just how powerful they are, how they are classified in the Bible, and the awesome ministries that God has given them.

Let’s examine the following scriptures and allow God to open our eyes to a truly unseen and unbelievable world: the world of the angels.

  1. What do the following verses indicate regarding the number of the angels?
    1. Hebrews 12:22
    2. 1 Kings 22:19
    3. Psalm 68:17
    4. 2 Kings 6:17
    5. Daniel 7:10
    6. Luke 2:13
    7. Matthew 26:53
    8. Revelation 5:11
  2. The power of the angels comes from God; this is true for all created beings. This also indicates that their power is restricted. For example, they cannot create or search the human heart; they are NOT mind readers. What do the following verses indicate regarding the power of the angels?
    1. Ephesians 6:10-12, 1 John 4:4 and Jude 1:9
    2. Angels are powerful. What do these verses reveal to us about their power: 2 Kings 19:35 and 1 Chronicles 21:11-14?
  3. The Representation of the Angels — There are five major representations of angels: thrones, dominions, principalities, authorities, and powers. These heavenly spheres of rule exceed human empires as the universe exceeds the earth. What do the following verses tell us about the angels and their classifications?
    1. 1 Timothy 5:21
    2. Ezekiel 1:5
    3. Genesis 3:22-24, Exodus 25:17-20, Romans 3:24-26, Exodus 26:1, and Revelation Chapter 4
    4. Isaiah 6:1-3 and Revelation 4:8
  4. We can observe that three general classifications of angels exist: the Cherubim, the Seraphim and the "Living Creatures"—these are the angels of the highest station. While he Cherubim deal with the altar and the Seraphim deal with the laver; the Living Creatures reveal the fullness of divine life by way of their unceasing activity and participation in the worship of God. (Note: looking at the activities of the angels provides us insight into what life is like in God’s presence. i.e., "no sun, no moon, no night". Just as the angels are always active today, so I believe that we will all be very in the new heaven and new earth.) In addition to the above, there "individual angels and "specifically-designated" angels.
    1. What do the following verses indicate to us regarding individual angels?
      1. Isaiah 14:12
      2. Daniel 12:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:16, Jude 1:9, and Revelation 12:7-12
      3. Daniel 8:15-27, Daniel 9:20-27, Jeremiah 25:11-12, and Luke 1:26-33
    2. How do the verses below describe specific-purpose angels? Note their designations.
      1. Genesis 19:13, 2 Samuel 24:16, 2 Kings 19:35, Ezekiel 9:1,5,7 and Psalm 78:49
      2. Daniel 4:13 and Daniel 4:23
      3. Revelation 9:11
      4. Revelation 14:18
      5. Revelation 16:5
      6. Revelation 8:2
  5. The ministries of the angels are comprised of primary, secondary, and tertiary ministries.
    1. What do the following verses indicate to us regarding the primary ministry of angels? See Isaiah 6:2-3, Psalm 148:12, and Revelation 4:8.
    2. What does the following verse indicate to us regarding the secondary ministry of angels? See Hebrews 1:14.
    3. Other ministries of angels are represented in the activities described in the verses below.
      1. Genesis 18:1-2, Galatians 3:19, Acts 7:53, and Psalm 91:11-12
      2. Daniel 3:25 and Daniel 6:22
      3. Matthew 13:41-42
      4. Matthew 24:31
      5. Matthew 16:27
      6. Luke 12:8-9 and Jude 1:14-15
      7. Hebrews 12:22-24
      8. Revelation 21:12
      9. Luke 16:22
      10. Acts 5:19, Acts 8:26, Acts 10:3-7, Acts 12:7, and Acts 27:21-25
  6. What do the following verses indicate to us regarding the angels as spectators?
    1. Luke 15:10, Luke 12:8-9, 1 Tim 3:16,and Revelation 14:10-11
    2. 1 Corinthians 6:3
    3. The angels were, and will be, present at many past and future events. What are some of these events, as referenced in the verses below?
      1. Job 38:7
      2. Galatians 3:19, Acts 7:53, and Hebrews 2:2
      3. Luke 2:13
      4. Matthew 4:11
      5. Matthew 28:2
      6. Acts 1:10
      7. Matthew 13:37-39, Matthew 24:31, Matthew 25:31, and 2 Thessalonians 1:7

Now that we have concluded our study of the Holy Angels, we will turn our attention to the fallen angels, and the chief fallen angel himself, Satan, as we study continue our studies in the next lesson. May God use this study to open your mind, your eyes, and your heart to the world of angels surrounding us, as they carry out God’s will.

Thanks for studying with us.

In Christ,



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