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Angels are incorporeal spirits, participating in the creation and in the life of the world by executing the will of the Creator. Hebrew "Malah", quite as Greek " angelos " indeed means "messenger". The Bible speaks more specially about angels as messengers, the Almighty’s envoys, because it is exactly as such that they participate in people’s life. Nevertheless, Biblical authors sometimes heed on other aspects of the angels’ “being” and services.

It is very important for the Bible, that all angels are creatures, created by God within the framework of His vision regarding the world. Pointing out the diversity of the creatures we usually call in common notion "angels", apostle Paul in his letter to Colossians (Col 1 :16) underlines that they are all created by God and serve Him. Angels’ nature is almost not discussed in the Bible, they just point out that they {angels} are spirits (Ps 104:4; Heb 1:3-14), having neither flesh nor bone (Luc 24:39) and are so similar to God Himself. The Bible mentions at all nine various types of spirits: angels, archangels, cherubim, seraphim, thrones, lordship, the principalities, authority and power. However, a complete "list" like unto is quoted nowhere; later (not earlier than the 5th century B. J. C) the theory of celestial powers’ hierarchy is the origin.

Particular forms of services are only given to certain ranks of celestial forces. So, the cherubims and the seraphims lay ahead the Almighty’s throne (Is 6:2-4 ); angels also take part in worship in heaven (Rev 5:11-13). Christian thinkers presume that the glorification of God occupies a central place in the entity of all the immaterial forces. This fact has a particular meaning since angels as far as one can judge, remain faithful to God and do not sin. They become then models of purity and righteousness; that is why their existence, full of praises to the Creator becomes also a model for people. As the sentinel, a kind of guard of honor, angels surround and serve any manifestations of God's power on the earth and in heaven. The possibility to see this is given to Men thanks to a special approach to God (Jn 1:51).

Mainly, angels serve then as messengers and as executors of God's will in the Bible. The archangel Gabriel and the other angels who were not mentioned by name announce the Incarnation of the Son of God and testify His Resurrection and Ascension. Angels also proclaim the Creator’s will to people in most special cases or accomplish various courses of action according to His order. That is effectively why apostle Paul in his letter to the Hebrew calls angels «spirits of service»

Angels will as well execute God’s will, even at the Second Advent; It is really angelic troops who opposes forces of evil in the history final.

At the same time, the expression "Angelus Domini " serves repeatedly as euphemism in the Bible for the designation God's inscrutable presence.

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Послание к Колоссянам   ch.  1,  verse 16
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Псалтирь   ch.  104,  verse 4
Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
Послание к Евреям   ch.  1,  verse 3-14
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Евангелие от Луки   ch.  24,  verse 39
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
Книга пророка Исаии   ch.  6,  verse 2-4
Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
Откровение Иоанна Богослова   ch.  5,  verse 11-13
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Евангелие от Иоанна   ch.  1,  verse 51
51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

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