What does the Bible say about angels?

Who are angels? How many are there? Do I have a guardian angel? Are they male or female?

The Bible does not spell out the angelic world in detail, but does leave us pieces. Let’s explore what it does say and leave the rest a mystery as it is not integral to our salvation. That relies fully upon Jesus!

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Who are angels? - questions and biblical answers about angels

What is an angel?

First of all, angels are not plump babies with rosey cheeks and wings! No, the angels of the Bible are powerful and mighty. The Greek word “angelos” means messenger. Angels are God’s messengers and do his work. (Heb 1:14). Sometimes the Lord addresses an issue himself, but often times he uses angels.

They are spiritual beings, meaning not of flesh and blood, though sometimes they appear as human. (Heb 13:2, Luke 24:39) They are loyal and worship the Lord endlessly (Psalm 103, Rev 7). They have a will, intellect and emotion. (Jude 1:6) They have duties and a chain of command. (Dan 8:11)

When an angel appears to a human in the Bible, the first words out of their mouth are usually “do not be afraid.” (Luke 1:26-33) They are glorious beings, but they are not to be worshipped or prayed to. 

John encountered an angel in a vision and fell at his feet to worship him. “But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God!” (Rev 19:10)

House of Palms quote - he will command his angels psalm 91-11

How long have angels lived?

Angels are created beings; they have not always existed. (Neh 9:6). They were created through Christ for Christ. (Col 1:16) The Bible says they were created before the earth was formed. In fact, they shouted for joy! (Job 38:7)

How many angels are there?

How many angels are there?

We don’t know an exact number, but there are “innumerable angels.” (Heb 12:22) Daniel said about God on the throne: “a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.” (Dan 7:10) That’s 100 million right there!

◽️The Lord came from Sinai and dawned from Seir upon us; he shone forth from Mount Paran; he came from the ten thousands of holy ones, with flaming fire at his right hand. Deuteronomy 33:2

◽️The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary. Psalm 68:17

◽️Then I looked, and I heard around the throne and the living creatures and the elders the voice of many angels, numbering myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands. Revelation 5:11

Are angels male or female?

Are angels male or female?

Angels are masculine in every single Bible reference. The pronoun “he” is always used for them (Rev 12:7, Luke 1:29, Judges 6:21, Zechariah 1:19, Rev 10:1) and they appear dressed as men. (Gen 18:2, 16; Ezekiel 9:2)

Some people think they are neither male nor female based on what Jesus says about resurrected humans in Matthew 22:30: “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.” Others argue that this simply means angels do not marry or procreate.

The long story short is: We don’t know!

What do angels do?

What do angels do?

From Got Questions:

◽️Angels praise God (Psalm 148:1-2; Isaiah 6:3).

◽️ They worship God (Heb 1:6; Rev 5:8-13).

◽️ They rejoice in what God does (Job 38:6-7). 

◽️ They serve God (Psalm 103:20; Rev 22:9). 

◽️ They appear before God (Job 1:6; 2:1). 

◽️ They are instruments of God’s judgments (Rev 7:1; 8:2).

◽️ They carry out war against demonic forces (Dan 10:13; Rev 12:7–8).

◽️ They bring answers to prayer (Acts 12:5-10).

◽️ They aid in winning people to Christ (Acts 8:26; 10:3).

◽️ They observe Christian order, work, and suffering (1 Cor 4:9; 11:10; Eph 3:10; 1 Peter 1:12).

◽️ They encourage in times of danger (Acts 27:23-24).

◽️ They care for the righteous at the time of death (Luke 16:22).

Can people become angels?

Can people become angels?

“Heaven gained another angel,” you might hear someone say when someone has passed, but people cannot become angels. (Genesis 1:26) There are set number of angels and angels do not procreate. (Matt 22:30) Angels are neither born nor die, they are a separate entity, a separate order from humans. (Neh 9:6) Angels, in turn, cannot become human.

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Is there an angel hierarchy?

God is a God of order and authority. There is a chain of command in the angelic world. Since Christ’s resurrection, angels are under his direction and authority. (1 Peter 3:22) These types of angels are mentioned in the Bible: 1) cherubim 2) seraphim 3) the four living creatures and 4) elect angels.

Michael the archangel, whose name means “”who is like unto God?” seems to be the angelic leader. (Dan 10:21; 12:1; 1 Thes 4:16; Jude 1:9; Rev 12:7-10) Gabriel, whose name means “hero of God” is an important messenger, entrusted with delivering news to Daniel, Zechariah and Mary.


“He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.” Genesis 3:24


“Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.” Isaiah 6:2

Four living creatures

“And around the throne, on each side of the throne, are four living creatures, full of eyes in front and behind: the first living creature like a lion, the second living creature like an ox, the third living creature with the face of a man, and the fourth living creature like an eagle in flight.And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, ‘Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty who was and is and is to come!’” Revelation 4:6–8

There are also fallen angels, demons, who fall into two categories: free and bound. Some are chained and awaiting judgement (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6). Some are free and serve under Satan’s command.

Do angels have wings?

Do Angels have wings?

Angels are spirits, not humans with wings. (Heb 1:14) Spirits are not of flesh and blood, and do not have need physical body parts as we do; therefore, they would not require wings as a mode of transportation. 

However, some angels appear in the Bible with wings, namely the cherubim and seraphim. “Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.” Isaiah 6:2

Most verses describe angels taking human form, without wings, so it seems they can change appearance. Physical properties do not apply to them. The angel who broke Peter out of prison in Acts 12 was able to move through walls and disappear into thin air.

In fact, the writer of Hebrews tells us, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” We could interact with an angel and not even know it!

Why did some of the angels fall from Heaven? - spiritual warfare

Why did some of the angels fall from Heaven?

God operates with complete order and authority. There is a chain of command and the holy angels always do what he says. The angels who rebelled against his authority were cast out of Heaven. 

Lucifer (Satan) was a guardian cherub (Ezekiel 28), one of the angel orders closest to God. He became prideful in his perfect beauty and wanted to be worshipped.(Luke 10) He decided to become God and take the throne. (Isaiah 14:12-14)

A third of the angels joined Lucifer in his rebellion (Rev 12:4) and they were cast down to earth like lightning. (Luke 10:18) They do not live in hell, they roam the earth and the heavens circling it (Job 1:7), seeking to tempt and separate people from God. (1 Peter 5:8) 

Satan’s defeat was when Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, covering our sins and paying our debts that would have sent us to hell with the devil. And the fallen angels’ days on earth are numbered. Jesus is coming back to earth and Satan, along with his demons and unbelievers, will be cast into the lake of fire to be “tormented day and night forever and ever.” (Rev 20:10) 

And a side note, Satan will not be ruling in hell. He will be tormented, not the tormentor. (Rev 20:10) It is Jesus who holds the keys to death and hades. (Rev 1:18)

Satan is a powerful fallen angel, more powerful than humans, but he has no authority over believers. We are under the authority of Christ, who all things were made through and for.

Palms quote - Psalm 34-7 - the angel of the lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them - verse about angelic protection

How do the angels battle in the spiritual realm?


A third of the angels joined Lucifer in his rebellion against God. (Rev 12:4) Some of those demons are locked up awaiting judgement. (2 Peter 2:4) So we know that there are significantly more holy angels than demons. 

It is important to mention that these two sides of good and evil are not equal. The fallen angel, Satan, is a created being. He is not omnipresent and omniscient like God. He has rebelled against God, but he is still under God’s authority. Satan has to get permission for everything he does! (Job 1) 

Jesus is the commander of all angels, holy and fallen. Demons in every circumstance in the gospels obey Jesus and are in fact terrified of him. “You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.” James 2:19


Spiritual warfare. Angels and demons do not battle to accomplish death (they cannot die), but to either thwart or promote God’s plan.


From the time of Satan’s rebellion and Adam and Eve’s first sin until the day that Jesus comes back and casts Satan, his demons and worshippers into the lake of fire for eternity. The war will not go on forever.


The battle takes place in the heavenlies. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12


The how is not clear. We do know that there are mighty displays of power, swords, battle for territory, but angels do not die. They are, however, subject to torture of some kind. When Jesus encountered demons they were fearful he would torment them. (Matt 8:29; Luke 8:28) Legion, a group of demons possessing a man, begged Jesus not to send him to the abysss, where some fallen angels currently are being held.

The holy angels honor all of God’s commands in Revelation in the end of days: Four angels hold back the four winds of the earth. (Rev 7:1) “The four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind.” (Rev 9:15) Michael and his angels fight agains the dragon and his angels. (Rev 12:7) Seven angels unleash the seven bowls of the wrath of God. (Rev 16) One angel locks Satan away for 1,000 years. (Rev 20:2) Jesus returns with his most powerful angels. (Matt 16:27, 24:31, 25:31)


Humans were meant to rule creation through God. (Gen 1:26) Satan, in opposition to anyone ruling but himself, tries to separate humans from God. He does this by trying convince humans they can be like God and do things apart from him. (Gen 3)

◽️“Then Elisha prayed and said, “O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see.” So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” 2 Kings 6:17

◽️Then the Lord commanded the angel, and he returned his sword to its sheath … but David could not go before it to inquire of God, for he was afraid of the sword of the angel of the Lord. 1 Chronicles 21:27, 29.

◽️And it came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when the people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses – all dead. 2 Kings 19:35

◽️And when the angel stretched out his hand toward Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord relented from the calamity and said to the angel who was working destruction among the people, “It is enough; now stay your hand.” And the angel of the Lord was by the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. 2 Samuel 24:16

How can humans win in spiritual warfare?

How can humans win in spiritual warfare? 

Spiritual warfare is real and it does play out on earth, but people tend to do one of two things: 1) ignore it all together or 2) give Satan too much credit and think him more powerful than he is. 

“The key to successful spiritual warfare is finding the biblical balance. Jesus sometimes cast demons out of people; other times He healed people with no mention of the demonic. The apostle Paul instructs Christians to wage war against the sin in themselves (Romans 6) and warns us to oppose the schemes of the devil (Ephesians 6:10–18).” —

Here is how you can do battle:

1) You can fight in the heavenlies with prayer. Read this verse from an angel talking to Daniel. God sent the angel out as soon as Daniel started praying! But the angel was held up for 21 days by a high-ranking demon in Persia. “I have come because of your words. The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, so I left him there with the prince of the kingdom of Persia and came to make you understand what is to befall your people in the latter days.” Daniel 10:12–14

2) You can fight in the heavenlies by submitting to God. Put yourself under his umbrella of authority. “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

3) You can fight in the heavenlies by putting on the full armor of God. Imagine that the people during Jesus’ time were accustomed to seeing the Roman armor that Paul is referring to: “Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” Ephesians 6:14-18

If you believe in Jesus, you have complete victory over death and no schemes of Satan can separate you from your eternal home. 

◽️For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

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Why does the Bible say so little about angels? 

The Bible mentions angels over 300 times, so why do we still know so little about them? We know that there are millions upon millions of angels, yet we only know three of their names — Michael, Gabriel and Lucifer the fallen angel. We don’t know exactly how many there are or how they interact.

Their mystery is quite purposeful. It is so we do not worship angels and that Jesus is the focus. (Col 2:18) They are mighty, glorious beings and we would be tempted to worship them if we became too knowledgable. But they are loyal to the true king, Jesus Christ, and remain behind the scenes, carrying out his plans.

It is good to know truths about God’s messengers, but it is better to know and follow the savior.

◽️And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God.” For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Do I have a guardian angel?

Do I have a guardian angel?

Scripture is clear that angels guard and protect human beings (Psalm 34:7; 91:11–12; Matt 18:10; Acts 12:9–15), but it is unclear if we are each assigned our own angel. 

Although when Peter was released from jail by an angel in Acts 1, the people praying for him couldn’t believe he was at the gate when the servant girl told them. “They said to her, “You are out of your mind.” But she kept insisting that it was so, and they kept saying, “It is his angel!” It’s a possibility that we have guardian angels.

It appears children might be assigned one angel or more. Jesus said: “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matt 18:10).

Finally, angels’ primary care is for those who trust in Jesus. Hebrews 1:14 says, “Are not the angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” 

Angels are waiting to carry out the plans Jesus Christ gives them — he is their commander and authority. (1 Peter 3:22) Jesus said, “I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God.”

If we acknowledge Jesus before others, we are under his authority and under his angelic care. As with the angels, we must submit to the authority of God.

It comes down to this: “You don’t need to decide if angels are real, you need to decide if Jesus is real,” says Dr. Tony Evans. 

Do I have a guardian angel? Jesus is the commander of angel armies

Are angels still active today?

We see angels are still active in the book of Acts, after Jesus’ resurrection. They are still active in the prophesies yet to be fulfilled. So yes, angels are still at work today. 

In fact, the writer of Hebrews says, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Not only do angels still serve those “who shall inherit salvation,” it is even possible that we could encounter one!

In fact many people today have had experiences of help from a stranger who suddenly vanishes. Have you had one one these experiences yourself? I’d love for you to tell me in the comments.

This war will not continue forever. Satan has a time limit and we are getting closer every day. Jesus will return with his most powerful angels and defeat him forever! (John 12:31, Rev 12:9, and 20:10)

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31 thoughts on “What does the Bible say about angels?

  1. Hi Kate, I so enjoyed this reading about Angels. Some people also think they can command the Angels to do work for them! That is not so. Yes, I do think they are rather large and coming from heaven where there is such a holy beautiful atmosphere, yes, mere man would be frightened. People have often had discussions about what is heaven like. I said my opinion is: there is so much peace… I cannot even start to talk about what heaven is like because no eye has seen, no ear has heard what God has planned for us. We heard how beautiful Lucifer is and how he was adorned with precious jewels, so, let us just keep ourselves ready for the Great Day of Departure from here :). Be richly blessed with Godly Wisdom and Understanding. Much love.

  2. Hi Elize! Yes, you’re right, angels are not at our command, but God’s. I love your way with words. Lots of love and blessings to you

  3. I had an experience with an Angel. He appeared to me as a man. He told me of things to come. So far, many things he said would happened, have happened. Some things are yet to come.

    I truly believe in angels and that he came to me from God. He told me about Him in a time of my life when I was grieving and was lost and had no more faith, even though I prayed to God and had asked for help.

    The Angel said he heard my plea and he came to serve and to give me messages.

    It’s been 3 years since this experience. The Angel came and stayed for about a year and we talked and he taught me things. Taught me about trust and love. He told me that I mattered and he gave me reasons to keep living.

    I’m so grateful to God and to this Angel who appeared to me as a man. He did tell me that “There will be others.”

    I have told a few ppl in my life but no one has experienced anything like this. I have yet to meet others with a similar experience and share our stories.

  4. What a wonderful experience, Lili! Thank you so much for sharing your story. It’s inspiring to think what lengths God will go to pull us back to him. I have met just a couple people who have encountered angels, knowingly so anyway. One single mom told me didn’t have much money for groceries and her kids were whining in the aisles for more food. A lady came up to them with a full cart and seemed to know specific things, and advised certain things, such as going back to church. She gave her a gift card for groceries before she walked away. Overwhelmed by the moment, the mom realized she hadn’t even really thanked her. So she frantically pushed her cart all over the store to find her. But she was gone, nowhere to be found. “Now how could she be gone suddenly when she had a full cart of groceries?” she asked. And that’s when she knew.

  5. I am blessed,thanks and may God bless you. Amen

    How can I overcome the spirit of fear and anxiety

    The spirit of adultery

  6. I’m sorry you’re struggling with these things. I’ve written a few posts about anxiety — namely “Anxiety buster worksheet” and “How to overcome fear” — but my number one answer is prayer. Pray to God as you experience all of it. Tell Him your heart and ask Him to take it from you. Pray out loud against the spirit of adultery. Say “in Jesus’ name” every time. Never get tired of saying it. Demons must obey him. Rebuke satan out loud in Jesus’ name. Pray so much other spirits can’t breathe in that space! This is when things will change — with prayer.

    A few other practical suggestions:

    Cut out coffee or at least cut back.

    Avoid alcohol. It makes anxiety worse the next day. (Trust me, I married a wine salesman!)

    Join a Bible study. You need the friendship and godly friends to talk to. This can be intimidating, but only the first time! I know when we are anxious, we tend to hole up and shut people out. It is not good and makes our fears grow oversized.

    Try Formula 303 (natural herbs you can buy on amazon) or magnesium to calm down at night.

    Have you ever tried a weighted blanket? I just bought one and it actually helps! I thought it was a bunch of hocus pocus but it seems to depress the fight or flight response because it feels like a hug.

    Give God an avenue to talk to you every day — the Bible, Bible study, worship music, sermon on podcast. If you get in his realm, you will hear things three times or the  same subject comes up over and over again and you will know he’s talking to you! While you’re at it, repent. Ask him for forgiveness for your sin and ask him to show himself to you!

    Buy the little book Jesus Calling. It has the sweetest, short, most perfect daily devotionals that seem to oddly apply every day!

  7. How are you doing,l want to know in Heaven are human beings greater than Angels or there are greater than human being?

  8. Other human beings can act as an Angel for us and we ourselves can be an Angel. Angels are spiritual messengers from God and we can be the embodiment of that Spirit.

  9. I feel l want to comment. 28 years ago I was crossing London to a Christian conference. I was a very young Christian at the time. I didn’t come from a background where angels were discussed. I had my small son and a heavy suitcase. My petite friend kindly offered to travel with me.But we were struggling on the busy tube. We were talking about the conference and sharing our faith. Out of nowhere a massive man like a giant Will Smith came and lifted my suitcase onto the train. With a nod he said “Sister” and was gone.

    Later I prayed for angel to protect my son at school. A angelic community pedatritian came to his school. She had a dowager hump like wings.

    Most recently my grown up daughter entered a career which can put her in danger. I felt my heart would break if physical harm came to her. Bible verses about angels came to me in my bible time. Soon I received a text describing an overwhelming unseen force with a sense of danger on her body which made her flee a building. She said ‘it was like something lifted her up’

  10. Thank you so very much for commenting and sharing, Katherine! These other worldly experiences are real and to be treasured. Glory to God for intervening for us when we need it most! How wonderful he showed you and let you see the unseen. Most of us never experience that. And he called you “sister”! How wonderful and special. Thank you again for sharing these joys.

  11. I have only had one experience that the only explanation is, it was an angel sent by God.
    We were driving through South Dakota on I-90. If you have ever driven it, you know it’s a lot of nothing on both sides of the road.
    We were pulling a travel trailer (camper). A truck pulled beside us (we were driving about 60mph) and waved us to pull over. He acted as if were urgent so we did. I got out of my truck and walked back to him ( he had stopped behind us). He walked me over to the passenger side of the travel trailer and said one of the tires was falling apart. I looked and he was right. Before I could get back in my truck, he had disappeared completely. No truck, no evidence of him ever being there. I-90 was flat in both directions and there was absolutely no vehicle in site. I truly believe God sent an angel to warn us and protect us. Thank you God!!!!

  12. Thank you so much for such a thorough overview on what the Bible says about angels. This was a blessing to read. I have shared with others.

    I also want to say that when I was about 7 or 8 an angel in the form of nun saved me from a car accident in Ghana. My stepmother and I were on a crowded mini bus and at one stop this nun gets on and says for us to pray because she foresaw something terrible happening to the vehicle. I think she started praying and others prayed also. We made it to our destination without incident. On our way back home on another bus, I remember the bus taking a right curve and almost tipping over. People were shouting and screaming, but the bus did fall. The details are vague because it has been so long, but I remember crowded public transport, nun, and bus almost tipping over however we were saved from the accident by the grace of God.

  13. Oh Lois, what an incredible story! I’m so grateful that you shared this interaction. There’s nothing that can replace learning about the spiritual world from the Bible, but to hear examples about how real it is, still today, is inspiring and encouraging!! Praise God for giving you this insight so young!

  14. I haven’t had an experience yet infact my friend and i were having this discussion last night and we both decided that i check it out. I feel so happy reading your write-up Mrs Kate, i’m grateful you took out time for this and then the response and testimonies are awesome and i genuinely pray i encounter mine.

  15. I had a visit twice. One was when I was in a hospital.. a small person like in white( never saw face) appeared at the side end of my bed. Scared me so much I thought it was the angle of death but never spoke and left when I got so frightened but I got better physically. Another time was going through a bad grieving time with my husband who was an alcoholic and I had left him but still felt I couldn’t live without him. I was sitting on the couch and basically hadn’t eaten much or even felt alive just very depressed and all of a sudden the room got brighter and I felt a presence and like arms going around me from my back. I got A feeling of something beyond love that was so awesome that for three days I don’t think my feet touched the ground and I knew that’s what I want unbelievable feeling nothing mattered except that wonder Feeling. of course later I tried to play it down but I still remember it and I knew that it was something very good happening to me from God. He’s real

  16. Carolyn, these are incredible stories! I had a dream about Jesus once and had that same loving feeling. And the comments flooded in on that post about how other people had dreams with that same feeling that they could never forget. He is not a distant God, he cares about us and is right here with us. Thank you so much for sharing!

  17. I have had several incidents in my life that I know were angels acting in my best interest – either to save my life, or warn me. They are all very great stories but the one that can’t be denied by even the biggest skeptic happened when I was about 8 or 9, back in the late 70’s. That was when all the kids played outside everyday and we all knew each other.

    Me, my sister and my Mom lived in Macon, Georgia with my grandparents at the time. One of the neighborhood kids (a brother and sister) had just gotten a brand new white puppy bulldog. We had all gathered at their house to see their new puppy. At one point I was holding the puppy in my arms and was some distance away from all the other kids in the neighborhood, standing in the middle of the empty lot beside their house. Suddenly I became consciously aware that I was standing awkwardly with my feet an uncomfortable and unstable distance apart and I remember thinking Why am I standing like this?’ It was a fleeting thought but then suddenly I heard a very, very calm voice say, “Look between your legs.” I looked all around me to search for who was talking to me. (Later as an adult, I remember The wind was blowing pretty good that day and they didn’t have to raise their voice for me to hear them). It seemed as if they must have been standing beside me but it was like I heard them inside my head more than with my ears. I couldn’t figure out what direction the voice came from, and I kept looking all around me but there was no one anywhere around me. I would have seen them since it was just a large empty lot, even though the grass was tall. I finally looked down at the ground and there was a snake between my legs. I threw the puppy as far as I could away from me and away from the snake and then jumped off kinda sideways as far as I could and ran! I have never heard a voice before that, or since that time. But there is no other explanation. God does have angels and they are here.

    There are a few other things that have happened in my life where earthly explanations cannot be justified, but this is the only time I actually heard a voice so it is an extra special memory.

  18. I have always believed in God & that Jesus Christ is his son & died for our sins, even tho I did not grow up in a home where jesus & prayer were taught. I have never been confused on who the Almighty God is however, I believed in him in my mind but not in my heart & I wasn’t even aware of this until I had a spiritual awakening (to say the least) last year. During a time of struggle in my life when I was at my most vulnerable but yet most sincere period in my life of changing my ways & praying to be able to follow Jesus Christ & serve God, I was VIOLENTLY ATTACKED! The morning I sincerely dropped 2 my knees & prayed to the Lord to rescue me from my ways, that night I was attacked physically by a demon. I could not see it but I felt it, I am not confused! The demonic “thing” grabbed me by the back of my hair pulling it so hard it came out of its bun & I fell to my knees & it pulled me all the way to the back of the room as I screamed & crawled on my hands & knees with EVERYTHING I had in me to get away from it until I finally made it to the bedroom door where I had awoken everyone around me. ALL that night I felt multiple demons @the same time grabbing my legs & arms& every piece of my body. It felt like there were 1/2 a dozen of them. The next couple days I felt them constantly; blowing in my ear, grabbing me in the shower, waking me in my sleep (when I could sleep) & I kept saying “God Why?!” “I am not confused I know you are my father so why are u allowing this to happen? I have told my demonic torturers that no matter how much they hurt me I will not stray from you father. So WHY, WHY is this happening?” Well later that evening I felt hands ALL-OVER me again but this time…. It was ANGEL hands! I did not seem them either so one might ask, well how do you know if your being touched by an angel? Well, all I can say is that after you’ve been touched my demons, you know when your being touched by Angels. Their hands feel like soft pillows as they touched me & when the demons went around my body it was rigid, uncomfortable & a feeling I’ll never forget. But when the Angels went around my body, the best way I can explain it is that they glided around my body gracefully like the breeze in the wind. And their energy was calming & warm, another feeling I’ll never forget. Ever since that day I still feel the Angels & I have my own way of communicating with them & I received messages all the time. Since that situation I have actually seen a couple demons or evil entities of some sort, but it was only their shadow I seen. And I’ve also seen a couple people who have passed away, but both of them were children; older children but still children. And I could tell they were not evil & I wasn’t fearful like I was when I seen the demonic shadows. Anytime I need a hug from my angels, I just ask & they give me one & I can feel them. I can tell when I have a strong more experienced angel around me or an angel who’s energy is not as strong or as matured I feel. The only reason I can think of that my angels did not step in at the time of my violet attack, (it felt as if a real life grown human man was pulling me by my hair & dragging me across the floor at least 40ft.) I think God wanted to show me what is really out there. B/C we always seem to remember the bad before the good. So when people say “how do you know angels are even real” I just smile & say “you have no idea” & most of the time I do not share my experience unless it is someone who is truly curious & I believe they really want to know about God. Have you, or anyone u know or have talked to experienced anything similar??

  19. Shannon, thank you so much for sharing this special memory. Hearing stories of how God moves through his angels in our lives is so encouraging. What an experience!

  20. Stephanie, I’m sorry you went through such a terrifying experience. I can’t imagine how scary that must have been. Praise God you know Jesus and they could go no farther! You are His and no schemes of Satan can pluck you from his hand! I’ve had a few spiritual encounters and, like you, I don’t tend to share them with people unless they are curious. So thank you for sharing your story here. There truly is a spiritual war, but a lot of people aren’t ready to accept a world beyond what they can see with their eyes. I’ve never heard of demons physically harming someone, but I have heard of the tall shadow figures. It seems God made you a sensitive soul, which can be painful for the broken things of this world, but all the more beautiful with the good.

  21. In my grade 10 year I had to attend school in the small town I lived near. During that year I fell in love. We dated for the year and when she finally let me go, she had accused me that I was never really in love with her. I disagreed, but the point was, it was truly the first time in my life I thought about ending it all. Yeah, dark, I know. I wandered the streets trying to figure out where all the pain was coming from, this bubbling cauldron that had nothing but a raging emptiness within me. I was a mess. I thought several times about throwing myself in front of the logging trucks passing by in the streets. I realized they were traveling only at town speeds and I’d need something moving faster. I found myself at an old abandoned park, in a derelict, forgotten nook in town which hadn’t seen use in years. The place was grown over with weeds and much of the stuff needed repair. I was at the wooden bleachers trying to hold myself together, while trying to come up with a plan to end it all. I kept wondering at that point about things my mom had told me. That a guardian angel watches over each of us. She was always very devout and had told me she prayed every day. I gathered the last of the strength in my broken heart, calling to the angel in my mind. I implored “if you really are out there, I hope you are listening because I need you right now. I need a friend and I don’t know if I can really do this alone. My ability to hang on is drifting away with my heart.” I felt so dead inside and I thought… I don’t know what I thought because I never listened. I never listened when it counted most – when I should have listened. I could hear everyone but I didn’t listen to anyone, I couldn’t understand what I needed in that moment other than a friend.
    “If you really are listening, when do you take stock in this human? When do you act? Do you only stand by and watch, when a child of God is dying inside and wants to die on the outside too? When are you held accountable as my watcher?” And then I screamed out “Why don’t you do something, help me!” I was a mess of tears and emotions.

    I could count the dull seconds between my plea and that singular moment it all started to change, on both my hands.
    My attention was pulled to the sky, for no reason whatsoever. I never expected anything and never expected any notion that a single iota of effort was ever going to be put forth by heaven. I could have looked at about 200 degrees of sky at that moment at any angle or pitch. But my attention was directly pulled to the open blue sky, where not a single cloud was seen. I watched a white point descend and thought it was maybe a satellite or a balloon, maybe a plane. It looked nothing like that, so I watched it. I’ve been attentive my whole life about the particulars of things when I choose to study them. I watched with as much focused curiosity as I could muster at that moment. As it descended it followed a curved path bowing from left to right to left on a downward slope.
    I questioned it in my mind, and the answer arrived back to me quite clearly a moment later – angel. It continued to descend, and I sat in awe of the moment, I looked around to see if anyone else was around, noticing this, but I was alone in the midst of this town. The object continued and it dawned on me at that moment that the angel was likely never supposed to break protocol. The angel was never supposed to see me, or at least me see him? Everything I had denied before at that moment was awash. It’s hard to be an agnostic or even an atheist if the proof is there in front of your eyes. I thought about the curvature of the path, the clarity of the moment, the shape of the globe of whiteness, the clear blue sky, and even how the answer came to my mind and then even how my attention was pulled directly to that spot in the sky. I held up an arm at length to measure the arc across the width of my thumb, not even half.
    The more I thought about that moment, the more I realized how selfish I was being. Here this thing, this eternal being, with the full capacity of free will, supposedly in heaven, breaks free to help a pleading child. If the protocol was that he was only ever supposed to watch me, then he was breaking rules which in heaven I can only imagine result in one thing. The new tears that came were not for me. I couldn’t hold them back, when I realized how selfish I really was. First with my life, to think I had the right to simply throw it away, that beautiful gift – but to jeopardize this beings’ standing among the heavens for this beggar of a child. I never demanded anything. I begged for help and realized how pathetic I really was. I asked him in my mind to stop – I pleaded, I begged again. I told him through my sobbing that he no longer needed to help me, it wasn’t fair of me to have asked that. It wasn’t fair for me to make him risk his eternity for me. Who was I to be worth that kind of value. I told him to go back. I watched as the decent stopped and then it began to ascend higher. Now though the curvature changed, but this time curving from right to left but at a much steeper and wider curve. So then I knew, no plane, no satellite, pretty much nothing on a calm day that would change it’s path in that kind of descent to ascent in those types of trajectories. I then prayed. I prayed to God beseeching Him to forgive the angel that sought to help me, begging for His kindness to not exact a punishment on the angel. It was the first real time I ever prayed to God with overwhelming conviction and it was for someone else. Through my tears, I hoped He heard.
    At 16 years old, I realized I had no excuses. No more reasons to hide behind. No more smoke screens to help rationalize or deny. God was indeed real and so were the heavenly beings. To be quite honest I didn’t want it one way or the other – I had no stake in knowing or not knowing. It wasn’t about me begging to know, it was about me wanting to have a reason to live, and needing a friend to help me.

  22. I’m leaving you a comment my husband and I did experience an angel my husband wanted to go to the altar and get blessed and said I don’t know how to do this and a guy walked up and we were sitting by the wall there is no way he could’ve heard what we were talking about and he said I’ll go up with you we did not ever see this guy in church and when he took my husband up he disappeared wasn’t that an angel

  23. That’s incredible, Pauline. Yes, that does seem like one of God’s angels guiding his children toward him!

  24. I had a horse fall once that resulted in a closed head injury. The injury manifested many weird symptoms and one of them was “mania”. I was very confused and in psychological anguish. I remember sitting in my living room and having to “keep it together” because I had heard my mother-in-law advising my husband to admit me to a psychiatric ward because I was in terrible shape. I had a little boy with my husband and I was afraid to lose him if I got “locked away”. In my head i pleaded to Jesus to help me. I tried to reach him. I told him he didn’t love me and screamed in my head that if he loved me, he wouldn’t let this happen to me. Before I knew it, “like a thief in the night” i was no longer in my home sitting on the couch in front of my T.V. (having a nervous breakdown) but now in what I knew was the church i had been attending since the horse fall. I understood where i was, exactly where I was. Despite this place of darkness, I perceived without color or light. I understood that Jesus was standing before me now and an exchange began. I found that i was simultaneously myself and at the same time was Jesus experiencing my “spiritual state” and then my heavenly beginning and how i was formed. He allowed me into his being so that I could know how i was loved. He was there with me before i was even a concept/spiritually conceived? Even before i was me i had already existed and i was loved from before the beginning and throughout the journey of me up to this point and how i would continue on this path. He had been there and would be with me. No amount of “young love emotions” reciprocated or not, or reassuring and loving moments with my parents came into the same realm or with the same depth as this experience imparted. Emotions were transmitted through what felt was my “core” (around my stomach area). The same area that manifests fear and excitement emotions, was now the mechanism to let me experience what was unfolding before me. This experience was pure and exquisite and void of any weight both physical or emotional. This encounter has so many qualities and details that i cannot describe with words and still remember vividly some 27 years later.
    He meant to leave no doubt of the complete and perfect love that was and will continue to be felt for me.

  25. I have no words. What a revolutionary encounter you had with the Savior! It brings tears to my eyes. What a Savior he is!!! I’m sincerely grateful you took the time to share this remarkable experience (that you have written so eloquently) with us.

  26. I can comment with this as my angelic experience. In 2013, I was hit and ran over by an inexperienced bus driver, who tried to move a coaster bus.

    I had a miraculous escape because I was on the ground, right under the bus, the moving tires were on my left and right as the bus swiftly rode over but none of those tires rode near me. ( I was right in the middle)

    I sustained frictional burns and lost my right pinna. But the amazing thing is this: except for my left ribs which had some fractures that healed so quickly, none of my bones were broken!

    Then, in the midst of the chaos under that bus, a very calm and reassuring voice said: “nothing will happen to you”.
    (Maybe it meant nothing will happen… according to the plan of the enemy).

    Thank God for His guardian angels, the journey to healing and becoming a mother .

  27. What an incredible story! I’m so grateful He saved you and with such comforting words. These experiences are painful and traumatic, but it’s in those moments when we see how powerful and loving He is.

  28. I once walked off a bridge coming back from San Juan New Mexico in August 1978 my eye s adjust to darkness once I walked off the bridge 🤔 it was a hill, long grass going over the end of the bridge my eyes adjust knew I walked off weight was doubling fast toll I landed on my feet in arroyo in massive pain my hand hit the ground and I fell backwards then there was no pain I was paralyzed from my neck down to the bottom of my feet I started crying for help to my father his brothers and my brother saying I couldn’t move I was crying wen I said a prayer to Jesus telling him I didn’t want to be like my grand father the father of my dad and his brothers and sisters he got hit by a falling dead tree on his back and paralyzed from his hips down to his feet wen I finished the prayer I felt a power from the of my feet going up slowly to my neck wen got to my neck I was able to walk up onthe side of the bridge up a hill and told my dad to get to the hospital praise Jesus he saved me from being paralyzed .

  29. I once walked off a bridge coming back from San Juan New Mexico in August 1978 my eye s adjust to darkness once I walked off the bridge 🤔 it was a hill, long grass going over the end of the bridge my eyes adjust knew I walked off weight was doubling fast toll I landed on my feet in arroyo in massive pain my hand hit the ground and I fell backwards then there was no pain I was paralyzed from my neck down to the bottom of my feet I started crying for help to my father his brothers and my brother saying I couldn’t move I was crying wen I said a prayer to Jesus telling him I didn’t want to be like my grand father the father of my dad and his brothers and sisters he got hit by a falling dead tree on his back and paralyzed from his hips down to his feet wen I finished the prayer I felt a power from the of my feet going up slowly to my neck wen got to my neck I was able to walk up onthe side of the bridge up a hill and told my dad to get to the hospital praise Jesus he saved me from being paralyzed . Now I have angels that look like bright lights that follow at is the ony time I can see every were I go .one time there was hundreds on August 22 above my mom’s trailer 2022 my friend whose name was angel was taking pictures and video of them we thought at first they were ufo s but then one came close to and was following be around wen I looked at videos and pictures there was different faces on all the ones we taped onr had a halo and one was my mother Mary and my brother Anthony face behind her he got his hair color back and wasn’t t bald anymore it was a great night praise the lord. But one thing there was no stars in the sky that night and is dark were I use to live .I don’t know but to me it seems like a message from Jesus telling us to change the world for the better and ourselves too before its to late amen.

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