Messengers and Archangels – Names and Roles of Angels (Part 2) – ANGELS [5]

“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD.  –  Isaiah 54:17

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MESSENGER:

Another familiar reference to angels is the visitation of Mary, by the angel Gabriel, who told her she would be the mother of God’s son – …God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee,  to a virgin named Mary.  – Luke 1:26-27

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Gabriel was a “MESSENGER angel”.  His role was to bring important messages from God to people, and to reveal truth about the Messiah.                                                                                      He appeared in a visible form and spoke words that could be heard.  He was not a vision or dream.

He also appeared to Zechariah, 11 While Zechariah was in the sanctuary, an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing to the right of the incense altar. 12 Zechariah was shaken and overwhelmed with fear when he saw him. 13 But the angel said, “Don’t be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer. Then the angel said, “I am Gabriel! I stand in the very presence of God. It was he who sent me to bring you this good news!  –  Luke 1:11-13, 19

Gabriel also appeared to Daniel, 500 years before he appeared to Zechariah. As I was praying, Gabriel, whom I had seen in the earlier vision, came swiftly to me at the time of the evening sacrifice.  –  Daniel 9:21

 

ARCHANGEL:

Then there’s Michael, the ARCHANGEL, a “protector angel”.  Michael was called the archangel in Jude 1:9  –  But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!

Archangel means “chief of the angels”.   He’s the defender of the nation of Israel.

In Revelation 12:7 we see Michael in his protector role. Then there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels. 

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A bit of trivia – There are only 3 angels mentioned by name in the Bible.  Michael, Gabriel, and Satan.

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