Angels 6

Posted: March 7, 2013 in Angels
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Last week we read that angels sometimes appear as real people.  Now lets read how angels are described in the
heavenly realm.

Isaiah 6:1-2  I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.
Above him stood the SERAPHS (high ranking angels):  each one had SIX WINGS;  with two wings they covered
their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.

The Seraphim Angels covered their faces because God is completely holy.  They could not look upon him.  They
covered their feet because they were in the midst of holy ground; Gods presence.  This is similar to Exodus 3:5
and Joshua 5:15 when Moses and Joshua were standing on holy ground and were told to remove their sandals.
This is a sign of respect.

Here is another scripture describing angels with wings:

Exodus 25:20  The CHERUBIM (also high ranking angels) are to have THEIR WINGS spread upward, overshadow-
ing the cover with them.

This scripture is describing the angel statues that are attached to the top or the cover of the arc of the covenant.

Although these two scriptures describe the angels in heaven as having wings, I’m not sure they really do.  The
bible is full of symbolisms.  In the same way that God doesn’t really sit on a throne (he is omnipresent), I’m not
sure that angels really fly with wings.  Angels are spiritual/heavenly beings.  I doubt that angels need wings to
move around.  As we have read in Angels 5, angels can take many forms.  They have appeared as fire, as beings
of light and as humans.  Angels can travel from one dimension to another.

Angel wings might be symbolic of the “rapidity” of their movement.  They may also be symbolic of their great
covering or protection with wings open wide.  Also, they may be symbolic of their great comfort as to wrap you
in their wings.

Thank you so much for reading.  Next week we will be reading about the hierarchy of angels.

God bless.

Jeff

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