Jesus said, Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man in John 1:51 in Bible. Angels are mentioned 108 times in Tanakh or Old Testament and 165 times in Brit Chadashah (New Testament in Chafer, Systematic Theology II, 3. Angels are still active in our lives as guardian angels to protect and defend us from evil daily. It is good to, Praise the LORD God for HIS angels, malakh God’s mighty ones who do His bidding and obey His word says Psalm 36:16; see also Psalm 103:20–21. The Bible says God sends HIS angels to deliver Good News to people. So God’s angels in a variety of forms and ranks perform functions for the purpose of serving. Despite supernatural nature, it is good know angels are the messengers of God. All angels are ministering spirits sent to serve all who inherit salvation in Bible: Hebrews1:14;Psalm 34:7;91:11–12; Daniel 6:22.God’s grandeur power and mystery in angels made them tempt humans to intermarry rebels against God so cast out of heaven as satan. So God violation by disobedience. The most beloved Jewish disciple of Yeshua, John in vision of Marriage of the Lamb and crystal clear water of life flowing from throne of God in the New Heaven and Earth. fell at the feet of the angel who rebuked him: “The angel said to John me, ‘Do not do that I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Yeshua; worship God. For the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy in Revelation 19:10; see also Revelation 22:8–9. So angels are in God’s service for HIMSELF and for us.
John the Evangelist on Patmos, (17th c.) by Jacopo Vignali (1592-1664), John receiving revelation from an angel. In the Hebrew Scriptures, angels play key roles in interpreting prophetic visions, as seen in Book of Revelation. The angel Gabriel, for instance, revealed the exact timing of the coming of Messiah to the prophet Daniel in Daniel 9:20–27 as well as the work of the anti-Messiah in “the distant future” in Daniel 8:15–27. Again in Zechariah 1:9–5:11, angels talked to prophet through visions, explaining and teaching what each vision means.
The Annunciation, by Henry Ossawa Tanner, depicting the Angel Gabriel’s
announcement to Miriam Mary she will conceive and be the Mother of Yeshua Jesus. Another duty of angels is bring messages. In Hebrew, the word “angel” is malakhim (מַלְאָכִים), which means messengers. Messenger angels occupy a unique rank often appearing in form of men or winged cherubim and seraphim. Malakhim appeared to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses. Isaiah mentions the Malakh Panav, Angel of God’s Presence. Angel Gabriel gave to Mary message of prophetic fulfillment: “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a Son, and you are to call him Yeshua. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The LORD God will give Him the throne of His father David, reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; His kingdom will never end.” (Luke 1:29–33; see also Isaiah 7:14)
Prophet Elijah Received Bread, Water from Angel (c. 1626 Peter Paul Rubens. Angels ministering spirits sent to serve those inheriting salvation Hebrews 1:14. Hebrews 1:14 says malakhim are sent forth to minister to those who will be heirs of salvation. The messages that angels send on behalf of God are two-fold. They reveal HIS plans for their lives and serve to minister in times of dire distress. For instance, angel baked bread for Elijah when he was hiding out in a cave and wanted to die in 1 Kings 19:3–6. When Sarah’s sad servant Hagar thought she was about to die, crying out to the LORD she and Ishmael sat alone in the wilderness with no food or water. Angel of God malakh Elohim appeared to relieve her distress saying, “Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for God will make him a great nation says Genesis 21:18. This message is a tremendous prophecy, as Ishmael became father of Arab nations called Ishmaelites. Angels ministered to Yeshua during His 40 days of fasting in wilderness and subsequent temptation by satan in Mark 1:13.
Hagar & Angel in Desert, James Tissot
Angels Worship God and minister to humans, minister to God worshiping HIM. Isaiah saw Seraphim above God, “each having six wings: two covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called out to another and said, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy, is LORD YAHVEH of hosts, the whole earth is full of HIS GLORY in Isaiah 6:3. Apostle John saw angelic beings around Throne of God. Day and night they praised God, saying, “Holy, Holy, Holy is LORD LORD God ALMIGHTY WHO was and is and is to come! in Revelation 4:8. God’s Believers receive glorified bodies, join angels in praising HIM with 24 elders, Revelation 4:10–11. “Twenty-four elders fall down before God who sits on the Throne and worship HIM who lives forever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say: ‘You are worthy, our LORD God to receive glory Honour and POWER, you created all things, and by your will created and have their being.’”
A sculpture of angel warring demon at church in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo by Alvaro Guzman. Angels are involved in warfare and protection so war with angels of darkness who try to prevent ministering angels from performing their service to us. After many days of intense praying, an angel appeared to Daniel explaining why he came three weeks late: “The prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was delayed there with king of Persia in Daniel 10:13. As Daniel persists in prayer, ministering angel persisted in warfare. Answer to prayers though delayed, we should not stop praying. The war is not against the flesh but against spirits of darkness who seek to destroy efforts in Ephesians 6:12.
A prayer Jewish People recite before going to sleep acknowledges and seeks the protection offered by four specific angels named in Talmud as archangels and by God HIMSELF: “To my right is Michael and to my left Gabriel, in front of me Uriel, behind me Raphael, over my head God’s Shekhinah Presence of God.” In Jewish tradition Michael angel of mercy; Gabriel, justice; Raphael, healing; and Uriel, illumination. In the late 16th or early 17th century a poem universally sung after returning from Shabbat services on Friday night before kiddush (sanctification) of the Shabbat meal. The short version states, “Angels of peace, your coming be in peace; bless me with peace, and bless my prepared table. May your departure be in peace now and forever. Amen.” In times of need, we can invoke the Service of Angels from God to help us. Its important to remember we do NOT pray to angels for protection or angelic intervention. We pray directly to Father God, to dispatch angelic intervention at HIS will. When people of Israel “cried out to the LORD, “HE heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out of Egypt in Numbers 20:16. When Peter was in prison in Acts 12:5, Believers in Jerusalem prayed to God deliverance. Peter testified, “Now I know without a doubt that the LORD sent HIS angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches and from everything the Jewish people hoping would happen in Acts 12:11. In these accounts of angelic intervention in the Bible, we know angels are still. involved in the affairs of men. The Brit Chadashah New Testament shows that angels are still interacting with people, and exhorts us to be on alert for them: “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels not knowing it in Hebrews 13:2. God’s angelic messengers are active in our midst, taking interest in affairs of men as they carry out God’s will. Therefore, may each of us be equally committed and active in carrying out His will in whatever service we are called to. And when we need angelic intervention, let us pray persistently to the LORD, who dispatches His angelic ministers to serve Him through us. “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10)
Our hearts cry at Bibles For Israel for Jewish people in the Holy Land and in the Diaspora to come to know Yeshua HaMashiach Jesus Messiah. So GOD’S Children will be taught by LORD, and great will be their peace in Isaiah 54:13. Psalms 121:5-6 says that The LORD God is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand. So the sun shall not strike you by day or the moon by night.