Army of Angels

God created angels with different degrees of ability, established them in ranks based on these differences, and organized them much the way armies are organized. The Hebrew word translated “hosts” in the phrase Lᴏʀᴅ of hosts actually means “armies.” God is “Lᴏʀᴅ of armies.”

Holy angels constitute powerful armies that obey God’s commands (Ps. 103:20–21), serve as His chariots (Ps. 68:17), and are divided into legions (Mt. 26:53). Some are even under the command of other angels.

Cherubim appear to have the highest rank since they seem to have the closest relationship with God and are referred to more than any other rank of angels (Ezek. 1:5–24; 10:1–22).

Seraphim cover the unique presence of God and His throne and continually assert that He is holy (unique), Commander-in-Chief of the angelic armies of heaven, and glorified Sovereign of the earth (Isa. 6:1–7).

The “four living creatures” in the midst of and around God’s throne in heaven continually exalt God by declaring His holiness (uniqueness), omnipotence, and eternality (Rev. 4:6–9).

Archangel means “chief or ruling messenger” (1 Th. 4:16; Jude 9). Michael is the only archangel named in the Bible. He and angels under him wage war against Satan and evil angels (Rev. 12:7).

Princes are powerful angels assigned by God or Satan to positions of authority over nations to influence their decisions and actions (Dan. 10:13, 20–21; 12:1).

Thus the apostle Paul told believers, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Eph. 6:12). Yet, if the “Lᴏʀᴅ of armies” is for you, who can be against you? (See Romans 8:31.)

1 thought on “Army of Angels

  1. In the bible i remember a verse “if you so much as touch the hair of a child the wrath of heaven will come down upon ,,,, or similer .
    Is it possible to direct me to this part of the bible thank you james

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