Salima i am working from the Holy Bible here tonight, i would love it if anyone could offer up any other reliabilities of what angels are such as Miltons Paradise Lost has much to say on angels but this is for those who are not just content of the beauty and originality of the Scriptures.
Ex 23:20-21 "See I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion sinc emy Name is in him.
Calls the angels him but i agree that angels have no sex, it is generalisation, i like this because it also in some sense says that angels have rank enough to not forgive men for their transgressions against God.
Jdg 13:15-16 Manoah said to the angel of the LORD, "We would like you to stay until we prepare a young goat for you"
The angel of the LORD replied, "Even though you detain me, I will not eat any of your food. But if you prepare a burnt offering, offe rit to the LORD." (Manoah did not realise that it was the angel of the LORD)
So this says that angles walk as men but hey do not talk as men, notice the attitude of the angels as if he is tired by having to put up with the presence of a man, and speaks as if he has other things that must be taken care of.
Ps 34:7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him and he delivers them.
Angels then are our heralds and this is just one of the many indications that the angels as more than a host are an army, are soldiers.
Ps 91: 11-12 For he will comand his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
Mt13:39 and the enenmy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.
That threshing machien or just simple farm hands tending to the crop of man.
I take harvesters to be a good word and meaning where some might want ot put it in the negative.
Mt 28:2-3 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.
His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.
Angels have purchase over the elements of the earth even the strong ones being a destructive outcome due to them not naturally belonging on earth, at least this one, or the call was put out to nature that something that controlled it was coming. Like lightning, as white as snow.
Lk 20:36 and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God's children, since they are children of the resurrection.
Then angels cannot die, what about the war of heaven and hell did any of them die then? Can an angel be killed? Or just bested?
Have they already died? Therefore cannot be killed?
Still unsure as to whether we rise in rank to become like angels or we are lowered from the angelic form to become man.
1Co 6:3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life.
Angels are part of life, have life? and we have the possition to be even as man above the angels in judgements and possible reckonings outcomes.
1 Co 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
So the language of the angels is in tongues, something knowledge understanding that man has to be in possession of a higher learning to understand th ewords spoken by men and especially angels.
2Co 11:14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as angel of light.
Heavy on the masquerade.
Col 2:18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize. Such a person goe sinto great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.
I hope this doe snot mean us, which it doesn't because we are almost agreed that angles are rarely ever seen by men and those who do should not speak of them as a delight for the mind or senses.
We should not worship them we should possibly fear them, unless we are judging them?
Heb 1:14 Are not angels ministering spirits sent to serve who will inherit salvation?
Less than man the angles are here even if their profession be honourable.
They are our servants if not still in the station of without free-will almost.
They are sent however to watch and to tend to us.
1Pe 1:12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by htose who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even the angels long to look into these things.
Angels have longings to be as we have the privilege to see the Holy Spirit more than they. The angels ar enot as complete as we, are less than we, not something to aspire towards.
2Pe 2:4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment;
The fact that angels must be able to sin before they are cast out goes someway to affirming that they have self that they indeed have free-will.
And maybe once cast out they no longer have the possiblity if choice but towards bad and 'evil'.
Jude-:6 And the angles who did not keep thier positions of authority but abandoned thier own home- these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgement on the great Day.
Position, authority, rank privilege.
Abandoned choice to be slave to nothing not even theri selves anymore.
There that is all i have for tonight but to coment upon further posts you have made since last i spoke;
I always though the rank of cherubim was for the infants of man who never needed to grow as a man.
On further findings Salima being from of Muslim teritory and benevolence do you have any further information upon Arham Darda'il, Hamalat al-Arsh, Jundallah, Mu'aqqibat and Raqio? Thank you for what ever you have given and still have.
I found this also and mad eme wonder about corespondance.
And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters because they were amde bitter.
Is this wormwood that of C.S. Lewis tale of Screwtape a demon and in letter to his nephew Wormwood anothe rdemon but of lower rank has any correspondance?
No man is capable of communicating with them which is why as you will have read, angels terrify men when they realsie they are in the presence of one.
The angels when building the universe were given their rank and duty.
So the duty of gravity has an angel? I think this is so.
It depends on your deffinition of jinn, could they be demons?
See you soon hopefuly.