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Messengers of God.

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Hi SJ. I'm not answering this one, as you have already the best one!
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Thanx.
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They were created to do Gods will. Be it, take a message to someone, fight for someone, protect someone. They are workers.
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Strong and powerful.
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Good afternoon Punk.
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Arvo SJ! I just followed your sis. ok?
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ahh, that's so cool. She's extremely funny.
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my three children

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Oj
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Eddie, you are such a loving father, I'm sorry your kids don't know this or give you the chance to show it.
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oh well, I can't hold it against them. I realize what they were put through by their mother. alot of people think they will grow out of their state of mind they are in but I know they where too damaged to do so. the devil can't hold a candle to their mother.
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Aww, so sweet!!
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sweetest answer
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A baseball team.

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An angel is a pure spirit created by God. The Old Testament theology included the belief in angels: the name applied to certain spiritual beings or intelligences of heavenly residence, employed by God as the ministers of His will.

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have you ever heard of Navy Seals? Angles are gods Navy Seals.

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I thank them for protecting our country. I pray God protects them.
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likewise
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ditto
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they are undescribable 0:)

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the people who's nature still could be intact after he/she has known the world around him/her, maybe we haven't realize that we ourselves can be angles.

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Most people that I know wouldn't be considered angels!
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but after our society can be a fair world for us to live, more and more of us will be considered angels.
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My kids are my angel.

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my 3 kids out of which one twins a boy an a girl -i always wished they never grew up so they will always be playing around me

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Angels (as in the biblical sense) are literally "messengers" from God. The bible generally portrays them as "spirits" however, "spirit" in the bible has fairly broad range of meaning. An angel can in fact be a human being sent as a messenger of God for a specific purpose and situation. A human who has a recognized "ministry" or "office" of bringing messages from God, however are referred to as prophets. There are numerous functions of angels besides bringing "messages", but that is the meaning of the word angel.

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Sure, thanks for reading it...or at least I assume u did. Lol
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according to Muslims ...

In common folklore, angels are thought of as good forces of nature, hologram images, or illusions. Western iconography sometimes depicts angels as fat cherubic babies or handsome young men or women with a halo surrounding their head. In Islamic doctrine, they are real created beings who will eventually suffer death, but are generally hidden from our senses.

They are not divine or semi-divine, and they are not God?s associates running different districts of the universe. Also, they are not objects to be worshipped or prayed to, as they do not deliver our prayers to God. They all submit to God and carry out His commands.

In the Islamic worldview, there are no fallen angels: they are not divided into ?good? and ?evil? angels. Human beings do not become angels after death. Satan is not a fallen angel, but is one of the jinn, a creation of God parallel to human beings and angels.

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Angels were created from light before human beings were created, and thus their graphic or symbolic representation in Islamic art is rare. Nevertheless, they are generally beautiful beings with wings as described in Muslim scripture.

Angels form different cosmic hierarchies and orders in the sense that they are of different size, status, and merit.

The greatest of them is Gabriel. The Prophet of Islam actually saw him in his original form. Also, the attendants of God?s Throne are among the greatest angels. They love the believers and beseech God to forgive them their sins. They carry the Throne of God, about whom the Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said:

?I have been given permission to speak about one of the angels of God who carry the Throne. The distance between his ear-lobes and his shoulders is equivalent to a seven-hundred-year journey.? (Abu Daud)

They do not eat or drink. The angels do not get bored or tired of worshipping God:

?They celebrate His praises night and day, nor do they ever slacken.? (Quran 21:20)
The Number of Angels

How many angels there are? Only God knows. The Much-Frequented House is a sacred heavenly sanctuary above the Kaaba, the black cube in the city of Mecca. Every day seventy thousand angels visit it and leave, never returning to it again, followed by another group.[1]

The Names of Angels

Muslims believe in specific angels mentioned in the Islamic sources like Jibreel (Gabriel), Mika'eel (Michael), Israfeel, Malik - the guard over Hell, and others. Of these, only Gabriel and Michael are mentioned in the Bible.
Angelic Abilities

The angels possess great powers given to them by God. They can take on different forms. The Muslim scripture describes how at the moment of Jesus? conception, God sent Gabriel to Mary in the form of a man:

??Then We sent to her Our angel, and he appeared before her as a man in all respects.? (Quran 19:17)

Angels also visited Abraham in human form. Similarly, angels came to Lot to deliver him from dang
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Tasks of the Angels

Some angels are put in charge of executing God?s law in the physical world. Michael is responsible for rain, directing it wherever God wishes. He has helpers who assist him by the command of his Lord; they direct the winds and clouds, as God wills. Another is responsible for blowing the Horn, which will be blown by Israafeel at the onset of the Day of Judgment. Others are responsible for taking souls out of the bodies at the time of death: the Angel of Death and his assistants. God says:

?Say: the Angel of Death, put in charge of you, will (duly) take your souls, then shall you be brought back to your Lord.? (Quran 32:11)

Then there are guardian angels responsible for protecting the believer throughout his life, at home or traveling, asleep or awake.

Others are responsible for recording the deeds of man, good and bad. These are known as the ?honorable scribes.?

Two angels, Munkar and Nakeer, are responsible for testing people in the grave.

Among them are keepers of Paradise and the nineteen ?guards? of Hell whose leader is named ?Malik.?

There are also angels responsible for breathing the soul into the fetus and writing down its provisions, life-span, actions, and whether it will be wretched or happy.

Some angels are roamers, traveling around the world in search of gatherings where God is remembered. There are also angels constituting God?s heavenly army, standing in rows, they never get tired or sit down, and others who bow or prostrate, and never raise their heads, always worshipping God.

As we learn from above, the angels are a grandiose creation of God, varying in numbers, roles, and abilities. God is in no need of these creatures, but having knowledge and belief in them adds to the awe that one feels towards God, in that He is able to create as He wishes, for indeed the magnificence of His creation is a proof of the magnificence of the Creator.

Footnotes:

[1] Saheeh Al-Bukhari.
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welcome , hope you read it :)
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dklovin is correct,angels are messengers

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gods first creation other than heaven .... some fell and are devils angel know they are helpers of their master...we only think of heavenly angels becouse they are the only ones that are worth anything to us ..... we were angels before we were born . devils angels were not born .but are mad that they were not . for they were not worthy.

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Angels, according to theology, are "Phantoms of the Air", or you can also call them "Eternal Procession of Holy Ghosts".

However, according to science, angels are mere ideas; not entities!

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Thanks for your answer. I'm actually a little surprised at how similar most of the answers are.
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you like to down grade with the evil sperits dont uuuuuuu
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Yes!! I try to downgrade the EVIL that you worship in the disguise of god!!
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Angels are spirit beings created by God that reside in 'heaven' with Him and generally act as messengers for Him.

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Angels are Gods servants.

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Simple answers are often the best
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Haha, thanks! How's the weather there in Az? I think we've experience the full spectrum in just the past few days. So weird!
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Thank you for keeping it simple. By the way...Arizona, or Phoenix at least, has been very pleasant . Nice cold wintery weather...some much-appreciated rain.
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I remember how we would all run out in the rain when I lived in Yuma. It was so rare.
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I've woken up in the morning with an angel in my hand. Not once but twice, on separate occasions, over the past year. :)

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Say what!?....please explain.
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Iv told u before..:)
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You have??
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Oh, that's right....I remember now! Lol
That is an amazing story.
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