Doctrine of Angels

Rev 22: 8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. 9 Then said he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.

We start with this verse by John in Revelation for two reasons: 1) angels are God’s messengers, and 2) worship of angels is contrary to what scripture teaches. As John tells us here we are to worship God, not angels. We should know about angels, but our focus should be what God’s word tells us and how it is to impact our lives.

As a doctrine, we should understand what angels do and what part they have as messengers. There may be occasion when our attention is on the wrong thing and God may send an angel or a messenger to help us focus on the right action that God wants us to take. In many cases, you may not have an awareness that an angel has given you a message. God wants you to focus on the message, not on the messenger.

This doctrine will be brief and present basic information. We are to have an awareness that angels exist, but always give proper attention to the message that is delivered. If God does chooses to send a messenger (or angel) to you, it will usually mean that it is highly important so give it proper attention.