What Angels Actually Look Like

What does it mean to see or hear an angel? Is it really possible to see them?

What Angels Actually Look Like

Angels are beings who appear in human form to guide us through life. They are said to be messengers from God and guardians of our souls.

Some believe they are fallen angels who rebelled against God. Others say they are spirits of deceased people who have passed over into heaven.

Angels are often depicted in religious art, literature, music, film, and television. Many people claim to have seen them, heard their voices, or even felt their presence.

Are these experiences real? Or are they simply hallucinations caused by stress, fear, or other psychological conditions?

How do we know if what we think is a spiritual experience is actually the work of God? How can we tell the difference between a true vision or encounter with an angel and something that was created by our own minds?

Angels are beings who watch over us and guide us through life. They are often depicted as winged creatures with long flowing hair. Some believe they are messengers from God, while others see them as guardian spirits.

Angels are believed to exist in every religion and culture around the globe. In some cultures, they are seen as good luck charms, while in others they are considered evil. The Bible even refers to fallen angels that rebelled against God, leaving them cursed forever.

In this article we’ll try to figure out what an angel looks like. Our question is simple: Do angels look like us? And if so, what do they look like? Read this article now to find out not just what angels look like but as much information about them as you need to. 

What Are Angels?

Before we discuss exactly what angels look like, let’s explain exactly what angels are. 

Angels are mentioned in the Bible, but they don’t seem to play much of a role in modern society. Why did God create them? What purpose do they serve today?

What Angels Actually Look Like (1)

The word angel comes from the Latin word Angelus meaning messenger or herald. In Christian theology, angels are spiritual beings who minister to humans.

They are often depicted as having wings, halos around their heads, and carrying various objects such as swords, shields, and scrolls.

God created angels to act as his messengers, to watch over us, and to guide us through life. Today, angels continue to perform these duties.

In the Old Testament, there were many different types of angels:

1) Seraphim

These are the highest ranking angels. They are described as being like cherubim with six wings each. Their names mean “sons of glory” or “sons of light.” The Hebrew name for this type of angel is seraph.

2) Cherubim

These are the second-highest ranking angels. They have four faces and eight wings. Their names come from the Hebrew words chevrah (meaning face), and yirah (meaning wing).

3) Thrones

These are the third-highest ranking angels. They also have four faces and eight arms. Their names come from Hebrew words thronos (meaning throne) and yirah (wing).

4) Dominions

These are the fourth-highest ranking angels. They look similar to the cherubim except that they only have two faces and four wings. Their names come from the Hebrew words dmwn (meaning dominion) and yirah.

5) Virtues

These are the fifth-highest ranking angels. They appear to be human-like figures with one face and four wings. Their name comes from the Hebrew word vrt (meaning good).

6) Powers

These are the sixth-highest ranking angels. They resemble human-like figures with three faces and six wings. Their names come from the Hebrew words pwr (meaning power) and rsh (meaning son).

7) Principalities

These are the seventh-highest ranking angels. They can have either seven or nine faces and ten or twelve wings. Their names come from the Hebrew words mnst (meaning majesty) and yirah(meaning wing).

8) Archangels

These are the eighth-highest ranking angels. They may have either five, six, or seven faces and nine, ten, or eleven wings. Their names come from the Hebrew words archangel (meaning prince) and yirah/yareh (meaning wing).

9) Angels

This is the lowest rank of angels. They are not ranked above the other angels, but below them. They are sometimes called “ministering spirits.” They have no special titles or ranks. However, they are still considered to be very important by God himself.

10) Satan

Satan was an angel before he became the devil. He has been referred to as Lucifer, which means light bearer. His name comes from the Hebrew words Satan (meaning adversary) and elohim (meaning god).

11) Demons

Demon is another term used for fallen angels. They were once powerful angels who rebelled against God. They now serve him as demons. Their names come from Greek words diabolos (meaning evil spirit) and malakas (meaning powerful).

Now that we’ve explained exactly what angels are, let’s discuss what angels look like. 

So What Do Angels Actually Look Like? 

As might be apparent from reading this article, because angels are servants of God they can transform themselves into whatever they want to appear like. 

However, most angels that are encountered by people on Earth are angels that look like human beings. 

This is because when angels visit us, they do not want to frighten us or shock us and so take on the appearance of an ordinary person but one with wings. This also means that if an angel wishes to move amongst us, they can do so easily. 

Final Thoughts

Angels truly are the messengers of God and they have a truly heavenly approach to them.

This is why it is so important to know what angels look like because if you are visited by one, you want to be certain that they truly are acting as messengers of God and not a part of your imagination. 

Angels are creatures that we can only dream of meeting and hope that we will one day meet in our other lives once we ascend to the heavenly land in which our Lord resides.

So make sure that if you ever encounter an angel you realise that they are just like us – one of God’s children with a purpose and a mission as part of His plan.

Anneka Huddleston
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