on Angels

“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?”
– Hebrews1:14

“As to prophecy and good fortune: angels can only speak of it – only humans can manifest it.”
– anonymous

“I will not wish thee riches, nor the glow of greatness, but that wherever thou go some weary heart shall gladden at thy smile, or shadowed life know sunshine for a while. And so thy path shall be a track of light, like angels’ footsteps passing through the night.”
– words on a Church Wall in Upwaltham, England

“Angels are spirits, but it is not because they are spirits that they are angels. They become angels when they are sent. For the name angel refers to their office, not their nature. You ask the name of this nature, it is spirit; you ask its office, it is that of an Angel, which is a messenger.”
– Augustine

“The desire of power in excess caused angels to fall. The desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall. But in love and charity there is no excess, neither can man or angels come into danger by it.”
– Francis Bacon

“The angels of Heaven watch in amazement, as the King of the universe takes on the lowly form of a human, to save people that may or may not want to be saved.”
– Rebecca Bryan, The Carols of Christmas

“In scripture whenever angels appeared there was always one main thing that is mentioned: ‘to fear not’.”
– Sahne Callahan, Joy Through Presence: How to Experience the Calm Delight of God

“The Angels are the dispensers and administrators of the Divine beneficence toward us. They regard our safety, undertake our defense, direct our ways, and exercise a constant solicitude that no evil befall us.”
– John Calvin, Institutes

“Let us be silent that we may hear the whisper of God.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Inspiration” – Angels as Guides and Inspiration – the “Whispers of God”

“How shall we tell an angel from another guest?
How, from the common worldly herd, One of the blest?
Hint of suppressed halo, rustle of hidden wings, wafture of heavenly frankincense,-
Which is these things? The old Sphinx smile so subtly: ‘I give no golden rule,
Yet I would warn thee, World: Treat well whom thou call’st fool’…”
– Gertrude Hall

“Angels are sent to bring us messages from God’s heart.”
– Charles Hunter

“Both angels and demons are ignorant of the future, yet they make predictions. The angels do so when God reveals the future to them and commands them to prophesy, and what they prophesy comes to pass. Demons also make predictions, but these are only guesses based on what they see from afar.”
– John of Damascus

“An angel is a spiritual creature created by God for the service of Christendom and the church.”
– Martin Luther

“the universe is under the control of a loving purpose, and that in the struggle for righteousness man has cosmic companionship (angels). Behind the harsh appearance of the world there is a benign power.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr

“While angels and other heavenly beings were magnificently created, they were not created in God’s image.”
– Henk Kruger, 21 Biblical Success Secrets

“Myself, and all the Angelic Host, that stand in the sight of God enthroned, our happy state hold, as you yours, while our obedience hold. On other surety none: freely we serve, because we freely love.”
– John Milton, Paradise Lost

“The Lord has many ways to comfort those who are broken hearted. God has comforted some by His word, by His presence, by angels, and by friends.”
– Stanford Murrell, Blessed Are: Finding True Happiness in the Words of Jesus

“To err is human: to forgive, divine,
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”
– Alexander Pope

“Who can know what tales are told in the whispers of an angel,
Who can see what mighty deeds he does in the name of the Lord,
What eye can see or mind conceive of how he sees this world,
Dark and light is angel sight: the battle brave, and souls are saved.
Demons flee when we’re set free, and angels there attend.”
– Dennis Carlson Ragsdale

“I suspect that most of the time we are speaking the language of angels when we pray in tongues to edify ourselves and to pray out the mysteries of God’s plan for our lives.”
– Dave Roberson, The Walk of the Spirit

“Holy Angels, our advocates, our brothers, our counselors, our defenders, our enlighteners, our friends, our guides, our helpers, our intercessors – Pray for us.”
– Mother Teresa of Calcutta