Angels Lesson 2

Identifications and Names of Angels

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I. Angel of the Lord

The Bible identifies certain angels with descriptions and names.  One description is the Angel of the LORD .

Genesis 16:7 "And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur."

  This description is used in the Old Testament 52 times and in the New Testament 12 times.

This description means either that the angel belongs to God or this angel speaks for God as an ambassador.  God gives certain angels the authority to bargain with man on God’s behalf or to grant time or bring judgment.   Therefore when an angel speaks as the Angel of the LORD it is God speaking through that angel.  When an Angel is referred to as the Angel of the LORD, it is never used to mean that it is Jesus or God as an angel.

1. Angel of the   is a description that is used 52 times in the Old Testament and   times in the New Testament.

to question 1.

2. This description, Angel of the Lord, is never used in reference to .

to question 2.

Hebrews 2:16 “For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.”

3. Jesus took  on him the nature of .

to question 3.

After man was created, Jesus’ first physical appearance on Earth was at his incarnation. Jesus was not reincarnated; that is, he was not here before in a different form such as an angel or something else, but was incarnate in the virgin Mary.

II. Angel of God

Genesis 21:17 "And God heard the voice of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of  heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard  the voice of the lad where he is."  

This description is used ten times in the Old Testament and three times in the New Testament.  This description means either that the angel belongs to God or this angel speaks for God as an ambassador.  When an angel speaks as the Angel of God, it is God speaking through that angel.

4. Another description given to certain angels is the Angel of .

to question 4.

III. Angel of His Presence

In Isaiah God is reminding Israel of his love and kindness toward them.


Isaiah 63:9 "In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old."  

This means that this angel represented the presence of God with Israel.

5. During the times of difficulty, God had the "angel of his " to help them.

to question 5.

IV. Angels Identified As Stars

Revelation 1:20 "The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches."

6. In Revelation 1:20 seven angels are described as , which are the angels of seven .

to question 6.

Revelation 9:1 "And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit."

7. The angel of the bottomless pit is referred to as a that came from to the earth.

to question 7.

Job 38:4-7 "4  Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.   5  Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?   6  Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7  When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?"  

8. The angels who sang together at the creation of the Earth were referred to as the morning .

to question 8.

V. Angels Identified As Sons of God

Job 1:6 "Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them."  

This is when God and Satan dealt with Job. This description of angels as the sons of God does not mean they were begotten of God as Jesus, but simply means that they were created by God.

9. Angels were described as the of God when they came with Satan before the presence of God.

to question 9.

Hebrews 1:5-6 "5  For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6  And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him."

10. The Bible is very clear that God never made an angel as his son.

to question 10.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

11. Jesus is the begotten Son of God.

to question 11.

VI. Angels Identified As Spirits

Genesis 6:2-3 "That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.  And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years."  

12. Angels are described as of God and as in the time of Noah.

to question 12.

Hebrews 1:7 "And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire."

Hebrews 1:14 "Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?"

13. In Hebrews 1:7 and 14, angels are referred to as .

to question 13.

VII. Angels Identified As The Princes of Nations

Daniel 12:1 “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.”

14. Angels sometimes are referred to as the of the nations on earth.  

to question 14.

15. Michael, the archangel, is the of Israel.

to question 15.

Daniel 10:20 “Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. 21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.”

16. There is an angel that is the prince of and one that is the prince of .  

to question 16.

Therefore it is believed that all nations have an angel as their prince.  Some angels are those of Satan and some are of God.

Luke 4:5-6 "And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.  And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it."  

17. Satan told Jesus that the nations of the earth were his to keep or

to question 17.

Ephesians 2:2 "Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:"

18. Satan is the prince of the of the .

to question 18.

  VIII. Angels Identified As Strangers

Hebrews 13:2 "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."

People are to be careful about how they treat strangers.  They might be visiting with an angel.

19. Angels are referred to as that walk among humans on this earth.

to question 19.

IX. Angels Identified As The Chariots of God

Psalms 68:17 "The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place."  

The king of Syria sent an army to capture Elisha.  The servant of Elisha saw the army of Syria all around them and was afraid, but Elisha saw the invisible chariots of God around the army of Syria.


20. Angels are referred to as the of God.

to question 20.

2 Kings 6:17-18 “And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. 18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.”

21. Elisha prayed that God would the eyes of  his servant so that he might see the angels of God.

to question 21.

X. Angels that are named.

In the Bible there are only three angels that are named.  These three angels are Michael, Gabriel, and Abaddon.

A. Michael the Archangel

An Archangel is of the highest order of angels.

Jude 1:9 "Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee."

22. is the only mentioned in the Bible.

to question 22.

Daniel 10:13 “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.”

23. Michael is one of the chief .

to question 23.

Revelation 12:7-8 “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.”

24. Michael has an army of that will fight Satan and his angels at the beginning of the Tribulation Period.

to question 24.

B. Gabriel 

Daniel 8:16 “And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.”

25. is the angel that explains the vision of the ram and he goat to Daniel.  

to question 25.

Luke 1:18-19 “And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. 19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.”

26. Five hundred and thirty years later tells Zacharias that Elizabeth will give birth to John the Baptist.  

to question 26.

Luke 1:26-27 "26  And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,   27  To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary."  

Many people think that Gabriel is an archangel, but the Bible nowhere states this.

27. Six months later tells Mary that she will give birth to Jesus.

to question 27.

C. Abaddon (Apollyon) 

Revelation 9:11 "And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon."

28. is the name of the angel of the bottomless pit, and in Greek his name is .

to question 28.

Revelation 9:4 "And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."  

Abaddon is king over an army that is described as locusts.  This army will come out of the bottomless pit during the Tribulation Period.

  29. Abaddon is sent to punish those who have not the of in their , the followers of the Devil.

to question 29.

Revelation 9:5-6 “And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man. 6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.”

This army is against the Devil and his people.

30. This army will torment mankind for months and not let them .  

to question 30.

Revelation 20:1-3 “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. 2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.”

Abaddon is not the devil.  

31. Later Abaddon, who has the key to the bottomless pit, will bind for one years in the pit.

to question 31.

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