Angels can change appearance November 29, 2007Posted by mercedescoleen in Angels at work.
Tags: About Angels, Angels, Angels at Work, Angels of God, Heaven
Angels can change their appearance because they possess a spiritual body. This is a body that lives forever and cannot die. Paul talked about the spiritual body in 1 Corinthians 15 when he spoke about the kind of body that we will have when we are resurrected. Since Jesus said that we will be like the angels, the conclusion that one can safely make is that angels have this kind of body as well.
Here are characteristics of the spiritual body.
a. It changes appearance. For example, angels can appear like flaming fire (Psalm 104: 4)
b. It can travel through space and time and between heaven and earth. Angels ascended and descended to heaven in Jacob’s dream and Manoah and his wife saw the angel ascend to heaven in the smoke of their sacrifice (Judges 13: 2)
c. angels can work miracles like the angel that stirred the water of the pool, healing all those who stepped in first
d. can withstand temperature extremes like the angel who stood in the sun (Rev 19: 17). Jesus also appeared in the fire with Shadrach, Mesach and Abednego (having a party?).
e. can appear in dreams and visions like those in which angels gave Joseph instructions about Jesus.
Hope that you enjoyed. You can inherit this spiritual body by believing in the Lord Jesus.