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Response to question on what angels wear May 29, 2009

Posted by mercedescoleen in Angels' Lifestyle.
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One of my readers asked for more information on angels’ dress. Here is the response:

Dear Vince

Thanks for visiting the blog and leaving this comment:
 
After reading this article, I feel that I need more information on the topic. Could you share some resources please?
The only information that I have apart from my own experiences comes from scriptures:
 
a. Daniel first saw Chief Prince Gabriel in a vision. The angel  appeared to him in the form of a man (Dan 6: 15, 16). He must have been clothed although no description was given. Prince Gabriel appeared again in another vision and Daniel referred to him as “the man Gabriel” (Dan 9: 21).
 
Daniel also had a third vision in which he saw “a certain man” (Dan 10: 5). Since his two previous encounters in the  visions were with Chief Prince Gabriel, I believe that he was referring to Him here in Daniel 10. However, Daniel was struck by his appearance and manner of dress because he wrote about it:
 
 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins [were] girded with fine gold of Uphaz 

  His body also [was] like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude

According to Dictionary.com the loins refer to the area “between the hips and the lower ribs, esp. regarded as the seat of physical strength and generative power.” The NIV says that Chief Prince Gabriel wore

 “a belt of pure gold. His body looked like a dazzling gem. From his face came flashes like lightning, and his eyes were like flaming torches. His arms and feet shone like polished bronze, and his voice was like the roaring of a vast multitude of people.”

 Wow. Chief Prince Gabriel was certainly an impressive sight!  I do not have words to explain this grandeur!  Note that a beryl is a precious stone that is colorless and transparent in its pure form. Revelation tells us that pure gold in heaven is also transparent (Rev 21: 21). 

 b. The book of revelation also shows that angels wear pure linen.  When they visit earth they dress like us or we would be scared if they appear in their glory and grandeur.

 Hope this helped and God bless you.

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