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What Angels Do

1. Protection

  • The Angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers themPsalm 34:7 ESV
  • Are not all the angels ministering spirits sent out [by God] to serve (accompany, protect) those who will inherit salvation? [Of course they are!] Hebrews 1:14 AMP
  • My God sent His angel and shut the mouths of the lionsDaniel 6:22 BSB

2. Guidance

  • He will send His angel before you [to guide you] Genesis 24:7 AMP
  • I am sending an angel before you to protect you along the way and to bring you to the place I have preparedExodus 23:20 BSB
  • The angel of God, who had been going in front of the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them. Exodus 14:19 AMP

3. Attack enemies

  • I will send an Angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite. Exodus 33:2 AMP
  • And the angel of the LORD went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when the [surviving] men got up early the next morning, they saw all the dead. Isaiah 37:36 AMP

Other versions

    • Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. Exodus 14:19 NIV
    • He will send His angel ahead of you Genesis 24:7 NASB

GOD can release angels to help you

  • Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? Matthew 26:53 AMP
Legion = 3,000–6,000 men

How to "activate" Angels

  • Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do His word, obeying the voice of his wordPsalm 103:20 ESV

Other versions

  • Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His commandments, hearkening1 to the voice of His word. Psalm 103:20 AMPC
Angels listen and do. When we speak the Word of GOD, Angels listen to it and help make it come to pass.

Mighty in Strength

  • Bless the LORD, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word! Psalm 103:20 NASB
  • For after all it is only right for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give relief to you who are afflicted, along with us, when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels 2 Thessalonians 1:6-7 NASB
  • Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven with the key to the Abyss, holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. And he threw him into the Abyss, shut it, and sealed it over him, so that he could not deceive the nations until the thousand years were complete. Revelation 20:1-3 BSB

Angels can become visible from being invisible

  • Now the Angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the winepress, in order to hide it from the Midianites. And the Angel of the Lord appeareda  to him, and said to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!” Judges 6:11-12 NKJV 

aImplying that He had been invisible before; which they generally are. See below

  • Then Elisha prayed and said, “LORD, please, open his eyes that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servants eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire surrounding Elisha. 2 Kings 6:17 AMP

The Angel of the Lord

  • And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.” So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” Exodus 3:2-4 NKJV
  • Then the Angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said: “I led you up from Egypt and brought you to the land of which I swore to your fathers; and I said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you. And you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall tear down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed My voice. Why have you done this? Judges 2:1-2 NKJV
The term “The Angel of the Lord” whenever used refers to the Lord Jesus.



  1. 8085 שׁמע [shâma‛] \shaw-mah'\ A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of {attention} {obedience} etc.; causatively to {tell} etc.): - X {attentively} call (gather) {together} X {carefully} X {certainly} {consent} {consider} be {content} {declare} X {diligently} {discern} give {ear} (cause {to} {let} make to) hear ({-ken} {tell}) X {indeed} {listen} make (a) {noise} (be) {obedient} {obey} {perceive} (make a) proclaim ({-ation}) {publish} {regard} {report} shew ({forth}) (make a) {sound} X {surely} {tell} {understand} whosoever {[heareth]} witness.