The word “angel” (Hebrew: malak) means “messenger.” Angels are God’s heavenly messengers or servants or sons of God which were created for His pleasure, and the worship and service of God before the universe began.
The Book of Job gives us a glimpse of the angels (i.e. morning stars and sons of God) singing praises and shouting for joy as they watched while God created the earth:
“Where were you [Job] when I laid the foundations of the earth?…When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?” – Job 38:4-7
Bible scholars have little doubt that angelic beings are referred to here. The term “morning stars” are angels of higher rank in heaven, and “sons of God” are angels of lower rank. They apparently united in a chorus of praise as they beheld God’s beautiful creation work in progress.*
Although all angels were originally created good and holy, including Lucifer the archangel (who is now called Satan), the Bible tells us that a rebellion took place in heaven in the distant past. As a result of their wickedness and insurrection, one-third of the angels were cast out by God (Ezekiel 28:12-19; Revelation 12:7-9).
”Then shall He say unto them on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.” – Matthew 25:41
Jesus declared that when God’s final Day of Judgment takes place in the future, these fallen angels, along with Satan their leader, will be cast into the lake of fire forever.
– Pastor Luis Yosefus
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