Are angels men or women?

Angels are NOT human, by any stretch of the imagination. Angels are essentially ministering Spirits and do nothave physical bodies like humans, despite their ability to appear as human, they don’t have flesh and bones (Hebrews 1:13-14; Luke 24:37-39).

Angels can only be at one place at one time, they have localized presence. Man can encounter Angels without knowing they are Angels at all (Judges 13:13-16; Hebrews 13:2).

Appearances

Their appearances can be “dazzling white” at times (Matthew 28:2-4, Luke 24:4; Acts 1:10-11). When Angels do appear, they generally appear in the form of men. (Gabriel’s appearance; Daniel 10:5-6, Luke 1:11-20). They can eat food, but generally do not (Genesis 18:1-8, 19:1-3).

Some Angels have unusual features like the Seraphim (Isaiah 6:2-3), Cherubim and Wheels (Ezekiel 1:5-21, 10:8-16). Angels neverappear as cute chubby infants. They are always in the form of grown adults when in human form.

When Angels are seen by man in their glory, the typical response by men, is to fall to their knees and cover their face, not to reach out and tickle a baby as depicted in the winged babies figure art and cartoons. These forms of Angel depictions are called Putti.

– Abraham before the mere voice of God (Genesis 17:1-3)

– Moses before the voice of God (Numbers 16:20-22)

– Ezekiel before a Cherub Angel (Ezekiel 1:1-13, 3:23)

– Daniel before the Angel Gabriel (Daniel 8:16-18)

– John before an Angel of the Lord (Revelations 19:10)

Angels have wings and can fly but not all Angels fly (Isaiah 6:2-3,6; Daniel 9:21; Luke 1:19,26, 2 Samuel 22:11; Psalm 18:10; Rev. 14:6; 8:13; Ezekiel 1:1-13, 10:8-20).

Most references to Angels say nothing about wings (Genesis 19:1-4, 13-17).

The closest biblical account that refers to angelic gender is alluded to by Jesus in the book Mathew.

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven”. Matthew 22:29-30

There is a non biblical reference to “angelic humans,” according to New Age teachers, is a person who has been “awakened” to his or her “divine nature” and true “mission” on earth. Angelic humans, sometimes called “earth angels” or “Homo Angelus,” listen to divine messages within their hearts and act on those messages.

According to this teaching, humanity is in a process of spiritual evolution as more and more angelic humans realize their place in the cosmos and their duty to enlighten mankind.

When enough angelic humans have been awakened to who they really are and the world is full of their acts of goodness and love, the world will enter a new era of peace and goodness. Humanity will finally become one with the Divine Consciousness. None of this teaching is biblical in any way. As a practical matter, humans do not become Angels nor can they operate as Angels.

According to promulgators of the angelic human belief, angelic humans are akin to celestial angels; the difference is that celestial angels have no physical body, but earth angels do. Some New Age teachers think that angelic humans have invisible wings that can be felt with the psyche and used to perform powerful works. Externally, angelic humans look like “normal”humans, but they differ emotionally, psychologically and of course, spiritually.

They are angelic spirits who are indwelling human bodies. In this manner the consider that they are not human beings having a spiritual experience. They are spiritual beings having a human experience.

Some New Agers attempt to incorporate the Bible with their teaching. For example, some use Psalm 8:5, “You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor,” to “prove” the Bible teaches the idea of angelic humans. Many also speak of a universal “Christ consciousness” that enfolds a person with non-judgmental, unconditional love. Jesus, according to New Age theology, was the epitome of someone who learned to channel the “Christ consciousness” and fully realized his divinity.

The problems with a belief in angelic humans are many. The Bible says that God created “all angels” as “ministering spirits” (Hebrews 1:14). If “all” of the angels are “spirits,” then there are none created with human bodies. The Bible says that mankind was formed of physical material and animated by the breath of God (Genesis 2:7). No human-angel hybrid or special class of “earth angel” is ever mentioned in the Bible. Psalm 8:5 is speaking of humans, not angels in human form.

The teaching of angelic humans says that Jesus was nothing more than an enlightened man. The Bible says Jesus is the King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16). The angelic human theory says the answers we seek reside within us. All we must do is listen to our hearts and understand that God is speaking to us. This directly contradicts the Bible’s teaching of the depravity of man and the danger of trusting ourselves (Isaiah 53:6; Proverbs 3:5–6). The false New Age teaching of angelic humans also says that we possess the divine, that we will one day usher in a utopia on earth, and that we will become one with God. The Bible refutes all of this.

Mankind is separated from God, and “there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God” (Romans 3:11). Man’s sin will bring destruction to the earth in the form of plagues during the Tribulation (Revelation 16—18). We will never become one with God; rather, believers in Jesus Christ will be granted eternal life with God in heaven (John 17:2, Revelation 21:1–3).

Those who believe they are angelic humans reject the Word of God in favor of their own feelings and imaginations. In seeking spiritual guidance and power apart from the Holy Spirit, they open themselves up to demonic influence and satanic lies. Satan wants to be seen as an “angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14), and one of his deceptions is to convince humans that they, too, can be “angels” if they focus hard enough on their own divinity.

We know Satan’s end: “And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.” Revelation 20:10.

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