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Some people think they control the angels, but I have never found one Bible verse anywhere that supports that point of view.

The verses below regarding angels all show that God controls His angels.

Here are some verses which show God is in control of His angels.


Genesis 24:40
He said to me, ‘The Lord, before whom I have walked, will send His angel with you to make your journey successful, and you will take a wife for my son from my relatives and from my father’s house;


Exodus 23:20
“Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.


Exodus 33:2
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.


Numbers 20:16
But when we cried out to the Lord, He heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out from Egypt; now behold, we are at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory.

Luke 1:26
Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth,


Revelation 22:6
And he said to me, “These words are faithful and true”; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show to His bond-servants the things which must soon take place.


Genesis 32:1
Now as Jacob went on his way, the angels of God met him.

Matthew 26:53
Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?

Genesis 28:12
He had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold the angels of God, were ascending and descending on it.

John 1:51
And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.

There are many more verses which shows that God or Jesus control Their angels



Cherubim (singular Cherub)

Cherubim are unique heavenly beings who serve God directly. The Cherubim are said to have served many different roles. They were depicted on the lid or top of the Ark of the Covenant and other aspects of the tabernacle and temple. In Genesis 3:24, cherubim guarded the Garden of Eden with a flaming sword

Their form can alter from one state to the next.

The book of Ezekiel, describes the Cherubim as having 4 faces: one of a lion, one of an ox, one of an eagle, and one of a human. 

The legs of the Cherubim are straight and gleaming like metal with hooves. 

The Seraphim (singular Seraph)

Seraphim angels are often depicted as having 6 wings: two that cover their body, two for flying, and two that tower over their heads..

The Seraphim angel is the highest rank of all angels in heaven

The word Seraphim comes from the Hebrew word Saraph (Strong's Concordance #H8314) which means, "burning ones" or a fiery serpent that is poisonous. Its reference to a class or type of angelic beings is recorded in Isaiah 6, Numbers 21:6, Deuteronomy 8:15, Numbers 21:8 or Isaiah 14:29, 30:6.

Ezekiel 1:4-21; will give you a description of one of the forms of the Seraphim. They like the Cherubim do change appearances.

Ezekiel 10:12-14
Cherubim:  Their whole body, their backs, their hands, their wings and the wheels were full of eyes all around, the wheels belonging to all four of them. The wheels were called in my hearing, the whirling wheels. And each one had four faces. The first face was the face of a cherub, the second face was the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

In 740 B.C., Isaiah sees a magnificent vision

". . I then saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and His train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphim; each one had six wings; with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew" (Isaiah 6:1- 2, HBFV).

Archangel/Angels  Daniel 10:26 will give you a description of an Archangel. Also, is mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and in Jude 1:9 (in reference to Michael). Michael appears to be a warrior (Daniel 10:13-2112:1Revelation 12:7). Gabriel is the other angel mentioned by name in the Bible. For example, Gabriel is the same angel who appeared to Zechariah (Luke 1:19) and to Mary (Luke 1:26).

Archangels and Angels both have the same meaning, but their purpose is different. Angels are assigned to act as messengers of God, and they have a duty to serve mankind. On the other hand, archangels are assigned with more responsibility than angels. They are responsible for maintaining order in the universe and ensuring that everything goes smoothly in this world. These are the general thoughts of humankind.


This is one version of a Cherubim

(they change)

This is an Archangel, who has a warrior-like appearance.

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Credit for painting:  p

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