Author: Janth English
Read Together: Before time began, before the earth, sun, planets and stars, before anything of the universe was created, God created the angels. Angels are created, brilliant, powerful spirit beings with personalities and the ability to make choices and decisions. God created millions, and perhaps billions of angels! They were created prior to the physical universe to help God govern and manage the universe. Angels were created on a lower level than God, but with power and intellect superior to human beings. The angelic realm is very real, even though it is not within our physical senses to perceive it. Their primary job at this time is to serve and help us, the future sons and daughters of God.
Read Together: Nehemiah 9:6; Psalm 91:11; 104:4; Colossians 1:15-16; Hebrews 1:13-14; Revelation 5:11
- Many people do not believe there is a spirit realm. Ask your child to identify things we know exist which cannot be seen, such as gravity. Remind him/her that God is Spirit, and He cannot be seen with the human eye. Angels are comprised of spirit, too.
- Discuss how angels were given the job to help take care of human beings. What are some ways that angels do that? Explain examples in your family when you were saved from a terrible car crash or other accident and how an angel might have been the one that helped your family be safe.
- Discuss how angels have long been witnesses of God’s power and His plan. Note that they have watched history from Adam to now.
Hebrews 1:13-14 “But to which of the angels has He ever said: ‘Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool’? Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?”
 Herbert W. Armstrong. Mystery of the Ages. (New York: Dodd, Mead, & Company, 1985) 61.
* Parents may wish to read Mystery of the Ages, “Mystery of Angels and Evil Spirits”, in preparation for discussion.