The prophet depicts the angel as speaking "in him".He seems to imply that he was conscious of an interior voice which was not that of God but of His messenger.They, equally with man, are created beings; "praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts . The decree "Firmiter" against the Albigenses declared both the fact that they were created and that men were created after them.This decree was repeated by the Vatican Council, "Dei Filius".The angels of the Bible generally appear in the role of God's messengers to mankind.They are His instruments by whom He communicates His will to men, and in Jacob's vision they are depicted as ascending and descending the ladder which stretches from earth to heaven while the Eternal Father gazes upon the wanderer below.
The spiritual nature of the angels is manifested very clearly in the account which Zacharias gives of the revelations bestowed upon him by the ministry of an angel.
It is even applied by Esther to Assuerus ( Esther ), and St.
Stephen's face is said to have looked "like the face of an angel" as he stood before the Sanhedrin ( Acts ).
In a few passages the Latin version is misleading, the word angelus being used where nuntius would have better expressed the meaning, e.g. It is with the spirit-messenger alone that we are here concerned. He commanded and they were created" ( Psalm 148:2, 5 ; Colossians -17 ).
We have to discuss The angels are represented throughout the Bible as a body of spiritual beings intermediate between God and men : "You have made him (man) a little less than the angels" ( Psalm 8:6 ). That the angels were created was laid down in the Fourth Lateran Council (1215).
Paul at Troas, the guardian angel of that country ( Acts 16:9 ).