I said: O’ King, thank you, thank you so much, you have helped me so much. You said the truth my King, when you said it was most likely a simple misunderstanding on my part and it surely was, thank you so much. O’ King, if the Church is one body why are there so many different denominations?
The King said: My dear confused man, I am looking at your list of questions that you gave me and I believe the answer to that question will come into focus soon enough.
I said: Thank you my King, that will be fine, if it pleases the King, I would like to ask my King about the word "angel" that is used so many times in his translation. Does the word “angel” always suggest a heavenly creature?
The King said: My dear poor confused subject, again you felled to understand the word angel. "angelStrong’s #32 Greek ang•el•os translates as “angel” 179 times, and “messenger” seven times. 1 a messenger, envoy, one who is sent, an angel, a messenger from God. In the Old Testament the Hebrew mal•awk Strong’s #4397 translated “Angel” means to dispatch as a deputy; translates as “angel” 111 times, “messenger” 98 times, “ambassadors” four times." does not always suggest heavenly creatures. As a rule when the scriptures mean a “heavenly creature,” my translators used the phrase “the Angel of the LORD,” as in Genesis Chapter 16:22 and many other places. You may use a concordance to find all the verses in the Bible that use that phrase.
When we used the word “angel” by its self more than likely, it implies a human being (a thing). Such is the case in Job 1:14Job 1:14: “And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them.”, I Samuel 11:4I Samuel 11:4: “Then came the messengers to Gibeah of Saul, and told the tidings in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.”, and Luke 7:24Luke 7:24: “And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?”; and 9:52Luke 9:52: “And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.”. In Isaiah 42:19Isaiah 42:19 “Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD’S servant?” and Haggai 1:13Haggia 1:13: “Then spake Haggai the LORD’S messenger in the LORD’S message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.” the Prophets are referred to as angels, or messengers.
In Malachi 2:7Malachi 2:7: “For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.”, we refer to the Levitical Priests as angels (messengers). Now, turn in the New Testament, to Revelation 1:20Revelation 1:20: “The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.”, here the pastors of the seven churches are referred to as angels.
Let me clarify why I said angel/messenger. The Hebrew word “Mal’ak,” Strong’s # 4397, which we translate “angel,” we translate it “messenger,” about fifty percent of the time. The same goes for the Greek word “aggelos,” Strong’s # 32, which we translate “Angel,” we also translate it “messenger.” Either way the meaning is the same, “an angel is one who conveys a message from one person to another.” Look in the dictionary under “messenger.” It says somebody who carries a message between people; as a paid courier; somebody running errands; a herald. Therefore, a pastor or a priest may be rightly referred to as an angel. Does that clear up some confusing concerning the word “angel?”