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Brittney (9)
Q: I) Why are all angels boys? 2)How many angels are in heaven? 3)Why did God let John the disciple know the future
A: Dear Brittney,
First of all, there is nowhere in the Bible that tells us that angels are boys. First of all, boys are human, and angels are not! It is true that the only angel names we know are Gabriel and Michael, which are masculine, or male, names; but we also know that Jesus said that angels don’t get married (Matthew 22:30), which seems to say that they are neither all masculine or all feminine. Angels are creatures of an entirely different order that God has assigned to the guidance and protection of humanity.

How many angels are there? The Bible says that the number of angels around God’s throne are “ten thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands” (Revelation 5:12, nkjv). Ten thousand times ten thousand is one hundred million, plus “thousands of thousands”. A thousand thousand is one million, and the Bible says “thousands of thousands” in the plural. The point is, there are a whole lot of heavenly angels. In fact, there are so many that the apostle Paul wrote in the book of Hebrews 12:22 (nkjv) that the “city of the living God” is filled with an “innumerable company of angels”, which means you can’t even count them all! That should make us feel very safe!

And your last question, Why did God let John the disciple know the future? Of course, God didn’t tell John everything about the future, but He tells us why He told John what He did in Revelation 1:1 – “To show to his servants? the things that must soon take place.” He showed John so John could show us, so we would know what God is doing, why He has been away so long, and that He really is coming back to get us and take us to be with Him! I can’t wait! How about you?

Thanks for writing, and remember, there's never been a better time to share Jesus!

Your friend,
Pastor Howard


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