Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people—saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him.”
God proclaims His will and plan through His messengers.
The care and help of God for the benefit of mankind are already attested early on in the biblical accounts.
- The function of the angels is to worship God, fulfil His commissions, and thereby serve Him.
- Angels proclaim the will of God. For this purpose they can also become visible.
- As “angels of the Son of Man”, the Apostles prepare an adorned bride for the returning Christ, the bridegroom.