View Full Version : Are holy angels indwelt by the Holy Spirit?

Apr 17th 2008, 02:25 AM
I think I read that Augustine believed that they were and that Billy Graham believed that they were not.

Apr 17th 2008, 03:56 AM
There is no indication in the Bible that angels are "indwelt".

Apr 17th 2008, 04:13 AM
The Angels would have no need to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit.

Apr 17th 2008, 04:32 AM
The Angels would have no need to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit.Because they don't need to be redeemed?

Apr 17th 2008, 01:01 PM
What is the intended meaning of "indwelt" in the question?

They are alive, meaning they have life, and the Spirit (God) is life.(Rom. 8:10)

Apr 17th 2008, 01:25 PM
Some info on angels from Nelson Illustrated Bible Dictionary:

The vast army of unfallen angels delights in praising the Lord continually (Ps. 103:21; 148:1–2). Large numbers of them remain at God’s side, ready to do His every command (1 Kin. 22:19). Angels in God’s presence include the cherubim, seraphim, and living creatures (or living beings) (Ex. 25:20; Is. 6:2; Ezek. 1:5–6; Rev. 4:6).

Angels were created by God (Ps. 148:2, 5) and were present to rejoice when He created the world (Job. 38:4–7). In their original state they were holy.

Of special importance in the Old Testament is the Angel (Gen. 16:7; 22:11; 31:11). This angel is depicted as a visible manifestation of God Himself. He has powers and characteristics that belong only to God, such as the power to forgive sins (Ex. 23:20–21).

Apr 18th 2008, 06:11 PM
Wow Roe!!! I didn't even catch that (Ex. 23:20–21)!


Apr 19th 2008, 05:04 PM
1 Pet 1:12 (http://webnet77.com/cgi-bin/bible/bible.cgi?BIBLE=48&BOOK=60&CHAP=1&SEARCH=jesus king lord&Read=Read&FIRST=OK&HV=12) Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

Angels desired to see God indwelling people (the gospel).

Angels are not part of the bride of Christ (the church). The church is the body of Christ (where God lives, the house of God). Angels are not part of the bride, angels are not redeemed. There is no verse in the Bible stating angels have the Holy Spirit of God inside them. Doctrine must come from the word of God (Isa 8:20, Act 17:11). If it is not in the Bible it comes from man, i.e., worth nothing.