Later came identification of individual angelic messengers: Gabriel , Michael , Raphael , and Uriel. According to St. Augustine , " 'Angel' is the name of their office, not of their nature. If you seek the name of their nature, it is 'spirit'; if you seek the name of their office, it is 'angel': from what they are, 'spirit', from what they do, 'angel'.
By the late 4th century, the Church Fathers agreed that there were different categories of angels, with appropriate missions and activities assigned to them. There was, however, some disagreement regarding the nature of angels.
Some argued that angels had physical bodies,  while some maintained that they were entirely spiritual. Some theologians had proposed that angels were not divine but on the level of immaterial beings subordinate to the Trinity. The resolution of this Trinitarian dispute included the development of doctrine about angels. The angels are represented throughout the Christian Bible as spiritual beings intermediate between God and men: "You have made him [man] a little less than the angels Christians believe that angels are created beings, based on Psalms —5 ; Colossians : "praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts He commanded and they were created The Council's decree Firmiter credimus issued against the Albigenses declared both that angels were created and that men were created after them.
Thomas Aquinas 13th century relates angels to Aristotle's metaphysics in his Summa contra Gentiles ,  Summa Theologica ,  and in De substantiis separatis ,  a treatise on angelology. Although angels have greater knowledge than men, they are not omniscient , as Matthew points out. The New Testament includes many interactions and conversations between angels and humans.
For instance, three separate cases of angelic interaction deal with the births of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. In Luke , an angel appears to Zechariah to inform him that he will have a child despite his old age, thus proclaiming the birth of John the Baptist.
Angels then proclaim the birth of Jesus in the Adoration of the shepherds in Luke According to Matthew , after Jesus spent 40 days in the desert, " Pope John Paul II emphasized the role of angels in Catholic teachings in his address titled " Angels Participate In History Of Salvation ", in which he suggested that modern mentality should come to see the importance of angels. According to the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, "The practice of assigning names to the Holy Angels should be discouraged, except in the cases of Gabriel, Raphael and Michael whose names are contained in Holy Scripture.
In the New Church , extensive information is provided concerning angels and the spiritual world in which they dwell from many years of spiritual experiences recounted in the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. All angels are in human form with a spiritual body, and are not just minds without form. Such a society of angels can appear as one angel as a whole. All angels originate from the human race, and there is not one angel in heaven who first did not live in a material body. However each angel will enter a service according to the use that they had performed in their earthly life.
While living in one's body an individual has conjunction with heaven through the angels,  and with each person, there are at least two evil spirits and two angels.
The Latter Day Saint movement views angels as the messengers of God. They are sent to mankind to deliver messages, minister to humanity, teach doctrines of salvation, call mankind to repentance, give priesthood keys, save individuals in perilous times, and guide humankind.
Latter Day Saints believe that angels either are the spirits of humans who are deceased or who have yet to be born , or are humans who have been resurrected or translated and have physical bodies of flesh and bones,  and accordingly Joseph Smith taught that "there are no angels who minister to this earth but those that do belong or have belonged to it. Smith described his first angelic encounter in the following manner: .
While I was thus in the act of calling upon God, I discovered a light appearing in my room, which continued to increase until the room was lighter than at noonday, when immediately a personage appeared at my bedside, standing in the air, for his feet did not touch the floor.
He had on a loose robe of most exquisite whiteness. It was a whiteness beyond anything earthly I had ever seen; nor do I believe that any earthly thing could be made to appear so exceedingly white and brilliant Not only was his robe exceedingly white, but his whole person was glorious beyond description, and his countenance truly like lightning.
The room was exceedingly light, but not so very bright as immediately around his person. When I first looked upon him, I was afraid; but the fear soon left me. Most angelic visitations in the early Latter Day Saint movement were witnessed by Smith and Oliver Cowdery , who both said prior to the establishment of the church in they had been visited by the prophet Moroni , John the Baptist , and the apostles Peter , James , and John.
Later, after the dedication of the Kirtland Temple , Smith and Cowdery said they had been visited by Jesus , and subsequently by Moses , Elias, and Elijah. Others who said they received a visit by an angel include the other two of the Three Witnesses : David Whitmer and Martin Harris.
Many other Latter Day Saints, both in the early and modern church, have said they had seen angels, although Smith posited that, except in extenuating circumstances such as the restoration , mortals teach mortals, spirits teach spirits, and resurrected beings teach other resurrected beings.
Belief in angels is fundamental to Islam. Unlike their Hebrew counterpart, the term is exclusively used for heavenly spirits of the divine world, but not for human messengers. The Quran refers to both angelic and human messengers as "rasul" instead. The Quran is the principal source for the Islamic concept of angels.
In hadith literature, angels are often assigned to only one specific phenomena. In Islam, just like in Judaism and Christianity, angels are often represented in anthropomorphic forms combined with supernatural images, such as wings, being of great size or wearing heavenly articles. Although believing in angels remain one of Six Articles of Faith in Islam , one can not find a dogmatic angelology in Islamic tradition. Despite this, scholars had discussed the role of angels from specific canonical events, such as the Mi'raj , and Quranic verses. Even if they are not in focus, they have been featured in folklore, philosophy debates and systematic theology.
While in classical Islam , widespread notions were accepted as canonical, there is a tendecy in contemporary scholarship to reject much material about angels, like calling the Angel of Death by the name Azra'il. Ibn Sina , who drew upon the Neo-Platonistic emanation cosmology of Al-Farabi , developed an angelological hierarchy of Intellects, which are created by " the One ". Therefore, the first creation by God was the supreme archangel followed by other archangels, who are identified with lower Intellects.
From these Intellects again, emanated lower angels or "moving spheres", from which in turn, emanated other Intellects until it reaches the Intellect, which reigns over the souls. The tenth Intellect is responsible for bringing material forms into being and illuminating the minds.
In Folk Islam , individual angels may be evoked in exorcism rites , whose names are engraved in talismans or amulets. Some modern scholars have emphasized a metaphorical reinterpretation of the concept of angels. In Zoroastrianism there are different angel-like figures. For example, each person has one guardian angel , called Fravashi.
They patronize human beings and other creatures, and also manifest God's energy. The Amesha Spentas have often been regarded as angels, although there is no direct reference to them conveying messages,  but are rather emanations of Ahura Mazda "Wise Lord", God ; they initially appeared in an abstract fashion and then later became personalized, associated with diverse aspects of the divine creation.
community.hipwee.com/heqiz-mobile-phone.php In the commentaries of Proclus 4th century, under Christian rule on the Timaeus of Plato , Proclus uses the terminology of "angelic" aggelikos and "angel" aggelos in relation to metaphysical beings. According to Aristotle , just as there is a Prime Mover ,  so, too, must there be spiritual secondary movers. However, Sikhism has never had a literal system of angels, preferring guidance without explicit appeal to supernatural orders or beings.
According to the Kabbalah as described by the Golden Dawn there are ten archangels , each commanding one of the choir of angels and corresponding to one of the Sephirot. It is similar to the Jewish angelic hierarchy. In the teachings of the Theosophical Society, Devas are regarded as living either in the atmospheres of the planets of the solar system Planetary Angels or inside the Sun Solar Angels and they help to guide the operation of the processes of nature such as the process of evolution and the growth of plants ; their appearance is reputedly like colored flames about the size of a human.
It is believed by Theosophists that devas can be observed when the third eye is activated. Some but not most devas originally incarnated as human beings. It is believed by Theosophists that nature spirits , elementals gnomes , undines , sylphs , and salamanders , and fairies can be also be observed when the third eye is activated.
They found small round fruits that were hard and pushed a short stick into two fruits to form the wheels and axle. Then they split a longer stick and tied it around the axle. The longer stick became a handle. The boys were having fun pushing the stick trucks around their yard, making truck noises as they ran. Suddenly Laurie saw a bright light behind his older brother.