God has very important truth to reveal to us today, and he is using his angels to do so! Sometimes called cherubim or seraphim, these powerful ministering spirits (Heb 1:14) appear all through Bible history. Often they are seen protecting and guiding God’s people, and sometimes they are punishing evil. But one of their most important missions is to reveal and explain prophecy. (Rev 1:1) Did you know God has said something special through His angels to the stressed-out people of our hectic world? In Revelation 14, He reveals awesome messages for these last days, messages coded in the symbolism of three flying angels.
God commissioned His church to take the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15). How does He symbolize this sacred work in Revelation?
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach.… And there followed another angel, saying. … And the third angel followed them, saying…” (Revelation 14:6, 8, 9).
Answer: The word “angel” literally means “messenger,” so it is fitting that God uses three angels to symbolize the preaching of His three-point gospel message for the last days. God uses the symbolism of angels to remind us that supernatural power will accompany the messages.