Angels and Music Angels are powerful spiritual beings who serve God and human beings in a wide variety of ways, say people who believe in them. The English word “angel” is derived from the Greek word “angelos,” which means “messenger.” The faithful from the world’s major religions believe that angels are messengers from God who carry out tasks that God assigns them to perform on Earth. An important part of angels’ work is worshiping the God who created them, such as by praising him in heaven.Angels are celestial beings, whose main purpose is to carry out Gods wishes, not Mans. God in his wisdom has instructed the “Angels of Men” ( the Teaching Angels ) to assist man to develop, learn and gain the power over his or her own destiny.Angels are spiritual beings with a much different frequency compared to humans. Increasing your present moment awareness of the angels is one of the best ways to start noticing their guidance, especially when you know some of the common signs to look for. Angels are ‘spirit’ beings and don’t have bodies as we think of them. They also seem to be a higher level of creation than man (on earth).Angels are also described as being like winds and fire. In fact, both the Hebrew and Greek words for ‘spirit’ can also mean ‘breath’ or ‘wind’. But this doesn’t mean that they are ‘wishy washy floaty’ things! They have thoughts, intelligence (they can speak God’s heavenly language as well as the languages of earth) and emotions .Angels don’t die, marry or pro-create so, they were probably all created at the same time .God’s angels also know their rightful place, as created beings of God. They exist to worship and serve God – not be worshiped themselves .Angels do have free will to make their own choices.
Archangels are the highest-ranking angels in heaven. God gives them the most important responsibilities, and they travel back and forth between the heavenly and earthly dimensions as they work on missions from God to help human beings. In the process, each archangel supervises angels with different types of specialties — from healing to wisdom who work together on the light ray frequencies that correspond to the type of work they do.By definition, the word “archangel” comes from the Greek words “arche” (ruler) and “angelos” (messenger), signifying archangels’ dual duties: ruling over the other angels, while also delivering messages from God to human beings.A hierarchy exists within the angel realm. The Archangels are of the highest order, closest to God. The angel you are assigned at birth is an Archangel, however; many different angels work with you throughout your life.
Archangels are here to help us bring goodness, peace, compassion and hope into our lives. They are pure love, and they remind us that in everyone there exists love. As divine helpers, they act by delivering messages or helping us when in need. It has been said that the angel’s purpose is to be there when we face critical junctures in our lives. Archangels guide us through our challenges and help us to navigate a smoother path; however, they do not take on all of our burdens and problems and make them disappear. They guide us toward a certain direction, but ultimately we must choose which direction to take. Listed below are some of the Archangels and their specialties.Believers have grouped these four leading angels into categories that correspond to their specialties on our planet: four directions (north, south, west, and east) and four natural elements (air, fire, water, and earth).Michael represents south and fire, Gabriel represents west and water, Raphael represents east and air, and Uriel represents north and earth.
Archangel Metatron is also called the “Archangel of the Face of God”. He is considered the guardian, messenger and mediator through whom theophanic manifestations occur in the visible world. Archangel Metatron is the one through whom the divine aspects of clemency and justice are manifested in a certain way. Metatron is also the leader of the so-called celestial hosts, which means that through his subtle sphere of spiritual force the principle of the royal powers are manifested, as well as those priestly or pontifical powers, which give him the divine office of mediator.
Archangel Raziel is the Archangel of the revelation of the divine mysteries to those who are prepared to receive them. He is the one who offers human beings that are ready to receive it, mysterious knowledge, divine wisdom and reveals in their inner universe the ineffable ecstatic state of the illuminating divine mysteries. Archangel Raziel is also an exceptional spiritual guide that infuses the prepared human being with Divine Grace, which can help them in a mysterious way to understand, with the help of intuition, various esoteric and metaphysical aspects. The Archangel Raziel is and remains an infallible divine protector for all human beings who sincerely, fervently aspire to a profound and direct knowledge of the divine mysteries.
Archangel Jophiel is the inspirer and protector of the sublime, divine, initiatic arts as well as the inspirer of every manifestation that aims to express divine beauty, especially when it is considered to be a spiritual path that opens our being and soul to God, through pure sublime and divine beauty. In English, the name Jophiel, means: ‘The overwhelming beauty of God’. For this reason, Archangel Jophiel is the permanent inspirer, guide and protector of all brilliant artists, inspiring them in different ways to perceive the sublime, pure, archetypal beauty of certain aspects of the Creation of God.
Traditionally speaking Archangel Zadakiel is associated with the exemplary, pure and profound state of divine joy with the sublime, subtle energy of Divine Forgiveness and Divine Grace. Archangel Zadakiel is mysteriously associated with the universal power of transforming that which is inferior into the pure, superior aspect through the mysterious process of inner alchemy that involves the transmutation into energy of the potential of the human being, accompanied by the sublimation and direction of the resulting subtle energies into the superior levels of the being. Through Archangel Zadakiel and the Angelic hierarchies that this Archangel governs, God permanently manifests in earthly creation a certain facet of His Grace that gradually supports and perfects everything that we have to turn towards Divine Perfection.
Archangel Raphael is the agent, or in other words, the messenger, of the mysterious healing power of God. Archangel Raphael is the inspirer of the prayers that human beings with health problems make to be healed. He is an Archangel of love, joy, wisdom, divine light, the mysterious science of healing and of the complete knowledge of the secret of divine regeneration and rejuvenation through the subtle and sublime energy of regeneration, which is always fully manifested in the body and in the being of those who are young. The Archangel Raphael is and remains the unsurpassed master of regeneration and restoration of the life of human beings, of regaining harmony and balance when this is affected.
Archangel Uriel is considered by the great initiates as being one of the wisest Archangels, who permanently shows an amazing practical wisdom, which is quite unusual. He is considered to be one of the most inventive Archangels. Archangel Uriel inspires us and reveals things to us through inspiring and deeply significant dreams, that show us the wisest ways, the optimal, intelligent solutions, for rapid resolution of even the most difficult situations. Through his wise creativity, these dreams can be transformed into superior experience. Archangel Uriel is sometimes called, not accidentally, the Archangel of Divine Peace.
Archangel Sandalphon is called the Archangel of the Holy Spirit. For human beings who invoke him firmly, Archangel Sandalphon helps them to integrate the soul in the divine power and divine wonders that are permanently present in the Creation of God. If the soul of these human beings is not awakened, he helps them to awaken it. Archangel Sandalphon constantly inspires all humanity, orientating it towards the discovery of the subtle, sublime energies of divine, endless love. Archangel Sandalphon is a principle messenger of God, who among his other tasks, collects all the sincere, loving, faithful and pure prayers of human beings and presents them to God, because God then considers them with His perfect lucidity and unmatched wisdom, after which He and only He responds in some way to these prayers.
Especially in the old Jewish tradition, Archangel Raguel is considered to be one of the seven principal Archangels. He is considered to be the Archangel of divine justice, including immanent Godly Justice and Divine Harmony. His name, Raguel, when it is translated from Hebrew, can be expressed as, ‘the Perfect friend of God’. Archangel Raguel permanently supervises the other Angels and Archangels, ensuring they are objective in the characteristic way in which they realise their divine mission that was entrusted to them by God. This Archangel also ensures the overall harmony of the angelic hierarchies and makes their perfect integration possible, so that in every moment they realise the almighty Will of God. Archangel Raguel is traditionally considered as the protector and sustainer of all oppressed, wronged and persecuted human beings and those who are necessarily tested by God through certain spiritual tests or trials.
Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time. The common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony), rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation), dynamics (loudness and softness), and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture (which are sometimes termed the “color” of a musical sound). Different styles or types of music may emphasize, de-emphasize or omit some of these elements. Music is performed with a vast range of instruments and vocal techniques ranging from singing to rapping; there are solely instrumental pieces, solely vocal pieces (such as songs without instrumental accompaniment) and pieces that combine singing and instruments. The word derives from Greekμουσική (mousike; “art of the Muses”). Music is vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.
Angels communicate in a variety of ways as they interact with God and human beings, and some of those ways include speaking, writing, praying, and using telepathy and music. What are angel languages? People may understand them in the form of these communication styles.Since God gave music to the angels to worship Him in eternity past, we have to conclude that it is an eternal attribute of God. Worship using musical instruments was happening long before the nation of Israel existed and indeed the creation of the earth. God created innumerable angels who were placed under three archangels: Lucifer, Gabriel and Michael. The name Lucifer means ‘light bearer’ or morning star, presumably from the reflection of God’s glory on the precious stones that covered him. He shone above all other angels in his beauty, wisdom and perfection. He had musical instrumentation built into his make up, and this could only have been used for worship in the presence of God.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.” Indeed, the images of angels in popular culture often show them making music in some way: either playing instruments like harps and trumpets, or singing.
Here’s a look at how angels use music to communicate:
Angels seem to love making music, and religious texts show angels exuberantly creating music either to praise God or to announce important messages to people.
The popular image of angels playing harps in heaven may have originated from the Bible’s description of a vision of heaven in Revelation chapter 5. It describes “four living creatures” (which many scholars believe are angels) who, along with 24 elders, each hold a harp and a golden bowl full of incense to represent people’s prayers as they praise Jesus Christ “because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:9). Revelation 5:11 then describes “the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand” joining the song of praise.
In popular culture, angels are also often shown playing trumpets.Ancient people often used trumpets to draw people’s attention to important announcements, and since angels are God’s messengers, trumpets have come to be associated with angels.Religious texts contain several references to trumpet-playing angels. The Bible’s vision of heaven in Revelation chapters 8 and 9 describes a group of seven angels playing trumpets as they stand before God.After each angel takes a turn to blow a trumpet, something dramatic happens to illustrate the battle between good and evil on Earth.The Hadith, a collection of the Islamic prophet Muhammad’s traditions, names archangel Raphael (who is called “Israfel” or “Israfil” in Arabic) as the angel who will blow a horn to announce that Judgment Day is coming.The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 that when Jesus Christ returns to Earth, his return will be heralded “with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God…”.
Singing seems to be a popular pastime for angels — especially when it comes to praising God through song. Islamic tradition says that the archangel Raphael is a master of music who sings praises to God in heaven in more than 1,000 different languages.Jewish tradition says that angels constantly sing songs of praise to God, singing in shifts so that angelic songs of praise go to God at all times of each day and night. The Midrash, the classic collection of Jewish teachings on the Torah, mentions that when Moses spent time studying with God over a 40-day period, Moses could tell what time of day it was by when the angels changed singing shifts.In 1 Nephi 1:8 of the Book of Mormon, the prophet Lehi sees a vision of heaven with “God sitting upon his throne, surrounded with numberless concourses of angels in the attitude of singing and praising their God.”The author of Hindu laws named Manu said that angels sing to celebrate every instance where people treat women with respect: “Where women are respected, there the gods reside, the heavens open up and angels sing paeans of praise.”Many famous Christmas carols, such as “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” have been written about the Bible’s account of a multitude of angels appearing in the sky over Bethlehem to celebrate Jesus Christ’s birth. Luke chapter 2 reports that a single angel first appeared to announce Christ’s birth, and then says in verses 13 and 14: “Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.'” Although the Bible uses the word “saying” rather than “singing” to describe how the angels praised God, many Christians believe that the verse implies singing.
Angels may also direct the musical performances in heaven. Before his rebellion and fall from heaven, the archangel Lucifer was traditionally known as the director of heavenly music. But the Torah and the Bible say in Isaiah chapter 14 that Lucifer (known as Satan after his fall) has been “laid low” (verse 8) and that “All your pomp has been brought down to the grave, along with the noise of your harps…” (verse 11). Now the archangel Sandalphon is traditionally known as heaven’s musical director, as well as the patron of angel of music for people on Earth.