Angels appear throughout the Bible. In fact, the Bible itself says there are too many to count. They are in multitudinous numbers. John “heard the voice of many angels about the throne in heaven” (Revelation 5:11). There is much controversy about what angels can and cannot do. However, the Bible teaches that we have angels assigned to us to help us in our time of need.
God created many several kinds of angels with different assignments. Angels have superior power and intelligence than people. Even so, like us, angels do not know the time of the return of Christ. Angels have a personality and the basic capacity to have fellowship with God. However, they were not made in God's own image like were were. They, too, desire and are interested in the whole plan of salvation and in our ultimate victory in the Lord (1 Peter 1:10-12).
Did you know you have your own personal angels assigned to you and you can put your angels to work? If you don't give your angels something to do, they will go on unemployment. Angels are superior to man in power and intelligence (Hebrews 2:7) but we are not to worship them. Angels appear before righteous people and serve them in times of need (Psalm 91:11-12). Angels are assigned to protect the people of God (Exodus 14:19-30; Daniel 3:28; Matthew 26:53).
There are also ministering angels assigned to each of us (Hebrews 1:14) and special guardian angels assigned to children (Matthew 18:10). Angels are God's secret agents who cannot answer prayers. However, according to Revelation 5:8 and Revelation 8:3, they take the golden bowls of incense representing the prayers of the saints to God. They get busy and carry the prayers to God who will answer them how and when He sees fit.
When we pray, we put our angels to work. We give them something to do. Are you giving your angels work to do? Are you putting your angels to work by praying to God? Are you letting your prayers reach heaven so your angels can put them in a golden bowl mixed with incense that become a sweet smelling savor to God?
Angels have names and are given many different and distinct assignments. Angels are not all alike; just as we are not all alike. They belong to separate orders. An archangel is numbered among the chief princes of heaven, and others are guardian angels.