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Can Angels come/appear in animal form?

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by +RubiesFire+, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. therabbitron

    therabbitron Newbie

    Of course they can take on the appearance of animals. Sillies. Read Ezekial 1:

    10As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
  2. childofGod31

    childofGod31 Regular Member

    A spirit can inhabit anybody. Angels are spirits. So therefore, they could. Somebody I know had an unusual cat and so very very helpful to him at his worst time of this life. And he said that he was an angry person at the time and didn't want anybody and kept pushing the cat away from him, but the cat was extremely persistent in following him and waiting for him (like a little faithful dog) and he said that the cat was very smart. And so finally the cat go through to him and became his most treasured pet. He had nobody in his life at that time, but this cat.
  3. whatfor

    whatfor Just me

    Permission from who?
    Not the pigs .

    So would an angel get permission from God?

    If demons are fallen angels, and are known to enter animals, then surely angels have the same ability.

    I do not know if they do.
  4. wayfaring man

    wayfaring man Veteran

    Potentially a spirit can take on / inhabit any form, or remain ethereal. But just because someone/something has the capacity to do certain things doesn't mean that they will, or that they can do so lawfully.

  5. wayfaring man

    wayfaring man Veteran

    Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be seasoned? <-----> Luke 14:34

    Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. <-----> Colossians 4:6
  6. hlaltimus

    hlaltimus Senior Member

    I have no doubt that good angels can both manipulate, utilize and even speak through lower animals, but to indwell one or assume it's form...I don't think so.

    For one, why would an angel ever need to indwell any animal for any function purpose? Why? What possible advantage would an internal position afford, which function the angel could not just as easily perform externally upon the animal? Why have to physically be in the creature?

    Secondly, I also do not think that any angel of God would assume the form of or appear by way of illusion to be an animal, for that would be both unnecessary, and a deceitful misrepresentation or lie, of which an immutably perfected and sinless angel is incapable of. The idea here appears to be that by assuming the form of a lower animal, the angel is by so doing, preventing you from viewing it in it's true and full glory. This is totally unnecessary however, since angels haven't the slightest difficulty in operating invisible to us, and therefore do not need to assume the form of an animal to the ends of a certain benevolent function, during which feat they seek to hide their celestial magnificence. There is also the practical side of this: Here we have an angel of the Lord speaking through Balaam's donkey, for why would the angel need to take on the appearance of a donkey, when he already had a real donkey to utilize (!!!), which creature was still the property of the Creator who had sent the angel?

    In the Bible, good angels sometimes appeared as the humanoid angels that they are, (or more commonly,) they didn't visually appear at all. An angel then using a real animal is one thing, but materially or illusively becoming one would speculatively be another.