The Nine Types of Angels

Angels

I Believe in Angels

I was raised in a Christian household, so my belief in God and supernatural existence was a given. However, during my childhood and most of my adult life I rarely considered the validity of angels until today. So, I started a journey to uncover my innermost thoughts about angels. I read a lot and thought about encounters in my life where I may have met face-to face with an angel. At the time, I considered those encounters lightly, but now after doing some research I believe strongly, that my encounters were in fact meetings with angels.

Here is what I have discovered and what I believe about angels. Angels are spiritual beings who were created to fulfill God’s desires. They are messengers, overseers, and deliverers of God’s sentences whether rewards or punishment. When angels interact with human beings, they can be invisible, audible, and/or take on the human form in order to accomplish whatever task God has commanded of them.

Angels are mentioned at least 108 times in the Old Testament and 165 times in the New Testament. If you have an online Bible, type in the word “angel” and read scriptures that speak of angels. Jesus Christ, son of God is sometimes referred to as the Angel of God, or the Angel of the Lord. In addition to Christ, there are nine types of angels. These angels are placed on a hierarchy scale and grouped into spheres or choirs.

FIRST SPHERE:

1. Seraphim (singular Seraph) – Isaiah 6:2 - These angels are closest to God. They praise God and represent His love. There are only four of them. Their primary mission is to protect the throne of God. They have six wings: two cover their faces, two cover their bodies, and two cover their feet.

2. Cherubim (singular Cherub) – Genesis 3:24 and Ezekiel 10:1-22 - These angels are the second highest in the nine hierarchies of angels. They are intercessors of God. Their mission is also to protect the throne of God. They are fierce angels.When they come to earth, they have great power of apocalypse nature. They have four faces: one of a man, one of an ox, one of an eagle, and one of a lion.

3. Thrones – Colossians 1:16 – Their name literally means throne or highly ornamented chair. These angels dispense God’s divine judgment. The lower hierarchies of angels need the Thrones to gain access God.

SECOND SPHERE:

4. Dominions – Colossians 1:16 - These are the angels of leadership, regulating the duties of the angels. They give power to heads of government and other authority figures. They have the appearance of humans with wings.

5. Virtues – 1 Peter 3:22 - These angels are known as the Spirits of Motion and control the elements. They govern all nature and perform miracles. They provide courage, grace, and valor.

6. Powers – Colossians 1:16 - These angels have the task of controlling the border between heaven and earth. They are warrior angels who fight against evil. They are the angels of birth and death.

THIRD SPHERE:

7. Principalities – Colossians 1:16 - These angels look over groups of people. They are in charge of the world’s nations, cities, and towns. Their duties include taking charge of religion, politics, and the duties of the angels on earth below them.

8. Archangel – 1 Thessalonians 4:16 - This angel is the chief angel, guardian of people and all things physical. The archangel appears only in human form and has the task of being God’s messenger to people at critical times of need.

9. Angels – Throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation - These angels act as our personal guardian. They deliver prayers to God and God’s answers and messages to us. They have the task of nurturing, counseling, and healing us.

To be complete, I need to mention that there are also fallen angels, demons as we know them. They exist. I believe in them, but I do not entertain them by discussing them. I mention them in this paragraph for readers who might question that I did not give credit to “all” angels.

Much is available on the subject of angels. Below, is a list of articles that I found valuable in helping me unravel the mystery of angels.

Additional online resources about angels:

Christian Answers: http://www.christiananswers.net/q-acb/acb-t005.html - Get basic answers and biblical references about angels, where they came from, who they are, and why they are here.

I Believe in Angels: http://www.ibelieveinangels.com - Read inspirational stories about how angels have appeared in people’s lives to comfort and protect them.

Spirit Home: http://www.spirithome.com/angels.html - Most of my questions were answered by reading the explanations on this web site.

Angels Ghost: http://www.angelsghosts.com/angel_names - A list of angel names from different religions, mythologies, and lore. The list does not include fallen angels.

All About God:http://www.allaboutgod.com/types-of-angels-faq.htm - A multitude of information about God and angels can be found at this web site.

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MarleneB 10 months ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you, Rajan. I grew up believing in angels. But, it wasn't until I started doing some research that I discovered there were different levels and types of angels. It is fascinating to me.


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rajan jolly 10 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Though I know there are angels I had no idea that they were of these types. Thanks for sharing this information.


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MarleneB 12 months ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you mazmas. I am glad you enjoyed reading this and learned a little bit more about angels.


mazmas 12 months ago

this knowledge is wonderful,iam so interested in knowing each and every information about e angels keep up e gud workyxax~


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Kiss andTales 12 months ago

Yes Marlene to the knock of Jesus presentives. He has been knocking to cover the many generations that would make up the New Heavens and Earth.

2Peter 3:13 this is a promise , the Angels are watching.


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MarleneB 12 months ago from Northern California, USA Author

Yes, Kiss andTales, you are so right. Angels are here to help us and so we must keep our doors open, always.


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Kiss andTales 12 months ago

ANGELS HELP GOD’S PEOPLE

How do we know that angels are interested in humans?

Angels have always been interested in humans and in Jehovah’s purpose for the earth and humans. (Proverbs 8:30, 31; 1 Peter 1:11, 12) It must have made them very sad when Adam and Eve rebelled. They must be even sadder now to see that most humans have disobeyed Jehovah. But when someone repents and returns to God, the angels are joyful. (Luke 15:10) The angels are very interested in those who serve God. Jehovah uses angels to help and protect his servants on earth. (Hebrews 1:7, 14) .

Angels are very busy getting God's and Jesus work done.

That work involves a preaching work that comes to your doors , when people shut their doors to JW. You also are declining Jesus invite to hear his message that will deliver life into a new world, education is used to help many. When you welcome you

Also welcome an Angel that monitors this visit.


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MarleneB 12 months ago from Northern California, USA Author

Yes, ladyguitarpicker, I do believe he was real. Angels are here to help us on earth and they usually show up when we need them the most. It is good to meet you, too.


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ladyguitarpicker 12 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

Hi, I had an angel come to me in the lowest time of my life. He was so helpful and helped me to face life. Do you believe he knocked at my door came in and started to talk to me about what was going on. I know he was real because my mother saw him before she left the house. Nice to meet you, Stella


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Kristen Howe 13 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Marlene,thanks for the follow and you're welcome. Be on the lookout for it around Christmas time.


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MarleneB 13 months ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi Kristen Howe. Thank you for letting me know about the poem. I have read other poems you have written and thoroughly enjoyed them. I'll make sure I'm "following" you to receive the alert when your poem is posted. Have a wonderfully blessed day.


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Kristen Howe 13 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Thanks Marlene. I really enjoyed learning more on angels. That poem in question is longer than my acrostics--I'll post it near the holiday season.


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MarleneB 13 months ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello Kristen Howe. I am so glad you enjoyed this hub. Angels are definitely in my life. I am excited to read your poem... headed to your hub to read it now.


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Kristen Howe 13 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Marlene, what a terrific hub on angels and the seven types of them. Very interesting to know more about them, since I believe in angels. I have a poem that's based on this with a musical theme. Well done!


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MarleneB 22 months ago from Northern California, USA Author

Indeed, poetryman6969. It is nice to go through life with our own private angel.


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poetryman6969 22 months ago

Interesting information. It's nice to have my own private Angel!


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MarleneB 22 months ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi colorfulone. Yes. They do make their presence known. It is good to have angels among us.


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colorfulone 22 months ago from Minnesota

I believe I sense the presence of angels right now, and I wasn't before reading your hub. Yes, I do believe in angels, no doubts here, Marlene.

Interesting topic!


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MarleneB 2 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello Betsy Jacobs. Thank you for your wonderful feedback. I'm glad this was helpful. My objective was as you said, to explain things to you from my perspective, hoping the answer would become clear when seen from the viewpoint of a person who was just learning about the subject herself (me).


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Betsy Jacobs 2 years ago

Thank you for this nicely informative article. By stating your understanding of your own perspective on this subject I was better able to understand the rest of it. All too often a simple answer to a simple question I would ask would be drowned out by someone who would know the answer but have no idea how to teach it. It works better for my understanding if I get an answer that's not completely subjective when my first questions out of necessity have to be objective. Nicely done.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello DDE. As I was researching this, I learned a lot about angels, too. Thank you for your feedback. I am happy you found it useful, too.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Nine Types of Angels, awesome about angels, you explained in detail and taught me more about the types of angels. Great hub, informative useful, and interesting.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

You're not alone, SamitaJassi. A lot of people don't believe in angels. Thank you very much for reading and for leaving a comment.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Greetings, DrBobDoggart. My heart went into doing my best to bring honest and forthright information about the types of angels. It pleases me to hear that I have succeeded. Thank you for your treasured validation.


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DrBobDoggart 3 years ago from Eastern Tennessee, Federal Democratic Republic of the USA

Ma'am Marlene, Blessed be to God for inspiring you in the establishment of this way of providing a method for the communication about our Beloved Angels of all types with each other. There are many thousands of persons who try so hard to seek out the mysteries of the Angelology system, yet without success. Marlene, may you continue with your holy work to educate others in this most important of matters. Respectfully, in the Name of Saint Michael the Archangel of Jerusalem. the Rev. Dr. Robert Rankin Doggart, Ph.D.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello Rafaela Lima! I'm like you - I have believed in angels for a long time. The more I thought about them, the more I wanted to know about them. I am glad you found this hub about angels to be enlightening.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi Kevin Peter! Thank you for your kind words and positive feedback. Indeed, angels have the ability of bringing us presents and more... when when need them.


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Rafaela Lima 3 years ago from US

Since I was a kid I believed in angels.. Always and I do believe the protect me all the time. I just didn't have all this information I just read in your Hub. What a nice hub!


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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen

I loved your hub on angels. It was a wonderful experience reading this hub. I have always dreamt of angels coming with lot of presents for me from my childhood onwards. I still love hearing their stories and this hub was just like reading a very interesting story. Great hub!


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

God bless you, too creativelycc. Thank you very much for reading and for your feedback.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi Troyangeluk. You're a sweetheart!


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi CloudExplorer! Thank you for your compliment and for your love. My father just went home to be with the Lord, and it has been a struggle getting through the loss. Today is my first day back at HubPages and it is so good to have feedback from you, especially since you are one of my first friends here on HubPages. Lots of love back to you.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you, Sue Bailey. I really appreciate your compliment.


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creativelycc 3 years ago from Maine

Very nice to see a clear understanding about the different types of Angels - Angels have always fascinated me. These supernatural beings are all around us waiting to protect and minister to us. Thank you again and God Bless You!


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Troyangeluk 3 years ago from UK

I believe I'm an angel :) pleased to meet you all


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City

I have a special hublove hub in the works for you MarleneB.

I so enjoyed reading this hub once again, and commend you on taking the time to make it become such a viable resource online for all those seeking the assistance and relevant info pertaining to Angels.

I will link it to my most recent hub I wrote on the subject, super cool stuff! :) Thumbs up and sharing once more and on various networks I didn't quite have when I first located and commented to you on this marvelous hub article. Bravo! on doing such an awesome job with it all.


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

Very interesting hub. I will be back to read more of yours


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hmmm, ib radmasters, I smile because you are right, God does know. At the same time, God didn't write the Old Testament, humans did - with the guidance of God. At least, that is what I beieve. I think, as we go through life, we jot down notes here and there. We only jot down the things we think are important to remember. I know that if I were to write down my whole life story, I would neglect to mention a name or two. The story would be the same without the actual name of the person involved. Maybe I'm naïve. But, I think the omission of a name here and there might be humans just telling the story from a human point of view. The story is the same whether we state the name or not. I can't count the number of times I've told a story and said something like, 'Oh, there were two to three hundred people at the convention." Were there two or three hundred people at the convention? I dont' know. I'm just using my best guestimate. Would the story change if there were two versus three hundred people? Hey, listen, the story that gets my attention is the story where people say there were one or two whatevers. I feel compelled to ask whether there was one or two, because it's easy to know the difference between one or two. But, two to three hundred, well, it might be difficult to eyeball the difference. For my example, it doesn't really matter what the exact number is. The point is there were a LOT of people at the convention. And, if I'm telling a story and if the story is the same whether you know the number of people or the name of the characters or not, I'll still tell the story, but I may not mention the names.

Imagine how it was in biblical days. They didn't have computers. One person wrote the story, other people transcribed the story - not copied and printed - but hand written.

I am more interested in the story itself. I wasn't there. Joe, John, or Jean weren't there. None of us were there and it's not like they had iPhones back then and could take photos and post pictures to Facebook and all. It was different then and it is different now. The bible is merely an account of things that happened during those times. People told stories in their own way and I think God was OK with that, so long as it was the truth. The names and the exact number doesn't really matter. Does it? Why? The story is the same without the specifics.

This is all just my opinion, which is based solely on what I have read for myself - not on what I have been taught, but what I have read and placed my own personal eyes upon. What I deduce is shared here and I clearly label it all - 'Just my opinion.'

Thank you for your feedback. I value your opinion and welcome all that you have to share.


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ib radmasters 3 years ago from Southern California

Marlene

The point is that God should know, and that leads us to assume that God didn't partake in the writing of the Old Testament.

Thanks


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi ib radmasters! This is just my opinion, but I don't think anyone can answer the question of how many angels there are in total, because I believe there are some angels that are not specifically mentioned in the bible. This article merely addresses the hierarchy of angels. I don't think there is a way, humanly possible to know who all the angels are, because angels do not always make themselves known. They are just here, overseeing in some instances - acting upon God's command in other instances. Depending on which bible you use, you will find angels mentioned almost 300 times. You will see only two angels (Gabriel and Michael) mentioned by name (three if you count the evil Satan).

As far as Adam and Eve, angels do not always keep us from doing the wrong thing. They can, however, help us through trying times. When Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge, they were removed from the garden by an angel sent to disperse God's order. I'm thinking the angel who removed Adam and Eve was from the Thrones hierarchy. That is my best guess, because the Thrones are in charge of dispensing God's order. They could have also been taken out by the Cherubim. Nothing I have read gives a definitive answer. I did read that the Cherubim (second highest in order) was sent to guard the tree of knowledge. Since I use the bible as a reference, I have to say there is not a specific mention of which angel removed Adam and Eve from the garden. I merely use deduction for my answer. The bible does, however mention the Cherubim as the angel sent to guard the tree of knowledge. Some people say that the Cherubim was also the angel who removed Adam and Eve from the garden, but the bible does not specifically state it definitively. Again, it is a matter of deduction on their part. No one really knows for sure.


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ib radmasters 3 years ago from Southern California

How many angels are there in total, and where were the angels when Adam and Eve were eating from the wrong tree?


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi alocsin! Thank you for your comment. You bring up a special point about how you have only seen the archangel and the cherubim depicted in art. It could be that the other type of angels are more difficult to "capture" in art. Now, you've got me wanting to find more angel artwork.


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alocsin 3 years ago from Orange County, CA

I'd only heard about some of these types of angels, such as the archangels and cherubim, and have seen them illustrated in artwork. I didn't realize there were all these types. I'm wondering how they would compare, visually and artistically, with the archangels and cherubim. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello Hallowmyst! Thank you for your feedback. It's way above my imagination to try to figure out what God was thinking when he created humans. I'm not sure where to begin such research. The study of angels is an enlightening venture. I do hope that you come back here to let me know what you find.


Hallowmyst 3 years ago

Very informative. I am doing research into angels myself. One of the first questions I am delving into is why did God create Man when He already had angels? Your insight would be welcomed!


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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you, By Lori, for your comment. I have learned so much about angels and continue to read all that I can. I never cease to be amazed at all the testimonies about angels and how they have served people who believe and need them at all times.


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By Lori 3 years ago from USA

What a great Hub ! Really interesting. I love reading about Angels. Nice to write Hubs that help people too.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi Diane, I am honored and happy that you would want to share this with others. That is why we are here - to spread the good word. This is a hub that I wrote one day after long hours of prayer from a desire to share more about angels. The verses were "given" to me to use here, otherwise, I would not have known on my own where to go to get them. Yes. I am happy for spiritual guidance. Bless you, Diane for your love of the Lord and all that is about our Savior.


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Diane Woodson 4 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

Oh, this is wonderful...there are so many facts about them that we do not fully know in our hearts, I have seen one once when dreaming and a lot of times when awake. I believe that they are always around us to protect for sure......I like the way you include the Holy Scripture to back up your beliefs and knowledge about them. God did create them for so many reasons that HE knows. Our access to help from God is so infinite! I like the way we can ask Him for warrior angels when we are doing thinks and can sense the struggles and how we have Peace when calling on the Holy Spirit to protect and guide and keep us....You have done a beautiful work here. I would like to print it to share with a friend of mine with your permissions...Hail Mary full of grace.....bless you for doing this Hub.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello rickzepeda, thank you for your comment. Yes, I am glad to have angels watching over me and protecting me. We all are so blessed to have a Father who loves us so much.


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rickzepeda 4 years ago

You are right, they are protectors. Daniel 6:22 God has sent his Angel to shut the lion's mouth


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello GoldenThreadPress, it is a wonderful feeling to be among believers. The more I read about angels, the more I am happy, like you - that I have a guardian angel to help me through life.


GoldenThreadPress 4 years ago

What a wonderful Hub! Richawriter, one of the commenters, asked about Gabriel. Gabriel is the Archangel that ushered out Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. Gabriel played another significant role when he announced to Mary that she would bear a Son, named Jesus. St. Michael the Archangel drove Satan out of Heaven. St. Uriel (or Ariel) is the Archangel of families and students. What amazes me most about angels is that those that are in Heaven only had one chance to make their choice whose side they were on. I'm glad that my Guardian Angels chose wisely! Keep up the great work!--Deb


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello Michele. It is my pleasure to share information about angels. Like you, prior to writing this hub, I was not aware of what all angels did and who they were. It was a learning experience which I thoroughly enjoyed.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Thank you so much for writing this hub. It is amazing to me, I had no idea how many angels there were and what their names were. I also did not know what they doing for God.

Thank you again. Voted up.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello Dear DrBobDoggart, I'm back with what I have discovered about the archangel. I searched the Bible and so far could find only two references mentioning the archangel. These are the verses I found:

1 Thessalonians 4:16 (NIV)

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

Jude 1:9 (NIV)

But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!”

My interpretation is based upon the fact that the definite article "the" is used instead of the indefinate article "an". Since the word "the" addresses a specific or particular subject versus the word "an" which addresses a general subject, I read these verses to mean that there is only one archangel. In Jude 1:9, I take it to mean that Michael is "the" archangel.

In wanting to be thorough, I read more than one version of these verses and all of them refer to "the" archangel. Based on syntax and my understanding of the meaning of words, I am going to stick with my interpretation that there is only one archangel and that archangel is Michael. I hope I am correct in my interpretation. If I am not correct, then the Lord will set me straight. And when He does, I will be sure to come back here to retract my statement.

Thank you for challenging me on this topic. Whenever I have to answer to statements that I have made, it causes me to seek further and to look deeper for understanding. For that, I am grateful.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello DrBobDoggart. To answer how I came to be interested in angels, you may believe or question when I say that one morning I had a burning desire to write this hub. I knew little about angels, but for some reason I could not rest until I wrote this hub. So, I sat down and typed what I knew about angels (which was not much). Before publishing, I read through a few sources, including the Bible for verification, and typed some more. Since that day, I have been very interested in angels.

I must admit that I have only been able to find one archangel in the Bible. I can't remember the verse, but I believe I read in the Bible that there was only one angel known as the archangel and that angel was Michael. I will search for that verse and when I find it, I will show it here in the comments. Since the Bible is the reference source that I use, if I don't find it in the Bible, then I consider it nonexistent. I could be wrong, but I am a little bit narrow minded that way. It is the only way I know how to be consistent in my belief structure. But, you are absolutely correct when you say that in the end all will be revealed.

Thank you for stopping by and for sharing more of your life and your faith in our Lord.

Much love and many blessings to you.


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DrBobDoggart 4 years ago from Eastern Tennessee, Federal Democratic Republic of the USA

My Dear MarleneB from Northern California,

Thank you for your kind and loving remarks regarding the comments I have stated heretofor. While I have no wish to be pedantic in even a minor way, there is significant evidence that there are seven ArchAngels: Michael, Gavriel, Raphael, Uriel, Metatron, Selaphiel, Jegudiel, and perhaps even an eigth; Barachiel. Each of Them have their assigments and stand at the ready to assist in this most difficult world in which we reside. It is unfortunate that our historical records have been manipluated by so many faiths to the point that conjecture enters these discussions. However, I do not believe this to be of importance, because of course, few individuals even approach a personal relationship with any of them. You are obviously one of the blessed to have had an experience in your encounters. I, too, have been humbled in this way.

Those who would inquire "What difference does it make?" are both fortunate in that they question this topic, but at the same time are of need of the knowledge that without the ArchAngels, life on our tiny planet would be even more unpleasant than it is already. The great British Philospher/Economist Robert Malthus postulated on this issue centuries past, and his conclusions bring comfort to those who are deperate for guidance on how to conduct themselves.

May I inquire, how did you come to be so very interested in this essential issue? I would share that my way was decades of painful prayer, harsh physical discipline, and deprivation, despite that I am fairly well off in a material sense.

I shall close this short entry with the statement that I carry prideful wounds on my body that are representative of the heraldries of St. Michael, Gavriel, and Raphael that can never be erased because they have been burnished into me. The fourth mark is the symbol of how I shall die in the human sense. These wounds are meaningful to me in a manner that cannot be described, but that bring me comfort every day, every waking moment, that I expect to carry on to my end of time. The discovery of the origins of the chevrons was abstruse, and upon taking the marks, I was physically and emotionally ill for weeks in an attempt to deal with the "knowledge" that was sent my way. The unshakable faith I now hold dear can never be challenged by any negative origin.

In the end, of course, all will be revealed, but those few of us who have consecrated our immortal souls to the Sacred Heart in an unchanging purpose to serve the Christ by and through our Oath to Him, have His love so deeply imprinted upon our hearts that we shall nevermore be able to be separated from Him. Dawn shall bring glory forth, and we shall live and die, bound forever in true and courageous loyalty to our Lord.

May God bless you for establishing this "hub" for the education of those who so desperatly seek purity of Heart at one with our Lord, and revealing if but a small portion of the mysteries of a Christian Life and Faith.

With the Kindest Respect, Robert Rankin Doggart, Ph.D.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

DrBobDoggart , I thank you dearly for sharing your experience. You are tied to a very influential angel, the one and only archangel Michael. What a glorious existence. Your near death experiences can attest to the magnificence of having the mighty hands of such a powerful angel protecting you. Bless you for sharing. I hope others read and find acceptance of the Lord and angels through your testimony.


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DrBobDoggart 4 years ago from Eastern Tennessee, Federal Democratic Republic of the USA

The knowledge of the existence of the various types of Angels is largely dependent on visceral prayer and life experience. In my case, having 13 near-death experiences, added to many other occurances that did not come into my sphere of belief until I had a crisis of Faith, I can assure all that Angels absolutely exist, as I feel their presence and power to protect, indeed, to alter the course of human events. Saint Michael the ArchAngel of Jerusalem was my Roman Catholic Confirmation choice, which meant little to me at the time. But now, after all these experiences, I am protected by Saint Michael, apparently cannot be killed until my time is selected for me. I acknowledge and readily accept this premise. Perhaps the most interesting part of my relationship to the Great ArchAngel is the fact that I am authorized to speak on her/his behalf, and the protection I am priviledged to "enjoy" is extended to others in my family through me. So there you have it. In case anyone thinks this rather odd, I am not a nut-case, having five college credentials and occupation as the senior specialist worldwide in my engineering concentration. For your consideration, Ladies & Gentlemen; there is no way around long-suffering and intellect. With kind regards. Non sum qualis eram.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello Richawriter. Gabriel is a gorgeous name for a child. Your son will, no doubt grow up to do great things. I have heard that the meaning for Gabriel is "Hero of God." But, I have not heard that Gabriel is an archangel. In fact, my understanding is that there can only be ONE archangel. I don't know. I use the Bible as my point of reference and so far (in the Bible) I have only read the name of one angel referred to as an archangel and that is Michael. No other angel, that I have read thusfar, is referred to as an archangel. Of course, if upon further reading, I happen to read otherwise, then I'll come back here to update my findings. Thank you Richawriter, for your positive feedback. It is good to hear from you.


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Richawriter 4 years ago from On Top of the World

Hey, this is an interesting hub, Marlene B.

I searched for and chose Gabriel as the name for my son because the meaning was 'Hero of God.'

Is Gabriel an Archangel or just an Angel? Which type would youy say he is?

I had never heard of the 9 types before. Good work and thanks for teaching me some new knowledge!

Peace to you. :)


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hello Mystique1957; Thank you for your expression of appreciation. I am so glad you were able to find what you needed here. Your positive comments really perked up my day.


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Mystique1957 4 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Amazingly enough, I was trying to refresh my knowledge about angel types and I googled it. I ran into your article. To my greater surprise I noticed you were on Hubpages, I quickly scanned it; for I just needed a reminder; then decided to read your whole article here...I confess that I was compelled to browse your page for the pleasant impression your smile caused me...I just thought I thank you and voted thumbs up + useful....It really helped me when I needed it...

Tons of love , light and blessings from Creator´s heart to yours,

Mystique


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you for your response.

dwachira - tammyswallow - ib radmasters - klarawieck...

This is one subject I wish I knew more about. I could only put the information together from research and compilation gained from others. I do wish I knew what type of angels were with Adam and Eve. They were allowed to speak directly to God. But, judging from the nine types of angels listed here, my guess would be that when Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden, they were met with the Thrones, because the Thrones are the angels who dispense God's judgement. I need to add that this is my best guess and is open for challenge as my answer is based upon my own (limited) understanding.


klarawieck 4 years ago

MarleneB, you did a great job presenting the facts related to these celestial beings. This is a hub I'll come back to again and again. Angels are inspiring. Thank you!


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ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

So what angels were with Adam and Eve??


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Outstanding hub! I didn't realize there were so many angels. This Christmas my daughter was 2 and we went a beautiful church music program. She kept tapping me on the shoulder while looking at the eves saying, "look Mommy, look at the angels." I didn't see them, but it really moved me. I believe in angels too. Shared and pinning. Fabulous, fabulous hub!


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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Thanks gjfalcone, it is already evening here and i can say I'm spiritually better today. Thanks


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi dfelker. The verses were noted, however the verbiage which follows the verse is simply a reference to the angels. The idea is that the reader would read the verse to find where mention of the angel exists.


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dfelker 4 years ago

Lovely information on angels. Which translation of the Bible are you using, some of the words were different in mine (ESV)? Like you, sometimes I wake up and feel something has been put inside me to write about or just pursue intensely. I am planning to read Billy Graham's book about Angels as soon as I can get my hands on it. Blessings to you ;)


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi Shakka James, principalities was probably the first class of angels that I recognized when I started doing research. I had heard the word before and didn't really know where these angels fit in. Now, after hearing about principalities all while I was growing up, I finally understand. And, now, my grandfather's surmons make a lot more sense.


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Shakka James 4 years ago from Dallas, TX

Great post!

I knew that there were classes of angels but I have never heard of the "Principalities" angels. Your article is very interesting. I want to research principalities a little bit more.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you, TheDailyMessenger for your feedback. Like you, I did not know as much, either. But, as I researched, I learned more and more, verifying one source with another. With probing, I was able to compile this article and hope it answers some questions for those who are interested in learning more about angels.


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TheDailyMessenger 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Marleneb,

Very interesting blog. Never knew there was so many classes of angels in the Bible. So thanks for the information.

TDM


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

azurevon - I was surprised, too. I started reading up on angels and found a lot of resources. I wanted to share what I found. It is all fascinating to me.


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azurevon 4 years ago

Wow, thanks for this, i really enjoyed your hub

This is new to me, i thought all angels are same, i never know there is so much types


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you, Olde Cashmere, for your kind words. It is such a wonderful feeling when we are presently aware of the angels surrounding us. The feeling just can not be described. We just know it instantly without questioning it. Like you, I am fascinated by angels. I wish I knew more.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

I really enjoyed this hub and find the subject of angels fascinating. I've had several instances throughout my life where I truly felt like I was in their presence. Thank you for a wonderful hub MarleneB. Voted up, beautiful, and interesting :)


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

carrie Lee Night, before I wrote the article, I was not aware of the different types of angels. Believe it or not, the concept was given to me in a "dream" and I just woke up and wrote the article. Then, I did the research to verify what was written. The Lord pointed the way. Those who believe in angels and the Holy Spirit know exactly what I mean. Thank you for visiting my hub and for your feedback.


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carrie Lee Night 4 years ago from Northeast United States

Even before reading the bible, I personally believed that there were more than one type of Angel, one size does not fit all:) Lovely article, Stay strong in faith as I try to. Thank you.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Yes, Anjili, I am comforted knowing that there is an angel watching over me at all times. I think I want to read the book you mentioned.


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Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid

Your hub reminded me of a book I read entitled "Angels on Assignment". Isn't it wonderful to know that we are surrounded by powerful, invisible beings who are so close to God and yet near us.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

thesoulsremedy, yes; I do believe I have encountered angels in my life. During times of despair, when I least expected, and in a way I would have never guessed, but at that very moment I knew without a doubt that I was in the presence of an angel.


thesoulsremedy 4 years ago

i like your hub and the break down of the hierarchy of angels. have you experienced and/or seen an angel?

Thanks for the hub


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Marlene B, thank you very much. I just commented to your comment. Ha. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Faith Reaper, you are definitely doing the right thing. I just read one of your poems and enjoyed it a lot.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Thank you very much. I'm not sure of exactly what I am doing yet, but I am glad you reminded me of my angel story that I would love to write about. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Hi Faith Reaper. Welcome to HubPages. You're going to enjoy the community here. I agree with you that children have the ability to see into the unseen realm. They haven't been caught up in "rationalization" yet. Once I opened my mind, I began to see things more clearly and have been directed more easily. Life is so much better. And, yes, you should write about your daughter's experience. It will be interesting to read. I'm going to "follow" you so that I receive a notice when you write it. Again, welcome to HP.


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Loved your hub. I just started hubbing today. I too believe in angels. In fact, when my daughter was around the age of five (she is 28 now and still remembers it), I know she saw an angel visit her in her room, which gives me an idea to write about that story. I believe young children have more abilities to see into the unseen realm. Thanks for sharing! In His Love, Theresa


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you Gracenduta for your feedback. The more I researched, the more clear it became that we all have loving and caring angels walking with us through life.


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Gracenduta 4 years ago from Kenya

its true angels walk with us while carrying on our daily activities


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you for your feedback, Chris. Angels are so intriguing to me. I am really glad you appreciate the information found here.


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Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

Lovely hub, with very interesting information :) Thank you for sharing Marlene! Voted up, useful, beautiful and interesting!


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you weezyschannel, I am glad you like the hub. While researching for this hub, I learned a thing or two about angels. I am now more intrigued than ever and want to research more.


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weezyschannel 4 years ago from Central USA

What a great hub! I just browsed through a couple of your hubs after a reply you had on mine..absolutely love this


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you for your feedback, PegCole17. A lot of what is written here just came to me and then the research confirmed. There is so much more to know about angels and it took a lot for me to stick to the topic of nine types of angels. I wanted to answer questions such as, What do angels look like? How do we recognize them? Can we communicate with them whenever we want or do we have to wait for them to contact us first? There are so many questions lurking in the back of my head.

Isn't Sylvia Browne intriguing? I believe she has amazing skills. I once wanted to get a reading from her, but was afraid of what she would share with me. I guess I like living life one day at a time. Knowing ahead of time is just kind of scary for me. But, I know that she has helped a lot of people. I'm glad you are one of the ones she has helped.


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

MarleneB, I admire your knowledge of the scriptures and the hub was quite informative. There is much to learn from the comments as well.

For the past few years I've been reading Sylvia Browne's work, in fact, after the death of my father I found much comfort in her interpretation of what she writes of the afterlife and Angels and communication with the deceased. If Heaven is as she describes, I want to be there.

Your hub was what I needed to read today. Thanks so much.

Peg


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Raevyn14, I agree with you wholeheartedly. Yet, I still need to remind myself to call upon them in times of need.


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Raevyn14 4 years ago from Tecumseh, Oklahoma

Angels are all around us, and they help in any situation, whether its drug related, family related, or any problems you have you can believe that they will help you out of any situation.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

creativelycc, I agree with you. Angels are always here watching over us. And, when we ask for them, we can actually feel their presence.


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creativelycc 4 years ago from Maine

I really enjoyed and loved this hub! Angels are everywhere on this earth, all we have to do when we're in trouble is ask the Lord for their protection and they will be right there. Thank you. The beautiful mystery of God's Angels has always fascinated me too.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you, B. A. Williams for visiting my hub. My understanding of the "Powers" is that they are the angels who protect us. They fend for us when we are in our unborn state (in the womb) to that moment when we transition into the state of being born. Then, they are with us to fend for us from the transition from being alive into the state of being dead. Apparently, there are moments of transition from being born and to dying when evilness has an opportunity to harm us, so the Powers are there to protect us from those vulnerable times when we are the absolute weakest. To be powerless, so to speak, would be like handing us over to the evil one. God sends the Powers to be there for our protection. So far I have not come across validation that we (ordinary humans) can speak to the dead. I won't rule it out just because I have never read it, but I kind of think the power to be able to speak to dead people is reserved only for the angels appointed by God. Just don't quote me on anything. This is strictly my opinion based on what I have read in the Bible (so far) and interpretations from biblical scholars.


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B. A. Williams 4 years ago from USA

This article hit home, I was wondering about predictors or people who say they can speak to the dead. Not sure I believe in that, but it exists.

I read your definition... number 6 and that certainly could answer my pondering questions.

Nice article write more.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Debby Bruck, thank you for visiting. Many blessings to you, too.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago

Marlene ~ I believe in angels, too. Each of us are angels to each other. Blessings, Debby


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

CloudExplorer, thank you for your feedback. This was one of those articles that I woke up one morning and for some reason could not figure out why I HAD to write it. I went to the source - the Bible - as my reference. And, thank you for complimenting me on my writing talent. No, I'm not a teacher or anyone so knowledgeable. I just enjoy writing and write the way I speak. What I write comes from the heart, first, then (like you) I find the source to verify how I feel. If I find verification, I write it; if not, then I don't write it because it's not worth saying out loud.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

This hub on Angels is very informative & thorough I am now educated on the subject of angels, at least as to the existence of such according to the bible.

Your writing is highly accurate in every way, and I'm feeling as if you're either an English teacher or in a career that deals with writing itself, because every thing you've wrote here about angles falls in place, as if I was reading from a professional writers guild or official article from a Journalist, on the subject.

I never seen anything on angles presented in such a manner, and all the biblical details describing each one. So I think you've out did yourself here, I also have my own personal belief and relationship with the devine, as well as Angels, I'm sure their guarding many of us, as well as guiding us towards the right directions in life today.

I don't give the fallen Angels the light of day neither, but I do forgive them for turning their backs on God, because we must forgive all those for their trespasses against us.

Powerfully impressive hub here, keep this up and you'll be on the top of hubpages for sure. Your writing talent is marvelous in every way voted up & getting shared outside of hubpages.


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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA Author

Thank you for your feedback gjfalcone. This is a subject that intrigues me as well.


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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona

I absolutely loved the hub. I had no idea of the amount & type which furthered the intrigue. Thanks for the boost I was looking for this evening. That did the trick. Voted ^ & Awesome, interesting & beautiful. See ya soon.

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