Matthew 22:30, Hebrews 1:14
Pastor, when I die, do I become an angel?
This can be a really interesting question because there are things about heaven and angels that, you know, we just aren’t told in the Bible. And then we look around us and we can commonly see those sayings about someone dying and finally getting their wings.
And maybe we’re tempted to think that we’ll become angels when we die because deep down we know that right now we’re sinners and we just don’t fit next to a perfect God in a perfect heaven but angels, they’re in heaven, so maybe we’ll become an angel so we’ll just fit better.
You know as we look to the scriptures we can see definitely that we don’t become angels when we die because Angels and mankind are two separate created beings.
In the Book of Matthew 22. Jesus mentions that when the believer dies we will become like the angels as we live in heaven.
At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. (Matthew 22:30)
Not that we will become an angel. Really God just sees us very differently. The angels are certainly a very special creation and we find in the book of Hebrews that the angels are ministering spirits who are sent out to serve for the sake of those who will inherit salvation.
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14)
The angels were created to serve God’s children to help protect us from the various attacks of evil in life. We also are God’s special created beings. We are so special that God took on human flesh in order to live, suffer, and die for us to remove our sins so he could bring us home to be with him in heaven.
Certainly the angels they do play a very special role in our lives but we are very special too. God created us and then saved us from our sins to redeem us so that he could see us as perfect once again. We don’t need to become angels when we die we’re already God’s special creation and Jesus has done everything to make certain that we truly have a home in heaven.
To God be the glory. Amen.