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We are all children of God. God uses us to serve each other. This is true of those who are living in mortality and those who have already passed on.

Who is Gabriel and What are Angels?

We read in the Bible that the angel Gabriel visited Mary to inform her that she would be the mother of the Savior of the World. Who was Gabriel and what are angels?

We are all children of God. God uses us to serve each other. This is true of those who are living in mortality and those who have already passed on. Some who have passed on haven’t been resurrected yet. But the righteous who died before Christ were resurrected with Him. Some of these are ministering to us on earth as angels.

Angels don’t have wings. They are people just like you and me. If an angel were to visit you or help you in a time of need, it could be a member of your own family who cares deeply for you and has been sent by God to give you specific help. Angels do attend us.

Gabriel is considered an “archangel.” That means he is powerful and could have been a prophet while he lived in mortality. Alongside the angel Michael, Gabriel was considered the guardian angel of Israel. Gabriel appeared to Daniel to explain Daniel’s visions. Gabriel appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of John the Baptist. Then he appeared to Mary to announce the birth of Jesus.

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