First of all, Angels are Messengers of God’s word.
They played a part in the delivery of the Law to Moses.
In his defense before the Jewish council, the Church leader Stephen said that the nation of Israel received the Law as ordained by Angels (act 7:53),
Also Galations (3:19). According to Hebrews (2:2), The law was spoken through angels.
When Moses sat down to write pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, also called the five books of the law. He was guarded from error by the superintending ministry of the Holy Spirit.
That’s true for every writer of scripture (2 Peter 1:19-21).
Let me stop and clarify the relationship between the ministry of the Holy Spirit and the ministry of Angels. This is critical for our understanding.
The question is, if the Bible says the Angels are doing all of this, how does their work relate to the role of the Holy Spirit?
The two relate in this way.
The Holy Spirit is God.
He is not just another Spirit being or an Angel;
He is fully God, the sovereign third person of the Godhead.
That means the Angels are his messengers too. They act under His command.
The Holy Spirit directs the Angels in their ministry. So let’s not confuse the Holy Spirit’s ministry with that of the angels ministry. The interplay between the Holy Spirit and the Angels is evident in the recording of Scripture. The Spirit was the guide when Moses wrote, but the Angels were involved in the delivery of God’s law.
In some way, under the Spirit’s direction the Angels oversaw the transmission, protection, and integrity of the written Word. Angels were also active in delivering the message concerning the coming of the living Word, Jesus Christ.
Angels appeared to Zacharias, Mary, and the shepherds(Luke 1:11,26,-2:9), and at least three times to Joseph (Matthew 1:20-2:13,19,22).
Check my next blog, The Ministry of angels (2) Angels are messengers of God’s protection.