First- it was a dream. Please keep in mind that most dreams have no special meaning. It's perfectly alright to ignore them.
Second- if you're speaking of angels in the Judeo-Christian sense, then the angel would always
guide and instruct you to turn to Christ. In
fact, this is the way for one to know if he or she has encountered an angel. Ask them to glorify and praise the Holy Trinity.
In my faith (Orthodox Christianity) we take our idea of angels from pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite- who was influenced by passages in the NT and
Jewish Mysticism. Originally, there were ten ranks/choirs of angels before the fall. Now, there are nine. We usually refer to angels as the
bodiless Powers of Heaven as they are incorporeal- however- we do know that they can reveal themselves in a way that is visible to us.
Seraphim- Described as six-winged and 'blazing' with love for God
Cherubim- Described as many-eyed and their name means 'outpouring of wisdom/enlightenment'
Thrones- Described as spinning-wheels seen by Ezekiel- at the foot of God's throne
Powers- Described in I Peter 3:22
Dominions- Described as guiding earthly authorities
Authorities/Virtues- Described as standing against the power of Satan
Principalities- Described as commanding lower angels and encouraging others to fulfill God's Will
Archangels- Described as messengers from God about God and salvation (numerous instances in scripture)
Angels- Described as always encouraging people to turn to God
ETA: I thought I saw two angels as a teenager. It was after I had been suffering a demonic presence/night terrors for a few months. That was like
a menacing floating shadow of darkness. When I called on the name of the Lord for protection that darkness immediately dissipated and I was
surrounded by two blue, glowing figures that lulled me back to sleep. I don't usually share this story- but there it is.
edit on 2-10-2012 by
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