Seriously, this is what angel's look like. They are warriors, not veil-draped seductresses that make Barbie look proportionately correct anatomically. I swear, this is one of few images that actually depict angel's in a way that I can actually buy and appreciate. DO NOT FALL INTO THE ANGEL-WHORE TRAP, PLEASE, I BEG OF YOU.
Angels are powerful beings, but its the Cherubim that impress me. Those guys are the shocktroops of heaven; God only needed ONE to guard the way to the Tree of Life. Here's a link to some more awesome angels (Made as Yugioh card) [link][link][link]
That is totally awesome. I think the Powers are some of the coolest though, they're the real footsoldiers of heaven.
You want a good example of power? It only took 1 archangel to send Lucifer packing. And archangels are the second-lowest in celestial hierarchy. (That is, of course, one isn't distinguishing between Archangel and archangel. It varies a lot.)
I'm not sure I follow with the whole 'powers and principalities as types of angel' thing for my personal beliefs but it does make a good story. the Cherubim are mentioned in the bible by name and referred to as being the most powerful celestial beings second to God Himself.
I thought the Seraphim were the most powerful? (Aside from the Archangels of course.) The powers, principalities, thrones, and etc. are all mentioned in bible, and they all have their prescribed duties. Heaven is nothing if not organized.
And yeah, if I could catch that Renaissance artist that depicted Cherubim as rosy-cheeked toddlers, I'd throttle the twerp. It's impossible to find a truly awesome picture of them these days.
Well the Seraphim are the closest to God's throne, and so his power pulses though their forms, which could be taken to say they are the most powerful. All I'm saying, God only charged one Cherubim to guard the way to the Tree of Life. And btw the Cherubim have flaming wings covered in eyes, the face of a human, a bull, an eagle and a lion, a flaming sword and a fiery appearance... that's no cupid baby lol
Rendering of the armor, weapon and the aura of the angel is great. The heaven clouds look good but somehow I also see a little less quality in the background, a little more shadowing or some brightness could improve it.