What do angels look like? Do angels have wings?

The word “Angel” means “messenger” meaning that their job is the identity.  Angels take on many forms to accomplish their specific mission.


Hebrews 1:14 tells us that they are spirit beings, but Hebrews 13:2 says that some have entertained angels unaware of their guests’ true identity.  That leads us to believe that angels appear as normal human beings.  Abraham met with two men for a meal in Genesis 18:1-19 who were actually angels.


However, at other times angels appeared in radiant glory and said “do not be afraid” like the case of Joseph in Matthew 1:20.  Zacharias was struck dimb in Luke 1:12. The shepherds were afraid of the angels who came from heaven to announce the birth of Christ in Luke 2:9.  


In Isaiah 6:1-10, the Lord is seen in His full glory in the temple.  Seriphim fly around the throne using two wings to fly, two wings to cover their feet and two wings to cover their faces.


There is a variety of appearances for angels.  They have the ability to change their appearance.  Even Satan himself has the capability to appear as an angel of light 2 Corinthians 11:14.