Guardian Angels And Archangels: Understanding The Differences

  14 October, 2021

You may have heard about Angels and Archangels. We’re also smitten with these two heavenly creations of the Lord. That’s why we’ve written at length about both Guardian Angels and different Archangels such as Michael, Raguel, Uriel, and so many others. You can check out our dedicated sections on Archangels once you finish reading this piece.


Anyway, the two of the most common questions in the mind of the believers: How are these heavenly entities different from one another? Or are they really different, in the first place?

The fact is, almost every religion mentions Archangels and Angels. In this explainer, we’ll tell you about how Angels and Archangels are different from one another. Ready? Let’s get started then.

Archangels And Angels: The Differences Explained

So, who’s an Angel? The fact is, a Guardian Angel is a messenger. So, now, you’ll think about Archangels. Are Archangels not messengers of the Lord, huh? Well, an Archangel is a key messenger—who’s also referred to as a higher messenger. And Archangels are situated above Guardian Angels.

The chief difference between the two is that you’ll be able to call your Angels for any personal assistance. But you may never be able to call upon an Archangel for receiving this sort of assistance. The shared purpose of Archangels and Angels is to protect humanity. In fact, both of these heavenly entities have protected humankind since time immemorial. Believers even feel that Archangels are risen by God as the sole guardians that are solving human problems. And some people say that Archangels can appear on the Earth in human form as well.

The holy scriptures divide Angels into seven divisions—these categories are the existence of the Angels. These seven divisions comprise Cherubim, Thrones, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Seraphim, and Dominions. Only the Bible contains three types of Angels. On the other hand, the scriptures will tell you about eight prime Archangels: Uriel, Michael, Lucifer, Daniel, Raphael, Raguel, and Remiel. People who believe in Angels know them as true messengers from heaven. And many people have claimed feeling or sensing the presence of their Angels. But none of these people has ever said that they’d seen Archangels. Angels give people comfort, warnings, and messages through Angel Numbers.

Angels also share their guidance with people and influence them to make the right decisions in life. Both Angels and Archangels help people connect to heaven and to the Lord. Basically, the word “Angel” in Guardian Angels and Archangels means messenger. So, you can safely presume that the Lord has dispatched these heavenly figures to deliver His messages. Through learning His messages, you’ll be able to fight your life battles more effectively.

Parting Thoughts

So, now, you know that there is a solid difference between Angels and Archangels. Once you know the difference, you’ll know that you have an Angel in your life. And you can strengthen your bond with your Angel by praying to him regularly. The moment you strengthen your bond with your Angel, you’ll also receive the blessings of different Archangels.