Now when the man awoke, he took a staff and went unto a solitary place and there
came unto him, Emmanuel, and with him were gathered a host of ministering angels.
And there was under his feet a clear blue pavement like unto sapphire.
Summary: Ministering angels are the lowest class of glorified humans in the Celestial
Kingdom of Heaven. Possessing bodies of flesh and bone, yet existing as eternal beings,
ministering angels dwell on Paradise moons that orbit celestial worlds (5:4:37).
They serve with the Cherubim in raising and teaching young spirit children (W:25:13).
There are varying orders, or levels of advancement, within this stage of progression.
Ministering angels of the highest order, referred to as the ‘Teraphim’, are appointed
the lowest seats among the Council of Elohim (AZC — Abiel). Ministering angels —
likely those counted among the Teraphim — may “move between the Heavens and the earth”,
to bless and instruct those who would draw near to the heart of God (4:9:62-63).
While ministering angels have achieved a certain glory within the Celestial Kingdom,
it is a lesser glory reserved for those who did not “follow straightly the Lord their
God” throughout their mortal lives (W:18:17). This state may also serve as an intermediary
position along the path of eternal progression. For example, a spirit child may become
a Teraphim prior to the completion of all seven dispensations (see Mithron). Ministering
angels have yet to formally achieve their exaltation, which is granted after the
completion of the seventh dispensation. Spirit children who achieve the divine state
of exaltation are considered Souls of the Just Made Perfect (AZC - El Shalon / El