The basic answer is that they do not sleep because they do not have a physical body that needs rest as humans do. Since angels on and around Planet Earth are one of the ways Our Father extends His care to us, there is something important for you to understand whether or not angels sleep.
HOLY SPIRIT: I (HS) have a question for you. Based upon your understanding of the Scriptures, does Our Father ever sleep?
ME: I am glad that every time I communicate with You (HS) or have a conversation with You (HS), you are wide awake.
Psalm 121:4 – Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Our Father never slumbers or sleeps. I know the word slumber means to be drowsy. Therefore, this verse means that Our Father never becomes sleepy or even takes a nap now and then.
Holy Spirit, I have a question for you. Why did You (HS) have it written in the Bible that after six days of creating, Our Father rested for one day, the seventh day?
Genesis 2:1 – And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Genesis 2:2 – And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made. And He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.
Genesis 2:3 – And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He had rested from all His work which God created to make.
HOLY SPIRIT: Our Father did not rest because He was tired. He was establishing a pattern for you human beings to follow. The idea is that for six days you humans enjoy the provisions of Our Father’s creation. Then you are to take one day of worship to praise Our Father and appreciate His provision in your lives (Exodus 20:8-10).
Exodus 20:8 – Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
Exodus 20:9 – Six days you shall labor and do all your work.
Exodus 20:10 – But the seventh day is the Sabbath of Jehovah your God. You shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger within your gates.
The human body in which you humans are living have been designed by Our Father to have proper daily (nightly) rest from work and one day of rest from work every week. Therefore, there are times when you humans are awake and if you do not get proper rest, sometimes, you are not wide awake when you are awake. The contrast is that Our Father is totally awake at all times.
ME: Holy Spirit, I have a question about the angels. I know that the angels are one of the ways Our Father extends His care to us. And since the angels are spirit light beings and do not have a physical body, my question is, when Angels become tired or wounded (I have shared about wounded angels in one of our reports with scriptural reference), do angels rest or sleep?
HOLY SPIRIT: No, they neither slumber nor sleep because they do not have a physical body. The wounded angels do praise and worship that result in the energizing of their spirit light beings.
ME: Holy Spirit, if one of my Guardian Angels is wounded in a spiritual battle against demon angels, do I have only three Guardian Angels for a while?
HOLY SPIRIT: This is what happens. If one of your Guardian Angels is wounded, the information would be communicated to an Angel Commander and then two angels would go with a temporary replacement angel, leave the replacement angel with you, and return. You will always have four wide-awake Guardian Angels ministering to you for Our Father.
The soldiers that are doing war in the war zone are good examples to consider. Each soldier who is a Born Again Christian, during the wartime, has their Four Guardian Angels with them plus two additional angels. These soldiers become very tired at times because they carry a very heavy load on their backs and are concerned about meeting enemy soldiers. Also, sometimes they will go for several days without any sleep time. The soldiers rotate guard duty time so that most of them can sleep soundly while a few keep a watch for the enemy. Though soldiers on the battlefield may be sleeping very soundly, the angels with them never go to sleep, never become drowsy, and never take a nap.
The leaders of your government keep reminding the people of your nation that at some point in time one of the results of war will be more terrorist attacks on your nation. Of course, even though you are a Born Again Christian, you should be following a few normal safety procedures.
The truth of this communication is also intended to be of encouragement to you because when you go to sleep at night or take your mid-day nap, your angels always stay awake. The angels around you never go to sleep and they never have any desire or urge to go to sleep. One of the reasons Our Father created angels is that He desires that no one be alone. The angels around you never leave you alone nor go to sleep. It may feel like you are alone, but they are always around you. Truly, since Our Father/Christ Your Lord/Holy Spirit and the angels never sleep, in the fullest meaning of the term, you are never alone.
Be greatly blessed!
Pastor Paul Silway
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