“וַיֵּרָא מַלְאַךְ-יְהוָה, אֶל-הָאִשָּׁה; וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ, הִנֵּה-נָא אַתְּ-עֲקָרָה וְלֹא יָלַדְתְּ, וְהָרִית, וְיָלַדְתְּ בֵּן”
“And the angel of YHVH appeared to the woman and said to her, “Behold, you are barren and have not borne children, but you shall conceive and bear a son.”
The one angel that came to Manoah and his wife was the angel Uriel. He didn’t appear to Abraham with the other three angels.
The angel revealed himself to Manoah’s wife. Manoah had some doubts about the message received by his wife. He prayed to God to send the angel again. Manoah was not as important as Abraham and only one angel came to him.
“ וַיֹּאמֶר מַלְאַךְ יְהוָה אֶל-מָנוֹחַ, אִם-תַּעְצְרֵנִי לֹא-אֹכַל בְּלַחְמֶךָ, וְאִם-תַּעֲשֶׂה עֹלָה, לַיהוָה תַּעֲלֶנָּה: כִּי לֹא-יָדַע מָנוֹחַ, כִּי-מַלְאַךְ יְהוָה הוּא.”
“And the angel of YHVH said to Manoah, “If you detain me, I will not eat of your food. But if you prepare a burnt offering, then offer it to the LORD.” (For Manoah did not know that he was the angel of YHVH.)”
“וַיָּבֹאוּ שְׁנֵי הַמַּלְאָכִים סְדֹמָה, בָּעֶרֶב, וְלוֹט, יֹשֵׁב בְּשַׁעַר-סְדֹם; וַיַּרְא-לוֹט וַיָּקָם לִקְרָאתָם, וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ אַפַּיִם אָרְצָה”
“The two angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth”
Two of the three angels stayed with Abraham and by his merits they went to Sodom to save Lot out before the destruction of the city. The angels arrived in the evening time when the judgment has stronger control in the world. Then the angel Raphael left and Gabriel stayed to destroy the city.
Our prayers and actions create and invite angels to support us. The angels that come to this world have specific missions based on what we need. The level of the support we can expect from them is based on our purity and certainty. Most of the angels we create are canceled by negative angles that we create with our negative actions. We need to always remember the simple formula of ‘Do good and avoid negative’.
Daily Zohar # 2868 – Vayera – How strong are your angels