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Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.We must shake off the church image of angels being some winged creature, mindless. Term was "Messenger".
Jesus was the foremost messenger of God.
Jehovah speaks of making man "in His own image", so I suspect that Those in heaven bear the shape of us-even tho spiritual.
Why else were the angels attracted to women?
The actual quote is "in Our image." YHVH is plural during the Creation.
While I can agree there is a great deal of symbolism throughout the Bible, I also think it is somewhat arrogant to presume we know what something looks like that is invisible to the human eye - unless and until that entity reveals itself.
5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.
6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.
10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.
The passage continues.
My point being that presuming "wings" *always* means swiftness or speed is every bit as presumptuous as thinking all angels always have wings. There are elements and aspects of spiritual bodies that are foreign to our understanding.