Psalm 89: 5-7, Job 1: 6-7

The biblical authors believed that Heaven and Earth are parallel realities, each inhabited by creatures that have been delegated with God’s blessing to rule and oversee that realm. These creatures are called “the host of heaven” and “the host of the land” (Gen. 2:1), or spiritual beings and humans. This group of spiritual beings goes by many titles, but in every appearance, their role in the heavenly realm is similar. They are God’s staff team, his agents of delegated authority who mirror God’s earthly staff team, the humans. These spiritual beings are portrayed as honouring the one who created and rules them, and they also are invited by God to participate in making decisions and carrying them out.