Angels Appear In Different Ways
Angels are glorious beings. Daniel saw this stunning vision of one angel. " I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, a man clothed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. 6 His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude." (Daniel 10:5-6)
The reaction was very interesting. Daniel said the men with him didn't even see the angel, yet they apparently sensed the presence of an awesome being and ran away in terror. Daniel himself turned pale and all f his strength left him. (10:7-8).
The appearance angels in Scripture is not only associated with an awe-inspiring presence, but also with the appearance of light. when an angel came to Peter's cell to release him, the Bible says, "a light shone in the cell" (Acts 12:7)
In contrast, the Bible doesn't refer to demons-the evil, fallen angels-as glorious beings, and they cannot make themselves visible as the angels of heaven can. That's why the demons in Luke 8 inhabited the man and begged Jesus to let them inhabit the pigs. In contrast to the angels, demons seem to need another entity to work through when they want to manifest their presence.
The most glorious angel of all was also heaven's chief rebel. Before he rebelled against God. Satan was Lucifer or "light bearer," the most glorious and beautiful creature God ever made.
The devil got in trouble because he was, in the words of Muhammad Ali, too pretty. Lucifer let his beauty go to his head, and he tried to overthrow God. He wanted to be worshiped as God. when he failed and was licked out of heaven. Satan's beauty was marred but not destroyed.