I've been asked where angels store the chariots or ships they travel in.
They are in another dimension, an alternate reality.
There are two matrixes or "realities" being generated by the Infinite God, ours is a "partial" MEROS, the kingdom of heaven where angels dwell, a "complete" TELEIOS.
God lives in neither reality, both our PARTIAL and the Kingdom of God COMPLETE are generated by the infinite Mind and power of God, both consist and have their being, in Him. No Matrix or reality "contains" KUWL God, God is the place where these two places exist:
As the ancient Jews would say:
"A common term for the Deity in Rabbinic literature is 'the Place,' which originates in the doctrine: 'The Holy One, blessed be He, is the place of His Universe, but His Universe is not His place' (Gen. R. LXVIII. 9). He encompasses space but space does not encompass Him."-( Everyman's Talmud, Schocken Books, 1995, p. 8, ).
So it is written:
But when that which is perfect (τέλειος)has come, then that which is in part(μέρος) will be done away. (1Co 13:10 NKJ)
And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist(συνίστημι). (Col 1:17 NKJ)
"But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain( כול ) You. How much less this temple which I have built! (1Ki 8:27 NKJ)
"for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said,`For we are also His offspring.' (Act 17:28 NKJ)
So angels are "trans-dimensional beings", they can retain their physical form in our limited sphere of existence, or be invisible.
BECAUSE they are able to telepathically communicate visions, dreams, voices etc., they can disguise their appearance as anything (2 Cor 11:14)
Prior to the incarnation, Christ often appeared as the "angel of the LORD":
Then the LORD appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day.
2 So he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing by him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them, and bowed himself to the ground,
3 and said, "My Lord, if I have now found favor in Your sight, do not pass on by Your servant.
4 "Please let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree.
5 "And I will bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh your hearts. After that you may pass by, inasmuch as you have come to your servant." They said, "Do as you have said."
6 So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, "Quickly, make ready three measures of fine meal; knead it and make cakes."
7 And Abraham ran to the herd, took a tender and good calf, gave it to a young man, and he hastened to prepare it.
8 So he took butter and milk and the calf which he had prepared, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree as they ate. (Gen 18:2-8 NKJ)
9 Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel,
11 who also said, "Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven."
(Act 1:9-11 NKJ)
At the transfiguration, Christ and His disciples entered a portal into the Kingdom of heaven TELEIOS:
And He said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who will not taste death till they see the kingdom of God present with power."
2 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them.
3 His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them.
4 And Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.
(Mar 9:1-4 NKJ)
Moses and Elijah are physical, not spirits, and they are in the Kingdom of God, which evidently has more dimensions that ours, and is on a different "time dimension" so we cannot see it. BUT it exists as an "alternate reality" all around us, as demonstrated by Christ's resurrection appearances:
26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace to you!"
27 Then He said to Thomas, "Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing."
28 And Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!"
(Joh 20:26-28 NKJ)
The text does not say Jesus came through the locked doors, He "stood in their midst", that is, appeared in our reality, our PARTIAL. He does not "materialize physical bodies" as some cults believe, he simply "stepped out of the Teleios, into the Meros.
As 1 Cor 13:10 shows, when the more substantial Matrix comes, the less substantial vanishes, perhaps because the greater displaces the lesser...all space to exist is consumed by the "complete" TELEIOS.
But when that which is perfect (τέλειος)has come, then that which is in part(μέρος) will be done away. (1Co 13:10 NKJ)
Our "partial" lacks the revelation of God
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1Co 13:9-13 NKJ)
If I were to propose a poor analogy...we, our partial, is a tiny bubble floating in the infinite ocean of essence that is God...one day....God will let the air our of our bubble:
28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all. (1Co 15:28 NKJ)
21 "that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. (Joh 17:21 NKJ)
Therefore it is written:
22 But I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light. (Rev 21:22-23 NKJ)
Prior to the flood, Fallen angels (NEPHILIM) coexisted with the "Sons of God" sent to counter Satan's rebellion on earth. Humans conspired with Satan to seduce these with their daughters, and they too produced hybrid human/angel offspring, the "men of renown"
1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
3 And the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years."
4 There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
7 So the LORD said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.
(Gen 6:1-9 NKJ)
Observe God blamed man for their fall, for their sin was great, seducing the sons of God sent to help them, an extreme betrayal. But the "sons of God" were not thereby less guilty (2 Pet 2:4 cp Jude 1:6), while not joining Satan's rebellion, for all practical purposes they aided it by also producing hybrid children, abetting Satan's plan to produce a seed to fight the worman's seed (Gen 3:15).
So God destroys all flesh to wipe out the hybrid humans, but Noah was all human, "perfect in his generations." (Evidently some of those with him were not as some angelic dna survived the flood).
BUT God punished all the angels who sinned, reserving in eternal bonds those "sons of God" for separate judgment from the Nephilim (Fallen Ones), who evidently became the unclean spirits who now roam the earth looking to possess humans and animals because they crave their former physical existence.
Those angels who had stayed with Satan in heaven, in the end time are cast out of heaven and some of these will be allowed to appear on earth physically, just like they did before the flood:
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought,
8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. (Rev 12:7-8 NKJ)
How many angels will pretend to be UFO aliens there will be, is debatable. Perhaps only three will appear, an Satanic Trinity under the command of Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet:
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. (Rev 16:13-14 NKJ)
Or perhaps millions of them, I don't know. I do know the strong delusion they seeded the idea of God among men, will be very convincing to all who do not love God with all their heart, soul and mind, by clinging to every word out of His mouth, trusting God's Word of truth above all, even experience itself.
"If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder,
2 "and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying,`Let us go after other gods'-- which you have not known--`and let us serve them,'
3 "you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
4 "You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. (Deu 13:1-4 NKJ)
The fallen angels will convince most of the world God doesn't exist, that they are mankind's benefactors, and that Christ and His angels are the enemy...and will gather the world to fight Christ, at Harmageddon.
11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.
13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.
15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
17 Then I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, "Come and gather together for the supper of the great God,
18 "that you may eat the flesh of kings, the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and of those who sit on them, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, both small and great."
19 And I saw the beast, the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against Him who sat on the horse and against His army.
20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.
(Rev 19:11-1 NKJ)
What precisely became of Satan's fallen angels was revealed by Christ. I am still studying the book of Revelation and may yet find this information in its symbols:
41 "Then He will also say to those on the left hand,`Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: (Mat 25:41 NKJ)
So God is infinite, nothing in creation or even the sum total of creation, can fight God, with a thought, He can change one or both matrixes, and everything in it:
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. (2Pe 3:10 NKJ)
"Melt" in Greek is LUO, literally "loosed," the very fabric of our Matrix is "loosed" by a thought of God, He changes His Mind, and everything changes....
There is no contest here, only God's plan to reveal Himself to His creation, as righteous, as love, as correct...no more rebellion will exist after He has done all that He has purposed to do...and those who did rebel, will be punished forever.
So back to the point...angels use technology, that is the likely interpretation of Ezekiel c. 1., BUT that doesn't change one iota the message angels spoke for God.
The Bible remains 100% correct, accurate, its our interpretation that needs to change to become consistent with its revelation.
UFO enthusiasts will fall for the delusion God doesn't exist, because of the evidence in all the holy books, archeological sites, etc...that something more than human beings does exist, and has used technology. So when the aliens land, and proclaim they seeded the idea of God and human soul, MANY will believe it...the "proof" will be standing there before their eyes.
BUT God's elect will not be deceived, they will not fall for the strong delusion:
24 "For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
25 "See, I have told you beforehand. (Mat 24:24-25 NKJ)
Here gullible antichrists are contrasted to faithful Christians who love the truth of God's Word (John 17:17) above all else, including their own experiences, and so are not deceived:
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,
14 to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. (2Th 2:9-14 NKJ)
Spiritism will be a prominent feature of the antichrists, but their rebellion against the Bible identifies the inspiring spirit as NOT the real Jesus Christ:
2 And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! (Rev 18:2 NKJ)
20 "Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
21 "Not everyone who says to Me,`Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.
22 "Many will say to Me in that day,`Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'
23 "And then I will declare to them,`I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
(Mat 7:20-23 NKJ)
6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (1Jo 4:6 NKJ)