Do I have a guardian angel? Have you heard some of the stories of supernatural intervention by some unknown force? These stories are hard to discount; though they are beyond our human understanding. We like to think that these stories are “proof” that we have a guardian angel that watches over us; ever ready to protect and serve us.
The Bible doesn’t say we have our very own personal “Guardian Angel”. A celestial servant who is there to supply our every need, and push us gently out of the way, or block any harm that may come to us.
However, there are many Bible references about angels protecting people in the Word of God. And the Bible says that He (God) would give the angels charge over (to care for and protect) us.
“For He shall give his angels charge over thee,
to keep thee in all thy ways.”
This verse seems to suggest that there is not just one angel who watches over us. He will give his angels (denoting plural) charge over us. It does say that they will keep (protect) us in all our ways.
We’ve all seen the caricatures of a someone with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. Sometimes it seems like there might be a grain of truth in that analogy.
There is a definite battle going on between the forces of good and evil in this world, and in our lives. Paul calls those forces “laws” in Roman’s 7; and explains the struggle of a new Christian. When we become Christians; we get a new nature; but the old nature doesn’t give up easily.
Roman’s 7 verses 21 through 25.
21. I find then a law, that, when I would do good,
evil is present with me.
22. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
23. But I see another law in my members, warring
against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity
to the law of sin which is in my members.
24. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me
from the body of this death?
25. I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God;
but with the flesh the law of sin.
It stands to reason, that if there are angels sent to protect us; there are also “rulers of darkness” that are here tempt and harm us. So, on the battle rages for our soul.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
There are verses that tell us that God sends angels to the earth to do His bidding. This verse says that they excel in strength.
“Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his
commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.”
When the King of Syria sought to harm Elisha, the prophet; God sent chariots of fire to protect him. Were they being driven by angels? I have never actually seen an angel. Have you? Elisha’s servant couldn’t see the chariots of fire until Elisha prayed for his eyes to be opened.
2 Kings 6, verses 13 through 18
13. And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and
fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.
14. Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host:
and they came by night, and compassed the city about.
15. And when the servant of the man of God was risen early,
and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city
both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him,
Alas, my master! how shall we do?
16. And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us
are more than they that be with them.
17. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee,
open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes
of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain
was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
18. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed
unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people,
I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them
with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
“Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:”
When Hezekiah; King of Judah heard that the Sennacherib king of Assyria was coming to war against him; he put on sackcloth and ashes, and prayed to the Lord.
Isaiah had this to say to him:
Isaiah 37, verses 33 through 36
33. Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria,
He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there,
nor come before it with shields, nor cast a bank against it.
34. By the way that he came, by the same shall he return,
and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord.
35. For I will defend this city to save it for mine own sake,
and for my servant David’s sake.
36. Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp
of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand:
and when they arose early in the morning,
behold, they were all dead corpses.
The Lord promised to defend the city of Judah, and to save it for his own sake; and for His servant David’s sake. He sent an angel (this time singular) and the angel smote 185,000 men from the Assyrian army. God is the giver of life, and He can take it away.
God considers those who believe in Him as His children. He is concerned about all of His children; but especially the little ones.
“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones;
for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always
behold the face of my Father which is in Heaven.”
Angels behold the face of the Father; and the angels, authorities and powers are subject (or in subjection) to Him. Angels live to do the will of God. They don’t act, or react, out of selfish motives. Obeying and carrying out God’s commandments is their purpose, and reason for being.
1 Peter 3:22
“Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God;
angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.”
So what have we learned about angels from the Word of God?
There are angels (Psalms 91:11)
God has given them charge over us (Psalms 91:11)
They are spirits (Psalms 104:4)
They are as a flame of fire (Psalms 104:4)
They excel in strength (Psalms 103:20)
They do His commandments and follow His word (Psalms 103:20)
They don’t act with selfish motives (Psalms 103:20)
They come to earth to carry out the will of God (Isaiah 37:36)
They are in subjection to God (1 Peter 3:22)
Do we have a guardian angel? Perhaps we have a whole host of guardian angels? But they will only act on our behalf by the command of God. We do not want to make the mistake of thinking that angels are the ones who protect and watch over us; and let God out of the picture. Or give them more reverence than is due them.
God has said that He would be our protector. He said that He would hide us in the shelter of His wings, that He is our strong tower, and that He is the tower the righteous run into and are safe. He said He would hide us in the cleft of the rock; and that He would be our shelter in the time of storm.
God is worthy of all praise. He is the only God. We are to have no other God’s before Him. Make no mistake. The angels obey the voice of God. Worshiping angels, or giving them honor that is not due them is a form of idolatry.
Angel means “messenger”. They are the messengers of God. They have come to do His bidding. They are spirits, perhaps beings of light. Our fleshly minds can lead us astray if we delve into this subject too deeply. We must not let anyone tell us we should give angels undue honor or worship. God warns us not to worship angels.
“Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility
and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things
which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,”
It’s not a good idea, in my opinion, to try to get in contact with our guardian angel or seek to know his name or other things about him. Some people are using seances as a means to get in touch with your guardian angel. Other people are saying they can provide you with the name of your guardian angel for a price. Just remember that satan can disguise himself as an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:14
“And no marvel; for Satan himself
is transformed into an angel of light.”
Do we have I guardian angel? I believe God has angels that He sends out on our behalf. Is it the same angel always. I don’t know. But it is God’s angel; not mine. The angels do the will of God; not my will.
God is our refuge and strength and ever present help in time of trouble. Whether He chooses to use angels, or some other means to accomplish His will, is entirely up to Him. I will seek to trust in God and to obey and worship Him, and Him alone.
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