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Do we have guardian angels?



    
    

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Matthew 18:10 states, "See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven." In the context, "these litt...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Eced7a1f c81d 42f4 95ea 9d5719dce241 Singapore Moses Supporter Messenger of God, CEO in IT industry, Astronaut, Scientist
► in Acts 12: 5, we read the passage of Peter who was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. This is the second time Peter was liberated from prison by an angel (Acts 5:19). We read that his chains fell off from his hands as the result of one of the ministering spirits of Heb. 1:14.

► Four notable miracles we can read in this passage: 
1. Helplessness of the guards 
2. Chains falling off (Acts 12:7) 
3. Going through three gates without notice 
4. Automatic opening of the gates (Acts 12:10) 

The angel departed when he was no longer needed. Angels are always business-like and never tarry beyond the time their work is completed. Peter was in a state of ecstasy not being fully aware that his deliverance was real until the angel left (Acts 12:9). 

Peter said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews. He came to the house of Mary the mother of John where many were gathered together praying.

And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate. 

They said unto her, Thou art mad. Jews believed in "guardian" angels, so they concluded that this was what was knocking--Peter's angel. However, they seemed in no hurry to let his angel in.

But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door. 

What do we know of these angels?

When we are born again, we are said to have come not only into the general assembly of saints but also into "an innumerable company of angels" (Heb 12:22, 23). Angels are jubilantly excited even over one sinner who repents! (Lk 15:7, 10). They eagerly watch every Gospel programme (1 Pet 1:12c). They join us in the worship of the Almighty (1 Cor 11:5, 10). They are concerned about discipline in the Church (1 Tim 5:21). They are spirits sent to serve us everyway (Heb 1:7, 14).

The ministry of angels will assume new proportions towards Christ's second coming and the end of the age. In the Book of Revelation references to angelic activities abound (Rev 7:1, 2; 8:2, 6; 10:1; 12:7; 14:6, 8, 9; 15:6; 18:1; etc.). Christ will return to earth with His mighty angels (Mt 16:27; 2 Thess 1:7). The voice of an archangel will herald His descent from Heaven (1 Thess 4:16). The angels will be the reapers of the final harvest. They will gather out of God's Kingdom all the offenders and the lawless, and bring together the elect from all over the world (Mt 13:39, 41; 24:31). 

Jesus will openly acknowledge in the presence of angels those who had acknowledged Him publicly before men, and deny those who had denied Him (Lk 12:8, 9). Most of what the angels of God do to us is unseen and unknown. The angels never show off. They are known for covering their faces and feet when they fly about their services! (cf. Isa 6:2). They don't draw our attention towards themselves. I wish God would tell me, when I shall meet with Him face to face, all that the angels have done to me from mummy's womb to my tomb!

August 08 2014 4 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
The Bible says that God “will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11). It also teaches that the angels–although they are largely unseen–watch over us and work for our good. The Bible says, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14).

Rather than only one angel, therefore, God surrounds us with a host of angels to protect us and go before us. Even when hard times come, Satan can never snatch us away from their protection–and some day they will escort us safely to heaven. The reality of God’s angels should give us great confidence in the Bible’s promises.

However, another website I found has this: The passages (Psalm 34:7, Matthew 18:10) usually referred to in support of the idea that every individual has a particular guardian angel have no such meaning. They merely indicate that God employs the ministry of angels to deliver his people from affliction and danger and that the angels do not think it below their dignity to minister even to children and to the least among Christ’s disciples.

But I believe Christians have guardian angels based on Hebrews 1:14–“Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.” Those who won’t or “will [not] inherit salvation” don’t have guardian angels “sent to care for [them]”.

While the angels are real, we are not to become preoccupied with them or to worship them. 
Here are 5 verses that say "Don't worship angels":

Revelation 22:8-9	
I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. But he said to me, "Do not do that I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God."

Matthew 4:9-10	
and he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, "Go, Satan! For it is written, 'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.'"

Luke 4:7-8	
"Therefore if You worship before me, it 
shall all be Yours." Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD AND SERVE HIM ONLY.'"

Romans 1:25	
For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 

Colossians 2:18	
Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, 

Only God is worthy of our worship, and only Christ saves us. Trust Him alone as your Savior, for “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

March 19 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Salem Markus Purba
Guardian angels revealed in Gen.3: 24 "After He drove the man out, He placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubum and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life".

To the believers Jesus said : "If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you" (John 14 : 15-18).

As believers and followers of Jesus, we do have guardian angels, the Spirit of truth our Counselor.

June 09 2014 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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