I was given and understanding of these verses, Amen.
“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of The Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.”
1 Thessalonians 5:2-6
Yes! It was written eons ago! Was it mis-written? God forbid, Amen.
The question I will ask you is “do you know when you will pass away?” Tricky question.
Even when old and belittled with age, we do not know the nour, minute or second that we will be taken!
Bungee jumping, flying, diving, driving, riding…I could go on incessantly; but all these and more are performed EACH day. Why are they not ‘telling’ enough?
We are watched over!
God loves us, His children, and He often sends out His angels to help keep us safe. The angels are “ministering spirits,” according to the book of Hebrews—beings of great power that carry out the will of God.
The idea of the guardian angel is popular in western culture—this is an angel that is assigned to protect, encourage, and guide individual, faithful, human beings. It’s comforting to think that there is a presence that follows us, keeping a divine eye on our daily activities, keeping us safe and well.
But what does scripture—our source of information about angels—say about this? Does God assign each of us an angel? A close reading of scripture reveals that, yes—God does send His angels down to protect and watch over us, and that it is possible that we each have our own. What is plain is that God uses His angels for our betterment. So take heart, and be reassured by these 7 scriptures that support the existence of guardian angels.
Mathew 18:10 reads: “See that you do not look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.” This is Christ speaking—God, Himself—distinctly recognizing the existence of guardian angels—and possibly those assigned to individuals. Jesus does not speak symbolically here, nor does He refer to human guardians, but to God caring for His people through angelic means.
That these angels always see the face of God is important. Angels are superior to man, but are not omnipotent—they do not know all things at all times. God, however, does. And so if our angels are in constant communion with God at all times, they know when we have need, when we hurt, when we stray. They can be here for us in exactly the ways in which we need, channeling God’s love at all times. We could ask for nothing better in our guardian angels.
God sets a precedent of not only assigning angels to guard humans, but to guard nations, as well. Daniel 10:21 reads: “However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince”. Michael the archangel, in this passage, is named as the guardian angel of the Jewish people in the Old Testament, put in charge of their affairs and well-being.
God sends angels out as an extension of His will, protecting the faithful—in this case, an entire nation—giving us yet another example of the guardian angel. In the preceding verse, Daniel 10:20, we also see an example of what a guardian angel might fight against—the “prince of Persia,” which was likely an evil spiritual entity that held dominion over ancient Persia.
Spiritual warfare is a part of reality we cannot see, but that greatly affects our lives. To have God and His angels fighting for us yields benefits we likely cannot imagine.
“For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways,” reads Psalm 91:11. The writer of this Psalm is recognizing God’s ability to send down help to His creations through angelic means. The faithful are under the constant care and guidance of angels, and, given the words of Matthew 18:10, it is very possible that we each have our own specific guardian.
Since we know that bad things, at times, happen to all of us, we don’t know, exactly, in what way our angels guard us. But that doesn’t mean that they’re not helping! In the end, when we reach heaven, we may find that they safeguarded us from thousands of ills and troubles that we could have never imagined. Since God is all-knowing, we must assume that these angels keep us safe in exactly the ways we need most—no more, no less. Take comfort in knowing that God has assigned an angel to guard you in the best ways possible.
Peter’s miraculous escape from prison, in Acts 12, is done with the aid of an angel in Acts 12:1-10. Peter is asleep in his cell, and is awoken by an angel, who causes the chains to fall from his wrists, and who then accompanies him on a safe journey out of the city. The guards have no knowledge of his escape until the next day, when there was great commotion.
When he arrives at the home of Mary, mother of John and has the servant inform the others of his presence, those in the home do not believe the servant, exclaiming that “it must be his angel,” rather than being Peter, himself. This is indicative of the common belief of the Jews at the time, that every Israelite had a guardian angel assigned to them, and that this angel often appeared as the person they protected.
This simply written verse reads, “This poor man called, and the Lord heard him; He saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and He delivers them.” When we call out to God and ask for the right things that are within His will, praying as Jesus teaches us to pray in Matthew 6:9-13, God answers. He places with us a protecting angel to guide us and keep us safe.
It is important to remember that all power flows down from God. The angels are His servants, His hands that He sends down to care for us. When we pray, we should direct our supplications to the Father—to the one who created us and who knows us best. Angels are superior beings, but are not all-powerful. They cannot hear all prayers at all times. Only God can do this. Send your prayers for angelic protection up to God, and you’ll ensure that you’ll receive it.
As we can see, God does send His angels to aid us—we may even each have our own protector assigned to watch over us from the moment we gain our faith. These angels are powerful, capable of defending us against spiritual attack, influencing us to be morally good, and even physically rescuing us from dangerous situations. All of these precedents are provided for us in scripture.
Remember that our ultimate guardian is God, ruler of the angels. He is in all places at all times, and knows all—He is our ever-present protector. It is through Him that the angels receive their directives, helping we mortals throughout life, comforting, protecting, and keeping us throughlove Love.
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TESTIMONIES? God be praised, Amen.
ALL is as it should be; UNLESS we follow our desires and wants! Let us take a brief moment to study this:
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.
For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
2 Peter 3:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”
“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. …