You've Got Angels

Jack Wellman By Jack Wellman, 7th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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What are the duties of angels? What does the Bible teach about angels? Does each Christian and child have their own angel? Are guardian angels biblical?

Do You Believe in Angels?

Did you know that there are angels all around us, watching over us, assigned by God Almighty, to each and every specific human? Look at the picture. We felt very protected on the day of a family excursion one day in Kansas. During a family get together in 1997 near Girard, Kansas, we gazed up and took this picture of what appeared to be an angel. Who knows whether it was or not, but from the Bible, we know that they do exist. They are not to be worshiped but they are assigned by God as our protectors of physical and spiritual dangers. They can take human form when they are commanded to do so. Some angels may appear visible to some people while not to others. We might have even entertained angels without even knowing it. The Bible records incidents where humans treated angels badly whom they thought were people but in actuality were angels. And with disastrous results.

My friends, we have angels all around us...consider these: Each one of us has at least one, maybe more, that are assigned to each and every one of us (Luke 22:43, Acts 22-25). They're commanded to "encamp all around us" and keep us from falling, getting hurt, who have been "...from this time forth and forever to be with us"... and even strengthen us, and minister to us (Luke 22:43, Psalm 34:7, 91:10-13, 103:21). That is not saying that we won’t ever get sick or get a disease or get hurt, since we all must die someday (Heb. 9:27).

The chubby little baby angels that are often depicted are not biblical. They are powerful, spiritual agents under God’s sovereign will. These angels are not passive, but active and powerful in nature, and might taken physical form as a person, if God so wills it. We may have even encountered and entertained angels without even knowing it or without being aware of it (Heb 13:1-2). That’s a scary thought. It makes you want to always treat people with love and respect. And angels sometimes have divine duties or appointments that we may not even understand like the pool of water that theologians still can not figure out, where they were said to stir the waters up on occasion for healing purposes and these examples are recorded in holy scripture; in the inspired Word of God (John 5:3-4).

Matthew 18:10 indicates that children have their own angels with the scriptures saying, "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.” There is reason enough to never harm a child in anyway, but there is the realization that angels are dispatched for each and every child. The Bible does not say that these angels are only for the children of saved parents, but indicative of all children having one (at minimum).

Protection is vital since that roaming lion hides and lies in wait for us (Satan-1 Pet 5:8) and evil spirits that rule this world that seek to destroy His own (Math 18:10), however if God is for us, who can be against us!? The sheer numbers of holy angels disposed to fight for us is uncountable (Dan. 7:10, Heb 12:22). And since God’s Word is true, then why should we fear what anyone can do to us?

So be cautious in how you treat others, particularly strangers, or anyone you might have never met before, or someone you may encounter during your day. The Bible says that many have already had contact with angels, either knowing it or not (Heb. 13). Using the word “many” in the text indicates that this must be common for Christians. Perhaps not everyday in the sense of seeing them, but most of us have surely heard of others who have experienced encounters that could only be explained by divine intervention (or angels). We should take comfort in the fact that they are there for us….our own personal angel. In fact, the New Testament mentions that Lazarus was “carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom” after he had died (Luke 16:22) so it may even be that even we may have more than one angel who is assigned to us.

Revelation talks about angels of particular churches. Do these angels fight Satan and his demons, like an angel had to fight for three weeks to finally get a message through to Daniel (10:13)? In fact, it sometimes takes more than one angel, like the help needed from one of the most powerful angels…Michael, the Archangel. Michael was dispatched to come to prevent this “prince of the kingdom of Persia“ from preventing another angel from delivering a message to Daniel (Dan 10). This “prince” was likely from the fallen angels or Satan himself.

As a general rule, Christians ought to treat even strangers with love and compassion, especially since angels are enormously powerful (Rev 18:21) and are, like God, no respecter of persons. Even a king once was not spared (Acts 12:20-25) as he boasted that “I am a god”, which the angel apparently took offense at, since he knew there is only One, True God. The point is that we should naturally want to treat others better than our self.

Take comfort in the knowledge that we are secure in Christ’s very own hands and in the hands of the Father (John 10:28-29) and that He’s dispensed angels for our physical protection and strengthening (Heb. 1:14). Yes my friends, there are angels all around us...each of us having at least one angel assigned by God for a specific purpose. That of our protection. And I thank God for that. Not that I worship angels, but the Lord of Lords and King of Kings who saw fit to protect His own sheep. To protect those whom even the angels know, are of His very own flock.

You may never see one, nor may ever encounter one, but apparently everyone has their own angel. For adults, these angels may be assigned to those individual Christians and not all people in general. The main thing is that I hope all been saved and accepted Christ and been baptized, since He could return at any time (Rev. 12:12, 11 Cor. 2:11, Luke 12:13-21, 19:8-9). The angels are said to rejoice at the saving of even one person. And why not!? That’s great news. The angels can then know for certain, as well as the person saved, that eternity in God’s presence has been achieved. Being human is 100% fatal. Everyone will die and face judgment and "The secrets of men must come into judgment before God” (Rom. 2:16), but if you’re saved, you have nothing to worry about. That’s why it’s called the Good News. And that’s worth shouting about.

For more on angels read "Are Guardian Angels Biblical?"

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Angel Guardian, Angelic, Angels, Angels Amongst Us, Angels Who Watch Over Us

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author avatar Jack Wellman
I am a pastor, author, and freelance writer. I have written 4 short paperback books and love to study the Bible. I am presently trying to complete my masters in Seminary.

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author avatar Tony Barnes
8th Oct 2011 (#)

As always...great article.

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author avatar simplyoj
8th Oct 2011 (#)

I do believe in angels. Hi Jack, good to see you here again.

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author avatar Vernazoa
8th Oct 2011 (#)

Jack, some people don't know about Angels because they never open their hearts to the Lord. Your article here is a a great mission and inspiration to everyone. Angels are for real!

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author avatar Buzz
8th Oct 2011 (#)

I believe in angels, Jack. Who knows but you may be one of them? :) Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Teila
9th Oct 2011 (#)

I love reading articles on angels, this is really cool.

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author avatar Funom Makama
9th Oct 2011 (#)

Great article. Reading a piece like this makes me feel lucky to be part of this community. Keep up with the good work.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
9th Oct 2011 (#)

Great article Jack, thank you...

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
10th Oct 2011 (#)

Yes....I believe in angels.

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author avatar Vernazoa
10th Oct 2011 (#)

Angels must be over your head too, Jack., Thank you for your kind comments.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
11th Oct 2011 (#)

Am I imagining it , I see a white horse head in your angel picture. wow! thanks for enlightening me.

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
14th Oct 2011 (#)

Dear Jack, its scary but according to Hindu scriptures the final day of judgement, God will take his tenth avatar and arrive seated on a white horse and fight with his sword against those who commit sins. Those who repent will be liberated but like in Noah, the whole world will be swept by 'pralaya' or water submerge. People in the presnt world are going beyond the limit in my opinion.

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
18th Oct 2011 (#)

Amen, I believe!! :-)

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author avatar Teila
18th Oct 2011 (#)

Excellent article!

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author avatar LOVERME
19th Oct 2011 (#)

Tried my best
even Johnny couldn't help
WIKINUTS HAVE OSTRACISED ME
GOD BLESS THEM AND MY REGRETS,

FOR YOU AS YOU COMMENTED THERE

You, Lady Carol

Ma'am,
You bring tears to my eyes
the first commentator above
Thinks….
I am someone I am really not
She got me knocked off
From Triond and Wikinut
I just can't say why
an illusory mind....
Perhaps, sadly

she will still say again,
I am her ex or lover etc


what have I done on earth t
To earn her wrath
Except for poetry,
I see no commonality
.may she prevail upon her own,
as I am a Peoples poet

Love is my forte...
Love as in friendship
And not as they
Small minded folks think.
I am indeed indebted to you,
To have shed so much light
And
I do hope your voice is carried far and wide,
So that the Wikis and Trionds and others too
Can see jealousy can have only one friend.

Glad you wrote back
They had banned me and hope
You will reproduce this message,
In your columns
For those who love m,
As much as I do you all

I am an anonymous poet,
Only Anon me,
Is Loverme

Thanks all
Loverme


THANKS

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author avatar Tranquilpen
23rd Oct 2011 (#)

Thank you Jack, An insightful read my friend. Myself a minister for 34 years. Did anyone ever tell you that you look a lot like another wise and famous man on Television called Dr Oz ?

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author avatar LOVERME
6th Nov 2011 (#)

lovely
if only they could permit me to share my modern poetry alas i have been castrated..sad no
though still 300 read me
DAILY

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author avatar LOVERME
13th Nov 2011 (#)

ur just about one of the bestest

When we see so many comments
we sigh with a sense of appreciation
yes we all do

When someone asked some one
what's wrong why Loverme's works are not being published
some one answered

SOMETHING IS WRONG SOME WHERE

So be it AMEN

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author avatar LOVERME
19th Nov 2011 (#)

The world will honour you....
till you keep the world...
on your right side...
till you see ,
Lord Jesus on the Cross .

LIKE WIKINUT.... SHOWS TO ME

Rejoice and bask in the glory,
that comes your way ...
You will lead Wikinut
that much only I can say,
till the anointed day...

Good luck dear friend,
I Can't hear ,
but I can say...

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author avatar Denise O
18th Jan 2012 (#)

Jack, I do believe. I have had a run in one time, with a angel that I will never forget. Well done article. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Teila
1st Mar 2012 (#)

Excellent!

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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
4th Mar 2012 (#)

Good to know that they are around us!

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author avatar Retired
7th Apr 2012 (#)

I only believed this about 3 years ago. My boss told me we al had angels looking out for us and that we should talk to them. This I tried and I still do, and I do believe they answer me.

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author avatar sarosh
20th Apr 2012 (#)

Very intersecting information you have revealed here

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author avatar Teila
24th Oct 2012 (#)

God certainly sent a few Angels to keep you from additional harm during your car wreck. Glad to hear that you are getting better as the days go by.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
31st Jan 2013 (#)

How I thank the Lord for His mighty angels that do His bidding on our behalf . I know that all who proclaim the Salvation message have angelic protection to assist them , and for those who are being drawn to salvation , they too are helped along the way . We must never worship them , but be grateful to God they are helping us .
I wrote a poem about angels , but I am not sure if it is on this site . I will get round to putting it in one day .
God bless you
Stella

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author avatar Judy Ellen
11th Feb 2013 (#)

Thank you for this Bible lesson on angels! I always wanted to know more! We learn so much from you!!

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