Are There Guardian Angels ? / Are Guardian Angels Real ?
Take a look at the picture at the top of the page and please read what it says. Is that a true statement? Can we say with certainty that we all have a guardian angel? Does the bible make that statement? If the bible doesn’t make that statement, does it at least indicate, from any particular verses of scripture, that we do in fact, all have guardian angels?
Would you like to know the answers to these questions? Well, we can find the answers to these questions within the word of God. I mean, after all, if you want to know something about angels, who else would you ask, except the God who created them?
Please take look at these verses from the bible…
Gen 2:1, “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and ALL their hosts.”
Psalm 33:6, “By the word of the Lord, the heavens were made; And by the breath of His mouth, all their host.”
Psalm 103:21, “Bless the Lord, all you His hosts; You who serve him, doing His will.”
1 Kings 22:19, “Therefore, hear the word of the Lord. I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven, standing by him on His right and on His left..”
Psalm 148:2, “Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts !”
I‘d like you to take note of a few things from these verses
First; The Lord God created the heavens, and the earth, and ALL their HOSTS. Gen 2:1, Ps 33:6
Second; All His hosts, serve Him and do His will. Ps 103:21
Third; There are hosts presently, in heaven with God. 1 Kings 22:19
Fourth; His angels, are called His hosts. Ps 148:2
Let Me summarize
God created the heavens and the earth and all that is contained therein. There are “hosts” of heaven who dwell with God, and serve Him and do His will. God calls His angels, His “hosts”.
One thing that I would like to point out, that I would like you to remember, is that angels are created beings whose dwelling place is in heaven. They are NOT people who have died and gone to heaven. As a matter of “biblical fact”, no one has gone to heaven yet, except Jesus.
Jn 3:13 says very plainly, “And NO ONE has ascended into heaven, but He who descended FROM heaven, even the Son of Man. That’s Jesus !
And since angels dwell in heaven they are without a doubt, spiritual beings, and they have been created by God, to serve Him and to do His will.
This next verse bears that out..
The writer was speaking of the supremacy of Jesus Christ, over the angels, and he says..
Heb 1:13-14, “But to which of the angels has He (God) ever said; Sit at My right hand, Until I make thine enemies, a footstool for thy feet? Are they (angels) not all, MINISTERING SPIRITS, sent out to render service, for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?”
There are some pretty powerful truths right there in those two verses!
God will “debase” and “humble”, all those who are enemies of the Lord Jesus Christ, so that they will be no more than just a footstool for the Lord’s feet. Let me remind you of a verse from Luke 11:23, “He who is not with Me, is against Me; And he who does not gather with Me, scatters.”
If we are not actively “For” Jesus, and if we are not actively “gathering” with Jesus, then we are “against” Him, and therefore we have become His enemies. Now THAT, is a sobering thought!
Angels are ALL, ministering spirits. Let me clarify that; All of God’s angels, who are in heaven, are HIS ministering spirits. Satan is said to have angels also. And even these angels are ministering spirits. However THEY are ministering to Satan.
The words “minister” and “ministering”, simply mean, “to serve”, and “one who serves”.
Look at Psalm 103:21 once again. “Bless the Lord, all you hosts; You who serve Him doing His will.”
The angels, who are ALL ministering spirits, are sent out to render service for God, as we just saw. But here’s the next “Truth” that I want you to pay careful attention to. Their service is rendered to “those who will inherit salvation”. That my friends, is a very important fact!
In other words; The angels of God, who are all ministering spirits, are sent out to render service ONLY, to those people who will inherit salvation. Do you see what God is saying?
He is saying that NONE of the people, who have NOT rendered the obedience to God, that is required to put one in a “saved condition”, (and are therefore NOT in line to “inherit salvation”), will receive any benefit from these ministering spirits.
Now that’s quite a mouthful. So please allow me to put it another way.
God has clearly stated WHO, His ministering spirits are sent out to render service to. Namely, “Those who will inherit salvation”. Will everyone “inherit salvation”? The answer to that is clearly, NO!
Jesus Himself, clearly stated, in Mat 7:21, “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven; But he who DOES the will of My Father, Who is in heaven.”
In other words, many people (Jesus says in the very next verse that there will be many), will call upon Jesus to save them, and take them into heaven, but they will be refused! And the reason WHY they will be refused, is that they did not DO the will of God.
You see, it’s pretty easy, and it’s pretty common, for people to SAY, they believe in Jesus. But it’s a whole different thing, to actually DO what He says.
As a matter of fact Jesus said in Mat 7:14, “For the gate is small, and the way is narrow, that leads to life, and FEW are those who find it.”
So not only, will not everyone “inherit salvation”, but there will in reality, be FEW who do, “inherit salvation”.
Doesn’t all this make you think? Doesn’t it make you wonder? What about ME? Am I actually going to be one of the FEW, who will “inherit salvation”? Do I really DO, the will of God, to the extent, that He has placed me, in a position to “inherit salvation”? Am I doing that much more than others? Am I that much “different” than others? These are serious questions! Our eternal welfare depends, on the answers.
Do We All Have A Guardian Angel ?
Obviously, the answer is NO. Sadly, we do not ALL, have a guardian angel.
ANGELS.. “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service, for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?” That, and one other verse, is the closest thing that the bible gives us, to the idea of “guardian angels”.
Here’s the other verse, Mat 18:10, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their angels in heaven, continually behold the face of My Father, who is in heaven.”
You see, the bible does not use the word “guardian” in reference to God’s angels. And the bible does not make specific reference to any ONE particular angel, being assigned to any one person. The references in the bible about angels ministering to individuals, seems to always use the word angels, in the plural sense.
Ps 91:11, “For He shall give His angels, charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” You see that the word, “angels”, in the plural is used.
Mat 4:11, “Then the devil left Him and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.” More than one angel came to Jesus after His temptations.
Has God Appointed One Individual Angel, For Each Person Who Will Inherit Salvation?
The bible doesn’t answer that question. So is there one guardian angel per person? Possibly, but we simply aren’t told. God has not deemed this necessary for us to know. But what God HAS revealed to us, is this;
Angels are ALL, “Ministering spirits sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation.”
And God has also revealed this to us..
Rom 8:28, “And we KNOW that God causes all things to work together for good, to those who love God, to those who are the “called”, according to His purpose.”
When God uses the phrase “the called according to His purpose”, it’s the same as saying, “those who will inherit salvation”. In other words we know that all things work for good, “to those who will inherit salvation”.
I Trust The word Of God !
When God tells me that His angels minister to those who will inherit salvation, I believe it. And when God tells me that I can know, that He will cause all things to work together for good to those who love God, I believe it. And if God has decided not to reveal to me, just how many angels are appointed for this, and how many are appointed for that, then I believe that it’s not necessary for me to know this.
Do you remember ever reading the verse in 1 Peter 4:11 ? It says, “If any man speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God”.
In other words, we can and should, speak with confidence, all that God has revealed to us. But, we dare not speak our own thoughts and ideas, and claim that it’s a fact, or that it’s the word of God.
Maybe there’s NOT, one specific angel, to watch over each of us. Maybe there’s a “legion” of angels watching out for each one of us.
Jesus said in Mat 26:53, “Do you not think that I can appeal to My Father, and He will at once send more than twelve legions of angels?
In the days of the Romans, when Jesus lived, a “legion” of soldiers was 6,000 men. Jesus said, He could ask His Father, and His Father would send twelve “legions” of angels. That’s a lot of angels to send to one man! How many angels does God have to watch over us? One? Ten? A “legion”? We don’t know, do we?
And it doesn’t matter either. What matters is that God has promised to take care of us; And I trust God, and take Him at His word ! How ’bout you?
We are assured, in 1 Peter 1:3, “Seeing that His divine power has granted to us ALL things, pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who “called us”, by His own glory and excellence.”
I Believe That. Do You ?
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Rom 10:17.
If we believe what God says, it will be because we have “heard it” from His word. If the people of this world, say something contrary to what the word of God says, it’s because they have no faith. Whether you believe what the world says, or whether you believe what God says, depends solely on YOUR faith.
“Faith comes by hearing the word of God.”
There is much more said in the bible, about angels, but as for “guardian angels” this is what God has had to say about it. I trust that you have found this interesting and also informative. And I trust that it gives you comfort, to KNOW that God has the well being of His children in mind always. And that He has made provisions for us.
Jesus said, in Jn 14:2-3, “In My Father’s home are many dwelling places; If it were not so, I would have told you; For I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; That where I am, there you may be also.”
An Eternal Home in Heaven
Isn’t that about the most comforting thought we could have? That Jesus has already prepared a place for us in heaven. And that He Himself will come again to receive us into heaven, to live with God eternally.
BUT, yes there is a “but”. Jesus made this promise to His disciples. His disciples were His followers. And His followers are those who DO the will of His Father who is in heaven.
Do you remember the verse that we looked at earlier?
Mat 7:21, “Not everyone who says to Me Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who DOES the will of My Father who is in heaven.”
Jesus also asked us a question in Lk 6:46, “And why do you call Me Lord, Lord, and do not DO what I say?”
Won’t you DO what God says?
Why don’t we set up a bible study together? We can study any bible topic you’d like. You can ask questions, and we can go to the bible for the answers. I can show you from God’s word, what you must DO to be saved, and to have a place prepared for you in heaven.
Won’t you do that today? Please leave your requests or your comments below, in the comment area. Or call us, or email. However you choose, won’t you do it today?
May God bless you in your study of His word.