Sabbath Day (Ex.20: 8 – 11) Word By r. a. Sat., Dec.30, 2017
In Messiah’s name: For those with eyes to see and ears to hear.
Let me begin by defining the Hebrew and Greek meanings for the English term “Angel”. In the Hebrew it can mean a “prophet”, “King”, “Ambassador”, “Angel” –a messenger of the Creator-God. In the Greek, “Angel” basically can mean the same thing — angel, messenger or someone who brings “news”, “information” (tidings).
In the main, however, when we think of “angels”, we usually think about heavenly beings created by God who serve the Creator’s purposes and will. As noted above, they can also be humans. Their mission is to provide guidance, protection, to encourage and strengthen us in our walk with Messiah and to glorify his Father, the great I AM.
As a side note: those who are worthy and are granted eternal life will judge the angels (1 Cor.6 : 3)
Does Everyone Have A Guardian Angel
There is no text in the bible that proves every person has a guardian angel. There are some biblical teachers who claim all children have a guardian angel and they reference Matthew chapter 18 as proof texts.
However, in that chapter, Messiah was speaking to adults about the Kingdom of God/heaven. While teaching, he set a child among them and told them that unless they became as “little children” they “shall not enter the Kingdom of God (Heaven)”.
He was using a child as an example and symbol of humility and trust. Those who are true followers of Messiah are like “little children”, trusting and humble with regard to the word of God and his son. And, they have a godly and reverential fear of the Creator.
Hear the words of Messiah: “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones (true followers of Messiah); for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”
Five Impressive Declarations About Angels
(A) There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. (Ps.91: 10 -12)
(B) “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.” (Exodus 23: 20)
(C) “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14)
(D) Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hebrews 13 :2)
(E) And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Book of Revelation chpt 12: 7 – 9)
In closing, we are not to worship angels, only the Creator, the great I AM. (See: Rev.22: 8 -9)
Peace, blessings and protection to all who love the truth and hate the lies and deceptions.