Are there guardian angels?


By BibleAsk Team

Guardian Angels

Guardian angels are rightouss angelic beings that are sometimes sent from the all knowing God to help, guard and protect humans. These Angelic beings have many Biblical references: Matthew 1-2, Acts 8:26, Acts 10:1-8, Acts 7:52-53, Genesis 21:17-20, 1 Kings 19:6, Matthew 4:11, Daniel 3 and 6, Acts 5, Acts 12, Matthew 4:11, Acts 5:19-20, Acts 27:23-25, Daniel 9:20-24; 10:10-12, Acts 12:1-17, Luke 16:22, Isaiah 6:1-3; Revelation 4-5.

Angels assigned to humans

The Bible doesn’t say whether or not believers have guardian angels appointed to them at all times. Nevertheless, God sends His angels to minister to His children when they need help (Hebrews 1:7). Although we may not be aware of the continual presence of these guardian angels in our lives, we may know for certain that we are always under their loving watch care. And these beings find great joy in carrying God’s will.

From the very beginning of time, they have had a specific role in the plan of salvation and have worked in many capacities. After man had sinned, they protected the way to the tree of life (Genesis 3:24).

All through history guardian angels have been men’s protectors, “sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation” (Hebrews 1:14).  The angels appeared often during the ministry of Christ on earth, from the first declaration of His birth (Luke 1:26-38) to the time of His ascension (Acts 1:10,11).

When the final events take place and Christ returns, they will come with Him (Matthew 25:31), and Christ will send them to “gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” (Matthew 24:31). 

Bible references about guardian angels:

Matthew 18:10 – “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”

Hebrews 13:2 – “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

Daniel 6:22 – “My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: for as much as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.”

Psalms 34:7 – “The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.”

Psalms 91:11 – “For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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