By Billy Graham   •   June 1, 2004   •   Topics: Angels

Does each person have a guardian angel that watches over them? I'd like to think so, but if we do have a special angel protecting us, then why do we still have accidents and things like that?

Whenever I’m asked why bad things happen to us, I have to admit that I don’t have a full answer to that question. Evil is real, and none of us are free from its devastation.

But the Bible does tell us that for the believer nothing happens outside God’s control–and yes, if we know Christ, His angels continually watch over us. The Bible says that God “will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11). It also teaches that the angels–although they are largely unseen–watch over us and work for our good. The Bible says, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” (Hebrews 1:14).

Rather than only one angel, therefore, God surrounds us with a host of angels to protect us and go before us. Even when hard times come, Satan can never snatch us away from their protection–and some day they will escort us safely to heaven. The reality of God’s angels should give us great confidence in the Bible’s promises.

While the angels are real, we are not to become preoccupied with them or to worship them. Only God is worthy of our worship, and only Christ saves us. Trust Him alone as your Savior, for “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

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How many angels are assigned to each person in the Bible?

The Bible does not provide a definitive answer to the question of how many angels are assigned to each person in the Bible. However, there are several passages in the Bible that suggest that each person has at least one angel assigned to them. These passages provide insight into the role of angels in the lives of people and how they can be used to protect and guide us. This article will explore the various passages in the Bible that suggest that each person has an angel assigned to them and discuss the role of angels in our lives.

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Exploring the Biblical Evidence for the Number of Angels Assigned to Each Person

Have you ever wondered how many angels are assigned to each person? It’s a fascinating question that has been explored in the Bible. While the Bible doesn’t give us a definitive answer, there are some clues that can help us understand the number of angels assigned to each person.

The Bible tells us that God has assigned a guardian angel to each of us. In Psalm 91:11-12, it says, “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.” This passage suggests that each person has at least one angel assigned to them to protect them from harm.

The Bible also mentions the idea of “hosts of angels” in several places. In Psalm 68:17, it says, “The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai into his sanctuary.” This suggests that there are large numbers of angels assigned to each person.

In addition, the Bible mentions the idea of “ministering spirits” in Hebrews 1:14. This suggests that there are angels assigned to each person to help them in their daily lives.

Finally, the Bible mentions the idea of “angels of the Lord” in Matthew 18:10. This suggests that each person has a number of angels assigned to them to help them in their spiritual journey.

So, while the Bible doesn’t give us a definitive answer as to how many angels are assigned to each person, it does provide us with some clues. It seems that each person has at least one guardian angel assigned to them, as well as a host of angels and ministering spirits to help them in their daily lives and spiritual journey.

Examining the Role of Angels in the Bible and How Many are Assigned to Each Person

Angels are a fascinating part of the Bible, and they play an important role in many stories. In the Bible, angels are messengers of God, sent to bring messages to people or to protect them. They are also seen as protectors and guardians of God’s people.

The Bible doesn’t give an exact number of angels assigned to each person, but it does mention that each person has a guardian angel. In Matthew 18:10, Jesus says, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.” This verse suggests that each person has an angel assigned to them.

The Bible also mentions that angels are sent to protect God’s people. In Psalm 91:11-12, it says, “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” This verse suggests that angels are sent to protect God’s people from harm.

The Bible also mentions that angels are sent to bring messages from God. In Luke 1:26-27, it says, “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David.” This verse suggests that angels are sent to bring messages from God to people.

Overall, the Bible doesn’t give an exact number of angels assigned to each person, but it does suggest that each person has a guardian angel and that angels are sent to protect God’s people and bring messages from God.

Investigating the Different Types of Angels and How Many are Assigned to Each Person

Have you ever wondered about the different types of angels and how many are assigned to each person? Well, you’re not alone ! Angels are mysterious and fascinating creatures, and many people have questions about them.

The Bible mentions several different types of angels, including cherubim, seraphim, archangels, and guardian angels. Cherubim are the highest order of angels and are often depicted as having four wings and four faces. They are said to be the guardians of God’s throne and the protectors of his glory. Seraphim are the second highest order of angels and are often depicted as having six wings and four faces. They are said to be the closest to God and are responsible for praising him. Archangels are the third highest order of angels and are said to be the messengers of God. They are often depicted as having two wings and one face. Finally, guardian angels are the lowest order of angels and are said to be assigned to each person to protect them from harm.

As for how many angels are assigned to each person, the Bible does not give a specific number. However, it does say that God has “countless” angels at his disposal, so it is likely that each person has at least one guardian angel watching over them.

No matter what type of angel you believe in, it’s clear that they are powerful and mysterious creatures. Whether you believe in angels or not, it’s always interesting to learn more about them and their roles in our lives.

Analyzing the Significance of Angels in the Bible and How Many are Assigned to Each Person

Angels play an important role in the Bible, and they are assigned to each person in different ways. In the Bible, angels are seen as messengers of God, sent to bring messages to people or to protect them. They are also seen as spiritual beings who can help people in times of need.

The Bible mentions many different types of angels, including archangels, cherubim, seraphim, and guardian angels. Each type of angel has a different purpose and is assigned to a person in different ways. For example, archangels are seen as the highest ranking angels and are often assigned to protect people from harm. Cherubim are seen as guardians of the throne of God and are assigned to protect people from evil . Seraphim are seen as the most powerful angels and are assigned to bring messages from God to people. Guardian angels are assigned to protect people from danger and to guide them in their lives.

The Bible does not specify how many angels are assigned to each person, but it does say that God has given each person a guardian angel. This angel is assigned to protect and guide the person throughout their life . It is believed that each person has at least one guardian angel, but some people may have more than one.

In conclusion, angels play an important role in the Bible and are assigned to each person in different ways. While the Bible does not specify how many angels are assigned to each person, it does say that each person has at least one guardian angel. These angels are sent to protect and guide people throughout their lives.

Based on the Bible, it is impossible to determine how many angels are assigned to each person. While some passages of Scripture suggest that each person has a guardian angel, other passages suggest that angels are sent to serve specific purposes. Ultimately, it is up to each individual to decide how they interpret the Bible and how they view the role of angels in their lives.

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What Does the Bible Really Say About Guardian Angels?

Is there one particular angel whose God-given assignment is serving me—just me?

One of the most common beliefs about angels is that each of us has a guardian angel. But the Bible does not explicitly state this. As far as I can determine, there are just two verses in the Bible that indicate there might be guardian angels in the world today: The first is Matthew 18:10 and the second is Acts 12:13-15. Now, those are the only two passages that I’m aware of that allude to the idea of guardian angels. But we cannot be sure. We do know, however, that God sends His angels to watch over us and help us in times of need.

Now, we can’t know with absolute certainty whether or not each believer has a guardian angel; but we do know that God’s angels care about us and that they can intervene in our lives as they are called by God—and that’s a wonderful thought! The psalmist writes that all the angels rally for the protection of one saint. And there is biblical evidence that sometimes we entertain angels within the company we keep! Here are some biblical instances of when God sent angels to watch over His people.

Matthew 18:10

Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

Acts 12:13-15

And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a girl named Rhoda came to answer. When she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her gladness she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter stood before the gate. But they said to her, “You are beside yourself!” Yet she kept insisting that it was so. So they said, “It is his angel.”

Psalm 91:11-12

For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Psalm 34:4-7

I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them.

Hebrews 13:2

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.

Hebrews 1:14

Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?

Matthew 13:41

The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness.

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Creation Care

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28

Marine litter is a huge ecological problem. Many countries’ coastlines are littered with plastic and debris, and there is an “island” of plastic more than the twice the size of Texas in the Pacific Ocean where currents have accumulated the debris. Fish become entangled in discarded fishing nets and lines, with bellies full of plastic debris they have swallowed.

Such images are in stark contrast to the pristine beauty and glory of Eden as presented in Genesis. Though mankind was given the mandate to “have dominion over” (that is, to care for) all of creation, we have not done a good job. When God’s mandates go unfulfilled on earth, God’s glory is diminished. And that mandate extends to our personal life as well. Paul writes that we belong to God and we are to glorify Him with our care and use of our body.

When you see opportunities to care for creation—nature or your own body—do so as a way of glorifying the Creator.

The creation is both a monument of God’s power, and a looking-glass in which we may see his wisdom. Thomas Watson

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Paul’s letter to the people at Corinth was an exhortation to remain steadfast. The church in Corinth was an undisciplined church, and he was letting them know that even though the culture around them was in flux, their faith in Jesus Christ needed to remain focused and sure. It is true for us today also. How can we remain steadfast in our faith and avoid the pressures of this ever-changing world? By devoting time each day to the study of God’s Word.

As we read the Bible and immerse ourselves in God’s truth and character, our lives are changed—we become more like Him. God’s Word is a powerful litmus test for our souls and actions. As our lives center on God, giving priority to hearing His voice and reading His Word, we become bolder in sharing our faith.

Joshua had the confidence and courage to lead God’s people into the Promised Land because He believed in God’s promise and presence. We serve the same God who said: “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed” (Deuteronomy 31:8).

You can place your steadfast trust in Him.

When we find a man meditating on the words of God, my friends, that man is full of boldness and is successful. Dwight L. Moody

Ready and Willing

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is long suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

A leper approached Jesus and said, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” Jesus touched the man, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed”—and he was healed (Mark 1:40-42).

That event is a beautiful example of the willingness of God. In fact, there are no instances of Jesus being asked to help or heal and Him answering, “I am not willing.” There is a place where the Bible says God is “not willing,” and that is 2 Peter 3:9. In writing about the timing of the Day of the Lord (the end of the age), Peter says God is waiting for all who will be saved to come to Him. He is “not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” Said another way, God is willing for any who want to be saved to come to Him (John 6:37; 7:37). The question is never whether God is willing but whether man is willing.

Have you responded to God’s willing invitation to come to Him?

God is far more willing to save sinners than sinners are to be saved. J. C. Ryle

I rejoice at Your Word as one who finds great treasure. Psalm 119:162

Earlier this year, a volunteer for a charity in Arizona was going through books donated for a sale. One was an old copy of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. The volunteer decided the dilapidated volume wasn’t worth saving and was about to throw it away when she thumbed through it and found a hidden chamber. Someone had used a knife to cut a hole in the middle of the book. Inside was $4,000!

That’s nothing compared to the treasure you’ll find when opening the covers of the Bible. Perhaps it would help to think of it in those terms. Use your imagination to see every word of Scripture turning to gold as you read it. Think of every promise as a precious stone. See the words about Jesus in the Gospels as sparkling like diamonds. Visualize your daily Bible study time like a miser running his hands through a chest of gold.

The treasury of Scripture will enrich your mind, refocus your goals, replace your doubts, and redirect your path—but only if you read it and heed it. Start today!

To get the best use out of [the Bible] for daily life,...Give it the best and freshest, not the most tired and dull, hour of the day. M. S. Kimber in The Sunday School World , 1893

Hello Heaven!

I think it is right to refresh your memory as long as I live in the tent of this body, because I know that I will soon put it aside. 2 Peter 1:13-14, NIV

Peter wrote his final letter shortly before his execution. He wasn’t discouraged; he was looking forward to the future. He spoke of “looking forward to these things.” and “[looking] for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13-14).

Life is full of hardships and heaviness. We have the promises of God to help us in difficult days, and we have the Holy Spirit within us. We have a purpose for being here—to refresh the memory of others regarding the things of the Lord. But we’ll soon put aside the tent of our earthly body, and what a relief! Goodbye hardship and heaviness. Goodbye trials and troubles. Hello Jesus! Hello heaven! Hello golden streets, glorified bodies, endless days, and the fresh air of New Jerusalem!

During difficult times, the hope of eternity gives us strength. If you’re prone to worry yourself to sleep each night, turn your thoughts upward and close your eyes thinking of heaven and its eternal throne.

A tent or a cottage, why should I care? They’re building a palace for me over there. Harriet Buell, in her hymn “A Child of the King”

Overcoming Temptation

Temptation. Whether we realize it or not, it is part of our past, and it will be part of our future. The moment we resolve to stand strong and walk away is when temptation grows most intense. That is why Scripture is of paramount importance. God's Word contains the answer to resisting temptation before it's too late. Consider these verses:

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full–grown, brings forth death (James 1:13–15).

Some people wonder about the value of the Old Testament in a Christian's life. The apostle Paul addressed that question in 1 Corinthians 10:11—"Now all these things happened to them as examples, and they were written for our admonition." To what things was Paul referring? He listed them in verses 7–10. They are idolatry, immorality, infidelity, and disloyalty.

Temptation is not sin; yielding to temptation is.

With that background, Paul exhorted believers not to make the same choices the Israelites made—not to provoke God's discipline by willfully sinning. None of us is above God's discipline if we engage in sin. We must look for and take "the way of escape" God provides in every situation where temptation is found (verse 13). To think our temptation is unique is to believe a lie. "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man" (verse 13). There are no "new" temptations in life.

The apostle James argued that if temptation becomes serious, it is because we have allowed it to do so. Our own "desires" entice us away from God and desire "gives birth to sin" (James 1:13–15). God doesn't tempt us, but He may allow temptation to enter our lives in order to give us opportunities to make obedient and mature choices.

Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness, and He took the same means of escape that is available to us—obedience to God's Word (Matthew 4:1–11; Hebrews 5:8). Temptation is not sin; yielding to temptation is. There is always a righteous choice to be made if we are willing to seek it.

Victory in Him

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

To first-century leaders in the Roman world, the imagery was familiar: A victorious Roman general returning from battle leading his soldiers and their captives into the city. Citizens lined the streets applauding while the aroma of celebratory incense filled the air. Paul uses that image to say that Christ leads His followers in a victory procession through every difficulty in life (2 Corinthians 2:14-15).

The Christian’s victory is through Christ. The victory over the world, the flesh, the devil, and sin was won by the Cross and the empty tomb. He did for us what we cannot do for ourselves. We have victory now and for eternity only because of the victory Christ won for us. Therefore, if we are to experience victory in this life, it will come only as we depend on Him. As Paul wrote in Galatians 2:20, the life we now live is the life of Christ in us as we keep our faith in Him.

If you need a victory in your life, begin every day by renewing your faith in Christ in whom all our victories are to be realized.

The spiritual battle, the loss of victory, is always in the thought-world. Francis Schaeffer

Faithful Fathers: Abraham

And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. James 2:23

We can imagine a child writing an appreciative and sentimental memoir about her “perfect father,” understanding that “perfect” was not intended to be taken literally. But how about a book titled  The Righteous Father ? The patriarch Isaac could have written that book about his father, Abraham.

Righteous doesn’t mean sinless, of course. We know that Abraham wasn’t perfect. But he did manifest some qualities that every father should emulate. First, he believed the promises of God about the future God had planned for him (Hebrews 11:8-12). And when he believed God, “[God] accounted it to [Abraham] for righteousness” (Genesis 15:6). Again, not perfect or sinless, but in a right standing with God. Second, as a result of Abraham’s trust in God, he became a “friend of God” (Isaiah 41:8). Could any father set a more worthy example to his children or grandchildren than that of being friends with God? Living in right standing with God? That means communing with Him, walking with Him, living for Him, and above all, trusting Him and His promises.

Follow Abraham’s example as a faithful father by deepening your friendship with God.

Friendship is the marriage of affections. Thomas Watson

Modern Idolatry

Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Colossians 3:5

Colossians 3:1 tells us to “seek those things which are above, where Christ is.” In verse 5 we’re told to put to death the passions that come from below—"fornication, uncleanness, passion, and evil desire.” Then the Lord added the sin of greed or covetousness to the list, calling it idolatry.

That verse changes our view of idolatry. It’s not just bowing down to a small carved statue or a pagan worshiper offering incense at a shrine to Buddha. It’s the act of becoming too attached to the material things of the world—falling more in love with the things on earth than on things in heaven.

This has nothing to do with how much money you do or don’t have—a poverty-stricken person can covet just as much as a billionaire. It has everything to do with what’s at the center of our affections. Is it Christ? Is it things above? Or is it things below?

Make sure Christ is at the center of your life and that your love for Him eclipses everything else!

You don’t have to go to heathen lands today to find false gods. America is full of them…. Whatever you love more than God is your idol. D. L. Moody

New Beginnings: Ezekiel

In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. Ezekiel 1:1, NIV

We often need fresh starts after enduring bitter disappointments. As a young man, Ezekiel had dedicated himself to be a priest. He was from a priestly family, and he undoubtedly looked forward to serving God in Jerusalem’s temple. Priests began their temple duty at the age of thirty. But when he was about twenty-five, Ezekiel was seized and taken to Babylon, and he never saw the temple again. When his thirtieth birthday came, he must have struggled with questions of “why” and “if only.”

That’s just when God appeared to him as he was among the exiles by the Kebar River. Ezekiel looked up and saw remarkable visions of God—the throne of God surrounded by angelic beings. Amid the strange and apocalyptic vision described in Ezekiel 1, God called the thirty-year-old exile to be a powerful prophet.

Oh, to see the glory of the Lord while in the midst of the disappointments in life. When we think life has collapsed around us, the God of glory appears above us. God always has a plan, and our false starts become His fresh starts.

Ezekiel is the prophet of the glory of the Lord…. Ezekiel looked beyond the sufferings of Christ to the glory that should follow. J. Vernon McGee

The Conspicuous Hand

The Lord your God cares. Deuteronomy 11:12

In a letter to Brigadier General Thomas Nelson, George Washington marveled at how God’s hand had protected him and given success to the cause of liberty: “The hand of Providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and… has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations.”

In the middle of life’s battles, we’re tempted to question God’s ordering of our circumstances, but every follower of Christ can look back and see the conspicuous hand of God’s Providence. He is committed to caring for us, watching over us, and giving us strength when we are within His will.

Moses reminded the Israelites that God was taking them into a land of hills and valleys, of water and streams, “a land for which the Lord your God cares; the eyes of the Lord your God are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year” (Deuteronomy 11:11-12).

That’s the way He cares for us too—every day, all year long, always.

[The Lord] loves, and cares, and sympathizes, and understands, and seeks, and saves, and forgives, and helps, and encourages, and walks by our side… taking care of us in life when we can’t take care of ourselves. W. A. Criswell

God of Second Chances

Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time, saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you.” Jonah 3:1-2

It was not uncommon in the Old Testament for “the word of the Lord” to come to God’s prophets again and again. It happened to Samuel, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Haggai, Zechariah, and others. And it also happened to Jonah: The word of the Lord came to Jonah the first time (Jonah 1:1) and then the second time (Jonah 3:1). With the other prophets, the “second time” meant additional prophetic utterances they were to deliver. But with Jonah, the “second time” was because Jonah had failed to speak God’s word the first time. Jonah was a disobedient prophet.

God commissioned Jonah to go east to Assyria, to the capital of Nineveh and deliver a message of judgment. But Jonah fled west toward Spain because he feared the Assyrians. You know the story—Jonah ended up in the sea where he was swallowed by a great fish. Jonah repented and called on the Lord and was delivered. God gave him a second chance.

Don’t let your past keep you from trusting God for a second (or third, or fourth) chance. The God of grace loves to forgive.

Forgiveness is to be set loose from sins. G. Campbell Morgan

All You Need Is Love: Forgiveness

When Jesus saw [the friends’] faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.” Mark 2:5

The hardest part of forgiving another person is  acting like the offense never occurred . But that is what forgiving someone means—restoring relationships to the status they enjoyed before the offense took place. It’s one thing to say, “I forgive you,” but it’s another to act like all the effects of an offense are completely erased. After all, according to Paul in 1 Corinthians 13, love is known by its actions more than its words.

Jesus faced this dilemma when He healed a paralytic man. When He told the man that his sins were forgiven (and by extension, he was healed), He was criticized. He was accused of blaspheming by saying He had the authority to forgive sins—something only God can do. So, Jesus proved He had the authority to say, “I forgive you,” by doing something harder. He healed the man’s paralysis. After all, as Jesus explained, actions speak louder than words (Mark 2:8-11).

We cannot go through life without being hurt by others, so we should learn to forgive. Even more, we should practice demonstrating our forgiveness by our acts of lovingkindness. Look for opportunities to do both.

A Whole Person

In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility. Titus 2:7

In mathematics two of the basic kinds of numbers are integers and fractions: 2, 100, and 56 are integers, while ½, ¼, and 2.5 are fractions. Integers , from a Latin root meaning “whole” or “entire.” The word integrity comes from the same root; a person with integrity cannot be divided in beliefs or morality based on varying circumstances.

When the apostle Paul wrote to his young pastoral protégé, Timothy, he told him to show “integrity” in doctrine, to be incorruptible in belief and in actions. Paul wanted Timothy to hold fast to the truth of God, not allowing himself to be divided. A person of integrity obeys the whole counsel of God every day, in every circumstance. Daniel’s three friends in Babylon demonstrated integrity when they were threatened with being burned alive (Daniel 3:16-18). They told the king they would not divide their allegiance, that they would maintain their faith in God and His promises. That is integrity.

Are you a whole person or a fractioned person today? If your beliefs, and therefore your actions, have become divided, gather them back together as you commit to God and His Word.

Integrity of heart is indispensable. John Calvin

Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Revelation 21:1

A great misconception carried by many Christians has to do with the location of heaven. The word heaven itself implies that our eternal destiny is somewhere “up there” in the heavens. But the Bible says our eternal destiny is earthly, not heavenly. As Peter wrote, we look for a “new earth in which righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13).

In his vision of the future, the apostle John saw that “new heaven and a new earth,” our new domain being pictured as the New Jerusalem “coming down out of heaven from God” (Revelation 21:1-2). Somehow, at the end of the age, when Christ has returned to reign and inaugurate the eternal state, this earth will be renovated and a new earth will be the result—a new earth full of righteousness in which pain and sorrow will be absent. The beautiful imagery of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21 lets us know that the new earth will be a place that reflects the glory of God throughout.

Jesus said He was going to prepare a place for you if you belong to Him (John 14:1-4). The New Jerusalem, on the new earth, is that place.

Let thy hope of heaven master thy fear of death. William Gurnall

The Need for Prayer

Now it came to pass in those days that [Jesus] went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12

Officially, church historians recognize seven ecumenical church councils held between A.D. 325 and A.D. 787. The first, the First Council of Nicaea, met to agree on the nature of Jesus of Nazareth as both Son of God and Son of Man, as both fully divine and fully human.

The humanity of Christ, while at the same time divine, is hard to understand. But thankfully, Scripture gives us illustrations: Like us, Jesus suffered, experienced hunger, required sleep, ate food, and had limits on His knowledge (Mark 13:32). One of the most striking and helpful illustrations of Jesus’ humanity was His prayer life. We might think that, if Jesus was truly divine, He would have had no need to pray for knowledge, guidance, or help. Yet He did, following the example of godly men like Daniel in Babylon (Daniel 2:16-18). Jesus repeatedly said that He only did what the Father showed Him to do (John 5:19), and prayer was His means.

If Jesus, the Son of God, needed to go to His Father in prayer for strengthening and guidance, how much more do we (Psalm 32:6)?

Prayer and a holy life are one. E. M. Bounds

What Is Humility?

All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5, NIV

What is humility? Is it the opposite of pride? If pride expands one’s importance, does humility deflate one’s importance? That’s the view given by most English dictionaries—a deemphasis on one’s own importance. But what is the biblical view of humility

If someone compliments you on a job well done, do you refuse to take credit or receive their compliment? Or do you graciously say, “Thank you,” in a spirit of genuine appreciation and humility? In Romans 12:3 Paul exhorts the believers not to think of themselves pridefully but rather to think of themselves “soberly”—that is, realistically or accurately. Paul’s topic is the grace given by God to each Christian to serve in the Body of Christ. We should neither overestimate the gift of God’s grace or underestimate it. Rather, we should think of it soberly and realistically—humbly—and minister accordingly. To think less of God’s gift would be to devalue it; to think realistically about it allows one to serve humbly.

How do you view yourself? With pride? With false humility? Or soberly and realistically according to the grace of God in your life?

A really humble man…will not be thinking about humility, he will not be thinking about himself at all. C. S. Lewis

The Power of Confession

For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Psalm 32:4

California is a dry state that needs water to be transported over many miles to population and agricultural centers. Snowfall in the winter and melting snow in the spring are critical factors in replenishing shrinking reservoirs. In periods of modern droughts, aerial photographs document the receding water levels in reservoirs around the state—shorelines growing wider and drier as water levels fall.

Such is the picture David paints with his words in Psalm 32—a drought of spiritual vitality brought on by his own sin. When he failed to confess his sin to God, his “bones grew old” and he groaned “all the day long” (verse 3). It was like his soul was being evaporated by the heat of his own guilt and shame. But then the rains of grace came and David confessed his sin and God forgave him (verse 5). And he encouraged his readers not to make the same mistake he had made (verses 9-10).

Confession and repentance reveal the access to restoration. Hiding sin does not remove it from God’s sight; but when we seek God’s forgiveness, the refreshing living water from the Father is poured out on us and we are restored—that is the power of confession.

The way to cover our sin is to uncover it by confession. Richard Sibbes

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Does Every Christian Have a Guardian Angel?

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One of the fascinating things about studying angelology is the stories people tell about angelic encounters.

A few years ago, I received a call from a man claiming Michael the Archangel visited him at home. The man had been plagued with demonic attacks, which subsided to some extent after his encounter with Michael. He even claimed to have video evidence of the angel. Another woman told me she encountered an angel in a shop window of a downtown department store. He didn’t say anything, she said, but the visit reminded her that God loved her.

The Christian shelves of major bookstores abound with similar tales—there’s even a series of Christian-living books about angels that have appeared in the form of dogs! Some Christian writers attempt to make spiritual powers and territorial spirits the major theme of the whole Bible. Somehow it makes the whole enterprise seem more vivid, cinematic, and exciting.

People take deep comfort from the idea that angels guard their steps and protect them from harm, or that their angel wards off the advances of the Devil. But is it wise to put our hope in such protection? And does each of us have a guardian angel?

Even raising that question runs the risk of revealing oneself as a kind of killjoy. Views on angels and demons are so frequently informed by cultural artifacts, works of fiction, and personal stories. But is there any solid biblical evidence for personal angelic protectors?

Not a New Question

This question has been asked for a long time in Christian history. The idea that each believer has an angel to guard them, and a demon to tempt them, arose in early extrabiblical writings. For example, the Shepherd of Hermas teaches that each person has two angels, one good and one evil, and gives instruction on how to tell the difference. The Epistle to Barnabas describes God’s angels as protectors of the way of light, and Satan’s angels as guardians of the way of darkness. Probably the most historically significant early writer on this issue, Origen, writes in his First Principles that “every human soul is put in subjection to some angel.”

Similar views were espoused by Basil of Caesarea and Gregory the Great and the medieval theologians and the reformers (though less so). One explanation for the pervasive belief in guardian angels is that many thoughtful Christians have espoused such a belief for a long time.

These claims in early Christian writings aren’t usually based on exegesis. The most developed versions of angelic reflections come from an attempt to account for the whole of reality in Neoplatonic terms. This influence is often overlooked, but can be seen in more well-known writers like Jerome and Augustine.  

Daniel and Matthew

The exegetical argument for guardian angels boils down ultimately to a single verse:

See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. (Matt. 18:10)

Because “little ones” refers to believers, as opposed to children, some take this verse to indicate that each believer has an angel in heaven assigned to them. Even if that interpretation is correct, though, the text tells us nothing about what these angels do. It certainly doesn’t confirm the speculation that they follow us around to protect us. Besides, how can they be by our side if they are viewing God’s face in heaven? (Luther says it’s because they have long arms.)

Usually, it’s taken as obvious that these angels must function similarly to angels mentioned in other passages. Daniel is a favorite for such source work. For an example, an angel protects him in the lions’ den (Dan. 6:22); another protects Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace (Dan. 3:28).

Most notable about these protections, however, is that they are uncommon.

Matthew 18 doesn’t provide any textual link to these other passages. The reason these connections are taken as obvious has nothing to do with the texts; it has to do with how familiar people are with hearing the doctrine of guardian angels. Yet we cannot allow familiarity to override care in our interpretation and doctrine. Certainly, we shouldn’t lay so much hope on an unlikely interpretation of a single verse.

We shouldn’t lay so much hope on an unlikely interpretation of a single verse.

If they aren’t guardian angels, then who are “their angels”? We aren’t given much detail. Many commentaries note Jewish belief in the notion of guardian angels, but these ideas are relatively late (later than the writing of Matthew, in most cases). Even in these supposedly related texts,  though, there is no clear doctrine about the activity of these angels.

As readers, we ought to think carefully about what is clear rather than running to speculation. In that light, it seems better to understand the reference Jesus makes in terms of the overall purpose of his teaching: that disciples matter greatly to the Father. The angelic reference is meant to accomplish this rhetorical purpose.

What About Hebrews?

Another important text to keep in mind is Hebrews 1:14, which notes that angels are “ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation.” Later speculations about how angels operate, and how they guard believers, find no basis in this verse. God’s care for his children is manifest in that the angels rejoice in salvation (Luke 15:10), carry the faithful departed to heaven (Luke 16:22), and desire to watch the gospel unfold (1 Pet. 1:12). Yet we cannot infer from these events that all believers have an angel nearby to guard them, or that each has their own personal angel.

Some Christians have taken great comfort in the idea that an angel is close by to guide or protect. The Bible doesn’t encourage us to look for such things, to seek out angels, or to attempt to commune with them. The idea that we may entertain them “unaware” (Heb. 13:2) militates against the showy, fantastic anecdotes we often hear in non-biblical accounts.

What’s the Harm?

Still, we might think, such stories bring comfort and excitement. Even if some of the people telling the stories are mistaken, what’s the harm?

The harm comes from at least two sources.

First, the doctrine provides a poor strategy for Bible reading. It takes minor characters from the biblical storyline (angels) and makes them a central focus. That approach distorts authorial intent. For example, Jesus’s almost incidental comment in Matthew 18:10 is not the point of his teaching. To build a doctrine from it is to pull the text out of proportion and occlude the point of Matthew 18 as a whole—which is about how believers ought to treat one another.

Second, it makes angels a source of comfort and solace. One feels special that an angel has been assigned to them. One feels important and significant and, what’s more, safe and protected. But it is bad doctrine that makes creatures secure by creatures. We should not look to angels to preserve us, but to God. Anything less is superstitious at best and blasphemous at worst.

For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father”? . . . To which of the angels did God every say, “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”? (Heb. 1:5, 13).

It is bad doctrine that makes creatures secure by creatures.

Christ breaks the “power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil” (Heb. 2:14). Christ is the whole armor of God against the “spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph. 6:12). In him we are secure from powers and angels and rulers (Rom. 8:38–39).

Over and over again, Scripture promises the very presence of God by the Spirit through faith. We ought to take comfort in the eternal God and his everlasting arms (Deut. 33:27), not the arms of angels.

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John Gilhooly is director of the honors program and assistant professor of philosophy and theology at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. He is the author of 40 Questions about Angels, Demons, and Spiritual Warfare (Kregel, 2018).

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Does Everyone Have Their Own Guardian Angel?

There is a strong belief in guardian angels; however, guardian angels are not biblical. The Bible never tells us that each person has their own guardian angel. God is the one who protects us — not angels.

Does Everyone Have Their Own Guardian Angel?

The concept of having your own guardian angel is extremely popular today. Popular TV shows, books, and music have featured the idea of guardian angels and have emphasized the concept that each person has their own guardian angel. But what does the Bible say about this? Does each person have their own guardian angel?

What Are Guardian Angels?

Growing up with the idea that you have your own guardian angel is extremely common. A reported 77% of American adults believe they have a guardian angel. From my own personal experience, I grew up with the idea that we each have our own personal guardian angel who looks after us and protects us.

My father even reported he saw my sister’s guardian angel in the reflection of her eyes when she was prematurely born at two pounds, two ounces. My father claimed the angel was beautifully adorned in white and had a blinding bright light around him.

Stories like these abound among Christians and nonbelievers across the globe. There is a strong belief in guardian angels; however, guardian angels are not biblical. The Bible never tells us that each person has their own guardian angel. God is the one who protects us — not angels ( Psalm 91:1-16 ).

It is not healthy for believers to trust in angels for protection nor is it wise for believers to become obsessed with angels. If a person is trusting, relying upon, or praying to a “guardian angel,” they have made the idea of a guardian angel an idol in their life. The Lord is clear that we must not worship idols ( Exodus 20:4 ; 1 John 5:21 ).

A fascination with angels and the worship of angels is not a new concept as we see this was already occurring in Paul’s lifetime.

In his letter to the Church of Colossae, Paul wrote, “Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind” ( Colossians 2:18 ).

We also find the belief of guardian angels in the book, Shepherd of Hermas, which “teaches that each person has two angels, one good and one evil, and gives instruction on how to tell the difference.”

The concept of guardian angels is a belief that mankind has made up over time. The Bible does not present, inform, or suggest the idea of guardian angels.

What Does the Bible Say about Guardian Angels?

While there is no such thing as guardian angels, there are angels. God created angels before He created the world; however, angels are created beings. Angels are servants of God and obey Him ( Psalm 103:20 ). God can send angels to protect us, but the angels themselves are only obeying God’s commands ( Psalm 91:11 ).

All of the adoration, praise, and worship belong to God. No angel is as powerful, glorious, or mighty as God. The Bible tells us that angels worship the Lord and submit to His glorious presence ( Hebrews 1:4-14 ).

This passage of Hebrews 1:4-14 also highlights the truth that Jesus is superior to the angels because He is God in the flesh. Angels worship the Lord, not the other way around. In the same way, we need to worship Jesus and not angels. The Bible tells us that angels do not accept worship ( Revelation 19:10 ).

Revelation 22:8-9 records John’s experience with an angel in heaven, “I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, ‘Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!’”

Therefore, all praise, glory, and worship need to be directed to God. Angels did not create the world, the stars, the animals, and mankind. God created all things including the angels ( Genesis 1-2 ) and He died in order for us to obtain salvation ( John 3:16-17 ).

Guardian Angels in Matthew 18:10

Many people try to use Jesus’ statement in Matthew 18:10 to argue for the existence of guardian angels, but this is an erroneous interpretation of Jesus’ words. Jesus states, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven” ( Matthew 18:10 ).

This verse does not tell us that we have guardian angels. What this verse does tell us is that angels serve mankind by protecting them at God’s command. The emphasis is placed on the angels always looking to the face of the Father in heaven — they are not on earth protecting a person whenever they choose.

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The importance rests on the angel's obedience to the Father, not so much their actual role of protecting. Angels can protect believers, but it is always at the will of God. God knows all things, so He knows when a person is in need of help, deliverance, and safety.

The Lord does send angels to help us as Hebrews 1:14 states, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” In this passage of Scripture, angels are referred to as “ministering spirits.” This is to emphasize the truth of angels being servants to God.

Angels are very important; however, they are not God. The Lord can send angels to protect us, but the ultimate protector is God Himself. The angels in heaven today are only good angels as all of the evil angels fell at the same time of Satan’s rebellion ( Isaiah 14:12-14 ; Ezekiel 28:12-18 ).

Heaven is the home of all good angels, and their entire purpose is to serve, worship, and obey God . It gives them great joy to be servants of God. In addition to protecting believers at God’s command, angels also function as messengers of Yahweh ( Luke 1:11-20 ), give God’s guidance to believers ( Acts 8:26 ), and serve believers in accordance with God's will ( 1 Kings 19:5-7 ).

The only angels that we are given names of in the Bible are Michael ( Daniel 10:13 ; Jude 1:9 ; Revelation 12:7 ) and Gabriel ( Daniel 8:16 ; Luke 1:19 , 26-38). We are never told that they are specifically assigned to a person as their guardian angel.

As in the case of Michael and Gabriel, they are both mentioned as talking to and helping different people — not just a single person. Each angel most likely has a name; however, it is plausible that their names are not given in order for mankind not to be tempted to worship them.

God is our Guardian

God is the only One we should worship as He is the protector of our souls ( Proverbs 18:10 ; 2 Thessalonians 3:3 ; 1 John 5:18 ). Many people find comfort in the idea of having their own guardian angel, but the concept of guardian angels is not biblical and should not be practiced by believers.

All Christians can take great comfort in knowing that God is their protector, and He will never leave them nor forsake them ( Hebrews 13:5 ).

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When you reflect on your life so far, you can probably think of many moments when it seemed like a guardian angel was watching over you -- from guidance or encouragement that came to you at just the right time, to a dramatic rescue from a dangerous situation .

Do you have just one guardian angel whom God has personally assigned to accompany you for your entire earthly lifetime, or do you have a huge amount of guardian angels who may potentially help you or other people if God chooses them for the job?

Some people believe that each person on Earth has his or her own guardian angel who focuses mainly on helping that one person throughout the person’s life. Others believe that people receive help from various guardian angels as needed, with God matching guardian angels’ abilities to the ways that any person needs help at any given time.

Catholic Christianity: Guardian Angels as Lifetime Friends

In Catholic Christianity , believers say that God assigns one guardian angel to each person as a spiritual friend for the person’s entire life on Earth. The Catechism of the Catholic Church declares in section 336 about guardian angels:

From infancy to death , human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession. Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life.

Saint Jerome wrote:

The dignity of a soul is so great that each has a guardian angel from its birth.

Saint Thomas Aquinas expanded on that concept when he wrote in his book Summa Theologica that:

As long as the child is in the mother's womb it is not entirely separate, but by reason of a certain intimate tie, is still part of her: just as the fruit while hanging on the tree is part of the tree. And therefore it can be said with some degree of probability, that the angel who guards the mother guards the child while in the womb. But at its birth, when it becomes separate from the mother, an angel guardian is appointed to it.

Since each person is on a spiritual journey throughout his or her life on Earth, every person's guardian angel works hard to help him or her spiritually, Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote in Summa Theologica :

Man while in this state of life, is, as it were, on a road by which he should journey towards heaven. On this road, man is threatened by many dangers both from within and from without ... And therefore as guardians are appointed for men who have to pass by an unsafe road, so an angel guardian is assigned to each man as long as he is a wayfarer.

Protestant Christianity: Angels Helping People in Need

In Protestant Christianity, believers look to the Bible for their ultimate guidance on the matter of guardian angels, and the Bible doesn’t specify whether or not people have their own guardian angels, but the Bible is clear that guardian angels do exist. Psalm 91:11-12 declares about God:

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

Some Protestant Christians, such as those who belong to Orthodox denominations, believe that God gives believers personal guardian angels to accompany and help them throughout their lives on Earth. For example, Orthodox Christians believe that God assigns a personal guardian angel to a person’s life at the moment that he or she is baptized in water .

Protestants who believe in personal guardian angels sometimes point to Matthew 18:10 of the Bible, in which Jesus Christ seems to refer to a personal guardian angel assigned to each child:

See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Another Bible passage that may be interpreted as showing that a person has his or her own guardian angel is Acts chapter 12, which tells the story of an angel helping the apostle Peter escape from prison. After Peter escapes, he knocks on the door of the house where some of his friends are staying, but they don't believe at first that it's really him and say in verse 15:

It must be his angel.

Other Protestant Christians say that God may choose any guardian angel from among many to help people in need, according to whichever angel is best suited for each mission. John Calvin, a famous theologian whose ideas were influential in the founding of the Presbyterian and Reformed denominations, said he believed that all guardian angels work together to care for all people:

Whether or not each believer has a single angel assigned to him for his defense, I dare not positively affirm…. This indeed, I hold for certain, that each of us is cared for not by one angel merely, but that all with one consent watch for our safety. After all, it is not worthwhile anxiously to investigate a point which does not greatly concern us. If anyone does not think it enough to know that all the orders of the heavenly host are perpetually watching for his safety, I do not see what he could gain by knowing that he has one angel as a special guardian.

Judaism: God and People Inviting Angels

In Judaism , some people believe in personal guardian angels, while others believe that different guardian angels may serve different people at various times. Jews say that God may directly assign a guardian angel to fulfill a specific mission, or people may summon guardian angels themselves.

The Torah describes God assigning a particular angel to guard Moses and the Hebrew people as they travel through the wilderness. In Exodus 32:34, God tells Moses :

Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you.

Jewish tradition says that when Jews perform one of God's commandments, they call guardian angels into their lives to accompany them. Influential Jewish theologian Maimonides (Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon) wrote in his book Guide for the Perplexed that "the term 'angel' signifies nothing but a certain action" and "every appearance of an angel is part of a prophetic vision, depending on the capacity of the person that perceives it."

The Jewish Midrash Bereshit Rabba says that people may even become their own guardian angels by faithfully fulfilling the tasks God calls them to do:

Before the angels have accomplished their task they are called men, when they have accomplished it they are angels.

Islam: Guardian Angels on Your Shoulders

In Islam , believers say that God assigns two guardian angels to accompany each person throughout his or her life on Earth -- one to sit on each shoulder. These angels are called the Kiraman Katibin (honorable recorders) , and they pay attention to everything that people past puberty think, say, and do. The one who sits on their right shoulders records their good choices while the angel who sits on their left shoulders records their bad decisions.

Muslims sometimes say "Peace be upon you" while looking at their left and right shoulders -- where they believe that their guardian angels reside -- to acknowledge their guardian angels’ presence with them as they offer their daily prayers to God.

The Qur'an also mentions angels present both before and behind people when it declares in chapter 13, verse 11:

For each person, there are angels in succession, before and behind him: They guard him by command of Allah.

Hinduism: Every Living Thing Has a Guardian Spirit

In Hinduism , believers say that every living thing -- person, animal , or plant -- has an angelic being called a deva assigned to guard it and help it grow and prosper.

Each deva acts like divine energy, inspiring and motivating the person or another living thing that it guards to better understand the universe and become one with it.

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Dear Roger,

Recently I attended a funeral service for one of my long-time friends named Randy. There came a moment in the service where the minister invited people to share testimonies of how Randy had touched their lives and what he had meant to them.  The first one to speak was Randy's brother, Will, who proceeded to share that he had a guardian angel named Ralph, and that Ralph had a message of love for all the people. Will then shared Ralph's message that God loved them. It all seemed a little quirky to me that Will had a guardian angel named Ralph. His speech brought up several questions. Do Christians have guardian angels? If so, what do they do? Do they have names? Can they tell us their names? Several of my friends think that departed loved ones actually return to “watch over” them in their lives here on earth. What do you think? Do people become angels when they go to Heaven?  Sincerely, "J"

Dear "J," As I read your question, my first thought was, "a guardian angel named Ralph! Are you kidding me! Sounds like another Christian with a 'spiritual screw' loose." Then, I got to thinking, maybe there is more here than meets the eye. If I can name my life-dependant pacemaker "Repeat," then maybe Will can name his guardian angel Ralph!

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Angels Are Messengers Was Will totally wrong about his guardian angel bringing a message for him to share at the funeral? As strange as it may sound, the word in Greek for "angel" is αγγελων ("angelon") which means "messenger." For example angels brought a number of messages to Daniel. Gabriel brought messages both to Mary ( Luke 1:26-35 ). Why couldn't Ralph bring a message to Will? Those who think that a departed loved one returns as some sort of spirit to watch over them, need to rethink their thinking. Once we die, we die. Either we go to Heaven or to Hell depending on whether we received God’s free gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ ( John 1:12 and John 3:16 . It is impossible for those who have died to return to earth in any form whatsoever ( Luke 16:19-31 ). Julie and I tease that our guardian angels really have names. My guardian angel’s name is “Bring It.” Julie’s guardian angel is named, “Wing It.” Just kidding! While angels do have names (Gabriel in Luke 1:29 and Michael in  Daniel 11:1 ), Julie and I have never been told ours—but wouldn’t it be nice to know!? Despite conventional wisdom, humans are not transformed into angels when they die. For example, in a discussion of whether or not marriage exists in Heaven, Jesus said, "For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven" ( Matthew 24:38 ). Note that we are like angels—but we are not angels. Paul teaches on many occasions that we keep our own identities, personalities and enough of our earthly features to be recognized by others in eternity ( 1 Corinthians 13:11-12 ). While we will be transformed into the likeness of Christ ( 1 John 3:2 ), we will remain distinctly who we were on earth—and we will not be angels.

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Do Guardian Angels Exist?

As early as the fifth century A.D., Roman Catholic theologians such as Jerome were teaching that each human had a righteous being assigned to him or her, from birth, in order to protect them (Guardian Angels article, 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia).

In 1608, Pope Paul V set aside a special feast day on the church's religious calendar dedicated to honoring angels who protect humans. The belief in such spiritual protectors was reaffirmed, in recent history, in an address on "Easter Monday" by the Pope (Regina Caeli, March 31, 1997).

Judaism states that guardian spirits do exist and that each person has one assigned to him or her (Adam Clarke's Commentary). Jews also teach that each of the seventy peoples or nations mentioned in Genesis 10 (the "table of nations") had a righteous spirit assigned to them, with the archangel Michael assigned the task of protecting Israel (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia).

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of these "guardian" spirits to guide the affairs of humans are considered so important that it is believed God will punish them before he corrects the sinning humans under their care (Cant. R. viii. 14; Mek., Beshallah, Shirah, ii.).

The primary proof text used to support the teaching that special guardian spirits exist and are assigned to protect humans comes from Jesus' words in Matthew 18:10 (see also Mark 9:33 - 50). The context of this passage is that Christ is being asked by his disciples who are the greatest people in God's kingdom (Matthew 18:1). His response is brief and blunt.

And after calling a little child to Him, Jesus set him in their midst, And said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, there is no way that you shall enter into the kingdom of heaven . . . Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that their angels in heaven continually look upon the face of My Father . . ." (Matthew 18:2 - 3, 10).

Christ used a little child as a living illustration of the humility required for salvation. It is an attitude that must exist in those newly converted and deepened as they live their lives. He then continues to use children ("little ones") to symbolize new believers in him when he warns them not to cause any of them to be "offended" (Matthew 18:6).

These verses in Matthew are not referring to young children who are Christians, in part, because Scripture does not condone the baptizing of infants or children. Jesus is, instead, calling attention to how those in his church should not be treated, especially new believers some may consider "the least."

No Rank or Authority

In God's eyes there is no rank or hierarchy, no one "greater or lesser" among his spiritual children. Because He cares for all those who have faith in him and his Son, he utilizes his angelic host to serve all those "who are about to inherit salvation" (Hebrews 1:14). In short, he does not have a single spiritual guardian to protect his children.

Some Biblical commentaries support the concept of angelic guardians that are assigned to guard humans. Others, however, do not support such a teaching. For example, Barnes' Notes on the Old Testament states that God does not assign a dedicated spirit being to each converted person but rather has his whole heavenly army protect them (comments on Psalm 91:11).

MacArthur's New Testament Commentary states, "Neither of these texts (Matthew 18:10, Hebrews 1:14), however - nor any other Scripture - teaches the idea of an individual guardian angel for every believer, as Jewish tradition in Jesus' day taught . . . "

Easton's Dictionary concurs with this assessment on righteous spirits when it says, "The passages (Psalm 34:7, Matthew 18:10) usually referred to in support of the idea that every individual has a particular guardian angel have no such meaning."

Job Description of Angels

The primary responsibility of almost all righteous spirits is to serve Christians who are to inherit salvation (Hebrews 1:14). Believers are watched over and protected by many righteous spirit beings and not just one (Psalm 91:11 - 12), all of whom have direct access to the Father (Revelation 5:11). Definitive evidence proving guardian angels are assigned to every human is lacking in the Bible.

References 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia Barnes' Notes on the Old Testament Easton's Illustrated Bible Dictionary Holy Bible, a Faithful Version MacArthur's New Testament Commentary

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“Are there guardian angels? Do I have one assigned to me?” New Era, Jan. 2012, 37

Are there guardian angels ? Do I have one assigned to me?

The term “guardian angel” is not used in the scriptures; instead, angels are spoken of as “ministering” (see Omni 1:25 ; Moroni 7:22–29 ). “Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost” ( 2 Nephi 32:3 ) and often share in the Holy Ghost’s mission to comfort, guide, protect the faithful, and reveal or confirm truth. Thus, the Holy Ghost Himself can be considered a guardian angel.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught: “From the beginning down through the dispensations, God has used angels … in conveying love and concern for His children. … Seen or unseen they are always near” (“The Ministry of Angels,” Ensign, Nov. 2008, 29).

The Lord has not revealed whether one specific angel is assigned to watch over each person, but you can be assured that divine protection and comfort are available. If you exercise faith, you will have God’s help, including angels sent to strengthen and comfort you and give you courage to do what is right.

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How Many Angels Are Assigned to Each Person in Islam?

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How many angels are there with each Muslim? What are their functions concerning him/her?

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Praise be to Allah.

The honourable angels accompany the children of Adam from the day they are formed in their mothers’ wombs until the day when their souls are brought forth from their bodies at the time of death. They also accompany them in their graves and in the Hereafter.

Functions of the Angels that accompany each person in this world

·         They take care of him when he is created.

It was reported from Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah appoints an angel in the womb, who says, `O Lord, a Nutfah (mixed drop of male and female sexual discharges)? O Lord, an `Alaqah (a clot)? O Lord, a Mudghah (lump of chewed flesh)?’ When Allah decrees that it is to be created, ( the angel ) says, `O Lord, male or female? Doomed or blessed? What is his provision? What is his lifespan?’ And that is written in his mother’s womb.” (Narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

·         They guard the son of Adam.

Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“It is the same (to Him) whether any of you conceals his speech or declares it openly, whether one is hidden by night or goes forth freely by day.

For him (each person), there are angels in succession, before and behind him. They guard him by the command of Allah.” [Ar-Ra`d 13:10-11]

The commentator on the Quran who had the best understanding of it, Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) explained that the Mu`aqqibat [translated here as “angels in succession”] refers to the angels whom Allah has appointed to guard man from in front and from behind. When the decree of Allah comes – when He decrees that some accident or calamity etc. should befall him – the angels withdraw from him.

Mujahid (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “There is no person who does not have an angel appointed to protect him when he is asleep and when he is awake, from the jinn, men and wild beasts. There is nothing that comes to him but the angels tell it to clear off, except for that which Allah grants permission for it to befall him.”

A man said to `Ali ibn Abu Talib (may Allah be pleased with him): “A group from (the tribe of) Murad wanted to kill you.” `Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “With every man there are two angels who protect him from everything that is not decreed; when the decree comes, they withdraw and do not stand between him and it. A man's decreed lifespan is his protection.”

The “angels in succession” mentioned in the ayah (verse) from Surah Ar-R`ad are what is referred to in another verse (interpretation of the meaning):

“He is the Irresistible (Supreme), over His slaves, and He sends guardians (angels guarding and writing all of one’s good and bad deeds) over you, until when death approaches one of you, Our messengers (angel of death and his assistants) take his soul, and they never neglect their duty.” [Al-An`am 6:61]

The guardians whom Allah sends protect a person until the appointed time (of death) that has been decreed for him comes.

·         The angels who write down good deeds and bad deeds

Every single person has two angels who write down his deeds, both good and bad, minor and major. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“But verily, over you (are appointed angels in charge of mankind) to watch you, honourable writing down (your deeds), They know all that you do.” [Al-Infitar 82:10-12]

“And indeed We have created man, and We know what his own self whispers to him. And We are nearer to him than his jugular vein (by Our Knowledge).

(Remember) that the two receivers (recording angels) receive (each human being), one sitting on the right and one on the left (to note his or her actions).

Not a word does he (or she) utter but there is a watcher by him ready (to record it).” [Qaf 50:16-18]

The angel on the right records good deeds and the angel on the left records bad deeds.

It was reported from Abu Umamah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The angel on the left does not write down anything until six hours have passed after a Muslim does a bad deed. If he regrets it and asks Allah for forgiveness, he casts it aside [does not write it down], otherwise he writes down one bad deed.” (Narrated by At-Tabarani)

Once we know this, the number of angels who accompany the son of Adam after he is born will become clear: four angels.

Ibn Kathir (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

“The verse (interpretation of the meaning): `For him (each person), there are angels in succession, before and behind him. They guard him by the command of Allah’ [13:10-11] means: each person has angels who take turns in guarding him by night and day, who protect him from evil and from accidents, just as other angels take turns in recording his deeds, good and bad, by night and by day.

Two angels , on the right and the left, record his deeds. The one on the right writes down his good deeds and the one on his left writes down his evil deeds.

Two other angels guard him and protect him, one from behind and one from in front.

So there are four angels by day and four others by night.” [Tafsir Ibn Kathir]

And Allah knows best.

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Is it true that every person who is born has five angels with him: two angels sit on your shoulders to record your deeds, one is in front and the other is behind you, and then there is a fifth angel that whispers you to do good things while we have a shaytan that tells us to do bad things?

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

Allaah, The Exalted, has assigned guardian angels to protect and watch over each and every human being; He says (what means): { For each one are successive (angels) before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allaah... } [Quran 13:11]

Allaah, The Exalted, also says (what means): { And indeed, (appointed) over you are keepers, noble and recording. They know whatever you do. } [Quran 82:10-12]

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How To Find Your Angel Number And What Each One Means, According To Numerologists

For starters, you’ll want to keep an eye out for repeating digits.

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More likely than not, your friend was freaking out because all of those instances involve angel numbers . These are numbers that are thought to be whispers from angels, guides, or the universe that can point you toward the path you're meant for. While angel numbers are usually single digits from one through nine, repeating sequences of those numbers are thought of as a louder or more potent message.

Even though angel numbers were popularized in the early 2000s with Donna Virtue’s writings on the topic, their roots lie in the study of numbers known as numerology, dating back to ancient Greece. Wondering how to interpret angel numbers? Find out all of that and more ahead.

How To Find Your Angel Number

There’s good news and bad news. The bad news: There’s no real way to find your angel number, since they aren't assigned to an individual. However, there may be some angel numbers you resonate with or are more drawn to based on their meanings, says Aliza Kelly , a professional numerologist, celebrity astrologer, and author of There Are No Coincidences .

For instance, you may find yourself seeing 11:11 every day, which means all the things you’ve been manifesting are on the horizon. Or you might frequently notice the number 444, which is associated with security.

How To Know If You've Encountered An Angel Number

Angel numbers are all about the intention and mindset of the viewer, says Ridout. Any digit from 1 to 9 (or a combination of them) can be an angel number, but it’s up to the individual's interpretation.

Still, if you see a number and you’re wondering whether it’s an angel number, there are a few things that’ll confirm it:

  • The number contains digits between 1 and 9. Any single digit in that range holds spiritual significance, but it's thought that repeating patterns are louder messages from your guides.
  • The number repeats. If a number repeats, like 1111, 8888, or even 1010 , it is considered an angel number and could be a sign from the universe, says Kelly.
  • You noticed this number. When you happen to notice a number (or a repeated pattern of numbers), it’s a sign to listen to your intuition and pause, says Ridout. Your spirit guides may be trying to communicate with you.

What does my angel number mean?

Again, no one is personally assigned an angel number, so you can put your calculators away. If a person sees a particular number often, though, Ridout suggests researching the number’s significance as it pertains to angel numbers and seeing how that message may resonate in your own life. (This interpretation will be different than the number’s meaning in numerology, however.)

  • Angel Number 111 : This number is a “screenshot number,” which means that when you see it, it takes a sort of screenshot of your current frame of mind, Mystic Michaela , a fourth-generation psychic medium, host of the Know Your Aura podcast, and author of The Angel Numbers Book previously told Women's Health . That includes your thoughts, visualizations, goals, and dreams. If you see this number, take a sec to practice gratitude or write down a new intention.
  • Angel Number 222 : 222 is a trust number, according to Michaela. When you repeatedly see this digit sequence, you should think over any situations where you can practice trust, or even parts of your life where you’re failing to trust the process. Remember, the universe has your back!
  • Angel Number 333 : Seeing this number means you should tap into your talents, and use your creativity in a way you never have before, Michaela says.
  • Angel Number 555 : If you see 555, it’s a signal from your angels that a major life change will likely happen soon, says Michaela. So, you’ll want to internally prepare for that and welcome any newness.
  • Angel Number 666 : Contrary to popular belief, this number isn’t associated with demons. In numerology, 666 functions as a reminder to just go easy on yourself, Michaela says. (I’ll take a healthy dose of self-compassion any day!)
  • Angel Number 777 : You saw 777? Well, in that case, know that good things are coming your way. This lucky number can help with your finances and be a sign that you might need to break out of your comfort zone, Michaela says.
  • Angel Number 888 : This number represents a connection to the spiritual universe and the concept of infinity, Michaela says.Angel Number 999: A life chapter might be coming to an end if you see 999, Michaela says. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing—keep your eye out for new opportunities.

For a more personalized approach to numerology, you can also calculate your life path number and name number. Here's how:

How To Find Your Numerology Number

Now, for the good news: There are certain digits in numerology that are tied to you specifically. There are two main numbers in numerology that represent an individual, says Emily Ridout , a numerologist, astrologer, and tarot card reader based in Oregon. These numbers are your life path or numerology number , which is based on your birth date, and your name number, which is based on the letters in your name.

Make no mistake: Your life path number and name number are not the same as angel numbers. The digits themselves even have different interpretations, says Ridout. For example, a person seeing the digit 333 repeatedly may be close to reaching a creative goal. However, the number three, when interpreted as a life path number, represents an archetype of a human who is good at verbally communicating their ideas.

“When someone says angel number, they're referring to communication from a higher power, whether that is their higher self, guidance from the universe, or an angel,” Ridout says. “In contrast, in numerology, we focus on the vibrations of the numbers and what that means for your life.”

What is my life path number?

Your life path number, which is based on your birth date, represents your identity and themes for your life, the experts agree. In fact, if you’re familiar with astrology, this number is very similar to your Sun sign , Kelly says.

“It reveals your identity, your preferences, the themes that continue to come up in your life, strengths, weaknesses, goals, and visions,” she explains. “It’s the backdrop of the experiences that you will encounter throughout your lifetime.”

To find your life path number, write out your full birthday, with two digits for the month, two digits for the day, and four digits for the year. Then, add all of these numbers together. If you have a number with two or three digits, add the individual digits together until you arrive at a number from 1 to 9, says Kelly.

So, if your birthday is November 11, 1990, you would add 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 9 + 9 to get 23. Then, add 2 and 3 together to get your life path number of 5.

How to use your life path number: To harness this powerful numerical number for good, people can meditate while visualizing their life path number. But honestly, you can use the number in nearly any way to receive its benefits, experts say. For example, if your life path number is 5, you could light five candles on your altar, or repeat a mantra five times.

What is my name number?

Your name number, which Kelly says is sometimes called a “destiny number,” is about how you express the goals of your life path number. “This is your unique assignment of achieving the themes of your life path number,” she says.

For your name number, write out your first, middle, and last name. Kelly uses this system to calculate each letter’s number:

  • 1 = A, J, S
  • 2 = B, K, T
  • 3 = C, L, U
  • 4 = D, M, V
  • 5 = E, N, W
  • 6 = F, O, X
  • 7 = G, P, Y
  • 8 = H, Q, Z

After you assign each letter a number, follow the same instructions as with your life path number and add everything together to reduce the numbers to one digit, says Kelly.

How to use your name number: People can work with their name number in similar ways to the life path number, through candles, repetition, meditation, or simply writing the number down and looking at it. That said, since your name number is used to express the goals of your life path number, the two numbers work together.

So, for example, if your life path number is 8, which surrounds themes of prosperity and abundance, but have a name number of 6, which is associated with healing and spirituality, you could begin to find more money in your life by tapping into healing modalities like reiki or manifestation, says Kelly. Perhaps you become a yoga teacher or open a studio, or maybe you just hold the intention of finding more money in spiritual tasks through meditation.

So whether you’re seeing repeating digits on license plates or searching for deeper meaning in yourself, angel numbers and numerology are a great place to turn for spiritual guidance, experts say. Learning your life path and name numbers can help you gain further insight into your personality and lead to a more well-informed, peaceful, and zen life.

Meet the Experts: Aliza Kelly is a professional numerologist, celebrity astrologer, and author of There Are No Coincidences . She runs the Constellation Club , a private community exploring astrology and spirituality. Emily Ridout is a numerologist, astrologer, and tarot card reader based in Oregon. Mystic Michaela is a fourth-generation psychic medium, host of the Know Your Aura podcast, and author of The Angel Numbers Book , based in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Jacqueline Tempera is an award-winning writer and reporter living in New Jersey with her many pets. She is a business owner and a double Scorpio who loves all things astrology and reality television. She is passionate about body diversity and representation, mental health, and the fight to end sexual assault and harassment. To learn more about Jackie, follow her on Instagram @jacktemp or visit her website at jackietempera.com . 

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  1. Where in the Bible does it mention that every person has a guardian angel?

    The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that there is a guardian angel for each person. It is well to recall that while the Catholic Church does not confine its teaching to sola scriptura, there is scriptural support for the teaching that angels are assigned as protectors. Angels engage in a variety of tasks as described in scripture, to include protection of the faithful.

  2. Does each person have a guardian angel?

    But the Bible does tell us that for the believer nothing happens outside God's control-and yes, if we know Christ, His angels continually watch over us. The Bible says that God "will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways" (Psalm 91:11). It also teaches that the angels-although they are largely unseen-watch ...

  3. 6 Scriptures that Support the Existence of Guardian Angels

    Matthew 18:10. 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 ...

  4. Do we have guardian angels?

    The web page explores the biblical evidence for the existence and role of guardian angels. It concludes that there is no explicit scriptural basis for the belief that each person has an angel assigned to him/her, but God uses angels to minister to His children.

  5. How many angels are assigned to each person in the Bible?

    This suggests that there are large numbers of angels assigned to each person. In addition, the Bible mentions the idea of "ministering spirits" in Hebrews 1:14. This suggests that there are angels assigned to each person to help them in their daily lives. Finally, the Bible mentions the idea of "angels of the Lord" in Matthew 18:10.

  6. The Surprising Role of Guardian Angels

    What it says is, "In heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.". The word "their" certainly implies that these angels have a special personal role to play in relation to Jesus's disciples. But the plural "angels" may simply mean that all believers have numerous angels assigned to serve them, not just one.

  7. What Does the Bible Really Say About Guardian Angels?

    One of the most common beliefs about angels is that each of us has a guardian angel. But the Bible does not explicitly state this. As far as I can determine, there are just two verses in the Bible that indicate there might be guardian angels in the world today: The first is Matthew 18:10 and the second is Acts 12:13-15.

  8. Does Every Christian Have a Guardian Angel?

    For example, the Shepherd of Hermas teaches that each person has two angels, one good and one evil, and gives instruction on how to tell the difference. ... Second, it makes angels a source of comfort and solace. One feels special that an angel has been assigned to them. One feels important and significant and, what's more, safe and protected ...

  9. Angelology: The Doctrine of Angels

    It is a military term and carries the idea of warfare. Angels are referred to as the "host," which calls our attention to two ideas. First, it is used to describe God's angels as the "armies of heaven" who serve in the army of God engaged in spiritual warfare ( Ps. 89:6, 8; 1 Sam. 1:11; 17:45 ).

  10. The Responsibilities of Guardian Angels

    Lifetime Guardians . Guardian angels watch over people during their entire lives on Earth, many different religious traditions say. Ancient Greek philosophy claimed that guardian spirits were assigned to each person for life, and so does Zoroastrianism.

  11. Does Everyone Have Their Own Guardian Angel?

    There is a strong belief in guardian angels; however, guardian angels are not biblical. The Bible never tells us that each person has their own guardian angel. God is the one who protects us — not angels ( Psalm 91:1-16 ). It is not healthy for believers to trust in angels for protection nor is it wise for believers to become obsessed with ...

  12. 7 Powerful Bible Verses About Angels Watching Over Us

    The big question for many people is whether each person is assigned a guardian angel. While Scripture nowhere states that an angel is assigned to every individual, we know that we are in the ...

  13. Guardian angel

    Icon of a guardian angel Guardian Angel by Pietro da Cortona, 1656. A guardian angel is a type of angel that is assigned to protect and guide a particular person, group or nation. Belief in tutelary beings can be traced throughout all antiquity. The idea of angels that guard over people played a major role in Ancient Judaism.In Christianity, the hierarchy of angels was extensively developed in ...

  14. Do You Have Your Own Guardian Angel?

    Islam: Guardian Angels on Your Shoulders. In Islam, believers say that God assigns two guardian angels to accompany each person throughout his or her life on Earth -- one to sit on each shoulder. These angels are called the Kiraman Katibin (honorable recorders), and they pay attention to everything that people past puberty think, say, and do.

  15. What is Angelology?

    There is no doubt that good angels help protect believers, reveal information, guide people, and, in general, minister to God's children. The difficult question is whether each person or each believer has an angel assigned to him/her. Who / What is the angel of the Lord? The precise identity of the "angel of the Lord" is not given in the ...

  16. Do We Have Guardian Angels? Evidence in the Bible

    Guardian Angels in the Bible. Jesus answered the question, "Do we have guardian angels?" in Matthew 18:10 . "See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their ...

  17. 11 Types of Angels For Every Need

    The number of Guardian Angels assigned to humans will vary from person to person, depending upon the challenges and destiny of each individual. But no matter how many Guardian Angels you have ...

  18. Do Guardian Angels Exist?

    Judaism states that guardian spirits do exist and that each person has one assigned to him or her (Adam Clarke's Commentary). Jews also teach that each of the seventy peoples or nations mentioned in Genesis 10 (the "table of nations") had a righteous spirit assigned to them, with the archangel Michael assigned the task of protecting Israel (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia).

  19. 20 Verses about Guardian Angels in the Bible

    Daniel 12:1. 1 "At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. Read Chapter All Versions.

  20. Does Everyone Have a Guardian Angel?

    For regiments of angels are distributed over nations and cities; and perhaps some even are assigned to particular individuals." Origen, Homilies on Luke Hom. 12 (233-254 AD) "To every man there are two attending angels, the one of justice and the other of wickedness. If there be good thoughts in our heart, and if righteousness be welling up ...

  21. Are there guardian angels? Do I have one assigned to me?

    The term "guardian angel" is not used in the scriptures; instead, angels are spoken of as "ministering" (see Omni 1:25; Moroni 7:22-29).). "Angels speak by the power of the Holy Ghost" (2 Nephi 32:3) and often share in the Holy Ghost's mission to comfort, guide, protect the faithful, and reveal or confirm truth.Thus, the Holy Ghost Himself can be considered a guardian angel.

  22. How Many Angels Are Assigned to Each Person in Islam?

    The Angels that accompany each person in this world do the following: 1- they take care of him when he is created, 2- they guard him, 3- they write down his good deeds and bad deeds. So, the number of angels who accompany each person after he is born is four angels. Answer. Related. Praise be to Allah. The honourable angels accompany the ...

  23. The number of angels assigned to each person

    Ibn Katheer wrote, " They are four angels at night and four angels during the day. Two angels, on the right and the left, record his deeds. The one on the right writes down his good deeds and the one on the left writes down his evil deeds. Two other angels guard him and protect him, one from behind and one from the front.

  24. How To Find Your Angel Number And Its Meaning, Per Numerologists

    A Numerologist Explains The Meaning Behind 666. Numerologists Explain The Meaning Behind 888. Angel Number 555: If you see 555, it's a signal from your angels that a major life change will ...