The Work of Angels
Angels are not Divine, but were themselves created but Christ, “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers”. The apostle Peter reminds us that “God did not spare the Angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment”. In a vision John saw Angels around the throne of God, “And the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands”. Abraham, the friend of God who dwelt under the oak tree at Mamre, was visited by Angels in human form. Angels have often been involved in giving help to mortal men, such as feeding Elijah in the wilderness, protecting Daniel from the lions, delivering Hezekiah from the Assyrians, and freeing Peter from prison. Our Savior told us about the rich man and Lazarus, and how when the rich man died he was buried, but Lazarus “Was carried by the Angels into Abraham’s bosom”. The concern Angels have for us is also shown by the fact that “There is joy in the presence of the Angels of God over one sinner who repents”. Angels were constant attendants during the earthly ministry of our Lord – they came to Him in times of distress, peril and want. Our Lord said, “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”. While Jesus assures us that we have Angels who work on our behalf, He did not say there is an Angel who is assigned for every person. Angels will accompany the Lord when He returns – the voice of the Archangel will be heard when the Lord descends to judge the world – and all of His holy Angels will be with Him. Christ will return “With His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ”. In the parable of the wheat and tares, Jesus tells us how at the judgment “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, and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Then in the parable of the dragnet, He tells us how “The Angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire”. If Angels of heaven shouted with joy when the earth was born – if the Angels hailed with “Hosannas” the Babe born in Bethlehem, what will be their “Hallelujahs” when they accompany the King in all His triumphant glory?
Spiritualist medium, spiritual teacher & angel intuitive: Sharon May
Who is my Guardian Angel?What is your guardian angels name? You can ask for the name if you really need to know it, one way is to use a meditation to ask, but even simpler is just before you go to sleep, ask for the name of your guardian angel to come to you and that the first thing that you remember in the morning will be your guardian angels name. Angels don’t always have angelic sounding names, some people have told me that they received a name such as ‘Fred or Colin’, and dismissed them because it wasn’t ‘Angelic enough’. I was surprised to feel the connection of a very tall dark man called ‘Fred’, w-hen I asked my angel to come to me and as much as I tried to argue that Fred was not a proper angel’s name, he insisted that’s who he was. I felt really happy and loved by my angel and glad to have someone on my side. My friend and I had a good giggle at our angel’s names and tried to see if we knew anyone of that name, but to no avail. Well we all have at least one Guardian angel who is assigned to us from birth, your guardian angel will be with you ALWAYS, some people have more than one, but these are usually a loved one who is in the spirit world like a parent or grandparent, although these are not strictly angels, as an angel is a celestial being who has never been human. The spirit loved ones ACT in a similar way to a guardian angel, as they are often there to help us when we need reassurance. So as you can see not all guardian angels have angelic sounding names and not all of them can be found named in books etc, but the thing is to know that your particular guardian angel has introduced himself to you and that is a real privilege, that’s what it’s all about, building up a relationship with your guardian angel, and it’s better to ask directly rather than to look in any book anyway! You just have to find the best way for you both to communicate, and that’s an experiment that everyone can try. ‘open your heart and feel the presence of angels’. My angel, guides and helpers like to talk to me when I’m doing the chores as well, they particularly like it when I’m ironing as I’m very much a ‘captive audience’ then. When will I know that my Guardian Angel is around?Your Guardian angel will show you a ‘calling card’, this is a sign to let you know that they are with you. You need to ask your guardian angel to show you what this is going to be so that whenever you receive this ‘calling card’ this will be confirmation of your Angels presence. Finally the most important of all!!Remember to say thank you to your angels, as I know they really appreciate this. ‘ANGELS’, the FIRST emergency service!’.