Our Guardian Angels: Angels of Peace
Needless to say, the teaching of Catholic theology goes beyond saying that the angels exercise some kind of care over human beings. We should say that the angels belong to that heavenly kingdom which includes all the saints and angels in heavenly glory, all the members in the Church militant on earth; and all the souls in Purgatory. For human beings from birth or even conception, angels are assigned by God in order to ward off the evils which might befall the newly born or conceived human child. In other words, the role of the guardian angels for the baptized is directly supernatural, whereas the angelic guardianship before or without baptism is more directly concerned with protection from evils in the natural order and only indirectly concerned with the supernatural destiny of those who are not baptized Christians. Although we commonly speak of the guardian angels, we could just as well call them the guiding angels.
Among the masters of the spiritual life, especially in the Patristic age, their many other functions are as illuminating our minds which are attributed to the guardian angels. The angels reprimand and punish the soul that turns aside from the wide way. Among these names for the guardian angels, that of angels of peace is especially noteworthy. Much more important is the mission of the angel of peace to protect our souls against the evil spirit. Our weakness is such that, if the guardian angels had not been given to us, we would not be able to resist the many and powerful attacks of the evil spirits.
One more function of the angels of peace deserves attention. Mary, Queen of angels and Queen of peace, we ask you to obtain from your Divine Son, that protection from our guardian angels which we need to always remain in God’s peace.
Mormonism, The Mormon Church, Beliefs, & Religion
Ordinarily the word angel means those ministering persons who have a body of flesh and bone, being either resurrected from the dead or else translated, as were Enoch, Elijah, etc. The ministry of angels is to assist in the ushering in of dispensations. After all men have been resurrected and judged, those who are not exalted become angels in eternity. In all his many years of missionary service, he never spoke of the angel’s visit. In some passages, such as Genesis 22:11-12, an angel speaks as the Lord himself.
An angel stayed the hand of Abraham as he was about to sacrifice his son, Isaac. The Pearl of Great Price also contains an early history of Joseph Smith, including his account of visitations from the Angel Moroni, a Book of Mormon prophet. Zechariah 6:7 states that the angels could not go forth upon the earth until given permission by the Lord. We do not consciously realize the extent to which ministering angels affect our lives. Angels ministered to Joseph Smith as he reestablished the gospel in its fulness.
Prophecies, revelations, and decrees of the Almighty, as it were, surrounded that man , and he had to be taught, not by man nor by the will of man, but he required the angels of God to come forth and teach him; it required revelations of God to teach him, and he was taught for years by visions and revelations, and by holy angels sent from God out of heaven to teach and instruct him and prepare him to lay the foundation of this church. Angels were seen by many in attendance when the Kirtland Temple was dedicated, and Sidney Rigdon was in the company of Joseph Smith in that temple when Moses, Elijah, and Elias appeared to confer various keys for moving the gospel forward.
Too Much Of A Coincidence. Am I A Guardian Angel?
I am unsure to whether my experiences are of a psychic nature having been told by psychics themselves that I have the ability, I am beginning to think that maybe I do have these skills. As a young child I did see my cousin’s ghost and my mum had a dream the day her sister died. I get strange gut feelings and I am beginning to have day-dreams which do make sense and seem to predict things. At the beginning we were just friends but over the last couple of months we became close. I have also known that he had a little girl but he refused to discuss her because it upset him that he didn’t see her as much as he would like.
Once he started to talk about her, a strange feeling came over me, almost like I had so much love for this child. This is strange because I have never thought about going with someone who had a child, but still I wanted to be with him. I had a dream-day, a voice told me that I was that child’s guardian angel and I should look after her. Since having contact with me this man has now decided that he will seek legal advice as he doesn’t see his child half as much as he should and for these reasons he is ‘banned’ from seeing her until court procedures go ahead. Beginning of September, this man finished his relationship with the girl he was with and wanted to see more of me, but unfortunately it went a bit pear-shaped and he said he got scared because things where going too quickly between us.
Since this time he has now got with someone else much younger than he is which really confuses me. I found out that my friend worked with the girl he was with best friend. Then last week I discovered that his baby is in my friend’s class in school.