Greg Laurie's Devotion: Sent to Minister ( Hebrews 1:14)
By Greg Laurie - Harvest Devotionals On January 2, 2014
Keynote speaker Greg Laurie in the National Day of Prayer National Observance.
Do each of us have a guardian angel? I can't say for sure, but I do know this: Angels are involved in the lives of Christians here on earth. The Bible says, "The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them" (Psalm 34:7). We also read that angels are "ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation" (Hebrews 1:14). So the Bible teaches that we have angels around us as Christians.
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Jesus also made an interesting statement when He was speaking about children: "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" (Matthew 18:10). So perhaps children have guardian angels. I do think children need guardian angels. You have to always keep your eye on them - especially when they're young. But whatever the case, angels are involved in our lives.
When you had that close call, it may have been an angel who intervened. Or when something stopped you suddenly, keeping you out of harm's way, maybe it was an angel. But we are to properly give glory to God for His protection because we aren't supposed to pray to angels or even thank angels. They are there to do the work of God, like God's secret agents, and we are to give the glory to God for what happens.
But what about when the accident does take place? What about when the plane does go down? Where was the angel then? I'll tell you where the angel was: escorting the believer into God's presence.
When things happen, when life ends suddenly, it doesn't seem logical to us. But God is still in control. And the angels did their job, guiding us, protecting us, and finally taking us to glory.
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