A quick Primer On Spiritual Warfare Copyright John Edmiston 2003 but may be copied & distributed for non-profit use



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Personal Guardian Angels
(Matthew 18:10 NKJV) "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 12:14-15 NKJV) 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. {15} But they said to her, "You are beside yourself!" Yet she kept insisting that it was so. So they said, "It is his angel."
(Matthew 4:6 NKJV) and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: 'He shall give His angels charge over you,' and, 'In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.'"
Angels seem to have the role of guarding and protecting people, particularly, the innocent, the holy and the servants of the Lord and those involved in the direct line of God’s redemptive purposes. The book of Genesis gives us a snapshot of guardian angles acting to help the family of Abraham. In fact the first mention on an angel in Scripture involves reassuring the fleeing Hagar in Genesis 16:6-15 and later in Genesis 21 when Hagar is finally expelled the angel provides water in the wilderness. Angels rescue Lot from Sodom (Genesis 19:15ff), intervene to rescue Isaac from the altar (Genesis 22:11), go before Abraham’s servant to find a wife for Isaac (Genesis 24:7,40), appeared to Jacob as he fled from Esau (Genesis 28:12), gave Jacob the plan for the herds to defeat Laban (Genesis 31:11-13) and were credited by Joseph with “redeeming me from all evil” (Genesis 48:16). Thus guardian angels seem to appear at times of crisis to rescue the elect from some disaster and to “redeem them from all evil”. This fits with their description in Hebrews as “servants of those who will inherit salvation”.




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