Matthew 18:10 speaks about angels of children in heaven that see the face of God. Reading the text I realize that every child has an angel. Is this true? And another question: what if I grow up and become an adult, get married, do I still have an angel? Thanks …
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What is it written in the Gospel of Matthew 18:10
When the disciples asked Jesus who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven, He took a child and set him before Him and said that unless one does not become like a child he can not enter the kingdom of God and then he added:
See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 18:10)(NASB)
From the text we learn that the angels belong to these children and they continually see the face of God who is in heaven forever. For a better understanding of this subject we should know …
Who are angels?
In the Epistle to the Hebrews it is written:
But to which of the angels has He ever said, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I MAKE YOUR ENEMIES A FOOTSTOOL FOR YOUR FEET”? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:13-14)(NASB)
This text specifies that the angels are spirits, or ministering spirits, sent by God to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation.
Angels protect those who fear God and trust in Him
In the book of Psalms there are two references that show that angels serve those who fear God and trust in Him. The first one is in Psalm 34 and says:
The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them. (Psalms 34:7)(NASB)
The second reference is in Psalm 91 and it refers to the man who fully trusts in God.
For He will give His angels charge concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands,
that you do not strike your foot against a stone. (Psalm 91:11-12)(NASB)
I do not know any other reference in the Bible which says that every child has an angel, but I think it is sufficient the one in the Gospel of Matthew where Jesus said that angels of children continually see the face of God in heaven. But with regard to the adults it is written that angels render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation and also about these people it is said that they fear God and trust in Him forever.
Last week we celebrated the birthday of Jack Arthur, a righteous man who turned 85 years. He told us that he had never thought he was going to reach such an advanced age and he had often been at death’s door. He met death 7 times only in the sea. I also learned from others that being a missionary in Africa he was once attacked by a lion. So will every child of God confess that he had moments in his life when he escaped from the dangers which he didn’t even think about.
Praise God who commands His angels to guard us in all our ways.
Translated by Felicia Rotaru