Angels Around Us [Video & Transcript]
Angels Around Us
by Karen Trifiletti
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Do we have guardian angels—personal angels who walk in tandem with us, hover alongside, and go where we go? While there may not be evidence to support the idea that there is one personalized angel assigned to us, we do undoubtedly have angels in our lives. And I’m not speaking about mythical beings with wings, but real personages of spirit, some with resurrected bodies, who care about us and see us. I find that a wonderful gift and I know that it’s true–that it’s a spiritual, scriptural, given, and my own experience confirms it.
Angels are closer than we may often realize and we are not often aware of the extent to which they affect our lives for good. Stick with me while I explain some things that are often not explained in some faiths, but have been revealed by the Lord Himself about angels–and why they have special interest in you or I.
Listen to this. Psalm 91:11 tells us, “He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.” And Hebrews 1:14 says of angels, “Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?”
And angels are involved in all our lives. We have angelic activity around us every day. Angels are at work in our lives, protecting us, guiding us, and sometimes even speaking to us.
Yes, angels are real!
So who are they?
How do they minister to you and I?
What do they do?
Where do they come from?
First, the “Who” of angels
Angels are messengers from God who are directly concerned about you and I and our personal and spiritual well being, needs, activities, relationships, progress, feelings, spiritual growth and challenges, all that matters to us.
We learn from modern revelation that there are different classes of angels; some with glorified immortal bodies of flesh and some without. Let me explain….
To understand what most of Christendom does not, we lived before this life as literal spirit children of God, and this is the second phase of our existences, …
I tell you that while talking about angels so you understand that as a spirit child of God you didn’t yet have this physical body but were pre-embodied, if you will. But every whit of yourself grows as a child of God, a spirit being, in a divine family setting. Okay, so that is one class of spirits. These other spirit children, who are waiting to come to earth, will get a physical body and experience this life.
They who are waiting know, see, and care about us. They are our brothers and sisters still in the spirit. They are considered angels and can be sent to minister to us and even to the families they will be born into, as God directs, to impart messages, bring peace, warn, assist, comfort, deliver. Many of them we know from our long walks and talks, learning together in pre-mortally. Cool, isn’t it?
Okay, now there are other angels.
Now there are those who have been resurrected, who have bodies (those who had a mortal body, died–spirit and body separated–and then gained an immortal body (re-embodied) ) who also minister among us. We’ll talk about those in part 2 of this series.
There are also our own family members and others who have died, departed this life, whose spirits and bodies are temporarily separated until they are resurrected (not embodied, but were and will be re-embodied). They are in the Spirit World, which is right here all around us, but not visible to us unless we are quickened by the Holy Ghost to see it and those who abide in it. But anyway, they, too, can minister to us.
Often they appear to comfort relatives and friends they knew and loved in the flesh, after they’ve departed, or share messages of assurance, carry knowledge from the heavens, correction, solace or even soften hearts as they share clearly the love of God through their messages and interventions.
They are very near. Many among us feel that we have had this experience. Their ministry has been and is an important part of the gospel. What does it mean to you to be in a position to have angels minister unto you? It means that you are entitled to have inspiration and guidance in all phases of your life. It provides protection to you from evil and danger. The ministering of angels can occur through personal appearances and “can also be unseen. Angelic messages can be delivered by a voice or merely by thoughts or feelings communicated to the mind. Most angelic communications are felt or heard rather than seen.”
So let’s say you lost your mother or your father. You can’t see them but they are truly alive, more than ever. The veil is what separates this life and the next life, or from seeing what is occurring around us in the spiritual realm or Spirit World which, again, is all around us. The veil is there for a reason. That’s another cast. But here’s the doctrine:
Now you sons and daughters, be assured that she is still your mother and she can still mother you through the veil. She is not far away. Joseph F. Smith said this, “Surely those who have passed beyond can see more clearly through the veil back here than is possible for us to see them from our sphere of action.” I think that though we moved, and had our being in the presence of heavenly messengers and of heavenly beings, we are not separated from them, we cannot forget them, we do not cease to love them, we always hold them in our hearts and memory, and thus we are associated and united with them through ties we cannot break. Those who have been faithful and have gone beyond can see us better than we can see them. WE LIVE IN THEIR PRESENCE. They see us. They solicit to our welfare, they love us now more than ever. Their desire for our well being must be greater than that which we feel for ourselves. SO BE ALERT, be attentive. Part of those promises about heavenly angels being round about you to bear you up, will be that the angels are those you love most.”
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Living out a great season of my life, thanks to Jesus Christ, and two wonderful daughters, a great life's work. Loving this opportunity to share faith online... I'm a single Mom, convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, second-gen Italian, from the East coast originally. Love the fine arts, dance, frozen yogurt, temples, scriptures, writing, jazz, helping others reach their potential, king salmon, ....and not in that order. God is good. I feel it deeply when people have a misconception of Heavenly Father or Jesus Christ, His Son, that lessens or cheapens Them and blinds one's ability to feel His presence or to trust in an ultimately good eternal end to life's circumstances.