Spirits from God that are around you now, even as I speak!
Do you believe in guardian angels? Of course you do. Jesus said Angels exist, “their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father“(Mt 18:10). The Scriptures elsewhere testify to their existence, “‘It must be his angel.“(Acts 12:15 and “7 For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.” Ps 34:7, not to mention the entire Book of Tobit), is ample reference in the Bible, that, your Angel exists. Source: An article by author Mike Aquilina in the Knights of Columbus, Today.
It must be realized that “Angel” is the name of their office, not of their nature. For the holy spirits of the Heavenly Realm, are always spirits, but they cannot always be called Angels; they are Angels only when they are announcing something or serve as Messengers.Source
Whence also it is said by the Psalmist (103, 5) ‘Who maketh spirits his angels,’ as if he were saying expressly, ‘Who makes those spirits that He always has with Him His messengers, whenever He so wills.’ They who announce lesser matters are called angels, but they who announce the greatest, archangels. For hence it is that not just any angel was sent to the Virgin Mary; of course, for this service, it was worthy that the highest angel should come, to deliver the highest message of all, and thus it was the ARCHANGEL GABRIEL who appeared to Mary.” Source
A brief search on Angels in the Bible, brought up 24 additional references and I’ve highlighted 3 below. These do not even include the Annunciation, where the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary, to tell her she was going to be the mother of the Redeemer.
36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
New American Bible, Revised Edition. (Washington, DC: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2011), Mt 24:36.
the angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right of the altar of incense. 12
New American Bible, Revised Edition. (Washington, DC: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2011), Lk 1:11–12.
13 But to which of the angels has he ever said:“Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool”?4 Are they not all ministering spirits sent to serve, for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?
New American Bible, Revised Edition. (Washington, DC: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2011), Heb 1:13–14.
So we kind of have to believe in them if we’re going to be Christian. Furthermore, if you believe in the existence of Satan and his demons, then you have to believe in Angels, as Satan is a fallen angel, so the corollary of the Fallen Angels, are the Good or Godly Angels, that didn’t fall. Much of what we understand about Angles comes from the writings of Pope St. Gregory the Great. Source: St. Gregory The Great Sermon on Angels.
But do you really believe in guardian angels? Blessed John Henry Newman made an important distinction between “notional assent” and “real assent.” We give notional assent to a doctrine when we accept it on principle. We give real assent when we choose to live it out in a concrete way.
Up to now in this blog I have referred to:the real presence of Jesus, Right Here Right Now Besides you!; the watchful and intercessory presence of your Blessed Mother, Mary, watching over you and to whom you can call upon, now!; the presence of God’s Holy Spirit in your soul in your bodily Temple, whose bright light shines outward from you, as a results of the Fruits of the Spirit you practice daily, like a lighthouse beacon, leading others to Jesus! And now there is your Guardian Angel, who God assigned to you at the moment you became a fertilized human egg cell* ! Your Guardian Angel, with perfect knowledge of your entire life, accepted their assignment to love and protect you on your journey in this broken world back to living with God for all eternity.
*(Given current technology, “good reason to believe that, in normal cases, the substantial form of rationality, the human soul, would be present in the zygote from the very first moment of fertilization.“) Source )
IF YOU TRULY BELIEVE THESE THINGS, HOW CAN YOU POSSIBLY SIN? You can sin, because of your free will, the weakness of being separated from God and the simple fact that out of sight is often out of mind! So if we try and surround ourselves with visual, worldly reminders of the Holy Sacred Present Spirits that surrounds us, this can help; but unfortunately in a largely secular Godless Society, Satan bombards us with worldly pleasures and images that are Godless!
This is why we can and should surround ourselves with medals, prayers, music and images, that promote even the briefest reminder all the time of who we really are, Beings with a Sacred Soul, not of this Failed world but of Jesus’s Everlasting Heavenly Kingdom. This is why we pray, talk to our Angel, talk to the Heavenly Spirits, Jesus, God and Holy Spirit, so that we actively keep them TOP of Mind, God-Mindful, and with their graces we overcome the evil influences of our daily lives!
We can’t do it alone. We are not worthy on our own of Heaven’s forever. By the Redemptive Graces of Jesus’s Resurrection on Easter though, with His Grace, He overcame our sins for all time, past, present and future, and we can overcome the Failings and temptations of this world, repel Satan and his demon’s and on to crossing through the Narrow Gate to Heaven in this world when our bodies die, from this world. This is why we pray to all the Heavenly Spirits that surround us, to help us fulfill our roles on this earth, in an imitation of Christ’s Life, the Way and the Truth.
Your Guardian Angel, because they are a spirit, can help you have God-Mindful ideas and thoughts to act on and live by, which will lead you to Jesus and the Father, and then lead others to Jesus and the Father, by your example. You have to agree or accept to focus on God-Mindful thoughts with your own free will, and then your Guardian Angel can help guide, and amplify those thoughts in your life going forward.
Think about all the Godly spirits around us, God, God’s Angels, His Holy Spirit, The intercessory presence of St. Joseph,Jesus and His Mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. IF WE TRULY BELIEVE in their presence in our lives, how can we do wrong? How can we possibly sin from here on out?
Guardian Angel Prayer:
Dear Guardian Angel, help me to know your presence, seek your assistance. to do Jesus’s will and be ever thankful for your protection! ……Fiat! MTJ
Jesus said Angels exist, “their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father“(Mt 18:10). The Scriptures elsewhere testify to their existence, “‘It must be his angel.“(Acts 12:15 and “7 For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him.” Ps 34:7, not to mention the entire Book of Tobit), is ample reference in the Bible, that, your Angel exists.
God-Mindfullness means our spiritual life is in order, and we are prepared to die!…and I do not fear death’s grip as much as I fear the separation of my soul from communion with Jesus for all eternity! MTJ
There is a Guardian Angel for every soul. You, to whom I am assigned by God and then with perfect knowledge of you, accepted my assignment out of Love for you at the time of your creation, (Given current technology, “good reason to believe that, in normal cases, the substantial form of rationality, the human soul, would be present in the zygote from the very first moment of fertilization.” Source ) and throughout your life you are not able to see me normally. Just because you can’t see me, you’re Guardian Angel, doesn’t mean I do not exist. I am next to you, sometimes on your left shoulder and then other times on your right shoulder! I’m watching over you all the time!
Guardian Angel Prayer, by St. Gertrude the Great
St. Gertrude the Great was a holy mystic of the 14th century. She began receiving heavenly visions at age 25 while living in a Benedictine community. She is probably best known today for her visions of purgatory and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
O most holy angel of God, appointed by God to be my guardian, I give you thanks for all the benefits which you have ever bestowed on me in body and in soul. I praise and glorify you that you condescended to assist me with such patient fidelity, and to defend me against all the assaults of my enemies. Blessed be the hour in which you were assigned me for my guardian, my defender and my patron. In acknowledgement and return for all your loving ministries to me, I offer you the infinitely precious and noble heart of Jesus, and firmly purpose to obey you henceforward, and most faithfully to serve my God. Amen. Source
Pray to your Guardian Angel, and ask them for assistance. You might expect that they will put in your mind the knowledge and /or attitude that is needed to help you perform the task at hand, but don’t expect they will “appear to you” or answer questions like a ouija board or fortune teller. They are spirits, and although they Love you and are committed to helping you reach Heaven, they are not your personal Genie, and you are not dominant over them! MTJ …Fiat!
Spirits from God that are around you now, even as I speak!
Introducing Gabriella Marionetti! Hi, my name is Gabriella Marionetti, but you can call me Gabbi. I’m here to remind you that your Guardian Angel is REAL. As for myself, Gabriella , my gown, my wings, my hand carved body, my strings, even my name Gabriella, all of these are forms of theatrical expression, for me to be able to tell you about my ultimate Creator, Jesus, and some great ideas and thoughts about what He has revealed to us, and that He wishes us to follow. I am here to remind you of the Real Angels, the Spirits from God that are around you now, even as I speak!
Coming Soon by marytojesus.com : a mixed media Pod Cast /Video Cast post acted out by our resident Guardian Angel Gabbi