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How did the Angels Guard Jesus-Child?
As we saw in the end of the last section the preferred way of guarding by angels is informing of the situation, preparing a path and then the guarded one is give the chance to take the information and path provided.
Did this apply to Jesus? Short answer, Yes.
In Matthew 1 we see the angel of the Lord appearing to Joseph in a dream, a common way that guardian angels minister their duties. Jesus was a child in Mary’s womb. He was not in a position to respond to the guardian angel. However Joseph was.
The angel made know to Joseph the situation and showed him the path that he should take.
During that time, the betrothal period was marriage before the consummation. The woman lived in her father’s house and during the day went to her husband’s house and did all the non intimate duties of a wife in that day. [The text calls Joseph “her husband. The angel call Mary “thy wife”.]
Joseph knew that he had not touched Mary, and she was pregnant. So he was contemplating the divorce. This marriage could only be broken by divorce.
This decision contemplation by implication must have been done at least at the time of this account as he was going to sleep.
The child, as to Joseph was messaged by the angel, had not been conceived by some unchastity of Mary, and he should keep her as his wife and bring her into full marriage. He did not have legal grounds for a divorce under the law, Deuteronomy 24.
Joseph did as the angel instructed and moved Mary into his house but did not consummate the marriage until after the birth of Jesus.
This was about Jesus. The angel was preparing the path for Jesus. It was Joseph that would act as protector of the child by taking the family to Egypt and escaping the mass murder of King Herod.
Joseph was the right man for the job, and the guardian angel made sure that he would be there at the right time to protect Jesus.
Notice this guardian angel of Jesus was doing his work by working with a third party. He was also working without the knowledge and consent of Jesus. He was preparing the path of protection.
This is sort of like divine reflexology. Something is done in one place, and it has an effect in another place. Or for the scientifically minded you might think of this figuratively as a quantum entanglement.
We do not have to have direct encounters with guardian angels for them to be guarding us.
I had a strange situation occur once. I was talking with an N.D. doctor about alternative healing techniques. She mentioned a healing for an injury. It was was waving the hand over the place of injury. This has to be done immediately after the injury. [I am not going into detail here, but you can check my other books for more about alternative healing.] She said for some reason she had been thinking about this method, and something had told her to tell me about it.
Within a week I was at a car wreck. I had a friend call me at work saying that he had been in car accident around the block from where I was. So of course, I rushed over. He had been rear ended hard causing a chain reaction up two more cars.
I checked on my friend. He had been a little disoriented but basically o.k. There was though a lady with a neck injury. The EMS
had not arrived so I went over to her and started asking her how she was. At the same time I was doing the hand waving behind her neck.
In a few minutes she said, “What are you doing?”
I just told her that I was a healer, and this would help her neck. She commented that she could feel it, and it was getting better, much better.
Then suddenly she looked at me and said, “You better stop or the doctors with not be able to find anything.”
O.k., so I moved back to my friend. But the tenseness of pain had left her face.
Some thing cause my N.D. friend to tell me about the waving. And then I quickly had an opportunity to use it to help that lady. Could that have been a third party action of a guardian angel?
Somethings we will never know, guardian angels usually work incognito and behind the scenes. But it is possible.
to be continued