Monday, 20 October 2014

What are the angels guarding ?

Luke 4v10 has the devil quote Psalm 91v11, "For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways" What if Jesus had replied in Luke 4v12, " Are you kidding? When was the last time you saw angels protect anyone ? They are only able to sing praises to me & my Dad. That verse in Psalm 91v11 was just poetic, feel good metaphor, a talisman to trust in ." 
Would the devil then reply, " Hey if it wasn't for the angels preventing so much of disaster I attempt to cause then the world would be a far more hellish experience"?

Look at Luke 22v36 which has Jesus tell his disciples to sell their cloak and buy a sword. Jesus again doesn't have much faith in angels to achieve any practical protection. What use are guardian angels if they can't guard ? What would the Son of God have needed with a sword ? Shouldn't he have been able to blind any attackers by prayer or spell as Elisha did to the Arameans in 2 Kings 6v18 ?

Luke 4v3 Turning stones into bread would eliminate malnutrition in the world. It would have been a caring thing to do. Actually growing wheat does turn minerals & nutrients into grain / food.

Luke 4v5 has the devil show Jesus all the kingdoms of the world. How is it then that Jesus is not recorded as telling anyone of the Americas or Australia. As a result it was another 15 hundred years until Europeans started taking the gospel to the native American indians and nearly 18 hundred years until the Australian aborigines started to hear the stories. Jesus appears to have been in no hurry for everyone in the world to hear his message.Jesus said his disciples would do greater things, this makes me think they should have had his abilities to calm storms and sail their fishing boat to the Americas in the first century. 

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