Should I Ask Angels for a Sign?
Also, was the creature-like being I saw my guardian angel?
BY: William D. Webber
- How do I ask the angels for a sign?
- Was the creature on my bed my guardian angel?
- What did my recurring dream mean?
- Why do angel wings make me feel queasy?
Although there are many [instructors] who teach how you should ask angels to give you a sign, it is not biblical. Some ask, isn’t this what Gideon did in Judges 6:36-40 when he put out a fleece? The first time Gideon put out a fleece, he asked that in the morning the fleece would be wet and the ground around it would be dry. The second sign he asked for was that the next time the fleece would by dry and the ground around it would be wet.
The sign Gideon was asking for was something miraculous. It was not like asking your angel to give you a sign like a feather or something that does not require a miracle. Gideon is not asking his guardian angel for a sign. He is asking God.
It is important to note that Gideon did not put out his fleece to learn what God wanted him to do. God had already told him what to do, but Gideon put out a fleece anyway. The first fleece was a sign of unbelief. Gideon knew what God wanted, but he didn’t believe it and didn’t want to do it. When Gideon set out another fleece, it wasn’t to determine God’s will either. Rather, it was asking God again to prove his promises. Here, the Bible is not teaching that this is what we should do to find God’s will.
Gideon knew that he was risking God’s anger by asking for signs (Judges 6:39). In this instance, God did make an exception and granted the signs Gideon requested, but in the rest of the Scripture, it is clear this is not the way we are to find God’s guidance. The Bible warns against asking for signs in Deuteronomy 6:16 and in Luke 4:12. The first verse warns against putting God to the test while the second verse confirms the principle through Jesus when he was tempted by Satan in the wilderness.
If you don’t ask angels for a sign, then how does a person find God’s guidance? 95% of the time you will be in the center of God’s plan for you if you just choose to do what is right, kind, and loving. In non-moral choices where there are personal decisions to make, (career choices, where to live or what car to drive), trust God do your homework and follow your heart. God is pleased when you are pleased. This is a concise summary of finding God’s will. For a complete explanation, read what I consider to be the best book ever written on the subject, “Decision Making and the Will of God published” by Gary Friesen. The book is clear and understandable, and you won’t have to put out a fleece to know it is right on the mark.
|A Rustle of Angels|
By Marilynn Carlson Webber and William D. Webber