(Warning: Not to be read by young children; Parental discretion advised.)
So, let's think about this. Our Angels seek only our good, but are there angels around us, fallen angels, that seek our destruction? The answer is yes, and there is proof in the scripture.
Our Guardian Angel is constantly giving us inspirations to Pray, do Charity, go to Church, Read the bible, etc., in order that one day at our judgement we are a soul that has by our own will chosen to serve God. We know angels are real because Jesus spoke of them in Matt 18:10: "...For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.”
But there is also scripture about the demons being around us also.
1Peter 5:8 says to be "vigilant because your enemy the devil walks around as a roaring lion seeking someone to destroy."
So do we have a guardian 'demon' so to speak? Yes, I think we do.
My reasoning is this. The demons are not omniscient, (all knowing), meaning that they cannot know where every soul is in the universe without being in some way in the presence of that soul. Being omniscient is reserved only for God, even the good angels are not all knowing, so we know for sure the bad ones aren't.
But our Guardian angel is in constant communication with God. ("...their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father...") so his constant presence with us, although mandated by God, can be overridden by us and the Guardian Angel can be 'sent out' so to speak. St Pio of Pietrelcina did this on a regular basis. He sent his Guardian Angel to inspire the Angel of another soul, etc. Yet, because St Pio of Pietrelcina's angel was constantly in communication with God, he was not in any danger just because his angel was not currently near him.
Job Chapter 1
But the demons do not have this communication with God, they are cut off from this heavenly information. As a result, because of their angelic intelligence, they know a lot, but there is much they don't know. Here are some interesting points.
1. They cannot read your mind. (Silent prayer is a thing - and it can be powerful).
2. Unless they are in the vicinity of a soul, or have it communicated to them where a soul is, they cannot know where on the earth a soul is. Now having said that - let me clarify, they have a powerful network that can communicate instantly. So, if your 'watcher' misplaces you, (which isn't going to happen), they can instantly communicate within their demonic 'network' and find you pretty quickly.
3. God is aware of the 'watchers', and allows it.
4. Jesus had a 'watcher'.
5. They are called 'Guardian' angels for a reason. If we didn't have an adversary constantly seeking our destruction, would we need a Guardian?
Let me elaborate on some of these points.
God is aware of the 'watchers' and permits it. Why? Because Satan fell to earth, and this is his domain. (Not a very good roomie to have.) In Job, Satan says that he has been "...walking here and there, roaming about the earth." God's reply is, "Did you notice my servant Job?" God permits the demons observation of us.
Jesus had a 'watcher'. Think about it. The scripture says that "Jesus was led by the Spirit to be tempted by the devil." What Spirit? It had to be the Spirit of God that led Him to the desert and the preparation for the battle was fasting. If the devil is not omniscient then how did he know where to find Jesus, unless Jesus was already being watched constantly by one of them. Satan didn't set that battlefield, God did.
|Fr. Dean Perri|
There is other evidence of the 'watchers' and how they record our misdeeds. In many exorcisms, the demon speaking through the suffering person that is possessed will recite the sins, correctly and in detail, to those attending the exorcism. Fr. Dean Perri relates one incident when dealing with a possessed woman in a Catholic Church. He states, "While we were praying, this entity, whatever it was, started yelling at us, calling us out by name and telling us the sins that we did. It was telling us the things that we did in our lives. We were shocked by it."
Randall Rathbun was leading a double life. Going to Church on Sunday, but visiting Prostitutes also and indulging in pornography. When a car wreck almost killed him, he had a frightening experience. “An extremely loud scream burst right beside my head.” The scream was so loud, it almost deafened him.
“It was a voice that was screaming like a jet engine… an angry defiant voice…
And I recognized what it now was saying…”
“He’s mine, he’s mine,” the voice screamed. “His name is liar, liar, liar, and I am taking him to the Lake of Fire.”
How did the demon have that knowledge of Randall's life?
Is there other evidence of 'watchers'?
For your discernment:
Don't panic, don't be afraid. The truth is, anything bad around you is constantly tortured by being near your guardian angel. Torture it more, by asking God to send you an angel that constantly reads the word of God. To your Guardian Angel, the demonic are like annoying ants that they could easily crush under their sandals. But by your lifestyle, YOU give power to the demonic or take it away from him.
Use the tools God has given us in his Holy Catholic Church, Rosary, Stations, Confession, Litanies, etc.
Stay under HER Mantle.
Stay Holy my friends.