See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring
you to the place I have prepared. (Exodus 23:20)
A promise given to the Israelites as they traveled towards Canaan; the land of promise.
God was sending his angel ahead of the traveling Israelites to fight for them and protect
them from their enemies, but there were instructions for them concerning the angel:
Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not
forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him. If you listen carefully to what he says and
do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose
you. (Exodus 23:21, 22)
"Pay attention, listen carefully to the angel and do all that God said” were the instructions.
That was the Old Testament.
For us, as believers, God has given us his Holy Spirit to guide us till we enter eternity in
heaven. The Counselor, the Holy Spirit, of whom Jesus said,
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you
all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. (John 14:26)
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his
own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring
glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you. All that belongs to the
Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will take from what is mine and make it known to
you. (John 16:13-15)
We have to pay attention and listen carefully to the Holy Spirit and obey the Word of God
as detailed in the New Testament. The Holy Spirit will teach us all things through the Word
and he will remind us of everything that Jesus said and he will guide us into all truth. The
Holy Spirit will guard us and guide us to the place that God has prepared for us.
The question is: Are we willing to obey him?
If yes, then we can be sure that he will surely finish the work that God has begun in us.