In Roman’s, Paul once worried that he magnified his office. Some of today’s preachers don’t seem to share his concerns. I have now heard two different television teachers say that the letters to the Angels of the Seven Churches in Revelation were actually letters to the pastors of those churches.
When the King James Version translates the word as angel, it means angel. It does not mean the pastor or preacher of the Church. The errant interpretation does however expose the hubris of those who want to interpret it as such.
What does a correct interpretation mean for us? Many people wonder about the hierarchy of Heaven and the place of angels. In my opinion, it is likely that if individual churches in John’s day had their own angel your local Church even now has it’s own angel.
The Bible doesn’t say anything about everyone having their own guardian angel, but if you attend a Church you may find you have an angel as a friend there, especially if you are a true follower of Jesus and heed Godly warnings such as those addressed to the Revelation Churches.