You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free
The devil fell from glory as he became the pervertor of everything that God had created so “very good” in Eden, but his perversion did not and cannot pollute the angels who chose to remain holy and loyal to God. To think, therefore, that holy angels have sex - and worse, immoral, out-of-wedlock sex in heaven, is simply another satanic perversion.
Scripture refers to all the angels as ‘the sons of God.’ Of course they are not literal sons; this merely explains their gender and their close affiliation with their Creator.
Contrary to the false portrayal of angels by paganism and the media industry, God created only male angels.
Daniel 9:21 refers to “the man Gabriel,” and of course, we know of the archangel Michael, who is the commander of God’s angelic troops. In the apocrypha or non-Biblical books, angels called Raphael, Seth, Jeremiel, Uriel, Sariel, Jeremiel, Samael, and Raguel are also mentioned. However, Scripture does not mention the possibility of ‘female’ angels, nor does Scripture describe a single encounter with a ‘female’ angel, because female angels simply do not exist.
So, “why did God create angels with the 'necessary tools,' as they are capable, at least, of having sex with humans, as described in Gen. 6?” Humans simply do not know, for the Bible does not give any reason as to the fact. Bible believing, born again believers of Jesus Christ will rest in what God did reveal through the full context of His Word. They will never try to add to God's Word in order to make up their own facts about angels, or anything else they choose to believe.
WHAT ABOUT FEMALE ANGELS?
Someone wrote to us saying that the Bible does indeed refer to female angels — and they quoted one verse from the whole of Scripture, Zechariah 5:9, “There were two women, coming with the wind in their wings… and they lifted up the basket, [with the woman named ‘Wickedness’ incarcerated inside,] and carried it away to the land of Shinar, [or Babylon— the name which describes the worldwide system of idolatry.]”
In the context of this chapter, it is clear that the angel showed the prophet a prophetic vision; and the angel actually told the prophet the meaning of that vision, or prophecy.
The woman named 'Wickedness' in Zechariah chapter 5, is a metaphor of the Old Testament nation of Israel; just like 'Mystery,' the woman who rides ‘the scarlet beast,’ who represents the idolatrous, New Testament, church system in Rev. 17-18. Just as the two women, ‘Mystery’ and ‘Wickedness,’ the ‘two [metaphorical] women carrying the basket,’ envision the prophecy in Zech. 5:9. Contextually, (and surely, the CONTEXT of a passage conveys the true meaning of a verse,) and according to most scholars of the Bible, Zechariah chapter 5 describes the meaning of verse 9 as follows. The idolatrous nation of Old Israel or 'Wickedness,' who was sentenced by God for their unrepentant sin, was imprisoned in ‘a basket’ by an angel of God, to be ‘carried away,’ or dispersed throughout the whole earth.
The two 'women' dispersing ‘Wickedness’ represents: a) The idolatrous corruption of the Babylonian system in the hearts of the Hebrew nation. b) The swift onslaught of the Roman Empire on the Hebrew nation. These two ‘women,’ (Babylon and the Roman Empire,) carried the nation of Old Israel away from her land to merge with all the wicked cultures of the world. Moreover, this 518 BC prophecy was fulfilled in 70 AD when the Roman Empire destroyed Jerusalem and the Jewish temple, and dispersed the Hebrew nation throughout all the earth!
We know that this dispersion was fulfilled literally throughout the course of history, and ended with Nazi Germany, the horrendous Jewish concentration camps, and the formation of an independent State of Israel by the United Nations in 1948.
So, if one reads this verse in context, it becomes clear that God was not saying these ‘two women,' are angels – or even demons. Once, all demons were holy angels, therefore demons can also fly 'with the wind in their wings.' In this case, the ‘two women’ are merely metaphors that envision the prophecy.
The notion of female angels is a pagan doctrine.
Neither the Hebrew Scriptures, nor the Apocrypha, (non-canonical books of early Christianity,) nor the Bible declare that God had created female angels.
ARE ANGELS IMPORTANT TO US PERSONALLY, OR WERE ANGELS ONLY FOR ‘BIBLICAL TIMES’?
The entire truth of the Bible assures us of the irrefutable fact that the angels of God are always near to guard, help, protect, strengthen and carry us. Sadly, those denominations, (such as the Calvinist Dutch Reformed Church, Methodist Church, etc.,) which reject the mighty spiritual gifts (such as tongues, [which they ridicule as ‘glossolalia,’] prophecy and healing,) and the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit Himself, (they allege the Spirit’s miracles and gifts were only for ‘the time the apostles evangelized the earth,’) also reject the paranormal ministry, and even the existence of the holy angels of God!
However, God still sends His angels to us with messages of warning and guidance, (Mt. 2:13.) They still speak in some of our dreams. They definitely still fend off danger or pull us out of harm’s way. They still open spiritual and physical prison doors and bring us out of great calamities, (Acts 5:19,20.) Often, they still rescue us from the clutches of death itself, (Mt. 26:53.)
After Jesus withstood the temptations of the devil in the wilderness, “the devil left Him, and angels came and ministered to Him.” All God’s promises in Ps. 91 is still a reality for everyone of the true disciples of Christ. God declared in verses 10-13, “No evil shall befall you… For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone…”
Hence, we may boldly accept that God sends His “lights” to minister God’s truth, salvation, deliverance, protection, comfort and healing to all Jesus’ sincere believers! Yet, we become so easily discouraged and fearful. If only God would open our spiritual eyes to focus on Him as the omnipotent God of all creation, the One Who “holds our times in His hand!” If only God would enlighten our carnal minds to understand His immeasurable might and incredible power in, and through His holy agents, who inhabit His unseen spiritual world, how strong and spiritually unconquerable we would be in Him!
DO WE ALL HAVE PERSONAL “GUARDIAN ANGELS?”
We should always focus on the Lord Jesus Christ as our Sole Provider and Protector and never focus on the angels of God as such. Yet, it is wonderful to know that angels are the ministering servants of God, and so, Scripture does indicate that God assigns a ‘personal’ angel to every ‘little child’ [and] sincere believer, “who always see the face of the Father Who is in heaven,” (Mt. 18:10.)
Although Scripture does not state this emphatically, we can accept that these angels are ‘personal’ guarding angels of the highest rank. Such angels are indeed “the servants of God,” whom He “sends forth to minister to those who will inherit salvation” - that is, the sincere believers of Jesus Christ, (Heb. 1:14.)
SHOULD WE CONSULT, COMMAND, WORSHIP AND REVERE ANGELS?
Scripture teaches that angels were created for GOD to minister primarily to GOD. The holy angels live to worship and obey God Alone. The psalmist declared in Ps. 103:19-22, “The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His Kingdom rules over all. Bless the Lord, you His angels… who do His Word, heeding the voice of His word.. you ministers of HIS, who do His pleasure.”
As holy angels are mighty, spiritual beings directly under the command of God Alone, we should respect the angels. Nevertheless, there are many who jest with angels; insult, belittle and revile (or slander) angels, and degrade the holy angels of God to the state of pathetic little creatures that shoot arrows at lovers! Peter warned against this type of disrespect towards the awesome, holy angels of God in 2 Pt. 2:9-11, and he wrote, “…[Such people] are presumptuous… and not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries, whereas angels, who are greater in power and might, do not…” (Jude v. 8-9.)
When angels minister to humankind, (and they do, ‘for He shall give His angels charge over you…’) they will only minister according to the directions of God and no one else, (Rev. 5:11.)
God forbade us to pray to, (consult,) and worship anyone and anything except Him Alone, as that is active idolatry, Ex. 20:1-5. Consequently, contrary to what false teachers say, human beings cannot consult with or command God’s holy angels in any way! If we meet preachers or anyone else who are ‘in charge’ of his or her ‘personal or guiding angel,’ we should flee from that person, because the truth of Scripture categorically states that holy angels worship God and are under His charge. Therefore, holy angels will not and do not obey human beings directly, (Rev. 22:8-9.)
If you believe you have command over a ‘guarding angel,’ ‘familiar angel,’ or any other kind of ‘friendly’ angel, you were deceived by Satan, who can change himself into the image of an angel of light to make you believe that you are in contact with a holy angel, while you are actually under the deception and control of a dangerous demon, (2 Cor. 11:14.)
The enemy of humankind’s soul, Satan, is a master of deception, and he will, and does abuse our lack of knowledge and our disobedience to Scripture to get hold of our souls. Consequently, God commanded us “NOT to believe every spirit, but to test the spirits, to see whether they are of God… By this you know the Spirit of God, (and the true nature of angels.) Every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is NOT of God, [referring to supernatural spirits not to humans, as humans can confess anything.]”
Whenever you meet a supernatural being who wants you to believe that he (or she) is a holy angel, please obey the Word of God and “test” the spirit immediately “to see whether he is of God.” Remember that God’s holy angels never draw unnecessary attention to themselves. They live to glorify, worship, and obey the Lord Jesus Christ alone, (Heb. 1:6.)
COULD IT BE POSSIBLE THAT JESUS IS ACTUALLY CALLED LUCIFER AS SOME DENOMINATIONS TEACH?
Contrary to common misconception, the Lord Jesus Christ is not an angel but God Himself. Paul wrote undeniably in Col. 2:9, “In Him, [Jesus,] dwells [present tense; meaning resides, stays, have a home, inhabits, has settled permanently,] ALL the fullness of The Godhead [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] bodily.”
1 Tim. 3:16 concurs, “GOD was manifest in the flesh,” or ‘God came to live on earth in the form of the Man Jesus Christ.’
Throughout all the eons, Jesus Christ has been described as the “Word” of God, being God Himself. The author of Hebrews testified, “God, Who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past [the Old Testament era,] to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days [the New Testament era] spoken to us by His Son, Whom He has appointed Heir of all things, through Whom also He made the worlds; Who, being the brightness of His glory and the EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high…”
Hence, Jesus is neither the angel “Lucifer, the morning star, the [false] light bringer,” nor “Michael the archangel,” as some Charismatic churches, Jehovah Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists and others allege.
From the full context of Scripture, it is absolutely impossible to confuse Jesus with the devil.
So, what is happening here?
Wikipedia, the factual online encyclopedia explains, “Lucifer (/ˈluːsɪfər/ or /ˈljuːsɪfər/) is the King James Version rendering of the Hebrew word הֵילֵל in, (Isaiah 14:12.) This word, transliterated hêlêl or heylel, occurs only ONCE in the Hebrew Bible and according to the KJV-influenced Strong's Concordance means "shining one, morning star, Lucifer". The word Lucifer is taken from the Latin Vulgate, [THE ROMAN CATHOLIC BIBLE] which translates הֵילֵל as lucifer, meaning "the morning star, the planet Venus", or, as an adjective, "light-bringing". The Septuagint renders הֵילֵל in Greek as ἑωσφόρος (heōsphoros), a name, literally "bringer of dawn", for the morning star. In this passage Isaiah applies to a [human] king of Babylon the image of the morning star fallen from the sky...”
Actually, this angel from the Hebrew Scriptures, described in Isa. 14 and in Ezek. 28 as a most perfect, most intelligent, most beautiful, and most powerful angel of God, who fell from glory, received the name Lucifer from the early Roman Catholic church, meaning the “[false] light bringer;” a name, which, according to the context of these passages, can never be equated to God!
Simply reading one of the verses in these passages is enough to clarify this deliberate and most blasphemous confusion between Lucifer and His Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ. Isa. 14:12, “How you have fallen from heaven, [Jesus said he saw SATAN fall from heaven as lighting, Lu. 10:18,] O Lucifer, [the false light bringer,] son of the morning, [ALL THE ANGELICAL SONS OF GOD, FALLEN ANGELS TOO, WERE CREATED PERFECT IN A TIME BEFORE GOD CREATED THE EARTH.] How were you cast down to the ground…”
The other two mentions in the Bible of “the Bright and Morning Star,” (Rev. 22:16;) and “until the Day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,” (2 Pt. 1:19,) DO NOT mention, or refer to Lucifer, (the adversary Ha-Satan,) or any of his fallen followers. Satan and his legions of demons were also created as ‘morning stars’ to be God’s ‘bright lights,’ just as all the other angels, but failed miserably in their mission, (Isa. 14:12!)
The Spirit Filled Bible explains in 1 Pt. 1:19, “[In this passage,] the morning star may allude to Num. 24:17, interpreted messianically in Judaism. When the Day dawns (at Christ’s return) the revelation of Christ in our hearts [or human spirits] will be complete, (see 1 Cor. 13:12.)”
In Rev. 22:16, “the Bright and Morning Star connotes the dawn of the new, eternal Day [in Christ’s eternal presence.]”
IS ‘THE ANGEL OF THE LORD’ MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL?’
The Old Testament term, “the Angel of the Lord” can be confusing when we do not view these verses in the entire context of Scriptural truth. In fact, uncontextual interpretations of Scripture are the roots of all the different church denominations! I promise you, dear reader, if we would all seek God’s face in earnest prayer, asking Him to lead us “into ALL truth,” God would show us the Scriptural and historical context of every Christian doctrine, form, and norm. In this way, denominationalism, legalism, and churchism would fall away, and believers would really become “one (in The Truth, Who is Jesus Christ Himself,) being of the same mind…”
As God revealed Himself frequently as ‘THE ANGEL OF THE LORD’ in the Old Testament, we look at only one such example, as all these instances, read in context, affirm exactly what Ex. 3:2-5 declares, “And the Angel of the Lord appeared to Moses in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush...So when The Lord [meaning Yehowah in Hebrew] saw that Moses turned aside to look, GOD called to him, ‘Moses, Moses!’…”
By reading this verse, it becomes clear The Angel of the Lord is undoubtedly not Michael the archangel, but God Himself.
So, why would God call Himself “the Angel of the Lord” while He is not an angel?
The answer is simple.
Under the Old Testament covenant, “none could see God’s face, for no man could see Him and live,” (Ex. 33:20.) Consequently, instead of showing humanity His face as He did in the New Testament era through the Man Jesus Christ, (in Whom the fullness of the Godhead dwells [present tense] bodily,) God revealed Himself to humans in the Old Testament in the form of “the Angel of the Lord.”
WERE ELIJAH AND JOHN ‘ANGELS,’ AND WAS JESUS GOD’S ANGELIC MESSENGER ?
In the full context of Scripture, New Testament John the Baptist was not a supernatural ‘angel’ but the human ‘messenger’ or preacher that went before Jesus to prepare the way for His miraculous ministry, (Mark 1:1-3.) Jesus, the Truth, Life, Light and Way, was, is, and always will be THE MESSAGE, THE WORD OF GOD, or THE GOSPEL Himself, not the messenger! Therefore, when John saw Jesus, he brought God’s Message of Salvation to the Jews, saying, “Behold the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world!” (Jn. 1:29.)
In the context of Scripture, there will never be another human “messenger” such as John the Baptist, who was merely a type (not the earth-bound human spirit, reincarnation, or resurrection) of Old Testament Elijah.
Jesus said of John, “[Just as Elijah the preacher, or human messenger did,] John will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. John will also go before [God] in the spirit, [not as Elijah himself, but in the way, purpose, or mission of Elijah,] and power, [the anointing of the Holy Spirit] of Elijah to turn… the disobedient to the wisdom of the just to make ready a people prepared [to accept the New Testament Christ,]” (Lu. 1:16-17.)
Hence, the so-called ‘angelic’ “Elijah-spirit,” now allegedly living in the ‘hyper anointed,’ ‘mediating,’ five-fold ministers of the Charismatic/Pentecostal Movement, is complete insanity. Despite the fact that the human spirits of the deceased are either in heaven or in hell, there can never be another Word, Message, or Gospel of Salvation, Redemption, Blessing and Holiness — Who is Jesus Christ Himself, for Whom to ‘prepare the way.’
In the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, (which, according to those Seventh Day Adventists and Jehovah Witnesses who rewrote the truth of Scripture to ‘annihilate’ the certainty of eternal heaven and hell,) Jesus said, “No, [even if a human spirit from heaven should go to your lost family,] they will not repent. For if they do not hear Moses and the prophets, [the Old Testament Scriptures,] neither will they be persuaded though one rises from the dead.” (Lu. 16:27-31.)
Jesus again professed that He does not speak to humanity through the human spirits of dead prophets or ‘ancestors,’ but through His living, Scripturally born again, Spirit and Word filled disciples, whom He Personally commissioned to preach His Gospel to the world!
I believe the parable of the rich man and Lazarus is authentic, because, by design, paganism and even religious, legalistic, manmade churchianity does not send the Gospel of Salvation to the living. Pagans, just as mere church attendees, are supposedly ‘saved’ though ritual temple and church attendance and sacraments, orchestrated by their temple priesthoods, not through personal faith in, and obedience to Christ the Message, (read Jesus’ own warning in Mt. 7:21-24.) This parable testifies sternly to the certainty of the afterlife — God’s salvation, or punishment for those who refuse to repent from soul destroying religion to embrace eternal life in Jesus. Paul declared in Rom. 14:12, “So then each of us shall give account of himself to God,” Heb. 9:27-28, “As it is appointed for men to die once, and after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many…”
As a result, the services of ‘John the messenger, who went before the Lord to declare Him as The Message,’ will never be required again.
John the Baptist was beheaded like a mere human and was buried like a mere human.
He will be resurrected at the return of Christ like any other sincerely believing human.
After Jesus’ resurrection and ascension, the one and only requirement concerning the spreading of ‘The Message,’ is to obey the commission of Christ Himself, Who commanded ALL His sincere disciples to preach THIS Gospel [or Message] to the whole world, making disciples of those who believe in Jesus, sincerely accept Him, and follow Him personally; to baptize these believing disciples, and to teach these disciples everything This Message, (the WORD, or Christ Himself and not church doctrines,) has said! (Mt. 28:19-20.)
Confusing supernatural angels with John the Baptist and Elijah, post-ascension ‘angelic messengers’ made blasphemous statements concerning the Being of God, as well as the supernatural being of angels. God’s holy, paranormal angels can never be God. Neither can supernatural angels be human. However, this doctrine clarifies the confusion of the Old Apostolic Church and all her sister churches, (Pentecostals and Charismatics are also falling into this trap,) who believe their pastors, preachers, and ‘priests’ are hyper anointed gods, christs, and ‘angels.’
IS JESUS THE “CAPTAIN” OF GOD’S ANGELICAL ARMIES, OR IS MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL?
Again, we only have to look at what is really written in Scripture to clarify this confusion.
Joshua 5:13-15, “When… Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, ‘Are You for us or for our adversaries?’ So he said, ‘No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.’ And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshipped Him, and said to Him, ‘What does My Lord [meaning ‘Yehowah’ in Hebrew] say to His servant?’ Then the Commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, ‘Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy.’ And Joshua did so.”
Clearly, Joshua had a face-to-face encounter with Jesus Himself, the Commander-in-Chief (not a captain) of His angelical armies! Joshua had to take off his sandals because He was standing on holy ground, just as Moses did at the burning bush. Nowhere in Scripture did God ever require his servants to take off their shoes in reverence to one of His angels.
In addition, Joshua would never have worshipped a ‘mere’ angel, as explained in Rev. 22:8-9, “When John saw and heard these things, [which the angel revealed to him,] he fell down to worship before the feet of the angel… Then the angel rebuked him, ‘ See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant… WORSHIP GOD…”
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