Key precept: A son of God is a being who is created, like God, with immortality and power.
Steppingstone on the path to eternal life: Know that we are not alone.
The designation of “son of God” as any being who is “a chip off the old block”, made in the likeness of God, having his attributes, is easily understood when we compare this with the designation “son of man” or “wo-man” which signifies being made in the likeness of man. Note, this is not the same as image, which is appearance. This concept will be developed in greater detail below.
“In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him…And Adam…begat a son in his own likeness [unlike Cain]…and called his name Seth.” (Genesis 5:1-3)
“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come.” (Matthew 6:12-13)
“Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven”, so blandly recited in the Lord’s Prayer, is essential to understanding the underlying conflict between heaven and earth throughout all of earth’s history.
The practitioners of hermetic magic reject God’s will being done and replace it with the magician’s will being done through secret knowledge of rituals and incantations. Such an individual is clearly not “a son of God” but, as we shall see, “son of a god”.
Immortality is a major likeness of God, achieved and maintained by doing things right which, logically, prevents destruction. This is not a religious requirement or mere morality, it is a natural imperative, one we teach our children as in not running into the street where they might be hit by a car, not playing with fire, not running with scissors or sticks in their hands, etc.
Most of us are familiar with the Lord’s Prayer, AKA The Our Father, but are we as familiar with the introduction, which lists the qualifications for calling the Lord God our father?
“And seeing the multitudes, he / Yeshua, YHVH’s Savior went up into a mountain…and taught them, saying,
- Blessed are the poor [acknowledging their need] in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
- Blessed are they that mourn [over sin]: for they shall be comforted.
- Blessed are the meek: [like Moses, gentle with his charges despite wielding the unlimited power of Almighty God himself] for they shall inherit the earth.
- Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
- Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
- Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
- Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
- Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven…
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven…except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven…
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Be ye therefore perfect / complete, faithfully reproducing the original, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5)
We can’t confuse the meaning of father in the Bible with the meaning in modern American culture as one who is defined by genetics and as such required by law to support his children throughout their childhood.
James M. Gibbs, Ph.D.’s doctoral dissertation can enlighten us.
Among the Israelites [and also among the classical Romans] a child became a son or daughter not primarily by the fact of physical generation but rather through acknowledgement or election by the father. [And so Jesus was acknowledged by Joseph – Matt 1:18-25] All a man’s acknowledged children were legitimate no matter what the status of their mother, be she wife, concubine, or harlot. Also, a man might adopt a slave as his son and make him his heir. It is worth noting that the Hebrew מַמְזֵ, ‘bastard’, apparently referred to a child born of incest (as in Deut 23.2 and Zech 9.6) not to one born out of wedlock, for, as noted above, there was no difference of legitimacy, in the Graeco-Roman sense, between sons of wives and those of concubines. Thus even in reference to human affairs, Israel’s concept of the father-son relationship was not one that emphasized physical procreation.
In societies where the nuclear family, not a national government, meets all essential needs of food, shelter, protection, and quality of life, the extended family is the government. A child has no citizenship, no prerogatives simply by birth, even life itself. Anthropologist Laila Williamson notes that “Infanticide has been practiced on every continent and by people on every level of cultural complexity, from hunter gatherers to high civilizations, including our own ancestors. Rather than being an exception, then, it has been the rule.”
Father, then, is an proto-title defining legal aspects related to child rearing, with or without procreation. We understand this concept in step-father and foster-father. Even in the loose American family connections a man’s father-in-law may have control over inheritance benefits for his grand-children. In societies where belonging is based on a more abstract family membership through shared heritage, this sense of father is maintained as legal authority, leader, teacher, master. This connotation is still used in Islam in the title Sheikh, with the equivalent title in Western communities of Elder.
“And Joseph said unto his brethren…I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life…and he hath made me
- a father to Pharaoh,
- and lord of all his house,
- and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. (Genesis 45:4-8)
As the passage in Genesis reports, another equivalent title for father is Lord. This derives from the absolute authority required to fulfill responsibilities for providing for and protecting the family, especially in times of crisis like war or famine. In Western culture this is more commonly recognized in medieval rulers of a sphere of influence where subjects don’t need to be related to the ruling dynasty. It is found even in today’s egalitarian societies in brotherhoods like the Freemasons headed by a Grand Master. We understand that this leader must be willingly served and obeyed in order to belong to that lord’s dominion. This requirement is based on the ancient role of father.
“For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.” (I Peter 3:5-6)
A true son is distinguished from a bastard not by the legal status of the mother, but by the decision of the father to accept or reject the son solely based on the father’s decision. Often this is based on the father’s perception of the son’s likeness to himself. I once had a patient who became obsessed with the belief that his wife had been unfaithful to him based on his son’s physical similarity to the man’s brother. Having a horde of nephews and nieces from eight brothers and sisters, I was personally familiar with this genetic phenomenon. But nothing could convince this patient, and he repudiated his son and his wife, and was confined to the state psychiatric hospital for the safety and welfare of his wife and son.
On the son’s side, a true son is characterized by the discipline and training he is willing to endure to make him capable of carrying out his father’s wishes and legacy. If you are familiar with the television series Breaking Bad, you should recognize this principle underlying Jesse’s characterization. He does not share or practice his birth father’s values, which results in his father legally terminating their familial relationship.
Despite being in constant emotional conflict with another authority figure, a former high school teacher, he continues to address him respectfully as “Mr. White” and models his own behavior on his. Jesse’s character development is encapsulated in a brusque comment made by Mr. White on a test paper that Jesse kept among his few belongings – “Apply yourself!”, which we hear Jesse repeat to his own subordinates later in time. Clearly Jesse took to heart the instruction, and endured constant berating and even abuse, because he believed that Mr. White, unlike his birth father, recognized, valued and developed his potential.
“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? (Hebrews 12:7-9)
In order to be acknowledged as a son, a male child has to prove his commitment to the family, and ability to carry out the father’s legacy in order to share in his father’s inheritance.
“And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son [as his nephew was Abram’s heir at this time]…and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came…And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee…separate thyself, I pray thee, from me.” (Genesis 12:5, 13:8-9)
“[After Sarah’s death] Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah…And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. But unto the sons of the concubines which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.” (Genesis 24:1-6)
“And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son…And Abraham…sent her away.” (Genesis 21:9-14, see also Galatians 4:22-30)
Lot, Ishmael and the sons of Keturah did not share Abraham’s primary characteristic of faith in the LORD God’s ability to restore hyper-dimensional status life to mortals in order to reclaim dominion over creation.
“For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world [not JUST part of the Middle East], was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith…to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed…which is of the faith of Abraham...before him whom he believed, even [CREATOR] God, who quickeneth [brings to life, resurrects] the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were…He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God. And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus / Yahweh’s Savior our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” (Romans 4:13-25)
The Godfather saga is a case study of this concept. Out of Vito Corleone’s sons, the older two lose their intended inheritance because they go their own ways. Both out of pride – the oldest out of arrogance and the middle child out of resentment. Only Michael, the youngest, inherits the father’s dominion, because he carries out his father’s will. Michael in turn names his nephew Vincent as his heir, not his son, because Vincent, not his son, wants to carry on the position and is just like him, capable of doing so because he has submitted himself to Michael’s tutelage and authority.
Until the son receives his inheritance, which includes authority to make his own decisions and power to execute his own will on the family holdings, his submission to his father is no different from that of a servant.
“Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.” (Galatians 4:1-2)
“a still small voice…when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah? And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away. And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest,
- anoint Hazael to be king over Syria [this project was accomplished by Elijah’s spiritual son]:
- And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel [this project was also accomplished by Elijah’s spiritual son]:
- and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
And it shall come to pass, that
- him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay:
- and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay…
So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat…and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him…Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.” (I Kings 19:12-21)
“And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to day?…And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two [went over] Jordan. And Elijah…said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion [as Israel willed to son Joseph] of thy spirit [Elijah’s legacy in contrast to Israel’s land] be upon me [to carry out the father’s plans]. And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless…and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father...He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan; And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither [proving that Elijah’s God was with him, as he was with Moses and Joshua]: and Elisha went over. And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him. And they said unto him, Behold now…thy servants. (II Kings 2:1-18)
As exemplified in
- Elijah’s shared identity with God the Father,
- Elisha’s shared identity with Elijah, and
- Elisha accomplishing tasks assigned to Elijah and Jehu,
sonship is a tribal / extended family relationship of mutually shared identity among the father and the brothers.
- It is not confirmed by shared genetics but
- by public actions confirming shared spirit and values.
- It is likewise publicly conferred, like knighthood by the head of the nation, in recognition of those who execute the father’s will.
“What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to the flesh, hath found?…what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness…How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.” (Romans 4:1-13)
We can most easily understand the religious aspect of fatherhood in Catholic priests who have authority to absolve from sin, and Muslim imams like Abdullah Azzam, “the father of the modern global jihad”, whose directives are carried out to the death by the deeply devout. Even in Protestant Christianity there is a concept of spiritual father as well as well-recognized brotherhood.
“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Yahweh’s Promised Savior / Jesus Christ the righteous…He that saith he is in the light [part of God’s good creative work, see post In the Beginning], and hateth his brother, is in darkness [the Adversary’s destructive work] even until now…Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us [like Cain from his family of believers]” (I John 2:1-10)
Under the terms of the new covenant, the Seed of the Woman / The Christ empowers us to become sons of God through spiritual bonding of our God-given spirit with the Holy Spirit.
We can logically conclude, and the adversary expressly states, that bonding with evil spirits is the same means by which the Adversary adopts his evil sons.
…we are spiritual beings having a human experience. To be in intimate connection with these guiding benevolent forces gives us strength, hope and direction in a challenging world…they are always near awaiting an opportunity for connection…
1. Set the Mood – Bring into this setting any objects of power which hold significance – crystals, sacred objects and spiritual art.
2. Craft a Clear Intention – With clear focus, we can call in the beings most suited to …working on self healing…seeking profound teachings…
3. Practice with Loving Patience on Yourself – …communication with Spirit…cannot be done from the mind...Rather with…trust, you will find yourself in communion with the divine energy forces at work all around you.
4. Relax and Breathe – Breathe [meditation] is…the surest way to…open potent gateways to spirit.
5. Call in – As with all spiritual work, the dictates of your heart will call in like frequencies…
6. Sacred Sounds – The most profound of all sacred sounds is our own voice. [Surely that lie is transparent. Can you call the world into existence?] Chanting is the process by which we make the sounds of the universe…a perfect portal to contacting your spirit guides.
7. Go through the “Door” – [Are you beginning to pick up the pagan culture in which Christ preached?] As your breathing slows and sacred space is activated, you may notice a shift in your being. This is the turning on of your light body…the aspect of you that is pure spirit…See yourself walking through a “doorway” into another dimension…You will notice an expanse of infinite space around you. It is in this space that we are open, available and altered enough from our everyday spaces to meet with our Guides
8. Invite in your Spirit Guides and Angels – In the bliss of the abyss, [seriously!?] call in your personal Guides and Angels…and give them clear permission to join with you [emphasis added]. We live in a free will universe…If you do not explicitly give permission, you may miss their encounters…
9. Open yourself to Subtle Frequencies – messages may come asvisions, impressions, smells or thoughts…
10. Ask for a Sign – a sure way they can express their presence
12. Give thanks! – ensure you continue to incur their goodwill…as it shows them resolutely you know they are there and are willing to bring your voice and your will to the reality of their presence.
13. Return – take precautions to return the ways we came…Ask your Guides to help you with this …they know the way! Soul fragmentation occurs when we leave behind pieces of ourselves (in both physical and non- physical realities)…ensure you gather all aspects of yourself and can bring our full power and potential back to you now. You may feel yourself a bit altered after these encounters, take that as a sign in your body that something had indeed occurred! [And you are so trusting of these strangers’ beneficence that they didn’t replace all or part of you?]
14. Living in the Sacred Everyday – recognize it is a thriving part of our reality…regard for the relationships formed…enhance our psychic abilities…to receive these messages…all the time.
It is so inconsistent with experienced reality to believe that there are powerful strangers whose only desire is to benefit humans and help them evolve that it just boggles the mind that anyone could believe it. This is straight up psychotic delusion.
The truth with God is that our relationship is designed “to be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.” (Ephesians 1). This is true about the Antichrist as well, as we shall discover in his own writings. Christ is honest about what his intentions, requirements and objectives are. Antichrist lies like the devil about his goals and outcome.
Regard not them that have familiar spirits…to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 19:31)
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits…A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit…Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name save cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 7:11-23)
Don’t overlook the obvious path to carrying out the father’s will – paying attention to his instructions.
“…be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
“If ye then be risen with The Promised Seed / Christ,
- seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
- Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
- Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth;
- inordinate affection,
- evil concupiscence, and
- covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience…
- Lie not to one another,
seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:” (Colossian 3:1-10)
Once again we find the exact same process at work in the Adversary’s strategy to supplant the true Seed, the Christ, with his anti-Christ.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.” (I Timothy 4:1-2)
Core Magick and Core Magickal techniques, as we know them today, represent a huge tool kit; a vast collection of practices, beliefs, spells, deities, experiments, tools, rituals, ideas and ideals. The material I am presenting to you spans both time and space, so don’t be surprised to see eastern practices beside western practices, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming inside Shamanic rituals presented in a Neo-Pagan format.
…years of scientific experimentation and ethnographic research have resulted in the simplest and most effective way to alter physical reality in ways that match your desires… It is time for you to claim your birthright and become a co-creator with DEITY...You are moving from a life in which things happen to you, to one in which you make things happen…
We will begin with meditation…feel yourself getting lighter and lighter, floating up out of your body...You can trust your body to take care of itself while you “go out and have a look”. Pass through the roof, into the sky, through the clouds, through the atmosphere into space. Fly past the moon, out towards the stars…I want you to be able to see all the stars in the blackness of the universe with your eyes open and pointed at the wall or floor…This method is a combination of things I learned in Kundalini Yoga, Zen Walking Meditation, Rolfing and Shamanic Journeying.
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“O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.” (Psalm 119:97-102)
“But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know [have internalized and become one with] all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth…Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father…These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” (I John 2:3-27)
It stands to reason that we no longer need human intermediaries / priests, so Jesus’ instructions not to call any human “father” is obviously not referring to a family member or even a respected leader but a human spiritual authority who claims absolute authority, as a cult leader.
“Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat…do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues. And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even The Promised Seed / Christ; and all ye are brethren / equals. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even The Promised Seed / Christ. (Matthew 23:1-10)
Sons of God
Because humans are called sons of God, some people have the mistaken impression that all sons of God are human. This is neither logical nor factual, and causes the holder of this false assumption to miss essential information.
Remember, names identify characteristics and capabilities which can be found in many different individuals.
The beings who are called by the title “son of God”, made in his likeness of immortality and righteousness, though not necessarily his image, include:
- the heavenly beings popularly known as angels, created in the very beginning, before humans, for the purpose of serving.
“Then the LORD…said…when I laid the foundations of the earth…all the sons of God shouted for joy…” (Job 38:1-7)
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. [Note how this evil being can no longer be categorized with the sons of God.” (Job 1:6)
2. Adam, the first human, created, not begotten.
“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over…all the earth…so God created man…” (Genesis 1:26-27)
“Which was the son of…which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.” (Luke 3:38)
3. The second Adam, uniquely created and begotten God-man, The Promised Redeemer Savior translated as Jesus Christ in English, who triumphs over the opposition to fulfill God’s commitment that humanity, not the gods / beings associated with the stars / aliens, takes dominion over creation.
“And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this…her [the human woman’s] seed…shall bruise [crush] thy head, and thou shalt [only] bruise his heel [slow down progress].” (Genesis 3:14-15)
“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” (I Timothy 3:16)
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him. And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.” (Daniel 7:13-14)
4. Humans from any era of history or culture who identify with Creator YHVH’s Promised Savior’s death to sin and resurrection to a new creation.
“I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:” (Job 19:25-26)
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.” (Romans 8:14)
“…so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee…to be ruler over my people, over Israel: And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest…Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house [dynasty]…I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son.” (II Samuel 7)
“Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying…as the LORD liveth, which hath established me, and set me on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised.” (I Kings 2:23-25)
The creation of any son of God involves forming a body and soul with personality, intellect, reasoning, will, and emotions, and sparking it to immortal life through the source of life – the Spirit of God.
The difference between the types of sons of God is the type of body.
1. Angels received a celestial, immortal body from their beginning, which cannot be destroyed. As the passage above indicates and which we shall confirm as we proceed, there are as wide an assortment of celestial bodies as there are terrestrial bodies. They don’t all look like humans.
“But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. All flesh is not the same flesh…There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.” (I Corinthians 15:28-40)
2. The first human son of God, Adam, was made in the image of God with a terrestrial, mortal body that could, and was, destroyed.
“Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” (Genesis 9:6)
“…upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about…This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD.“(Ezekiel 1:26-28)
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7) “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die [DNA mutated to lose telomeres in a countdown to death].” (Genesis 2:17)
Adam was given the job of taking dominion over the earth, only possible by exercising his Father’s right (eous) will on earth. When Adam failed to do the right thing the inevitable result was damage and death as much as if a surgeon did the wrong thing during a heart surgery. And the transfer of the sin nature is scientifically described by epigenetics, the genetic inheritance of parental behaviors.
The apostle Paul reiterates this definition of sin by stating that it is the condition of failing to meet God’s perfect standard of doing the right thing.
3. The only begotten Son of God was born with a mortal body that could, and did, become immortal. How? Logically, simply, by reversing the destructive process that transformed the first human body from immortal to mortal. Whereas Adam was conquered by sin, YHVH’s Savior / Jesus conquered sin by living a perfect right-eous life.
Apply the earliest teaching of YHVH to the seed of the woman.
“And the LORD said unto Cain…“If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted?…sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and [if thou doest well] thou shalt rule over him.” (Genesis 3:15, 4:1-7)
Think of it like conquering the destructive forces of substance abuse. The addict can only conquer addiction by refusing to drink or do drugs. We know that an alcoholic’s liver and even brain regenerate after they are no longer damaged by toxic substances. At a higher degree of this process, Jesus’ entire body regenerated to immortal. His resurrection proved that God had judged him, declared him innocent of any sin, therefore overturned the death sentence.
“YHVH’s Anointed Savior / Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness / sinlessness, by the resurrection from the dead:” (Romans 1:3-4)
But the injustice YHVH’s Savior experienced, acknowledged even by a corrupt human justice system, can’t just be ignored. Even our human society makes laws awarding reparations to balance the scales of justice. How much more the inflexible moral code of an absolutely just God? But what can you give the Son of God who literally already owns everything?
“Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me?…but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.“ (Isaiah 66:1-2)
Ahh! God wants the one thing creation can’t form, money can’t buy and power can’t force.
Love. Given freely, with the whole, undivided heart, in total unity, two becoming one, forming a family.
“For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings….Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.” (Hebrews 2:10-15)
In another reversal of the normally selfish human nature, proving YHVH’s Anointed Savior has God’s selfless nature, the immutable law of God’s justice is balanced, like the immutable Law of the Conservation of Energy by transferring sin onto Jesus Christ. A simple analogy is copying files from one computer to another.
“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (II Corinthians 5:21)
“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness:” (I Peter 2:24)
4. Humans become sons of God by choosing to to identify with YHVH’s Promised Seed of the Woman / Jesus Christ also receive immortal bodies in the future Day of Judgment.
“as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name [the attributes of YHVH’s Promised Savior]: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. ” (John 1:12-14)
“when they [humans] shall rise from the dead, they…are as the angels which are in heaven.” (Mark 12:25)
“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.” (I John 3:2)
“… the resurrection of the dead…It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body…as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly…flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump [final call to battle].” (I Corinthians 15:42-52)
“In my Father’s house are many mansions [permanent indestructible dwellings like those that have endured on earth for thousands of years, unlike tents or wooden houses]… I go to prepare a place for you / the essential self, soul. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:2-3)
“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle [temporary housing like a tent for camping] were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven…that mortality might be swallowed up of life.” (II Corinthians 5:1-4)
The proof that one has become a son of God is the presence of his indwelling immortal spirit declaring his name / unique characteristics through actions. Think of this like children who walk into the doctor’s office without an appointment and hang out until the doctor takes them home at the end of the day. Why? Because they share the doctor’s last name, and they act like it, respectful and responsible towards his practice.
“if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify / destroy the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God…whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God“ (Romans 8:11-16)
As we investigate the various names of the celestial beings, recall that names signify attributes, characteristics, functions.
Spirit Beings Commonly Known As Angels
1) Man We can induce that bodies of some of the angelic sons of God are also made in the image of God, since they look like men.
“In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks…I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz…And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength. For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me. Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me…(Daniel 10:2-18)
“Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre…And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.” (Luke 24:1-7)
However, this is not true of all angelic sons of God. Some look like animals. This concept and its significance to will be explored in a later post.
“And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man’s hand under their wings… And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, and the second face was the face of a man, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. And the cherubims were lifted up. This is the living creature that I saw by the river of Chebar.” (Ezekiel 10:8-15)
The cherubim are carried in something that at first seems to be a self-controlled high tech vehicle, but is also, like a horse, a sentient living being. The closer you examine biblical descriptions of hyperdimensional encounters the more Hollywood’s depictions of UFOs pale in comparison.
“And when I looked, behold the four wheels by the cherubims, one wheel by one cherub, and another wheel by another cherub: and the appearance of the wheels was as the colour of a beryl stone. And as for their appearances, they four had one likeness, as if a wheel had been in the midst of a wheel. When they went, they went upon their four sides; they turned not as they went, but to the place whither the head looked they followed it; they turned not as they went. And their whole body, and their backs, and their hands, and their wings, and the wheels, were full of eyes round about, even the wheels that they four had. As for the wheels, it was cried unto them in my hearing, O wheel. And when the cherubims went, the wheels went by them: and when the cherubims lifted up their wings to mount up from the earth, the same wheels also turned not from beside them. When they stood, these stood; and when they were lifted up, these lifted up themselves also: for the spirit of the living creature was in them.” (Ezekiel 10:9-17)
“So also are there gates from which the stars go forth as they are commanded, and in which they set according to their number. I saw likewise the chariots of heaven, running in the world above to those gates in which the stars turn, which never set.” (Enoch 74:14-15)
We are most familiar with Western poetry that repeats ending sounds in a rhyme. Fortunately, for its intrinsic self-translation, Hebrew poetry repeats thoughts in a rhythm so we understand that
2) star is another name.
“When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy…” (Job 38:7)
“Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights. Praise ye him, all his angels…all his hosts…all ye stars of light.“(Psalm 148:1-3)
This passage clearly states that these beings’ territory, or real estate, is in the heavens, what we call outer space (note, that defines an inner space on this side of a boundary), where they function in dimensions inaccessible to humans on earth.
Both the astrophysicists and the quantum physicists now tell us that we apparently live in a hyperspace of more than four dimensions—ten is a current estimate…It is also interesting that the Hebrew sage known as Nachmonides, writing in the 13th century, concluded from his study of the Book of Genesis that the universe has ten dimensions, but only four of them are “knowable” by man.
The brightest minds in the field of physics are attempting to gain control, through knowledge of, the forces of creation, the nature of light, and the dimensions beyond time and space to which humans are currently limited. But this is not a new field of study. Amazingly complex and accurate knowledge of astronomy is found in the most ancient cultures, as well as astrology – belief in and study of the stars’ influence over human affairs. The Bible informs humans that he made the stars and therefore holds the power, which he delegates as he pleases. Notice that these lights “rule” and “divide the light from the darkness” which we previously determined to mean cycles of control by righteous and evil spirit beings. Apparently the sun, moon, and stars and all creation are sentient beings, beyond the wildest imaginings of science fiction.
“And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:16-18)
Some of those lights we call stars in the sky apparently are spirit beings formerly known as sons of God who are no longer in his heavenly estate, defeated during a rebellion and apparently locked into the solid firmament.
“…He [God] is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger. Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble. Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.” (Job 9:2-10)
“Where wast thou…When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth…and set bars and doors, And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed? Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken…Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth [the zodiac] in his season? Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? (Job 38:31-32).
The zodiac, which, despite its utter lack of discernible “connect the dots” images correlating to its signs, is amazingly portrayed with similar images in diverse cultures around the world, pointing back to a common origin. It provides an ancient and universal means of spreading the gospel. This is the most important way the stars influence human affairs – witnessing of God in one way or another.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.” (Psalm 19:1-4)
“And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.” (Revelation 14:6)
It should not come as a surprise to discover that ancient religions appropriated the zodiac and the stars / fallen angels as their gods, continued as an underground stream through Western Christianized Europe, and are resurfacing in our modern era.
Darwin’s discovery of the evolution of the species is one of history’s great scientific discoveries…Could it be that the priests of the Mystery schools knew of the evolution of species many thousand of years earlier? We shall now discover how evidence for this claim…is written across the sky in blazing light for all to see…
We are cracking the code of the cosmos. We saw how the earliest episodes in history are to be understood in terms of the ordered creation of the solar system. One after another, Saturn, the Sun, Venus, the Moon and Jupiter joined in the work of weaving together the basic conditions that made possible the evolution of life on earth. Following this sequence has brought us to the dawn of animal life and of consciousness…
In order to understand the history of the development of these animal forms, we must turn again to astronomy…the constellations of the zodiac.
the sun seems to us to fall slowly backwards against the backdrop of stars. Over a period of some 2160 years the sun rises in the same constellation. It then moves on to the next one. We are currently in the Age of Pisces and famously awaiting the dawn of the Age of Aquarius…
This phenomenon is known as precession. There is some dispute among academics as to when the ancients first became aware of it…Hamlet’s Mill…published in 1969…began a process of rediscovering an astronomical dimension of myths that had long been forgotten outside the secret societies. Their thesis is that one of the stories central to all mythology…the story of the dispossessed son who defeats his uncle to regain his father’s throne, is a description of…one precessional epoch succeeding another…
Let us now look at this sequence in terms of the historical reality [note that calling evolution an “historical reality” is simply an assertion without any proof whatsoever] that lies behind the myths of Jupiter and the other gods, according to esoteric tradition…
we should continue to bear in mind that these myths represent what these things would have looked like to the eye of the imagination. But to a physical eye, if any such had existed, it would all have looked very different.
Because what these imaginative pictures represent is the beginning and development of primitive life-forms.
So which is it, Mr. Booth? At the beginning of your book you stressed the need to imagine in order to get to the truth. Now you are saying that the imaginings of the myth-makers have to be discarded to get to the truth. Can we recognize the mind control techniques used to gain converts to this model of life?
When the sun first began to rise in the constellation of Pisces,a new form condensed out of the semi-liquid substance on the earth’s surface. This was the earliest embryonic form of the fish – somewhat like a modern jellyfish.
The ancients conceived of this evolutionary impulse as a god. [Emphasis added.] If primitive life on earth – the life that would eventually evolve into human life – took on a primitive fish-like form, that was because a god took on this form first and, as it were, pulled life on earth with him.
In Egypt this miraculous event…was known as the birth of Horus, and the earliest representations of Horus, like those of Jupiter, were half-man, half-fish. [Emphasis added.]
So we again see that the Greeks and Egyptians, like the Greeks and the Hebrews, worshipped the same god in different cultural clothing.
Wait. I don’t see that. What god? A fish god? Mr. Booth has no credibility. He is apparently following his own advice to use imagination rather than search out facts that can be verified. The Philistines worshiped a fish god Dagon, but not the Hebrews or the Greeks.
The next precessional age was the first Age of Aquarius…the evolution of amphibians, giant floating creatures…with…lantern-like foreheads. This lantern was the pineal gland…
The ‘lantern’ was still these proto-human creatures’ main organ of perception…
The Earth goddess still told them what to do clairvoyantly, so that the natural law and the moral law were the same thing. This historical truth [truth?] is beautifully portrayed in the famous tapestry…where the unicorn lays its head in the lap of a virgin…
There are so many unfounded claims and dis-connections and internal contradictions made here. There is no fossil evidence of the pineal gland extending like a lantern. There is a modern fish with a bioluminescent lantern mounted on her head to lure prey which seems to have incited imagination. And Mr. Booth keeps flipping on whether there are really gods or if they were figments of imagination of ignorant savages who created myths to explain the science of evolution.
As the marshy surface of the earth began to harden into something like dry land, the next stage…the Age of Capricorn…proto-humans developed calves and limbs to crawl onto land to pursue their burgeoning animal desires.
According to ancient wisdom, it was the arrival of [the planet] Mars that led to the evolution of warm-blooded animals…transition from the lizard-like amphibians…to the land animals of the Age of four-footed Sagittarius…
As the earth continued to harden and become denser and dryer, it shrank further, with the result that one could only prosper at another’s expense…
As proto-humans became wholly land creatures, it also became necessary to create new ways for humans to communicate. It was as the result of the influence of Mercury that the thorax evolved. Mercury…was, of course, the messenger and scribe of the gods, known as Hermes to the Greeks and Thoth to the Egyptians.
He was also the god of tricks and thieving.
This chapter has been a commentary of Genesis, taking into account parallel traditions, such as the Egyptian and the Greek. This way of interpreting or decoding the Bible surfaced among the Neoplatonists and early Cabalists and was elucidated by groups like the Rosicrusians…in modern times was carried out by the great Austrian scholar and initiate Rudolph Steiner…Anthroposophical Society.
Even outside the esoteric tradition, it is acknowledged that the ancient civilizations around the world showed remarkable agreement when it came to the images associated with the sequence of the constellations of the zodia. This agreement is all the more remarkable when you consider how little the arrangements of the stars seen from the surface of the earth suggest these images!
The reality is that the ancients saw in this sequence of the constellations the history of the evolution of mankind and the world...written in the stars…
Therefore, what is generally regarded as a modern idea…is in fact an ancient idea…the ordered evolution of the species originated thousands of years before Darwin…
In 1874 Charles Darwin attended seances…many leading intellectuals, including scientists, believed that…science and the supernatural would eventually come together.
According to the secret doctrines animals evolved into the forms we are familiar with today, influenced by the stars…
The cosmic plan [doesn’t a plan infer a planner?] was that all the world’s biological forms would gradually be incorporated into humankind, which was intended to be the crown of all creation. As the gods led humanity closer and closer to human anatomy as we know it, they [the gods] assumed the part-animal, part-human forms remembered by the Sumerians, the Egyptians, the Persians and the Babylonians, until they finally assumed anatomically perfect forms remembered by the last great civilizations of the ancient world, the Greeks and Romans.
This esoteric explanation is so confused, it is not helpful at all in formulating a comprehensive and comprehensible understanding of the world. And recognizing that is the purpose of presenting it in this post.
So back to the biblical explanation.
The angels uncommonly known as stars also influence human affairs by fighting battles. They are powerful warriors, working in partnership with humans.
“LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped…They chose new gods; then was war in the gates…The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo…They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera.” (Judges 5:4-20)
3) Ministers is a fancy title for “servant” in God’s kingdom, with governing responsibilities in representation, communication, courts of law, humanitarian aid, support, education, defense.
“But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” (Hebrews 1:13-14)
They rule within a hierarchy of delegated authority, so we find they are called
4) princes, rulers, and powers.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
This passage clearly states that behind the flesh and blood human rulers of this world are immortal spirit beings – righteous angels carrying out God’s government and fallen angels fighting to overthrow him. Believers should understand this, and not rely on favorite political candidates to solve our problems, nor pin every conspiracy on the Freemasons, Illuminati or Rothschilds. As bizarre and ultimate conspiracy lunacy as this sounds, if you trust the Bible for salvation you have to accept the rest of what it says about good and evil. Human power brokers don’t work alone, they carry out the schemes and strategies of their rebel angelic (AKA alien) overlords / fathers.
Daniel is a good example of this situation. His identity as a “son of God” is expressed in his name Dani-el, which can be broken down to recognize that “El” identifies him as belonging to the God of Isra-el, i.e. “El” is his family name, i.e. he is a son of Creator God. The same is true of his famous companions with “iah” / Yah(weh) in their names. The point of changing these sons of Gods’ names was to adopt them into other gods’ families.
Daniel’s position in first the Babylonian then the Persian governments was essentially the CIA, the top secret agency that every government has in order to gather and hide strategic information.
“In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision. In those days I Daniel was mourning [isolating and fasting for sensory deprivation] three full weeks…I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz…Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. But the prince [lesser ruler, rebel conspirator] of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings [highest rulers, supported by God] of Persia...Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince. (Daniel 10:2-21)
In the context of intelligence-gathering agents they are also called
5) watchers. We can also think of this role as border-crossing or security guards who monitor dangerous individuals to protect their charges.
“I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and [the same individual is also] an holy one came down from heaven; He cried aloud, and said…Let his heart be changed from man’s, and let a beast’s heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him. This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men. This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen.” (Daniel 4:13-18)
The additional title in this passage of
6) holy ones references their righteous character and greatest likeness with God. Don’t miss the statement that God delegates authority to these heavenly beings to decree and demand. They are Supreme Court:
7) judges in a divine council that gathers evidence and makes decisions based on the highest law of the land. While God has the ultimate say, he doesn’t dictate every detail himself. He entrusts the details to his sons, as any good father does, to train his children to assume responsibility.
“…I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.” (II Kings 22:19-22)
Does this mean that God lies? No. He simply allows choices, which requires the opportunity to act on an appealing lie instead of the uncomfortable truth, to do wrong instead of right. Ahab most certainly had the opportunity to chose to be saved from death by acting on the word of the Most High God who had, by this time, through Elijah, proven over and over that he had power over death.
“[Righteous king] Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel. And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still, and take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria? And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to battle to Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as thou art, my people as thy people, my horses as thy horses. And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of the LORD to day. Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might enquire of him? And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so. Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah. And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, having put on their robes, in a void place in the entrance of the gate of Samaria;
and all the prophets prophesied before them…saying, Go up to Ramothgilead, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the king’s hand. And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spake unto him, saying, Behold now, the words of the prophets declare good unto the king with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of them, and speak that which is good. And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, what the LORD saith unto me, that will I speak.
So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shall we go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he answered him, Go, and prosper: for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king. [Evidently sneering or sarcastic.] And the king said unto him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of the LORD?
And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace. And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no good concerning me, but evil?…
And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king’s son; And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.
And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you.” (I Kings 22:8-28)
“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.” (James 1:13-14)
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition…whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion [through politicians if he follows the same strategy as described in II Kings 22], that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (II Thessalonians 2:3-12)
Another translation of “holy ones” is
“And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” (Jude 14-15)
“Behold, the day of the LORD cometh…For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle…Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle…And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives…and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.“ (Zechariah 14:1-5)
“The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shineth forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.” (Deuteronomy 33:2-3)
Any large assembly of individuals is called a
9) host, usually in the context of an army. Interestingly, hyper dimensional horses and “chariots” are reported, perhaps using known images in a feeble attempt to describe what was surely indescribable. Although, while horse cavalry was largely replaced by motorized vehicles during WWII, horses are still a part of highly technological modern armies. Ezekiel puts a lot of effort into describing heavenly entities that, in our day, are categorized as UFOs.
“…the king of Syria…sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host…And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth…his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! How shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed…And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” (II Kings 6:17)
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war…and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses…” (Revelation 19:11-14)
In the context of battles angels are called
10) mighty ones. More on this later.
“…when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (II Thessalonians 1:7-8)
“…angels…are greater in power and might [than humans].” (II Peter 2:11)
11) Angels, the most common name for these beings is a transliteration of the Greek word for messenger or ambassador, and is translated in both the Hebrew Old Testament and the Greek New Testament as such. This should be understood as an expression of their primary function in bridging the gap between the four-dimensional material domain limiting human functioning and the multidimensional spirit domain allowing access to greater knowledge and power.
“And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” (Genesis 28:12-17)
In the following account notice the chain of communication as
- human Zechariah sees
- a man and horses which
- an angel interprets and also relays messages to and from
- the LORD of hosts / God himself who doesn’t speak directly to Zecharaiah.
“…in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah…I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees…and behind him were there red horses…Then said I, O my lord, what are these?
- (Angel) And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be…
- (Man) And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said…
- (Angel) Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts…
- (LORD) And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me…
- (Angel) So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts…
- (Zechariah) Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these?
- (Angel) And he answered me…
- (Zechariah) Then said I, What come these to do?
- (Angel) And he spake, saying…” (Zechariah 1:7-21)
The most surprising name for these beings is
12) gods, which expresses their power through immortality, i.e. hyper-dimensionality ability to operate outside of time and space to empower and benefit humans asking / praying for their help.
“Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him. Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams...The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said…it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh… Daniel… said… there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days…[Again] I Nebuchadnezzar…saw a dream which made me afraid…the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers…did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof. But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my God, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying, O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof.” (Daniel 2, 4:4-9)
“Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein...I am the LORD: that is my name [function]: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. (Isaiah 42:5-8)
Almighty God does transmit power and shares authority with his created sons. Some of the mighty angels abused their delegated power and authority, making themselves the very source of power over success or failure, life and death, to be prayed to directly, and worshipped themselves. These are the false gods of ancient religions and the new age.
“For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many and lords many,) but to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord YHVH’s Chosen Savior / Yeshua Messiah / Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.” (I Corinthians 8:5-6)
“God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy…I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit the nations.” (Psalm 82)
“YHVH’s Savior/Yeshua/Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods? …he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken…” (John 10:34-35)
“Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God.” (Exodus 20:3-5)
“…when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature [i.e. have no intrinsic powers, only powers given them by the true God] are no gods…” (Galatians 4:8)
“…I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. But if thine heart turn away…and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish [because those gods will deceive you and lead you into a trap]” (Deuteronomy 30:16-18)
The theory of evolution has been invalidated by science itself through advances in technology. The cell has far too much irreducible complexity with its parts far too interdependent to have developed greater complexity and functionality by random chance molecular changes. Rather, such mutations result in cancerous cells, corruption and death. The discovery of DNA, the amazing biological “software” code which controls the form and function of every living creature, has forced science to acknowledge Intelligent Design.
Rather than concede that there is one Almighty God, however, the loss of faith in Evolutionism has given rise to the theory of directed panspermia, the belief that extra-terrestrial beings more highly developed than ourselves seeded and developed life on Earth. These, of course, are the gods of the ancient world, called Annunaki in Sumerian culture.
“Zecharia Sitchin believes that the Annunaki genetically engineered modern day humans…” His belief is not a spaced-out aberration. Highly functional power brokers in industry, religion and politics believe in extraterrestrials / aliens, and the probability that they will shortly fully disclose themselves to mankind. This theory, of course, simply pushes the primary question further back in time – how did these extraterrestrials come into being? The Bible made this disclosure thousands of years ago, warning us of their false claims of coming in peace to bring life. Later posts detail that they really come in war to bring death.
One characteristic of a god is the ability to operate outside of time, which means outside the physical constraints of a material body, as a
13) spirit. This is the most common way that God or gods communicate with humans, even entering into a human’s body to empower and control it. More on this in a later post.
“Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof. In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men, Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake. Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up: It stood still, but I could not discern the form thereof: an image was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice, saying…” (Job 4:12-16)
“And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them. Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord YHVH’s Savior/Yeshua/ Jesus, saying, We adjure you by YHVH
s Savior/Yeshua/ Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Yahweh’s Savior/Yeshua/Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.” (Acts 19:11-16)
Every angelic identity described above is also applied to certain empowered humans who identify with God as their father, i.e. absolute authority (more on this in a later post) and are accepted by him.
“…there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel…(Nu 24:17)
“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3)
3) Ministers, serving in the government of the kingdom of God
“And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon’s [the son of David’s] wisdom, and the house that he had built, And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her. And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.” (I Kings 10:4-6)
“But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:42-45)
“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of The Chosen One/Messiah/Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4:11-13)
“That I should be the minister of YHVH’s Chosen Savior/Yeshua Messiah/Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 15:16)
4) Rulers, princes, what we would call administrators
“And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.” (Exodus 18:25)
“These were the renowned of the congregation, princes of the tribes of their fathers, heads of thousands in Israel. (Numbers 1:16)
“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in The Chosen One/Messiah/Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.” (Romans 12:3-8)
“This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) (I Timothy 3:1-5)
5) Watchers – guardians, super-visors which is another word for over-seers. Just as in any human agency, supervisors are actively engaged in spotting problems within their sphere of responsibility and reporting them to their bosses to obtain instructions and authorization for dealing with them.
“Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.” (Ezekiel 3:17-21)
“For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.” (Acts 20:27-29)
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.” (II Timothy 4:3-5)
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil…Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:11-18)
6) Holy ones – shining examples of God’s purity and righteousness
“And Moses went up unto God, and the Lord called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel…if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant…ye shall be unto me…an holy nation.” (Exodus 19:3-6)
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” (I Peter 1:15-16)
7) Judges basing rulings on God’s constitution.
“And when Moses’ father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people? why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even? And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to enquire of God: When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.And Moses’ father in law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good. Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone. Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God: And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do. Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness…And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee. If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace. So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father in law, and did all that he had said….And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.” (Exodus 18:14-26)
“It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, in the name of our Lord YHVH’s Chosen Savior / Yeshua Messiah/Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” (I Corinthians 5:1-5)
“Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?” (I Corinthians 6:1-5)
8) Saints, sanctified ones – Once we understand that saint are the “Untouchables”, uncorruptable, we understand that the purpose of God’s commandments is not to isolate God’s workers from the rest of the world, but to insulate us from the evil that surrounds and would corrupt us, so that we can effectively represent God as we fight his battles against evil in the world.
“The LORD came from Sinai…Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words. Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob. (Deuteronomy 33:2-4)
“Paul called to be an apostle of YHVH’s Chosen Savior/Yeshua Messiah/Jesus Christ through the will of God…to them that are sanctified in YHVH’s Chosen Savior / Messiah Yeshua / Christ Jesus, called to be saints…I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Yeshua Messiah/Jesus Christ; That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge…Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (I Corinthians 1:1-8)
“I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:14-17)
9) host / army:
“And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai…Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel…every male…from twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war…number them by their armies…and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah. And his host…were 74,600.” (Numbers 1:1-4)
“And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth…And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war…and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean…And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.” (Revelation 19:6-20)
10) Mighty ones – Overcoming humanly impossible odds in the power of God’s spirit.
“And when he [Samson] came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands. And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith.” (Judges 15:14-15)
“These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: …
- chief among the captains…was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.
- And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David, when they defied the Philistines that were there gathered together to battle, and the men of Israel were gone away: He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the Lord wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.
- And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. And the Philistines were gathered together into a troop…and the people fled from the Philistines. But he stood…and slew the Philistines: and the Lord wrought a great victory.” (II Samuel 23:8-12)
11) Angels / Messengers Humans are ambassadors bridging the spirit and material worlds, with the most important messenger being God himself becoming human.
“Behold, I am according to thy wish in God’s stead: I also am formed out of the clay…For God speaketh…yet man perceiveth it not…That he may withdraw man from his purpose…and his life from perishing…If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness: then he is gracious unto him, and saith…I have found a ransom… ” (Job 33:6,14-24)
“God was in The Chosen One / Messiah / Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for The Chosen One / Messiah / Christ, as though God did beseech you by us:” (II Cor 5:19-20)
“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last…And being turned, I saw…one like unto the Son of man…And he had in his right hand seven stars…The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches…Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write…(Rev 1:1-2:1)
Obviously these angels are humans relaying messages from God to humans. God does not need to send the written word to spirit angels in heaven.
12) Gods – above and beyond the limiting dimensions of spacetime, able to operate in the eternal, immortal dimensions and able to foresee the future so plan ahead to avoid disaster, knowing / judging what is good and evil. i.e. beneficial or detrimental to one’s desires and plans.
Any religion that teaches that humans become self-sufficient gods is a false religion. We can never become self-sustaining in our own power. There is only one human who contains all necessary power sources within himself.
“But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord YHVH’s Chosen Savior / Yeshua Messiah / Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.” (I Corinthians 8:6)
“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:15-17)
This capacity, like electrical current, is only obtained by humans through connection with Almighty God, or lesser gods whose power was given at their creation by Almighty God.
“Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah. But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee.” (I Samuels 16:13-15)
There are many accounts of the physical manifestation of God prior to Yahweh’s Savior’s/Yeshua’s birth as a human being. This is called a theophany or Christophany.
“And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day…And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there. And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” (Genesis 32:24-30)
It is not hard to understand how The Savior / Yeshua can be functioning as a man in the Old Testament when we realize that, once The Savior / Yeshua was resurrected with his immortal body, he was no longer limited by space-time, so can effortlessly show up not only where-ever but also whenever he wants, including the past.
“…when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came YHVH’s Savior/Yeshua/Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you….And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came YHVH’s Savior/Yeshua/Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.” (John 20:19, 26)
“And as they thus spake, YHVH’s Savior/Yeshua/Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved The Chosen One / Messiah / Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. (Luke 24:36-51)
13) Disembodied Spirits / Ghosts
The claim that humans can become disembodied spirits is another false teaching. This makes sense when we understand that mortal humans received a temporary life from God who takes it back at death.
“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth…because man goeth to his long home [grave], and the mourners go about the streets…Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.“ (Ecclesiastes 12:1-7)
When at death the body returns to dust and the spirit to God, what happens to the “living soul”? Until YHVH’s Savior redeemed humanity through his substitutionary death, all souls went into stasis as a potential but inactive energy field, AKA asleep. More on this in the previous post In The Beginning God. Paradise, AKA Abraham’s bosom, was a temporary holding place for believer’s souls in the lower parts of the earth.
“And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left…And one of the malefactors…said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And YHVH’s Savior/Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:33-43)
“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison” (I Peter 3:18-19)
After redemption, the people whose souls believed on YHVH’s promise of salvation, however poorly or well understood, in whatever culture or language, were reactivated when the the Holy Spirit was sent as promised.
“When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive…(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?) (Ephesians 4:8-9)
“whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” (II Corinthians 5:6-8)
“I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season…” (Revelation 6:9-11)
It is possible for a still-living, i.e. still-connected soul to be temporarily absent from his body and the God-given spirit to become conscious of, and active in, the spirit domain by connecting to another spirit.
“…ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ…And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them…These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not THE Spirit [but rather a lesser spirit or spirits].” (Jude 4,17)
Think of it like making the acquaintance of a drug dealer, gang leader, protection racket, or organized crime boss. You get into the relationship thinking to make your life better, but then you find you are totally out of control and only serving the escalating awful demands of your new master. The Ozark television series is a realistic portrayal of the inexorably degenerating path regardless of the best intentions.
Prior to the Savior’s redemption of mankind the Spirit of God only temporarily empowered certain men.
“…The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar…And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee. And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.” (Ezekiel 1:3, 2:1-2)
After the Savior finalized redemption and humans could be declared justified, i.e. sinless, his Spirit was able to permanently indwell and empower those who accept him into their being.
“Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: …And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide [take up permanent residence in contrast to sojourn / temporary residence ] with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.” (John 14:10-20)
“Then said YHVHh’s Savior/Yeshua/Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:” (John 20:21-22)
To summarize what we’ve learned so far:
- God created the universe and everything in it, so it belongs to him. He chose to delegate dominion – administration, oversight, responsibility, caretaking – to humans.
- In order for humans to be successful at this enormous job, we have to do the right thing, which is one way of saying “be righteous”, since doing the wrong thing inescapably results in dysfunction and destruction.
- There is another category of beings who inhabit and function in higher dimensions than the four on earth, who interact with humans for good and evil.
- Certain of these celestial beings can be so similar to humans that a human can be unable to distinguish a difference.
“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” (Hebrews 13:2)
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials…And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Yeshua / Jesus.” (Revelation 17:1, 19:10)
While this is encouraging to believers in a positive sense, there is also a potential dark side to interacting unknowingly with a fallen angel. That’s very creepy.
“Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” (II Corinthians 11:14)
“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (II Corinthians 2:11)
I realized that I was in fact ignorant of Satan’s devices. The next post will examine this individual.