“After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven… Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:12-13)
Every name / attribute of the angelic Sons of God is also applied to spiritually empowered humans who identify with God as their father, i.e. absolute authority, 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)
Ministers, serving in the government of the kingdom of God
“And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon’s [the first son of David to reign] 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…she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land.” (I Kings 10:4-6)
“But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them…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)
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)
“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)
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)
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)
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)
“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)
Saints, sanctified ones – Once we understand that saint are the “Untouchables”, incorruptible, 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)
“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…Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” (John 17:14-17)
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)
Mighty ones – Overcoming humanly impossible odds in the power of God’s spirit.
“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)
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.
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.
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…But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.” (I Samuels 16:13-14)
“And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets. Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her…and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit…” (I Samuel 26:6-8)