ANGELOLOGY 1A

 

ANGELOLOGY

ān´jel (מלאך, mal’ākh; Septuagint and New Testament, ἄγγελος, ággelos):

REALITY OF HEAVEN & EARTH – SPIRITUAL WARFARE | THE SAVED & THE LOST

This is a Synopsis of the Angelology Study Guide. It is, as with all of the Christology Series Study Guides, in Relationship to YEHOSHUA HA`MASHIACH JESUS THE CHRIST & Spiritual Discipleship. YEHOSHUA HA`MASHIACH JESUS THE CHRIST has the Preeminence and Transcends All Things including the Angels who are Commanded to Worship HIM. HE is the Alpha & the Omega who Created all things. Everything was Created by HIM and For HIM both Visible and Invisible and HE Upholds Everything by the Word of HIS Power.

Heb 1:6  And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 

Heb 1:8  But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. 

Col 2:9  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 

Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 

Heb 1:1  God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 

Heb 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 

Heb 1:3  Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; 

Heb 1:4  Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 

Col 1:15  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 

Col 1:16  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: 

Col 1:17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 

Eph 1:20  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 

Eph 1:21  Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 

THE HOLY ANGELIC BEINGS

Angels are defined as Powerful Spiritual Beings and Ministering Spirits of several Ranks and Orders which carry out the Commands of YHVH GOD in Heaven and in Earth. They also Conduct Tasks and Services to the Throne in Heaven. In the Hierarchy of Celestial Beings Angels are on the lowest Rung and the closet to Mankind. Mankind was Created a little lower than the Angels. Mankind was Crowned with Glory and was given Dominion over the Works of YHVH GOD on Earth. Angels are also Ministering Spirits sent to Minister to the Spiritual Disciples of YHVH GOD who are Heirs of Salvation and Joint-Heirs with YEHOSHUA HA`MASHIACH JESUS THE CHRIST. 

Heb 2:6  But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? 

Heb 2:7  Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: 

Heb 1:14  Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? 

Rom 8:16  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 

Rom 8:17  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 

Rev 14:6  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,

HOLY & EVIL ANGELS

There are Holy Angels and there are Evil Angels. The Holy Angels or other Holy Celestial Beings are those who are the Obedient Beings of various Ranks who Chose to be Loyal and remained Faithful to YHVH GOD and Retained their Estate and their True Standing with their Creator during the Rebellion of Lucifer who YEHOSHUA JESUS saw fall like Lightning from Heaven. The Evil angels left their First Estate through Disobedience, Disloyalty and Treason. 

Luk 10:17  And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 

Luk 10:18  And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 

Jud 1:6  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 

SPIRITUAL WARFARE

In like Manner >> Mankind Too Must Choose << whether to be Loyal to the Creator and FATHER, YHVH GOD. Mankind must >> Choose which Kingdom they will Serve, << to Believe the Light of the Glorious Gospel of YEHOSHUA JESUS in the Kingdom of Light as a Believer or to Live in the  Kingdom of Darkness of the Physical World which Man is Born into and remains Lost and Separated from HIS FATHER Creator. Spiritual Disciples are Called by the FATHER to Obedience and Discipleship and are Delivered from the Power of Darkness and are Translated to the Kingdom of HIS Dear SON.

They are Prepared for Spiritual Warfare which is the Reality of this World. They are Equipped with Spiritual Discernment and a Renewed Mind and are no longer Blinded by the god of this World and its >> Deceptions. << When a person >> Becomes a Spiritual Disciple << they are Delivered from the Power of Darkness, are Spiritually Equipped and are Trained in Spiritual Warfare. Disciples are not Conformed to the World or Controlled by the god of this World who is the serpent, called the devil and Satan who has Blinded the Minds of the Unbelievers and Deceives the whole World.

Col 1:13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 

2Co 4:3  But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 

2Co 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 

Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

The Evil Angels are those who Embody and Control the Influences of the Power of Darkness which are the Laws and Concepts of Sin and Death Controlled by Mammon which when accurately defined goes Beyond the Desire for Wealth. Mammon is included in Messages of Deception heard from many Pulpits in some of the Churches. The Deception and Desire of Mammon includes Idolatry, Reputation; Affluence; Prosperity; Opulence; Riches; Means; Substance; Luxury; Well-being; Plenty; Money; Cash; Lucre; Capital; Principal; Treasure; Fortune; Finances; Assets; Possessions; Resources; Effects; Goods; Funds; Valuables; Property; Stocks; Reserves; Bonds and Securities; Holdings; Belongings; and Chattels. A Person may Accurately Assess and define these Terms when one is undergoing Income Diversification or Securing Bonds and Insurance for Belongings when Everything is Itemized for a Portfolio including Self Worth. One can Perceive why YEHOSHUA JESUS said no Man can serve two Masters. It is YHVH GOD or Mammon. Mammon is a god and an Idol.

Mat 6:24  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 

Mammon Breeds Destruction for Mankind and the Earth through their Destructive Forces of Coveting which is a Conditioning Imposed on all of Mankind as soon as a Child is old enough to understand Want and is the root of all forms of Evil in the World. Spiritual Disciples Wrestle and Fight Against these Powers. Only Disciples who are Born of the Spirit of YHVH GOD as Sons and Daughters may, with the Help of the Indwelling HOLY GHOST/HOLY SPIRIT of YHVH GOD, Prevail and Overcome the World and Mammon with its Lust of the Eyes, the Lust of the Flesh and the Pride of Life. The Powers of Darkness are not the Material things that are Perceived that must be fought against but against Evil Spirits – against Principalities, against Powers, against the Rulers of the Darkness of this World, and against Spiritual Wickedness in High Places. 

Eph 6:12  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. 

Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 

Rom 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. 

1Jn 2:15  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 

1Jn 2:16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 

1Jn 4:4  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 

1Jn 5:4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 

1Jn 5:5  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 

ABIDE IN ME

It is through the Promised Power of the Spirit of YEHOSHUA JESUS, of the FATHER and the Spiritual Gifts, Talents, Spiritual Weapons, the Fruit of the Spirit and the Armor of YHVH GOD that the Spiritual Disciple is Empowered to Overcome the World and its Evil Influences. YEHOSHUA JESUS Promised the FATHER and HE would Abide with (Live Within) their Disciples and like YEHOSHUA JESUS they will Overcome the World otherwise there would be no hope for Salvation or Eternal Life.

Joh 14:20  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. 

Joh 14:21  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. 

Joh 15:4  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 

Joh 15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 

1Jn 5:4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 

1Jn 5:5  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? 

Eph 6:12  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. 

Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 

Eph 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 

Eph 6:15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 

Eph 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 

Eph 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 

Eph 6:18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 

THE EVIL ANGELS

The Evil Angels include the One Third of Angels who Joined Lucifer, who is later named the dragon and the serpent called the devil and Satan, who were in Rebellion against YHVH GOD, HIS Holy Beings and HIS Holy Government. It was because of Lucifer’s Pride, Disobedience and Iniquity which was found in him that he was cast out of Heaven – down to Earth and his angels were cast out with him. He wanted to be like the Most High and as the serpent Sowed the same Seeds of Disobedience and Pride among the Race of Mankind through the Lie he told >> Adam & Eve << who Believed the Deception of the serpent when he told them they could be as gods. They became Traitors to their Creator and Chose the serpent as their new Ruler and god of this  World. Many people today are still seeking godhood in themselves calling it the higher self but like Adam & Eve it is without YHVH GOD and without Spiritual Discernment making them Victims of Evil Spirits.

Gen 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 

Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 

Isa 14:12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 

Isa 14:13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 

Isa 14:14  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 

Isa 14:15  Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. 

Eze 28:13  Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 

Eze 28:14  Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 

Eze 28:15  Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 

Rev 12:4  And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 

Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Rev 12:12  Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. 

THE MESSENGERS OF YHVH GOD

There are noted Celestial Beings in the Bible commonly known as Seraphim and Cherubim. There are other Angelic and Celestial Beings mentioned and described in detail but Unnamed or Categorized. Angels and other Celestial Beings appeared to Mankind as a Form of YHVH GOD’S Power and the Execution of HIS Will. They are HIS Messengers, they Delivered Instructions when they accompanied Individuals during Visions and Explained Prophecies as they did with Prophets and other selected Individuals. Angels Revealed themselves to Individuals according to the Will and Purpose of YHVH GOD. Angels were sent to the Nation of Israel and to the Gentiles in order to Announce Events, either Good for Joy or Evil as Warnings.

YHVH GOD sent an Angel to protect the Jewish people during their Exodus from Egypt, to lead them to the Promised Land and to destroy the hostile Enemies, during their History.

An Angel brought Elijah meat and drink in I Kings; and as GOD watched over Jacob, so is every Disciple Protected by an Angel that cares for him in all his ways if Aligned with the Ways of YHVH GOD. There are Angels Militant, one of whom smote in one night the Assyrian Army of 185,000 men. Angels go forth from GOD to Slay one person as well as with the disobedient Prophet who was saved by his speaking Ass who turned away from the direction he was headed because he saw the Angel with his Sword drawn to slay him.

Num 22:23  And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way. 

Num 22:24  But the angel of the LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. 

Num 22:25  And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall: and he smote her again. 

Num 22:26  And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. 

Num 22:27  And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff. 

Num 22:28  And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? 

Num 22:29  And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee. 

Num 22:30  And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay. 

Num 22:31  Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face. 

Num 22:32  And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me: 

Num 22:33  And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved her alive. 

Num 22:34  And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again. 

Avenging Angels are mentioned, such as the one in II Samuel, who annihilated thousands. It would seem that the pestilence was personified, and that the “evil angels” are to be regarded as personifications of this sort. “Evil” is here to be taken in the causative sense, as “producing evil”; for, as stated above, angels are generally considered to be by nature Beneficent to Mankind. They typically Glorify YHVH GOD, thereby the term “Glorifying Angels”.

Angels constitute GOD’S Court, sitting in Council with HIM in I Kings and in Job, hence they are called HIS “Council of the Holy Ones” in the Psalms. They accompany GOD sometimes as HIS Attendants when HE appears to Mankind in the Form of Man through Theophany when HE was seen by Abraham when on the Way to Judge Sodom & Gomorrah.

This conception was developed after the Exile; and in Zechariah Angels of various shapes are delegated “to walk to and fro through the earth” in order to find out and report what happens in the Book of Zechariah.

In the Prophetic books Angels also appear as Representatives of the Prophetic Spirit, and brought GOD’S Word to the Prophets.

In the Book of Daniel the names Michael and Gabriel are named. Michael is Israel’s Representative in Heaven. When Daniel received a Vision which he did not understand he prayed for understanding. He waited for three weeks and continued praying. Three weeks later Gabriel showed up and apologized for being late. It seems the day Daniel prayed Gabriel was dispatched to explain the Vision to Daniel but he was held up by the “princes of Persia.” Gabriel had difficulty getting through and required the help from Michael to overcome the obstacles and get to Daniel.

Dan 10:8  Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength. 

Dan 10:9  Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground. 

Dan 10:10  And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands. 

Dan 10:11  And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. 

Dan 10:12  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. 

Dan 10:13  But the prince 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 of Persia. 

Dan 10:14  Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days. 

More than three hundred years before the Book of Daniel was written, Zechariah graded the Angels according to their Rank, but did not name them.

ANGELS IN THE NEW TESAMENT

The New Testament includes many interactions and conversations between angels and humans mostly by the Angel Gabriel. For instance, three separate cases of Angelic interaction dealt with the births of John the Baptist and YEHOSHUA HA`MASHIACH JESUS THE CHRIST. In Luke 1:11, an Angel appeared to Zacharias to inform him that he would have a Child despite his old age, thus proclaiming the Birth of John the Baptist who would be the Harbinger of YEHOSHUA JESUS as Prophesied in Isaiah 40:3. John the Baptist quoted from that Scripture when the Pharisees questioned him to identify himself.

Luk 1:11  And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 

Luk 1:12  And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 

Luk 1:13  But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 

Luk 1:14  And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. 

Joh 1:22  Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 

Joh 1:23  He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. 

Joh 1:24  And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. 

Isa 40:3  The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 

Isa 40:4  Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: 

Isa 40:5  And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. 

In Luke 1:26 the Archangel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary in the Annunciation to foretell of the birth of YEHOSHUA HA`MASHIACH JESUS THE CHRIST. Angels then proclaim the birth of YEHOSHUA HA`JESUS CHRIST in the Adoration of the Shepherds in Luke 2:10. An Angel appeared to Joseph, the husband of Mary, before the birth of CHRIST informing him of the Sacred Conception and appeared again in a Dream, warning of Herod’s seeking the Life of the Child.

Luk 1:26  And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 

Luk 1:27  To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 

Luk 1:28  And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 

Luk 1:29  And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 

Luk 1:30  And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 

Luk 1:31  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 

Luk 1:32  He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 

Luk 1:33  And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 

Luk 2:9  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 

Luk 2:10  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 

Luk 2:11  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 

Luk 2:12  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 

Luk 2:13  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 

Luk 2:14  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 

Angels also appear later in the New Testament. In Luke 22:43 an Angel comforts JESUS CHRIST during the Agony in the Garden. In Matthew 28:5 an Angel speaks to Mary Magdalene at the empty tomb, following the Resurrection of CHRIST and the rolling back of the stone was done by an Angel. Hebrews 13:2 reminds the reader that they should always be hospitable because we may “entertaining Angels unawares”.

THE LAST DAY

When YEHOSHUA JESUS Returns on the Last Day HE will bring HIS Angels with HIM and they will Separate Out Everything of Offense to HIS Kingdom. That will include all People who are not HIS Disciples. Only HIS Disciples are considered HIS People and the Children of YHVH GOD.

This Study Guide will follow the Pattern of the other Study Guides in the Christology Series with Scriptures for every Thematic Statement. More information will be added to this Study Guide soon with additional Support Scriptures throughout its Presentation. This is just an Introduction Brief to the Series. See the next article for the Outline we will use for the Study of Angelology.

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