Angels: holy and fallen (part 1)

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By A. vd Laan-Leito…In which god do we believe? Biblical scripture speaks of many gods. Do we actually really know the one we believe in? Important questions, for as John 17:3 (New King James Version) states: And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Yeshua Messiah whom You have sent.

 This passage amongst others speaks of God Almighty, the God of Israel.

Biblical scripture: God
God Almighty, The Creator of heaven and earth, Genesis 1:1. And as The Creator, he decides who, Yeshua Messiah (Daniel 2:44-45, Luke 1:31-33), will inherit his property, as Psalm 2: 7-12 states in verses 7 and 8:

7 “I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. 8 Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession.

Joshua 2:11 says in Rahab’s words:
“… for the LORD your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath.”

God lives, Psalm 42:2b says:
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

God is Spirit, Genesis 1:3, Job 33:4. And Yeshua Messiah tells us in John 4:24:
God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”

God is holy, Hosea 11:9b states:
I am God, and not man, The Holy One in your midst;”

God is good, Mark 10:18 (New King James Version) Yeshua Messiah says:
“Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.”

God is the Father of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, he is the Father of Israel his eldest son, Exodus 4:10 and Deuteronomy 32:9-10; the apple of his eye, Zechariah 2:8 and Deuteronomy 32:10b. The Father of Yeshua Messiah, his only born son, John3:16, John10:36. And Father of heavenly beings, the angels as Genesis 6:2, Job1:2 and 38:7 tells us. God Almighty is the all knowing God, Jeremiah 17:9-10, 11:20, Daniel 2:47 and Revelation 20:12. He tells his plans to his prophets, Amos 3:7, and through his Holy Spirit he tells us of the future things to come, John 16:13. He is light and he knows what is hidden into darkness, 1 John 5-6a and Daniel 2:22. He is full of forgiveness, Psalm 86:6. Our God is love and peace, Jeremiah 31:2-3 and 2 Corinthians 13:11, but he is also righteous, Jeremiah 10:23. He is good, 1 Peter 5:10, but he is also stern, Romans 11:22, Hebrews 12: 6-11 and Revelation 3:19. His judgement starts at his household, 1 Peter 4:17. Biblical scripture says more, much more about the God of Israel. He is a unique being. For more about God Almighty’s and Yeshua Messiah’s being, reed on Why Israel: The meek shall inherit the earth. Heaven can wait!? Yeshua Messiah teaches us about who God our Father is through his teachings and his life, John 1:18.

God is one, Galatians 3:20, Moses tells us in Deuteronomy 6:4 and Yeshua Messiah also tells us in Mark 12:29:
“The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.

God Almighty is one, he has one creation: heaven and earth, one eldest son: Israel one only borne son: Yeshua Messiah. He has one congregation (assembly, commonwealth) of people: Israel, in which non-Israelites are grafted, for he has only one root that brings forth the olive tree, which symbolises his congregation, Romans 11:17-24, Ephesians 2:11-15,22!

Notice verse 14: For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, [both= gentiles (non-Israelites) and Israelites]

John 4:22 tells us Yeshua said: “You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.” The Jews (those with faith) have known for centuries whom, the God of Israel, they worship. And they have also been expecting the Jewish Messiah.

The angels: the holy ones
God Almighty created heavenly beings in heaven, amongst others he created angels. Biblical scripture is full of references to these angels. Revelation 5 tells us about God’s throne in heaven, verse 11 (New King James Version) tells us:

Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne … and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.

Hebrews 1:14 says about the angels:
Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation? For example: Matthew 4:11, to serve Yeshua Messiah and I Kings 19:5-7, also to serve Elijah. They are always at God’s command, an example is the angel that appeared before Joshua and the Israelites took Jericho in, Joshua 5:13-15.

The angels are heavenly beings with their residence in heaven as 1 Enoch 15:6-7b, 10 tells us in verse 7: … as for the spiritual ones of the heaven, in heaven is their dwelling. Contrary to human beings (and giants) which have their residence on earth as 1 Enoch 15:10b tells us:

As for the spirits of heaven, in heaven shall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling.

Both human and heavenly beings can interact; influence each other in heaven and on earth. But God gave them a designated living space. There is a hierarchy amongst them. Some of the angels were, are leaders who received the task of “watching” over the human beings on earth as Deuteronomy 32:8 (New Living Translation) tells us:

Then the Most High assigned lands to the nations, when he divided up the human race, he established the boundaries of the peoples according to the number in his heavenly court.
(Greek version, which reads: the number of the angels of God)

They also received authority from God Almighty to take decisions concerning people as in the case of king Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel 4:13,23a and Daniel 4:17 (New King James Version):
This decision is by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones …

The first book of Enoch, considered to be a pseudeprigrapha but canonized in the Ethiopian bible, tells us more about the angels. Genesis 9:18-24 and 1 Enoch 12:1-2 tells us about Enoch (Reed for more about him on Why Israel: The meek shall inherit the earth. Heaven can wait!?). 1 Enoch chapter 20 verse 1 tells us:

1. And these are the names of the holy angels who watch.

Even thou angels received such tasks (and others), we are not supposed to worship nor bow for them. Several biblical passages make this clear. Revelations 19:10 (New King James Version):

And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

Angels can have the appearance of a man, Daniel 8:15-16, Daniel 9:21. They call human beings: son of man, as Gabriel called Daniel in Daniel 8:17. Yeshua Messiah called himself the son of God and the son of man. I believe to make clear that he was, still is a human being and not a heavenly being (please leave the Greek/Roman mythology et cetera aside). At the moment Yeshua sits at the right hand of God, 1 Peter 3:22 (not at his own right hand).
1 John 2:22 (New King James Version) tells us: Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father a n d the Son.

It doesn’t say who denies that the Son is the Father and vice versa. It says a n d; so this passage speaks of two separate beings. The Father and the Son are one in purpose not in being. Did certain leaders of the Roman church deny the Father and the Son? Purpose: to create a façade for ‘the church’, claiming to be the light of the world, as the ultimate replacement of Israel? Thank God for his grace, regardless of what any one believes.

1 Enoch 20: 1-8 speaks of the holy watchers and their job description. The angels Gabriel and Michel are also mentioned: … 5. Michael, one of the holy angels, wit, he that is set over the best part of mankind ⌈⌈and⌉⌉ over chaos. 7. Gabriel, one of the holy angels, who is over Paradise and the serpents and the Cherubim.

Gabriel is also a messenger, Daniel 8:15-16, Luke 1:26 to 27 and he stands in the presence of God, Luke 1:19. He is a worrier, Daniel 10:12-16 and 10:20-21, helped by Michel. And Daniel 11:1 also mentions him being a helper to Michel, who is a worrier himself and is assigned to Israel, Daniel 12:1. And Revelation 12:1-9 tells us he and the angels with him will cast down Satan. Jude verse 9 also tells us that he is the archangel that contended with the Devil for Moses body. Speaking of the Devil, who was, is the first fallen angel.

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One Comment to “Angels: holy and fallen (part 1)”

  1. jim anderson says:

    Angels are never fallen. Isa.14v4 shows that the context where Lucifer is spoken of refers to the king of Babylon who would fall from heaven in Babylons destruction by the Persian empire

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