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10/12/22  Morning

1 Timothy 4:1-3 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; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

The potential for conspiracy is really on the other side. The conspiracy is [former National Institutes of Health director Francis] Collins, Fauci, and the established scientific community that has acted in an antithetical way to science.”

So said Dr. Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control, in a September 15 interview with Paul Thacker’s Disinformation Chronicle newsletter. According to Redfield, “Everyone had to agree to the narrative” enforced by Dr. Anthony Fauci and other health officials that the COVID-19 virus came from a “wet market” in Wuhan and not the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). And Dr. Fauci “clearly misled Congress,” about funding dangerous gain-of-function research at the WIV.  So there you go….we already knew this.  Confessions are being made everyday and everywhere by the actors in this Covid conspiracy.  They are admitting to the lies that we have been told about Covid……but what is being done about it?  Absolutely nothing!  In fact current CDC director Walensky this month encouraged everyone to get the “booster” shot without any qualms whatsoever!  It doesn’t matter how many lies they get caught telling…. people will still follow them.  Why?  Because they have had their consciences seared and the minds are reprobate concerning the truth.  They would rather believe “the Lie” than the truth. 

 

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

 

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

10/5/2022

Hebrews 13:2 Angels 

Intro: Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  Angels are all over the Bible.  The book of Revelation alone has references to 31 angels.  Angels are powerful, created beings.  We know the names of two angels.  Michael, the prince of Israel and Gabriel.  We have many instances of angels in the Bible.  Let’s look at angels. 

 

What Are Angels?

Some of this information is from Got Questions.org……..  Angels are personal spiritual beings who have intelligence, emotions, and will. This is true of both the good and evil angels (demons).

 

Angels possess intelligence (Matthew 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? ; 2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.; 1 Peter 1:12Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.),

 

Angels show emotion (Luke 2:13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,; James 2:19Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.; Revelation 12:17And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.), and exercise will (Luke 8:28-31When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and ccfell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. 29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil dinto the wilderness.) 30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. 31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into ethe deep.; 2 Timothy 2:26And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.; Jude 6And 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.

 

Angels are spirit beings (Hebrews 1:14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?) without true physical bodies. Although they do not have physical bodies, they are still personalities.

 

Because they are created beings, their knowledge is limited. This means they do not know all things as God does (Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.). They do seem to have greater knowledge than humans, however, which may be due to three things. First, angels were created as an order of creatures higher than humans. Therefore, they innately possess greater knowledge.

 

Angels study the Bible and the world more thoroughly than humans do and gain knowledge from it (James 2:19; Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. Revelation 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.

 

Angels gain knowledge through long observation of human activities. Unlike humans, angels do not have to study the past; they have experienced it. Therefore, they know how others have acted and reacted in situations and can predict with a greater degree of accuracy how we may act in similar circumstances.

 

Though they have wills, angels, like all creatures, are subject to the will of God. Good angels are sent by God to help believers (Hebrews 1:14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?). Here are some activities the Bible ascribes to angels:

 

They praise God (Psalm 148:1-2Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens:  Praise him in the heights.

2  Praise ye him, all his angels: Praise ye him, all his hosts.; Isaiah 6:3And one cried unto another, and said,

Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: The whole earth is full of his glory.).

 

They worship God (Hebrews 1:6And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.; Revelation 5:8-13And when he had taken the book, rthe four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before nthe Lamb, having every one of them sharps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. 9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. 11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was dten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; 12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. 13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.).

 

They rejoice in what God does (Job 38:6-7Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7  When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?).

 

They serve God (Psalm 103:20Bless the Lord, ye his angels, That excel in strength, that do his commandments,

Hearkening unto the voice of his word.; Revelation 22:9Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.).

 

They appear before God (Job 1:6Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.; Job 2:1Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord.).

 

They are instruments of God’s judgments (Revelation 7:1And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.; Revelation 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets..

 

They bring answers to prayer (Acts 12:5-10Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing kof the church unto God for him. 6 And when aHerod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with ltwo chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. 7 And, behold, mthe angel of the Lord ncame upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and ohe smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. 8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and pbind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. 9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought qhe saw ra vision. 10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; swhich opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.

 

They aid in winning people to Christ (Acts 8:26And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. Acts 10:3He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

 

They observe Christian order, work, and suffering (1 Corinthians 4:9For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.; 1 Corinthians 11:10For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.; Ephesians 3:10To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,; 1 Peter 1:12Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.).

 

They encourage in times of danger (Acts 27:23-24 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

 

They care for the righteous at the time of death (Luke 16:22And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried.

 

Angels are an entirely different order of being than humans. Human beings do not become angels after they die. Angels will never become, and never were, human beings. God created the angels, just as He created humanity. The Bible nowhere states that angels are created in the image and likeness of God, as humans are….Genesis 1:26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

 

Angels are spiritual beings that can, to a certain degree, take on physical form. Humans are primarily physical beings, but with a spiritual aspect. The greatest thing we can learn from the holy angels is their instant, unquestioning obedience to God’s commands. A spiritual being is a supernatural, incorporeal being. The Bible begins with the assertion that God, a spiritual being, created the heavens and the earth. Other spiritual beings mentioned in Scripture include angels, demons, and Satan. The supernatural worldview is found throughout the Bible—from creation to Revelation and everywhere in between. While we may never fully understand everything that has to do with spiritual beings this side of heaven, believers worship God, who is spirit (John 4:24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.), and look forward to His kingdom, which is not of this world (John 18:36Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

 

God is a spiritual being. God has no physical form, and nothing in this world can be made to represent Him (Exodus 20:4Thou 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:; Deuteronomy 4:12And the Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.; Acts 17:29Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. There are other spiritual beings who are NOT of the same status, greatness, or ability as God. The psalmist declares,  Psalm 89:5–8 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: Thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. 6  For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord? 7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. 8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?  In just this section of Scripture, we are made aware of an assembly of holy ones, heavenly beings, and the Lord God Almighty who is greater than all other spiritual beings.

 

Revelation 4:4 talks of a council in heaven composed of 24. Is it angels or does it represent the apostles and the 12 patriarchs?  I lean now more toward a heavenly council.  And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.  In the Bible “twelve” appears to be the number of divine government—twelve months in a lunar year, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve apostles, twelve gates in the New Jerusalem, twelve angels at each gate, twelve foundations, twelve thousand sealed from each tribe, etc. Multiples of twelve—such as twenty-four, etc.—probably have a similar significance. “Thrones” are related to the heavenly powers in Col 1:16. In Revelation “white” clothing generally belongs to the saints but relates to angelic beings elsewhere in the NT While the “crowns of gold” are likewise usually related to the redeemed, here they refer to the royal dignity of those so closely associated with the throne of God.

 

While not entirely ruling out the elders’ possible representative or symbolic significance, the arguments of those who interpret the elders as a class of heavenly spirit-beings belonging to the general class of angels and living creatures seem more likely who they are. From this viewpoint, the “angels,” the “twenty-four elders,” and “the four living creatures” all designate actual supernatural beings involved with the purpose of God on earth and his worship in heaven.

 

Angels Are Among Us

Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Can demons be Bigfoot or UFO’s?  Fallen angels or Demons have no set physical appearance.  They can choose to take on a physical appearance.  We know that the demonic realm is a mystery.  Are they the spirits of the Nephilim who died during the flood?  Are they just fallen angels?  We don’t know.  But we do know that their goal is deception and they try to deceive God’s greatest creation…..humans. And there is no greater deception than to trick humans into believing in creatures from another planet or creatures that exist today that contradict the Biblical narrative. 

 

The Origin of Evil Angels

Revelation 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.

Ezekiel 28:12-15 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.  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. 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. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

 

Jude 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.  This may be the angels that cohabitated with women in Genesis 6.

 

Evil Angels are NOT called demons in the King James Version.

 

Evil Angels Are Called Devils

1 Timothy 4:1 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.  Seducing spirits are fallen angels and demons.  There are millions perhaps billions of them.  We do not know how many but there are enough to seduce and teach false doctrine and influence every human on earth. 

 

Evil Angels Are Called Familiar Spirits

2 Kings 21:6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.

How deep does it go?  Child sacrifice, Satanic and demon spells and worship happened in Israel. 

 

Satanic activity  was everywhere in Israel……

2 Kings 23:24 Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the Lord.

Do Angels always appear as humans?  We do know that Demons (fallen angels but angels nonetheless) transcend space/time physical nature of humanity.  Satan who is an angel, appeared as a serpent in Genesis.   We know Demons were sent into pigs by Jesus and that a Donkey talked.  (In fact, the Donkey saw the angel before Balaam did.) The angels called Cheribim portrayed on the Ark of the Covenant are winged creatures.   

 

Evil Angels are not Called Demons in the King James Version….

 

Evil Angels are Called unclean Spirits. Mark 5:2 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains.

 

Who are these Evil Angelic creatures?  Revelation 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.  Are these the spirits of the Nephilim who died during the flood but their spirits live as Demonic entities?  Or are just fallen angels who are part of this great deception? 

 

Can Angels take on other forms?

It appears so in some rare cases……Revelation 4:7-8  And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. 8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.   John saw four creatures…maybe Angels maybe not….but they are representatives of creation…. one like a lion, another like an ox and another like a man and another like an eagle.  In Revelation there are the evil creatures (that may be fallen angels) that come out of the bottomless pit as some kind of human-animal hybrid described as locusts.  Does this mean that some angels can take on other non-human forms? It appears so.  

 

There have been many instances where people have cried out to God for help and animals appeared to scare off offenders or to bark until help arrived or gave comfort.  It would make sense that angels can take on any form human or animal when needed.  So we must conclude Biblically what we know….. that angels take on human form and may on very rare occasions take on animal form. 

 

Angels are everywhere in the Bible.  The book of Revelation leads the way with 31 different angels who have specific duties as part of God’s end time judgment of the world.  So, if they are everywhere and we can entertain angels unaware, it would make sense for them to also take on animal form… though rarely. 

 

So are UFO’s demonic?  Yes!  Is Bigfoot demonic?  Yes!  We know that these things exist.  There is too much evidence and eye-witness accounts to deny it.  It is interesting that in all Biblical reports of angels they seem to always appear for a few moments and then disappear.   That would explain why UFO’s appear for a few moments and vanish and Bigfoot appears for a brief glimpse and the disappears without a trace.  It appears that they are demonic who appear in brief moments to deceive us and then disappear so they can’t be discovered for what they truly are. 

 

Are Fallen Angels the Fearful sights in the sky?

Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.   Famines are here and are going to get worse.  Pestilences are already here and increasing.  The next thing according to the Bible will be a deception in the skies that has been going on since 1947 with sightings and the Roswell incident.  Plans were made that year that the next year Israel would become a nation again.  This is no coincidence.  As God ramped up Bible prophecy with Israel coming back to their land…..Satan went into high gear with end time deception. 

 

It could be that some time soon possibly after the rapture or maybe just before the rapture so-called Alien creatures will appear and tell us that the Bible is not the word of God.  It will scare people to death literally!  Luke 21:26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.  I can’t think of anything more frightening than to think that everything we’ve ever believed is false!  Notice Powers of heaven shall be shaken!   They will deny God and claim that His word is fake news…as was claimed recently at The world Economic Forum by Yuval Noah Harari.

 

 We know that UFO’s or UAP’s are real for the US government has admitted it.  Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.   2 Thessalonians 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.  Will there be entities that appear to be from another planet and discredit all that we know about the world?  It’s possible.  They would be false Christs and false prophets on steroids wouldn’t they?

 

Are these the spirits of the Nephilim who died during the flood but their spirits live as Demonic entities?  Or are just fallen angels who are part of this great deception?  Whoever they are….one thing is for sure….it’s all part of Satan’s end time deception to fool the world and turn the world against God and His word and using fallen angels and demons are his willing and able helpers. 

 

What Can We do?

Ephesians 6:10-11 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  The whole armour of God is….Righteousness of Christ applied to our lives, the gospel of Jesus Christ, Faith in Christ, Reading the word of God, and prayer in Jesus name. 

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