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Angels and Demons
It was 1995, around late summer, I am at mother’s house laying on her recliner in the living room. It is just after midnight, and I am awake. Things are quiet in the house, my mother and father are asleep, and Aunt Vonnie is asleep in the spare bedroom. I inherited the couch.
All of a sudden, my recliner rocks backwards to its limit, almost toppling over, and a weight of what felt like a couple of hundred pounds, comes to rest on my chest. I can’t breathe, I can’t move, the weight is too heavy, I can’t even raise my hand an inch. Then a loud high pitched screech starts in my ears. It sounds like scraping metal, but a constant pitch. The sound is deafening, and the weight on my chest and arms will not let me breathe or move at all. I know that I am awake, and that everyone in the house is about to be awake from the noise, yet I can’t speak, not even whisper. My thoughts are racing, and I know I am being attacked by something very powerful, yet invisible to the eye. This thing is trying to kill me. If something doesn’t happen, I will suffocate. My only recourse is to start thinking, “Jesus…. Jesus…. Jesus..” This goes on for, probably seconds, but it seems minutes. Then slowly some of the weight lifts off my chest, and I find that I can offer up a whisper, “Jesus...Jesus...Jesus..” I still can’t move my hands, or raise up, but I am starting to be able to breathe in just slightly. “Jesus.., Jesus.. , JESUS!!!!” I finally speak out. Jesus!, Jesus! Jesus!.. I then burst out with some volume, and then the presence, which I had now determined was demonic or at least evil in nature, slowly raised up off of me, yet still screeching, and then it faded off in the distance.
I sat up, got up, listened for what I knew would be persons disturbed by the noise, yet there was no rustling, just the sound of their sleep. I sat on the couch, and pulled my bible to me, opened it up, it mattered not where, and I just praised God, and thanked him for his deliverance. Feeling confident, I also jeered at Satan, calling him out and saying things like, “Is that all you got, bring it on..!!” Now I know that Satan was trying me, and God was testing me. I had just been separated from my wife of some 13 years because of a spiritual ultimatum she gave me, and my choice was to follow my heart and keep teaching, even if it cost me my marriage, for I knew that God had put the call on my heart to teach. I had been teaching individuals that God brought my way, since 1986 when God first gave me some visions, which had occurred many times over a couple of years. I was licensed as minister in 1994, and had been butting heads with the organized church over some of the subjects that I teach on, since even before that, and I knew that Satan wanted to shut me up. Did he think that such an overt attack on me would in any way hinder me? It only made me more zealous to keep on teaching, for if “he” didn’t like what I had to say and teach on, then surely I must be doing something right.
This subject I am now on, has probably been through the imagination of almost everyone at one point or another. We all have a mental picture of what an angel, or what a demon looks like. Or at least what the mass media has taught us of their image over the years, true or not. What I intend to do in this letter, is to discuss exactly what angels, demons, fallen angels, Zoa, cherubim, and other, what we in this natural realm, would call “supernatural” beings are and what they look like.
There is much legend and lore among the nations all over the world regarding angels and angelic encounters with natural men. Have you ever heard of the 6th and 7th Books of Moses? How about the 8th, 9th, and 10th Books of Moses? Most Christians have not heard of them, and they have been excluded from scripture, for a very good reason. In them are the accounts of the use of magic by the ancient Israelites. There are Seals, Amulets, tables, incantations, and such that they used for conjuring up supernatural spirits to “do their bidding”. Yes, the ancient Israelite Priests were into a lot more than just carrying around the Ark of the Covenant. They practiced using a “black magic” of sorts, and used the beings, that were “bound” by the seal or incantation, to do what they instructed them to do.
Now please, please do not try to find these books. They are nothing but trouble. No one can accurately interpret, much less speak the words that are used in the proper dialect. You can’t just mess around with supernatural powers and be unaffected by it. The easiest way Satan can use his minions to hurt people and infiltrate their homes, is by their playing with these and other “Spirit Doorways”, like the Ouija board.
Supernatural beings encompass much more than just angels and demons. The higher order beings are called Seraphim and Cherubim. Then come your Archangels, Angels, Zoa, and other Spirit entities. Now the order down the center varies, depending on what source you are looking, but the top two are always the Seraphim, and Cherubim, and the bottom two are Archangels and Angels. There is also what is called “thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers” (Col 1:15-18) Whether these are literal beings or not is somewhat unclear, but I believe that these are like positions given unto Spirit Beings, which makes sense when reading the context, the Angels, Archangels, or other entities are given this title, or position. So this then is the Celestial Hierarchy that exists, even today, and these beings are not just some force or influence, they are “individuals” and have bodies, souls and spirits. You may have noticed that I didn’t say, “demons”. There is a good reason for that, which I will get into later.
The resources I am using for this lesson are. Rev. Finis Jennings Dake’s - “God’s Plan for Man”- an excellent resource and I recommend anyone to take this “College Course”- Dake’s Study Bible, and “A dictionary of Angels” by Gustav Davidson, which really goes through all the worlds myths and legends about angels. Now I will stipulate again, that I don’t agree with everything that Dake indicates in his study course, for example his views on the Great Pyramid, however I have never seen a better, more complete, and scientifically correct study of scripture than his. Also there is much irrelevant material in the Dictionary of Angels, yet it has some merit too. So lets not throw out the baby with the bathwater. We should use the valuable, and ignore the rest.
Starting at the top:
Seraphim: Mentioned twice in scripture. They look like men, with three pairs of wings, Two are folded over and cover his feet, two are covering his face, and with the other two he is flying. They cry out Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of Hosts...while flying above God’s Throne. (Isa. 6:1-7)
Cherubim: These creatures are mentioned many times in scripture. They look like men, similar to the Seraphim, but with four instead of six wings. They also have four faces, a man, a lion, an ox, and an eagle, and they have feet like a calf. Two of their wings are touching tip to tip, probably extended forward. The other two wings are covering their body. Their appearance is like fire and lightning, and they move fast like lightning. They are connected to “wheels” which look like a wheel within a wheel, having the appearance of Beryl with many eyes in them, i.e. the wheels. There is a firmament like a crystal over their heads. Above them sits the Throne of God. This picture reminds many people of a “being”, within a UFO or craft of sorts, who knows? (Ezek. 1:5-28; 8:1-4; 10:1-22)
Zoa: Means literally, “Living Creatures”. These beings are mentioned several times in scripture. They are similar to Cherubim, except they have one face each, and are “full of eyes, before and behind.” They are similar to the Seraphim in that they have six wings. One has the face of a lion, one has the face of a calf, one with the face of a man, and one with the face of an eagle. They cry “Holy, Holy, Holy”.. To God day and night. (Rev. 4:6-9; 5:14; 6:1 -8; 7:11; 14:3, 9-11; 15:7; 19:4)
Spirit Horses - Chariot Drivers : Paul teaches us that “the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are CLEARLY SEEN, being understood by the things that are made” (Rom. 1:20) He also states that after being taken to the third heaven that he heard “unspeakable words, which is not lawful for a man to utter”. (2 Cor. 12:1-4)
We would have thought him “mad”, if he were to tell us what he saw and heard. There are many cases of heavenly horses, and chariots, armies on horses, and such. (2 Kings 2:11-12 ; 2 Kings 6:13-17; Zechariah 1:8-11; 6:1-8; Rev. 19:11-21) etc. If there are horses in heaven then there is probably all kinds of animals inhabiting heaven now.
Archangels: This term is only used twice in scripture. One time it is used of Christ, coming to the world to take out all the dead and living Saints. (1 Thess. 4:16) and of Michael when he disputed with Satan over the body of Moses. (Jude 9) The word “Arch” simply means “Chief” implying that there is a class of angels higher than normal angels. Michael, is called “one of the chief princes” in Daniel 10:13, which implies that there are many. He is the one that gets to fight against the Devil and his angels and will cast them to the earth, in Revelation 12:7-9. Gabriel is one according to (Dan. 8:16-19; 9:20-23; 10:8-11:1; Luke 1:19, 26) Lucifer was one, and was given charge to rule the earth before his fall. With the Principalities, Powers, Dominions, and Thrones in heaven, there must be many chief angels. Some of them would have rebelled with Lucifer, now Satan, and are now under his dominion, ruling certain kingdoms of this world under Satan’s authority. (Dan. 10:13-11:1)
Angels: Literally means “Messenger”. The term angel or angels is used 294 times in scripture. It is used of Jesus, the Second person of the Trinity, who appeared unto men as a man or a messenger of God. The term is even used in regards to man. Many times scripture uses the manifestation of “God” on the earth calling it an “Angel” or messenger when it is clear that it is not just an ordinary angel. Angels are always spoken of in the “Masculine” form. There are no female angels, sexless or hermaphrodite angels, as some have taught. There are no “Baby” angels or “Cherub’s”, nothing in scripture indicates their existence, although I’m sure that they can appear as a child if that was warranted. Also interesting, is that Angels and Archangels may not have wings as the media and artists have portrayed them. The Cherubim and Seraphim do, which is plain by scripture, but nowhere is it stated that Angels or Archangels have wings. Angels look upon sinful man, and salvation from God with wonder and amazement. They are now and will be in the future, servants to the Saints.
The Nature of Angels: Angels are glorious, intelligent and wise. They are patient, meek, holy, immortal, powerful and mighty. They have a will, only limited knowledge, and are on a higher order than man. They do have bodies, with body parts like man, and they have passions like man does. They can appear visible and invisible. They can travel at almost inconceivable speeds. They can pass right through solid material. They need no sleep, they can act and do everything that man does.
The Work of Angels: Drive spirit horses, guard gates, wage war, deliver judgments, minister to saints, and help individuals. They sing, praise and worship God. They lead sinners to gospel workers, and direct preachers. They appear in dreams, bind Satan, guard the abyss, protect saints and re-gather Israel. They accompany Christ, witness confessions, receive departed Saints, give revelations and impart God’s will. There are many more things that they do, and even more that is implied rather than written. Angels are given charge over the stars, planets, winds, elements, and much more.
Fallen Angels: Fallen angels are comprised of all the angels that rebelled with Lucifer against God. Although we are not given a number, we do know that a full third, 1/3, of the literal myriads of angels in heaven went along with Lucifer’s rebellion and became we call “Fallen Angels”. Within this group are two classes. Those fallen angels that are now bound (Rev. 9:11,14; 11:7; 17:8; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6-7) Those that are now loose, and will be cast down to the earth with Satan in the middle if Daniels 70th week, or the Great Tribulation. (Rev. 12:7-12; Ephesians 6:10-17)
The two classes of fallen angels prove that the ones now locked up in Hell committed some special sin, otherwise they would be loose with the rest of the fallen angels. The “Spirits in prison” spoken of in 1 Peter 3:19- 20, are the same as the “Sons of God” in Genesis 6:1-14. These angels came down and took themselves wives of the daughters of man during the “Age of Conscience”, before the flood. They created the giants, “Nephalim” of Genesis. These angels, under the order of Satan, came to earth to corrupt the “Seed of the Woman”, that would bear the “Savior”. These giants were of such size, the book of Enoch says they were 300 cubits tall. If you use the standard cubit (18in), their height was 450 feet. If you use the Sacred Cubit (25in), which was used many times in important buildings and monuments, their height was about 625 feet tall. Either way, these pre-flood giants were huge. To the point that man could no longer feed them, and they had then turned on man and began eating him. This is another reason that God had to destroy all flesh, for this world couldn’t sustain the giants.
Most people haven’t heard of these giants, or at least haven’t given them much attention, for if something is unusual and can’t be explained simply, then they just ignore the facts. God is not afraid of the truth, and things like this are included in scripture for our benefit and to help increase our knowledge.
Most people don’t realize that there were other “Sons of God”, that came back down to earth after the flood, and tried again to infiltrate and corrupt the “Holy” line of Seth. The pre-flood giants are referred to as Nephalim, meaning a bully, a tyrant, a giant. The other term used for giants, which includes the post-flood giants is Rephaim, or in Hebrew, Rapha. It is usually translated dead, deceased, giant, and giants. Genesis 6:4 states that, “There were giants on the earth in those days (BEFORE THE FLOOD), and also after that, (THE FLOOD), when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” The Giants after the flood occupied the land of Canaan. When Abraham entered the land these giants were already there. We know of Goliath, he was over 13 feet tall. In Deut. 3:11, Og, another giant, is spoken of as having a bed of iron, 18 feet 9 inches long, and 8 feet 4 inches wide. Satan was constantly trying to kill off the lineage that the Christ would come from, to the point that at one time, there was only one baby boy left in the direct lineage of Jesus. (2 Kings 11:1-21) Israel, under King David, killed off the last of that race of giants.
The Fallen Angels that are now locked up are comprised of at least these “Sons of God” that came unto the daughters of man, both before and after the flood. The second group of fallen angels, after the flood, was somewhat smaller and limited in scope, for Biblically, it seems the giants were confined to the land of Canaan, but their migration across the world is certain for there has been a discovery of “giants bones” in Greece, Saudi Arabia, India, and in other areas fairly recently. These facts though only confirms the existence of these giants, and proves the bible correct. Just do a search on giants bones found, and you will see some amazing pictures of giant skeletons. Now there are some fakes out there, but the truth is that there have been giant humanoid skeletons found, all over the world.
So, you might wonder, what happened to these giants, that existed before and after the flood, when they were eventually killed off. These beings were born of flesh and of spirit. Therefore their souls would continue to live on after their bodies were killed. There is no indication that these disembodied spirits were “locked up” in hell, however there is scripture to back up the fact that their fathers, the fallen angels, were locked up. In Enoch, chapters 7, 8, 9, and 10, you have talk of Fallen Angels, the things they taught man, their offspring, the giants, their stature, and their beginnings and ending. In Chapter 10, Gabriel is told by the Lord, to, “Go to the biters, to the reprobates, to the children of fornication, and destroy the children of fornication, the offspring of the “Watchers” (another term for angels) from among men…” Then Michael the Archangel is told by the Lord to go and tell Samyaza, the fallen angel in charge of the angels that took up the earthly women as mates, to “Go and announce his crime to Samyaza, and to the others who are with him, who have been associated with women...that when all their sons (the Giants) shall be slain, when they shall see the perdition of their beloved, that they, (the Fallen Angels) shall be bound up for seventy generations under the earth, even unto the day of judgment..” So by this we know that the Fallen Angels who sinned this great sin are now locked up in Hell. So where could these disembodied spirits be, and what are they up to now? There is truly only one conceivable answer that makes sense in light of what we now know.
DEMONS: The concept of demons is a very real one, supported by scripture in many instances. The word “Demon” is not found in scripture, but it means, “Evil Spirit” or “Devil”. The word “Devil” is used of Satan, the prince of demons. I’ll talk some about him below. The Greek word used for Satan is “Diabolos” meaning adversary, false accuser, or slanderer. The word is used of men in 1st and 2nd Timothy and Titus. It is also used to describe Judas, as the adversary of Christ. In 34 other places it is used exclusively of Satan and is translated “Devil”. There are 76 places where devil or devils are used, in which the reference is to “Evil Spirits or Demons”. The Greek words used in these places are, “Diamonion and Diamon” meaning “Evil Spirits” or “Demons” There is only one Devil, but many demons. They are not angels, for Angels have bodies which they do not have. Demons are disembodied spirits, and seem to have to possess men or beasts in order to operate on the physical plane.
The Nature of Demons: They are evil, intelligent, and wise. They are powerful, disembodied spirits. They are not angels or human, for they can possess man and they can be cast out. They are individuals with names. They have feelings, faith, doctrines, wills, miraculous powers, intelligence, emotions, and desires. They have soul and spirit faculties, just as we do.
The Work of Demons: They can possess people and beasts. They cause deafness, dumbness, blindness, lunacy, and uncleanness. They have supernatural strength. They can cause suicide, fits, lusts, sickness and diseases. They cause torments, bring deceptions, use enchantments and witchcraft. They use heresies, false doctrines, wickedness, fear and worldliness. They cause bondage, discord, violence, oppression, and sin. They cause every evil they can to wage war against God and man. There are demon spirits for every sickness, disease, unholy trait, sin and doctrinal errors known to man. Demons must be cast out in order to get relief from them. Disease and germs are allied with unclean spirits and are the corruption that man, born into a body of death and sin, are exposed to all their lives until they eventually die. They can possess, oppress, and influence Christians and non Christians alike, and if not cast out will eventually bring about the demise of the body they have possessed.
There may be cases where fallen angels and demons show themselves, but as a rule of thumb, they work in a “Covert” manner. For, if we knew for sure that they existed, then faith in God, and Christ would come easy for man. They tend to manipulate what we call chance or circumstance, to bring about their goals. C.S. Lewis wrote a book called “The Screwtape Letters”. This book is a fascinating look at the work of demons, their hierarchy, and how they covertly work behind the scenes to get their job done. This book is written through the eyes of a demon, and as such when he says something like enemy, he is talking about God, or his lord is talking about Satan. I recommend this read.
You may think that demons don’t bother you, or that you are not sure about the existence of such beings, and I do understand that perspective. However, if you are a true Christian, you will find that these beings are always coming against you in some manner or another. Them just taking your “Peace” is considered a battle won for them. There is also much evidence in the Church and in secular rings of their work and existence, The church for ages has authorized and supported priests whose sole duty is to “Exorcise” these demons out of people, beasts, and places. Get the book, “The Demonologist” by Gerald Brittle. This book is about the true story of the careers of Ed and Lorraine Warren. This man and wife team have been behind the scenes, battling against demonic forces, poltergeists, possessions, and other instances, where persons of their knowledge and faith are needed and are called in to get rid of the evil that pervades this world. You are aware of the Amityville Horror, well, Ed and Lorraine Warren are the ones that were called in to help.
There are instances where people think that they have seen the “ghost” of someone or a loved one. There is, however, no concrete evidence that supports the idea that these entities are actually the spirit of our departed loved ones. More likely, they are these demons, the disembodied spirits of the giants, who have been around long enough, and are familiar enough with us to fool us into thinking that they are our loved ones. Be very wary when entertaining thoughts of seeking or talking to loved ones that have departed, for you will probably open up the door to demonic oppression at least, even possession is possible.
SATAN: The bible makes it clear what Satan is, and what he is not. He is not some evil force or principle. He is not a being with hoofs, horns, and a tail, holding a pitchfork and presiding over the evil dead. He is not Jesus brother, although he could be called Michael and Gabriel’s brother. Jesus as the Word of God created the universe, then created all the angels, including Satan. Satan, who was once Lucifer, God’s anointed Cherub, perfect in his ways until iniquity was found in him. His pride and love for his own beauty caused him to try to exalt himself above God, which led to his downfall. He, as an archangel, had a body, soul, and spirit, and was the ruler of this earth before Adam was created. This is my opinion here, but in light of the evidence of Atlantis, the two creations in Genesis, and knowing that Lucifer ruled this earth before the recreation began in Genesis, I believe that Lucifer was allowed to create on this earth. He probably created the dinosaurs, and most likely the pre-Adamic civilizations that existed and even the Atlantean civilization, who were too smart for their britches. Under his influence, the Atlantean’s began playing with genetics which caused their downfall.
Lucifer became enamored with himself, and led a rebellion, leading his angels into heaven and his invasion was thwarted and he was defeated. He then became Satan, that Devil, our adversary, and then made it his goal to influence man against God, and to hinder or thwart the “Seed of the Woman” which would lead to his eventual demise. How long he reigned on earth before the rebellion is not clear, but it had to be a long time in order to lead such a rebellion with over a third of the angels following him, plus all his earthly subjects. His fall was before the Adamic creation, and probably before the pre-adamic civilizations, for their influence around the world was not necessarily a “Holy” influence.
The Work of Satan: He is a religious leader. He has been worshipped as god through the ages, and his worship will be increased under the Antichrist. Read my Masonic letter for some interesting facts. He is the deceiver of men. He had power over death until Jesus conquered death, hell and the grave. He is the leader of all sinners and backsliders, of all spirit rebels, fallen angels and demons. He causes all sickness and diseases, all physical and mental maladies in the human race. He tempts men, provokes sin, and causes offences. He can transform himself into an angel of light. He wages war against the saints of God, he hinders the Gospel, he comes in and steals the Word of God out from under people to prevent their faith from increasing. He works miracles, can hold God’s messengers captive, which hinders answers to prayers. He causes diversions, hinders the gospel, causes double mindedness, doubt and unbelief. He causes divisions and strife amongst the brethren.
SO WHAT CAN WE DO...
Resist the Devil and he must flee. We have to prepare ourselves, and know when we are being attacked by demons. Realize how they operate, so when we see circumstances and events in life that are earmarked by the results that demons, and evil itself, desires to throw at us, we can see them for what they are, and “Give them no ear”. Walk in faith, humility, and clearness of mind to be able to battle against the darts of the evil one. We need to practice a walk of love, patience and faith in God and because we know the “End of the Story”, we can be confident enough to resist all the “Wiles of the Devil”.
You may say, that you are not being attacked, or oppressed by demons. Everything is going fine with you, and you have no problems. Well, in my experience, if you are “In Christ”, you then have a bullseye on your back and are made priority one by Satan and his minions. If nothing else, than to hinder your walk, cause you strife, and grief, and keep you from spreading your faith. If you are not under attack, then you better take a closer look at your faith, not your works, your walk of faith. Satan will leave you alone if you are not “In Christ”, or not being called and drawn by the Holy Spirit. He could care less, for he already has you. His attention is always on the “Called Ones” of God.
Keep the Faith, Get the Faith, do what ever it takes to insure that you are part of that select group, for not all men are called. Not all men have that Holy Spirit drawing or nudging them to faith. Jesus himself stated that “They can’s see or perceive, (his parables), LEST if they did, then He would turn and heal them.” All men are not called, so if you feel that nudge, that desire to know and come to God and Jesus Christ his only begotten son, don’t waste that call, the door is open but will close.
For a YouTube video on Spiritual Warfare and Demonology, check out my video here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ujHd4Xb4-c
With Love in Christ,
Patrick Robinson 9-6-2011