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The Angelic Hierarchy

18 Sep

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Job 1:6-7 (NLT)

One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the Lord, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them. “Where have you come from?” the Lord asked Satan. Satan answered the Lord, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”

The Angelic Hierarchy God is a very intriguing topic of discussion. The scriptures give a brief look into the different tiers or ranks of these celestial beings. The Bible breaks down the “Heavens” into three distinct spheres, inhabited by different angelic beings each completing a different duty or task.

The first sphere of angels described in Isaiah 6:1-7 are the Seraphim, and the Cherubim mentioned in Genesis 3:24. The Seraphim, the “burning ones,” are the highest in God’s ranks, serving as caretakers to His throne. These beings sing praises “Holy, holy, holy” an are described as having six wings, and composed of fire. The Cherubim guard the Throne of God, and have four faces, a lions body and ox feet. They serve as guards to the Lord’s holy sanctums.

The second sphere contains the angels of Dominions and Principalities, Ephesians 1:21. These spiritual beings govern the lower rank angels who oversea the works of man. They oppose the spiritual wickedness over the Earth. They bound and chain evil spirits who work to cause discord against mankind. They serve as warriors and are represented as being divinely beautiful.

The third sphere serve in the lowest ranks, and act as God’s messengers to men. They are the Archangels and personal guides to mankind, Ephesians 3:10. These Angels minister divine wisdom and give direct orders from The Most High, answering to the second sphere Angels. These beings are the main ministers to the historical events of Jesus Christ birth and also to his glorious resurrection.

I find it very interesting that God has a very distinct and human way of how His heavenly realm is ruled. Much like our own Government having distinct titles, duties and authorities for each person is very similar. Mankind mimics the heavenly realm in the Earth, showing proof that a divine being is always in control an loves His blessed creation. I hope that you were blessed by this and may the Angels continue to look watch over you.

Shalom…

The Origin of False Religion.

18 Apr

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Genesis 4:3-5

“in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.”

The book of Genesis chapter 4, records the first instance of false god worship in the Holy Bible. False worship is a set of beliefs or actions one takes in hopes of attaining true spirituality. A false religion can be the belief, or non belief in God or other deities that are not in line with the Most High, but rather one’s own beliefs. These beliefs appease man but fall short of God’s glory.

There is one and only one way to please God. Romans 6:5 reads, “For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his.” This is through accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior, through which we have a remission of sins, John 3:16. Any belief taken away or added to is false.

False religion is dangerous in that it shifts the focus from the Cross to selfish desire. This is what Cain did, turning from sacrifice to what he believed good enough. Abel offered a sacrifice (firstling of his flock, symbolic of Christ sacrifice in the years to come) Many false beliefs have made their way into the Church as well, causing discord and limiting the move of the Holy Spirit.

What false religions are at work today, (see the false teachings on this site for a few). Know that if Christ is not the center worship it can only be false. The Lord stated it best in John 14:6, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

Shalom…

Who was Melchizedek?

1 Feb

Melchizedek-of-Salem Hebrews 7:1-3 18:21, “For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,”  without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually.” Who was Melchizedek? This mysterious Priest who appears in the book of Hebrews is in actuality not so mysterious. In the Holy Scriptures God is always giving examples to those who are lost to the redemption found in Jesus Christ. Melchizedek is a “type,” of Christ to given as an example or to foreshadow the Messiah. In this same breath we as Believers are examples of Jesus in the modern day displaying love, kindnes and truth to the world. John the Baptist was also a foreshadower of Jesus Christ in the wilderness baptizing by water to give a example of the baptism of the Holy Spirit Jesus would present. Melchizedek is presented in a higher spiritual state state by blessing Abraham in verse 1. The tithe paid represents the “sin,” debt in which we are so honored the Lord took from us. In the same way today, we pay tithes in giving our lives totally over to the Holy Spirit of God. To be used by God for His purpose. Verse 3 says Melchizedek was “without Father or Mother,” this is not meant He did not have a natural father and Mother but that the lineage of Melchizedek was hidden by way of the Holy Spirit to furthur present him as a type of Christ. The Mechizedek Priest was needed to enlighthen the people of that day, who did not have the Holy Bible written for them at that time. With the use of computers and technology we have the ability to read a interpret the Word of God, but still have powerful men and women who guide us as examples. Martin Luther King presents a type of Moses who began the Civil Rights movement by way of God. As stated before John the Baptist was a type of Christ, as well as the Disciples. Displaying miracles, signs and wonders after the resurrection of Jesus. Most importantly we are important examples of Jesus in the modern age in being a light unto the world. Satan in the end times will elevate the Anti-Christ who will be a demonic type of Christ to deceive the world. I praise the Most High, for giving each and every man and women not only Jesus but also examples to lead us to him for redemption. Shalom…

The Power of the Tongue…

23 Nov

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Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”

The power of the human tongue is one of the most misunderstood gifts from God. The Lord above not only equipped those who believe with the Holy Spirit, but also with the creative ability to create and also destroy, with the power of their tongue. In being made in the image of the living God (Genesis 1:27) we as his sons and daughters have this capability given to us. Hebrews 11:3 states, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” This is a very important teaching that is commonly avoided, due to the enemy capitalizing on our own ability to destroy ourselves. Satan only has the power to destroy the things that we allow him to.

Remember Faith works by receiving, believing and then speaking the Word of God over our life. It is always mindful to speak love, hope, blessings over the lives and situations to release the positive energy within us given by God. The tongue is a activation switch that allows the Holy Spirit to go to work in our lives. If you believe that health is in your future speak it. If you believe your child will go to college speak it. If you desire a loved one to get saved, speak it into existence. Receiving and believing is a requirement but the release of energy is in your tongue. In the same breath the tongue can be used to curse us as well.

When we speak negative words they have the same ramifications over our lives. If we ever are down we should never say negative thoughts developed in our minds. This is why Proverbs 18:21 says DEATH as well is in the tongue. We can curse ourselves by way of negative words even if at the time we speak them we really do not mean them. The spiritual realm does not know what sarcasm is. What we speak is what will happen. Ephesians 4:29 states, “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” Release the positive energy of your words today to bless others! So that they too can come into the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Shalom…

Entertaining Angels…

28 Apr

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

The testing of our faith will always be prevalent in our daily Christian lives. The scripture found in Hebrew 13: 2 describes Angels taking human form to test us at times. This testing is at the authority of God to see just how well we are operating in the finished work of Jesus Christ. In not only claiming to know Jesus but to act upon our belief in order to help others, spread the Gospel and allow the Holy Spirit to convict those who do not know Christ.

2 Peter 1: 3-8 describes what every Christian should adhere to as stated “And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The Lord never wants us to become complacent in our Faith and act upon it whenever it is needed. The rewarded is being fruitful in the kingdom of God, along with growth in the Spirit and more revelation revealed. Take the time to help a strange in need the next time you are out by making a donation to the homeless, or giving directions to someone lost or a simple “hello.” You never know who spiritually you are really helping out. Shalom…

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God’s Righteousness will save the Unknowing World…

27 Jan

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Romans 2:12-16, “For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified; for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law, these, although not having the law, are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.”

A familiar question arises about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is how will those who have never heard the Good News be saved? After all if you have never heard the story of redemption and accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior how can you be called redeemed and Holy in God’s eye? The Bible simply states that those who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ will be judged based simply on their personal sense of right and wrong or conscience. We must remember that God is just in all that he does, (Revelations 19:1-2) especially with those who have never heard about Jesus.

The Lord is always prevailing on our behalf to become saved and spread the Gospel. Even in this modern information age at times the Christian message can be missed, by some in third world and communist countries. This news is very comforting, even for me at times who struggled with finding an answer for the rest of the world not fortunate enough to have been born in a free society. This can also be related to those in other religions, who have never heard the Gospel but follow a religion which teaches wholesome living. That goodness will be used to reveal Christ to the unsaved upon the Lord’s return. This is not to say those who have heard but rejected the Gospel will be saved but those who have NEVER heard and still have a still moral sense of being.

So if the question ever arises that there cannot be only one way to God. Let them know there are many roads for those who have never heard the Gospel, but they always lead to Jesus Christ the Messiah. Shalom…

14 Blessings Lost in the Fall of Man…

3 Jan

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Isaiah 59:2, “But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”

It is amazing just how many Spiritual blessings Humanity lost by the Fall of Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden. From reading scripture we have a look into the World that Adam experienced before his temptation by Satan. Their are 14 very significant blessings that we lost by sin entering into this world.

1. Eternal Life (Romans 5: 12-21; Ephesians 2.) 2. Communion with God (Isaiah 59:2.) 3. Fellowship with animals (Genesis 9:2). 4. Control over all aspects of this world (Psalm 8). 5. Freedom from Satan (John 14:30; 2 Corinthian 4:4; Ephesians 6:10-18; Revelation 12:9). 6. God-consciousness (Genesis 2:25; 3:7). 7. The will to always do good (Genesis 6:5-7; Romans 7). 8. Self Control (Ephesians 2; Galatians 5). 9. Right to the Tree of Life (Genesis 3:22-24). 10. The Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15; 3:22-24). 11. God’s glory (Romans 3:23). 12. Holiness and Righteous (Ephesians 4:22-24). 13.

The Blessings of having a perfect union with God (Revelations 21:1-7; 22:1-3). 14. Perfect Health (Genesis 3:16; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24). The original sinless man once had full access to all these wonderful joyful blessings! Only one would come later with the fullness of all these and the ability to keep the law of Moses perfectly, with that being Jesus Christ. Jesus did what Adam could not which was resist sin and give eternal life unto those who believe in his death burial and resurrection.

Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ not only restores all what we had lost in the Fall but washes away all of our sins and restores the blessings. John 15:16,”Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” Shalom…