Τετάρτη, 24 Φεβρουαρίου 2010
What are Fallen Angels?
There are those who believe and teach that fallen angels rule the earth as angelic principalities
and powers. They claim that this spiritual conflict is largely unseen, with heavenly, Holy angels
combating the fallen angels who are under the charge of Satan (or Lucifer). They teach that fallen
angels are indeed demons, who roam the Earth looking to inflict harm upon mankind. They have
even given them names (See: Fallen Angel Names). Fundamentalist Christians teach that fallen
angels will be fully unloosed upon the Earth and permitted by God to wreak the worst possible in
order for mankind to repent and accept Jesus as savior. Those who accept Christ, they claim, will
be saved from such wrath, including the eventual eternal punishment waged by God against Satan,
his fallen angels, and any unrepentant humans.
Such false teachings about fallen angels, demons, devils, Satan, Lucifer and the like have been put
together into such a story-line, by comparing ancient manuscripts primarily found within the Old and
New Testaments. Other ancient writings have also been scoured to fill in gaps, such as 1 Enoch,
and Jubilees. Such teachings though, have created a great misunderstanding concerning fallen
angels, and even angels in general (To better understand angels, please take a moment and read
about them here: Angels). Angels are messengers, and fallen angels are messengers whose
message is unenlightened. Allow me to explain. When one speaks spiritual truth, or better yet,
expresses love to another, this is an enlightened message. Angels, ministering spirits, speak
messages of encouragement and guidance, always given with love being the motivator.
Fallen angels are lost spirits.
In contrast, fallen angels are messengers whose message does not come from a heart of love, but
is truly an expression of fear. To understand this, we must first understand that negative entities, or
ghosts, are earthbound spirits of humans. These spirits interact with those of us in bodies,
sometimes speaking their messages, or rather fears to us. A spirit remains here with the living for
numerous reasons. Perhaps the person has unfinished business, or maybe they feel compelled to
deliver a message to someone. For whatever reason a disembodied spirit remains attached to this
realm, ultimately it is due to fear. This fear paralyzes the person, and is a state of mental anguish -
hell. Imagine receiving a message from someone in an unstable state of mind. Would you expect it
to be enlightening?
The word "fallen" simply indicates one's position. Heaven is another word for Spirit, and it conveys
the idea of higher elevation - a higher place, if you will. When we are at peace, and living our lives
through love and truth, we are indeed in a higher position. Upon death of the physical body, the
spirit is free and normally gravitates toward the light, and continues the life-journey toward the higher
position. Why the light? The light is a cleansing process, of which the spirit receives a life-review,
and eventually deals with issues created during time spent interacting in the physical plane. Spirits
will interact with the living, observing, guiding, and bringing direction to those in physical bodies
from time to time. They are angels, caring about the whole of mankind and its elevation unto
knowing truth and peace. What truth, you say? The truth that we are connected - one. That we are
eternal spirits, and there is no death, no punishment, or loss. Such ideas are illusionary, created by
living our lives externally within physical bodies.
However, if a spirit decides to not enter into the light and receive the mental cleaning, it is because
of fear. Maybe fear of loss, fear of the unknown, fear of punishment, guilt, shame, doubt, worry, or
whatever; all of these are forms of fear. A spirit who decides to remain behind is not able to "rise
up" out of their condition easily. The ascension, or resurrection of the mind cannot occur, for it is
bound to the earthly state for a season. So, the restless spirit is alone, afraid, and quite attached to
the physical world it felt so comfortable with. And so, fallen angels have missed their opportunity to
be whole, cleansed by love, truth, and a new understanding. In a sense, most human beings are
indeed fallen angels, for we are spirits having an earthly experience, but many of us are lost to the
truth of who we really are.
The condition of such fallen angels are temporary, for the whole of Divinity is ever-growing, always
expanding, progressing, and essentially being freed from false beliefs, namely fear. It is love that
frees the fallen angels, and it is love that will eventually remove all fear.
Below is a list of passages found within ancient manuscripts that are used to promote fearful, thus
false ideas concerning angels. By taking such passages literally, they can be used to create fear in
the minds of those who choose to believe such things. Many of these are to be understood
spiritually in parabolic fashion, especially the sayings of Jesus found within the four gospels, and
Revelation a book of symbolism.
I Samuel 16:14; 18:10; 19:9
I Kings 22:19
Enoch 6:1; 7:1; 10:11; 12:4; 15:8
Jubilees 5:1-2, 6
I Peter 3:19
II Peter 2:4
Revelation 9:11, 13