Black Spirituality Religion : A few facts about Angels

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  1. GP

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    they are engaged in the constant worship of God (Psalm 148:1-2; Isaiah 6:3; Revelation 4:8).

    they ministered in various ways to the patriarchs and to the nation of Israel (Genesis 18:1,2; Numbers 20:16; 1 Kings 19:5; 1 Chronicles 21:15; Zechariah 1:9).

    Angels were especially active the time of the Incarnation. Luke 1:11, 13, 18, 19, 26, 28, 30, 34, 35, 38; 2:9, 10, 13, 21; 22:43.

    There were numerous angelic visitations in the early Acts period while God as yet dealing with the nation of Israel under the gospel of the Kingdom (Acts 5:19: 8:26; 10:3, 7, 22; 12:7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 23).

    Christ will come the second time with His mighty angels to judge and to establish His Kingdom (Matthew 13:39, 41, 49; 24:31; 25:31; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Revelation 7:1; 8:2; 9:14; 12:7; 14:10; 15:1-7; 16:1; 17:1; 21:12).

    angelic visitations are not part of the program of this present dispensation.

    In the plan of God, the present age is evidently void of angelic manifestations. This could easily be due to the fact that, as in no other age, the saints of God are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and are subject to His leading, which leading is more constant, vital, and exalting than angelic visitations could possibly be.

    It would appear that another reason for the lack of such visitations today is the fact that whereas God's dealings with the Jews were always by outward signs and wonders, His dealings in this present dispensation are purely spiritual apart from such outward manifestations.

    A FEW FACTS REGARDING ANGELS, CREATION:

    1. There is no specific account in the Bible of the creation of the angels. The Biblical account of creation is concerned mainly with the earth and mankind. Perhaps, the most clearly set forth regarding the creation of the angels is in Col. 1:16 " For by him (Christ) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:" While the word angel does not appear in this passage, it is evident that Paul is referring to them under the title of principalities and powers ( See Romans 8:38; Ephesians 3:10; 6:12; Colossians 2:15), since angels are heavenly beings and he includes all things in heaven.

    2. Manner of creation, again it is not stated in Scripture, but has been generally assumed that all of the angels were created at one time, which means that each angel is the direct creation of God and that the number of the angels has neither increased nor decreased since their creation.

    3. Time of their creation, the inference from the Scripture is that angels were created at the time of the creation of the heavens. It is evident that Satan, who is a fallen angle, had been created and had fallen before the creation of man.

    4. Angels possess personality. They are not mere automatons, although the description of the cherubim in Ezekiel 1 might seem to suggest this. The fact that angels can express emotions, such as praising God; that they can exercise will, as Satan did in declaring: "I will be like the most High;" that they can be held accountable for their actions, as is evident from their future condemnation and that they can reason and carry on intelligent communication, as Satan did in the temptations of our Lord, are all evidences of personality.

    5. Angels are spirits. "Who maketh his angels spirits" (Psalm 104:4). "Are they not all ministering spirits" (Hebrews 1:14). Christ said "A spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have" (Luke 24:39).

    6. Angels possess super-human power. Man was made lower than the angels (Hebrews 2:7). Peter points out the fact that angels are "greater in power and might" than men. (2 Peter 2:11). Paul speaks of Christ coming with His mighty angels. ( 2 Thess 1:7).

    7. Angels are sexless. This is evident from the fact that they neither marry nor are given in marriage (Matt. 22:30), and from the fact that there is no procreation among them. However, angels are always represented in the form of a man whenever their appearance is described. Contrary to the imaginations of artists, angels are never represented as females in Scripture.
     
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    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. While reading I was thinking about my gaurdian angel. I have been truly blessed and saved. :spinstar: Angels fly low, and are among us. :spinstar: I believe mine has been instumental in my blessings. :angel1:
     
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    You are mythologizing Angels through the eyes of mystics and ignorant Europeans...

    Though the word has powerful implications and other complex meanings...all the term implies is, "messenger".

    No halos... No wings...


    Peace
     
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    Furthermore, it's not entirely clear that angels are sexless. Gen. 6 mentions the Nephilim, offspring of 'Sons of God' who came to the earth and took human women as wives. God was extremely displeased.
     
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    I've tried to warn u and others many times that there are those that study & can back up what they say in their opposition to your scriptures as I have, but others may not be as polite..........it is not their fault, but rather the fault of those who refuse to seek the truth as they are commanded by the very one they say they believe in.................
     
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    Salaam, Bro. Sun Ship. You are absolutely correct. In astrological parlance, an aspect is the relative angle between two heavenly bodies. These aspects are held to influence human affairs. For example, if an astrologer creates a natal chart showing the apparent positions of the heavenly bodies at the time of a person's birth, and the apparent angle between the Sun and the Moon is 90°, the chart is said to have the aspect "Sun square Moon." Certain aspects were either benefic or malefic, depending on the angle of the aspect.

    The word "angel" originated from the Latin "angelus," and is derived from the Greek "angelos," meaning “messenger,” as you so eloquently elucidated. The Hebrew word for "angel" is "mal'ach," also meaning "messenger." (The planetary aspects bore messages...)

    The ancient African priest-astrologers knew that the angles the celestial bodies make to each other in the Heavens cause effects and influences. The European priesthood of the Middle Ages - wishing to control the ignorant masses - personified the influences of planetary aspects and transposed the letters of the word “angle” to “angel,” and upon this deliberate act of mistransliteration all the stupendous frauds of ecclesiasticism were built...
     
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    To coincide with this info, the concept of Angels as it relates to the Judeo-Christian pantheon also correlates to the various other spiritual systems in the Afro-Asiatic region:

    Kemetic Neteru
    Sumerian Anunaqi'
    Hindu Dharma

    Etc......

    These concepts are one and the same, and can be verified by the positions that each "angel" plays in its corresponding system, in comparison to each of the other systems.

    PEACE
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    I'm not so certain they are sexless. Though they are not men and women, and don't marry, they may still have gender. They seem to be all masculine or male, thus, when they appear to us, they take the form of men instead of women, since women are feminine.

    I do understand, however, how angels have been made to be one way when they are another. People imagine them in their own manner instead of how they have been described to us in the Holy doctrine. It's wise to take the words from the Scriptures to heart, and not place our own assumptions within it. For that leads to a lot of misunderstanding and untruths being spread about.

    If people would take the Word of the Father to heart, following His Way in true faith for the sacrifice made for us by His Son, for all of our iniquities so that we could have salvation, I do believe the problem would be solved for those lost in confusion. And if they would believe and trust in the Most High, and His works as well as the works and Resurrection of His Son who He sent for us out of compassion and love, then wisdom wouldn't flee from them, but be by their side as the Father and the Son is always to the faithful. :)
     
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    My goodness. Don't you know who is in heaven? We are. We are persons of spirit. Our bodies of spirit are very refined in a manner that we can be seen if we choose, if we have not yet obtained a physical body. Our earthly bodies look like our spirit bodies. We as spirit children look like our Father in Heaven and we also take on a family appearance of our father here. We are male and female children there and come down to be born in physical bodies male and female here".

    Have you not read we, His sons and daughter's will, if worthy, inherit a robe and crown, Kings and Queens? ...male and female. There will not be any portion of our body that we will be without, even as resurrected perfect and whole. If we are married here we will be married there, as family is very important in heaven. Now you can see why the Lord is not for the sin that separates families and marriages, no cheating, no sex outside of marriage as it creates jeopardy to one or both of the couple. No marriage, no continuation of the couple in heaven. Those who can not help their circumstance through health or betrayal from a spouse, may marry again or be blessed with a fulness of a spouse if one could not be obtained now, during the Millennium of Peace when Christ returns. We can also commit to the LORD all repentant and continue forward for a better reward in family. If one doesn't repent and marry here with a true heart, and there is no marriage done in heaven; then, you see that you are alone for eternity. It is a physical commitment done on earth.

    The God of the spirits of all flesh. Numbers 16: 22 "For we are also his offspring." Acts 17: 28 -29 "Shall we not rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?" Hebrews 12: 9.
     
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