In our book we lay these timeline pieces out in detail to create a story line step-by-step that allows us to discuss details about creation details. But in this blog we are going to publish this not as a story line but a subject. So when you read this for understanding please put into context that when Elohim created the angels the heavens and earth had been created. We are told through scripture that the heavens and earth had no darkness at this creation becasue God was light and where He is there is no darkness.
In this creation, the heavens and earth were separate dimensions but connected. How do we know this becasue it is John who tells us this in Revelations. Revelations 21:1-3 "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God."
To have something new we had to have something old. When Elohim created the heavens and earth in Genesis 1:1 it was exactly as connected then as it will be in the new.
So the environment from creation was an environment that had no time, no space difference as we think about heaven separation today, and distance was not as we see it today. The inhabitants of this space were God and His Angels.
So after Elohim had created the heavens and the earth He created His Angels. But because this is a subject matter post we will bring into this post all things Angel for purposes of our discussion. Understanding that the creation of Angels and for a period of time the Angels followed Elohim so there was no disobedience. It was not until Lucifer tried to overthrow Elohim that put into motion what we are in today. So consider that until that point the heavens and earth are bliss with no darkness and exactly How John wrote about heaven in the post Elohim First Creation - Heavens and Earth.
Do not be deceived by angels that call themselves God’s created angels. Make sure that you have reviewed the angels background and asked the main cast member, God, whether or not the potential cast member is approved by God.
1 John 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
The tests required of the potential cast members include five specific reasons.
1. We must understand if the angel tested is truly sent of God. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 14 the following.
1“Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy. 2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries. 3 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort. 4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. 5 I would that ye all spake with tongues but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. 6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine? 7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped? 8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? 9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air. 10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. 11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. 12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church. 13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret. 14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful. 15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also. 16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? 17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified. 18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all: 19 Yet in the church I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. 20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. 21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord. 22 Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe. 23 If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? 24 But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: 25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth. 26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying. 27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. 28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God. 29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. 30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. 31 For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted. 32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. 36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues. 40 Let all things be done decently and in order.”
Paul is not imposing restrictions, but he is empowering and releasing to us knowledge in discernment of what the Holy Spirit is saying and doing. To the Thessalonians he writes in 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 “Quench not the Spirit. 20 Despise not prophesyings. 21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
Many think that testing the angels is going against the role they play in supporting the main cast member – God. However, when we test a communication to see if it truly being sent of God, we are seeking His glory. He told us in scripture to do this and in doing so we honor Him.
2. Testing Angelic Encounters is not only biblical but required by scripture. In testing what the angels tell us in our interview we must use the words given to us y God, the Bible, as our primary guide in understanding and testing what we hear and see.
2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
Galatians 1:8 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.”
In testing angelic encounters we must do it in accordance with a Biblical weight of balance. This is more than using a single Bible verse or passage of scripture if we truly are to affirm that the interviewed angel is from God. Communication from angels is not only scriptural but they are sent by God. So when interviewing the cast members we need to weed out those that tell us that people sought them out because that is not how God’s angels are deployed.
3. Testing Angelic Encounters is a method for humanity to grow. Acts 11:17 “Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?” We learn from Paul on his visit to Berea when he brought them the gospel directly from Heaven that the Bereans were still commended for checking everything, he said against what the scriptures said.
It is important in selecting those angels for the cast members that we validate all they say in accordance with scripture and, if not validated, then they would not fit the part of God’s angels.
4. Testing Prophetic Revelation Protects Humanity from Extremes and Error. It is extremely important that in selecting angelic cast members we use discernment to weed out those angels not of God because they will direct us into darkness. In our interviews we need to always step back and ask ourselves if what the angels are revealing to us lines up with what we are told in scripture.
1 john 4:1 “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
We need to learn from Paul as he warned those at Corinth about false apostles. 2 Corinthians 11:14 “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” We must use what Paul told us in our interview tactics. He warns us of blindly putting our trust in an experience whether it be our own angelic encounter or of others. Since Satan, a fallen angel, cannot hold us back, he will try and push us to the limit far into extremes. We need to make sure our interview process weeds any of those potential cast members are not accepted.
Colossians 2:18 “Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,”
5. Testing All Prophetic Revelation Empowers the Community. One thing we need to remember in our selection process is that God speaks there is no hierarchy. He is a God of order and as we will see in looking at the categories of angels, we will be interviewing there is a hierarchy of angels as well. It is important that our interviewing skills taps into the Wisdom of God that He wrote on our heart-brain.
John 16:3 “And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.”
1 Kings 19:12-13 “And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?”
The cast of angels will be multitudes. In fact, we really do not know just how many the main cast member will request. So we need to continue the interviewing process of all angelic encounters and understand exactly which category of angels they could represent. It is extremely important that those we come in contact with we test all aspects out of the encounter against conversation with the man cast members and the scriptures. A more detail review of the category of angels will be provided in the following chapters. Please take this general information about the interview and selection and apply them to the category of angels revealed in those chapters.
Specific categories of angels are as follows:
1. Cherubim Angels
2. Seraphim Angels
3. Archangels or Chief Angels
4. Prince Angels
5. Common Angels
6. Guardian Angels
7. Ministering Angels
8. Avenging Angels
When you consider the process of creation and seeing the categories of Angels God had created before Lucifer rebellion or creation of man ask yourself this question. Do you think God knew was to come into begin over time from His creation? Do you not think that He set things up when no sin had entered the heavenly realm for a control structure.
In our first book in the God Is Government series we talk about God's Governmental Authority Structure so that we could learn what the structure is for us that was setup before sin entered into this world through His Edenic Covenant which was modified with an Covenant Amendment to allow for a redemption process through Christ being sacrificed to once again allow Elohim's creation to have a personal relationship with God.
We will look next at the categories of Angels before sin so that we can fully see just how this Universe came together.