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was a human before he became an angel (Genesis 5:24) although when I have seen him he
has never shown himself as having wings.
In the bible there is a reference to
females ‘with the wind in their wings’ in Zechariah 5:9 but they do not actually call them angels, they refer to them as nashiym (women) and then they were only in a
There are only two angels mentioned in the bible and they are Gabriel and Michael. There are three others but they are supposedly ‘fallen angels’ and as one is Satan,
who never existed I very much doubt that the other two did either.
Gabriel, the most well known of all the angels is Gods messenger. She is mentioned in Daniel 8:15 and also in the New Testament, once to Zacharias to give the news
that Zacharias’s wife would give birth to John, and again to Mary with the announcement of the birth of Jesus.
Michael is the other angel mentioned but unlike Gabriel, who is a peaceful angel, Michael always seems to be in a warring role although against what I have no idea
because as I have said before I don’t believe that dragons and demons have actually existed, unless of course Michael has rid us of them all but somehow I don’t think
The basic story is true but a lot of the bible is made up of stories thought up by men, just as true stories today are embellished by writers to produce an exciting film.
Lucifer was apparently made flawless in every way because he was constantly in the presence of God. All angels are flawless so how can one be more flawless than
another and as they are just pure energy how can one be more pure than another. He is said to have become vain over the years because of his beauty. If angels really
are immaterial how can he be classed as more beautiful than another, besides which, vanity is a human emotion just as hatred and anger so he could not become vain as
they do not have human emotions. The other problem with that story is that there is no such angel called Lucifer and there never has been.
To begin with Lucifer is a Latin name so how did it find its way into a Hebrew manuscript before there was a Roman language? According to a Hebrew scholar the passage
where Lucifer is first mentioned in the bible (Isaiah 14:12) is not in the original Hebrew text. The fourteenth chapter is not even about a fallen angel but about a fallen
Babylonian king who, during his lifetime, had persecuted the children of Israel. It contains no mention of Satan either by name or reference. The scholar could only
speculate that some early Christian scribes, writing in the Latin tongue used by the church, had decided for themselves that they wanted the story to be about a fallen
Why Lucifer? In Roman astronomy, Lucifer was the name given to the morning star, Venus. In the Hebrew text the expression used to describe the Babylonian king
before his death is Helal, son of Shahar, which can best be translated as ‘Day star, son of the dawn’.
The scholars, authorized by King James 1 to translate the bible into current English did not use the original Hebrew texts but used the versions translated largely by St.
Jerome in the 4th century. Jerome had mis-translated the Hebraic metaphor, ‘day star, son of the dawn’ as ‘Lucifer’, and over the centuries a metamorphosis took place.
Lucifer the morning star became a disobedient angel, cast out of heaven to rule eternally in hell. Theologians, writers and poets interwove the myth with the doctrine of
the Fall, and in Christian tradition Lucifer is now the same as Satan, the Devil, who the Jews don’t believe in anyway. When Jesus went into the wilderness for 40 days
and nights he wasn’t tempted by THE devil but by HIS devil, his conscience.
Most people would agree with me when I say that angels are pure love, emotions such as anger, hatred and greed are purely human emotions. When a baby is born it is
pure love and knows nothing else, it is only as it grows does it learn these emotions from those around it. If angels are pure love then Lucifer and the heavenly wars are
purely fiction made up by man, for no angel has any of the emotions necessary to start a war, and as Lucifer is fiction then the wars are also fiction. Modern bible
analysts view the ‘war in heaven’ as an eschatological vision of the end of time or as a reference to spiritual warfare within the church. Some Christian analysts have
seen the ‘war in heaven’ as symbolic of events on earth.
I am not being blasphemous when I say that we have to rethink the bible. If Lucifer is made up and the angel wars were either misunderstood or misinterpreted then
what else has been changed from what originally happened?
To begin with God is not the vindictive soul he is shown to be. He will not smite us down with a bolt of lightening for being sinful because we are all part of him so why
would he punish himself. If he were to do that then Hitler and a few other tyrants over the years would have been destroyed years before they actually died. He cannot
and will not take away our free will to do as we please. The 10 commandments were simply rules to live by not laws that we must follow. How could he give us free will
with one hand to simply take it away with another by commanding us to live a certain way. Again this is something that has been re-worded simply to give the religious
leaders something to keep their congregations in order. It is up to us to decide what we consider to be right or wrong and to create our lives accordingly. We do not
wander aimlessly through life taking whatever fate throws at us. Fate doesn’t throw anything, we create our lives with what we do, say and think. If we are continually
negative in our outlook and deeds then we will attract nothing but negativity. We are created in Gods image which means we also have his abilities for we are all part
of the one God. We can create whatever we choose if we believe and have the faith. In Luke 17:6 Jesus said ‘if you have the faith as small as a mustard seed, you can
say to this mulberry tree “be uprooted and planted in the sea” and it would obey you’. It is also mentioned in John 14:12 ‘truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do
the works I have been doing and they will do even greater things than these’.
The angels are not battling against the forces of darkness but against our stubbornness at not being able to see the truth. We are standing with our faces against a blank
wall and wondering where all the beauty of the world is when all we have to do is to turn around. They are Gods messengers and are here to help us but we need the
faith to actually believe in them and also to believe in what they are capable of. They too cannot take away our free will but they can assist us or ensure the help is
available in the form of someone else who will help us.
I said the stories have been altered to produce ‘good reading’ but so too has the image of the angels. They are not clad in armour, wielding heavy swords and killing
everything that displeases them. As they are simply pure energy they would find it hard to pick up a sword but also they are pure love and as such are incapable of
killing another but this is what the ‘readers want’ so the various religious leaders made sure the translations were written accordingly. Even the Archangel Raziel,
commonly known as the Angel of Death or 'The Grim Reaper' is shown in a dark hooded cloak holding a scythe when she is actually the Angel of Transition, taking us
back home to the place we belong, so why fear her. I have never seen the angels as anything other than gentle loving creatures and my images show them as such.
Whenever angels are mentioned, a lot of people laugh and imply that it's only children who believe in them. Maybe if they believed they would realize that angels do
actually exist just as spirits do. there have been too many authenticated reports of angels and spirits, either appearing or helping us, for them to be a figment of
someones imagination. Hoever, regardless of whether the people believe in them they will still continue to help us.