THE MORNING STARS (PART #1)
by Pastor Jeromy John Visser
Beloved, this series of sermons will
strictly focus on angels, cherubim, zoa, seraphim and the
Beloved, this series of sermons will strictly focus on angels, cherubim, zoa, seraphim and their numerous positions among the host of God's created heavens. While examining the ranks and duties of these different beings we'll also be able to better understand the war against the saints that is still raging today. Since the Bible refers to these sons of God as "Morning Stars" (Job 38:7) we'll begin this series by examining two blameless archangels of Yahweh -- Gabri-el and Micha-el. Let's all begin by reading the gospel of Luke 1:26-29:
(Gabriel - Man of God:)
“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be” (Luke 1:26-29 Webster).
Here we can see that an angel named
Gabriel was chosen of God to make the declaration of the coming Messiah to the
virgin Mary. Both the Protevangelion (1a) and the Gospel of
the Birth of Mary (2b) state that the virgin Mary was herself educated
in the Holy of Holies in addition to being protected and fed by the very hands
of God's angels. Irregardless of one's position on these two non-canonized texts,
they both offer historic viewpoints about the consecrated pureness of Mary
where the Bible oftentimes remains suspiciously silent (3c).
Let's continue reading; “The angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end” (Luke 1:30-33 Webster).
Here is the proclamation of His blessed
name, Jesus the Christ or Emmanuel, God with us (Matthew 1:23). It is the angel
Gabriel that was chosen for this purpose and for that same function was he
created. The prophet Enoch says that Gabriel is; “one of the holy angels, who is
over Paradise and the serpents and the Cherubim” (Enoch 20:7-8). If Gabriel is
overlord of Paradise (or Eden) and the very Cherubim themselves, then it's a
also safe to assume that Gabriel and Yahweh directly dealt with Adam and Eve's expulsion
“Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God” (Luke 1:34-35 Webster).
It is important to notice that Mary
explained that she had not known any man, period. Many erroneous translations of
the Bible render this same statement as Mary saying "I've not known my husband"
which leaves open the talmudic premise that “Jesus was a bastard born of
adultery” (Yebamoth 49b). Only a woman who hasn't known (or "laid with") any
man is a true virgin because often unfaithful wives can become pregnant by men
other than their husbands -- the current
moderator at $tormfront's
Identity forums is a textbook example.
Gabriel continues; “And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her” (Luke 1:36-38 Webster).
This statement is very important because just like Abraham and Sarah conceiving in old age (4d) it proves that Yahweh alone controls the womb of women -- that is to say that He chooses which souls go where and to whom. He also chooses who is to be a false prophet and attack His perfect Word, it's up to the Christian follower to use discernment in identifying and separating the imposter tares from the genuine wheat. A sure-fire sign of a pretender is that they will claim these same Bible quotes about angels are simply attributed to men.
(Michael - Who is like God?:)
The archangel Michael has the distinction of shattering man's bogus "no-angel" doctrines because his name graces the pages of both Old and New Testaments proving his longevity. His name is actually a question asking "Who is like God?" (Strong's #H4317) meaning that his personal appearance is likened to that of Yahweh yet he's certainly not Jesus Christ as some teach. He once appeared to Daniel to help him overcome his own spiritual battles (Daniel 10:13 & 21) thus he's mentioned in this latter-day prophecy about Yahweh's Judgment:
“At that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt” (Daniel 12:1 Webster).
In canonized scripture, Michael is
portrayed as warring against Satan (the rebel angel) and as such these passages
are referencing the future "great and terrible day of the Lord" or the coming
Judgment upon mankind. Those who awake to "shame and everlasting contempt" obviously
take part in the second death or the obliteration of unrighteous souls
(Revelation 20:6). The prophet Enoch further states that Michael
is; “one of the holy angels, to wit, he that is set over the best part of
mankind and over chaos” (Enoch 20:5-6).
“There was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out upon the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Revelation 12:7-9 Webster).
Either God's Word is perfect or we must rely on man's
faulty interpretations. Here
(and in the King James Version), both the Devil and Satan are capitalized
meaning they're referring to a personified deity. Of course confused men will spend countless hours
trying to explain away the reality of angels or fallen demons but for Christians
it's best to trust the Word of God in such matters. Michael is considered among the "chief
princes" of those angels that stood against Satan's rebellion and as such
frequently stands opposite to wickedness.
“Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. Woe to them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and run greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core” (Jude 1:9 & 11 Webster).
Dealing almost exclusively with false prophets that have gone the way of Cain, Jude's statement gives proof that Moses' body was taken by Yahweh and how to deal with modern-day counterfeit preachers. Much like the second chapter of II Peter, these statements are nods to the writings of Enoch because his writings were mostly dedicated to naming the angels and the coming demise of the Nephilim (Grigori). Just like the temptation of Christ, a similar lesson can be learned here -- don't argue with Satanel nor anybody that belongs to him.
Because we've taken the time to examine two righteous angels in the first part of this series, I now wonder how many pretend mystics will accuse this ministry of angel worship. As ridiculous as that sounds, there are numerous false prophets using this same logic by calling seedliners "devil worshippers" because we dare mention that a literal Satan appears in scripture. Scripturally, one must bow down and worship a deity to be serving another "god" (Exodus 20:5 & Deuteronomy 5:9), all else is a healthy examination of the scriptures (5e).
The Word of God is Truth (John 17:17), therefore beware of those who spend more time attacking the sanctity of the scriptures, they have the power to save all of Israel without any of man's spurious "interpretations." Those who write off the reality of a literal Satan or other angelic beings do so by dismissing over a quarter of the entire Bible. Naturally, false prophets wish to take the place of God like their father Satan so they instead desire to teach co-dependence upon their "deeper meanings" as if the Word is fallible (Revelation 19:13).
In the second part of this series, we'll place more emphasis on the different types of angels and their particular duties to Yahweh. Coming sermons will scrutinize Uriel, Raphael, Raguel, Saraqael, Remiel and eventually Satanel himself (6f). In time, we'll look deeper at the angels who were present at Christ's temptation and crucifixion giving Him power from the throne of God. It's my prayer that this series will further splinter the various "no-devil doctrines" that have misled well-meaning Christians in today's apostasy. War for Christ! Amen.
(1a) For example, these
passages give further information on Joseph's reaction to the pregnancy of
Mary and the seduction of Eve; “When her sixth month was come, Joseph
returned from his building houses abroad, which was his trade, and entering
into the house, found the Virgin grown big: Then smiting upon his face, he
said, With what face can I look up to the Lord my God? or, what shall I say
concerning this young woman? For I received her a Virgin out of the temple
of the Lord my God, and have not preserved her such! Who has thus deceived
me? Who has committed this evil in my house, and seducing the Virgin from
me, hath defiled her? Is not the history of Adam exactly accomplished in me?
For in the very instant of his glory, the serpent came and found Eve alone,
and seduced her. Just after the same manner it has happened to me. Then
Joseph arising from the ground, called her, and said, O thou who hast been
so much favored by God, why hast thou done this? Why hast thou thus debased
thy soul, who wast educated in the Holy of Holies, and received thy food
from the hand of angels? But she, with a flood of tears, replied, I am
innocent, and have known no man” (Protevangelion 10:1-10).
(2b) It was also most likely Gabriel who revealed the coming of Mary to her parents Joachim and Anna (during old age) when he said; “If reason will not convince you of the truth of my words, that there are frequent conceptions in advanced years, and that those who were barren have brought forth to their great surprise; therefore Anna your wife shall bring you a daughter, and you shall call her name Mary; She shall, according to your vow, be devoted to the Lord from her infancy, and be filled with the Holy Ghost from her mother's womb; She shall neither eat nor drink any thing which is unclean, nor shall her conversation be without among the common people, but in the temple of the Lord; that so she may not fall under any slander or suspicion of what is bad” (Gospel of the Birth of Mary 2:9-11).
(3c) It stands to reason that Yahweh would have divine intervention behind the rearing of Mary and her education because through this same virgin would come the future Messiah and fulfillment of this long-awaited prophecy from Isaiah 7:14; “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Still, it was through this unique angel Gabriel (who was directly chosen of God) that this announcement was made -- the virgin Mary would bring forth the Christ child. Like most actions attributed to angels, it would be blasphemy to suggest that a mere man knew the secrets of God's throne and purposes. More information on angelic beings can be found in the four-part series Tactics of the Lawless (2005).
(4d) Here's a quote from CPM's Sodomites: Haters of God (an exposition into the downfall of Sodom and Gomorrah) that further proves this point; “We plainly see that only two men, who are considered angels, enter into the gates Sodom because “Yahweh went his way” after His dealings with Abraham. These two angels soon bring about God’s wrath on the unsuspecting city meaning that there were obviously not even ten people of worth to turn away Yahweh’s wrath. Only Lot and his two daughters make it through the night and later his daughters act foolishly due to the influence of this perverted city. Lot almost seems repentant and reflective of the covenant upon seeing these two ‘death angels’ and his hospitality turns to outright protection. Lot initially sat at the gate of the wicked city but when he sees these men he urges them to enter into the house.” More information on these angelic "sons of God" can be obtained by reading Sodomites: Haters of God (2005).
(5e) To prove this point more thoroughly, let's examine I Samuel 5:7; “When the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us: for his hand is severe upon us, and upon Dagon our god.” Now, by reading this verse is any Christian worshipping the false "god" of the Philistines "Dagon?" Not at all! The lunacy of attacking those who acknowledge a literal Satan by reading verses such as; “No wonder; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light” (II Corinthians 11:14) can only be seen as a feeble attempt by those who seek to protect their demonic father (John 8:44). Believing in the Biblical fact that there are other "gods" has no bearing on serving the God of gods. Further reading and more facts in Thou Shalt Make Thee No Molten gods (2005).
(6f) Just like the early church fathers taught, Eve was outright seduced by Satan. Consider this quote from Enoch and it should become rather apparent why the "no-devil" pretend prophets spend so much time attacking this book; “The devil is the evil spirit of the lower places, as a fugitive he made Sotona ("Diana") from the heavens as his name was Satanail ("the impious one"), thus he became different from the angels, but his nature did not change his intelligence as far as his understanding of righteous and sinful things. And he understood his condemnation and the sin which he had sinned before, therefore he conceived thought against Adam, in such form he entered and seduced Eve, but did not touch Adam” (Secrets of Enoch 31:4-5).
[ Date: Sunday,
April 29th, 2007 ]
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