Archive for the ‘Demons’ Category

Spiritual confusion stemming from the account of sin among angels in heaven comes into view, again.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Earl” (Level 1 with 4 points, a member since November 21, 2013) posted the following:

 

If demons are angels that sinned, doesnt that mean heaven isnt perfect?

Maybe god isnt perfect either , or maybe there is no such thing as perfect when referring to a “being”

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:  that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.  And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;  And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;  And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.  For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.  Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure:  for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:  For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  (2nd Peter 1:  2-11, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Scriptures and Perfection? (10/27/2014); GOD to “Try Harder”? (03/17/2014); Unclear Scriptures? (03/18/2014); A Perfected Body (03/09/2014); Immutable GODhead (03/10/2014); The Adversary? (12/05/2012); “Soul” Food? (12/06/2012); Before the Fruit? (11/10/2012); Why “Mysterious” (11/11/2012)

 

“Earl”, your expression of faith moves me to share a few points from my own understanding of divine perfection:

(1.)  While to be “perfect” is to be complete, finished, and at the highest level of quality, the perfection of GOD expressed through material creation, created beings, and living creatures also generates change, development, diversity, growth, and movement.  Divine perfection must be established using a divine standard that would include balance, all specific holy intent, eternal life, and sacred purpose.

(2.)  GOD is a spirit, and the perfection of spirit is not apprehended using finite intellect, logic, mathematics, reason, philosophy, and science.  Spirit is without measurable dimensions that are the core substance for secular knowledge.  Aristotle’s course for classifying and grouping things is plain, and has served on many levels for human experience.  When applied to spiritual things that rule becomes what Christians call “discernment” (spirit content must be used to recognize and respond to other spirit content).

(3.)  Sin is no material or spirit thing put forth from the Creator, yet, sin has direction, effect, and presence.  Sin may dominate awareness and self-will in the living.  Christians who receive Jesus Christ as redeemer and savior also acknowledge his office as the High Priest within the Temple of heaven.  The cleansing and removal of the marks from sin are accomplished only by applications of blood that convey life and sacred substance (we say, divinity).

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Just as their place in relationship are not the same as that for Deity, perfection for GOD is not that for finite beings.  The Creator is immutable and unchanging; and is being made known and revealed to the created through multiple sacred processes.  Included are atonement, advent, correction, healing, incarnation, death, judgment, rebirth, resurrection, and sanctification.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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Fallen angels, deceit, and sin are topics, today, along with more on humility and salvation.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Towwwdothello” (Level 7 with 25,991 points, a member since December 27, 2007) posted the following:

 

Do you think a demonic being would attempt to impersonate a benevolent angel?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Humility Needed for Salvation? (08/15/2014)—Humility always will be prominent where displays of divine authority are legitimate and righteous.  Those entrusted with godly power are those who acknowledge there also is power greater than their own, and who recognize that authority and privilege always entail nonnegotiable accountability, duty, obligation, responsibility, and work.  Humility does not cancel or oppose decisiveness, determination, discipline, firmness, persistence, restraint, or steadfastness.  To express humility does not require that a person beg, cringe, grovel, or abandon all their ideas of integrity, human dignity, and worth.  Those showing humility within their relationship with GOD as Creator and Savior do so without disgrace, dishonor, humiliation and shame despite various efforts by those in rebellion to GOD.  Humility is shown by those anchored in divine strength, rather than by those bound through carnal weakness.  See Proverbs 15:  32-33, Proverbs 22:  3 and 1st Peter 5:  1-11, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.  Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.  (Jude 1:  5-7, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Sin Causes Death? (02/04/2014); Succession (02/05/2014); An Attack Upon Creation? (12/08/2012); The Focus of Judgment? (12/09/2012); The Spirit is Willing (10/20/2012);Spirit Matter (10/21/2012); The Gender of Angels? (10/09/2012); Sin Unknown? (10/10/2012); When Prayer Works (10/11/2012)

 

“Towwwdothello”, here are a few points important to Christian believers as they apply themselves in service to GOD:

(1.)  Angels are not mortal beings, nor are they immortal; and their duration continues at the direct discretion of GOD.  There now are many angelic beings whose spirit makeup has become corrupted, defiled, and diminished through the operations of sin.  While sin has no existence as a material object or spirit substance, sin may dominate the awareness and self-will of created beings and living creatures.

(2.)  Those who are deprived of their first estate (i.e., their consecrated place within the divine order) are now to be understood as having lost all authority, hierarchy, privilege, and rank established and imparted by the Creator.  However, as finite beings, many are self-deceived, defiant, ignorant, presumptuous (i.e., taking to themselves authority and privilege not given), rebellious, and stubborn.  Also called “unclean spirits” (because they complement and further corruption and defilement of the divine content deposited within others), the fallen ones can not impart existence or life (we say, raise the dead), and provide no cleansing, godly instruction, encouragement, single-minded support, or enduring benefit as agents of GOD who serve in the earth.  Such insist they are now of greater dominion and power because, often, they truly can deceive humans and successfully exploit weaknesses in mankind.  Although an angelic being is no longer entrusted with certain duties, and may have lost eminence, position, prestige, and status, there is no change in their accountability, and requirements for judgment.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (3.)  Through the ministry of Jesus Christ, those who are the lawful agents of divinity are recognized by displays of divine humility, sacred knowledge, love, mercy in judgment, eternal purpose, godly wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Shows of carnal brilliance (e.g., emitting light, radiance, shining in darkness) apart from the law and word of GOD are not to be regarded as displays of holiness, divine glory, and sacred intent.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

     The “end of the world,” the New World Order (NWO), and more on fasting “after the spirit” are shared, today. An Internet writer using the ID “lalapef melfofo” (Level 2 with 618 points, a “Yahoo! Answers” member since July 30, 2012) posted the following:


How do people not see the end of the world is so close?

2012, here comes doom! The NWO is here


THE BATTLE AXE: Fasting “After the Spirit” (09/19/2012)—The practice of fasting with meditation that is often found in eastern traditions generally focuses upon making oneself empty in order to receive enlightenment and power by eliminating the action and content of mind along with other obstacles that entangle ones spirit. By contrast, the Christian practice of fasting is intended to make one full of the Holy Spirit, and is joined to prayer, partaking of the Lord’s Supper (also called Communion and the Holy Eucharist), and continuing active service to GOD. See Isaiah 58 and 1st Corinthians 11: 14-30, King James Version.


THE GOLDEN ARROW: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; (2nd Peter 3: 9-15, King James Version)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Girdle 50: Unquenchable Life (01/06/2012); Binder 2: Why Begin With Scriptures? (09/29/2011); To Whom Much Is Given… (03/02/2011); Hoping for End? (11/06/2010); Getting Ready? (11/05/2010)


Here are some thoughts you may find useful:

      How, why and what we know is determined by features of both our carnal and spiritual experience. The “end of the world” is not a “social truth” contained in our focus upon the goals, living routines and national imperatives of our family, our peer groups, or even our competitors and enemies. A person must accept the notion that the world (i.e., the order and patterns for existence created by mankind) exists infused with and surrounded by realities that are totally spirit in their nature and substance. To the extent one regards reality as including no more than the narrow dimensions of being carnal, material, physical and social, they commit one of mankind’s most common examples of “human error.”

      Many Christian believers are convinced that true knowledge regarding the end of the world has been recorded among the holy writings that forecast and predict events of the final times. More correctly, the Holy Scriptures detail the operation of the Divine Person, and the sacred purposes that will be fulfilled through the course of eternity. There is a “big picture” that many miss by clutching at straws of detail. For example, believers must learn to say that demons and devils do not go to a “resting place,” to some grave (hell), or to a “final reward.” They are neither mortal nor immortal, and do not “die”. Instead, because they pursue complaining, insurrection, lawlessness and revolution, they go to judgment, imprisonment, and are destroyed in a lake of fire. Similarly, through the imparted, indwelling Spirit of GOD, believers acquire a completely new way of thinking that expounds incorruptibility and immortality for mankind through Jesus Christ, rather than by simple obedience of divine law.

      There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, as a condition of existence for spirit, eternity is not a measure of time. Believers are not given accounts of devastation, ruin and violence, so much as proclamations of divine compassion, law, glory, and salvation. The many levels of intimacy and permanence for relationship with GOD must come into their view.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.


THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC