Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Let us talk about the idea of Angels. I have just finished reading the book ‘Angels in my Hair’ by Lorna Byrne without which I doubt that I would have been able to tackle this article or the subject at all. Lorna provides a life time of simple observation. She sees them and they are present in vast numbers attending to their duties as guardians and attending to other similar duties. The population of angels is clearly much greater than the living human population. All this is presented matter of fact. Our only problem is that we never see them.
If we accept that angels are real energy beings with individual existence and tasks, then that quickly places them in the same category as the human soul. Just as clearly it appears that the two phenomena are related and plausibly linked. My surprise is the observation that they throng on Earth and relate with the living in an apparently positive manner. Scarcity of prior observation has not meant scarcity.
Conjecture: 1 Angels are human souls that have been cleansed and then tasked with assisting mankind before possibly been reincarnated.
2 Their assistance properly explains the observed Law of Attraction that has gained a lot of traction in popular culture recently. I personally have an anecdote in which I set out to locate an impossibility in terms of unique expertise that walked into my door a month later. This allowed me to complete my theoretical framework for the physics of atoms.
The externality of the incarnate soul to the physical universe opens the door to the soul been fixed outside of time, but able to continue through time and to interact and even grow and improve. Thus a cleansed soul would be naturally an Angel. The soul is part of the Ubermind, or as we style it God, closing the circle. Recall again that unique light components have no internal time function and exists in only two dimensions.
This actually makes practical sense. The Ubermind distributes parts of its cognitive capability out to tackle problems emergent in time. This only makes good sense.
If there is a take home, it is this. Use the Law of attraction as a simple way to mobilize angels to complete a task. Also simply listen to your hunches.
Angels Visiting Earth
It seems fitting that during the holidays that we should discuss Angels that many people feel have a strong connection to extraterrestrials and UFOs. Countless witnesses claim to have seen Angels, and many people claim they have their own Guardian Angel who watches over them. Thousands of books, television shows, paintings, and movies indicate Angels are real. I have a friend Alice who was dying whose Doctor told her parents she would not live through the night. She insists Angels came that night and healed her by shining a green light on her. Her parents found her playing on the floor the next morning healed. Extraterrestrials can be mistaken for Angels or they can be mistaken for ET. Of course many believe of Heaven as a mystical home of God, but many passages in ancient scriptures indicate that Heaven is a real planet in the northern sky with animals, armies, buildings and mansions.[ this reminds us immediately of the resurrection story of Jesus – arclein ]
A few years ago, I had dinner with Zecharia Sitchin the bestselling author of books called the "Earth Chronicles." He told me that Genesis is true and ought to be read as a historic and scientific document rather than just a religious one. [ I agree ] He felt ancient civilizations are older and much more technically and scientifically oriented than we once believed. Ancient Sumerian texts as well as the Bible reveal the existence of Angels or Annunaki, 'those who from Heaven to Earth Came.' He felt that only in recent years has modern science caught up with ancient scientific knowledge.
[ So where is Heaven? How about the moon folks? It is turning into a prospective Space Habitat at least and could easily house billions of beings, particularly if gravity is managed as I expect it can be – arclein ]
Almost every book in the Bible discusses Angels that are defined as God's celestial superhuman beings from Heaven who are introduced as messengers, mediators and even prosecutors between God and humankind. We celebrate Christmas throughout much of the world based on the birth of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago announced by Angels and marked by the Star of Bethlehem.
We are told they are sons of God and come from a planet called Heaven and are given credit for many healings and the protection of many people throughout history. The Bible records 104 appearances of Angels to men on Earth and that one third of the Angels rebelled against God and came to deceive man. There are apparently Angels who Guard us while others tempt us. The Bible claims that the Angels are sent by the Father in Heaven who promises the greatest gift of all, 'eternal life.' I've studied the Bible, the Torah, the Koran and many ancient writings that explain the Angels, the messengers of God, brought the Holy Scriptures to man. Think of these ancient writings as not only religious, but also as technical, historical and moral imperatives.
One famous Guardian angel is Clarence who saves Jimmy Stewart in the movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Some people claim to have seen bright lights or human like beings that they associate with Angels.
Some people claim they speak with Angels in books such as “Talking with Angels.” A Firefighter and his wife not only talk with Angels but can see them and work with them.
The Commandments prepare us for joining other civilizations as we journey into space. ‘“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’
Honor your father and your mother, You shall not murder, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor, You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor anything that is your neighbor’s." Earth’s inhabitants are often at war and other civilizations would not want a world that strives to conquer and enslave others to roam the universe.
In the New Testament of the Bible it states: "In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth and a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, The Lord is with you." Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angle said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High and his kingdom will never end. Mary asked the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?" The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will over shadow you. So the Holy One to be born will be called the Son of God!" Luke 1- verses 26 to 35. Two thousand years later, much of world celebrates this birth at Christmas.
Much of our history revolves around visitors from a planet called Heaven. In Indian Vedic writings the topmost authority in the material universe is Brahma, who lives in the highest material planetary system, called Brahmaloka. In these writings they describe UFO like craft called vimanas flown by angelic like alien beings. These extraterrestrial angelic visitors are real according to most of the great historic religious writings of mankind. It seems reasonable that these are not simply myths, but are based on actual visits by Angels, visitors, watchers, ET, divas or whatever you choose to call them. They are given credit for bringing writing to Earth. [ perhaps though a single example does the trick – arclein ]
TV personality and author David Twichell says, “The ancient astronaut and Biblical UFO hypotheses are not new. However, no one seems to want to take the matter to the next logical step.” If Ezekiel’s wheel within a wheel and Moses’ "pillar of fire and cloud" were forerunners of today’s UFOs, then the Star of Bethlehem and the brilliant cloud to which Jesus ascended must be treated in the same vein. When Biblical descriptions of anomalous aerial phenomena are overlaid on that of modern-day UFO reports, the picture seems to meld as one. Once the evidence has been presented, the reader is led to a conclusion that is at best convincing and at least thought provoking. Bethlehem and the brilliant cloud to which Jesus ascended must be treated in the same vein.
Remember, “For we are fighting with people not made of flesh and blood, but against persons without bodies—evil rulers of the unseen world, those mighty satanic beings and great evil princes of darkness who rule this world, and against huge numbers of wicked sprits in high places. Put on all God’s armor so that you will be able to stand safe." Ephesians 6.
When I spoke to Presbyterian minister Barry Downing with a Ph.D. in science and religion, who has written extensively about UFOs such as the "Bible and UFOs" told me UFOs provide evidence for the reality of Biblical phenomena, such as visits by Angels that have often seemed mythical to many people.
Recently in Philadelphia dozens of children during a church service claim to have seen Angels, while older people were unable to see them.
Carl Sagan was the Director of the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University. He played a leading role in the American space program since its inception in his book, "Intelligent Life in the Universe" indicated Earth had likely been visited by extraterrestrials. He states: “I feel that if the Sumerian civilization is depicted by the descendants of the Sumerians themselves to be of non-human origin, the relevant legends should be examined carefully." (Page 456) He goes on to ask, "What might an advanced extraterrestrial civilization want from us?"......He answered his own question again by stating, "One of the primary motivations for the exploration of the New World was to convert the inhabitants to Christianity -- peacefully if possible -- forcefully if necessary. Can we exclude the possibility of an extraterrestrial evangelism?" (Page 463)
The logical question is what has this to do with UFOs? I suggest there is a strong connection. Billy Graham, the evangelical minister and the friend of US Presidents in his book, "Angels God's Secret Agents," makes the following surprising statements, “Yes, Angels are real. They are not the product of your imagination.”
“If we had open spiritual eyes we would see not only a world filled with evil spirits and powers—but also powerful Angels with drawn swords, set for our defense.”
Dr. Billy Graham lifts the veil between the visible and the invisible world to give us an eye-opening account of these behind-the-scenes agents. This best-selling classic has sold 3 million books records the experiences of Dr. Graham and others who are convinced that at moments of special need they have been attended by Angels. Dr. Graham affirms that:
God's invisible hosts are better organized than any of the armies of man—or Satan. "Angels think, feel, will, and display emotions."
Angels guide, comfort, and provide for people in the midst of suffering and persecution. At death, the faithful will be ushered by Angels into the presence of God.
Dr. Graham who was the spiritual leader to numerous Presidents states,
"Some have speculated that UFOs could very well be a part of God's Angelic host who preside over the physical affairs of universal creation. While we cannot assert such a view with certainty nothing can hide the fact that these unexplained events are occurring with greater frequency around the entire world. Some take the detailed descriptions of a highly credible airline crew and lay them alongside Ezekiel and put forth a strong case ---- such theories are now being given serious attention even by people who make no claim to believe in the God of the Bible. UFOs are astonishingly Angel-like in some of their reported appearances."
Most of the description of Angels compares nicely with our available data of at least one group of the alien visitors. In Genesis, the first book of the Bible and Torah; Angels are described as having bodies with parts such as hands, feet, eyes, head, voices, mouths, hair, faces and other human body parts.
One interesting fact is that the Bible often mentions the Angels in Glowing Metal craft. The Hebrew word 'hashmal' refers to glowing metal in the description of the divine glory and brightness and the appearance of fire from the craft. The descriptions of Ezekiel in the Bible (1:4, 8:2) clearly indicate brilliant highly polished glowing yellow like brass or electrum an alloy of silver and gold.
Throughout the Bible and Torah we are told that the Angels were able to introduce life into old women and even virgins. For example, part of God's covenant with Abraham and Sarah his barren 90 year old wife was to give them a son Isaac. Some of these births that appear supernatural could be accomplished by advanced technology. I should mention some Angels such as the Devil are fallen Angels or evil towards humans. John the Baptist was also born after the Angel Gabriel appeared before Zechariah and his barren wife Elizabeth.
According to the testimony of modern-day abductees similar births are occurring today.
To understand the full meaning of Christmas is to realize all that happens in the world may not be simply by chance; Angels may be here accomplishing miracles among us. So remember when you enjoy Christmas it all started with an angel. And if you are ever in trouble or need, never forget this wonderful promise, "For he will command his Angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways." Psalms 91.