More on the Angel Connection
The following chapter is of major importance and forms the backbone to the entire Angelfall conclusion.
I shall now present an entire chapter that hits upon most of the significant verses from the entire Bible that specifically mention the fallen stars and angels that were cast out of heaven—directly linking them to mankind upon earth. These verses in the Bible will compliment what has already been discovered in Genesis 3 and Revelation 12 from the previous chapter. If the last chapter was the base of the mountain, what will be shown here is the top of the mountain.
The last chapter showed that the literal garden of Eden upon earth represents the heavenly paradise, and that what happened in Genesis is enlarged in the book of Revelation. The woman Eve was seen in heaven clothed with the sun (symbolically of course), and so was the dragon/serpent also in heaven. The whole thing relates to the original sin—the temptation by the serpent and the ultimate disobedience of human beings against the Word of God. The whole Garden of Eden scenario is a model which represents the original creation of the angels in innocence (or a certain class of angels), and the subsequent rebellion and casting down of the infant angels after they disobeyed angelic law and partook from the forbidden tree (all of which is symbolic of course). The following discussion enlarges and builds upon that premise—now showing a good portion of the volume of scriptural evidence throughout the Bible that proves the whole thing.
This chapter is going to be somewhat long and extensive, yet I have tried to make it as brief and to the point as possible. So this should be regarded by the reader as simply an overview, a summary of sorts. It will also provide a resource of valuable information. Entire chapters could be written enlarging the discussion on just about everything mentioned here, along with of course the volume of theomatics data accompanying all of that.
The Words of Jesus
Three times during His earthly ministry, Jesus talked about the sun being darkened, and the moon not giving its light, and the stars falling from heaven. This is found in all three gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Only in the Gospel of John is it not mentioned. The stars of course are directly related to the concept of angels. In the previous chapter we discussed the symbolic significance of the sun and the moon.
Here is Matthew's account.
"Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory" (Mat 24:29,30).
And in Mark's gospel.
"But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken" (Mark 13:24,25).
And in Luke.
"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring" (Luke 21:25).
Later in this chapter we will deal with all the references to do with the sun, the moon, and the stars from the Old Testament—there are at least eight passages specifically from the Hebrew.
The Stars of Heaven
There is no question about the fact that the vast majority of references to stars in the Bible are symbolic of angelic beings and not just to celestial objects. The "powers in the heavens" has to do with the realm of strength and dominion that the angels occupied (see 1 Pet 3:22).
These facts are admitted to by all Bible scholars, even those who have an inherent bias against the concept of spiritual symbolism and who attempt to take things from the Bible as literally as possible. The association of stars to angels appears all through the Scriptures in a pronounced and symbolic manner. Here are a just a few of the more obvious examples.
In Job we find this verse. Throughout the Old Testament, the expression "sons of God" appears five times and it only refers to angels.
"When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" (Job 38:7).
In the book of Revelation, stars are called angels throughout.
"The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches" (Rev 1:20).
In the book of Daniel the host (or angels) are connected to the stars.
"And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them" (Dan 8:10).
This next verse is packed solid with all the theomatics to do with the fall and men connected to angels.
"And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the Lord thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven" (Deu 4:19).
In the Hebrew, the word TSABA (ÁÂ–) on numerous occasions can be translated interchangeably. Some published translations render the word as "host," and some as "stars"—see Isaiah 34:4. The word "host" is used all through the Bible in specific reference to angels.
Some Important Comments
To try to interpret all the above, exclusively, as literal celestial objects would of course be absurd. The preponderant interpretation by most Bible literalists (except in the most extreme cases), would be that the mention of stars in the Bible is only referring to celestial objects.
Some Bible prophecy pundits have proposed the idea that the sun and moon and stars becoming dark is due to a worldwide nuclear holocaust which will obscure the earth's atmosphere. It is hard to imagine that the only interpretation of all the passages throughout the Bible to do with the sun, moon, and stars is only in reference to nuclear war during the so called "great tribulation" period (another sensation of the "Late Great Planet Earth Hollywood production"—see next Chapter 5c on the great tribulation fallacy).
But as we have already seen throughout the Bible stars unequivocally are in reference to angelic beings, and this firmly cements the symbolic principle in the Bible. Who is there out there qualified to arbitrarily pass judgment on this matter because ALL references to stars might actually be referring to angels in some symbolic context, even though the esoteric/symbolic aspect may not be immediately apparent in some more "obscure" mentions?
Taking this whole argument even further, the concept of the stars literally becoming dark—this is rather absurd. The universe is full of trillions of stars, and all of them come and go and eventually burn out anyhow after millions of years. There is no possible way that all of the galaxies in the universe are going to suddenly go dark at once (the light from most stars arrives at earth thousands and millions of light years later).
And what is even more preposterous—what about all the verses in the Bible that talk about the stars of heaven falling to earth? How could all the stars in the universe literally fall to the surface of our planet? Each star is the equivalent of our own sun which is hundreds of times bigger than even our own earth and millions of degrees hot. Planet earth is 93 million miles from our own sun/star, and if it was even 20 or 30 million miles away, it would incinerate everything.
"And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter" (Rev 8:10,11).
The above is spiritually symbolic, obviously.
The reference to stars falling to earth can only be in reference to the angels (or the angelic aspect) being cast down from heaven.
The Human Connection to the Stars
Now as we begin our analysis of numerous passages from throughout the Bible, one of the major items that you will notice, is that the mention of the stars or angels falling from heaven—this will on numerous occasions be presented IN A CONTEXT that completely wraps itself around the peoples and nations of the earth. This is a very important observation, because it shows that the casting down is not an independent event, but the entire thing is CONNECTED and INTEGRATED to the peoples and nations of the world, whom comprise the actual fallen angels who dwell within various ethnic groups. One good example of this type of thing is the passage we just looked at in Luke's gospel.
"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring" (Luke 21:25).
In this verse the whole issue of the fallen angels is reflected upon earth with the distress of the nations in turmoil—thus the DIRECT LINK is made between falling angels and the nations of the world. The sea is representative of mankind as well and the roaring of the waves is the contentious rebellion in men's hearts (another symbolic connection throughout scripture—see Rev 17:15 where people themselves are actually referred to as "waters").
One more verse that is very similar to the above in Luke, and that in the same context connects the sea itself in context to the stars of heaven, is this most interesting verse in Jeremiah.
"Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name" Jer 31:35).
Now let us look at a long row of passages that show the connection.
Example #1: Isaiah 34:4 and Revelation 6:13
To start, here are two key verses—one from Isaiah in the Old Testament—comparing it to a verse from the book of Revelation. First, the Isaiah verse.
"Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it. (2) For the indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. (3) Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcasses, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood. (4) And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. (5) For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment" (Isa 34:1-5).
Before commenting on this passage in Isaiah, here is the parallel passage in Revelation.
"And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains" (Rev 6:12-15).
The relationship between these passages is pretty obvious. Let's talk now about two specific items.
The Nations of the World
The first and most paramount observation, is that these passages are all wrapped around the nations and peoples of the world. In Isaiah it mentions "ye nations," and "ye people," "the earth… and all that is therein," "the world, and all things that come from it." It states that God's wrath is "upon all nations, and his fury upon their armies" of opposition. It states (past tense) that He has already destroyed them and delivered them to the slaughter. And those who are slain shall be cast out. Then IN THE SAME CONTEXT it talks about all the host of heaven being dissolved, the heavens being rolled together as a scroll, and all the angels falling as the figs off the tree. But then the discussion rolls right back into God's wrath coming upon the earthly people to judgment.
Anybody who logically reads all of this cannot help but see the fact that the whole thing of the angels falling from heaven is INTEGRATED with the people born into this world—it is all tied together in one seamless statement. If that is not true, then WHY IS GOD MENTIONING THESE TWO ASPECTS TOGETHER IN ONE SINGULAR CONTEXT?
Now when we come to the passage in Revelation chapter 6, where it talks about all the stars and hosts falling to earth as the unripe figs—the discussion is immediately followed by the words, "And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains." All of this is of course symbolic of mankind fleeing the wrath of God due to the casting down.
The Fig Tree
The second and most obvious item mentioned in both Isaiah and Revelation in relation to the fallen angels, is the fig tree. We find here a direct connection to Genesis and the garden of Eden. After Adam and Eve fell, they covered their shame and nakedness with fig leaves.
In the gospels of Mathew and Mark, Jesus cursed the fig tree. He also gave a parable in Luke of how the fig tree corrupts the earth. A complete theomatic study has been done on the fig tree and the significance of figs. Figs are symbolic of the fallen angels. The fig tree itself represents two things in general. (1) The satanic kingdom. (2) Figs are also representative of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil when men partook of it. The knowledge of good and evil—man deciding for himself what was right or wrong—became part of his very nature and being after he disobeyed God—it is the fruit of the spirit of Satan dwelling WITHIN. That is why Jesus cursed the fig tree.
What is interesting to observe in both the Isaiah account and Revelation—in revelation it refers to the figs that fell off the tree as "untimely figs." In horticulture, these would be referred to as "early drops"—fruit that falls off the vine prematurely before it is ripe. That is precisely what happened to the fallen angels. They were shaken off the tree by a mighty windstorm of deception. God originally created the angels in innocence but they had not yet matured. The fallen angels were not capable of discerning good from evil (see Heb 4:14), and after the serpent (symbolically of course) deceived them and they fell the tree was left with nothing but leaves. It was after the fall that Adam and Eve hid their nakedness with fig aprons. It is interesting to note that with many ancient statues, Greek and Roman sculptures, a person's private parts are covered with fig leaves. It is also interesting to note that in many modern pagan ceremonies (such as freemasonry and Mormon temple rituals), the fig apron is symbolically used as one of the most important temple garments.
"And when He (Jesus) saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away. And when the disciples saw it, they marveled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done" (Mat 21:19-21).
And in Mark.
"And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith" (Mark 11:20,21,23).
The mountain cast into the sea has to do with the kingdoms of this world (during the temptation the devil took Jesus into a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms). The mountain being cast into the sea represents man's domain—the self exalting intents of the heart piled up (it is the kingdom where Satan dwells). The theomatics data related to all of this is very extensive. There are numerous aspects and mathematical designs—numeric symbolism with all of the patterns that are profound in their significance to do with the mountain concept. There is not time to discuss that here.
Matthew and Mark's Gospel and the Fig Tree
Earlier we quoted the words of Jesus from Matthew, Mark, and Luke, relative to the stars falling from heaven. Let's look again at the two references in Matthew and Mark—the subject of the fallen angels is connected DIRECTLY to the fig tree.
"And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh" (Mat 24:31).
And the more complete quote from Mark.
"For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. (23) But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. (24) But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, (25) And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. (26) And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. (27) And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. (28) Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: (29) So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. (30) Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done" (Mark 13:22-30).
We notice here a number of connections. First, it mentions "false prophets" who seduce and deceive. In the previous chapter 5a we talked about the verse in Revelation 12 where the tail of the dragon/serpent draws the stars from heaven and casts them to earth, and how this related to Eve in the garden. In Isaiah 9:15 it refers to the prophet that speaks lies as being "the tail" (this lying false prophet exhibits the same theomatics as the serpent in the garden). But here in Mark we again see the deceptive prophet concept at work. All of this concerns mankind being deceived and it relates right back to the original sin in the garden.
Immediately after Jesus' warning about not being deceived by false prophets, the passage then goes on and talks about the stars falling to earth and the good angels going throughout heaven and gathering the elect angels out of the bad angels (see 1 Tim 5:21). But IMMEDIATELY after that Jesus starts talking about the fig tree that sprouts its leaves (but no fruit is mentioned because it evidently had fallen off). So we suddenly see the wicked fig tree trying to bud again and put forth ONLY LEAVES—Jesus connects this to the "last days" or "final hurrah"—an obvious reference (within the same context of the preceding verses), to the angels being cast down.
Jesus then concludes by saying that "this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done." So right here is the mention of those who dwell upon earth—right in the context of the fig tree and the falling angel/stars. Again, the fig tree is unmistakably related to the angels falling from heaven in Isaiah 34 and Revelation 6—clear back to the fig leaves of the Garden of Eden. The "this generation" that Jesus is referring to ARE the fallen angels—the 141 men/angel pattern saturates the theme of generations (see the 300 page Chapter 6c confirming this).
This entire passage is packed solid with meaning. But there is something else to take note of here. It talks about God's elect or the redeemed being gathered. And where do they come from?
"And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven" (Mar 13:27).
Here the good angels will go forth and gather God's elect—from the farthest corners of the earth clear up to heaven!!!. So right here it connects heaven as the point of origin of God's elect. But we also see one more interesting fact. It mentions the four winds, and in the Revelation 6 passage it talked about the wind that shakes the figs from the tree. "… the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind" (Rev 6:13).
The wind that shook the figs off the tree was in heaven, and this goes right along with Ephesians 2:2 where it talks about "the prince of the power of the air that now worketh in the sons of disobedience," where are men dwelling upon earth.
All of this is a really good example of the type of thing where millions of people have read numerous passages like this and never really understood exactly what it is talking about, or the potential depth of esoteric meaning that God has deliberately placed there, or how all the different elements connect and relate. We are just now starting to understand some of this stuff. The truths are profound and deep.
The Elect Angels
We just saw how God gather's his elect from the far reaches of heaven. The following verse is another one that many people read but don't stop for a second to think about the implications of what the verse is saying.
"I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality" (1 Tim 5:21).
What does it mean by "the elect angels?" A carefully examination of all instances will show that the expression "the elect" or "election" in the Bible, only has to do with those who are redeemed and chosen for salvation. Christians are referred to in many verses as being God's elect—there is no possible way that the unfallen angels could be referred to as being part of the election, or as "elect angels." They would have to be saved or redeemed first.
This expression clearly implies the whole scope of the fall and redemption. The word redemption means to "buy back". You obviously cannot buy something back and "elect it" unless you once possessed it in the first place.
Now in order for there to be election, it must be accompanied by the action of choosing. To chose one thing is to reject another. One of the great issues of debate among Christians is the subject of predestination (or election) vs. man's free will, i.e. more commonly referred to as Calvinism vs. Armenianism. This debate has raged for centuries and will continue to rage. It all has to do with the sovereignty of God in predestinating only certain ones to be saved, vs. the idea that Christ died for everybody and God is trying to save as many people as possible (if man will only let Him). Calvinism puts God in the driver's seat whereas Armenianism puts man in the driver's seat. See Chapter 15a here in Angelfall for an entire discussion on this.
Now the above verse has a whole lot more meaning when examined in light of the following two verses that were just discussed under the previous heading—one from Matthew and the from Mark's gospel. Here they are again.
"And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together HIS ELECT from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh" (Mat 24:31).
"And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together HIS ELECT from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near" (Mark 13:26-28).
So the connection is made between the elect angels in 1 Timothy, and the good angels gathering the elect from the far reaches of heaven.
Example #2: Verses in Revelation Chapter 12
All through the gospels Jesus talked about signs in the sun, moon and stars. What is interesting to point out, is that in Revelation 12:1, all three items are mentioned—the woman clothed with the SUN, the MOON under her feet, and upon her head a crown of STARS.
Here are the first verses from Revelation.
"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: (2) And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. (3) And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. (4) And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. " (Rev 12:1-4).
Here we see the connection between the serpent and the angels of heaven. All of this of course relates to Eve, who is a type of the subjective female nature within the angels. So right here at the very epicenter, there is a direct connection between Eve and angels. This was discussed extensively throughout the previous chapter, so we will not comment further here.
Let's now pick this up at the next verse. The man child is Jesus.
"And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. (6) And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. (7) And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, (8) And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. (9) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him" (Rev 12:5-9).
Now this is absolutely major. The significance of this is in fact stupendous. The connection here to the fallen angels and mankind upon earth is so clear and so obvious that no one should miss seeing the inextricable relationship.
Satan deceiving and casting down the angels is the same identical thing as deceiving the whole institution of people born into this world—IT IS ONE SINGULAR AND SEAMLESS EVENT. The expression used here for "world" in Greek is not the word "cosmos," but OIKOMENE, which means "the inhabited earth" of living people. Satan deceiving the inhabited earth is only the second or final phase of the casting down process of the deception that took place PRIOR up in heaven. What this passage unequivocally proves, is the fact that sin began in heaven, not upon earth.
Satan's dealings with the woman is the same exact thing as his dealings with the fallen angels. The woman represents the female nature of the angels which is the subjective aspect of their persona that was deceived and seduced. The drawings of the stars, the standing before the woman, and the dragon and his angels warring—all of this is simply various descriptive aspects of the same thing/event.
Here is the next section of Revelation 12. In the book of Job it was the SAME SPIRIT OF SATAN that appeared in the midst of the sons of God, or the angels that challenged God's authority and righteousness.
"And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. (11) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. (12) Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time" (Rev 12:10-12).
Curse God and Die
"So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips" (Job 2:7-10).
Here too we see the connection between the heavenly realm and the earthly. The expression "accuser of the brethren" relates to what happened in the book of Job—the saints must overcome the spirit of Satan the same as Job did and not curse God. The expression "the brethren" has the same theomatic value as the angels who fell (this relates to what was previously said about God gathering his elect from the extremities of heaven).
During the time all of this is happening, the heavens are involved in rejoicing, and the inhabitants of the earth and sea are warned of the devil's wrath. Much of this is of course symbolic language (see Chapter 4c on the literal existence of Satan). There are a multitude of things that could be discussed here relative to "a short time" and other aspects. There are so many things in all of this, matters and issues and relationships that few people have ever seen or comprehended. Here is the last segment of this chapter.
"And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. (14) And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. (15) And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. (16) And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. (17) And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ" (Rev 12:13-17).
As was discussed in the last Chapter, the woman fleeing into the wilderness is symbolic of the angels being born into this world—the world is described throughout many verses in the Bible as being a spiritual wilderness. During his course in this world, fallen man is protected and nourished for a period of time from the direct power of the heavenly rebellion. The serpent then tries to drown the woman with a flood of false accusations and wicked thoughts (waters in the Bible are symbolic of concepts, ideologies, and thoughts). The key fact here is that the woman who started out in heaven—the text specifically refers to her seed or offspring as being the whole human race—the "remnant" or smaller portion are the Christians or those who have the testimony of Jesus. Eve of course became "mother of all the living" in Gen 3:20. Her children are the stars. The phrase "war with the rest" exhibits the theomatics of the fallen angels, as does the Hebrew word "seed" or "offspring" (Gen 3:15).
Again, please understand that this discussion is only touching briefly on some of the high points. The important thing to observe is the CONTEXT which connects the events of the stars falling to what happens upon earth. The main fact is that the woman represents the entire human race, and the entire scenario in Revelation 12 is connected to the fall of the angels from heaven. Everything mentioned in this chapter must be carefully analyzed along with the large amount of theomatics data accompanying it.
Because of the Angels
Relative to the woman in Revelation 12 and the concept of angels, this very interesting verse appears in 1 Corinthians.
"For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels" (1 Cor 11:8-10).
Here the unmistakable connection is again made between Eve and angels. In Revelation 12 the woman had a crown of twelve stars upon her head. The number 12 speaks of God's order and government, and also divine election and God's chosen people (12 disciples and 12 tribes of Israel). In this Corinthian passage the apostle Paul speaks concerning a woman having the protection of a male covering. Eve fell in the garden of Eden because Adam was somewhere else in the Garden—he obviously was not present when Eve had her liaison with the serpent. That is why the Bible states that woman was deceived but Adam was not (see 1 Tim 2:14). And here in this verse the direct connection is made relative to the creation of man and woman (a very obvious reference to Adam and Eve), and it specifically says that all of this INVOLVES ANGELS, i.e. "because of the angels." This passage would require a much enlarged discussion, but here the explicit connection is made between Adam and Eve and angels—this relationship is definitely set forth in Scripture.
The Little Horn in Daniel
There is one parallel verse in Daniel that similarly relates to the tail of the Dragon sweeping the third part of the stars from heaven.
"And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. (10) And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. (11) Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. (12) And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered" (Dan 8:9-12).
Just a few noteworthy comments will be made from this passage.
The "little horn" is obviously symbolic (horns in the Bible speak of various aspects of authority and bullishness). The expression has a value of 415 in theomatics which is highly significant, i.e. there is a whole pattern where this number specifically has to do with a spirit of greed and lust for money. It also has to do with the portion of property that the prodigal son demanded when he left heaven in his rebellion. What the little horn really represents is the very spirit behind the whole rebellion in heaven. Horns in the Bible are symbolic of aggressiveness and belligerence.
What is also important to note, is the verse that immediately follows, which states,
"Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the abomination that causes desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?" (Dan 8:13).
Much speculation has been made concerning the meaning of Daniel's "abomination of desolation." Jesus referred to this twice in Matthew and in Mark. What this abomination is all about, is the rebellion in heaven which has had devastating results spiritually on this entire world—the passage specifically states that God's holy sanctuary IS TRAMPLED BY ANGELIC BEINGS—it is the abomination that takes place in God's temple (the Garden of Eden or paradise in heaven was the original temple—see http://members.cox.net/8thday/124.html). The Bible also says that we ourselves as Christians are the temple of God (1 Cor 3:16), and that Satan seeks to dwell in the hearts and minds of that sacred sanctuary (see 2 Thess 2:4).
Another key factor here. Many prophecy proponents teach that Daniel's little horn is the Antichrist, a singular man who is to rule the world during the so called "great tribulation." By following that interpretation, they then use that argument to say that the casting down of the host and the stars is something that will take place in the future during the last days great tribulation. Actually, this passage is in the past tense and is referring to events that took place way back before Genesis, and they are still occurring. It probably has nothing to do with a supposed end time Antichrist (how could a singular individual upon earth pull down literal stars or angels from heaven—that idea is absurd and certainly far fetched)?
Example #3: Verses in the Book of Job
The book of Job is the oldest book in the Bible, written sometime before Genesis. The entire book centers around the fallen angels and God's confrontation with those angels who challenged the righteousness of Jehovah God the Almighty, and who had the spirit of "Satan among them." It involves a test of character for man who dwells upon earth and must depend upon God not by sight, but by faith. The entire book is a debate and analysis between Job and his three "friends" (or "Job's comforters") concerning why created beings should love and serve the Almighty who is their Creator. The expression "The Almighty" occurs 48 times in the Old Testament—31 or 65% of those occurrences being in the book of Job. There is an entire proposed chapter and commentary on Angelfall relative to the book of Job.
Let's look now at a number of references from the book of Job.
The following verse absolutely and unequivocally links fallen man upon earth to the angels in heaven—explicitly!
"What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? Behold, he putteth no trust in his holy ones (angels); yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?" (Job 15:14-16).
The connection and relationship here is unmistakable. The above verse is full of the theomatics connecting men to angels—"he which is born of woman" is in reference to the original angels created in innocence and they ARE the "seed of the woman" (Rev 12:17)—who are thereafter born into this world because of both their uncleanness and the impurity that resulted in the heavens when Eve (the female subjective aspect) committed spiritual fornication with Satan (which is obviously symbolic).
The verse that immediately follows describing the unclean heavens, verse 16, then makes the DIRECT CONNECTION to man upon earth. This matter of waters goes back to Genesis chapter one where God separated the waters in the heavens. The waters below the firmament all has to do with man's thoughts apart from God's thoughts, which are the waters above the heaven.
The Heavens Cleansed by the Blood of Jesus
The Bible specifically states that the blood of Jesus, which was shed upon earth, was for the purpose of cleansing things in the heavens. That fact unmistakably links together man on earth and the redemptive blood, with some sort of a pre-existent/cause/issue in heaven. It proves conclusively that the blood of Jesus was not limited to atoning just the sins of man upon earth.
"And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven" (Col 1:20).
"And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these" (Heb 9:22,23).
The expression "the things in the heavens" has all the theomatics to do with the fall and rebellion of the angels.
The fact that Jesus blood cleanses things in heaven proves two things. (1) Sin did not ultimately begin on earth in the geographic garden of Eden, (2) Redemption has something to do with issues and individuals who originated from heaven and committed atrocities up there.
If the previous verse from chapter 15 is not confirmation enough, how about this verse?
"How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? And the son of man, which is a worm?" (Job 25:4-6).
Here too we see the same identical thing being said and the same link, only it mentions the moon which was under the feet of the woman in Revelation 12, and it also mentions the stars not shining. In Revelation 12, the moon under the woman's feet turns to blood (which relates to the woman Jesus healed who had the issue of blood). The theomatic angel numbers are also present here relative to the stars and sons of men. Interestingly, the phrase to do with man being a worm has all the serpent numbers in it—there is a symbolic connection between worms and snakes.
Here again Job speaks concerning his coming forth from the womb—within the same context of being born after the light of the stars go out. This next passage is exceedingly significant as it relates to Angelfall.
"As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months. Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein. Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up leviathan. Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day: Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes. Why died I not from the womb? Why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?" (Job 3:6-11).
The above verse from Job is interesting because it mentions "leviathan." A complete discourse could be presented on leviathan, which is mentioned numerous times in the Old Testament. Here is a verse on leviathan from the book of Isaiah—it provides further confirmation that the serpent and the dragon are the same thing.
"In that day the Lord with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea" (Isa 27:1).
In the first portion of the passage Job laments his existence. Then he talks about those people who "curse the day, who are ready to raise up Leviathan" (this has the theomatic angel number in it). But in Hebrew, Leviathan has the same 247 numeric value as the beast that rises out of the sea in Revelation 13:1 (there is no doubt some connection here). The sea in scripture is symbolic of men's thoughts and the depths and intents and purposes in man's heart. That is where the beast rises out of—all of this is highly symbolical of the wickedness in the hearts of mankind.
Now we look at a passage that definitely indicates Job's pre-existence within the angelic realm. Please read carefully the following verses. This along with the theomatics numbers was dealt with elsewhere in Angelfall in Chapter 6c. Notice the words in bold and uppercase.
"Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, (2) Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? (3) Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. (4) WHERE WERE YOU when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare it if thou hast understanding. (5) Who hath laid the measures thereof, FOR SURELY THOU KNOWEST. Or who hath stretched the line upon it? (6) Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; (7) When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy. (8) Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb. (9) When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it, (10) And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, (11) And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?" (Job 38:1-11).
The above verses are packed with so much meaning it would require more than a chapter to even begin discussing it here. In a nutshell, the passage begins by God asking Job questions and then God making statements. During the dialogue the Lord clearly indicates that Job ACTUALLY KNEW all about the time God laid the foundations and measurements of the earth because the language of the text implies THAT HE WAS ACTUALLY THERE AT THE TIME IT HAPPENED—"for surely thou knowest." The expression "where were you" has all the angel theomatics of pre-existence. And God confirms that during this time before the fall, the morning stars or angels were singing together in heaven. And then it talks about the clouds as a garment and thick darkness. This relates to God blinding the angels from seeing the divine secrets of heaven which were hid behind a veil and were out of bounds and off limits (the tree of knowledge which led to the tree of eternal life). Finally it talks about the sea, which has to do with God separating the waters above the firmament from those below which He gathered into seas (Gen 1:10). All of this has to do with waters of the sea involves the lower thoughts of the rebellious angels—separated from God's higher thoughts above the firmament.
In light of this discussion, the following passages in Job are quite revealing. Here too it talks about God's presence hidden behind the thick clouds of heaven. Even though the stars are high, they are not able to see through God's opaque covering.
"Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are! And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud? Thick clouds are a covering to him, that he (the fallen angel himself) seeth not; and he (the fallen angel) walketh in the circuit of heaven" (Job 22:12-13).
"Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do?" (Job 11:7,8).
The reference to walking in the "circuit of heaven"—this is not talking about God Himself, but about the angels who were confined to the "circuit" below God's realm. This relates to the concept of wandering in the wilderness outside the promised land.
A comment might be added here concerning clouds. When the Bible states that Jesus is coming "with the clouds" of heaven, and that we will be caught up to meet Him "in clouds," what that is referring to is the fact that God will finally come and reveal Himself in ways that were previously hidden to the fallen angels when the view of heaven was blocked behind dark clouds. The disciples themselves were not able to truly see or know Jesus until He was transfigured before them IN A CLOUD (see Mat 17:5). All of this has tremendous depth of meaning that goes way beyond just literal cirrus or cumulus clouds floating in the earthly sky (as many people believe). It is all deeply spiritually symbolic.
This last reference to stars in Job is brief. The word "sealeth up" means to restrain and cut off from. It has a value of 456 which is the key number in theomatics to do with God forbidding man to eat of the tree of knowledge or trying to reach up into heaven.
"Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble. Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars" (Job 9:6,7).
Example #4: Verses in Deuteronomy
These next verses clearly state that those who live upon earth are related to the stars of heaven. Here it will state in plain open fashion that the children of Israel were "AS the stars" and they would be left few because they did not obey God—the lack of obedience is in reference to not only their disobedience on earth, but it is a carry over from the prior rebellion in heaven. The whole reason and purpose behind God establishing the nation of Israel was an honest attempt to have a people with whom He could finally communicate and heave a relationship with. Of course natural Israel failed and was replaced by the Church, which is spiritual Israel. Abram did not look for an earthly fulfillment, but for a heavenly City (see Heb 11:9,10). The Bible teaches that the true children of Abraham are those who are of faith (Gal 3:7). Theomatics and the message of Angelfall completely destroys the idea of a literal 1000 year millennial reign of Christ upon earth with the Jewish people under the Old Testament law system (see Chapter 13a on Bible prophecy).
"And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the Lord thy God" (Deu 28:62).
The theomatics in this verse are spectacular—showing that the phrase "ye were as the stars of heaven" clearly confirms the pre-existence.
Comment: Most Bible interpreters would say that God's only intent for the expression "as the stars of heaven" means that there were simply a large number of Israelites on earth, and that their numbers were later diminished because of disobedience, i.e. the expression only has an earthly application. God has hidden the REAL MEANING behind this false presumption of literalism only.
These next two verses imply a symbolic relationship to the stars in the present tense.
"Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the Lord thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude" (Deu 10:22).
"The Lord your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude" (Deu 1:10).
It is important to point out that when God made His promise to Abraham, that his seed would be "as the stars," it also had a futuristic meaning, as well as a past one (see Dan 12:3). Abraham's looked not to earth but ultimately to heaven for the fulfillment of what God promised him (Heb 11:9,10). As redeemed saints, we came from the stars, and we will return to the stars. Jesus stated plainly in three of the four gospels that the redeemed saints would be "as the angels of heaven." And in the book of Daniel the redeemed "will shine as the stars forever and ever" (Dan 12:3).
This next verse is the most significant one—the last of the references to stars in Deuteronomy. Here now is the direct connection to the sun, moon, and stars. Notice that it explicitly points to those nations under heaven who are upon earth.
"And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the Lord thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven" (Deu 4:19).
The expression "the nations under the whole heaven" is 1410 theomatically—the key number to do with all the fallen angels upon earth. The Hebrew word for "divided" CHALAQ means "to divide," "apportion," "distribute." This clearly implies that the stars and host of heaven were divided and distributed and BECAME the nations of the earth under the whole heaven. The casting down here is explicitly implicated.
An interesting verse in the New Testament clearly confirms the above. Here the word "angels" is used specifically.
"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" (Col 2:18).
This verse in Colossians clearly implies the fall from heaven because it talks a mankind who is "intruding into those things which he hath not seen." That is in reference to eating from the tree of knowledge so that one could become like God and get to get to the heart of the divine secrets.
The worshipping of the fallen angels can involve the humanistic worship of a number of things; demonic forces, the occult, or even the worship of Hollywood celebrities, sports heroes, going for the gold at the Olympics, and any other super achievements that men put great value on, etc. Any form of idolatry is a spiritual matter related to a worshipping of the host of heaven in one aspect or another—it is all part of the rebellion and the idolatrous glorification of man (instead of worshipping God). Today in the world, men do not know and worship the one true God, so they worship each other and their own accomplishments. In that sense we are worshipping the host of heaven and the spiritual force behind those who wanted to be gods themselves—it all relates back to the original sin in the garden.
Example #5: Verses to do with the Sun, Moon, and Stars
Let us now bunch together all the references to the sun, the moon, and the stars. These will directly implicate the casting down. There are at least fifteen direct references in the Bible, many from the Old Testament, all related to this concept of the sun, the moon, and the stars being darkened. The fact that even Jesus Himself mentioned this three times shows the immense importance of this concept. We have already quoted in this chapter those three references from the gospels, in addition to Isa 34:4, Rev 6:13, Job 25:5, Job 3:9, and Job 9:7, and Jeremiah 31:35.
Note: In Chapters 5a and 6i and we discussed at some length the meaning of the sun and the moon. It was mentioned that the sun is symbolic of God's source of truth, the vehicle or agency through whom He (symbolically) communicated truth to the angels. It gave light during the day, i.e. it represents the male nature. The moon was provided to live light at night, but it did not originate the light but could only reflect the light from the sun, i.e. it represents the female nature. Again, all of this relates to the stars, or angels and how God communicated truth to them by indirect agency (all of this is highly symbolical). Yet the Bible teaches that when all the redeemed arrive in heaven, and God's whole new order will finally be established, the sun and the moon (what they symbolically represent as agents) will be done away with forever. God Himself will be the source for all truth, light, and understanding (see Isa 60:19 and Rev 21:23).
Let us now look at a verse in the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes.
"Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain" (Eccl 12:1,2).
The phrase "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth," has all the theomatics of the ORIGINAL angelic creation in heaven. That is the "youth" this verse is talking about (not somebody who is a juvenile on earth). The angels were originally created in innocence "while the evil days come not." The above is one really good example of how people for centuries can read a verse like this and not see the hidden meaning and the fact that it really is dealing with the issue of pre-existence, not just man's time upon earth as a physical adolescent. God hides His esoteric meanings in this manner.
Here is the next verse that deals with the light of the sun, moon, and stars going out, which is in Ezekiel. Notice that in this instance the stars are mentioned first in sequence.
"And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over thee, and set darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord GOD. I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known" (Ezek 32:7-9).
At the very beginning of the phrase the Lord says "I shall put thee out"—the direct connection is made between those on earth to the stars. Here again we see the absolute chain and connection between the events in heaven and how that affects things on this earth—the darkening of the stars and heavenly bodies brought about "darkness upon thy land." It also vexes "the hearts of many people" and brings "destruction among the nations." Words could not be more clear.
Now we come to a prophecy having to do with God's wrath and judgment upon the nations of the world. And all of this flows right into the context of the stars being darkened.
"Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible" (Isa 13:9-11).
The passage of course begins by addressing sinners and pronouncing judgment upon the earth. The sinners being destroyed on earth relates directly to the stars. But after it mentions the stars, and the sun and moon being darkened, it goes right back to earth by stating, "And I will punish the world for their evil, and the evil for their iniquity…" All of the theomatics are present connecting men upon earth to the angels who fell.
The connection between the stars or angels of heaven and mankind upon earth is inextricably tied together in this passage.
Here in this next passage is the prophecy that ties into the last chapter of Revelation where there is no need for the sun and moon, because God will directly be our source of truth and light (Rev 21:5,23). The important fact to notice here is that God is addressing men upon earth and giving them a glorious promise.
"The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended" (Isa 60:19,20).
The following mentions the moon and stars, but then refers to the Egyptians that God brought judgment upon. There is some very significant connection here to the issue of the firstborn of the Egyptians—the opposite of God's own firstborn Son through whom we have redemption. Pagan Egypt of course is a symbol of the world (or cosmos).
"The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever: The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever: And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth for ever" (Psa 136:8-11).
Two Verses in Joel
Some of the best known passages concerning the stars being darkened are in the book of Joel. This first passage must surely contain much symbolic meaning. The whole context here is that men upon earth are at war against God—the same as the stars warring in heaven. A careful examination of this passage will reveal that it is a re-enactment upon earth of the war that took place in heaven when the dragon and his angels fought (Rev 12:7-9).
"Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. (6) Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. (7) They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: (8) Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. (9) They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. (10) The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: (11) And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?" (Joel 2:5-11).
The theomatics in this passage are outstanding. The men who climb and scale the wall has all the numbers of man wanting to be like God and eating from the tree of knowledge. In that process they are absolutely resolute in purpose—it is all very militaristic. The faces that gather blackness all has to do with rebellion and hatred. All the numbers are present to do with the warfare itself and the casting down. The key point with this passage is that the RESULT of all of men's violence upon earth causes the earth to quake and the heavens tremble. The end result is the stars losing their light, which is what happened when the angels fell. Here in this passage the whole thing in heaven and upon earth is connected and interchangeable.
The second passage in Joel clearly points to those upon earth as having to make a decision to repent and follow God's way (that is why the gospel goes forth and is preached to the nations). This is made in the context of the stars being darkened.
"Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining" (Joel 3:14,15).
There is in the book of Daniel a statement by King Nebuchadnezzar, that implies the connection between heaven and earth and also the heavenly warfare. In this story God humbled the prideful king because of his arrogance when he boasted about the "Great Babylon I have built." His kingdom was stripped from him and he spent seven years eating grass like an ox. At the end of all of that, these were his words.
"And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honored him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?" (Dan 4:34,35).
Here it talks about the subject of warfare and the armies of heaven and it clearly implicates the connection between the heavenly rebellion and the inhabitants of the earth.
Also, in Isaiah chapter 14, Lucifer is described "himself" as the "king of Babylon." The location of ancient Babylon was the same precise location as the original garden of Eden and tower of Babel that reached up to heaven. It was also a place where the ancients worshipped the sun. It was also from that very place that God called forth Abraham and developed a relationship with him that never did exist prior with the angels (see Hebrews 2:16). There is just volumes of loaded information in all of this—issues and matters that very few people have even thought about.
A Star Fight
There is an interesting verse in the book of Judges, one that I have not really taken time to investigate the symbolic significance of. But it refers specifically to the stars actually warring and fighting. Both the angel numbers and the warfare/casting down numbers are present in the brief phrase to do with the stars warring. The significant fact in this verse is that there appears to be some sort of a symbolic link between the fighting upon earth and heavenly warfare.
"The kings came and fought, then fought the kings of Canaan in Taanach by the waters of Megiddo; they took no gain of money. They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera. The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O my soul, thou hast trodden down strength" (Judg 5:19-21).
The above passage talks about the kings of the earth actually "fought from heaven" (symbolically of course). Here now in Isaiah, the direct connection is made between the host of heaven and the kings of the earth, or those who dwell upon earth. In chapter 5e we discussed extensively the meaning of the kings of the earth. The expression "kings of the earth" relates to Adam, when God gave him dominion and authority to rule over His creation.
"The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited" (Isa 24:20-22).
The following passage is of note for a number of reasons. Please read it carefully and then I will comment.
"A Psalm of David. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. (2) Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. (3) When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; (4) What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? (5) For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor. (6) Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: (7) All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; (8) The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. (9) O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!" (Psa 8:1-9).
Comment: The phrase, "thou hast made him a little lower than the angels"—the word "angels" is actually the word "God," or the Hebrew word ELOHYM. It can be translated as angelic beings or simply a plurality of gods.
The important item of note here, is that the mention of man follows IMMEDIATELY after the mention of the stars. This clearly implicates the creation of man upon earth as to having some involvement with the stars. The making a little lower than the angels is only the TEMPORARY state that man is in (the woman in Revelation 12 was nourished in the wilderness for only a brief period of time). When he finally arrives back in heaven—Jesus said that the redeemed saints would be "as the angels of heaven" (Mat 22:30, Mark 12:25).
It should also be noted that the above passage from Psalms is talking all about Adam. The passage mentions that "out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength." This is in reference to man originally being created in innocence. Then right after the passage talks about stars of heaven, it jumps immediately to man upon earth. "Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet." This is clearly a reference to Adam (or man) who was to rule over God's creation and keep and protect the garden of Eden (see Gen 1:26 and Gen 2:15).
Now this same passage from Psalms is quoted again in the New Testament in the book of Hebrews. Here is an interesting fact. The reason the translators use the word "angels" in Psalms instead of the word "God," is because in the book of Hebrews this verse in Psalms is quoted, but in the New Testament quote it uses positively the Greek word for "angels." That means that in the Psalms instance, God (or ELOHYM) must also mean "angels," which of course many times that usage of ELOHYM was common—the angel translation provides consistency.
"For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; (3) How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; (4) God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? (5) For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. (6) But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? (7) Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honor, and didst set him over the works of thy hands" (Heb 2:2-7).
Now if you carefully read the context of the above passage, it is quite clear that THIS IS DEFINITELY IMPLYING THE PRE-EXISTENCE and the overall rebellion of the angels. The expression "word spoken by angels" is not necessarily in reference to God's holy angels who are preaching the word of the Gospel, but the expression could have many different or possible meanings and could be in reference to the evil word spoken by the rebellious angels and the judgment against them being firm, i.e. a different gospel. Why not? The "word spoke by angles" is in one continuous phrase that talks about transgressions and disobedience and a just punishment for that disobedience (and then it talks about redemption and "so great salvation"). The following clearly implies that there are angels (whether in the angelic realm or human realm) who can preach a false gospel (see also 2 Cor 11:14,15 concerning Satan being an "angel of light," and "his ministers, as the ministers of unrighteousness"—the fallen angel 141 numbers are present to do with the ministers of Satan).
"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" (Gal 1:8).
A careful evaluation (along with theomatics) is that this entire passage in Hebrews is all about the rebellion of the angels and the fall. Of extreme importance is the verse that says, "For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come." This has to do with the nature of angels and the new thing that God started with Abraham who was allowed to have an intimate love relationship with His creator, i.e. he became the "friend of God." This fact is pivotal. Here is verse 16 of this same chapter.
"For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham" (Heb 2:16).
"And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God" (James 2:23).
The following verse gets quite personal when it comes to the stars. Theomatics clearly indicates that the phrase "He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names" is in reference to angelic beings. Here in the context of the stars, it is talking about God healing those with broken hearts and binding up their wounds (obviously from the fall and result of sin).
"The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. (3) He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. (4) He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. (5) Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. (6) The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the earth" (Psa 147:2-6).
This passage is truly dramatic because it clearly implicates the men as stars and fallen angels from heaven (that God knows personally), and then it states that "He casteth the wicked down to the earth." In this brief phrase are all of the theomatics and angel numbers to do with the casting out and fall from heaven. And all of it relates to suffering humanity upon earth.
Men are Wandering Stars
There is a verse in the book of Jude that refers to men themselves—specifically—as being wandering stars. This passage clearly and succinctly settles the issue. Look now at the colorful and descriptive way that God describes mankind.
"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. (8) Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. (9) Yet 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. (10) But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. (11) Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah. (12) These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; (13) Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. (14) And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, (15) To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him" (Jude 1:7-15).
Let's briefly recap some of the things listed in this passage from Jude.
Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible have always represented the epitome of evil and wicked perversion. In committing fornication and going after strange flesh, the men of Sodom came out and stormed Lot's house, attempting to break down the door so they could have sex with the angels who were his guests (this is another subject for discussion). Here in Jude it talks about these same men (who wanted to pervert the angelic realm) who despise God's dominion or rule and who speak evil of dignities. Here again it mentions Michael the archangel who in Revelation 12 fought against the devil and his angels, i.e. this time he disputed with the devil over the body of Moses (which is a type of the old system of angelic law). In Jude these men are also described as brute beasts who speak evil of those things they do not understand or know about. They have gone the way of wicked Cain who slew his brother Abel who was righteous. Other things are mentioned such as the wicked prophet Balaam and the notorious rebellion of Korah from the Old Testament. Interestingly, it talks about trees whose roots are dead and whose fruit has withered (like the fig tree Jesus cursed and the figs that fell prematurely from the fig tree). They are also carried about by the wind the same as in Revelation 6 and Isaiah 34 when the wind shook the figs off the tree. Then it talks about the raging waves of the sea (compare to Luke 21:25 where the fallen stars are described as the angry sea); Then immediately thereafter THESE MEN ARE DESCRIBED AS WANDERING STARS whose ultimate destiny is being cast into outer darkness (Jesus Himself referred to MEN UPON EARTH as being cast into outer darkness.) The final coming of the Lord and judgment is described in the last verse.
Again, this passage is so significant because it brings all of these elements together. Men themselves are described specifically as being "wandering stars." The theomatics data on all of this is just incredible. There are volumes of things in the tiny book of Jude that literal chapters could be written on.
Comment on Lucifer
Many people may wonder about the passage in Isaiah, where Lucifer talks about setting his throne above the stars of God. This passage is discussed extensively in Chapter 5e that deals with both the concepts of Lucifer and the Ezekiel 28 passage concerning the anointed cherub who was in Eden the Garden of God (please refer to that discussion). All of this is, for the most part, symbolical lingo in reference to Adam and the angelic aspect of Adam whom God created to have dominion. That dominion was lost when he attempted to climb ABOVE the realm God established for him.
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High" (Isa 14:12-14).
Specific References to Angels
We have examined numerous references to the stars being referred to as angels or the host of heaven. Now we turn and look at specific references to the actual word "angels" in the Bible. Much can be learned from this as it relates to the message and premise of Angelfall. While there are no doubt different types of angels in heaven (such as cherubim, seraphim, archangel, etc.), all angels are to some degree created in God's image. Five times in the Old Testament it specifically mentions the "sons of God." All five of these references only have to do with angelic beings. Likewise, those who are saved and redeemed in the New Testament are also called "sons of God."
The Devil and His Angels
This has got to be a most outstanding passage as it relates to Angelfall, because Jesus specifically ADDRESSES MEN UPON EARTH as the devil's angels. In doing so He clearly implies the pre-existence.
"Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for THE DEVIL AND HIS ANGELS" (Mat 25:41).
And here again, we find the direct angel connection with Satan deceiving the inhabited earth of mankind—it is all one in the same.
"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and HIS ANGELS… And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called THE DEVIL, and Satan, which DECEIVETH THE WHOLE INHABITED EARTH: he was cast out into the earth, and HIS ANGELS were cast out with him" (Rev 12:7,9).
This passage in Matthew is where all the nations of the earth are gathered together for judgment, and Christ separates them as the shepherd divides the sheep from the goats. He places the goats on His left, and the sheep on His right. The symbolism here is obvious. The nature of sheep is that they are humble, helpless, and can be led. Goats on the other hand are belligerent, unyielding, and much smarter and more crafty.
NOTE: The theomatics to do with the goats has the same rebellious 122 pattern as the devil's angels themselves who were cast out of heaven. There are numerous theomatics designs that clearly indicate that the men Jesus is addressing are the actual and literal angels of the devil. In Daniel 8:5-10, it was the horn or authority of the goat that actually reached up and cast the stars of heaven to earth.
Over the years, there have been probably tens of thousands of sermons preached by fundamentalist preachers, who would declare that God only intended hell for the devil and his angels—He never prepared it for mankind and He never wanted men to go there. Sadly, these preachers got their facts all wrong because they are OBLIVIOUS to the logical connection within the passage—the men Jesus addresses ARE the devil's angels. Literally. The passage nowhere even hints to the standard evangelical interpretation. The reason people accept that conclusion, is because their premise is that men and angels are two completely and separate creations and they are not in the least connected. i.e. "angels cannot possibly be men, and men are not angels." When one adopts that as their conclusive premise from the get go, and postulates accordingly, then the passage is read through those dark glasses.
Yet WHY DOES the Bible specifically say in 1 John that all humans who are born into this world and are sinners—are specifically referred to as the "children of the devil." Human beings are described as the very OFFSPRING (seed of the serpent) of the devil.
"In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother" (1 John 3:10).
But as we have already established—the Bible teaches that sin began in heaven, not in the earthly geographic Garden of Eden. And the Bible also says that the devil sinned at the beginning (1 John 3:8), and the devil WAS IN HEAVEN LITERALLY (according to Job 1:6). And Jesus Himself referred to the scribes and Pharisees as having their ORIGIN with their father the devil as well.
"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it" (John 8:44).
When the Bible contains many dozens of passages that specifically IDENTIFY mankind with the devil and Satan, and the whole world BEING UNDER SATAN'S POWER AND BEING DECEIVED BY THE DEVIL (Rev 12:9 and Rev 20:10), i.e. then why is it so hard to believe (as so many people teach), that in Matthew 25:41 when Jesus mentions those who belong to the devil as his angels, they assume this is some sort of creation completely separate from mankind? There simply is no basis for either assuming that, much less proving that positional assertion.
The Angels in the Book of Jude who Left Heaven
Now we return again to the tiny book of Jude, the one that specifically referred to men upon earth as the wandering stars of heaven.
"For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. (5) 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. (6) 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. (7) 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. (8) Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. (9) Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil… " (Jude 1:4-9).
Here again, the entire passage above is in reference to men upon earth, the ones who "before of old" were ordained to this condemnation. The expression "certain men" has the angel numbers present in it. Then it talks about the children of Israel who were saved out of the land of Egypt (Egypt is a type of total paganism and symbolic of the world, i.e. cosmos), whom God destroyed for lack of faith. Then right in the middle of all that—suddenly it starts talking about the angels leaving heaven in rebellion (connect that with the prodigal son in Luke 15). Then without missing a beat it reverts right back to this earth and compares all that to Sodom and Gomorrah where the men of that city wanted to have sex with angels "going after strange flesh" and evidently trying to pervert the angelic realm. This is finally referred to as receiving a consuming fire and eternal judgment. These men (or fallen angels) are then referred to as "filthy dreamers that defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities." Then it mentions Michael the archangel who was involved in warring against the devils angels in heaven (in Revelation 12:7). Here it has to do with the law of Moses which is symbolic of angelic law (another subject for discussion).
The Angels in 2nd Peter and Genesis
Here is a very well known passage in 2 Peter. Here the word for hell in Greek is TARTARUS, which appears only one time in the NT and is mysterious in its meaning.
"For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell (TARTARUS), and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; (5) And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; (6) And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; (7) And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (8) (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;) (9) The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: (10) But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities. (11) Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord" (2 Pet 2:4-11).
This passage is very similar in many ways to the description of the angels in the book of Jude and mankind's wickedness in general, including the mention of Sodom and Gomorrah. But the passage does not appear to be in reference to all angels in general as in the book of Jude—it is evidently a very specific mention of Genesis chapter 6 before Noah's flood, where the sons of God (angels) came down and had sex with the daughters of men. In that process they produced the Nephilim, who were weird convoluted giants. The entire earth became so wicked that God had to finally destroy it with the flood. This entire account of a mixture of men and angels is somewhat mysterious and has puzzled many people, and certainly demands a much more complete analysis and discussion. Genesis 6 will probably always remain somewhat of a mystery.
"And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, (2) That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. (3) And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. (4) There were giants (Nephilim) in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. (5) And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (6) And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. (7) And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. (8) But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord" (Gen 6:1-8).
The key fact here of importance as it relates to Angelfall is very simply this. If men and angels are so very different (as evangelical Bible scholars would like us to believe), then how is it even possible that the two "breeds" could actually have sex and produce offspring? Are not angels supposed to be sexless? The Bible does not tell us how these sons of God were able to come down to earth and reproduce as males (I don't think they arrived in flying saucers). There is also the possibility that they could perhaps have been normal people born into this world that God called "sons of God" simply to verify their angelic origin. The expression "sons of God" (bene Elohym) appears five times in the Old Testament. The other three mentions are in the book of Job and there it is only in reference to angels (see Job 1: 6;2:1;38:7).
The Words of Jesus in Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Three times our Lord mentions the fact that those who are redeemed and finally arrive in heaven, will actually become "as the angels." Apparently there is no marriage or sex in heaven and there is an entire chapter in Angelfall that discusses the male/female principle (see Chapter 5d), which is an eternal spiritual concept, not just a biological one. Any time something appears in all three Gospels, you can be sure that it is exceedingly important.
"Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven" (Mat 22:29,30).
"And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven" (Mark 12:24,25).
"But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection" (Luke 20:35,36).
What these passages demonstrate is simply one very important and eternal principle—the fact that the man and angel aspects are extremely close and similar. A good example would be the dog realm. Poodles and German shepherds are both quite different. But any dog can theoretically breed with any other dog.
"What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet" (Psa 8:4-6).
In the redeemed state in heaven men will once again become as the angels. As stated earlier, the word "redemption" means to "buy back." You can't buy something back unless you once possessed it, obviously.
Of Men and Angels
One of the great fallacies of standard evangelical interpretation of scripture, is that there is a vast difference between men and angels and the two groups are totally dissimilar. Nothing could be further from truth. Men and angels can be integrated into one and the same, although there are other "heavenly" dimensions in which angels move around in and roles they can play. That is where we generally get the idea that men and angels are so different. A number of passages from the Bible clearly shows (or at least indicates) that the relationship between the two is much closer than most people think. In virtually all of these instances, theomatics confirms the Angelfall premise.
This is a most amazing and interesting verse in the Bible.
"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares" (Heb 13:2).
What this verse is telling us, is that angels can many times appear upon earth as absolutely normal, common, and everyday human beings. They can do so in such a manner that no one can tell the difference. Even the hit TV series from a few years back, "Touched by an Angel," had this as their common theme.
In the book of Genesis, chapters 18 and 19, it talks about three men who appeared by the door of Abraham's tent. One was the Lord (the theophanies), and the other two the Bible says were angels. They apparently looked no different than other men who walk about and breathe.
Over the centuries there have been countless stories of angels appearing as humans and rescuing people in danger. A young boy falls through the ice and is starting to drown. The boy's mother is screaming and in total hysterics. At the last minute an old man suddenly appears and is able to go out onto the ice and rescue the lad. As the mother turns to thank the stranger, there is no one standing where the stranger was a second before. There is absolutely no explanation for this other than angelic intervention. There are no doubt many countless and similar stories of angel appearances all over the internet.
Personal Account: Many years ago this author knew of a very spiritual and godly man in Portland, Oregon, who picked up a scruffy looking hippie hitchhiker on the Banfield Freeway (I84) that heads East out of Portland. The man was sitting in the back seat and quietly riding along when he suddenly he asked the driver if he believed that Jesus was coming back soon? When he replied "yes," the man asked him to look down at his feet. For a few seconds he briefly saw himself standing on a ledge with his toes sticking over. As he was looking down the hitchhiker then said to him, "that is how close the coming of the Lord is." Then he suddenly looked in his rear view mirror there was nobody sitting in the back seat. Yet his car had been traveling down the freeway at 55 MPH.
The truth is that these things can and do happen, and the Bible validates it in Hebrews 13:2. The point to all this is that angels, who obviously live in a spiritual dimension and have spiritual bodies, can actually materialize themselves to look just like you or me. And then suddenly are able to disappear just like Jesus after his resurrection. (Although 99% of the time angels appear among humans, nobody probably even knows about it).
Our Brethren the Angels
One of the interesting passages in the Bible, is where an angel declares himself to be one of our brethren. The common trait of brotherhood is that they have the same identical biological origin and in that regard they are no different one from the other.
"And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God" (Rev 22:8,9).
This goes right along with the story of the prodigal son and the two brothers (see Chapter 5f).
Paul as an Angel
While evangelical scholars will vigorously argue that Paul was not an actual angel, but the word "angel" in this instance means simply "a messenger" of God (that fact is true), yet it is argument from a position that men simply cannot be angels—ever! If men are literally fallen angels (which theomatics positively confirms), then Paul's statement can have a dual meaning as well.
"And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus" (Gal 4:14).
What it clearly demonstrates in this instance, is that the word "angel" has more to do with an actual role or an assignment that a person plays as messenger, rather than being of a different race or breed or type of creation.
The Measure of Men and Angels
In the book of Revelation it talks about the wall of the New Jerusalem.
"And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel" (Rev 21:17).
What this verse is saying is that a man's measure is the SAME as that of an angel. The word here for "measure" can mean "stature," and it has the theomatic pattern that links men to angels (see Chapter 6c on the stupendous 141 pattern).
Angels and Men
The apostle Paul alludes to the connection as well. This world and its spectacles involves BOTH men and angels (showing that the human and angelic realms are all intertwined).
"For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men" (1 Cor 4:9).
The Same Language
Here it indicates that men and angels can actually speak the same language.
"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal" (1 Cor 13:1).
Men Will Judge Angels
This verse definitely relates to the fall from heaven, in that those who are redeemed will have discernment to be able to judge the angelic realm (probably due to the ramifications from the fall).
"Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?" (1 Cor 6:3).
This next verse is related to all this, and shows Christ's superiority over the angels.
"Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they" (Heb 1:4).
This concludes our general discussion of verses. There are other passages related to this that are discussed more thoroughly elsewhere in Angelfall. This study and analysis could swell into literally hundreds of pages, especially with all the theomatics data.
Finally, we end this whole discussion with this most revealing passage that clearly indicates men upon earth with the pre-existence. This is provided simply for contemplation. The expression "bones" is symbolic of remembrance.
"At that time, saith the Lord, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves: And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth. And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the Lord of hosts" (Jer 8:1-3).
The expression "them that remain of this evil family" is packed solid with the fallen angel numbers and the warfare in heaven numbers.