Angels – high energy vibration of a Cosmic Energy
Angels are spiritual beings created by God to serve Him, though created higher than man. Some, the good angels, have remained obedient to Him and carry out His will, while others, fallen angels, disobeyed, fell from their holy position, and now stand in active opposition to the work and plan of God.
Angels have existed since the beginning of creation. They are beings from the lower part of the subtle-region of Heaven (Swarga). They are the lowest in the hierarchy of positive subtle beings. Their primary purpose is to act as messengers for lower level deities in the lower subtle region of Heaven. Deities speak in the language of light whereas we humans speak in the language of sound. Angels therefore act as step-down transformers carrying messages from lower level deities to deserving beings in a language they can understand. This is primarily through the medium of putting thoughts in their minds. By deserving beings, we mean humans on Earth and subtle bodies in the Nether region (Bhuvarlok) who have some background of spiritual practice or merits. The messages are generally about how to address a particular worldly issue. About 5% of the time angels themselves also give worldly advice. As their duty is mainly on Earth, most of them are Earthbound. When they are not delivering messages they lead a life devoted to experiencing pleasures in the lower subtle region of Heaven.
All three major religions of the Western world, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, as well as virtually all of the world’s other systems of religious belief, include celestials in their cosmologies. Their scriptures all contain references to angelic interventions. Angels, like people, belong to families or clans. Many names have been given to them, but in the opinion of a number of angel historians, the most familiar can be arranged in three categories, or spheres, starting at the top with those closest to God, and moving down to those who are connected to the physical world. …
An angel, especially according to Abrahamic religions and Zoroastrianism, is a spiritual being superior to humans in power and intelligence. Angels are typically described as benevolent, dreadful, and endowed with wisdom and knowledge of earthly events, but not infallible; for they strive with each other, and God has to make peace between them. Most of them serve either as intermediaries between Heaven and Earth, or as guardian spirits. They are studied in the theological doctrine of angelology. In Christian Science, the word “angel” is used to refer to an inspiration from God. The use of the term has extended to refer to artistic depictions of the spirits, and it is also used figuratively to refer to messengers and harbingers, and to people who possess high qualities of goodness, purity, selflessness, intelligence, and/or beauty.
Angels are referred to in connection with their spiritual missions; as for instance, the “angel which has redeemed”, “an interpreter”, “the angel that destroyed”, “the messenger of the covenant”, “angel of his presence”, and “a band of angels of evil”.
In fine art, angels are usually depicted as having the shape of human beings of extraordinary beauty; they are often identified using the symbols of bird wings, halos, and light.
In Zoroastrianism there are different angel-like figures. For example, each person has one guardian angel, called Fravashi. They patronize human beings and other creatures, and also manifest God’s energy.
The word angel (pronounced /ˈeɪn.dʒəl/) in English is a blend of Old English engel (with a hard g) and Old French angele. Both derive from Late Latin angelus “messenger”, which in turn was borrowed from Late Greek ἄγγελος ángelos. According to R. S. P. Beekes, ángelos itself may be “an Oriental loan, like ἄγγαρος [‘Persian mounted courier’].” The word’s earliest form is Mycenaean a-ke-ro attested in Linear B syllabic script.
The ángelos is the default Septuagint’s translation of the Biblical Hebrew term mal’ākh denoting simply “messenger” without specifying its nature. In the Latin Vulgate, however, the meaning becomes bifurcated: when mal’ākh or ángelos is supposed to denote a human messenger, words like nuntius or legatus are applied. If the word refers to some supernatural being, the word angelus appears. Such differentiation has been taken over by later vernacular translations of the Bible, early Christian and Jewish exegetes and eventually modern scholars.
The word “angel” actually comes from the Greek word aggelos, which means “messenger.” The matching Hebrew word mal’ak has the same meaning.
Angels are personal spiritual beings who have intelligence, emotions, and will. This is true of both the good and evil angels (demons). Angels possess, show emotion, and exercise will. Angels are spirit beings without true physical bodies. Although they do not have physical bodies, they are still personalities.
Because they are created beings, their knowledge is limited. This means they do not know all things as God does. They do seem to have greater knowledge than humans, however, which may be due to three things. First, angels were created as an order of creatures higher than humans. Therefore, they innately possess greater knowledge. Second, angels study the Bible and the world more thoroughly than humans do and gain knowledge from it. Third, angels gain knowledge through long observation of human activities. Unlike humans, angels do not have to study the past; they have experienced it. Therefore, they know how others have acted and reacted in situations and can predict with a greater degree of accuracy how we may act in similar circumstances.
They are powerful spiritual beings who serve God and human beings in a wide variety of ways, say people who believe in them. An angel is a pure spirit created by God.
While the Scriptures give no definite figures, we are told that the number of angels is very great.
It appears that all angels were created at one time. No new angels are being added to the number. Angels are not subject to death or any form of extinction; therefore they do not decrease in number. Angels are essentially “ministering spirits,” and do not have physical bodies like humans. Jesus declared that “a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have”. Since angels are spirits rather than physical beings, they don’t have to be visible at all. Elisha once prayed that his servant would see the armies of angels surrounding the city, and the young man discovered that he had overlooked a lot of invisible beings. Abraham was visited by three heavenly messengers.
Though they have wills, angels, like all creatures, are subject to the will of God. Good angels are sent by God to help believers. Here are some activities the Bible ascribes to angels: They praise God. They worship God. They rejoice in what God does. They serve God. They appear before God. They are instruments of God’s judgments. They bring answers to prayer. They aid in winning people to Christ. They observe Christian order, work, and suffering. They encourage in times of danger. They care for the righteous at the time of death.
There are in all some 30 varieties of angels. We have shown some of the more popular types of angels and their corresponding spiritual level in the table below.
The reason for the variety of angels is that each one operates at a different frequency. This allows them to relay messages to the multitude of human personalities who match their frequencies the best.
Most angels fall between 29-34% spiritual levels. The minimum spiritual level for humans to make it to Heaven (Swarga) after death is 50% (samashṭi) or (60% (vyashṭi). Despite their comparatively low spiritual level, angels reside in the lower part of the subtle region of Heaven. Just as on Earth along with humans we have other animal species and the plant kingdom of lower spiritual levels, so also in Heaven, along with subtle bodies of humans with higher spiritual levels and lower level deities, we have angels.
Angels have traditionally been depicted having wings. However spiritual research conducted by SSRF has revealed that only 30% of angels have wings. 70% of angels do not have wings. The 30% of angels that have wings are of the lowest order of angels. They communicate with human beings regarding fulfilment of very low worldly desires. The higher angels do not have wings.
Angels can be either male or female. Only subtle entities and subtle bodies above the subtle region of Heaven, i.e. in Mahaloka etc. due to their high spiritual level of over 60% (samashti) or 70% (vyashti) do not identify themselves with any gender.
When angels do appear, they generally appear in the form of men. With the possible exception of, angels always appear as males rather than females.
Sometimes an angel appears to be a man with unusual features. The angel that rolled back the stone from Christ’s tomb was radiating dazzling light. Angels in the Bible never appear as cute, chubby infants! They are always full-grown adults.
Some special angels do (seraphim’s), but not most. Some Bible passages picture angels with wings. Other verses talk about angels flying, and we assume that the wings would be useful for that flight. However, I suspect that angels can move around without having to depend on wings. They are stronger than man, but not omnipotent.
They are greater than man in knowledge, but not omniscient.
They are more noble than man, but not omnipresent.
Angels can take on the appearance of men when the occasion demands. On the other hand, their appearance is sometimes in dazzling white and blazing glory.
Angels do not marry or reproduce like humans. Angels are a company or association, not a race descended from a common ancestor. We are called “sons of men,” but angels are never called “sons of angels.”
Angels are spirits like the soul of man, but without a physical body.
Such expressions as “like the angels”, and the fact that whenever angels appeared to man it was always in a human form and the titles that are applied to them; compare and to men all seem to indicate some resemblance between them and the human race.
Angels fall into two categories: the “unfallen” angels and the fallen angels. Unfallen angels are those who have remained holy throughout their existence and accordingly are called “holy angels.” In Scripture, generally when angels are mentioned, it is the class of holy angels in view. By contrast, the fallen angels are those who have not maintained their holiness.
Holy angels fall into special classes, and certain individuals are named and mentioned. Michael the archangel is likely the head of all the holy angels, and his name means “who is like unto God?” Gabriel is one of the principal messengers of God, his name meaning “hero of God,” and was entrusted with important messages such as those delivered to Daniel to Zechariah and to Mary.
Most holy angels are not named in the Bible but are described only as “elect angels”. The expressions “principalities” and “powers” seem to be used of all angels whether fallen or holy. Some angels are designated as “cherubim,” which are living creatures who defend God’s holiness from any defilement of sin. “Seraphim” are another class of angels, mentioned only once in Scripture in Isaiah 6:2-7, and are described as having three pairs of wings. They apparently have the function of praising God, being God’s messengers to earth, and are especially concerned with the holiness of God. Most of the references to holy angels in Scripture refer to their ministries, which are broad. Holy angels were present at creation, the giving of the Law, the birth of Christ and His resurrection, the Ascension, and they will be present at the rapture of the Church and the second coming of Christ. The Bible classifies some angels as “elect” or “holy” All angels were originally holy, enjoying the presence of God and the environment of heaven
The elect angels praise and serve God because they choose to; they obey God because that is what they desire most to do.
The holy angels are without a sinful nature. They are not inclined toward sin but rather toward righteousness, doing everything that pleases God.
In conclusion, the holy angels have a free will, but the Bible makes it clear they will not sin.
Quite often negative energies pose as angels and misguide people and create illusory forms of angels with wings. In this way quite often ghosts (demons, devils, negative energies, etc.) try to mislead people who have psychic ability. As many psychics guide society, negative energies mislead psychics who in turn unintentionally mislead the people they are guiding. It is for this reason that in 90% of cases when the average psychic sees an angel, it is generally a ghost. Hence it is very important for a person with subtle vision to verify their drawings based on subtle-knowledge with a spiritual guide of the spiritual level of at least 70%.
In stark contrast to the company of holy angels, the fallen angels are also innumerable, though considerably less than the holy angels, and are described as fallen from their first estate. Led by Satan, who was originally a holy angel, the fallen angels defected, rebelled against God, and became sinful in their nature and work. Fallen angels have been divided into two classes: those who are free and those who are bound. Of the fallen angels, Satan alone is given particular mention in the Bible. When Satan fell, he drew after him one third of the angels. Of those, some are reserved in chains awaiting judgment, and the remainder are free and are the demons, or devils, to whom reference is made throughout the New Testament. They are Satan’s servants in all his undertakings and share his doom.
They oppose God . We often call these “demons.”
There is actually a great unseen conflict raging that goes beyond anything we can imagine. It is not, however, a fight between two equal and eternal forces. God who created all beings is still in charge, and once He has used wicked angels to accomplish His purposes, He will bring them to a final defeat.
We don’t know whether every angel carries out the same tasks, or whether some of them specialize in certain areas. The Bible does speak about classes of angelic beings like cherubim and seraphim . We also know the names of two notable angels: Michael and Gabriel.
The unnamed angels who appear most often in Scripture carry out a variety of tasks—all designed to serve God…
Worship and praise—this is the main activity portrayed in heaven
Messengers—they serve as messengers to communicate God’s will to men. They helped reveal the law to Moses and served as the carriers of much of the material in Daniel, and Revelation.
Guiding—Angels gave instructions to Joseph about the birth of Jesus, to the women at the tomb, to Philip and to Cornelius .
Providing—God has used angels to provide physical needs such as food for Hagar Elijah and Christ after His temptation.
Protecting—Keeping God’s people out of physical danger, as in the cases of Daniel and the lions, and his three friends in the fiery furnace.
Delivering—Getting God’s people out of danger once they’re in it. Angels released the apostles from prison in Acts 5, and repeated the process for Peter.
Strengthening and encouraging—Angels strengthened Jesus after His temptation encouraged the apostles to keep preaching after releasing them from prison and told Paul that everyone on his ship would survive the impending shipwreck.
Answering prayer—God often uses angels as His means of answering the prayers of His people.
Caring for believers at the moment of death—In the story of Lazarus and the rich man, we read that angels carried the spirit of Lazarus to “Abraham’s bosom” when he died.
Executioners—Angels are sometimes used by God to punish sin. An angel of the Lord went forth and smote an Assyrian camp – behold, they were all dead corpses.” The Assyrian army was annihilated. A destroying angel was sent, but later withheld, to punish David for his vanity in taking a census of the great number of his people. At the time of Moses and the Exodus, the Egyptian firstborn where killed by an angel of death.
Most references to angels in the Bible say nothing about wings, and in passages like Genesis 18-19, it is certain that no wings were visible.
The Bible does, however, make it clear that angels can only be in one place at a time. They must have some localized presence.
Angels can take on the appearance of men when the occasion demands. How else could some “entertain angels unaware” . On the other hand, their appearance is sometimes in dazzling white and blazing glory
It seems reasonable to conclude that there are at least as many spirit beings in existence as there will have been human beings in all their history on Earth.
The English word “angel” is derived from the Greek word “angelos,” which means “messenger.” The faithful from the world’s major religions believe that angels are messengers from God who carry out tasks that God assigns them to perform on Earth.
Greek: angelos, messenger. Hebrew: Malach, Irin, Cheruv, Seref, Ofan, Chayyah, Sar, Memuneh, Ben Elohim, Kodesh.
In Judaism an angel is a spiritual entity in the service of God. Angels play a prominent role in Jewish thought throughout the centuries, though the exact meaning of the word has been subject to widely, at times wildly, different interpretations.
They don’t decay or die, since they are spiritual beings. They exist to praise God and to bear the message and task for which God sends them, including to us humans. They can think and hold conversations, and they have their own identity. They even have some sort of rank, such as the archangels and the “angel of the Lord”. They appear to people of all religions, even people of no religion at all, when God wants them to listen. We can’t prove angels exist, any more than we can prove God exists; they are, after all, spiritual beings and don’t fit into material-world rules.
A number of numinous creatures subordinate to God appear through the Hebrew Bible; the Malach (messenger/angel) is only one variety. Others, distinguished from angels proper, include Irinim (Watchers/High Angels), Cherubim (Mighty Ones), Sarim (Princes), Seraphim (Fiery Ones), Chayyot ([Holy] Creatures), and Ofanim (Wheels). Collective terms for the full array of numina serving God include: Tzeva, (Host), B’nei ha-Elohim or B’nai Elim (Sons of God), and Kedoshim (Holy Ones). They are constituted in an Adat El, a divine assembly (Ps. 82; Job 1). A select number of angels in the Bible (three to be precise) have names. They are Michael, Gabriel, and Satan.
Angels can come in a wondrous variety of forms, although the Bible often neglects to give any description at all. They appear humanoid in most Biblical accounts (Numbers 22) and as such are often indistinguishable from human beings but they also may manifest themselves as pillars of fire and cloud, or as a fire within a bush. The Psalms characterize natural phenomenon, like lightning, as God’s melachim. Other divine creatures appear to be winged parts of God’s throne or of the divine chariot (Ezek. 1). The appearance of cherubim is well known enough to be artistically rendered on the Ark of the Covenant. Perhaps the most ambiguous creature is the Malach Adonai, an angel that may or may not be a visible manifestation of God.
Biblical angels fulfill a variety of functions, including conveying information to mortals, shielding, rescuing, and caring for Israelites, and smiting Israel’s enemies. The Book of Daniel includes a number of ideas about angels that would be elaborated upon in post-Biblical tests, including named angels and guardian angels, that all the nations of the world have their own angelic prince, that angels are arranged hierarchically, and that angels have delimited spheres of authority.
Jewish sources of the Greco-Roman period expand on the traditions of angels found in the Hebrew Scriptures. We especially see the first systematic organization of Biblical hosts of heaven into a hierarchy of different castes of angels governing and serving on different levels of heaven. Zechariah’s reference to the seven eyes of God (4:10) is understood to refer to either seven archangels, or the seven angel hosts in the seven heavens.
We also see the resurgence of a quasi-polytheistic view of the divine order recast in monotheistic terms. Now instead of having minor gods with specific spheres of power, lists of angels appear, all subordinate to God, but each designated with their sphere of authority.
This is accompanied by a proliferation of named angels. For the first time we hear of Uriel, Raphael, Peniel, Metatron, and many, many others.
There also an increasing awareness of an affinity between angels and mortals. It seems that the boundary between human and angelic states is permeable. Elaborating on cryptic passages found in the Bible, it is taught that exceptional mortals, such as Enoch, may be elevated to angelic status.
Angelic functions are revealed to be even more varied and their role in the operation of the universe even more pervasive. For the first time the figure of Mavet (Death) in the Bible is identified as the Malach ha-Mavet (the Angel of Death).
The Early Jewish concept of personal angels, of melachei sharet, and memuneh, “ministering” or “guardian” angels and “deputies,” also comes to the fore in rabbinic literature. The idea that the angels form a choir singing the praises of God also captures comment and speculation by the Sages.
That all angels (and not just seraphim and cheruvim) have wings is first mentioned during this period. The size of angels may vary from small to cosmic.
There also emerges a fundamental disagreement about the nature of angels. Some consider angels to God’s “embodied decrees,” elementals made of fire, like an Islamic ifrit, or from an impossible combination of fire and water. Others regard them as immaterial, disembodied intellects.
Any adept wishing to ascend the palaces of the heavens and achieve a vision of the Divine Glory needed to know how to get past the angelic guardians (usually by knowing and invoking their names) at each level. Perhaps even more important to this mystical tradition, angels can be summoned and brought down to earth to serve a human initiate.
Starting in late antiquity, angels are increasingly related to and bound up with the everyday life of individuals.
While he meticulously classifies angelic rankings (there are ten), in his rationalistic system Maimonides equates them with the Aristotelian “intelligences” that mediate between the spheres. As such they are conscious and govern the spheres in their motion, but in his Aristotelian context Maimonides is saying they are forms of natural causation rather than supernatural beings. He also expands his definition to include natural phenomenon and even human psychology (he refers to the libidinous impulse as the “angel of lust”). Based on his he concludes there are two types of angels, eternal and ephemeral, the latter of which constantly pass in and out of existence. He also denies that angels ever take corporeal form.
The early medieval magical work Sefer ha-Razim catalogues hundreds of angels, along with how to influence them and to use their names in constructing protective amulets, throwing curses, and otherwise gaining power. Zohar, along with continuing the tradition of angelic taxonomy, sorting them into seven palaces and ranking them according to the four worlds of emanation assigns angels feminine as well as masculine attributes.
Early Chasidic masters held that ephemeral angels were the direct result of human action. Goodly deeds created good angels, destructive behavior created destructive angels, etc. In other words, most angels are ontologically the creation, really a byproduct, of humans rather than God! Thus the balance between the angelic and demonic forces in the universe is a direct result of human decision and action.
In the last quarter of the 20th Century, there has been renewed interest in angels is evidenced throughout the Jewish community.
Magical uses: The names of angels have apotropaic properties and frequently appear on amulets, magical inscriptions and formula. In the bedtime ritual Kriat Sh’ma al ha-Mitah, the angels Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and Raphael are invoked for protection through the night. Angels have areas of specialization and can be summoned to assist mortals in these areas, such as learning and memorizing Torah.
Visiting Earth: When they appear on Earth, angels may be in either human or heavenly form. So angels may visit in disguise, looking just like human beings. Or angels may appear as they’ve been popularly depicted in art, as creatures with human faces and powerful wings, often shining with light from within.
Just like their name implies, angels may deliver God’s messages to humans, such as by comforting, encouraging, or warning people according to what’s best in each situation into which God sends them. Angels may work hard to guard the people they’re assigned to from danger. Stories about angels rescuing people facing perilous situations are popular in our culture. Some people from religious traditions like Catholicism believe that everyone has a guardian angel divinely assigned to them for their entire earthly lifetime.
Angel Lights About fifty percent of my audience member’s worldwide report seeing flashes or sparkles of light with their physical eyes. They’ve been checked by medical doctors and ophthalmologist eye doctors, and their health isn’t creating the lights. The angels are.
These lights look like camera flashbulbs or shimmering sparkles. Sometimes, they’re white lights, and other times, they’re bright jewel shades of purple, blue, green and other colors.
When you see these lights, you’re seeing the friction or energy of angels moving across the room. It’s a little like seeing sparks fly from a fast moving car.
Angels are the energy of God’s divine light and love, so it makes sense that God’s creations — the angels — would glow with God’s light when they are near us.
The white lights are from our guardian angels that are always with us. When you feel alone or need validation that you’re on the right path, you’ll see white sparkling or flashing lights with your eyes open. Colorful lights originate from archangels. Here’s a list to help you know which archangels you’re encountering when you see colored flashes or sparkles of light:
Blue (pale, almost white): Haniel, who helps women with their feminine health, and assists with clairvoyance.
Blue (aqua): Raguel, who helps with relationships.
Blue (dark): Zadkiel, the archangel who helps us improve our memory and mental functioning.
Green (bright emerald): Raphael, the healing archangel.
Green (pale): Chamuel, the archangel of peace who helps us find whatever we’re looking for.
Green with dark pink: Metatron, who helps children to retain their spiritual gifts and self-esteem.
Pink (bright fucshia): Jophiel, who helps us beautify our thoughts and life.
Pink (pale):Ariel, who helps with animals, nature, and manifestation
Purple (bright, almost cobalt blue): Michael, who gives us courage and protection.
Rainbows: Raziel, who heals spiritual and psychic blocks and teaches us esoteric secrets.
Turquoise: Sandalphon, the musical archangel.
Violet (reddish purple): Jeremiel, who helps us heal our emotions.
Yellow (pale): Uriel, the archangel of wisdom.
Yellow (dark): Gabriel, who helps messengers and parents.
The next time you see sparkling or flashing lights say, “Thank you, angels!”
The angels that you’re most familiar with are those in the last order. They are the ones who are closest to humanity, the ones most concerned with human affairs. Within the category of angels, there are many different kinds, with different functions.. ..The ones that you know best….are the guardian angels. Because of shifts in their functions and your consciousness, it is useful to think of these celestial beings as companion angels. As you enter a time of increased light and love on the planet, they will not need to guard you, but rather will be your guides to greater and greater consciousness.” — This can be related directly to the transformation of the Earth into the Galactic Federation, with the Earth entering the photon belt, transmuting us into the Fourth Dimension. According to the Galactic Federation, we will be assisted during this time both by our own angelic hierarchy (above) and by mass landings of Humans from the Sirius star cluster.