For We Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood! (Part II: The Background)

If I make a statement and do not offer any historical proof you would do well to not believe my statement. In this article I will attempt to show you Biblical proof of the angels, their work and purpose. I must be careful because I believe that the next article may involve the purpose of the angels and quite possibly the role of Yeshua in advancing the Kingdom of Elohim (God).

As noted in the previous article, I will utilize the same resources and when I use something other than those noted I will let you know so that you can cross check and cross-reference my sources.

Let’s look at the first time we see evidence of YHVH talking to His council: Genesis 1:26;   And Elohim said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea,** and over the birds of the heavens, and over the livestock, and over all the earth and over all the creeping creatures that creep on the earth.”(ISR) Obviously YHVH is talking to someone other than Himself. So, here we see He is speaking to someone LIKE Him but not Himself. Modern Christian theology teaches that YHVH is talking to Yeshua and the Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit). If you believe in a trinity as taught by modern theology this makes no sense. Why? Look at John Chapter 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim.
Joh 1:2 He was in the beginning with Elohim.
Joh 1:3 All came to be through Him,[1] and without Him not even one came to be that came to be. Footnote: Eph. 3:9, Col. 1:16, Heb. 1:2, Heb. 11:3, 2 Peter 3:5, Ps. 33:6. ((**Author’s Note: As I always mention to our Bible study group “this is a very important concept. Please take note, you will see this again in another article.))

Please look up all the scriptures in the footnote above because next let’s look at Ps. 33:6: By the Word of יהוה the heavens were made, And all their host by the Spirit of His mouth. Here we see that all the “hosts of the heavens” were created by Yeshua, Who was, is and will always be (Hebrews 13:8) the same, unchanging. So, if YHVH was talking to His Word, Yeshua, and His Breath, Ruach Hakodesh {Holy Spirit}) He would literally be talking to Himself. Look at the word “hosts” in Ps. 33:6. Let’s look at the definition: tsâbâ’ tsebâ’âh
tsaw-baw’, tseb-aw-aw’
From H6633; a mass of persons (or figurative things), especially regularly organized for war (an army); by implication a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically hardship, worship): – appointed time, (+) army, (+) battle, company, host, service, soldiers, waiting upon, war

What is being referenced in Ps. 33:6 is literally YHVH’s army, His messengers, His angels, His council. Do we see evidence of His council in scripture? Yes, we do and not just once. Let’s look: Job 1:6 And the day came to be that the sons of Elohim came to present themselves before יהוה, and Satan also came among them; Job 2:1 Again the day came to be that the sons of Elohim came to present themselves before יהוה, and Satan also came among them to present himself before יהוה.(ISR)

I do not, for one minute, believe that I have to convince my regular readers that there are angels in heaven, but, what I must prove to you is that the actions of angels impact mankind and nations. Let’s revisit something from the previous article: Jude 1:6 And the messengers who did not keep their own principality, but left their own dwelling, He has kept in everlasting shackles under darkness for the judgment of the great day. Remember, I asked you to remember principality? Now, re-look to Ephesians; Eph 6:12 Because we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against authorities, against the world-rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual matters of wickedness in the heavenlies. Look at the definition below.

Definition of principality (plural: principalities) {Source: Merriam Webster dictionary}

  1. 1a:  the state, office, or authority of a prince b:  the position or responsibilities of a principal (as of a school)

  2. 2:  the territory or jurisdiction of a prince :  the country that gives title to a prince

  3. principalitiesplural:  an order of angels

Definition of authority (plural: authorities) {Source: Merriam Webster dictionary}

  • 1a:  power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior

    authority

    >b:  freedom granted by one in authority : right authority to do as you wish?>

  • 2a:  persons in command;

For the next definition I go to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance because of the specific Biblical nature of the meaning of the words “world-rulers of darkness”:             kosmokratōr
kos-mok-rat’-ore
From G2889 and G2902; a world ruler, an epithet of Satan: – ruler.

And the next I turn once again to the Strong’s Concordance to define “spiritual matters of wickedness in the heavenlies”: spiritual (G4152) wickedness (G4189) in (G1722) high (G2032) places spiritual (G4152) = pneumatikos
phyoo-mat-ik-os’
From G4151; non-carnal, that is, (humanly) ethereal (as opposed to gross), or (daemoniacally) a spirit (concretely), or (divinely) supernatural, regenerate, religious: – spiritual. Compare G5591. (Highlights are mine so that no one can mistake this for an earthly power!)

Do you see that Paul is warning us against spiritual powers not earthly powers. Who are these powers? Fallen angels. Is there any proof that angels impact events on earth by trying to thwart YHVH’s plan? Yes! And for that proof we have to go no further than the book of Daniel once again. Let’s read it in the KJV: Dan 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. Go to Daniel Chapter 10 and read it to get the whole story. Daniel began praying and fasting for 21 days and finally on the 24th day an angel appeared to Daniel and gave him the news. From the day that Daniel began praying to understand a vision from Elohim the powerful Prince of Persia fought against the angel for 21 days until finally, Michael the archangel, came to his rescue so that the angel could continue on to Daniel and answer his prayer. Because of the importance of the last two verses of this chapter I will copy them here from the ISR: Dan 10:20 And he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? And now I return to fight with the head of Persia. And when I have left, see, the head of Greece shall come.
Dan 10:21 “But let me declare to you what is written in the Scripture of Truth, and there is no one supporting me against these, except Miḵa’ĕl your head.

Do you see what he has told Daniel and us? He was going back to fight against the prince of Persia and after that the prince of Greece was coming to attack him and no one was on his side but Michael, the archangel. But closely examine what was said about Michael; “except Miḵa’ĕl your head”. Why is Michael Daniel’s “head” or “prince”? Because he is the protector of the Children of Israel. Why is this important? Let’s go to the next reference about angels and their work on earth.

Here is a scripture showing YHVH consulting with His council in earthly matters: 1 Kings 22:20 “And יהוה said, ‘Who shall entice Aḥaḇ to go up and fall at Ramoth Gilʽaḏ?’ And this one said this, and another said that. ((**The angels are presenting their plans to YHVH))
1 Ki 22:21 “And a spirit came forward and stood before יהוה, and said, ‘Let me entice him.’
1 Ki 22:22 “And יהוה said to him, ‘In what way?’ And he said, ‘I shall go out and be a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And He said, ‘Entice him, and also prevail. Go out and do so.’
1 Ki 22:23 “And now, see, יהוה has put a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of all these prophets of yours, and יהוה has spoken evil concerning you.”

Do you see what is happening in the above exchange? YHVH asks which one of His council members will entice Ahab to go to war, and ultimately, his death. The angels get into a discussion of their individual plans and then an anonymous spirit comes forward and tells YHVH his plan for deceiving Ahab. YHVH then gives the spirit permission to do so. Why is this exchange not taught in every cemetery, uh, seminary in the country? ((No, the word cemetary was not a mistake for those of you who do not know me or my background. I have long said that a seminary is a place where young, eager Christian minds go to die, and that is why I call them cemeteries.))

In the military we had a process or procedural format known as the Order of Battle. The next scripture will put that Order of Battle in context for you. For this particular scripture I will quote from both the Septuagint and the Dead Sea Scroll Bibles. As follows: Det. 32:8 When the Most High divided nations, When He dispersed the children of Adam, He settled the boundaries of nations, According to the number of God’s messengers ;
9 And the Lord’s portion was his people Jacob, Israel was his lot of inheritance. (SPT) Okay, don’t get ahead of me. Let’s read it from the DSSB:  Deut. 32:8-9 When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when He separated humankind, he set the bounds of the peoples according to the number of the children of God{1}. (9) For the Lord’s portion is His people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

I have a footnote marker at the end of the phrase “children of God” which is “b’nai haelohim” which means the sons of God or the Sons of YHVH. Do you see what happened? When YHVH disbursed the people at the Tower of Babel He sends them out over the world and sets angels over them to rule them. YHVH did not claim any other nation on earth but Israel or Jacob. All the other nations He gave to the angels for them to govern. But He gave them rules to follow in their governance of the nations. Do I have evidence of this? You bet: Psa 82:1 Elohim stands in the congregation of Ěl; He judges in the midst of the elohim.
Psa 82:2 How long would you judge perversely, And show partiality to the wrong? Selah.
Psa 82:3 Give right-ruling to the poor and fatherless, Do right to the afflicted and needy.
Psa 82:4 Rescue the poor and needy; Deliver them from the hand of the wrong.
Psa 82:5 They do not know, nor do they understand, They walk about in darkness. All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
Psa 82:6 I, I said, “You are elohim, And all of you are sons of the Most High.
Psa 82:7 “But as men you die, And fall as one of the heads.”
Psa 82:8 Arise, O Elohim, judge the earth, For You shall possess all the nations.

Do you see what just happened? YHVH called together all the sons of YHVH “elohim” with the small ‘e’, and chastised them for ruling perversely. And, because the sons of Elohim are ruling perversely the very foundations of the earth are shaken. Look in verse 1, “the congregation of El”, this is YHVH’s heavenly council just like we saw in the book of Job and 1 Kings 22. Look are verse 6: “you are elohim” which means you are gods and “sons of the Most High”. Now look and see what happens in verse 7: “But as men you die, and fall as one of the heads.” Because of the perverse manner in which they judge these angels will die like men and suffer the same punishment as mankind. Don’t believe me, right? Once again let’s turn to Paul:  1 Cor. 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? Wait a minute, why are we judging angels? I thought Yeshua did that in 1 Peter 3. Yes, Yeshua judged the first group of Watchers that fell but more have fallen and will fall.

I have up to this point tried to avoid depending too much on the book of 1 Enoch because I know many of you will shout out that it is not scripture. I agree that it is not canonized scripture according to the Nicaean Council. But it is referenced by Peter, Jude and Paul. I say my 3 of a kind trump your council. Let’s look at a couple of references. ((Hold onto your hats because you may see something that will spark a grain of truth.)) 1 Enoch 18:13 I saw there seven stars like great burning mountains, and to me, when I inquired regarding them, 14. the messenger said, “this place is the end of the shamayim (heavens) and earth. This has become a prison for the stars and the host of the shamayim (heavens). 15. And the stars which roll over the fire are they which have transgressed the commandment of YHVH in the beginning of their rising, because they did not come forth at their appointed time. ((At this point I am going to jump to chapter 21 because 19 and 20 (both very short) provide insight into the fallen angels that slept with human women and provide us with the names of some of the righteous angels.)) I will pick up at 21:3; And there I saw seven stars of the shamayim bound together in it, like great mountains and burning with fire. ((Did you see it? If not, don’t worry.)) Start again at 21:6: These are of the number of the stars of the shamayim, which have transgressed the command of YHVH, and are bound here till ten thousand years, the time entailed by their sins, are ended.

Spiritually this is a “WHOA” moment. We have just been given some major clues. Let’s take a look at Revelation once again: Rev 8:8 And the second messenger sounded, and what looked like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood,
Rev 8:9 and a third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
Rev 8:10 And the third messenger sounded, and a great star fell from the heaven, burning like a torch**, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the fountains of water,
Rev 8:11 and the name of the star is called Wormwood. And a third of the waters became wormwood, and many men died from the waters, because they were made bitter.

Do you see a pattern? Take your time and compare the 2 passages; one from 1 Enoch and the other from Revelation. Are you really waiting for an asteroid or meteor to fall to the Earth? Or, could it be something, or rather, somebody else? I know, you think all of this is foolishness but let me show one more thing. Somewhere I had to find proof of 7 stars or angels not keeping the commands of YHVH having “transgressed the command of YHVH” somewhere in scripture.

((Please note that I have highlighted and placed asterisks beside the word torch. For the Bible study group you should have bells and whistles going off right now. How many times have we discussed this word ‘torch’?)) For those of you not in our study group I will explain more about this in another article.

Then it dawned on me how foolish I had been and missed a major benchmark in scripture. Sit down, buckle up and hang on: (ISR) Rev 2:1 “To the messenger of the assembly of Ephesos write, ‘He who is holding the seven stars in His right hand(1); Rev 2:8 “And to the messenger of the assembly in Smurna write,(2); Rev 2:12 “And to the messenger of the assembly in Pergamos write,(3); Rev 2:18 “And to the messenger of the assembly in Thyratira write,(4); Rev 3:1 “And to the messenger of the assembly in Sardis write, (5); Rev 3:7 “And to the messenger of the assembly in Philadelphia write,(6): Rev 3:14 “And to the messenger of the assembly in Laodikeia write,(7). Does anyone feel misled about now?

Ephesos(1), Smurna(2), Pergamos(3), Thyratira(4), Sardis(5), Philadelphia(6) and Laodikeia(7) are the angels associated with those congregations not the congregations themselves. Go back and look at Rev. 1:20 and you will see that the congregations are represented by the LAMPSTANDS not the STARS!! How can you identify one of the misleading spirits? Look for the clues provided in Revelation. Take a look at the most misaligned congregation of the bunch, Laodikeia.

Laodikeia was a unique city. It was named for Zeus (you might want to look up references to Zeus) and on one side was the river Lycus, which was fed by cold snow melt and mountain springs and on the other side was an aqueduct which carried hot water down from a volcanic hot spring a few kilometers to the north. People drew their drinking water from the cold Lycus River and many people came to “take the cure” in the hot water of the volcanic hot spring piped down to Laodikeia. At a point southwest of the town proper the two sources of water converged. On one side you had cool water that was pure and drinkable and on the other you had water that was laden with dirt and bodily fluids and solids that came together to form a source of water that was lukewarm and not fit to drink because of contamination. But what really happened at Laodikeia? Take a look: The 59th canon forbade the readings in church of uncanonical books. The 60th canon listed Canonical books, with the New Testament containing 26 books, omitting the Book of Revelation, and the Old Testament including the 22 books of the Hebrew Bible plus the Book of Baruch and the Epistle of Jeremy. It is also believed that they may have demonized The Book of Enoch, which led to its degeneration.

That’s not all: Outlawing the keeping of the sabbath (Saturday) and encouraging rest on the Sunday (canon 29), and, The council marks the first occasion in Christianity of the explicit condemnation of astrology (astronomy). So let’s review; the Council of Laodicea did not allow Revelation to become a book of the Bible; did not allow the keeping of the sabbath but enforced the keeping of the Sunday service; and, you could not sight the new moon for the beginning of the month. In fact, about 200 A.D. (long before the Council of Laodikeia) the Romans made the sighting of the moon punishable by death. So which congregation do you belong to? Laodikeia?

These seven angels have misled the congregations and will be punished because of their unfaithfulness. Now we know who they are and what their characteristics are and how to identify them. These are just 7 of the many of angels that have been and will be unfaithful to the commands of Elohim. Should we follow any one of these 7? NO! I will include the following paragraph from an earlier article about the Nicolaitans so that they can be identified, but even without it you can use the road map provided in Revelation chapters 2 and 3 to gauge the genuineness of so many congregations today.

*Revelation 2:6 you see that Yeshua hates the deeds of the Nicolaitans. Again, Revelation 2:15 Pergamos has those that have adopted the teachings of the Nicolaitans. Who are the Nicolaitans?  Strong’s reference number G3531. This word is tied directly back to G3532 for Nicolas. Many people want to take the word and dissect it and make it mean something that it does not. It does not come from “nike” + “laity”. It comes directly from Nicholas or Nikolaus (Acts 6:5). Who was Nikolaus? He was one of the first seven deacons appointed by the apostles, among whom were Stephen (the martyr) Prochorus and Parmenas. Nikolaus was one of the most influential disciples and was appointed to care for the widows. He was considered one of the foremost disciples but he was led astray by sexual lusts. If you have a weak stomach stop reading here and skip to the next paragraph. I will be as gentle as possible. Nikolaus began what is now called Gnosticism, which is basically an idea that you can attain heaven or knowledge of God through sex.(This was depicted in the movie Da Vinci Code.) This began orgies and lascivious sex and even using menstrual blood as the wine at the remembrance meal or communion observance. Should a woman become pregnant, the fetus was aborted, when it obtained a sufficient size, and the body was ground up and used as the bread in the communion meal. This is the true meaning of the “deeds of the Nicolaitans”. It is a far sight worse than getting on a pulpit and talking down to the laity. But, it is exactly where we are today as a nation, sacrificing unborn fetuses for indiscriminate sexual pleasure.* ((This paragraph was taken from an earlier article entitled Hello Electronic Family.))

Now, keep in mind that I wrote this article 2 years ago but having read the paragraph above are you seeing any of this today? Yes! All of this and more is coming out in emails of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton and others because of WikiLeaks. This is going on today and is being practiced by the ruling elite of the world. I can only guess that this is the reason the Ruach led me to write this series of articles. Know your enemy in all of his deceptive forms and manifestations.

If I have not answered all of your questions you might have, I have hopefully pointed out where you can find those answers. I feel compelled to write several more articles, at least 2 more in this series and one more, as another warning, of where we are in time.

Num 6:23 “Speak to Aharon and his sons, saying, ‘This is how you bless the children of Yisra’ĕl. Say to them:
Num 6:24 “יהוה bless you and guard you;
Num 6:25 יהוה make His face shine upon you, and show favour to you;
Num 6:26 יהוה lift up His face upon you, and give you peace.”
Num 6:27 “Thus they shall put My Name on the children of Yisra’ĕl, and I Myself shall bless them.”

p.s. Pretty soon I will write why this scripture is so important to me and hopefully show you some things you have never thought about.

Shalom,

CC

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2 thoughts on “For We Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood! (Part II: The Background)

  1. Hi Country Codger,
    Saw your comment at All News Pipeline and decided to check to see if you had a new article. Very interesting! Do you subscribe to the theory or belief that there are demons posing as aliens at the top of the world’s power structure, as portrayed in the tv show Colony and several people who are supposedly “in the know” are claiming? I used to think such an idea was preposterous, the stuff of David Icke and his ilk, who I refuse to listen to. But so many whistleblowers have been claiming this, tv shows and movies have it in their predictive programming, and with the world leaders traveling to Antarctica, I’m really starting to wonder!

    • Hello Lisa,
      Thank you for reading my articles. I don’t want to sound like I am splitting hairs but it is not demons but rather fallen angels. Demons are the souls of the nephilim and inhabit the bodies of any animal life form but most especially humans when they can. Devils on the other hand are fallen angels and cannot inhabit another body but can influence one. Now, to answer your question; Yes, I do believe that fallen angels will appear as aliens and will offer mankind the opportunity to solve all of mankind’s problems. I don’t own a TV so I don’t know anything about what is or is not on TV. I believe that the pope and other religious leaders will declare an alien as messiah.

      Lisa, I will try my best to get out another article this afternoon or early evening. It will not be a part of the Wrestle Not Against series but I think it will be as important. Hope you and yours are well, prepared and empowered by the Word.
      Shalom,
      CC

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