The Hosts of Heaven and Earth
IT IS WRITTEN!
Jer 32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
Psa 33:6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth
HOSTS: can be spirits, angels/messangers, ministers of God, humans, as well as the sun, the moon, and the stars, because all hosts in heaven and on earth are under God's rule and all are created by God to serve His purpose.
Psa 103:19 The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. 20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. 21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. 22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.
THE WORD OF GOD
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
When God gave the breath of life to Adam, He made Adam a living soul. This "breath of life" from God is what makes us "living souls", not Adam's flesh. Even the hosts of heaven are living souls because they also have God's breath in them. The Holy Spirit of God that dwells in our soul is what makes us "guickening spirits" and gives us eternal life. Flesh profits nothing (Jhn 6:63) because it dies, perishes.
What happened when Adam chose to listen to the words of his wife instead of following God's Word?
Gen 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Adam and Eve started to get old, and eventually they died, because they chose to obey someone elses words.
This is why Christ is called "The Word of God", because he spoke "the words of life", because Christ was a man approved of God to speak in God's behalf. The day Christ was baptised was the day Christ started the work God gave him. That is, to be God's spokeman, and to do miracles by the power given to him from above.
Jhn 5:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
1Jo 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, OF THE WORD OF LIFE;
God and "His WORD" existed from the beginning, not Christ's flesh. This is what is says in Genesis 1:1 and 3.
Gen 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
Gen 1:3 "And God said..."
Those who are "born again in Christ" no longer live by the will of the flesh, but instead they live by THE WORD OF GOD in their souls.
(Isa 45:11) Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker , Ask me of things to come "concerning my sons", and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
The "sons" are those who choose to obey God's word. They can be both celestial and terrestrial. God's word proceeds out of God's mouth. This is why Chirst is called "Son of God". This does not mean that God gave birth to Christ. It means that the words Christ spoke proceeded from God's mouth. Therefore, Christ is symbolized as THE WORD OF GOD because the words he spoke where not his own, they were the words Father gave him to speak in his behalf, as God also did with Moses, Aaron, Enoch, Elijah, Zachariah, etc. They all spoke THE WORD that proceeded from God's mouth, from above, that has always been with God from the beginning.
The stories in the Bible are written for our learning. They are there for a reason. God knows what will happen in the future, we don't, this is why we need to study all the stories in the Bible in order to understand why God did what He did. Jesus was being prepared from his youth to study the scriptures, otherwise he would not have been able to explain the words from the book of the prophet Esaias in the synagogues. (Luke 4:16-22).
Adam was created by the the hands of God and was made a living soul. Christ was not created by the hands of God because he symbolizes "The Word of God", the WORD that proceeded from God's mouth and has always existed with God from the beginning. God's Word is "the word" that brings eternal life to those who abide in His Word.
"For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart." (Hebrews 4:12 RSV)
The first Adam did not listen to God's word/instructions, the second Adam did, therefore, God's Word (the breath of life) was in Christ from the beginning, because Christ always did what pleased his Father in heaven. It wasn't until the day of Christ baptism that Christ received The Spirit of God that anointed him to represent "The Word of God" that gives eternal life. The "quickening spirit" in Christ is what caused his soul not to enter the grave. The grave, is reserved only for those that do not keep God's Word, because God's Word in our soul is what gives us eternal life.
Act 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
Jhn 8:29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
1Cr 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
QUICKENING: To make more rapid, accelerate, to make alive, vitalize, to come or return to life.
As it is written!
1Cr 15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
In Gen 1:26, God said that He created "man" (terrestrial) in His image and likeness to dwell on earth, and the "spirits beings" (celestial) to dwell in the heaveans.
Therefore, it is "the spirit" in us that comes from above, and when we choose to keep God's Word then we are born again from above, through the spirit. The flesh is from below, and we all know that flesh and blood can not dwell in the heavenly kingdom of God. This is why Christ said "ye are from below, I am from above". He did not mean that he is the God Almighty, what he meant was that only "in spirit" we can enter God's heavenly kingdom.
Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Gen 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
Therefore, celestial beings are "hosts of heaven", and human beings are "hosts of earth" and both beings have souls. Even God has a soul (Lev 26:11, 30; Isa 1:14; Isa 42:1; Jer 5:9; Jer 32:41).
What is the Holy Ghost?
The Holy Ghost is not God the Father, nor Jesus Christ, it is the spirit that proceeds/comes forth from God to accomplish God's will. That same spirit that God put into Christ and all those who choose to do God's will. The Holy Ghost is send down by God to SERVE God's purpose, as God's agent, helper, servant, that God also sends as a helper (comforter), to those who chose to abide in God's ways.
Hbr 1:6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. 7 And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. 8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, The God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
NOTE: In the Greek, it does not say "Thy throne, O God", it is mistranslated in English. The correct wording is "Thy throne, The God", is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Meaning, that God's throne, is also the sons throne, the sons inheritance from the Father.
Because in Greek "O 8eos" means "The God". If it meant to say "Oh God" it would be written differently, like, "W, 8ee".
Hbr 1:13 But to which of the angels [messangers] said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? 14 ARE THEY NOT ALL MINISTERING SPIRITS, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Luk 2:28 Then took he [Simeon] him [baby Jesus] up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, 29 "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: 30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, 31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; 32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel."
The "ministering spirits" are spirit that minister to the sons of God, those who's spirit is born from above.
Jhn 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter [parakliton=helper, to assist/serve], that he may abide with you for ever;
The way I was made to understand (Psalms 110:1) is, that "the Holy Spirit" is send to us as from the Father as our "helper". Remember, "David spoke through the spirit (Mar 12:36)", it was "THE HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT" that said "The LORD(God) said to my Lord(the son of God) sit at my right hand....".
Did not Isaac tell his son Jacob (according to the flesh) in (Gen 27:29) "Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee."
This is also what God says for those who are guided by His Spirit, who are the sons of God (according to the spirit) , "FOR THEM who shall be heirs of salvation"
What does "psalm" mean? It means "song", as in a psalmist in a church, that "through singing" is ministering God's words to the people.
(Mar 12:36) For David himself said "BY THE HOLY GHOST", The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
The Holy Ghost speaks through the mouth of David and calls David's appointed heir to the throne of the King of Israel "Lord", when THE SPIRIT said "THE LORD (God)" said to "my Lord (the final appointed heir to David's throne)", "Sit on my right hand (God's throne) until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
The "son", the rightful heir to God's throne will sit with God on His throne, UNTIL God's purpose is fulfilled. Until all enemies of Israel will be destroyed. The "son" will then step down so God the Father will be ONE LORD to All who are created in God's image and likeness. As God has intented from the beginning.
When Christ comes again, the citizens of His kingdom shall rise, bodies changed to that which is spiritual, immortal and incorruptible. Then Jesus will gather His kingdom together and take us home. You see, He is not coming again to establish His kingdom, but to deliver it up to the Father (1 Corinthians 15:23-26).
1Cr 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
What did Jesus mean concerning David's words in Pslams 110:1?
Psa 110:1 [[A Psalm of David.]] The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Mat 22:43, 44 He [Christ] saith unto them, "How then does "David in spirit call him Lord", saying, 44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
Mat 22:45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
Mar 12:37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
Luk 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the LORD God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luk 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David "a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."
Act 2:25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
Act 2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
David did not ascended into heaven, but Christ "David's Lord" did.
Rom 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,)
Rom 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, "according to the spirit of holiness", by the resurrection from the dead:
Mat 22:46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
Are you able to answer Jesus question?
"The Lord Christ" is God's son "through the spirit", and David's son "through the flesh". Jesus understood it very well when he said "If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?". Because the son's of God are the Lords from heaven, but the sons of David are the lords of earth. There are "two different seeds here", one from above, and one from below, for the son of God (in the spirit) is greater than the son of man (in in the flesh).
Therefore, "The Holy Ghost" can not be Christ, and Christ can not be Michael the Archangel, but, the Holy Ghost can possess the souls/hosts of Christ, Michael, Gabriel (or any other soul/host, heavenly or earthly), in order to accomblish God's will. The Holy Ghost is God's helper that God also sends to those who choose to be guided by HIS WORD in order to assist them in keeping God's Ways.
Any SOUL (vessel) (earthly or heavenly), is the HOST that a spirit can possess. Even the STARS & PLANETS are also called "hosts of heaven" and they are all under God's rule. SEE ALSO: (Timothy 2:20 and 1Cor 6:19)
Those who have ears to hear, will hear and understand!
CELESTIAL (heavenly) AND TERRESTRIAL (earthly)
And Micaiah said, "Therefore, hear the Word of the LORD. I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and "all the host of heaven" standing on His right and on His left (2Chronicles 18:18).
... these "hosts of heaven" who are sitted on the right and the left side of the LORD are there to do the LORD's will. If you read further [verse 21] you will see that one of them said "I will go out, and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets", and the LORD allowed that "host" to go do it. Those HOSTS OF HEAVEN that are standing on His left and on his right are there to do God's will. None of them have power to do as they please, unless the LORD allows them to.
2Ch 18:22 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put "a lying spirit" in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil against thee.
... "a lying spirit" is just one of many "hosts of heaven" that are standing on God's left side and right side of His throne. When we read in 1Sa 18:10 that "the evil spirit FROM THE LORD came upon Saul" we can clearly see that this "host of heaven" came from the LORD to do the LORD's will. Remember, spirits can do nothing without the permission from God. This is why The LORD tells us not to worship and serve them. He spreads them out into all the nations of the world in order to accomplish His will.
God also gave us the power to accept or resist spirits according to our will. Scriptures also say "resist the devil and he will flee from you". God also gave choices to Adam, by telling him not to partake of the fruit from "The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil". God did not forbid Adam to partake the fruit from the "Tree of Life" because that tree was not a threat to them. Both trees were put in the same spot, "in the middle of the special garden" for a good reason, because God gave us free will.
Deu 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
God says "We have the choice" to listen to His Word or not. Adam chose to listen to another voice instead and sinned. But Christ, who is called "the second Adam" always did His Fathers' will without questioning Him. For Christ knew that whatever the Father in heaven says, no matter how unfair it might sound to us, He knows what is best for us. This is why Christ is called "The Word of God". He chose to only listened to ONE VOICE, for he only did what pleased the Father (John 8:29). Those that worship Christ as their Creator are not doing God's will, because Jesus did not speak his own words (John 14:24), but what he heard from the Father in heaven (John 7:16).
God is "The Word" Jesus spoke of. As it is written!
Deu 4:19 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, should not be driven to worship them, and serve them, "which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven."
... we are told by God not to worship "the hosts of heaven" because they are there to do the work of the LORD. A heavenly army and an earthly army are called "hosts" as well. The "hosts of heaven" can also be the sun, moon, and stars.
Who has delivered to satan all the power over the kingdoms of this world?
Luk 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
...everyone that chooses to listen to another voice instead of God's voice. Yes, we the people on earth give power to satan to have controll of all the kingdoms on earth with our own glory when we put "our ways" before "God's ways". That is, all those who choose to listen to "another voice", as Adam did. This is also why Christ said "My kingdom is not of this world".
Jhn 8:23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.
Christ did not want the glory of this world, but instead said in (John 17:5) "O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.".
Jam 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
... the LORD forms the light and creates darkness, He makes peace and creates evil by using "the hosts (entities/spirits) of heaven;" in the souls of mankind. God is the God of all spirits and uses them to enter our soul in order for God to accomplish His will, according to His purpose. Since God created us in His own image and likeness, we too have the power to accept or resist them, this is why God tells us "choose to do good over evil". Scriptures also tells us "resist the devil and he will flee from you". The choice is ours.
In my opinion, I don't believe that Adam was the first man on earth and that God created the rest of the creatures before mankind, since (Genesis 1:20-26) says that life came from water and were told by God to be fruitfull and multiply before God told Adam to be fruitfull and multiply.
Why I don't believe Adam was the first man on earth?
I believe that God took one man out of His creation and molded him in His own image and likeness by giving him "spiritual life", by breathing into Adam's nostrills. Therefore Adam was the first spiritual being.
First of all, if Adam was the first man on earth, God would have said instead "Let us make 'something' in our image and likeness", instead of saying "Let us make 'man' in our image and likeness. Secondly, scriptures tells us that God took "a man" and "formed him" as Himself by giving him "the breath of life from God" through "Adam's nostrills, something that God did not do with the rest of His creation. Only in Adam (male and female) God put "His breath". Therefore, "life from water" is different than "life from God's breath". Thirdly, God made a special garden just for Adam, not for the rest of His creation. Adam was molded by God to represent "a special people unto God" anointed by God. And when Adam sinned, he lost that "breath of life" the day Adam did not keep God's word, but instead they kept the words of another voice. This is the time where God told Adam (male and female) that because they did not keep "His Word" they lost their special place in the garden God made just for them", and told them "from dust you were taken, and to dust you will go", and threw them out of the special garden. And fourthly, and most importantly, God does not promote "incest". Eve did not have sex with the devil, and neither did their children have sex with their siblings.
Lev 18:9 The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.
Lev 18:11 The nakedness of thy father's wife's daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
When God threw them out of His special garden, The Garden of Eden, he threw them "in to the world", the world we now live in, until Christ came, as was promised by God, to bring us back into that special place God had intended for us from the beginning, so we will be able to finaly partake of "The Tree of Life". This is why Abel found a wife "among the daughters of mankind" (of the flesh) and not among "his kind" (of the spirit), , meaning, he did not marry one of his sisters in order for the world to be populated.
Isa 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
Rom 9:21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
...God also formed "every beast of the field out of the ground (Gen 2:19)", but only "breathed into Adam's nostrils the breath of life",
Gen 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Gen 2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Job 26:5 Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.
Isa 43:1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
... here, God said that He "created Jacob" and then "formed him into Israel". It wasn't until God formed Jacob in to Israel that Jacob became "His/God's".
Isa 43:21 This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.
Isa 49:5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
Looks like the words "form" and "create" have two different meanings. FORM means shape and structure of an object; a figure; The mode in which a thing exists, acts, or manifests itself. CREATE means cause to exist; bring into being; To give rise to; produce; To produce through artistic or imaginative effort.
This is how God took "a man" that He created (Isa 45:12) from the dust of the earth and molded (formed) him in His own image and likeness. God can not only "create", He can also "mold" or reshape, give another form to something He has already created. Just like he did with Adam.
This also is why I believe that water baptism is not the same as spirit baptism, although both are required. Water baptism is for the "remision of sins", but spirit baptism is for "a new creature in Christ", born not from the will of mankind, but from the will of God. The new beginning, rebirth through the spirit from above. As Christ told us many times "Ye must be born again from above" in order to get into God's Kingdom.
1Cr 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
TEMPORARY LIFE vs ETERNAL LIFE
When we allow evil spirits to take over our soul, then there's no room in our soul to be quickened by the spirit of God.
As Christ taught us, we too are given the power to resist them if we choose to submit to God's will.
Jam 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
But without that power, that is given to us from above, by keeping God's Word (that give etrnal life), we will not be able to resist evil.
Mat 12:43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
Jesus meant, that those whose God's words do not dwell in them, is like having a soul with temporary life. Therefore, when a wicked spirit enters a human soul and finds it emty, it can take over that soul and eventually destroy it. Just as the words of Lucifer caused the fall of Adam and Eve.
These "hosts of heaven" are spirits, in other words, they are "celestial souls". We humans are "terrestrial souls", made of flesh, bones, water and blood. Unless, we choose to abide in God's ways, only then can we begin a new life that is born from above and is eternal.
Jhn 8:42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Jhn 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
So which "life" is important to you? Temporary life that can only satisfy the lusts of the flesh, or eternal life that is quickend by the spirit of God in us that can keep our soul alive forever?