Angels and demons part 2
Synopsis of Bible study 9/22/10
Delivered by Bishop Walker III
There are 2 worlds. There is a physical world and a spiritual world. The spiritual world exists in the heaven lies and the physical exists here. It is important for us to know that they both coexist together. They are interrelated.
Genesis 1:1 says 1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. – Typically we rush through this scripture and think this scripture is speaking of God creating the world. What this scripture really says is God was creating two dimensions. It was the heavenly dimension and the earthly dimension. God created both dimensions in the beginning and man was created for both.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 says 23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.- Paul shares with the church at Thessalonica that they were made up of soul, spirit, and body. Your body soul and spirit must be blameless. The problem we have is the spirit nature inside of us is constantly being influenced by the physical world.
Ephesians 2:2 says 2Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: – The prince and power of the air is Lucifer the devil. He was thrown out of heaven into earth realm and given dominion in this realm. He has the power to attack us from the outside in, but the Holy Spirit defends from the inside out. In times past, we worked accordance the principles of the earth realm. This allowed us to do things in the earth realm that aggrieved the Holy Spirit inside of us. How many people will admit that they did stuff in the past that they can’t believe that they did. Was it you or the manipulating spirit inside of you? What God did in the heavenly realm was cast out Satan and Satan came down into the physical realm. We were created and though we live in physical realm, we have to access the spiritual realm, because it has authority over physical realm. If we don’t know that, we allow the physical realm to take over our lives. Our body is in the natural realm, but we have a spirit that connects to sprit realm, because our soul has been redeemed and God lives within us. The devil is after our soul, but he missed his opportunity, because we are saved.
There is a pattern
a. God used this n the scripture to show us how he wanted the spirit realm to have authority over the physical realm.
a. Remember Genesis 3:24 says 24So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. – After Adam and Eve were thrown out of the garden, God pulled cherubim and told him to come down to the garden and not let anyone else into the garden. The Garden of Eden was in the physical realm, but the cherubim was isn’t the heavenly realm. He took something from the spiritual realm and brought it into the physical realm and he told him to take authority.
b. In Gen 19 (read this later), Sodom and Gomorra had gotten so wicked, God destroyed the whole city. Before he did, he took two angels from the spiritual realm and told them to come into the earth realm. He told Lot and his family to come on out of the city because he was going to destroy it. He told them to do one thing. He told them not to look back. Lot’s wife was nosey and she looked back and as a result she turned into a pillar of salt. Who got lot out of the city? It was angels, who come from the spiritual realm. They had to come, because there was no one in the physical realm that could have gotten them out.
c. Genesis 28:10-19 says 10And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. 11And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. 12And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. 13And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of. 16And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. 17And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven. 18And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the top of it. 19And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first. – Slept in a place all night and dreamed. He dreamed about a ladder set up in earth (which is one dimension) that went to heaven (another dimension). In his dream he saw angels’ inter-dimensional traffic. Some of them were going up and some were coming down as if to say “I got something to do” and others saying “I just finished.” These angels were coming down into the earth realm and others were going back up into the spirit realm. It was God giving him a glimpse of what God was trying to show us. Over your head, God’s has got angels constantly coming down and going up in two dimensions. If you are not spiritual, you will think you are by yourself. You can’t interpret reality based on worldly principles.
d. 1 Chronicles 14:13-14 says 13And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley. 14Therefore David enquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees. -God told David don’t do what first mind wants to do. Follow the mind of the spirit and go where he tells them to go. God told them to go by the mulberry tree.
e. 1 Chronicles 14:15-17 says 15And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines. 16David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer. 17And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations. -God told David, “You got the enemy in the earth realm. But you can’t win like you trying to win.” God told David to get into position because he was going to send help from the heavenly realm. He told them that he would let them know by a sound in top of the trees. It will be a sign that God had gone before them and won the battle. The people saw David and his troops kill the Philistines and everyone feared David. David knew it wasn’t him that had done this great thing. He knew it was God, but God made it look like David was responsible. God will do the same for us. He will fight the fight and give us the victory, yet make it look like we did it!
f. Daniel 6:22 say 22My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. – Daniel is on the menu. He recognizes in the earth realm, there is no negotiating with lions. Daniel knew he needed prayer. He needed help from the heavenly realm. The thing designed to devour him, God shook up. God sent an angel to say, “No you won’t.” Things are ready to devour you, but God will send an angel on your behalf to say “No you won’t!”
b. We know this isn’t Christmas, but this next point about a deeper revelation. Remember when the wise men saw the star. The star was an indicator of where the baby Jesus was. How many of you today can get under a star? When you try, it looks like it keeps moving. This means that God strategically in the heavenly realm, put a star in place to let wise men in the earth realm know that God was about to manifest his greatest glory between two dimension.
c. (Read Matthew chapter 2 later). God sent an angel to Joseph in a dream and told him to take the child and his Mother to Egypt. In Luke 1:11 it says 11And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. – There appeared to Zacharias an angel. They come from the heavenly realm. They don’t look like us. They look different so Zacharias was scared. Luke 1:12 says 12And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. – He was troubled and scared. Luke 1:13-15 says 13But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 14And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. 15For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb. – Though the Holy Ghost hadn’t come, the angel said that Zacharias’ child would be filled with the Holy Ghost. Since the Holy Ghost hadn’t come, this Holy Ghost would be received from the heavens. Luke 1:16 says 16And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. – They were told that their son would be an amazing son that will prepare the way for God’s greatest glory. John the Baptist was coming and an angel told Zacharias that his wife was pregnant with something bigger than him.
d. Luke 1:26 says 26And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, -God sent his chief angel Gabriel for this message. This announcement was going to usher in something. The next time we see Gabriel will be when Jesus is coming back.
e. Luke 1:27-29 says 27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.29And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. – She was troubled because they never seen angels. Luke 1:30-34 says 30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32He 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: 33And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? – To translate verse 34 we can say in the physical world, “How can this be since I have never had intercourse with a man?” To translate this scripture from the heavenly realm we would say, “ How can this be that God would do such a great thing through me since I don’t have earthly connections?” Some of us have put so much trust in earthly connections; we don’t think God can do anything without us having earthly connections. What God is going to do with you in this season will not involve earthly connections. It will be spiritual. You don’t need earthly connections!
f. Luke 1:35 says 35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. – We have to reconcile this:
If God would send Jesus when he did, was Jesus thought to be sent after man sinned or was Jesus preordained to be sent before man sinned?
a. God is omniscient meaning all knowing. God put Adam and Eve in the garden. Did God know he was going to sin? The answer is yes.
b. Then why did God set them up to do it? What was the point of it all? In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. God existed before the beginning began. The beginning didn’t begin with God. God began the beginning.
c. Before the beginning began, there was a heavenly host. Lucifer and a 3rd of the angels rebelled and were cast to the earth. When God created the heaven and earth, the earth sat in darkness. When Satan was cast into it, there was just darkness and chaos. God knowing that Satan was going to do, he put in place a contingency plan. Before he crated Adam and eve, he already had a contingency plan.
d. Paul will help us with this. Ephesians 1:4-5 says 4According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, -We were by nature, children of wrath. Our sin made Satan our father and when he got tired of us, he threw us away and we were without hope. When Jesus came, he adopted us.
e. God promised eternal life before the world began Titus 1:2 says 2In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
a. 2 Timothy 1:9 says 9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, -He gave us Jesus, before the world began. The contingency plan was in place before the world began.
f. This point Dramatized
2 deacons were brought up from the audience. They represented part of the heavenly courts. Bishop plays the part of the God head. Deacon #1 plays the Word and Deacon #2 plays the Holy Spirit. Before the world began, there was this Heavenly Court (which is made up of God head, the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Ghost). The choir stand represents the angels and all they did was give glory to the one that sat on the throne. One of them raises his hand and says it ain’t right for God to get all the glory and a 1/3 of them agreed with him. As a result, they were kicked out of heaven. Lucifer and his demons had to leave. Lucifer becomes Satan and the angels that followed him became demons. (As this is demonstrated, the choir members/demons all come into the congregation and find empty places to sit. This also demonstrates how Satan finds empty places in us to place himself into, but this is another sermon). Lucifer and his demons sit in the empty places in the earth realm. God said, before the beginning, we have 2/3 of what we started of the angels they started with. They sing Holy Holy Holy giving praises to God! Cherubim’s and Seraphim’s are around the throne. When God released Satan and his demons into the earth, chaos and darkness was there. God said I need to create something go there in the darkness. The God Head says Holy Spirit move on the face of water. He says to The Word, make light, make land, the fowls of the air and etc… This went on for 5 days and on the 6th day, the word comes back and God said it was good. On the 6th day, God said I will need you all for this. He has the Word and the Holy Spirit to come closer and the God Head says, “Let’s make man.” He says, “I am going to make man in our (meaning the Heavenly Court) image. This means God made us like him. Body (God Head), Soul (the Word), and The Holy Spirit (spirit). So God made man in his image. He then told the Holy Spirit to blow on us. When he did this, man got up and was a living being. He told The Word, “Since we are all in him, tell him name everything in earth and whatever he names it, it’s going to be.” Adam doesn’t realize that what he says is going to manifest. He doesn’t realize that the words he says came from heaven. Adam says after naming everything that there wasn’t anything suitable for him, so God said, “Let us make him a mate” and they takes the rib out of man to make Eve. God says to them, “I need you to be fruitful and multiply.” Now God can talk to them. There are because there are no distractions. He says you can have everything you want. Because God promised that they would have eternal life, he told them that they would live forever. He told them they could have anything they wanted, but just don’t touch the tree of “good and evil”, because that is a heavenly realm kind of thing. Then that serpent, that devil, thought since he was down here, let him get into something lowdown and mess up something God is trying to do. The devil comes to Eve and gets here to give the fruit from the tree to her husband. Immediately after eating the fruit, they knew they were naked. They never knew before. God says to the Word, “Go find them”. This is why the bible says the voice of God came through the garden. God sent his Word or his voice through the garden to look for them. How many people know that when you mess up, Gods word will find you in your mess? Word says Adam, where art thou. Now he knows where he is, but he asked anyway. Adam and Eve said they hide because they were naked. God asked who told you that you were naked. Afterwards the curses or punishments were given out. Serpent cast on belly, Man would have to work, and women would have labor pains. One cherubim was sent to guard the garden and instructed not to let anybody else in. God said, I still believe in them. He says I have to let them know. Even when God was about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, he sent angel to get Lot out.
The Word said to God, if we continue with our sanctified imagination, “We knew they were going to mess up and you knew you would send me, because I am the contingency plan.” What are we going to do? God says to the Word, “ I have sent you for short stays all this time, but this time, I am going to ask you to stay longer and to pay a price that you don’t owe. “
As a result, Mary gave birth to Jesus in Bethlehem of Judea. God said in the beginning was the word and word was with God and the word became flesh and dwelt among us. The word came down and became flesh, so our flesh could become word. We didn’t realize what Jesus/the Word left. He left his heavenly realm and glory to come into the earth realm so we could one day be with him. They lied and spat on him and sent him to the cross. Jesus kept saying his kingdom wasn’t of this world. He was Gods contingency plan. He came from one dimension to be a contingency plan. They crucified him and he died, and then he rose. He is seated at the right hand of God today. On the day of Pentecost, when they were in one place on one accord, God said Holy Ghost, “I need to you to go and get into them. The only way they can live this out is to have the spirit of God in them.” Power in the heavenly realm was then made available in the earth realm.
g. Jesus one day called his disciples and said who do men say I am. The word is in the earth realm and he wants to know if they really know who he is. Some say Elijah one, but this is still in the earth realm. Another says some say Jeremiah, which is still in the earth realm, but Peter said though are the Christ, son of the living God. This didn’t come from this realm. This came from his father which is in heaven. Jesus said,” Peter upon this rock I will build my church. All the gates in hell can’t prevail against it.” Jesus said he gives us the keys to the kingdom and what we bound up here on earth will be bound in heaven and what we loose here shall be loosed there. This is two dimensions. You got enough power that you don’t have to walk around and be depressed. Open up your mouth and unleash your power. This is living word. Grandma used to sing “All day all night, angels keep watching over me”. All day and all night, angels are coming back and forth blocking what the demons are trying to do to us. Stop living just in this realm. Stop building your hopes in this realm. Build your hopes on things eternal. The essence of who we are is in that heavenly realm. We are strangers here. This is why they don’t understand you. This is not your home!