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How many types of Angels?


1) In the Christian Bible there are a great many references to supernatural beings called “angels”. Additionally, we see depictions in art of winged “gods” (notice the little ‘g’ on gods) interacting with mankind in almost every ancient culture all the way back to our earliest beginnings. How many types (kinds / species) of angels are there (that we know of)?

a) 1 type

b) 2 types

c) 3 types

d) I watched that Tom Hanks movie, there are no such thing as angels or demons.



Lucifer's name became Satan


2) At some point, much before our human existence, the name Lucifer was changed to Satan. Did Lucifer change his own name, or was it changed for him?

a) Yes, I think Lucifer changed his own name.

b) No, I do not think Lucifer changed his own name.



How do demons tempt us?


3) Temptation is spoken of as the deliberate mechanism that demons use to cause mankind to “sin”. Sin is simply defined as: Any action, or cycle of repetitive actions, that prevents and successfully suppresses a human being from connecting with Power beyond comprehension (God); thereby keeping mankind from the will of his Maker. So, how is temptation done?

a) We all have one demon that follows us.

b) Many demons take turns following us (they trade off).

c) Demons watch us and then make us do things because they think it is funny.

d) Demons rarely interact directly with any particular human being.



Jesus Christ: man or God?


4) This is the question that stirs the most debate between world religions. Thus, perhaps it is the most important question; the question of all questions. So, do you think Jesus was (is) a part of God Himself?

a) Yes, I believe Jesus was a part of God.

b) No, I think Jesus was a just a really nice guy with some good things to say.

Do ANGELS fight DEMONS?

In Daniel 10, we see that Daniel began a 21 day fast so that God would hear his prayer to tell him more of Israel's future. On the first day of Daniel's fast, God sent this angel to go to Daniel with the answer. However, this angel was prevented from getting through to Daniel because of a conflict with a demonic being described as "prince of the kingdom of Persia". What does this title mean? It means that Satan has assigned a powerful demon, who is identified here, to attempt to influence the activities of the King of Persia. The Bible does teach that both Demonic and Godly angels are assigned to the leaders of the nations throughout history, to influence the ruler to take actions that will direct his nation one way or the other. In the case of this angel trying to come to Daniel, he was unable to defeat this powerful National Angel on his own, so he had to turn to the National Angel for Israel, Michael, for assistance. Apparently, Michael is the most powerful of the national Godly Angels, for we see him gaining the victory over the demonic National Angel here, in Daniel 12:1, and in the Book of Revelation [12:7], where Satan himself is cast from Heaven by Michael. 

SATAN: Judgment Day for the Dragon

"What about the X-Angels, the Seraphim!" Satan seethed at God Himself. "On the day we became what we are now, which of them held a sword to your face? So tell me my loving King, what was their crime?"

The Light of Creation moved across those held captive. "Their sin is the same as that which condemns the flesh; the greatest sin, the sin which summarizes all sin." God turned to look the devil in the eyes. "They listened to you."


-excerpt from God in a Nutshell Chapter One, Satan: Judgment Day for the Dragon.


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Angels fact sheet portions of information from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angel

Angels are messengers of God in the Hebrew Bible (translating מלאך), the New Testament and the Quran. The term "angel" has also been expanded to various notions of "spiritual beings" found in many other religious traditions. Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God's tasks.

The theological study of angels is known as angelology. In art, angels are often depicted with wings, ultimately reflecting the descriptions in the Hebrew Bible, such as the chayot in Ezekiel'sMerkabah vision or the Seraphim of Isaiah

The word angel in English is a fusion of the Old English word engel (with a hard g) and the Old Frenchangele. Both derive from the Latin angelus which in turn is the romanization of the ancient Greekἄγγελος (angelos), "messenger". The earliest form of the word is the Mycenaean a-ke-ro attested inLinear B syllabic script

ANGELS IN ART

Angels, Angel, Angelic Beings, Holy Angels

The Bible uses the terms מלאך אלהים (mal'akh Elohim; messenger of God), מלאך יהוה (mal'akhAdonai; messenger of the Lord), בני אלהים (b'nai Elohim; sons of God) and הקודשים (ha-qodeshim; the holy ones) to refer to beings traditionally interpreted as angels. Other terms are used in later texts, such as העליונים (ha'elyoneem; the upper ones). Daniel is the first biblical figure to refer to individual angels by name.

In post-Biblical Judaism, certain angels came to take on a particular significance and developed unique personalities and roles. Though these archangels were believed to have rank amongst theheavenly host, no systematic hierarchy ever developed. Metatron is considered one of the highest of the angels in Merkabah and Kabbalist mysticism and often serves as a scribe. He is briefly mentioned in the Talmud, and figures prominently in Merkabah mystical texts. Michael, who serves as a warrior and advocate for Israel (Daniel 10:13) is looked upon particularly fondly. Gabriel is mentioned in the Book of Daniel (Daniel 8:15–17), the Book of Tobit, and briefly in the Talmud, as well as many Merkabah mystical texts. There is no evidence in Judaism for the worship of angels, but evidence for the invocation and sometimes even conjuration of angels

Medieval Jewish philosopher Maimonides explained his view of angels in his Guide for the Perplexed II:4 and II:6:

...This leads Aristotle in turn to the demonstrated fact that God, glory and majesty to Him, does not do things by direct contact. God burns things by means of fire; fire is moved by the motion of the sphere; the sphere is moved by means of a disembodied intellect, these intellects being the 'angels which are near to Him', through whose mediation the spheres [planets] move... thus totally disembodied minds exist which emanate from God and are the intermediaries between God and all the bodies [objects] here in this world.

– Guide for the Perplexed II:4, Maimonides

According to Kabalah, there are four worlds and our world is the last world: the world of action (Assiyah). Angels exist in the worlds above as a 'task' of God. They are an extension of God to produce effects in this world. After an angel has completed its task, it ceases to exist. The angel is in effect the task. This is derived from the book of Genesis when Abraham meets with three angels and Lot meets with two. The task of one of the angels was to inform Abraham of his coming child. The other two were to save Lot and to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.

Famous angels and their tasks:

  • Malachim (translation: messengers), general word for angel
  • Michael (translation: who is like God), performs God's kindness
  • Gabriel (translation: the strength of God), performs acts of justice and power
  • Raphael (translation: God Heals), God's healing force
  • Uriel (translation: God is my light), leads us to destiny
  • Seraphim (translation: the burning ones), protects the gates to the Garden of Eden
  • Malach HaMavet (translation: the angel of death)
  • HaSatan (translation: the prosecutor), brings people's sins before them in the heavenly court
  • Chayot HaKodesh (translation: the holy beasts)
  • Ophanim (translation: arbits) Astrological Influence
  • HaMerkavah (translation: the chariot), transports God's glory

Early Christians inherited Jewish understandings of angels. In the early stage, the Christian concept of an angel characterized the angel as a messenger of God. Angels are creatures of good, spirits of love, and messengers of the savior Jesus Christ. Later came identification of individual angelic messengers:Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel, and Lucifer. Then, in the space of little more than two centuries (from the third to the fifth) the image of angels took on definite characteristics both in theology and in art.

By the late fourth century, the Church Fathers agreed that there were different categories of angels, with appropriate missions and activities assigned to them. Some theologians had proposed that Jesus was not divine but on the level of immaterial beings subordinate to the Trinity. The resolution of this Trinitarian dispute included the development of doctrine about angels.

The angels are represented throughout the Christian Bible as a body of spiritual beings intermediate between God and men: "You have made him (man) a little less than the angels..." (Psalms 8:4,5). Some Christians believe that angels are created beings, and use the following passage as evidence: "praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts... for He spoke and they were made. He commanded and they were created..." (Psalms 148:2-5; Colossians 1:16). The Fourth Lateran Council (1215) declared that the angels were created beings. The Council's decree Firmiter credimus(issued against the Albigenses) declared both that angels were created and that men were created after them. The First Vatican Council (1869) repeated this declaration in Dei Filius, the "Dogmatic constitution on the Catholic faith". Of note is that the bible describes the function of angels as "messengers" and does not indicate when the creation of angels occurred.

Many Christians regard angels as asexual and not belonging to either gender as they interpret Matthew 22:30 in this way. Angels are on the other hand usually described as looking like male human beings. Their names are also masculine. And although angels have greater knowledge than men, they are not omniscient, as Matthew 24:36 points out. Another view is that angels are sent into this world for testing, in the form of humans.

The New Testament includes a number of interactions and conversations between angels and humans. For instance, three separate cases of angelic interaction deal with the births of John the Baptist andJesus Christ. In Luke 1:11, an angel appears to Zechariah to inform him that he will have a child despite his old age, thus proclaiming the birth of John the Baptist And in Luke 1:26 the archangel Gabrielvisits the Virgin Mary in the Annunciation to foretell the birth of Jesus Christ. Angels then proclaim the birth of Jesus in the Adoration of the shepherds in Luke 2:10. Angels also appear later in the New Testament. In Luke 22:43 an angel comforts Jesus Christ during the Agony in the Garden. In Matthew 28:5 an angel speaks at the empty tomb, following the Resurrection of Jesus and the rolling back of the stone by angels. Hebrews 13:2 reminds the reader that they may "entertain angels unaware".

Since the completion of the New Testament, the Christian tradition has continued to include a number of reported interactions with angels. For instance, in 1851 Pope Pius IX approved the Chaplet of Saint Michael based on the 1751 private revelation from archangel Michael to the Carmelite nun Antonia d'Astonac And Pope John Paul II emphasized the role of angels in Catholic teachings in his 1986 address titled "Angels Participate In History Of Salvation", in which he suggested that modern mentality should come to see the importance of angels.

As recently as the 20th century, visionaries and mystics have reported interactions with, and indeed dictations from, angels. For instance, the bed-ridden Italian writer and mystic Maria Valtorta wrote The Book of Azariah based on "dictations" that she directly attributed to her guardian angel Azariah, discussing the Roman Missal used for Sunday Mass in 1946 and 1947.21st century mystic and medium Danielle Egnew is referenced in Steve Barney’s book The Sacred and the Profane as a prominent example of modern day communication with angels, during which Egnew reports channeled angelic messages of individual assistance as well as future world events such as 2012.

The earliest known Christian image of an angel, in the Cubicolo dell'Annunziazione in the Catacomb of Priscilla, which is dated to the middle of the third century, is without wings. Representations of angels on sarcophagi and on objects such as lamps and reliquaries of that period also show them without wings, as for example the angel in the Sacrifice of Isaac scene in the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus. However, the side view photos of the Sarcophagus show winged angelic figures.

The earliest known representation of angels with wings is on what is called the Prince's Sarcophagus, discovered at Sarigüzel, near Istanbul, in the 1930s, and attributed to the time of Theodosius I (379-395).

Saint John Chrysostom explained the significance of angels' wings: "They manifest a nature's sublimity. That is why Gabriel is represented with wings. Not that angels have wings, but that you may know that they leave the heights and the most elevated dwelling to approach human nature. Accordingly, the wings attributed to these powers have no other meaning than to indicate the sublimity of their nature."

From then on, though of course with some exceptions, Christian art represented angels with wings, as in the cycle of mosaics in theBasilica of Saint Mary Major (432–440).Four- and six-winged angels, often with only their face and wings showing, drawn from the higher grades of angels, especially cherubim and seraphim, are derived from Persian art, and are usually shown only in heavenly contexts, as opposed to performing tasks on earth. They often appear in thependentives of domes or semi-domes of churches.

Angels, especially the Archangel Michael, who were depicted as military-style agents of God came to shown wearing Late Antique military uniform. This could be either the normal military dress, with a tunic to about the knees, armour breastplate and pteruges, but also often the specific dress of the bodyguard of the Byzantine Emperor, with a long tunic and the loros, a long gold and jewelled pallium restricted to the Imperial family and their closest guards. The basic military dress is still worn in pictures into the Baroque period and beyond in the West (see Reni picture above), and up to the present day in Eastern Orthodox icons. Other angels came to be conventionally depicted in long robes, and in the later Middle Ages they often wear the vestments of a deacon, acope over a dalmatic, especially Gabriel in Annunciation scenes—for example the Annunciation in Washington byJan van Eyck.

The Latter Day Saint movement (generally called "Mormons") view angels as the messengers of God. They are sent to mankind to deliver messages, minister to humanity, teach doctrines of salvation, call mankind to repentance, give priesthood keys, save individuals in perilous times, and guide humankind.

Latter Day Saints believe that angels are former humans or the spirits of humans yet to be born, and accordingly Joseph Smith taught that "there are no angels who minister to this earth but those that do belong or have belonged to it." As such, Latter Day Saints also believe that Adam (the first man) is now the archangelMichael, and that Gabriel lived on the earth as Noah Likewise the Angel Moroni first lived in a pre-Columbian American civilization as the 5th-century prophet-warrior named Moroni.

Joseph Smith, Jr. described his first angelic encounter thus:

While I was thus in the act of calling upon God, I discovered a light appearing in my room, which continued to increase until the room was lighter than at noonday, when immediately a personage appeared at my bedside, standing in the air, for his feet did not touch the floor.

He had on a loose robe of most exquisite whiteness. It was a whiteness beyond anything earthly I had ever seen; nor do I believe that any earthly thing could be made to appear so exceedingly white and brilliant....

Not only was his robe exceedingly white, but his whole person was glorious beyond description, and his countenance truly like lightning. The room was exceedingly light, but not so very bright as immediately around his person. When I first looked upon him, I was afraid; but the fear soon left me.

Most angelic visitations in the early Latter Day Saint movement were witnessed by Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery, who both claimed (prior to the establishment of the Church[when?]) to have been visited by the prophet Moroni, the Book of Mormon prophet Nephi, John the Baptist, and the Apostles Peter, James, and John. Later, at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple, Smith and Cowdery claimed to have been visited by Jesus, and subsequently by Moses, Elias, and Elijah.

People who claimed to have received a visit by an angel include the other two of the three witnesses: David Whitmer and Martin Harris. Many other Latter Day Saints, both in the early and modern church, have claimed to have seen angels, though Smith posited that, except in extenuating circumstances such as the restoration, mortals teach mortals, spirits teach spirits and resurrected beings teach other resurrected beings.

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GOD IN A NUTSHELL

God -n- Nutshell aka, God in a Nutshell: It is eerie it so good. There is nothing like the Nutshell. The key words for God in a Nutshell are, God / Nutshell. The contents of God in a Nutshell are divided into two parts. A) God in a Nutshell Letters. B) God in a Nutshell: Satan Judgment Day for the Dragon. God in a Nutshell is written by Trey Smith. God in a Nutshell has been highly recommended by pastors and even non-religious groups throughout Colorado. God / Nutshell are two words. God / Nutshell is defined as: 1) God - Creator 2) Nutshell - a thing that a nut is inside of. The combination of the two words, God / Nutshell is what makes God in a Nutshell. God in a Nutshell is copyright Trey Smith. God in a Nutshell is wicked good. There are two things, God, and also, Nutshell. Nutshell / God. To read more about God / Nutshell, God in a Nutshell, click here. God / Nutshell are search engine friendly terms.

Official Pages of Trey Smith's novel God in a Nutshell. Chapter One, Satan:Judgment Day for the Dragon.

IS IT REAL?

Is it all real? Or, is it just a story? We leave that choice for you to decide.

BELIEFS BEHIND THE NUTSHELL

Click Here to start at the beginning of the Nutshell (called Letter One). This is a foundational overview of spirit realms and mankind. It is fully illustrated and three pages long. It is the groundwork of beliefs upon which the novel is written. It may or may not say things you want to hear; nevertheless, it simply is what it is.

CHAPTER ONE. SATAN: JUDGMENT DAY FOR THE DRAGON

 

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These pages beneath represent demons, devils and the dragon himself.

What is the Devil?

What are Demons?

What are Arch Angels?

Who was Lucifer?

Who is Satan?

What are the Seraphim?

Why was Lucifer the prince of Seraphim?

What was Lucifer, the prince of Seraphim, purpose?

How did Lucifers name become Satan?

Why did Satan attack God?

When Satan attacked God, what happened?

What are all the different types of Angels?

Why are there different types of Angels

What caused the war in the 1st heaven?

How many heavens have there been?

What are heavens?

What are all of the spirit realms?

Did God win the first fight with the devil?

Has God ever lost a fight with the devil?

What does it mean for an angel to become a demon?

Are demons really ugly? Why are they ugly?

When did Satan rise and call himself, The King of Demons?

What was the purpose of Satans empire?

What does Satans Empire of Shadows control?

What is the, Empire of Shadows?

Does Satan still fight Arch Angels?

What was the purpose of mankind?

Why is mankind made of a different material than angels and demons?

What does God want from mankind?

What does the Devil want from mankind?

The Bible says some pretty weird stuff in the beginning; What is all that about?

What are the Nephilim?


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What was the Tower of Babel?

What are Ziggurats?

What is the purpose of the pyramids?

What is the Egyptian Book of the Dead?

What are the cities of gold and the quests for them?

What was Atlantis?

What did the Mayans believe about 2012?

What is the special about the Mayan calendar?

What ancient races had star charts?

Why did ancient cultures have star charts?

Why do ancient star charts show what can only be seen with advanced telescopes?

Are there aliens?

What are aliens?

What did ancient cultures believe visited them from the sky? Aliens?

What did ancient cultures mean by Celestial Waters?

What are the boats that navigate the celestial waters?

More coming….