What You Need To Know about Angels

I wanted to write a piece about angels and what Jesus (and the bible) has taught us. But I knew I had to be careful not to offend anyone. My intention would not be to lead anyone away from belief in these divine beings! But there are things you need to know…

Not every one knows the difference between a holy angel and a fallen one. For instance did you know that fallen angels may appear as very beautiful and make what appear to be ‘harmless’ or cajoling or consoling suggestions? They rarely show their true nature initially! They can appear as deceased loved ones, or as kindly, old men or women, as well dressed gentlemen or as priests, or even saints!! There are many stories about this that you could read. You might want to start with the experiences of Padre Pio with the devil.

What people may forget is that what looks or sounds good, may be the source of evil.  Remember the serpent and the apple. You must listen carefully to what they ‘say’ or ‘suggest’ to work out where they are “leading you”. Holy angels lead you to faith in God because they know that He is Supreme over all. They know He created them, as He did you! They serve Him with Endless Love and holy praises and both desire and GIVE all glory to Him alone! ALL spirits should be tested first.

Each group of angels has a different mission. Our guardian angel’s mission is to ultimately help our soul to reach heaven. We make them very sad when we sin or ask for selfish things, such as worldly comforts. They want us to desire heaven! They want us to keep our heart focused on spiritual things!

The Catechism of the Catholic Church  says

“336 From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by their watchful care and intercession.202 “Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life.”203 Already here on earth the Christian life shares by faith in the blessed company of angels and men united in God. (1020) (Taken from: http://www.usccb.org)

Secondly, in order to know the difference between a holy angel and a fallen one (which is actually a demon or devil- which is what ALL fallen angels are…) we have to remain in a state of * grace and to be knowledgeable about what God truly desires of us. True angels do NOT desire worship of themselves. They would rebuke this. If you continue to do this, you will cause them anguish, grief and misery. (Unless they are actually fallen angels in disguise)…Why?
Because they know that all glory belongs to God alone and that angel worship is FORBIDDEN in the Bible!

Here is just one of several passages that emphasise this:

Colossians 2:18-20
[18] Let no man seduce you, willing in humility, and religion (worship) of angels, walking in the things which he hath not seen, in vain puffed up by the sense of his flesh, [19] And not holding the head, from which the whole body, by joints and bands, being supplied with nourishment and compacted, groweth unto the increase of God! [20] If then you be dead with Christ from the elements of this world, why do you yet decree as though living in the world?

And to help understand what this means, read below from the footnotes (Douay-Rheims Bible):

[18] Willing: That is, by a self willed, self invented, superstitious worship, falsely pretending humility, but really proceeding from pride. Such was the worship, that many of the philosophers (against whom St. Paul speaks, ver. 8) paid to angels or demons, by sacrificing to them, as carriers of intelligence betwixt God and men; pretending humility in so doing, as if God was too great to be addressed by men; and setting aside the mediatorship of Jesus Christ, who is the head both of angels and men. Such also was the worship paid by the ancient heretics, disciples of Simon and Menander, to the angels, whom they believed to be makers and lords of this lower world. This is certain, that they whom the apostle here condemns, did not hold the head, (ver. 19,) that is, Jesus Christ, and his mediatorship; and therefore what he writes here no way touches the Catholic doctrine and practice, of desiring our good angels to pray to God for us, through Jesus Christ. St. Jerome [Epist. ad Algas.] understands by the religion or service of angels, the Jewish teachers, who sought to subject the new Christians to the observance of the Mosaic law.

It is equally forbidden to consult mediums, psychics, magicians (demonic) hypnotists, and fortune-tellers who have NO place in the kingdom of heaven. It is not disputed that some of these people obtain other worldly knowledge or power! No, many have it alright…but this power is from evil spirits and fallen angels! Although they aren’t necessarily aware of this themselves. They will lead you to hell. They will speak of love and light and nice stuff- but not of God. They will use flattery on you too. They will not worship the One True Triune God or lead you ever to do so.

It is very dangerous to ever invite or enter into any encounter with an evil angel deliberately. You are playing with fire! They are cunning too. I know a young woman who consulted a “bible quoting medium” and within about 2 weeks ended up in a psychiatric hospital. She continues to appear to be badly affected by evil spirits (1 or more, we aren’t sure) and the only thing which brings her any relief are Sacramentals and a priestly blessing and anointing. She knows exactly what started it.

We therefore must not seek to encounter or see angels for the sake of titillation either. We MAY however ask the holy angels which serve God to intercede (pray) for us and to help us to know, love and serve Him! We should be grateful when they do so.

I had a friend who engaged in angel worship, and as she read books about the topic, she thought she desired to know everything she could to use them- mainly to gain power for herself. But her information was all twisted and back to front-even calling the archangels feminine spirits! She was unknowingly reading a book written by demons. Not all inspired knowledge is from God. When her sister became gravely ill, she told me she was praying to the angels. She was heart-broken and felt desperate; I wanted to tell her (and regret not doing so) that only God could help her sister!

Forget praying to angels- go to the Man at the Top! He alone can save the body and the soul!

If you are worried any of these descriptions describe you, do not despair. But do sincerely ask  yourself: Do you really even know the Creator of ALL things? Have you prayed to angels and ignored the Head of All the Angels? Did you know it offends God? If so, you need to talk to God and beg for forgiveness with sincerity of heart. You need to ask Him to help you to know, love and serve Him better. Ask Him to guide you in starting a new relationship with Him through Jesus. It’s what’s been missing in your life- I promise! And pray for Protection from Deceptions*

All power is in Him alone and He is infinitely more powerful than any fallen angel/devil.

Knowing God will fill you with joy and bring you to a place where you’ll always see angels!

Here is a Message from The Mother of God about Angels: (Taken from mdmlastprophet.com)

Mother of Salvation: God’s angels can be asked to pray for you but never to grant you powers

Sunday, 30 November 2014 @ 17:20 Message 1279
My dear children, you must never pray to God’s angels, for they are His servants and strive only to give glory to God and to do His Most Holy Will.  Prayer is an act of worship and when you call on God’s angels, within His Heavenly Hierarchy, it must always be with the intention of asking them to pray for you.  If you try to communicate with the Heavenly Hierarchy of Angels, then it must only be to ask for their assistance and guidance so that you can do God’s Most Holy Will.
To those of you who believe that you will receive powers from God’s angels then you are mistaken.
The power given to angels can come only from God and you must never use them as a substitute for praying to Him.
So many souls try to communicate with angels today for selfish reasons and to obtain powers that have nothing to do with God. An obsession with angels can lead to a terrible discontent because this can attract the spirit of evil if you are not careful.
When calling on God’s angels to help you, you must always bless yourself first with Holy Water and then ask them for assistance, in the name of Jesus Christ. If you do not do this and use any object, which is not associated with Christianity, when calling on angels for their help, then this could invite the spirit of evil into your life. Once this happens you will find it almost impossible to eradicate it.
A pre-occupation with communicating with angels can lead to dabbling in the occult. Once this happens, you will attract those angels who were cast out of Heaven by my Heavenly Father. They now roam the Earth in the hundreds of thousands, seeking a home. Souls who leave themselves open to their influence can quickly become entangled in a spiritual world that is not of God. Once you embrace the underworld you will have no peace. These fallen angels will entice you into a web of deceit.
First of all you will feel a sense of hope and then a belief that you can control all aspects of your life, with the help of such angels. Eventually you will, mistakenly, believe that you are in full control of your own destiny. Every false notion of peace will fill your minds but, soon afterwards, you will feel a terrible wretchedness.
Dabbling with such spirits that you believe to be angels of God, but who do not belong in His Kingdom, will lead you into engaging with the occult, which will blind you to the Truth and destroy your soul.
God does not grant His angels permission to give you gifts because these can only come from Him. God’s angels can be asked to pray for you but never to grant you worldly goods or spiritual powers. When you idolize angels and seek out these things you are guilty of breaking the First Commandment of God.
Your beloved Mother
Mother of Salvation

*Crusade Prayer (146) Protection against deception

Dear Mother of Salvation, protect me with the Grace of protection against deceptions, created by Satan to destroy the faith of Christians. Protect us against those who are the enemies of God. Keep us safe from lies and heresy, used to weaken our love for your Son. Open our eyes to untruths, deception and every attempt we may encounter to encourage us to deny the Truth. Amen.

*A state of grace is when the soul is united to God- without any serious, grave/mortal sins on its soul.
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DonnaLiane

Catholic mother of seven children. Crusade prayer warrior in Jesus' Final Mission to save souls.