Some time in the past, exactly
when, we do not know, before God created man, He created angels. The writer of
Hebrews tells us about angels in Hebrews 1:7 "Who makes His angels winds, and
His ministers a flame of fire." The word Angel258
means "messenger". Psalm 103:20 states about angels "Bless Yehovah, you His
angels, mighty in strength, who perform His word, obeying the voice of His
word!" According to these passages angels were created to deliver and carry out
God’s word. There are different classes of Angels: Cherubim259
and Seraphim260. A Cherub
was posted at the entrance of the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:24). Seraphim guard the
throne of God (Isaiah 6:2-3).
Angels, are spirits who like humans have free will. While
they were created to deliver and carry out God’s word, yet, like humans, they
had a free will to not do so, to choose whether they wanted to serve God or not.
Satan, a cherub, was the first angel to rebel against God. Ezekiel 28:14-16
Tells us about Satan,
"You were the anointed cherub who covers, and I placed you
there. You were on the holy mountain of Elohim; you walked in the midst of the
stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created,
until unrighteousness was found in you. By the abundance of your trade you were
internally filled with violence, and you sinned; therefore I have cast you as
profane from the mountain of Elohim. And I have destroyed you, O covering
cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
When Satan fell he took a third of the other angels with him.
Satan in the Bible has many names. He is called ruler of the world, god of this
world, adversary, The Devil, murderer, liar, father of both, angel of the abyss,
serpent, and tempter.261
The angels who fell with him are called demons and angels.262
Now that these angels are no longer in heaven, no longer serving God, what then
do they do? They now serve Satan and spend their existence trying to destroy
God's creation. How do they do this? By pretending to be God's angels, by
disguising themselves as angels of light to deceive men and lead them astray
from God and the truth (2 Cor 11:14).
Being that this is true, how then do we distinguish from a an
angel of God, a spirit from God, and an angel from Satan pretending to be God's
messenger? If you receive an impression or a spirit appears to you as an angel
of light claiming to have a message from God, The Bible tells us that we are to
test that spirit to see if it is from God. John wrote in 1 John 4:1-3,
"Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits
to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into
the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that
Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not
confess Jesus is not from God; and this is the spirit of the antichrist, of
which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world." (1
Let’s examine this passage. John states that every spirit
which does not confess that Jesus has come in the flesh is not from God. What
does the Apostle John mean by this? To understand the answer to this, we must
examine some prophecies in the Old Testament which describe who the Messiah
Jesus Christ is in nature and in attributes. Starting with Isaiah 9:6 it states,
"For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty-God, Father-of-Eternity, Prince-of-Peace."
God through Isaiah tells us that Jesus Christ the Messiah
will be Himself Almighty-God and the Father of Eternity. In Isaiah 43:10-11 God
states to Israel the following about Himself. He states,
"‘You are My witnesses,’ declares Yehovah, ‘And My servant
whom I have chosen, in order that you may know and believe Me, and understand
that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after
Me. I, even I, am Yehovah; and there is no Savior besides Me.’"
In this passage God tells us that He is Yehovah by name and
that He and He alone is God, that there was no God formed before Him, nor will
there be any God formed after Him. He and He alone is exclusively God. This
means that He and He alone is the Father-of-eternity meaning no one came before
Him and He states that no God will come after Him. He also states that He and He
alone is Savior. Therefore God through Isaiah in Isaian 9:6 tells us that Jesus
Christ the Messiah will be Himself God-Almighty, the Father of eternity in the
Another prophecy in Isaiah 7:14 states this about the Messiah
Jesus Christ. Isaiah prophesied "Therefore Yehovah Himself will give you a sign:
Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name
Immanuel." God here through Isaiah tells us that not only will Jesus be Himself
in the flesh, but that His becoming a man will be the result of conception of a
virgin by the Holy Spirit of God, not by the seed of a man. He also tells us
that because this is true, that Jesus will be called Immanuel.263
The term "Immanuel" is a compound word and means "God-with-us." Jesus is never
called by the title Immanuel in the New Testament. This is because it is not a
title but a predicate adjective describing who Jesus is. Jesus is Yehovah God of
the Old Testament in Human flesh dwelling among us.
Matthew, in the Gospel of Matthew 1:18 states "Now the birth
of Jesus-Christ was in this way: Mary, the mother of Him, being betrothed to
Joseph before they came together [before they had sexual-intercourse] was found
to be pregnant by the Holy-Spirit." So Matthew tells us that Jesus was conceived
of not by man, but by the Holy Spirit.
When Mary became pregnant outside of wedlock, Joseph, her
fiancé, sought to put her away secretely. As He was planning this, an angel of
God spoke to him in a dream and said to him the following about the child Jesus
Mary was carrying. The Angel said "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take
Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is by the Holy-Spirit."
Thus the meaning of Jesus being born of a virgin meant that He was not conceived
of by the seed of man, but by the seed of the Holy Spirit. Then the angel
explains to Joseph what this Holy Spirit conception of the baby Jesus means in
Matthew 1:21. The Angel explains,
"‘And she will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus,
for it is He who will save His people from their sins.’"
Then Matthew continues in Matthew 1:22-23,
"Now all this took place that what was spoken by the Lord
through the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, ‘Behold, the virgin shall be
with child, and shall bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel,’ which
translated means, ‘God with us."’"
Here the angel and Matthew tells us that His name is to be
"Jesus" which means "Yehovah is Savior". He further tells us that the baby Jesus
will save us from our sins, thus telling us who Jesus is: Yehovah God in the
flesh, and that for that reason that Jesus will be called Immanuel meaning "God
with us." Thus Jesus is the only true God from eternity past who in time took on
also a full human nature through Holy Spirit conception of the Virgin Mary so
that He is now fully God and fully Man but one person and will remain so
forever. So when John in 1 John 4:1-3 tells us to test the spirits to see
whether they are from God and then tells us that if they are that,
They will confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh,
which means that Jesus is Yehovah God from eternity past who in time by Holy
Spirit conception of the virgin Mary took on a full human nature as well and is
therefore fully God and fully Man but one person and will remain so forever. Any
spirit if truly from God will also confess that Jesus came to die for our sins
by shedding His blood on the cross and then rose physical alive from the dead as
absolute proof, and is alive forevermore and that He will come again to rule
over the earth and rules over all creation in heaven.
The Apostle John tells us in the Gospel of John 1:1 & 14,
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word
was with God and the Word was God. . . . And the Word became flesh, and
dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten
from the Father, full of grace and truth."
If a spirit talks to you, this is what you do, you say to the
"In the name and in the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I
command you to tell me who Jesus is?"
If that spirit does not confess that Jesus is God our Creator
and thus Lord of Creation and the universe who in time took on a full human
nature, became flesh, through Holy Spirit conception of the virgin Mary so that
He is now and forever fully God and fully man but one person; and that He died
for our sins through shedding His blood on the cross and then rose physically
alive from the dead on the third day as absolute proof of our salvation, that
spirit is not from God, but is a demon, a fallen angel and is therefore to be
A demon, a fallen angel, servants of Satan, cannot confess
Jesus as Lord or God and will never confess that Jesus Christ is God in the
flesh and therefore fully God and fully man. They will confess that Jesus is a
man, a holy man, a good teacher, they might even say he is a god of many gods,
but they will never confess that Jesus is the only true God from eternity past
and thus Lord of all creation who in time took on a full human nature as well.
Don’t settle for anything less then the complete highlighted confession above.
If the spirit does not give you this complete confession then this is what you
do, you pray like this, you say:
"In the name and in the blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
unclean spirit, I bind your mouth and your power! In Jesus’ name I bind you and
command you to be gone forever!"
Jesus said in John 14:18 "I will not leave you as orphans, I
will come to You." Jesus lives inside of us, and therefore If He has something
to say to us, first, it will always be inwardly by the Holy Spirit through our
human spirit. Unless Jesus for His special reasons sends us an angel, Jesus will
never talk to you from outside yourself. If something does appear to you looking
like Jesus and begins talking to you, ask Him to tell you who Jesus Christ is.
It is God’s Command in His Word in 1 John 4:1-3. Jesus said in John 8:47 "He who
is of God hears the Words of God." So we are first to listen to His Word the
Bible. Anything contrary to the Word of God, Jesus says, is not from Him. If it
is truly Jesus it will line up with His word. Once in my life I had a vision of
Jesus and when he spoke to me, it came from within, not from the vision of Jesus
in front of me. He quoted Matthew 5:8 to me "Blessed are the pure in heart, for
they shall see God.