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Stars of the Heavenly Counsel. «Final Testing Ground», Part 3

Introduction

So, we got to the third part of this interesting topic, which Heavenly Father began to activate in His people at these last times. For each revelation there is timing and pace, not just lumping everything together.» In the Scripture the revelations from God and His Word is often compared with spiritual food, and it is not an accident. Here is a very important principle. There is a definite order in our physical food intake as we grow. At first, it is strictly dairy food. Then gradually a baby is given complementary vegetable, and later, meat food. In the future, although a baby does not completely switch to a meat diet, its body is fully adapted and it can successfully digest those two types of food. But dairy food at a point of time becomes useless, and then even harmful. The same principle is applied to the spiritual food, since the Scripture itself divides our spiritual food into these categories:

Hebrews 5:11 of whom we have much to say, and hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing.

12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.

13 For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.

14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Each believer in the Lord Almighty has their own spiritual age and their own history in Him and with Him. And this also applies to the whole Body of the Messiah. Despite its fragmentation, different understanding and various interpretations even of the most fundamental things, nevertheless, there is a certain conventional spiritual age of both the Bride of Yeshua the Messiah and of the people of the Almighty, on a whole. There is a certain “levelized” spiritual age at an every given moment of time. On leaving Egypt, it was not even a nursery yet, but only preparation for it. At the moment of entering into the Promised Land – Kna’an – this was exactly the beginning of the “kindergarten” period. Since the moment of David’s reign over united Israelite Kingdom and the construction of the Temple, the people of the Almighty, kind of, went into school. And since the time of Yeshua’s resurrection, the outpouring of the Spirit on the Shavuot Feast, and the beginning of the God’s Kingdom Good News spreading to all the peoples — the people of the Almighty graduated and joined the institute of a “higher education”, while having on-the-job training “in the fields”, so to speak. Studying in a spiritual institute always presupposes spending lots of time in the fields, it is not only “theoretical”. Now, some time ago, the people of the Almighty entered a PhD programme, where they are now completing their courses and getting ready for the final exam. And now the time has come for the Heavenly Father to reveal such deep mysteries and to gives such serious revelations within a framework of this “spiritual institute” that were not available for us prior, that were sealed up to these days.

It is impossible for everybody to have the same spiritual level, because each one of us has their own spiritual age, their spiritual walk with the Lord, their calling from the Lord, all of these plays quite a significant role. Consequently, what is revealed to the one is not necessarily revealed to another. At least, to the same degree. For this reason, I’m not going to persuade anyone proving them something to be true. I will let the Almighty do this, revealing and confirming with His Spirit what is true, what is from Him. This is not a “matter of salvation”, many spiritual children would say, making it their argument, and looking at everything they come across, through this very prism. Although, this is a matter of understanding the fullness of the Heavenly Father’s plans, as well as, the understanding of who we really are in Yeshua the Messiah. Using this, God plans to take us to the level of spiritual power and authority, that we will need in order to fulfil His perfect will in a difficult time. Having this in mind, I think it is appropriate to quote the following words from the Scripture:

1 Corinthians 2:6 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory,

1 Corinthians 14:37 If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are the commandments of the Lord. 38 But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

I do not want to offend anyone, but these are the facts and I am just stating the obvious. Even if a person individually is on a very high spiritual level and in a very close relationships with the Almighty, still many revelations can be sealed for them “until the time of the end”, as it was said to the prophet Daniel. The reason is that all of this is connected with the spiritual age of the people of the Almighty, on a whole. And right now there is a time, when many seals are being opened, and various pieces of the big puzzle become more or less clear. We need those pieces to comprehend everything that is happening now and especially what is going to happen. This is necessary in order to have a correct understanding of the “time of the end” on the basis of the Scriptures where it is described all the major spiritual events and on going processes, so that the enemy cannot “deceive… even the elect”, which of course, he always tries to do. And most importantly, that on the basis of these revelations we can come to a deeper understanding of who we are in Him. As through His revelations our Heavenly Father increases faith in us, so we can establish and expand His Kingdom here on earth.

Recently, Heavenly Father began to accelerate the educative process of His people, while purifying and sifting them. On one hand, much of what started to open right now are just forgotten old ways, but on a deeper and advanced level. Using bonds of religion, human traditions and heresies, the enemy tried to disrupt the learning processes of the Messiah’s Bride and the people of the Almighty, on the whole. Those revelations are just dangerous for satan and his kingdom, since they promote the children of the Almighty to higher levels of authority and power, that are simply unattainable for him.

Heavenly and earthly Atonement

I think that the issue of our life before the incarnation here on earth, which many call the «pre-existence of souls» is one of the important topics. It gives us an understanding on a deeper level not only of who we were before, but of the origin of sin and universal conflict on its global scale, broader than just this earthly period of 6-7 thousand years. This is a short, though still extremely important run in this confrontation, as well as in the redemption of all creation. But here it is important to understand the CONTEXT, which was mentioned in the Foreword of this edition. In fact, what Heavenly Father accomplished through His Son Yeshua is not just redemption by the Blood, i.e. His life (and we remember that blood “is the life of all flesh») of the living (and lived) on earth, but something larger and more substantial. The Earthly Mishkan or Tabernacle is just an earthly component, but there is also a heavenly component. If Yeshua “finished everything” here on earth, why then the Heavenly Tabernacle still exists? After all, Yeshua did not just bring His Atonement Blood before the Father’s Throne, as it is written in the book of Hebrews, it also says that He ministers there as a priest. He intercedes for all of us, and also fulfil other duties of the chief Kohen or the High Priest. And what the chief Kohen was to do on earth, we know from the Scriptures.

It is important to note that on the completion of the Messiah’s earthly mission, His priesthood just began. And not only the Earth, but also the Heaven needed redemption, i.e.first of all, all those Heavenly beings, who manifested their doubts or were somehow involved in the heavenly riot, though being deceived or seduced, as well as those contaminated by death, which touched all the living in one way or another. His main goal is to redeem ALL the creation and reconcile it to Himself again:

Colossians 1:20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

God’s Word translation (GW):

God was also pleased to bring everything on earth and in heaven back to himself through Christ. He did this by making peace through Christ’s blood sacrificed on the cross.

God’s Word translation (GW):

Ephesians 2:16 He also brought them back to God in one body by his cross, on which he killed the hostility

These verses of the Scriptures, like many others, have several levels of interpretation, including the one we reviewed above.

The rebellion and the subsequent confrontation arose both in the Heaven and on earth, and therefore it was not enough to expel the rebels from Heaven. This was not enough to restore purity: the Heaven should be redeemed and cleansed. After all, the conflict arose not only between the Heavenly beings, who remained faithful to the Almighty, and between those, who sided with the fallen Kerub and left with him. The conflict also arose between the Heavenly beings, who did not sin, and those, who one way or another was involved in the conflict, but by the grace of the Father and the action of His Spirit, changed their minds and did not pass the «point of no return». Even the Heavenly tshuva of Heavenly beings, i.e., repentance and turning to the Father, is not enough. As well as on earth. As we remember, «and without shedding of blood there is no remission». There should be blood sacrifice. And only the Blood of the Son of the Almighty, Yeshua the Messiah, could do this. Only His Blood could bring cleansing and redemption, on earth as well as in Heaven. Only His sacrifice, His Blood was able to bring complete reconciliation between Heavenly beings, who remained faithful and those who “stumbled”, but did not fall completely and totally. In reality, the issue is much deeper here, but we will discuss it later. There is another very important aspect worth mentioning here, but later is fine, since it does not affect our understanding that much, but still it is important for seeing the whole picture.

And here is another interesting moment related to this topic, the Holy Spirit drew my attention to it when I was getting ready with this material. He paid attention to the mean of his execution, to the cross of Yeshua the Messiah. It is all started from the Scripture verse, where it is said, “cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”. Yeshua died not on earth, but being exalted, elevated above the earth. He made His atoning sacrifice, so to say, “between Heaven and Earth,” and this is a province of all. This important prophetic act speaks of the redemption by the Blood of the Son of the Almighty both for Heavenly and Earthly beings.

Many readers might have questions about the following. According to some verses in the Scriptures, in their current position, people redeemed by the Lord, have a higher spiritual authority than the “Angels of the Almighty”. And so they are wondering whether it is good to desire to be like Angels if we are positionally much higher in Yeshua now? In order to answer this question correctly, one must first understand some terms and concepts, as well as what actually happened. Let’s start by unveiling the mystery who are those Angels and other Heavenly beings in general. If we understand this , then many other “incomprehensible” things will settle by itself.

Who are the Angels according to the Scripture

First of all, I want you to understand that the term “angel” or “malak” in Hebrew means not just an “angel” as a heavenly being, but: a messenger, ambassador, herald. The word malak in Scriptures may refer to the prophets of the Almighty, as well as to those who were sent as an ambassadors or as a herald. Here are just a few of such “earthly” malak(s):

Genesis 32:6 Then the messengers (mal-a-kim, pl.) returned to Jacob, saying, “We came to your brother Esau, and he also is coming to meet you…

Numbers 20:14 Now Moses sent messengers (mal-a-kim, pl.) from Kadesh to the king of Edom. “Thus says your brother Israel: ‘You know all the hardship that has befallen us,

Joshua7: 22 So Joshua sent messengers (mal-a-kim, pl.), and they ran to the tent; and there it was, hidden in his tent, with the silver under it.

Isaiah 42:19 Who is blind but My servant,Or deaf as My messenger (malak)whom I send? Who is blind as he who is perfect,And blind as the Lord’s servant?

Therefore, malak is a messenger, ambassador, herald. And if you want to know whose messenger, then read in the context. Often it is written “Malak Elohim” or “Malak Yahweh”. Also, the word «malak» has the same root as another Hebrew word: «melaká, which means «workmanship, occupation. Therefore, the word «malá may mean someone sent by the Almighty, and who is a workman, a professional in his field, the one, who is able to complete their mission.

An “angel” is a very generic concept that is assumed by the majority of people as a certain Heavenly creature. In the spiritual realm there is an enormous number of the Heavenly being created by the Almighty. Here exists their own hierarchy, and we know very little about it. Nevertheless, the Almighty saw it as necessary to put this in the Holy Scriptures. From the Scriptures we know about saraphs (“seraphim”), kerubs (“cherubims”), Archangels and “Princes”: Sar” in Hebrew, etc. Heavenly beings can differ from one another externally and in strength, glory, power – depending on their calling and tasks for which they were created.

I am not going to dive into “Angelology” now, but I will focus more on such a group of Heavenly beings that are called in the Scriptures «sons of Elohim» or the «sons of the Most High». This is a special category of Heaven dwellers out of which a power structure formed that is called the Heavenly Council. All of them are sons of their Heavenly Father. Scripture does not give their exact features or characteristics, etc., but there are many verses where we can read about their status in relation to other Heavenly beings, their calling and their authority. In the Scriptures they are also referred to as the “assembly of the elohim,” i.e., the “assembly of the gods. They are not “those” gods who sinned and became idols, but those who are the children of the Heavenly Father, who earlier were, and are now in His Heavenly Council. These “sons of Elohim”, “the sons of the Most High” are also called in Scriptures: “watchmen,” “watchers,” and “stars.” Here, I ask you not to confuse these “Watchmen” or “Watchers” of the Councils of the Most High with those who are often called “Guardian Angels,” which some believe were sent to protect the first people, and from whom the Nephilims were born. According to the Scriptures, these Heavenly beings are also sons of the Most High: Bney Et-ha-Elohim (Genesis, 6 chapter). About them and what happened before the Flood of Noah, we will talk in a separate chapter later on.

Sons of God (Bney Elohim) — Heavenly Council

The sons of the Most High or Bene Elohim are the children of the Heavenly Father, who from the moment of their being were closest to Him, had a special authority and were in His Heavenly Council. The sons of the Most High are also referred to as “morning stars” or just “stars” in the Scriptures. They were there at the moment of the earth creation, when its foundations were laid:

Job 38:4 “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.

5 Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?

6 To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,

7 When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God (bene Elohim) shouted for joy?

The Sons of the Most High should stand before their Heavenly Father, who is the Head of this Heavenly Council:

Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God (bene Elohim) came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.

Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God (bene Elohim) came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord.

Psalm 89:6 For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty (bene Elohim) can be likened to the Lord?

7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, And to be held in reverence by all those around Him.

Exodus 15:11 “Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods (elohim)? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?

Psalm 97:9 For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods (elohim).

Whom did the “son of the morning” want to draw, whom did he want to lead? Let’s read:

Isaiah 14:12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!

13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation (elohim) On the farthest sides of the north;

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’

Son of the Dawn” was an “overshadowing kerub”: beautiful, wise, with great intelligence, having tremendous strength and power. But he was not in the status of a “son of the Most High” (ben Elohim). He was a Heavenly being — a kerub (“cherub”, eng.). He had four wings and a ministry of the“overshadowing”, because of his ministry he was extremely close to the Creator, Himself. But after the lawlessness was conceived inside of him, he began to dream, among other things, to subordinate to his power the sons of the Most High, to become the head of their Heavenly Council and to become similar to the Most High Himself. According to the Scriptures the “son of the morning” was neither a “morning star” nor a “star”, but he began to dream of putting himself, his throne, as a symbol of his power and authority, higher than the power and authority of the sons of the Most High:

13 ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation (elohim) On the farthest sides of the north;

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’

And this plan was a success, but partially:

Revelation 12:3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads.

4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth.

One third of the sons of the Almighty were deceived by a fallen kerub, who was contaminated with a virus of sin. How many other Heavenly creatures fell, as well as those, who lived here on earth is not known. In Genesis 1:1, we see the creation of a perfect world, we talked about this in the previous chapters. Before the first Flood, the sons of the Almighty, “Bney Elohim”, lived in Heaven, as well as many other Heavenly beings, often referred to as Angels, although this is not exactly true. Among those Heavenly creatures were six-winged saraphs, four-winged kerubs, etc. They are nowhere called “angels” in the Scriptures. This is about the heavenly realm. An angel, as we mentioned earlier, is simply a “messenger, an ambassador”, also this is a commonly used, generalized term for the Heavenly beings in the Books of the New Testament. On the earth before Adam there lived sons and daughters of the Almighty, as well as various creatures and being, but we will discuss it in detail later. Heavenly sons and daughters interacted with their earthly brothers and sisters, helping them in their formation and development. This is a separate topic, worth investigating and it will shed some light on what is happening with Israel, her role in the world history and her relations with other nations, and so much more. We will talk about this later, patience, my friends.

As for now, I would like to note that the Heavenly sons of the Almighty were given an authority from the Heavenly Father for a certain period of His Earthly children formation. They were given authority to govern and to execute certain powers, which are usually exercised by “magistrates”, to resolve certain disputes and issues and to regulate certain relations in the «Earth» department. When satan sinned and “set the wheels of sin in motion,” he began to take astray many of the sons of the Almighty. Some of them by succumbing to it gradually began to subvert their judgements and the government entrusted to them. The fallen «son of the morning», because of his pride, ambitions and envy, brought division into the Heavenly Family, and he continues to do it these days, but in relation to the earthly families. He hates this very concept of the family.

When part of the stars or sons of the Almighty were thrown to earth thanks to a fallen kerub, following him in his footsteps, the other part remained faithful to the Heavenly Father. But there were those, who to some extend “doubted” or “stumbled”, chose the wrong way, began to subvert their judgements to one degree or another, and exercise unrighteous governance of the country. The 82nd Psalm is a special Psalm, where a special Heavenly congregation is described, where the Almighty “debriefs” with His Sons, rebuking them for their unrighteous acts and decisions. The sons of the Most High had the status of judges, and were appointed to judge and rule on earth even before the First Flood that is described in Genesis 1:2.

At this special meeting of the sons of the Most High (Bney Elohim), the Heavenly Father convicted those of His sons, who had wondered from the truth and pronounced His sentence, which was, nevertheless, a manifestation of His mercy. In relation to those sons, who were in the “Heavenly Counsel”, as well as in the “Counsel” in charge of the earthly worlds, those who acted unrighteously and were worthy of a righteous judgement and an exile, the Almighty pronounced His verdict to them. The judgement upon them was, that they would be given a chance to return what they had lost, though they are elohim or gods, they would become mortal as “humans”. During this test, they would receive physical bodies “weakened by sin,” which would have so to say a utilization period.

Before the fall in Heaven, such thing as “death” did not exist at all or perhaps it existed somewhere in “theory”. And we have already spoke about this in the very first part. The whole Psalm speaks about justice, and that one of the fundamental principles of the Kingdom of Heaven was mudded, the nature of the Creator was doubted and the foundation of His Throne was shaken. The Almighty decided to restore the justice that is synonymous with a righteous judgement — the quality of DIN, but at the same time showing His other fundamental quality — goodness, or CHECED in Hebrew.

Psalm 82:1 A Psalm of Asaph. God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods.

2 How long will you judge unjustly, And show partiality to the wicked? Selah

3 Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.

4 Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked.

5 They do not know, nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are unstable.

6 I said, “You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High.

7 But you shall die like men, And fall like one of the princes.”

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Psalm 82:1 God takes his place in his own assembly. He pronounces judgment among the gods:

2 “How long are you going to judge unfairly? How long are you going to side with wicked people?” Selah

3 Defend weak people and orphans. Protect the rights of the oppressed and the poor.

4 Rescue weak and needy people. Help them escape the power of wicked people.

5 Wicked people do not know or understand anything. As they walk around in the dark, all the foundations of the earth shake.

6 I said, “You are gods. You are all sons of the Most High.

7 You will certainly die like humans and fall like any prince.”

8 Arise, O God! Judge the earth, because all the nations belong to you.

We know from the Scriptures that the mercy of the Almighty balances out His righteous judgement or justice, but still mercy is greater, it «triumphs over judgement». Therefore, Heavenly Father, according to His Plan tried to give a chance to those, who did not harden their hearts completely, those who were able to hear the voice of His Spirit, though they chose the side of the fallen kerub. We will talk about this later in detail, but for now consider something else that is connected with the sons of the Most High — Bney Elohim or gods.

Although after all these events the Counsel of Heaven depleted significantly, nevertheless, it continued its activities:

Daniel 4:17 ‘This decision is by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.’

We already mentioned earlier the passages from the book of Job:

Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God (bene Elohim) came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.

Job 2:1 Again there was a day when the sons of God (bene Elohim) came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord.

And another passage about the Heavenly Counsel:

1 Kings 22:19 Then Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by, on His right hand and on His left.

20 And the Lord said, ‘Who will persuade Ahab to go up, that he may fall at Ramoth Gilead?’ So one spoke in this manner, and another spoke in that manner.

21 Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, and said, ‘I will persuade him.’

22 The Lord said to him, ‘In what way?’ So he said, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And the Lord said, ‘You shall persuade him, and also prevail. Go out and do so.’

Sons of the Most High — Judges

The sons of the Almighty received from His Heavenly Father the right to exercise judgement, to hear the case and make certain decisions. We can notice this in various places in the Scriptures:

Daniel 7:9 “I watched till thrones were put in place, And the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, And the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, Its galgals ( whirlwinds) a burning fire;

10 A fiery stream issued And came forth from before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, And the books were opened.

Who are those thrones for, who are judges? One might even ask: “And who are the judges?” The events take place during the prophet Daniel times and describe the events of the so-called “last days,” shortly before Yeshua the Messiah was given authority from the Heavenly Father (Matthew 28:18). Remember the previous verses from Psalm 82, as well as from Daniel 4 chapters. The “sons of the Most High” or “gods”, Bney Elohim, they are the judges, whom the Father delegated to a certain extent. Then the right to judge will be given to “the saints”, i.e. powers will be devolved on representatives, just read:

Daniel 7:18 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.’

Pay attention to the word “but”. Only after four beasts, i.e. four world Empires would arise, only then the power would be given to the “One like the Son of Man”. And then though Him it would be given to “the saints of the Most High,” i.e. to those born on earth and regained their status of a “son of the Most High”, by returning to the Heavenly Father. “The Son of the Most High” does not mean to become the son of Heavenly Father AGAIN by RECONCILING with Him, it also means, along with this reconciliation to receive the power and authority of the sons: the power of Bney Elohim”:

John 1:12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

Through Yeshua the Messiah comes not only an adoption, as the fact of getting a FAMILY, but also a status of a family member with their authority and power. Remember the parable of the prodigal son, when he returned, his father put a ring on his finger — a symbol of the father’s authority.

A hint pointing to the right and a calling to administer justice, as a part of the Bene Elohim position, we can already see in early Israel:

Exodus 21:6 then his master shall bring him to the judges (elohim). He shall also bring him to the door, or to the doorpost, and his master shall pierce his ear with an awl; and he shall serve him forever.

In His divine plan Heavenly Father wanted to prepare His children for the fulfilment of this calling and He gradually was making his people aware of what to do in order to achieve it.

Remember the situation when Mosheh and Aaron were about to meet the Pharaoh, and what the Most High said then:

Exodus 4:15 Now you shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth. And I will be with your mouth and with his mouth, and I will teach you what you shall do.

16 So he shall be your spokesman to the people. And he himself shall be as a mouth for you, and you shall be to him as God (elohim).

In this passage of Scripture it is said that the Most High will speak directly to Mosheh and Aaron, but it is Mosheh who is given an AUTHORITY of Elohim. But it is also possible, and from the point of view this is absolutely plausible to read this as follows: and “you shall be to him elohim”, i.e. the Heavenly Counsel, consisting of “gods” / “elohim”, that are the sons of the Most High. It’s like in Daniel 4:17, when a verdict of the Counsel of Heaven was read to Nebuchadnezzar by one of the sons of the Most High, and the prophet Daniyyel, like Aaron, simply voiced. Why is it true? Because it was said earlier that the Almighty will «put the words in his mouth». This is like the Counsel of Heaven, when the Spirit of the Almighty prompts His sons the right decisions, letting them voice it. Heavenly Father himself does not need any “prompts”. Therefore, in this case, according to the context, it would be accurate to accept “elohim” as the sons of the Most High in their status of judges. What’s more, it were judgements of the Most High proclaimed, when Pharaoh refused to let Israel go.

Gods” or “Sons of the Most High” and Angels

Psalm 82:6 I said, “You are gods (elohim). And all of you are children of the Most High.

So “Bney Elohim” or “Bney Elyown” are the sons of the Most High, the sons of the Heavenly Father. This is not just “superiors and subordinates” relationship, this is about FAMILY. And it is the family of the Heavenly Father is His Heavenly Counsel. Many might have a question: what about the other Heavenly beings: “Angels”, Kerubs, saraphs- who are they? Are they “sons” or just ministers? One might have this question based of the following passage of Scripture:

Hebrews 1:13 But to which of the angels has He [God]ever said: “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool”?

14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?

And this is of course an important issue. I would not call it a question of “life and death”, but, still it is important for understanding the Father’s plan concerning the “seed of promise”, in relation to the Bride of the Messiah, and plan of redemption on the whole. Without this understanding, many verses in the Scriptures seem to be “redundant,” and it is not entirely clear, where attach them in order not to “spoil the whole image”.

And all of this is connected with the truth about the Body of the Messiah and revelation about the “sons of the Most High”. Before the creation of Adam they were and are the FAMILY of the Heavenly Father, i.e. the Heavenly Counsel of the “Watchers”,“Watchmen” that are the Judges on thrones near the Great Throne, where the Almighty, the Heavenly Father is seated. This truth was intentionally sealed and hidden. This was done because on understands this, just one step is left to get to the biblical concept of the “Testing Ground”, about which we actually speak here.

That is why when those passages are discussed different view and opinions are shared, some of which has nothing to do with the heavenly reality. As for the position of the Angels, the “ministering spirits”, we will talk about this later. As for now I will try to shed some light on some very important aspects of the “sons of the Most High”: “Bney Elohim”, in the Scriptures they are simply referred to as “gods” or elohim”.

«Morning Stars»

The Sons of the Most High in the Scriptures are called “morning stars” or simply “stars”, as we already mentioned it:

Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God (bene Elohim) shouted for joy?

The concept of a “morning star” is not just “something beautiful and related to romance,” but according to the Scriptures it is a prophetic symbol of the power of the spiritual light, and of the spiritual authority: no more and no less. Stars are the sources of light, and a“morning star” is now associated with the “planet” Venus, called the “Messiah’s star” in ancient Israel. By this name in the religious Jewish world, it is known even now. All this is because her light in the morning hours is 15 times brighter than the light of all other stars. And that is why Yeshua said of Himself:

Revelation 22:16 …I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”

Angels, as ministering spirits are nowhere in the Scripture called stars, only the sons of the Most High. “Hosts of Heaven” consist of both the sons of the Most High and the “ministering spirits” of various strength, authority and calling. All of them together can be called Angels of the Most High, as we know «angels» in original Hebrew are «messengers with a special commission». Stars” in the Scripture are simply called the sons of the Almighty or “Bney Elohim” or just “elohim”. They stand out as a separate category of Heavenly beings, though they are also a part of this “Hosts of Heaven. They can be mentioned separately:

Deuteronomy 4:19 And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them, which the Lord your God has given to all the peoples under the whole heaven as a heritage.

Daniel 8:10 And it grew up to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and some of the stars to the ground, and trampled them.

In the first verse, we can only see an indirect hint, in the second there is a confirmation of this. In the context of an entire passage, we are talking about animated beings and moreover, about the beings of Heaven, and only indirectly it talks about believers, born on earth. This verse from Dan. 8:10 clearly separates the concept of “the host of heaven” and the “stars”.

Initial chapters of the book of Hebrews explain to us the difference between Yeshua the Messiah and Angels of the Most High, but there are several interesting and important passages that mention not only this:

Hebrews 2:5 For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels.

Hebrews 2:16 For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.

«give aid, help»: επιλαμβάνεται (epilambánomai)take responsibility on Himself,

Translation options: to lay hold of, take hold of, seize.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Hebrews 2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

If in the 5th verse we see this indirectly, then in the next one we see that this verse refers not only to Yeshua the Messiah, but in general to the “seed of Abraham”. The «seed» in this passage is in singular form, in the context we can understand that we talk here about Yeshua the Messiah. However, we know that through Yeshua many receive restoration to this status, as those who were lost. It is also written that through Yeshua, those reconciled with the Father become heirs of the promises given to Abraham. They become heirs, that is specifically points to children. So, this verse speaks about a special status of the descendants of Abraham, i.e. the children of the Most High. We will look at this in detail in the following parts.

In the New Testament the term “angel” means a heavenly being, while in the Tanach the term “angel” (“malak” in Hebrew) simply means a messenger or an ambassador, and only in the context we can understand, what the author actually talks about. Because of the language issue and translation many believers in general have such an understanding of an «angel» concept. One of the main reasons, why this happened was due to the Greek language. Greeks understood it not only as a messenger or an ambassador, but just as a heavenly being, usually with wings. Greek mythology contributed to this way of thinking greatly. That’s why, an angel” in the New Testament is, first of all, a Heavenly being, which can either be a ministering spirit” or a “son of the Most High”, sons who were THEN, when the earthly world just created. Such are the special features of the language of the Scripture. Original language makes things easier to understand and see them clearer.

Let’s study more issues concerning the “sonship”. To be a son of the Almighty, “ben Elohim”, does not necessarily mean to be “Citius, Altius, Fortius!”: it is a “carnal interpretation, of course. The Son of the Most High title first of all speaks about the level of closeness with the Creator as with the Heavenly Father, as well as, the level of spiritual authority. For example, heavenly beings that are very close to the Creator — saraphs and kerubs, can be “faster, higher, stronger”, but these are their functional qualities for the ministry, they are entrusted with. They are not robots, they have a freedom of choice. They are beings that have the strength, power and authority given to them. There is a passage in Scripture, where the one called an Angel spoke with a prophet about that:

Revelation 19:9 Then he [Angel] said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.”

10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Yeshua. Worship God! For the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy.”

Revelation 22:8 Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.

9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

When reading the context we can’t say for sure, whether this «angel» was only a «ministering spirit» with an important mission or it was a «son of the Most High» sent for the same purpose. Both of them are our co-workers. I, personally, incline towards the «first option.» That’s why our attitude to “angels” as “ministering spirits” should be primarily as to the “co-workers”, who minister our Heavenly Father, just as we do. They serve us, help us, protect us, they obediently fulfil the will of the Heavenly Father in relation to us, and we must at least be very grateful for their deeds and obedience. Together we have a common cause: each doing their part.

About saraphs, for example, there are very few passages in general mentioning them, but it says nowhere that they are “sons”. About kerubs that have four wings, nothing is said about them either. There is only one episode from the prophet Isaiah book some may refer to:

Isaiah 14:12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!

13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’

Here, the “overshadowing kerub” is called “son of the morning.” In the original language it is: «Helél ben Sháchar.» Helél in various dictionaries means the “shining one (star)” dawn, ben son, and shachar is dawn, early, morning. Although the word helel is usually translated as the morning dawn, still it is based on a tradition, and we are now sure where it comes from. The word itself originates from praise in its various manifestations. Also, the concepts of the morning” and the “dawn” are close in meaning. Therefore, one of the possible and correct translations would be: praising son of the morning/ dawn.

The Hebrew word koháv is always translated in Tanakh like a star. Dawn, as we understand, is not a star, it’s like abeginning of the light” associated with a twilight, when the light is still far fromthe strongest powerful” self. Nowhere in Hebrew а “son of the morning” was called a star, koháv.

כֹּוכָב (koháv)a star.

A Star Fallen”

Someone might recall an episode from the 9th chapter of the Revelation, where a«fallen star» appears. And many understand it as Satan or a so-called «fallen angel.» But this is not exactly so:

Revelation 9:1 Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit.

Then we see a name of this «star»:

Revelation 9:11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name Apollyon.

I came across such an “argument” that Abaddon (in Hebrew) or Apollyon (in Greek) is “one of the names of an ex-Lucifer,” who became satan, i.e. an adversary. But this is true if we talk about it very figuratively. So, in general, by name satan we can call any evil spirit and any wicked one, and, actually, it makes sense. Because by “satan” we mean an adversary, the one opposed to the Almighty. But if we understand by him precisely the “son of the morning”, the fallen kerub, then this is not exactly true. The ancient serpent is called «the prince of the power of the air» or rather, «in the lower air we breath«, if we would translate this verse literally . Abaddon, as it is written, is a king of Sheol, often translated as “hell”, the sovereign ruler over another office”, so to say. He is the king of those creatures that are called locusts and according to their description, they are very similar to the Nephilim or hybrids. We will talk about Abaddon and his role in the universal riot later in more detail. For now, I’ll just say that he is one of the fallen sons of the Most High, and in terms of his power, he was one of the “very best,” but more later.

So, this “son of the morning is neither a “star” nor a “morning”, although he wishes to … As for the “morning star” term , let’s read another passage:

Revelation 2:26 And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—

27 ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’— as I also have received from My Father;

28 and I will give him the morning star.

What does it mean: “I will give the morning star”? Just think about it. God can give a new name: Revelation 2:17, He can give to eat from the tree of life: Rev.2:7, etc. But what does it mean to “give the morning star”? May be you know already what it is. According to the Scriptures, the morning star is a POSITION and AUTHORITY of the Son of the Most High. Therefore, Yeshua did not just promisea star on a stick” or to present a son of the Most High as a “pet” or “toy”. This makes no sense. The previous two verses are talking about the POWER. He who overcomes, not just makes “confessions with their mouth”, keeps God’s works until the end, to him He will give “POWER over the gentiles”.

Until the end”: τέλος (télos) — end, termination, outcome; aim.

Those, who are not busy with imitating “religious activity” trying to meet their own minor and major spiritual needs, but achieve certain goals, succeed in their ministry, have tangible and visible results of their deeds, this is what the Heavenly Father talks about in this passage. All of us need to strive our best to achieve that.

It is precisely this kind of power Yeshua received from the Heavenly Father. And this is the same kind of power He wants to share with His people, but in fact it is not actually working to share with everyone. The power of the “morning star”, as Yeshua spoke of Himself (Rev. 22:16), as well as the power of the sons of the Most High, such as the “Watchmen” or “Watchers” of the Heavenly Counsel, is the power of those of His people who are as close to the Most High as possible. Who are obedient to Him in everything that He asks to do: their way of life, a prayer life, personal sanctification, fulfilment of the will of the Father written in His Word. The one who wins or overcomes is acandidatefor receiving this very power of the “morning star”. This power is given not just to look like a «tough guy.» This power is given to fulfil Father’s will when spreading and establishing His Kingdom HERE: on earth. Many people can’t wait to “push the reset button”, in order to be out of here, leave the planet in distress and “dart” to infinity and beyond. They want to be taken away from evil on the earth, in order not to face what is coming. This reminds us of those 10 spies, who discouraged the hearts of their brothers not to enter into this by offering non-kosher animal to others. It is about those two: Yehoshua, son of Nun, Kaleb and men alike, “who had a different spirit”, this passage from Rev. 2:26-28 speaks. But Yeshua taught us to pray so that the name of Heavenly Father to be hallowed, His kingdom to come here on this earth. And who will accomplish it? Look at the passage from Rev. 2:26-27 that we just examined and try to answer it for yourself.

Understanding who the “sons of the Most High” that are elohims or “gods”, “morning stars”, etc. really are – is one of the main revelations, in order better and more correctly understand much of what happened long ago in the past, and where we are now. When we understand this revelation, many passages of Scripture that can be interpreted differently by many, become much more understandable. I will give you several examples.

Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

The Heavenly Father addressed these words to His sons:

Genesis 3:5 “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods (elohim), knowing good and evil”. (KJV)

The fallen kerub, when speaking with Adam and Havá, manipulated them by saying that he could help them to become “elohim” — “gods” i.e., strong, powerful spiritual beings. Adam was “the son of God” as it is written in Luke 3:38, and although he was “kind of” a son, and it seemed quite logical as man was created “in the image of Elohim”, but the Scripture does not state this about Adam, literally, though it is implied. The Almighty is talking to His sons, who are members of the Heavenly Counsel, saying that a man will be created in their image and their likeness. By this He declared that a man would be like “them,” that is “a child of the Most High”. So, to know the way and to walk the way are two different things. One can be born as a son in the flesh, but grow in the power and authority of a son. Sometimes this can take a pretty long period of time.

A man was created unique, and the Almighty then “divided” him into two independent, but interconnected personalities: Adam and Hava, a man and a woman. In Scripture, a man is often a symbol of the spirit, and a woman is a symbol of a soul. The enemy approached the woman, i.e., he attacked a man through his soul, through a «natural«. Although the person was sinless, nevertheless, the lack of a spiritual experience became a reason why the deception was successful.

It is written that “the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all” (Gal. 4:1). “Son of the Most High”, “son of God”: among all other things, is also about a POSITION that is associated with getting AUTHORITY from the Heavenly Father. And we understand that growth is a process and not a fast one. Therefore, the «son of the morning» through the snake tempted the man to «jump over several steps», and get the inheritance at the wrong time. Just remember once again the parable of a prodigal son and the inheritance that he wanted to receive before the appointed time. Here is a Scripture passage:

Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance gained hastily at the beginning Will not be blessed at the end.

And again:

Genesis 3:5 “and ye shall be as gods. (elohim), knowing good and evil”. (KJV)

Genesis 3:22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”.

After the fall of the “overshadowing kerub”, the Heavenly beings, the sons of the Most High, in the first place, learned that there is “good and evil”, because before the Heavenly riot there was only “good”. The Heavenly Father spoke to His sons by saying those words.

There are many other interesting passages in the Scripture concerning this topic, but I hope that you got the main idea. This third part was also a preparation step for the next part, which is going to be even more insightful and interesting. It will help you to look at many events and passages in the Scripture from a slightly different angle than you used to, giving more understand of the plans and the will of our Heavenly Father, the role of Israel and many others things.

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