The Devic Kingdom of the Angels (Part I of III)
Delivered by ASE Joseph Olorunnisola, February 25, 2007.
“Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name. If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever’. Jer. 31: 35-36.
Wherever the ordinances of Celestial Church of Christ are compromised in submission to the pressure of the ignorant world, the power and glory of Celestial will be lost.
As a Celestian, how many times have you been condemned by some indignant Christian brothers simply because you recognize Holy Michael as a component of the Holy Trinity when praying. How many times have you been intimidated and despised for using candles, incense, and sanctification water. Even wearing the Sutana, walking bear-footed, and asking the female members to abstain from the environ of the Church while in their flower have been condemned by the spiritually myopic as a religious eccentricity. Amusingly, most of the vehement critics first experienced Jesus Christ and His mighty hand of deliverance in Celestial Church of Christ. They have now become spiritually unprofitable, biblically deficient, and ignorantly arrogant.
The truth is that most churches are anchored on practices conceptualized by their founders and pastors. Celestial Church of Christ on the contrary is operating on a complete divine package – a mirror image of the Order of Service in Heaven as delivered to the Prophet, Pastor and founder of the Church. Through this divine grace, a number of dead have been raised, the blind, lame, and crippled restored, and those in the shackle of Satan delivered. A number of barren are now happy mothers of children, while those who were hopelessly miserable are now filled with songs of joy and praises. Whether you believe it or not, Celestial church is an end time Vessel of God’s works of signs, miracles, and Salvation. The natural man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned. 1 Cor.2:14. It has been given to Celestial Church of Christ to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God which has not been so given to many others.
But who is this Holy Michael with other divine ministers of heaven strongly attached to the service of Celestial Church of Christ?
HOLY MICHAEL: His name is a battle cry, captain of the heavenly host, leader of the archangels, viceroy of heaven. He is the lord of the way, the slayer of the dragon of evil intentions. Guardian of the holy places, Ruler of the fourth heaven and often equated with the HOLY GHOST. He represents the right, the creative, that which must be done. Mid-day angel clad in armor, and operating with shield, fire, flaming spear and flaming sword. He is the master of the energy of balance. Michael is chief of God’s armies, champion of God’s people in the Old Testament and fierce guardian of the chosen flock in the New Testament. The Roman Catholic Church gives to Michael the highest position among the angels and refers to him as “PRINCE OF HEAVENLY HOSTS”. He is remembered in many portions of Catholic Liturgy and he is honored by two feasts.
It was Michael who responded to Lucifer’s rebellious angels in heaven and who rallied God’s loyal forces to cast out the dissidents from heaven. Rev 12:7 He was sent to guide the Israelites through the desert and also contended with Satan over the body of Moses while hiding the tomb of the great prophet in order to keep his remains eternally safe from desecration. The Jewish feast of Atonement concludes with the following invocation “Michael, prince of mercy pray for Israel that it may reign in Heaven…” Because Michael is in charge of the portal through which every soul passes after physical death, Celestial Church is given the power of invocation during Amissa services to call on Michael for the presentation of the Soul of the departed for special forgiveness and grace of acceptance to eternal life. And as the end of this world draws near, it will be Michael who will lead the final battle against the Anti-Christ. In that last ultimate battle Michael will once again best the prince of darkness and cast him into the abyss of hell. The second coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be heralded by a thunderous blow of the trumpet by Holy Michael. 1 Tess 4:16. He is equated with the Holy Ghost.
HOLY GABRIEL: Sits on the left hand of God and presides over paradise. Associated with a trumpet, symbolizing the voice of God; bearer of good news and maker of changes, annunciation, resurrection, mercy and truth; usually portrayed as carrying lily, olive branch or touch. He was sent to Holy Mary and Zacharias over the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, and His forerunner – John the Baptist respectively. Love and Peace are his great force factors.
HOLY RAPHEL: A divine healer, Guardian, and treasurer of creative talents. He is charged with healing the earth. He carries a golden vial of balm and sometimes a sword or sharpened arrow. He provides intellect particularly in medicine and directs spiritual healing beams to hospitals and churches.
HOLY URIEL: Angel of prophecy who inspires prophets, writers and spiritual teachers. He is often seen with a Scroll in hand. He is an angel of interpretation and salvation.
HANIEL: Possessive of power of love. He is Governor of Venus.
RAZIEL: Secret of God. Angel of mysteries, knowledge, and guardian of originality.
METATRON: King of angels. Prince of divine face and chancellor of heaven. He is charged with sustenance of mankind. Tallest angel in Heaven and possessive of the highest power of abundance.
THE SERAPHIM: Purifying and enlightening powers, shown with six wings and flames of fire around them. They are led by URIEL.
To be continued.
ASE Joseph Olorunnisola.
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