Archangels and Satan.
November 8th, 2001
Received by H.
Hello, my dear brother.
Yes, you are right. When you were in your garden at noon and felt the breeze and the warmth of the sun, when you saw the orange trees heaped with blossoms, you were at peace with yourself and with God. It was a moment of happiness, a moment so simple and yet so full of realization. I took advantage of the occasion to project a vision into your mind. You saw through Jesus’ eyes, as he was sitting on one of the hills of Galilee, feeling the breeze as you did, the sun and a marvelous peace, the innocent pleasure of chewing a straw and watching the clouds. Of course, it was an illusion that I projected for you. You had a lot of receptivity at that moment.
And in the afternoon, when you were about to receive a message, someone rang the doorbell, and everything was gone. We could not achieve a connection again. And so it happens, my friend. The material world can always interfere, if we allow this to happen. But eventually you will reach a condition where you can keep up your connection under any circumstances. You have to work on that. And you already know what to do: Activate your love. Live in this world, being from another world.
I had intended to speak of John the Baptist, following the thread of our tale. But I have changed my mind. There were questions on archangels and Lucifer. And although it may seem that both things have nothing to do with each other, I would like to deal with them together, because actually, it is about the same principle.
Both questions have already been answered in the messages to Mr. Padgett and Dr. Samuels. But I will repeat them.
In a message through Dr. Samuels we can read:
“And thus it seemed natural for man to conclude that good and evil were also forces that balanced each other or, I should say, were in conflict with each other; and as these people disliked abstract concepts, they sought to clothe these concepts and make them appear in a way that would be better understood. Thus they evolved in their minds the concepts of archangels, which were really forces that operate upon mankind, and thus they gave to God the appearance of a man, made in man’s image, and they also made in their concepts the figure of a disobedient archangel who warred against God and was thrown out of heaven and who thus used earth as his dwelling place and became Prince of Darkness, Master of earth. And to this archangel they gave the name "Satan," and endowed him with the ability to change his form, and was cursed by God so as to become a serpent. And thus was born the myth that the serpent was symbolic of the Prince of Darkness, or Satan.”
Hence, Archangels and Satan are abstract concepts transformed into symbols.
Now, there was also the question, how is it possible that mediums receive messages from Archangel Michael or Archangel Gabriel, etc.?
Well, my friend, in reality those are messages from spirits, but not from the mentioned archangels, because they do not exist in such form. But it is always the desire of mortals to give names to the authors of messages, and at times they proceed to give them those names, and the spirits accept it and use those same names in future messages, because it is the name which gives the medium confidence. It is more edifying to receive a message from “a person” who projects a particular image within the medium than from “someone anonymous,” or from a person such as I, whose very name carries the bad smell of treason. Don’t let yourselves be influenced by names or appearances. What matters is the contents of the messages. Seek the Love in them, and if you find It, the signature does not matter anymore.
As to Lucifer, you know that the “legend” of the fallen angels is based on some vague expressions in the Bible:
“Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.”
Those words of Ezekiel are interpreted to refer to Satan.
“And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.”
And these words from Revelation are interpreted in the same way, referring to Lucifer’s fall.
But in order to understand the development of the character of Satan, I recommend reading the Book of Job.
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.”
And so, God gave power to Satan over Job.
And thinking it over, in the Book of Genesis, in creation, Satan already had been cast from the Heavens. But in the Book of Job, in the very epoch of history, Satan frequents God’s circles, converses with Him, etc. Satan means “adversary”, and so he is the symbol for an abstract attribute, converted into a real being by human interpretation. And so he appears in messages received by some mediums, when the mediums cannot detach themselves from the symbols they learnt in their childhood and which they converted into “reality,” their reality.
In other words, the supposed archangel Michael does not write messages, but there are spirits who write messages, and the mediums assign them this name. Satan never rose against God, because Satan does not exist. But the abstract quality of evil rises against God and His perfect system of harmonies.
I think enough has been said on the subject.
May God keep you all under the mantle of His Love,
© Copyright is asserted in this message by Geoff Cutler 2013