Angels and other beings from Heaven have been the victims of much imaginative misrepresentation by humans. From impish babies with wings, to Cupid, to fairies, we have painted and sculpted them in ways that make them fit our stories since we don’t have too many stories or details about them from God’s stories.
If the warriors we need working with us look like most of the images from Hallmark’s movies and greeting cards, we are in trouble. Descriptions that we have been given in the Scriptures range from them looking like men dressed in lightning to having six wings and actually having eyes in the backs of their heads, just like your Mom.
What they do may be more important, but also more mysterious, than what they look like. A point I would like to raise is how some are related to government in the earth. Please pause and read Daniel 10.
The messenger who appeared in front of Daniel with the answer to Daniel’s prayer was so awesome that Daniel’s friends could neither see nor hear him, but were so filled with dread and fear at his presence that they ran away. Daniel could see and hear him. His response was to fall on his face like a man in a coma.
The messenger was awesome to men, but he had been trying to fight his way past a being he called, “the prince of Persia” for 21 days. Apparently, if Michael, whom he called, “your prince,” and “one of the chief princes,” had not joined him in the fight, he would never have gotten past the ruling spirit. Clearly, if the prince of Persia could hold this being still for three weeks, he was not an earthly ruler. He was ruling in a high place over the earthly nation of Persia, though.
Michael, called here a “chief prince” is called at times an “archangel.” A hierarchy is a system (heir) of authority (archy) that describes rank and relationship for those who have the keys to understand such, like the relationships of responsibility and authority in military organizations. The descriptions of Michael and the unnamed prince who ruled Persia in some way are sitting in positions that are part of Yahweh’s government.
People are already receiving understanding about this set of relationships in the Kingdom of Heaven. When this restitution is complete, there will be liaisons among the Heavenly beings and among believers who will know what the protocol is for exchange of information and of instruction between these parts of God’s government. We will learn how to displace usurpers like the prince of Persia with the beings ordained by God instead of those who are simply empowered by the evil in men’s hearts.
Cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, the District of Columbia, and Sodom all clearly have had unclean rulers in the spiritual places over them, given power by the humans under their influence. Those cities, and all others, have a nature that is a manifestation of what their relationship is to the Kingdom of Heaven.
We will also understand through these people’s revelation what Jesus was talking about in Matthew 24 & 25, including the fact that He will judge nations, not just individuals.