"No matter what my heart will be Yours forever and I will fight till the day I see You again. 愛是生命的動力!!! 信心!謙卑!希望! Love is the driving force of life!!! Confidence! Humility! Hope! "Love complete my life of living! The Spirit of Love never fails, and miracles happen when you have the faith to believe in love! Be true to what God has put in your heart and don't look to the left or to the right. Stay focused on what God says! Be calm and stable, but passionate with enthusiasm!
Under normal circumstances, a veil or gulf exists between the spirit world and the earthly plane in which we presently exist. However, God, on occasion, opens or lifts this veil in order to reveal things or give special assistance to His children.
Just think of all the angels and the holy spirits that are interested in us, that are all around [us]. … But they have to operate under certain rules and they can’t put in too many personal appearances or speak out loud unless on some very rare occasions they are allowed to. … Most of the time we just have to believe without seeing anything — except we certainly can see how the Lord has worked.
God has laid down certain restrictions and limitations on what [those] in the spirit world can do for those who are yet in the material, physical world and earthly life. He wants you to believe in things unseen because of His Word and to have faith in Him and Heaven and salvation purely through faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7; Romans 10:17). For if you could see all that is around you in the spirit world, it would be too easy to believe. — And it also might frighten you as you see how the Enemy [the Devil] is operating, as well as the angels of God and the holy spirits of God!
You are usually spared these scenes and the sights and sounds of the spirit world unless you particularly need them for some reason on some particular or special occasion, when you desperately need to see or to hear something to encourage your faith or to guide you or counsel you or direct you or warn you.
Normally ghosts are not allowed to appear. … Those are the rules of the game, unless it’s some kind of an emergency. They’re restricted from appearing or speaking audibly or touching or making any kind of physical manifestation unless it is some kind of extreme emergency. You’ll find in most cases, ghosts, angels or spirits have not appeared to people unless it was really something very drastic. In other words, when nothing else could stop them, when nothing else could get through to them but an audible voice or a personal appearance or touch or feeling. 
So [the spirits] are to remain unseen and unheard and even unfelt, except in spiritual manifestations, such as dreams and visions and the still small voices with which [they] speak within your mind and heart, so you will continue to depend entirely on His Word and faith in Him without any other proofs except His constant, faithful, never-ending care, provision and protection.
The Great “Cloud of Witnesses"
The eleventh chapter of the New Testament Book of Hebrews is an inspiring account of the faith and exploits of many of the most outstanding men and women of God who appear in the Old Testament. Immediately following this listing of heroes and heroines of faith, we are told in the first verse of the next chapter,
Seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1).
Regarding this passage of Scripture, David wrote,
The original [manuscript of the New Testament] was not divided into chapters, so you’ve got to keep in mind the chapter before this in order to know what “great cloud of witnesses" he’s talking about. — All the saints  who have already gone on to be with the Lord! And they’re not only watching us, they’re praying for us!
Immediately after having listed [those in] God’s great Hall of Fame and many of the great saints already gone to be with the Lord, he [St. Paul] says: “Seeing therefore we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses!" That ought to thrill your hearts to know that they’re watching and they’re cheering for you and rootin’ for and prayin’ for you!
They’re all praying for us and they’re all watching us, and every now and then God sends one of them down to give us a hand if we need some extra help! They are like our cheering section on the heavenly bleachers cheering for the team, and when you win a battle they really cheer and rejoice! When you win a soul, all the angels in Heaven rejoice, praise God!
Think how wonderful it is that there are millions up there, all watching and praying for you, and lots of them coming down to help you! This is really where the action is! This is where the big test is going on. Once you get over There, well, there is more in store for you, but this is the primary test. — This is what the whole universe is watching, the big game!
They’re all watching! They’re all rootin’ for you! … Imagine how much they must jump up and down and shout when you do the right thing! Every time you win, every time you make a goal, every time you win a soul. I imagine they yell and holler as much as the football crowd does! Why not? They’re still human!
A striking example of this “cloud" of spiritual helpers that encompasses God’s children is found in the Old Testament story of when the prophet Elisha awoke one morning to find that the king of Syria had sent “a great army" to capture him. Upon seeing thousands of enemy soldiers surrounding the city in which they dwelt, Elisha’s servant panicked, until the Lord removed the veil between the spiritual and physical realms and opened his eyes to behold the far more powerful heavenly host that was at that same moment surrounding them:
And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray Thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha (2 Kings 6:15-17).
In one of his recorded prayers, David made reference to this biblical example:
The Lord told us one time to thank Him for His angels that guarded and protected us! … Thank You, Lord, for Thy many counselors and the multitudes Thou hast given us at our disposal and our command. Open their eyes as You did the young man to see the multitudes of Thy host! … Thank You for these who work with us within the veil and the Fifth Dimension!
[David often referred to the unseen spiritual realm as the “fifth dimension," as compared with the four dimensions of our present earthly world: height, breadth, depth and time.]
Another reference to many of these heavenly “witnesses" can be found in the following Scripture passage, where a roll is called of the inhabitants of God’s great Heavenly City, New Jerusalem:
But ye are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the City of the living God, the Heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the Mediator of the New Covenant (Hebrews 12:22-24a).
“Ministering Spirits" — God’s Holy Ghosts
The good spirits or “holy ghosts" who compose the “cloud of witnesses" around God’s children are not merely witnessing or observing our activities, but they are assigned by the Lord to actively assist and minister to those of us who are still alive here on earth.
“What do you mean? — You believe in ghosts?" Yes, I believe in ghosts! I especially believe in the Holy Ghost and all [God’s] holy ghosts, and all His departed saints and the good spirits of the Lord, that we are “encompassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses!"
He’s got millions of angels and billions of good, saved spirits, holy spirits, holy ghosts! Every departed saint that’s gone to be with the Lord — including those still working down here — is a holy ghost!
The good spirits not only go to Heaven to be with the Lord, but are also operating in the spirit world here, helping us! That we know through personal experience.
Apparently they are on assignment. They don’t just drift around in space with no place to go, nothing to do, and not knowing what their specific duties are. … They’re all so busy! There are a lot of places where they’re working, not only in this world but in the world of the spirit.
Look how that perpetuates the wisdom and the talents and the gifts that God has given each individual! Those marvelous talents and abilities are not lost and gone forever way off in some heavenly places. … They [are used to] continue to minister.
Oh, we go up to Heaven for a little while if we die now; we go up to be with the Lord in heavenly places … [but afterwards] an awful lot of us stay right here in a heavenly sphere in another dimension right here on this earth, only in the spirit world, and stay here and help others, as many helpers are helping us right now.
These departed saints are obviously still extremely active agents or angels of God, messengers.
God’s Great “Lending Library" of Departed Saints
David envisioned these spirits as a vast array of gifted personalities from all ages whom the Lord calls on and assigns to assist His children as special needs arise.
It’s like a lending library of God’s saints who are, you might say, arranged on heavenly shelves, and you can just pull down any one you need any time — or the Librarian can. God’s the Librarian, or His Spirit is. He can hand you any one that you need at any time. Can you imagine! Think how many spirit-books He’s collected by this time!
We’ve got the benefit now of such a tremendous collection of departed saints, men of God, great men of wisdom, administrators, kings, prophets, psalmists and what have you! Look what a collection God’s got by this time! — Of all these that have gone on to be with Him! Why, He’s got people available for anything you want to know, for anything that needs to be done.
He [the Lord] can call on anybody to give you whatever you need; you just need to want it and receive it and have the faith to give it. … “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened" (Matthew 7:7-8).
We have at our disposal the wisdom of the ages and the sages, the wisdom of all the kings and all the prophets that have ever lived. … What a collection He’s got by this time! … All those that have ever lived are at our disposal. What a great company!
What a great cloud of witnesses! You know what a cloud is composed of? It is composed of billions of tiny little particles of moisture, water, the water of life, symbol of the Spirit and Word of God!
(Communicating with Heavenly Messengers! [#3048])
Each person is born with three angels.
The three angels are assigned when the baby is first created.
One angel is to pray for them through their life-as the prayer will help to influence the baby and growing child.
The second angel is the guardian or protector angel, to protect the person through life.
The third angel influences their thoughts. This angel is always trying to help them to make the right choices and decisions, and to give them the strength to do so. This is the angel of the heart and conscience.
The three angels are assigned at conception*, because the prayers and protection are needed from then on. (*conception: when pregnancy begins)
There are also times when I assign other spirit helpers to help these three angels. These spirit helpers also help to guard and protect, to pray, and to influence the mind and heart of the person in their care.
I provide this help from the spirit world for all. But, should a person make the choice to reject this help …
… or choose to do evil over good, then this will limit his or her angels in the help that they can give.
When you make the right choices and yield to My Spirit, you strengthen the communication between you and My angels and spirit helpers, and open yourself to receive this positive help from them.
When one chooses to reject good and to do evil, they are cutting themselves off from these who could help them.
The prayer angel is always facing Me and interceding for the one he or she is assigned to.
She also prays for the other guardians, helpers and ministering spirits who are assigned to the person.
For you, My children, who live to do My work and My will, I pray for you always from the courts of Heaven.
Those who live for Me and choose to do good can have more than one prayer angel or prayer warrior, just as they can have more than one protector and more than one counselor.
The greater responsibility people have, and the more they give, the more helpers and angels they receive.
They can get them by asking, or they’re assigned to them. You receive help according to the need.
You, children of David, who give your whole life to Me, who are constantly witnessing, can have dozens of helpers, warriors, and protectors, to help you stand strong through the trials and fight the battles you face.
You are given: angels of courage, angels of wisdom, angels of miracles …
… angels to help you receive prophecies
… angels to help you have faith, to persevere
… angels that help to heal
… angels that even give you physical strength.
Some of you have a host of angelic helpers.
Some angels are just on short assignment.
For example, when you go on a dangerous mission you are even given a band of warrior angels to protect you from harm, robbers and mishaps.
And when you fight heavy spiritual battles you are also given warrior angels to help you through your battles.
There are even angels assigned to your houses and cars so that when you travel they go with the car to protect it and you from danger.
Your angel that is always beholding My face prays for you while you travel and can request extra protectors to travel with your vehicle.
Your prayer angel also influences you to pray, reminding you to pray for your safety while you’re traveling and to be on guard, as well as giving you many prayer reminders throughout the day.
Your prayer angel can also pray through you when you don’t know what to pray for or how to pray.
Your personal prayer angel is very, very busy! This angel has one of the most important jobs in Heaven …
… because I hear their prayers and effect change according to their prayers and your prayers.
My Word says,
“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in Heaven their angels do always behold the face of My Father which is in Heaven” (Matthew 18:10).
This is an example of how your prayer angel is watching over you. (End of message from Jesus.)
(Prayer Angels! [#138])
(Out of This World! [#0686])
(Satan’s Saints! [#1423])
You Need Your Spirit Helpers–Work with Them
46. (Jesus:) You have helpers of change who long to instruct you in the ways of acceptance and faith toward change. You have helpers of love who want to give you counsel and comfort in the art of love and wooing and winning and being a vessel for My love to come through. You have helpers who specialize in relating to others, strengthening the bonds of your love with others, and your communications with others. They yearn to speak to you on how you can reach out more, focus on others, and be Me for others in all of your interactions.
47. You have helpers of encouragement who want to express words of praise and commendation to you, words of comfort and courage to help you with the walk ahead. You have helpers of anointing who want to help you take on the new anointing that I am extending to you. They have counsel to offer‚ tips to help you enhance your awareness of Me and My power around you. You have helpers of the future who want to speak to you of what lies ahead and how to begin preparing for those days right now. They want to help arm you in spirit and heart for the battles of tomorrow.
48. So talk with them. Listen to them. Open your heart to hear what they have to say. They are powerhouses of instruction, insight, wisdom, revelation‚ understanding‚ knowledge, counsel, help, and much, much more!
49. If you are spending time with your spirit helpers, and taking the time to stop, look, and listen to those who stand by your side in the spirit world, you will be partaking of more of My Spirit. You will gain an extra spiritual sense and awareness. You will find it easier to connect to the realm of the spirit. Even if you are taking sufficient time with Me, if you’re not also connected with your spirit helpers, then there will be a lack in your spiritual life.
50. This is a new day, and I have said that the spiritual realm is merging with the physical realm every single day. Every day more and more of My Spirit is being revealed and imparted to you. All you have to do is reach up and receive, put off the cloaks of carnality, and take on My Spirit in all its fullness.
51. Your spirit helpers are part of your new weapons for this new era. You have the keys, yes. You have the Word, yes. You have praise, prayer, and prophecy, yes. You have all of these and more. But to complete all these weapons you must also use your spirit helpers and avail yourself of their power. Their power must come to life in your life and spirit; their power must be activated in the battles you fight and in the victories you win.
52. So keep calling out to them. Keep wooing them with your prayers and your desperation for their help. Let them know you love them and need them and can’t make it one day without them. Open your life to them and let them tend to the areas of your heart and mind that they have charge over. Let the angels of love teach you how to love. Let the angels of change instruct you in the ways of change. Let the angels of anointing show you the way of My Spirit.
53. Open your life up, not only to Me and to your shepherds, but also to your warriors of the spirit. They have opened their lives up to you. They are ready to tell you anything you long to know. They are ready to show you anything you long to understand. They are eager, right by your side, practically begging you to let them speak. Especially right now during this time of change and revolution, during this time when the spiritual realm is taking a greater step closer to your lives of the flesh, they long to be called upon.
54. Don’t let their talents and powers go to waste in your life by not availing yourself of what they have to give you. Your life could be so much richer, so much happier, so much more satisfying, and even more full of faith if you would connect more deeply with your spirit helpers. This is My plug for them. I want you to avail yourself of those who are giving their lives for you each and every day.
55. You will only gain in every way by doing so. You will feel their spirits even becoming a part of your life as you listen to their counsel and obey their instruction. Their greatest talents and strengths will in time become your talents and strengths, as you are faithful to spend time with them. Sometimes I purposely do not give you the full answer or the full instruction on a certain topic, because I want you to also ask your spirit helpers for advice and counsel. I want you to also learn to work in teamwork with them, and not only Me.
56. Yes, this has been your main focus–to put Me first, to ask Me everything, to spend quality time with Me, and I see you are faithful with this. You’ve grown tremendously in this way in the spirit. So now is the time to learn to work with your spirit helpers, to learn to spend time with them, to learn to focus on the powers of the spirit through their help and counsel. I promise to bless your life as you do. With each step you take to connect with them, with each effort you put forth to learn from them and communicate with them, I will bless you more abundantly with the attributes of their spirit.
57. You will feel a greater awareness of their presence each time you talk with them. You’ll be drawing closer and closer to them‚ so that as the days of darkness and tribulation approach, you won’t only be one person in Me; you will be a thousand warriors in Me and them! You will have the spirits of a thousand saints living in your heart and your mind and your spirit. You will have their words running through you‚ their strengths compelling you–and that, coupled with My power, will make you an unbeatable force!
58. Each weapon of the spirit enhances the other and they must all be used in order for the full power to be given. I tell you today that your spirit helpers are your new weapon of the spirit. You need to use them in conjunction with the keys and praise and prayer and prophecy and loving Me intimately and reading My Word and focusing on the power and memorizing, etc. They need to be used‚ otherwise none of these other weapons will be used to their full potential in your life. You will feel empowered, yes; you will have great power even if you aren’t using all of the new weapons, but never as much as you could have if you were faithful to put them all into practice.
59. You need all of the new weapons. If you didn’t need them all and didn’t need to use them all, I wouldn’t have revealed them to you. However, while I’m instructing you that the new weapons link together, and they all complement one another and are important, there are times when you just use one new weapon, and that’s okay. It’s not good to neglect weapons, but it’s also impractical to feel that at every moment you have to be using them all. That’s unrealistic.
60. But this is My plea to you to please call out to your spirit helpers and use them as the unbeatable weapons that they are! They love you so much and are giving their lives for you. Please open your life to them. Speak to them. Ask them questions that are on your heart. Give them time to talk with you and instruct you. They only wait for your openness to receive.
61. Their hands are full and overflowing and they want to pour into you, but you need to empty your hands of what you hold right now and reach out to receive of them. Listen to them. You will not regret it. The benefits in your life will be innumerable, inestimable, and awesome beyond compare! I promise you will love it! (End of message.)
62. (Mama:) I know that if you’re anything like me, you probably have a hard time keeping up with the spirit helpers‚ remembering their names, finding out what they do and who they fight, etc., and the same with the details regarding the hinderers. But obviously the Lord wants us to make more of an effort in this area. It is hard for us, because we’re human and living in the realm of the flesh, but it’s essential.
63. When you think about it, we take the trouble to learn the names of those we live with, or the names of those we witness to, or our friends and contacts. So we can do the same with our spirit helpers if we all will make more of a push to do so. Imagine how we’d feel if our friends or loved ones on Earth didn’t remember our names, or didn’t call us by our names. We’d probably be pretty sad and unhappy. Well, that’s how our spirit helpers must feel when we forget them. They know it’s difficult for us mortals to think of the spirit realm and learn about all of those within that world, but I’m sure they will be much happier–and certainly more empowered to help us–if we will make more of an effort to connect with them on a personal level.
64. The Lord sure gave a lot of convincing arguments in the preceding messages, about why we need our spirit helpers so much and how we can benefit from them more. So let’s try to grow in this area together this year, shall we? As our Husband said, we will only gain by doing so!
65. (Mama:) As a summary, here are some of the specific spirit helpers the Lord said that many of us have, in case you want to ask Him who your personal helpers are:
— The angel of your thoughts, heart and conscience, who influences your thoughts and helps you to make the right choices and decisions.
— Your guardian and protector angel.
— Your prayer angel.
— Your praise angel.
— Your angel or spirit helper of change, who helps you adjust and adapt easily to changes.
— Coaches for any physical challenges you are facing.
— Spirit helpers or angels of love, to give you counsel in the art of love, and being a vessel of the Lord’s love to others.
— Spirit helpers who specialize in relating to others, and communications.
— Spirit helpers of encouragement.
— Spirit helpers or angels of anointing.
— Spirit helpers who show you the future and prepare you for it.
(New Spirit World Power! [#3522])
Angels and demons
(From ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS!–NO.8 DFO 1566 7/83)
movies depicting evil spirits
(ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS!–NO.8 DFO 1566 7/83)
ANSWER: THERE IS NO BIBLICAL RECORD OR PRECEDENT OF PRAYING FOR THEIR CONVERSION. They even defied Christ in person! So I’m convinced the truly evil rebellious angels of Satan, devils, as well as incorrigible evil human spirits, “Satan’s Saints" (see No.1423) will not repent without severe prolonged punishment like the Lake of Fire! (Rev.20:10,14,15) We are simply to rebuke them & cast them out. Ask the Lord where to send’m!–Mt.9:19.
ANGELS HAVE CHOICE!
CLOUD OF WITNESSES!
WE KEEP ON LEARNING!
(We’ve Got a Lot to Learn! [#2054])
God: I love to communicate with people, but I will admit “fun” isn’t the word to describe every aspect of it. It can often be hard work.
Interviewer: So who are these “agents” You referred to?
God: There are two general classes of agents that help Me in My work: angels and spirits. Angels are supernatural beings of many sorts with various functions. Spirits are former or future spirits of humans who have or will spend time on earth in a human body. Although they lack some of the power of angels, they have a greater understanding of mankind.
God: Glad you think so.
Interviewer: I assume these all live in Heaven. Where exactly is that?
God: They all dwell in the spiritual dimension where Heaven is located right now.
Interviewer: You say right now as though that is going to change.
God: It will, somewhat.
Interviewer: And how is that?
God: Eventually Heaven will come to earth.
Interviewer: This is extremely intriguing. What exactly do You mean by “come to earth”?
God: In the course of time, I will transform the earth’s surface into a paradise that will surpass even the original Garden of Eden in beauty. Then upon that paradise will descend a city of enormous dimensions. Those who live there will not be confined to living within it, but will be able to travel throughout all the physical and spiritual realms. The beauty of this city will be unsurpassed.
Interviewer: When will this happen?
God: Over a thousand years from now.
Interviewer: Good Lord, that is a terribly long time to wait!
God: Nice of you to call Me good!
Interviewer: Yes, well, of course that is just an expression. First time I have used that when I actually was talking to the good Lord. But I must say that is a long time to wait.
God: You don’t have to wait to live there, but it will be over a thousand years before it comes to earth.
Interviewer: So this … this city, is going to be Heaven?
God: It is part of Heaven-the central core, so to speak. But it is by no means the be all and end all of Heaven.
Interviewer: It seems You are not telling the full story.
God: It would be impossible to tell the full story here, but I will tell you more about it in a later interview.
Interviewer: A later interview?
God: Yes. We’ve just made a start here. There is still much to cover. You didn’t think you could confine an interview with God to just one sitting, did you?
Interviewer: Why I … I mean, I never really considered that You would consent to this first interview, let alone come back for another. I am very pleasantly surprised.
God: Life is full of surprises, and I am glad this one was enjoyable.
Interviewer: Then on behalf of my readers, if I ever have any, let me say thank You.
God: You are more than welcome. And I look forward to covering all sorts of issues with you.
Interviewer: It has been a pleasure.
And so my first interview with God was over, with the promise of more to come. I looked over what was said and it seemed to make sense to me. I asked a few others for their opinions, and they also seemed to like it, so I guess I wasn’t nuts to try it. I hope you found His answers as fascinating as I did.
Angels and Spirits
Interviewer: In the last interview we touched on a variety of subjects. I hope You don’t mind if we try to cover some of these more in depth?
God: Not at all!
Interviewer: One subject that has received a tremendous amount of press and attention in recent years is the subject of angels. It seems every bookstore has walls lined with an endless number of books about them, not to mention the TV shows and even movies. I think this plethora of material about them just leaves most people a bit overwhelmed and unsure of what’s truth and what’s fiction.
God: I agree.
Interviewer: It would be wonderful if You, being the one who really is the expert on the subject, could set the record straight.
God: I would be happy to. What would you like to know?
Interviewer: For starters, what do they look like?
God: They come in a variety of … I started to say shapes and sizes, but that hardly does them justice.
Interviewer: So there is a variety. They are not all just the same plain vanilla angels.
God: My goodness, no. Plain vanilla?
Interviewer: I’m sorry! By that I was asking if they are all more or less the same, like if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. … Oh, I apologize again.
God: You may have offended a few talking like that. Although they’re of the same basic essence, there is an infinite variety of angels, with some having more specialized tasks. Thus their looks and powers vary.
Interviewer: You say powers?
God: Yes, they all have powers, but their powers differ depending on the tasks they fulfill.
Interviewer: And what would be these tasks?
God: For instance, each person on earth is assigned a personal angel to be his or her spiritual guardian.
Interviewer: I can see the good guys having one, but You are saying that even bad people have one?
God: I love each and every person, so I assign angels to try to help him or her. Some people don’t appreciate it, though, and because of their choices in life, their angels are hard pressed to achieve much good in their lives.
Interviewer: So why have them stick around?
God: To try to help as much as they can. Each person has moments of goodness-even the worst person-and the angels capitalize on that.
Interviewer: So You are saying that things could be much worse if these angels weren’t helping?
Interviewer: It would seem a pretty thankless task in many instances.
God: Indeed, but that is what they are needed to do, so they are content to try to achieve as much good as they can, even when the odds are long.
Interviewer: You use the term “guardian.” That would indicate that they have some sort of protective function?
God: Yes. They try as much as possible to protect their charges, but they have to operate within certain boundaries. It helps immensely if they get the cooperation of their charges.
Interviewer: How exactly would that be?
God: If the person they are responsible for operates within the bounds of common sense, that’s a start. But much more than that, it helps if their charges make an effort to listen to their guidance.
Interviewer: So the angels are communicating with us?
God: They are most certainly trying to. They do all they can to get through, but it’s like calling someone on the phone. It does no good unless the other party answers.
Interviewer: So how does one answer?
God: By stopping to listen. That voice within that you hear is often your angel trying to get through to you. Another word for it is your conscience.
Interviewer: You are saying that the voice of conscience is actually angels?
God: More often than not, yes; or others of My agents. Their voices are not the only ones rattling around in people’s heads, but they are certainly some of them and their voices are distinctive.
Interviewer: In what way?
God: They are the ones trying to get you to do the right thing.
Interviewer: In the previous interview, You said this was You speaking to us.
God: It is. Sometimes I speak directly; other times I go through one of My agents, which I explained are angels or spirits that I send.
Interviewer: I would like to ask more about spirits later if I may, but for now let’s finish up with angels. Besides guardian angels, what other types of angels are there?
God: Some have more power than others and their types of ministry also vary. Some are known by various names on earth, such as seraphim and cherubim.
Interviewer: Oh, cherubs-the little baby cupid-like angels.
God: That is a complete misconception. In reality, My cherubim are huge, mighty, and carry much responsibility. They are not little babies.
Interviewer: Could You explain more about angels’ ministries and how their power varies?
God: Some are the equivalent of soldiers. They are in combat with the forces of evil. There is a war of the worlds going on, with the good angels and good spirits on one side (My side, you might say), and the fallen angels (which are also called demons) and bad spirits on the other side. This is a war unseen by you, but you see its effects. It is a conflict that takes place in the realm of the spirit, which coexists with your material world. Those in the spirit world can see what is going on in the material, but they are limited in how they can interact with it.
Interviewer: And who’s winning the war?
God: The angels! But-and here is a little-understood secret-their ability to overcome depends on the prayers of mankind.
Interviewer: You are saying that we control their powers?
God: Control is not the right word. You supplement and magnify their abilities. They do derive a great deal of power from the material world via your prayers. When you pray for a certain situation, then their ability to intervene in that situation is increased dramatically. And the more effort that you exert in your prayers, the more they can do.
Interviewer: So we should pray to the angels to…
God: No, not to the angels. The prayer is to be directed to Me. The prayers that are prayed are then transformed into spiritual energy and transferred to those angels or spirits involved in helping that situation.
Interviewer: But I think all of us have experienced times when we have prayed-sometimes intensely-for a situation, but it didn’t seem to improve.
God: Well, there are many factors involved, and thus things can get rather intricate. However, I think you would have to admit that there are times when you have prayed and there were results. You can’t always try to grade Me or the effect of your prayers by their seeming success or failure. All your prayers are effective. Even if the situation doesn’t turn out as expected, the prayers were used to affect the outcome in some positive way, whether that is apparent or not. Just think of how badly things could have turned out if you hadn’t prayed at all.
Interviewer: Indeed, that is a positive way to look at it. But since good does not always triumph, so to speak, even when there are lots of prayers involved, it does give the impression that You and Your forces are far from omnipotent.
God: That can sometimes be the impression, but I assure you it is not so.
Interviewer: Then it doesn’t seem fair to me that bad things happen to innocent people when You could make everything right, supposedly with the tip of Your finger.
God: Why do you assume that the “bad” is indeed bad?
Interviewer: Because it is obvious, or at least it seems obvious, that when innocent people are hurt, maimed, killed, made homeless, or see those close to them receive similar treatment, that it is bad. There seems no good to it at all.
God: That is caused largely by man’s inhumanity to man. That is not My doing.
Interviewer: Granted, but You could intervene and stop it.
God: But I have given man free choice. It wouldn’t be free if I intervened.
Interviewer: Perhaps this free choice wasn’t such a good idea, if because of it there is suffering.
God: Do you think it would be better if I had created man as an automaton, programmed to do exactly what I command?
Interviewer: Well, no, I guess not. You have a point there.
God: I wanted a free being who could choose to love Me and love his fellow man. It was important that man had total freedom to make his own choices, in order to have the ability to love Me and those I put in his path, to do good wholeheartedly and not as a machine. However, many misuse this freedom. They make the wrong choices, and much hurt results.
Interviewer: Are You saying You never interfere when You see people hurting other people?
God: In many cases I have stepped in, particularly in answer to prayers, and prevented more damage being done than would have been done otherwise. This is primarily done through My agents trying to get through to the hearts of the people involved, in order to persuade them to make the right choices that will undo the wrong or prevent it from happening in the first place. But if people refuse to listen, there’s not that much we up here can do. I don’t force people to do good, or again, it wouldn’t be free choice anymore.
Interviewer: Well, I still don’t understand why You can’t interfere more when You see extreme suffering. It seems that people would appreciate it.
God: I sympathize entirely with those who hold this misconception. I know it is very hard to understand. It has been the thing that people have cursed Me for from the beginning of time: “Why, God, why? If You are great and powerful, You could have done something.” But they feel this way because they are shortsighted.
I do try to influence people to do good-as I just explained-or things would be much worse than they are. But in other cases, people don’t understand that often by allowing difficulties and hardships I am working in their lives and the lives of all the others involved to bring about a greater good. Difficulties can shape your character for good in ways that nothing else can. Sometimes the good manifests itself right away; other times it’s something that may never be evident in your current life.
Interviewer: Current life? What do You mean by that?
God: This life is not the end. It is a very transient phase in your existence, but it is in this phase and only in this phase that certain things can be experienced and the benefits derived from them. If you look at the overall scheme of things, the big picture, including eternity, there is a long life after the one you are now in, and many accounts will be balanced later. The good will be rewarded. The unjust will be punished. All will be made right; all will be settled. It is a matter of trust. I ask you to trust Me that I know what I am doing and that the end result is worth it.
Interviewer: I can tell that this is an emotional issue with You as well.
God: A very emotional issue. I do have emotions and I am not beyond being hurt. Part of love is being vulnerable, and because I am love I am vulnerable to hurt. But the fact that I can be hurt does not mean I can be conquered. I remain invincible, and in the end, all that I have planned will come to pass. True justice and love will triumph; you will see.
Interviewer: So why? Why the hurt and suffering?
God: I just tried to explain but I see that you didn’t understand. Pain and suffering are indeed “bad” things and they will eventually be done away with. But at the same time there are certain aspects of the character of mankind that can only be shaped by seemingly negative things like this. Those who have known these things are “greater” than those that have not-not because they are necessarily better people but because they know what it is like to be on the receiving end of these things. I know I am making a sweeping statement here that might not seem to hold true in all cases, but nevertheless it does hold true. However, there are always many other factors involved that can affect what could be considered the desired outcome.
Interviewer: So You are saying that at the end of the day we have to trust You, even if it doesn’t seem that what is happening is right and good?
God: Yes, it comes down to that. Even when it is very hard to understand, please trust Me. Remember that life is not always so hard to bear. Sometimes things go well for you, don’t they?
Interviewer: Yes. But those are not the times that we feel we need Your help or an explanation.
God: So I get blamed for the bad, but not thanked for the good?
Interviewer: Unfortunately that seems to be the case, and I concede that is very unfair. I admire Your patience with us all.
God: Contrary to popular opinion, being God isn’t easy! Shall we get back to angels?
Interviewer: Yes, that would be nice. Are there different levels of authority? A command structure, so to speak?
God: Yes, there are angels and over them are archangels. Then there are other angels who have specialized tasks, that have charge over My throne or over certain places.
Interviewer: Do these look different than the others?
God: Yes, but these are spiritual entities, so to describe them by describing physical characteristics is a bit futile. They can assume physical characteristics, but that is not their normal form.
Interviewer: We picture them as having wings and halos, but otherwise bodies similar to ours.
God: They do appear as having those things and they have been described accurately, for that is one form they manifest themselves in, to mankind. But they are not limited to those manifestations.
Interviewer: So why the wings? Do they signify anything?
God: Angels do not always appear with wings. When they do, some have two, some four, and some even six. The wings are manifestations of their powers, the abilities that they have to do things that man cannot. Man has always wanted to fly, and so to see these wonderful creatures that are not bound to the earth has inspired awe and wonder. I even inspired and instructed craftsmen and artists in the past to represent My angels as having wings.
Interviewer: Was that for a more primitive time?
God: “Primitive” is a misnomer. Less advanced in some fields of science and technology maybe, but I would say the horrors that man perpetrates today are more primitive and extreme in their barbarity than much that occurred during man’s earlier tenure on earth. But that is another subject.
Interviewer: Do angels have names?
God: Yes. Some of them you know from biblical and other accounts, such as Gabriel and Michael.
Interviewer: Are there other names we could be told?
God: Yes, but I would like to keep that for a little later if I may.
Interviewer: Of course, if You wish. I hope You don’t mind but there is one… Well, to be honest I feel a bit silly asking this question, but it is one of those questions that has come up about angels. How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?
God: You are right, silly question. But since you asked, the answer is none.
God: Yes. None of them are silly enough to try dancing on pinheads.
Interviewer: Oh. I should have expected that. So tell me now about spirits. How does a departed human end up with the job of being a spirit?
God: All departed humans are spirits. The grave is not the end of a person’s life. Each person’s spirit continues to live after the body dies; it’s just that different ones live in different places. How they end up with various jobs in their spirit stage depends on a lot of things. First, it all depends on where you decide you want to end up-Heaven or Hell. In Hell there are not many openings for jobs-at least not if you want to work for Me.
Interviewer: I don’t think many of us would want a job there.
God: Yes, I assure you most people would rather not. As far as those in Heaven, their desires in the matter are a big determining factor.
Interviewer: I suppose some would look at Heaven as the ultimate vacation destination and wouldn’t be too interested in getting a “job,” but would rather just relax and kick up their heels.
God: (Chuckles.) Yes, most true! Some of them really don’t want to get down to any work for quite a while, and I can hardly blame them for that. But all play can be unfulfilling after a while, and then they want to get into doing something. Work is a lot more pleasurable in the heavenly realm and for most it is infinitely more rewarding than the drudgery many put up with on earth. Whatever they work at has eternal meaning and benefits. It is not as on earth, where much that you do one day has to be repeated the next to little avail.
Interviewer: So what kind of job openings would one find in the heavenly classifieds?
God: What kind of job would you like?
Interviewer: Something in an advisory capacity perhaps.
God: Perhaps we could find something for you in the “bad jokes” department. (Chuckles.) But seriously, there are innumerable opportunities. If you want to go into something advisory, how about working as a spirit helper to someone still on earth? That is a function of many spirits.
Interviewer: But I thought that each person had a guardian angel. Why would they need help from spirits too?
God: The spirits have more of a specialist instructor role. They are usually sent for some specific purpose, and that purpose can be long or shortterm. The guardian angel, though, is a permanent assignment.
Interviewer: Can You elaborate on what the “specialist instructor” does?
God: Well, say there is a specific task that someone has. Writing a book might be one. The assigned spirit would normally bring some expertise to the subject-perhaps an intimate knowledge of the subject of the book, or perhaps a talent for writing.
Interviewer: Would anybody who sat down to write a book get one of these helpers?
God: No, not necessarily. There would have to be a compelling reason for sending a spirit to help, and usually it would in some way be to serve My overall purpose for mankind.
Interviewer: Which is?
God: My goodness, didn’t we cover that? Why, to get as many people as possible to eventually come live in Heaven.
Interviewer: So in the case of the writer, these helping spirits would be trying in some way to get the writer to say something in his book like, “Want to go to Heaven?”
God: Not exactly, but they would at least be trying to help the writer say something that might get his readers thinking in some way about the reality of the spirit world, or of Me. Or even trying to get them at least to want to do some good in the world, help their fellow man, be a bit more-or a lot more-altruistic or kind or just or show more consideration to others. Things along these lines. These are all manifestations of love, which are manifestations of Me.
Interviewer: But knowing how difficult it seems for us here to stay attuned to the spiritual, it must be a very frustrating assignment to be a spiritual companion to someone on earth.
God: It can be, but when the person is in tune and everything goes as it should, it is one of the most rewarding experiences there can be. Oftentimes the spirits ask to be assigned to someone they have an affinity with-a descendant or relative, a friend, someone who has similar interests, even one’s spouse or children. Aside from deriving pleasure out of just plain helping someone they like and love, they in a sense also get to live their lives over and help that person succeed at something they didn’t or accomplish something that they had always wanted to.
Sometimes they can get a little too eager and some of their thoughts and memories of their lives on earth are transferred to their charge. It can seem to the one on the receiving end that he or she is getting a flashback of a former life.
Interviewer: Does this explain the theory of reincarnation then?
God: Yes, it does. Those people getting thoughts of another life are actually experiencing the memories of a previous lifetime as though they themselves have lived before. In reality, they are usually the memories of the spirit helping them.
Interviewer: Are the spirit guides out of line in projecting their thoughts like this?
God: Once in awhile, yes, but mostly it happens accidentally. The trouble is, once those thoughts are in the mind of the one on earth, they are there permanently. Although not in conscious mind all the time, these memories can be activated by things like hypnotism or some sort of trauma, or even by something positive emotionally. This can lead to some rather complicated situations.
Interviewer: And some rather mixed-up people through no fault of their own.
God: Well, you can’t draw such sweeping conclusions. Although there is some fault on the spirit’s side, a lot of people make the wrong assumption. A little more caution and level-headedness might cause them to consider the evidence more thoughtfully and not jump to conclusions.
Interviewer: Any last word about angels and spirits?
God: Are we drawing to a close already? Time flies. We who live in eternity are not constrained by time, but that is another subject too. Hopefully that will whet your appetite for more.
To close on angels and spirits, I would like to say that all the forces of Heaven are fighting for the right. Although it may at times look as though the other side is winning, My angels are much stronger and more numerous than the fallen ones, and My plan will not fail to come to pass. Good will triumph and the victory of My heavenly forces is assured. So you may in full confidence put your money on My side as being the one to win eventually. In fact, you can bet your life on it.
Interviewer: I am sure the readers will appreciate that hot tip. Thank You for coming again. Can we look forward to more of these tête-à-têtes?
God: Most assuredly.
(GOD on GOD [#087])