What is an angel?

 

To my dearest and most secret readers,

     I hope that this letter finds you well.  I feel that it is important for me to lay down a few guidelines about what we are talking about; namely the people and creatures that we are dealing with.  The first of which is the creature that has been given the name of angel.  What is an angel?  When Joseph was asked that very question at the beginning of his adventure he described them as “literary devices designed to help inspire a certain feeling of spirituality” (of course he has laughed at that explanation numerous times after discovering first hand the true nature of their existence).  If you are not familiar with Joseph you should really take the time to research my first writings in Fighting with Angels

     It is important to note that tradition hands down to us Nine Choirs of Angels.  They in themselves have a hierarchy of their own along with distinct duties which I may elaborate on later, but for now our chief concern is with the Guardian Angel.  Every one of us has a Guardian Angel assigned to us for the course of our life time.  Their role consists of guidance in both our thoughts and in our actions as well as protecting us from evil.

     How involved our angels are in our lives is ultimately up to us.  The level and depth of our relationship with God directly determines the level of interaction we have with our Guardians (whether we know about them or not) as they are intimately intertwined in that relationship.  They can not force our actions in any way but they can be of help to us if we pray for it.

     Angels have the ability to influence our dreams.  Although they primarily exist in the spiritual realm, they can also alter their own forms and have been known to appear to humans in several ways.  There have been times, although rare, that they have appeared in their full glory.  Generally that seems to be humanoid in nature with large and powerful wings that extend from their backs.  It is uncertain if that is their true form or if our own perception comes into play.  More often than that, they appear to us as humans themselves and offer aid that is not completely understood to us at the time.  They may also take on other forms that are even less obvious to us, but in no way less helpful. 

     Their ability to change appearance is due to their composition.  Angels are made entirely out of spiritual energy.  While that energy can be altered and made to feel tangible to us, it can not be scientifically explained, at least not by anyone who’s talking about it.  Dr. Crawford and his scientists are adamantly opposed to discussions on the topic (‘for our own good’ they usually add).

     At any rate, angels are formidable creatures.  I can say that even before any mention of their weapons.  And what are they protecting us from?  It chills me to discuss the matter, but for now I will only assure you that ‘demons’ can not control our actions either.  I will write to you again soon…

© Jonathan Lehnerz and Fighting with Angels Blog, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of both written and illustrated material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jonathan Lehnerz and to Fighting with Angels Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Underground letters

 

To my dearest and most secret readers,

     I have been forced into hiding in the very same catacombs that the first followers of Christ stowed away in for fear of persecution.  And why am I here?  I am here because of what I know and because I choose to share what others would have remain hidden.  I know about demons, but more importantly, I know about the angels that protect us from them…

     It has become far too dangerous for me to show my face above ground anymore after the way I went about repeating the information that had been passed on to me.  If I had known at the time the consequences of listening to the Crawford’s story I may have politely refrained from the invitation, but instead I allowed my curiosity to get the better of me.  And what a story it was.  Understand from the beginning that by nature I find my self to be a skeptic.  Ironically, I think it was doubt that fueled my ambition at first, as I scrutinized every word that came out of their mouthes, looking for some small contradiction in what they professed.  The more that I listened the more I found myself drawn in and the more that I found my own life beginning to change.

     Anyone who had not known the full joy of the Lord in their heart, and now does, can tell you a conversion story.  If you listen to a hundred different people you would hear a hundred different stories.  Some conversions happen slowly and are spread out over the course of many years.  Others are baptized by fire.  Take the Apostle Paul being thrown to the ground by the voice of our Lord as an example of the later.  No one story has greater or lesser significance than another.  They are all of equal importance in God’s eyes.  Many could testify to you in five or ten minutes, but other stories take a little longer to tell…

     The Crawford’s first story of Fighting with Angels has been written down already and I have paid the price of being so public about it.  The second will have to come to you from places of hiding (like this one) as I am now on the run from those that would seek to silence me.  But fear not, as I do not fear, for the Lord is with us and the truth can not be hidden from those who seek it out.

     Until the time that the second story can be made available to you, my goal is to offer you further insight into the events that have already transpired and the roles of those involved, both good and evil.  I have been chased into seclusion, but I will not be silenced.  I have reached out through the internet and, by use of illustration and written word, I will pass the information on as it was passed to me.  From there it will be up to you what happens next.  Spread the news.  Let people know how and where to find it.  I will write to you again soon….

© Jonathan Lehnerz and Fighting with Angels Blog, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of both written and illustrated material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jonathan Lehnerz and to Fighting with Angels Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.