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Common mis-spellings for ghosts and angels: angl, gost, gohst, anegl, angal, pic, pikture. Other languages: gast, geister, geist, engel, revenant, ange, fantasma, angelo, grabado, aparicion.
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What Are Angels?
We look at the origin of angels...

Angels, what are they? Many people hold beliefs in angels, and those beliefs can vary. From mysterious visitors to huge, winged beings of light, angels enthrall spiritual people. Let's take a look at the origin of angels, from biblical references to what they really are from the evidence we have to consider. We think you will find our interpretation of angels, enlightened spirits, to be quite interesting.
The Meaning of the Term, Angels
The word “angel” in the original Hebrew and Greek languages means “messenger.” An angel is a spirit that brings a message. However, you and I are spirits and we too, can bring a message to one another. With that definition, let us first consider that an angel could be anyone who brings a message to another person or persons, no matter which side of the grave. For more on this interesting idea, read Angel of Death.

Jesus, we read, communicated quite a bit with angels, and that might provide us with some clues as to who they are. We are told in the New Testament that Jesus was watched over by angels, that he could call 10,000 angels if he needed them and that angels ascended and descended upon him. What does that mean? Jesus quoted and interpreted Genesis 28 to Nathanael (when Jacob saw a ladder extending from the earth to the heavens) in the following Bible passage:

“And he said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.” - John 1:51
Nathanael, we read, saw the miracles, physical signs as well as the enlightened words Jesus spoke as he communicated and worked with angels. This was further demonstrated later in the New Testament to other disciples and has been called the “Mount of Transfiguration” by bible scholars:

“And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into an high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him.” – Matthew 17:1-3
Let's assume that Jesus was rolling back the veil which covers the eyes of mankind, revealing what possibly occurs behind our physical world. In other words, he showed his trusted disciples the spirit world in action. The ascending and descending of messengers, or angels, is simply two-way communication between the spirit (unseen realm) and the physical world (earth). The messengers speak to us, as Moses and Elijah did with Jesus, and direct, guide and assist those on earth who are open to their communication. This is who Jesus was communicating with when he prayed to his heavenly “Father.” The word “father” in the Greek means “ancestor, teacher, transmitter or generator.” Moses and Elijah would certainly be spiritually enlightened teachers and guides - ancestors. The idea of ascension and descension would indicate the idea of high and low, communication between those in spirit and those on earth. What is more shocking to some is that the angels were revealed to be Moses and Elijah, disembodied humans who are still alive, in spirit and communicating with Jesus.

Further to this idea that angels are enlightended or elevated human spirits, we need to look at additional biblical passages. It's intriguing to note that whenever angels are described in the bible as bringing messages, they are always human in appearance. For example, when angels visited Lot (Genesis 19) before the destruction of Sodom, we know they appeared as men
because they were called men:

“And there came two angels to Sodom at evening; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them, and they (men of Sodom) called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came unto thee this night?”

Names of Angels
Angel names typically end in "el" which in Hebrew means, "God." But the name of one angel reveals what angels are; the name of the angel “Gabriel” means “Man of God.” Interestingly, knowing this, then take a look at the angel Michael’s name. His name means, “Who is like God.” Putting this together, we can draw another conclusion about angels: Angels are men who are like God. In other words, they are enlightened, human spirits.

Jesus Told Us Who Angels Are
The following Bible verse clearly states that we are angels. Jesus explained the metaphor by proclaiming this in Matthew 22:30:

“For in the resurrection they (us) neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as angels in heaven.”

Traditional religion would have you believe that this passage means that some of us will be only similar to the angels, but that’s not what Jesus was revealing. Jesus was revealing that we ARE the angels (other translations, especially of Luke 20:36, use the words “equal to the angels”) who have lost our first estate, meaning, while earthbound, we do not know who we really are. We are, in a sense, the fallen angels. That is why he was saying we will be like the angels (who are not fallen); Jesus was trying to help us comprehend this amazing truth. We are the fallen angels who have lost our way and will be restored. This restoration is the resurrection, which means “a raising up from the dead.” Symbolically, the Bible states that one third of the angels lost their former place and fell from the heavens. The heavens would represent the higher realm or "spirit." The fall would be moving away from light and truth and unto darkness, or perhaps, the fall would be our temporary appearance in this physical plane. (Darkness always represents being "lost" or "lack of knowledge" in the bible.) If those of us in physical bodies are the third of angels that fell from the heavens, then two thirds remain in the light. Perhaps, these angels bring messages to us, daily, and are waiting for us to "re-join" them. We read of them having rank or hierarchies, but maybe this is indicative of their elevation: what degree of enlightenment (understanding) they possess. Maybe, life is a journey that never ends - and that includes never-ending spiritual growth which is ascension (or elevation of knowledge).

Now that you know many angel names end with “el,” it's clear that angels hold an elevated status within the Bible and within many religions. Even Jesus was called, “Immanu
el” or “God with us” in the bible. Jesus’ life had a simple yet hard (because it must be spiritually heard) to understand message; and it was not what religious institutions would teach you, today. His message was that religion has helped to blind us from the truth of who we really are, and that each of us has the ability to communicate with those on the other side, who are in spirit. These messengers or angels, of whom you are also, are guiding and assisting all of mankind in understanding the truth. Jesus stated it his way: "The Kingdom of God is within you.” That would indicate that eternal spirit is within all of us, and all of us are a part of eternal spirit.

Looking at that "el" word, again, in the Bible's Old Testament, we are called, “Elohim” or “gods.” Elohim is often just translated as God in the Old Testament bible; but
we are these Elohim, the messengers, angels or gods on either side of the grave. Walking around as humans in physical bodies, unaware that we are “gods,” is precisely what Jesus was trying to proclaim in John 10:33-34:

"We are not stoning you for any of these, replied the Jews, but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God. Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your Law (believed to be given by God), 'I have said you are gods'?”

Jesus was quoting a passage from Psalm 82, where mankind is called “gods.” It is a passage that clearly shows all of us exist within God as gods, but we do not know who we truly are and walk in darkness because of it:

“Gods stand in the congregation of God; He governs among the gods, they know not, neither do they understand; they walk to and fro in darkness: All the foundations of the earth are shaken. I said, You are gods, and all of you sons of the Most High. Nevertheless you shall die like men." - Psalm 82:1, 5-7

Angels who have fallen, all of mankind for that matter, will be resurrected unto understanding who we are. We will be rejoined with loved ones, though they are not far away and are with us, even now.

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