Sunday, May 24, 2020

Gold; Diffused or Specular; Incorporeal Beings; Hoarder of Gold; the Fall of the satan; Spirit of Wisdom

We put a high price on gold as a precious metal. We think that if we invest in gold we will be safe from financial ruin. The Bible talks about gold, but what we see is something that does not have as much of a monetary value as a value for one spiritual individual’s vanity. We have never explored the fall of the satan nor his need for hoarding gold. What we will see is a different picture of gold. We will see how man got caught up in the misdirection of gold, and how compared to the Spirit of Wisdom, gold is simply sand. Gold has a diffused reflection and one being saw his own beauty shine back on him and he admired himself. However the Spirit of Wisdom makes us friends and prophets of God, and this is the true treasure that we should seek. 

Ezekiel 28:13 Thou wast in the delight of the paradise of God; thou hast bound upon thee every precious stone, the sardius, and topaz, and emerald, and carbuncle, and sapphire, and jasper, and silver, and gold, and ligure, and agate, and amethyst, and chrysolite, and beryl, and onyx: and thou hast filled thy treasures and thy stores in thee with gold. (Brenton)  

It is quite an interesting idea to recognize that the satan spent his time in the paradise of God surrounded by precious stones and metals. It seems that being surrounded by this type of beauty was not enough. The satan filled treasuries and storehouses. There seems to be an overlooked reason for this. It may be elementary but it is one we should explore so that we don’t get suckered into a trap. 

Enoch explains that the leader of the Grigori is a prince called Satanail. The satan led a group to the earth to sin. The satan did not partake in this sin. We will answer the question as to why shortly. 

The Secrets of Enoch XVIII.
Of the taking of Enoch on to the fifth heaven.
THE men took me on to the fifth heaven and placed me, and there I saw many and countless soldiers, called Grigori, of human appearance, and their size was greater than that of great giants and their faces withered, and the silence of their mouths perpetual, and there was no service on the fifth heaven, and I said to the men who were with me:
2 Wherefore are these very withered and their faces melancholy, and their mouths silent, and wherefore is there no service on this heaven?
3 And they said to me: These are the Grigori, who with their prince Satanail rejected the Lord of light, and after them are those who are held in great darkness on the second heaven, and three of them went down on to earth from the Lord's throne, to the place Ermon, and broke through their vows on the shoulder of the hill Ermon and saw the daughters of men how good they are, and took to themselves wives, and befouled the earth with their deeds, who in all times of their age made lawlessness and mixing, and giants are born and marvellous big men and great enmity.
4 And therefore God judged them with great judgement, and they weep for their brethren and they will be punished on the Lord's great day.
5 And I said to the Grigori: 'I saw your brethren and their works, and their great torments, and I prayed for them, but the Lord has condemned them to be under earth till heaven and earth shall end for ever.'
6 And I said: 'Wherefore do you wait, brethren, and do not serve before the Lord's face, and have not put your services before the Lord's face, lest you anger your Lord utterly?'
7 And they listened to my admonition, and spoke to the four ranks in heaven, and lo! as I stood with those two men four trumpets trumpeted together with great voice, and the Grigori broke into song with one voice, and their voice went up before the Lord pitifully and affectingly.

The satan had soldiers called Grigori under his command. They were very large and looked like humans. They rejected Yahweh. 

Enoch now receives some insight on creation and the creation of the satan.  We are going backwards in time to the origin of the incorporeal beings. These are an order of beings all to themselves. 

The Secrets of Enoch XXIX.
Then it became evening, and then again morning, and it was the second day. [Monday is the first day.] The fiery Essence.
AND for all the heavenly troops I imaged the image and essence of fire, and my eye looked at the very hard, firm rock, and from the gleam of my eye the lightning received its wonderful nature, which is both fire in water and water in fire, and one does not put out the other, nor does the one dry up the other, therefore the lightning is brighter than the sun, softer than water and firmer than hard rock.
2 And from the rock I cut off a great fire, and from the fire I created the orders of the incorporeal ten troops of angels, and their weapons are fiery and their raiment a burning flame, and I commanded that each one should stand in his order.
Here Satanail with his angels was thrown down from the height.
3 And one from out the order of angels, having turned away with the order that was under him, conceived an impossible thought, to place his throne higher than the clouds above the earth, that he might become equal in rank to my power.
4 And I threw him out from the height with his angels, and he was flying in the air continuously above the bottomless.

The orders of the incorporeal are angels of fire. They do not have a physical body, they are different than cherubim, seraphim, and ophanim. The incorporeal class of beings are not angels that look like men. The incorporeal are not made of matter. They can be air, aether, fire, or light. The Incorporeal are dependent on reflection because they have no material construct. In other words, they are not tangible. One cannot grab them. However one can be affected by them. We cannot grab a flame, but we can grab a burning stick. If we touch the flame we get burned. We cannot catch the wind but we can be knocked over by the wind. Some of these beings look better being reflected rather than looked through. This requires a solid surface that is polished, like a gem stone, or precious metal. Reflection makes a flame look like it has substance. Depending on the material used for reflection the actual reflection can either be specular or diffused. 

Satanail was thrown out of the heavens between the second and the third day. He conceived an impossible thought. Just as Isaiah tells us, the incorporeal satan wanted to put his throne above the earth and become equal with Yahweh. 

Isa 14:13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Isa 14:14  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

The satan fell before man was created. On the sixth day man was created from invisible and visible nature, with the intelligence from the swiftness of the angels. 

The Secrets of Enoch XXX 30:10 [Friday]. On the sixth day I commanded my wisdom to create man from seven consistencies: one, his flesh from the earth; two, his blood from the dew; three, his eyes from the sun; four, his bones from stone; five, his intelligence from the swiftness of the angels and from cloud; six, his veins and his hair from the grass of the earth; seven, his soul from my breath and from the wind.
11 And I gave him seven natures: to the flesh hearing, the eyes for sight, to the soul smell, the veins for touch, the blood for taste, the bones for endurance, to the intelligence sweetness (sc. enjoyment).
12 I conceived a cunning saying to say, I created man from invisible and from visible nature, of both are his death and life and image, he knows speech like some created thing, small in greatness and again great in smallness, and I placed him on earth, a second angel, honourable, great and glorious, and I appointed him as ruler to rule on earth and to have my wisdom, and there was none like him of earth of all my existing creatures.
13 And I appointed him a name, from the four component parts, from east, from west, from south, from north, and I appointed for him four special stars, and I called his name Adam, and showed him the two ways, the light and the darkness, and I told him:
14 'This is good, and that bad,' that I should learn whether he has love towards me, or hatred, that it be clear which in his race love me.
15 For I have seen his nature, but he has not seen his own nature, therefore through not seeing he will sin worse, and I said 'After sin what is there but death?'
16 And I put sleep into him and he fell asleep. And I took from him a rib, and created him a wife, that death should come to him by his wife, and I took his last word and called her name mother, that is to say, Eva.

Mankind has been created in the same image as the angels, and then appointed as ruler to rule on the earth. This tells us that man is similar to angels in appearance, but not exactly like angels. This is why Enoch and others always describe angels as men. Notice that the incorporeal satan does not look like men. The incorporeal beings have no form. They can’t be held, they change shape, and their being can be hot, like fire, lightning, or plasma like a borealis. If we think about the aurora borealis we recognize how beautiful plasma (which consists of electrically charged particles) is. 

The heavens were open to the adam and he could see the angels. There was no separation between the adam in paradise and his ability to see the other angels. The devil, draco, corrupted Satanail, and Satanail then seduced Eve. 

The Secrets of Enoch XXXI.
God gives over paradise to Adam, and gives him a command to see the heavens opened, and that he should see the angels singing the song of victory.
ADAM has life on earth, and I created a garden in Eden in the east, that he should observe the testament and keep the command.
2 I made the heavens open to him, that he should see the angels singing the song of victory, and the gloomless light.
3 And he was continuously in paradise, and the devil understood that I wanted to create another world, because Adam was lord on earth, to rule and control it.
4 The devil is the evil spirit of the lower places, as a fugitive he made Sotona from the heavens as his name was Satanail, thus he became different from the angels, but his nature did not change his intelligence as far as his understanding of righteous and sinful things.
5 And he understood his condemnation and the sin which he had sinned before, therefore he conceived thought against Adam, in such form he entered and seduced Eva, but did not touch Adam.
6 But I cursed ignorance, but what I had blessed previously, those I did not curse, I cursed not man, nor the earth, nor other creatures, but man's evil fruit, and his works.

Man was not cursed but man’s evil fruit was cursed. The same thing happened to the satan. Sotona, the satan’s name after his corruption by the devil, is now a fugitive from the heavens. What does this mean? When the satan was pricked, goaded, and sported with by the devil, the satan imagined that he would put his throne above the earth and be like Yahweh. The satan then led other angelic beings astray. The satan was perfect until iniquity was found in him. He started to do something interesting, he hoarded what he deemed precious. Let’s read this section in Ezekiel. 

Ezekiel 28:11 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 12 Son of man, take up a lamentation for the prince of Tyre, and say to him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou art a seal of resemblance, and crown of beauty. 13 Thou wast in the delight of the paradise of God; thou hast bound upon thee every precious stone, the sardius, and topaz, and emerald, and carbuncle, and sapphire, and jasper, and silver, and gold, and ligure, and agate, and amethyst, and chrysolite, and beryl, and onyx: and thou hast filled thy treasures and thy stores in thee with gold. 14 From the day that thou wast created thou wast with the cherub: I set thee on the holy mount of God; thou wast in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast faultless in thy days, from the day that thou wast created, until iniquity was found in thee. 
16 Of the abundance of thy merchandise thou hast filled thy storehouses with iniquity, and hast sinned: therefore thou hast been cast down wounded from the mount of God, and the cherub has brought thee out of the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Thy heart has been lifted up because of thy beauty; thy knowledge has been corrupted with thy beauty: because of the multitude of thy sins I have cast thee to the ground, I have caused thee to be put to open shame before kings. 18 Because of the multitude of thy sins and the iniquities of thy merchandise, I have profaned thy sacred things; and I will bring fire out of the midst of thee, this shall devour thee; and I will make thee to be ashes upon thy land before all that see thee. 19 And all that know thee among the nations shall groan over thee: thou art gone to destruction, and thou shalt not exist any more. 

It is interesting that a being who is incorporeal will be consumed by his own fire coming out from inside him. Yet it was because of his beauty that he was lifted up. Did his hoarding of gold have something to do with his beauty? Was his reflection making him look more grand than he was? Did this corrupt his knowledge? 

Ezekiel 28:13 G1722 [2in G3588 3the G5172 4luxury G3588   G3857 5of the paradise G3588   G2316 6of God G1096 1You were]; G3956 [2every G3037 4stone G5543 3precious G1735.1 1you bound on] -- G4556 sardius, G2532 and G5116 topaz, G2532 and G4665 emerald, G2532 and G440 carbuncle, G2532 and G4552 sapphire, G2532 and G2393 jasper, G2532 and G694 silver, G2532 and G5553 gold, G2532 and G3033.1 amber, G2532 and G884.1 agate, G2532 and G271 amethyst, G2532 and G5555 chrysolite, G2532 and G969 beryl, G2532 and G3689.3 onyx. G2532 And G5553 with gold G1705 you filled up G3588   G2344 your treasuries G1473   G2532 and G3588   G596 your storehouses G1473   G1722 among G1473 you. 

5553 LSJ Gloss:χρυσίον a piece of gold
Dodson:χρυσίον a golden ornament a piece of gold, golden ornament.
1) gold, both that which lies imbedded in the earth and is dug out of it 
2) that which has been smelted and wrought 
2a) of a gold coin 
2b) of golden ornaments 
2c) of precious things made of gold

chrusion khroo-see'-on Diminutive of G5557; a golden article, that is, gold plating, ornament, or coin KJV Usage: gold.

5552 LSJ Gloss:χρύσεος golden, of gold, decked
Dodson:χρυσοῦς golden golden, made of gold, adorned with gold.
1) golden 
2) made of gold 
3) overlaid or covered with gold

chruseos khroo'-seh-os From G5557; made of gold KJV Usage: of gold, golden.

5554 LSJ Gloss:χρυσοδακτύλιος with ring of gold
Dodson:χρυσοδακτύλιος adorned with a gold ring.
1) gold ringed, adorned with gold rings

chrusodaktulios khroo-sod-ak-too'-lee-os From G5557 and G1146; gold ringed, that is, wearing a golden finger ring or similar jewelry KJV Usage: with a gold ring.

5557LSJ Gloss:χρυσός gold
Dodson:χρυσός anything made of gold gold, anything made of gold, a gold coin.
1) precious things made of gold, golden ornaments 
1a) an image made of gold 
1b) stamped gold, gold coin

chrusos khroo-sos' Perhaps from the base of G5530 (through the idea of the utility of the metal); gold; by extension a golden article, as an ornament or coin KJV Usage: gold.

Gold is gold. It is precious because we put value on it. But the value that the satan put on it is greater than we realize. What did he do? He filled up his treasuries and storehouses. Two places. 

1705 LSJ Gloss:ἐμπίπλημι to fill quite full
Dodson:ἐμπίπλημι I fill up, satisfy.
1) to fill up, fill full 
2) to take one's fill of, glut one's desire for, satisfy, satiate

ἐμπίπλημι, ἐμπλήθω 
empiplēmi emplēthō em-pip'-lay-mee, em-play'-tho From G1722 and the base of G4118; to fill in (up), that is, (by implication) to satisfy (literally or figuratively) KJV Usage: fill.

2344 LSJ Gloss:θησαυρός a store laid up, treasure
Dodson:θησαυρός a treasure, store a store-house for precious things; hence: a treasure, a store.
1) the place in which good and precious things are collected and laid up 
1a) a casket, coffer, or other receptacle, in which valuables are kept 
1b) a treasury 
1c) storehouse, repository, magazine 
2) the things laid up in a treasury, collected treasures

thēsauros thay-sow-ros' From G5087; a deposit, that is, wealth (literally or figuratively)
KJV Usage: treasure.

596 LSJ Gloss:ἀποθήκη any place wherein to lay up
Dodson:ἀποθήκη a repository, granary, barn, storehouse.
1) a place in which anything is laid by or up 
2) a storehouse, granary

apothēkē ap-oth-ay'-kay From G659; a repository, that is, granary KJV Usage: barn, garner.

So in the heavens the satan filled up treasures and repositories with gold. The gold wasn’t his. He lived among all the precious gems and metals, but he hoarded Yahweh’s gold. 

Yahweh created this earth with gold. In Genesis 2 we see the mention of gold and then in Genesis 13 we see that Abraham had gold. The temple had lots of elements of gold. The cherubim and the mercy seat were made of gold. 

Exodus 25:17 G2532 And G4160 you shall make G2435 an atonement-seat, G1935.1 a lid G5553 [2gold G2513 1of pure]; G1417 two G4083 cubits G2532 and G2255 a half G3588 is the G3372 length, G2532 and G4083 a cubit G2532 and G2255 a half G3588 the G4114 width. 
18 G2532 And G4160 you shall make G1417 two G5502 cherubim G5557.1 wrought in gold, G2532 and G2007 you shall place G1473 them G1537 at G297 both G3588 of the G2827.1 sides G3588 of the G2435 atonement-seat. 

Someone put value on gold and it was Yahweh. He had gold in his paradise and he included gold on the earth. The satan was already hoarding the gold of paradise before the adam was made. Yet man was unaware of the satan’s hoarding and fell into hoarding gold as well. Kings hoarded gold and the Israelites carried off all the gold out of Egypt. Now we see that gold became a staple for the tabernacle and temple. Eventually the gold of the temple was taken from Israel. 

Solomon tells us something interesting. The vanity of men is blinding them to the Creator. Instead men tend to see artistic works and believe them to be gods. 

Wisdom 13:13:1 Surely vain are all men by nature, who are ignorant of God, and could not out of the good things that are seen know him that is: neither by considering the works did they acknowledge the workmaster; 2 But deemed either fire, or wind, or the swift air, or the circle of the stars, or the violent water, or the lights of heaven, to be the gods which govern the world. 3 With whose beauty if they being delighted took them to be gods; let them know how much better the Lord of them is: for the first author of beauty hath created them. 4 But if they were astonished at their power and virtue, let them understand by them, how much mightier he is that made them. 
5 For by the greatness and beauty of the creatures proportionably the maker of them is seen. 6 But yet for this they are the less to be blamed: for they peradventure err, seeking God, and desirous to find him. 7 For being conversant in his works they search him diligently, and believe their sight: because the things are beautiful that are seen. 8 Howbeit neither are they to be pardoned. 9 For if they were able to know so much, that they could aim at the world; how did they not sooner find out the Lord thereof?

Men looked at fire, wind, swift air, the circle of the stars, violent water, or the lights of heaven, to be gods. They are gods, elohim, but they are not the Creator Elohim. There is a higher God over the lesser gods. Solomon says that they err seeking God, because they believe their sight. They believe what they see, even if what they see is a diffused reflection. 

Let’s think about this. There are people who call themselves satanists, or lucifarians. There are many denominations under that title. But what people are doing is worshipping the lesser rather than the Creator. If one knew the track record of the god they worshipped, wouldn’t they realize the devil led the satan astray with the devil’s sporting, pricking, and goading? Then would those people worshipping the satan recognize that their god is as fallible as they are? If those same satanists realized the satan led an entire group of angels into a fallen state, wouldn’t they question the value of worshipping a fallen being that causes others to fall? If those same worshippers of satan recognized that the satan hoarded gold, to reflect his own beauty, and to look bigger, and thereby feel more important, wouldn’t they see the frailty of such a god? Mankind looked to the elements and the other sons of God as if they were the Creator, yet Yahweh the Creator created them. 

What seems to be the attraction is the type of being the satan is. He is an incorporeal. He is fire. He can transform himself into an angel of light but he himself has no form. This is different than the angels that look like men, whom the adam was created in their image. The satan was escorted out of the Paradise of God by a cherubim, he doesn’t look like the cherubim or the seraphim, or the ophanim. So this fallen incorporeal has the ability to attract others to follow him. Is it because of his reflection? Is it a reflection of his beauty? Yahweh did not make beings ugly. 

In the satan’s case, reflection is the return of his light which is a change in direction of his light back to himself. In other words the light rays emanating from the satan hit the reflective material and return back onto the satan. There are two types of reflection: specular or diffused. A mirror is an example of specular reflection, giving a direct reflection or image of the source. Diffused reflection bounces the light off of the subject in many directions giving a softer less specific appearance, but also a larger and wider appearance. 

Man errs being desirous to find God because they believe what they see, even if what they see is a diffused reflection of a created being. The things that are beautiful are seen, therefore believed; yet man did not explore further as to who created this beauty. 

Why gold and not silver? The reflection of an incorporeal being from silver is more specular and shows the image in truer form, as opposed to gold which is more diffused. Think of polished gold and polished silver. Silver shows the truer image, gold blurs the image. What people see when they look at the incorporeal is a blurred image that seems larger, wider, and brighter than it truly is. David says that the angels are wind and his servants fire flames. Hebrews quotes David.

Psalms 104:4 G3588 the one G4160 making G3588   G32 his angels G1473   G4151 winds, G2532 and G3588   G3011 his ministers G1473   G4442 [2of fire G5395 1a flame]; 

Hebrews 1:7 G2532 And G4314 indeed to G3303   G3588 the G32 angels G3004 he says, G3588 The one G4160 making G3588 the G32 angels G1473 his G4151 spirits, G2532 and G3588   G3011 his ministers G1473   G4442 [2of fire G5395 1a flame]. 

pneuma pnyoo'-mah From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy spirit KJV Usage: ghost, life, spirit (-ual, -ually), mind. 

3011 LSJ Gloss:λειτουργός one who performed a
Dodson:λειτουργός a minister, servant a minister, servant, of an official character; of priests and Levites.
1) a public minister, a servant of the state 
2) a minister, servant 
2a) so of military labourers 
2b) of the temple 
2b1) of one busied with holy things 
2b2) of a priest 
2c) of the servants of a king

leitourgos li-toorg-os' From a derivative of G2992 and G2041; a public servant, that is, a functionary in the Temple or Gospel, or (generally) a worshipper (of God) or benefactor (of man) KJV Usage: minister (-ed).

4442 LSJ Gloss:πῦρ fire
Dodson:πῦρ fire, trials fire; the heat of the sun, lightning; fig: strife, trials; the eternal fire.
1) fire

pur poor A primary word; “fire” (literally or figuratively, specifically lightning) KJV Usage: fiery, fire.

5395 LSJ Gloss:φλόξ a flame
Dodson:φλόξ a flame.
1) a flame

phlox flox From a primary φλέγω phlegō (to “flash” or “flame”); a blaze
KJV Usage: flame (-ing).

David says “Bless Yahweh oh my soul, Yahweh Elohim you are magnified”. David recognized that there are angels formed like the Holy Spirit, a spirit, or wind. He also recognized that Yahweh’s servants are also a fire flame. These are incorporeal beings. They are winds, flames, light or spirit. They can be felt but not held. No one can hold the wind, and no one can hold a flame that isn’t consuming something. It is Yahweh Elohim who made these beings. 

Solomon tells us something interesting. He says that compared to the Spirit of Wisdom, gold is like sand. Man himself has one way into the world and one way out of the world. Even kings have the same start and finish. 

Wisdom 7:1 I myself also am a mortal man, like to all, and the offspring of him that was first made of the earth, 2 And in my mother’s womb was fashioned to be flesh in the time of ten months, being compacted in blood, of the seed of man, and the pleasure that came with sleep. 3 And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do. 4 I was nursed in swaddling clothes, and that with cares. 5 For there is no king that had any other beginning of birth. 6 For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out. 
7 Wherefore I prayed, and understanding was given me: I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me. 8 I preferred her before sceptres and thrones, and esteemed riches nothing in comparison of her. 9 Neither compared I unto her any precious stone, because all gold in respect of her is as a little sand, and silver shall be counted as clay before her. 10 I loved her above health and beauty, and chose to have her instead of light: for the light that cometh from her never goeth out. 
11 All good things together came to me with her, and innumerable riches in her hands. 12 And I rejoiced in them all, because wisdom goeth before them: and I knew not that she was the mother of them. 
13 I learned diligently, and do communicate her liberally: I do not hide her riches. 14 For she is a treasure unto men that never faileth: which they that use become the friends of God, being commended for the gifts that come from learning.

Solomon preferred the Spirit of Wisdom, an incorporeal being, to riches and rulership. Compared to the Spirit of Wisdom, gold is like sand. It is nothing. Solomon says that he communicates her (Spirit of Wisdom) liberally, and does not hide her riches. She is the treasure we should hoard, not gold. Gold does nothing for us, but the Spirit of Wisdom is a treasure to us that never fails. Through the Spirit of Wisdom we become the friends of God. This is the treasure that we should desire, not gold. Gold does not give humans a clear and sharp image of themselves, but the incorporeal Holy Spirit does.   

By the time of the first century, man’s thinking became so warped that the religious leaders believed that swearing by the gold of the temple was more powerful than swearing by the temple itself. 

Mat 23:16  Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
Mat 23:17  Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

Jesus is saying that making a promise via the gold of the temple does not make someone a debtor. Yet the religious leaders valued the gold elements in the temple higher than the temple. Why did they think the gold fixtures were more valuable than the whole temple? Who told people gold was valuable? Could that misinformation come from an incorporeal that enjoyed his own beautiful diffused reflection in gold? Would that incorporeal being want people to follow him and store up gold just as he did? 

Let’s do a little reflecting. Remember when the glory left the temple because for over three hundred and thirty years there were other beings worshipped alongside Yahweh? Before that happened, if the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom, manifested, what would it look like? It would be bright and shiny in the temple. But when Hezekiah showed off the gold, the Lord decided the gold elements would be carried off to Egypt. So what were the religious leaders of the first century led to believe? They believed that the gold was important. However, wasn’t the Holy Spirit more important? Wouldn’t we rather have the direct reflection of the Holy Spirit instead of gold? 

The religious leaders in the first century had forsaken the Holy Spirit and stayed in temple service under a defiled high priest, Jonathan Apphus. They didn’t leave the defiled temple service when the Holy Spirit told them to. Isn’t this why Solomon thought of gold as sand, because the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Wisdom, was more valuable? What if we asked for the specular reflection of the Holy Spirit rather than a diffused reflection? Would we have to cover our eyes or later wear a veil over our face so as to not reflect too brightly for others? 

We have a phrase that we use when we feel that someone is tricking us; we say that they did it with “smoke and mirrors”. Isn’t the incorporeal satan just smoke and mirrors? Isn’t he simply a diffused reflection of a created being? Why would we want to worship that instead of our Creator? Instead we should desire the Spirit of Wisdom, so that we can be the friends of Yahweh Elohim, rather than be led by an incorporeal magician. Early on, the desire for the satan to hoard gold tells us that the value of gold was a vain desire of the satan to elevate himself and his own being because he admired his own beauty. 

Let’s close by reflecting on Solomon’s words. 

Wisdom 7:22 For wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me: for in her is an understanding spirit holy, one only, manifold, subtil, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, loving the thing that is good quick, which cannot be letted, ready to do good, 23 Kind to man, steadfast, sure, free from care, having all power, overseeing all things, and going through all understanding, pure, and most subtil, spirits. 
24 For wisdom is more moving than any motion: she passeth and goeth through all things by reason of her pureness. 25 For she is the breath of the power of God, and a pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty: therefore can no defiled thing fall into her. 26 For she is the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of his goodness. 27 And being but one, she can do all things: and remaining in herself, she maketh all things new: and in all ages entering into holy souls, she maketh them friends of God, and prophets. 
28 For God loveth none but him that dwelleth with wisdom. 29 For she is more beautiful than the sun, and above all the order of stars: being compared with the light, she is found before it. 30 For after this cometh night: but vice shall not prevail against wisdom. 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Stars; Angels Managing the Heavens; Angels Watching the Churches; Falling Stars

There are stars and then there are stars. Sometimes stars are gaseous heavenly bodies, sometimes they are angels. Jesus told us that the stars in his right hand were angels. Why did people associate stars with angels? The people of the first century and prior had either read or heard the Book of Enoch read in the synagogues. Enoch associates the heavenly bodies and stars with the functions of the angels. The idea that Enoch is communicating is that the number of angels is like the number of stars, and angels are managing the heavens making sure that things function properly. Somehow mankind has believed the lie that outer space is random and has no management. That is untrue. The people of the first century recognized the mistakes their forefathers made in worshipping angels, stars, and other spiritual beings. There are some stars with names and functions during the tribulation. And we will see Enoch’s view of the fallen angels as well as those who manage the heavenly bodies and keep time. 

Revelation 1:16 G2532 and G2192 having G1722 [3in G3588   G1188 5right G5495 6hand G1473 4his G792 2stars G2033 1seven]; G2532 and G1537 from out of G3588   G4750 his mouth G1473   G4501 [3broadsword G1366 2double-edged G3691 1a sharp] G1607 going forth; G2532 and G3588   G3799 his appearance G1473   G5613 was as G3588 the G2246 sun G5316 shines G1722 in G3588   G1411 its power. G1473   

792 LSJ Gloss:ἀστήρ euphon.
Dodson:ἀστήρ a star. sage: star.
TBESG:ἀστήρ star G:N-M
ἀστήρ, -έρος, ὁ 
[in LXX chiefly for כּוֹכָב ;] 
a star:
Refs Mat.2:2, 7-10 :, Mrk.13:25, 1Co.15:41, Rev.6:13 8:10-12 9:1 12:1, 4; metaph., ὁ ἀ. ὁ πρωϊνός
Refs Rev.2:28 22:16; ἀ. πλαῆται, Ju 13; ἀ. ἑπτά, symbolizing the angels of the seven churches,
Refs Rev.1:16, 20 2:1 3:1
(cf. ἄστρον, and see DCG, ii, 674 f.; MM, see word).†
1) a star

astēr as-tare' Probably from the base of G4766; a star (as strown over the sky), literally or figuratively KJV Usage: star.

We see the word astēr meaning “star” comes from the base of strōnnumi meaning “strewn”. Stars are strewn across the sky. Jesus holds seven stars in his hand. He will tell us the mystery of what John sees. 

Revelation 1:17 G2532 And G3753 when G1492 I beheld G1473 him, G4098 I fell G4314 to G3588   G4228 his feet G1473   G5613 as G3498 dead. G2532 And G2007 he placed G3588   G1188 his right G1473   G5495 hand G1909 upon G1473 me, G3004 saying, G3361 Do not G5399 fear! G1473 I G1510.2.1 am G3588 the G4413 first G2532 and G3588 the G2078 last; 

4098 LSJ Gloss:πίπτω to fall, fall down
Dodson:πίπτω I fall, fall under I fall, fall under (as under condemnation), fall prostrate.
1) to descend from a higher place to a lower 
1a) to fall (either from or upon) 
1a1) to be thrust down 
1b) metaph. to fall under judgment, came under condemnation 
2) to descend from an erect to a prostrate position 
2a) to fall down 
2a1) to be prostrated, f

πίπτω, πέτω 
piptō petō pip'-to, pet'-o The first is a reduplicated and contracted form of the second (which occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses); probably akin to G4072 through the idea of alighting; to fall (literally of figuratively) KJV Usage: fail, fall (down), light on.

As soon as John sees Jesus with the stars and the broadsword coming from his mouth, he falls, he prostrates. John is bowing to Jesus. Jesus explains who he is and says do not fear. 

Revelation 1:18 G2532 and G3588 the G2198 living one, G2532 and G1096 I became G3498 dead, G2532 and G2400 behold G2198 I am living G1510.2.1   G1519 into G3588 the G165 eons G3588 of the G165 eons. G281 Amen. G2532 And G2192 I have G3588 the G2807 keys G3588   G2288 of death G2532 and G3588   G86 of Hades. 
  19 G1125 Write G3767 then G3739 the things which G1492 you saw, G2532 and G3739 the things which G1510.2.6 are, G2532 and G3739 the things which G3195 are about G1096 to take place G3326 after G3778 these things

Jesus is the first and the last and he is alive forever. He has the keys to death and Hades. No one dies without seeing Jesus. Jesus asks John to write the things that he sees, the things that are happening, and the things that will happen in the future. Jesus then wants to tell John the mystery. 

Revelation 1:20 G3588 The G3466 mystery G3588 of the G2033 seven G792 stars G3739 which G1492 you saw G1909 upon G3588   G1188 my right, G1473   G2532 and G3588 the G2033 seven G3087 [2lamp-stands G3588   G5552 1golden]. G3588 The G2033 seven G792 stars G32 [2angels G3588 3of the G2033 4seven G1577 5assemblies G1510.2.6 1are]. G2532 And G3588 the G2033 seven G3087 lamp-stands G3739 which G1492 you saw G2033 [2seven G1577 3assemblies G1510.2.6 1are]. 

3466 LSJ Gloss:μυστήριον a mystery
Dodson:μυστήριον anything hidden, a mystery a mystery, secret, of which initiation is necessary; in the NT: the counsels of God, once hidden but now revealed in the Gospel or some fact thereof; the Christian revelation generally; particular truths or details of the Christian revelation.
1) hidden thing, secret, mystery 
1a) generally mysteries, religious secrets, confided only to the initiated and not to ordinary mortals 
1b) a hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding 
1c) a hidden purpose or counsel 
1c1) secret will 
1c1a) of men 
1c1b) of God: the secret counsels which govern God in dealing with the righteous, which are hidden from ungodly and wicked men but plain to the godly 
2) in rabbinic writings, it denotes the mystic or hidden sense 
2a) of an OT saying 
2b) of an image or form seen in a vision 
2c) of a dream

mustērion moos-tay'-ree-on From a derivative of μύω muō (to shut the mouth); a secret or “mystery” (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites) KJV Usage: mystery.

1577 LSJ Gloss:ἐκκλησία an assembly of the citizens regularly summoned, the legislative assembly
Dodson:ἐκκλησία an assembly, congregation, church an assembly, congregation, church; the Church, the whole body of Christian believers.
1) a gathering of citizens called out from their homes into some public place, an assembly 
1a) an assembly of the people convened at the public place of the council for the purpose of deliberating 
1b) the assembly of the Israelites 
1c) any gathering or throng of men assembled by chance, tumultuously 
1d) in a Christian sense 
1d1) an assembly of Christians gathered for worship in a religious meeting 
1d2) a company of Christian, or of those who, hoping for eternal salvation through Jesus Christ, observe their own religious rites, hold their own religious meetings, and manage their own affairs, according to regulations prescribed for the body for order's sake 
1d3) those who anywhere, in a city, village, constitute such a company and are united into one body 
1d4) the whole body of Christians scattered throughout the earth 
1d5) the assembly of faithful Christians already dead and received into heaven

ekklēsia ek-klay-see'-ah From a compound of G1537 and a derivative of G2564; a calling out, that is, (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both) KJV Usage: assembly, church.

The seven stars are the seven angels of the seven assemblies. These are the seven assemblies that John will write letters to. This does not mean that there are only seven angels over the churches. There are angels who are over each church. Each church is like a golden lamp-stand. What are angels/messengers doing at the churches? We can see what was happening just before the glory left the temple. 

Ezekiel 9:1 And he cried in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, The judgment of the city has drawn nigh; and each had the weapons of destruction in his hand. 2 And, behold, six men came from the way of the high gate that looks toward the north, and each one’s axe was in his hand; and there was one man in the midst of them clothed with a long robe down to the feet, and a sapphire girdle was on his loins: and they came in and stood near the brazen altar. 3 And the glory of the God of Israel, that was upon them, went up from the cherubs to the porch of the house. 
And he called the man that was clothed with the long robe, who had the girdle on his loins; 4 And said to him, Go through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark on the foreheads of the men that groan and that grieve for all the iniquities that are done in the midst of them. 5 And he said to the first in my hearing, Go after him into the city, and smite: and let not your eyes spare, and have no mercy. 6 Slay utterly old man and youth, and virgin, and infants, and women: but go ye not nigh any on whom is the mark: begin at my sanctuary.

Angels came to Jerusalem wearing a sapphire belt and an axe. Some translations in verses 2 use the word “writing kit” instead of “axe”, but the Greek notes axe. The word for man, means “male”, which is different than manfaced. The idea is that they are males, not necessarily human, like manfaced, although they look like men. These males are marking the people who are grieved for the condition of Jerusalem and they are to kill everyone without a mark. We can see that they have a directive. When judgment comes, they are to make sure that the just are marked. They are keeping track of people. They are protecting the righteous who mourn. They are recording the things that go on in the temple/church. The seven messages are for all of us. They are a warning and an encouragement. An angel is observing and recording the events in the churches. Angels are over churches for lots of reasons, but first and foremost they know every detail of what goes on within the group. 

Just as John prostrated himself before the Lord when he saw him, we see stars prostrate themselves as well. 

Revelation 6:13 G2532 and G3588 the G792 stars G3588 of the G3772 heaven G4098 fell G1519 unto G3588 the G1093 earth, G5613 as G4808 a fig-tree G906 casts G3588   G3653 its immature figs G1473   G5259 [2by G3173 3a great G417 4wind G4579 1being shaken]. 

Just like figs that get blown off a tree, the stars of heaven prostrate. Imagine the wind of the Holy Spirit blowing by and the stars all bow at the sight of the Father and the Son. Physical shooting stars will not fall to earth, they would burn up in the atmosphere. What is happening here? The sixth seal has been opened and the sun becomes black and the moon turns red like blood. The heaven rolls back like a scroll and all the mountains and islands are moved. The people are in great fear because they see the Father on his throne and the wrath of the Lamb. It is no wonder that the angels would fall prostrate. They will see what all humans will see. We might think that the angels are always in the presence of the Father, but they are not. They have jobs and duties, and not all angels visit the Father and Son in the heavens.

Revelation 8:10 G2532 And G3588 the G5154 third G32 angel G4537 trumped; G2532 and G4098 [3fell G1537 4from out of G3588 5the G3772 6heaven G792 2star G3173 1a great], G2545 burning G5613 as G2985 a lamp, G2532 and G4098 it fell G1909 upon G3588 the G5154 third G3588 of the G4215 rivers, G2532 and G1909 upon G3588 the G4077 springs G3588 of the G5204 waters. 

If a star fell, it would not only poison rivers and springs, it would destroy the earth. Stars are gaseous not solid. Yet if an angel fell it could be as specific as it needed to be, to poison rivers and springs. 

Revelation 8:11 G2532 And G3588 the G3686 name G3588 of the G792 star G3004 is called G3588   G894 Absinthium; G2532 and G1096 [5became G3588 1the G5154 2third G3588 3of the G5204 4waters] G1519 into G894 absinthium, G2532 and G4183 many G3588 of the G444 men G599 died G1537 because of G3588 the G5204 waters, G3754 for G4087 they were made bitter. 

The star has a name. Absinthium is a bitter used in vermouth. Absinthium is called wormwood and can be used medicinally for healing of parasites. However in high doses it causes convulsions and death. If the water becomes undrinkable that will be a difficult time. The only way for one third of all the fresh water on earth to become poisoned with absinthium is if an angel does it.  

Revelation 9:1 G2532 And G3588 the G3991 fifth G32 angel G4537 trumped; G2532 and G1492 I saw G792 a star G1537 [2from out of G3588 3the G3772 4heaven G4098 1falling] G1519 unto G3588 the G1093 earth; G2532 and G1325 was given G1473 to him G3588 the G2807 key G3588 of the G5421 well G3588 of the G12 abyss. 

The star that falls here is given a key to the bottomless pit. That tells us that the bottomless pit or abyss is here on the earth. This star is considered a “him”, meaning a person not an it. It has keys and opens the well of the abyss so that locusts come out. 

Revelation 12:4 G2532 And G3588   G3769 his tail G1473   G4951 drags G3588 the G5154 third G3588 of the G792 stars G3588 of the G3772 heaven, G2532 and G906 he casts G1473 them G1519 to G3588 the G1093 earth. G2532 And G3588 the G1404 dragon G2476 stands G1799 before G3588 the G1135 woman G3588   G3195 about G5088 to give birth, G2443 that G3752 whenever G5088 she should give birth G3588   G5043 [3child G1473 2her G2719 1he should devour]

There was a time when one third of the angels aligned with the devil and thus there is a time when these angels will be cast out of the heaven along with the devil and the satan.

Revelation 12:9 G2532 And G906 [4was cast out G3588 1the G1404 3dragon G3588   G3173 2great], G3588 the G3789 [2serpent G3588   G744 1ancient], G3588 the one G2564 being called G1228 the devil G2532 and G4567 Satan; G3588 the one G4105 misleading G3588 the G3611 [2inhabitable world G3650 1entire] G906 was cast G1519 unto G3588 the G1093 earth, G2532 and G3588   G32 his angels G1473   G3326 [2with G1473 3him G906 1were cast]. 

When the angels who align with the devil are thrown to earth with the devil and the satan, all humans will know. There will be a shaking on the earth and people will feel the spiritual pressure. Yet Jesus overcame these fallen spiritual beings, so understand that the people left on the earth at this time have rejected Jesus. We who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and believe that he rose up on the third day have Christ in us and could overcome these fallen beings. These beings may use deceit and trickery, but we would have the eyes of the Holy Spirit to see through their lies. Notice what Paul tells us. 

Col 2:15  And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Col 2:16  Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
Col 2:17  Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
Col 2:18  Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
Col 2:19  And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

In verse 18 the KJV says “worshipping of angels”; don’t be beguiled into worshipping angels. But the Greek says “judge against you” into the religion of angels. 

Colossians 2:18 G3367 [2no one G1473 4you G2603 1Let 3deprive] of due reward, G2309 wanting G1722 by G5012 deprivation G2532 and G2356 following a religion G3588   G32 of angels, G3739 [2things which G3361 3he has not G3708 4seen G1687 1entering into], G1500 vainly G5448 being inflated G5259 by G3588 the G3563 mind G3588   G4561 of his flesh, G1473   

2603 LSJ Gloss:καταβραβεύω to give judgment against
Dodson:καταβραβεύω I decide against, condemn of the umpire in a contest: I decide against, take part against, condemn (perhaps with the idea of assumption, officialism).
TBESG: καταβραβεύω to disqualify G:V
(< βραβεύς, an umpire, cf βραβεῖον) 
to give judg­ment against, condemn (see Field, Notes, 196; Abbott, Essays, 104 f.): Col.2:18.†
1) to decide as umpire against someone 
2) to defraud or beguile of the prize of victory 
3) metaph. to deprive of salvation

katabrabeuō kat-ab-rab-yoo'-o From G2596 and G1018 (in its original sense); to award the price against, that is, (figuratively) to defraud (of salvation) KJV Usage: beguile of reward.

2356 LSJ Gloss:θρησκεία religious worship
Dodson:θρησκεία ritual worship, religion (underlying sense: reverence or worship of the gods), worship as expressed in ritual acts, religion.
1) religious worship 
1a) esp. external, that which consists of ceremonies 
1a1) religious discipline, religion

thrēskeia thrace-ki'-ah From a derivative of G2357; ceremonial observance KJV Usage: religion, worshipping.

To be “beguiled” or “defrauded” into losing rewards is accurate, but it is also accurate to say “judge against you”. The idea is to be awarded the price against us for doing something wrong. “Worshipping angels” is accurate but so is “religion of angels”. It is always a bad idea to worship angels, but it is also a bad idea to follow a religion of angels. Let’s think about this. People make up their own religious practices. Some worship Baal, some worship Molech, some worship Lucifer, and so on. But all of these religious practices have a root in misinformation. Why are people worshipping lesser gods? Why would anyone think that worshipping a fallen being is a good idea? Deception runs deep. Sometimes people believe that these fallen beings possess some power that they are willing to give to their followers. They do possess some power, but not much power. What they possess is sleight of hand, cunning, or a PT Barnum effect, such as broad intuitions that can apply to many people. In other words, they know how to fool people.  

When we hear of “important” people who worship the satan or the devil, we think they must know something we don’t, but in reality, they are only living for what the god of this world will give them now. They are not concerned with eternity.  

When the Northern Kingdom falls, we see it is because they started worshipping the wrong things. 

2Ki 17:16 (Brenton)  They forsook the commandments of the Lord their God, and made themselves graven images, even two heifers, and they made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
2Ki 17:17  And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divinations and auspices, and sold themselves to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him.

Think about what this looked like. There were people doing all kinds of strange things. Where did they come up with these ideas? Seducing spirits and doctrines of Demons. 

Manasseh leads the southern kingdom astray. They are doing the same things as the Northern kingdom, but they are doing it in the temple. 

2Ki 21:3 (Brenton)  And he built again the high places, which Ezekias his father had demolished; and set up an altar to Baal, and made groves as Achaab king of Israel made them; and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
2Ki 21:4  And he built an altar in the house of the Lord, whereas he had said, In Jerusalem I will place my name.
2Ki 21:5  And he built an altar to all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord.
2Ki 21:6  And he caused his sons to pass through the fire, and used divination and auspices, and made groves, and multiplied wizards, so as to do that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.
2Ki 21:7  And he set up the graven image of the grove in the house of which the Lord said to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, will I even place my name for ever.

Again speaking of Manasseh.

2Ch 33:3 (Brenton) And he returned and built the high places, which his father Ezekias had pulled down, and set up images to Baalim, and made groves, and worshipped all the host of heaven, and served them.
2Ch 33:4  And he built altars in the house of the Lord, concerning which the Lord said, In Jerusalem shall be my name for ever.
2Ch 33:5  And he built altars to all the host of heaven in the two courts of the house of the Lord.
2Ch 33:6  He also passed his children through the fire in the valley of Benennom; and he divined, and used auspices, and sorceries, and appointed those who had divining spirits, and enchanters, and wrought abundant wickedness before the Lord, to provoke him.
2Ch 33:7  And he set the graven image, the molten statue, the idol which he made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my name for ever;

During the time of Josiah, Judah was warned. But it doesn’t seem like they really cared to change. 

Zep 1:4 (Brenton)  And I will stretch out mine hand upon Juda, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will remove the names of Baal out of this place, and the names of the priests;
Zep 1:5  and them that worship the host of heaven upon the house-tops; and them that worship and swear by the Lord, and them that swear by their king;
Zep 1:6  and them that turn aside from the Lord, and them that seek not the Lord, and them that cleave not to the Lord.

Because they worshipped lesser gods and false deities, both the northern and southern kingdom went into captivity. This is a religion of angels and the worshipping of angels. Notice what Stephen says.  

Act 7:42 (Murdock) And God turned away, and gave them up to worship the hosts of heaven: as it is written in the book of the prophets: Did ye, for forty years, in the wilderness, present to me a slain animal or a sacrifice, ye sons of Israel?
Act 7:43  But ye bore the tabernacle of Malchum, and the star of the god Rephon, images which ye had made, that ye might bow down to them. I will transport you beyond Babylon.

Stephen points out that their forefathers named the cherubim on the ark and worshipped them. 

Amo 5:25 (Brenton) Have ye offered to me victims and sacrifices, O house of Israel, forty years in the wilderness?
Amo 5:26  Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Raephan, the images of them which ye made for yourselves.

What we see is that even in the wilderness the Israelites didn’t keep to the commandments but instead named the two cherubim Moloch and Chiun, or Sakkuth and Kaiwan. They then brought what they wanted for offerings (I don’t remember that from the movie The Ten Commandments.). Where did they bring these offerings? To the tent that housed the two cherubim that sat upon the mercy seat, the Holy of Holies. Moloch was the national deity of the Ammonites, the ones who helped build the temple. Moloch or Molech or Milcom was the god that people passed their seed through the fire. Chiun, also known as Rephan in Egypt, was also a god of sacrificing children. Both Moloch and Chiun were named as gods of planets. Moloch was Jupiter, and Chiun was Saturn. There is a twenty year cycle when these two planets align in conjunction and look like one. Notice in Amos 5:26 the star (singular) of your elohim (gods).  Every twenty years these two planets look like one star. Ezekiel explains why Yahweh allowed this. 

We need to look at some of the things that Enoch told us, as this is the knowledge that people had. 

Enoch 18:10  And I saw a great abyss of the earth, with pillars of heavenly fire, and I saw among them fiery pillars of Heaven, which were falling, 11 And as regards both height and depth, they were immeasurable. 12 And beyond that abyss I saw a place which had no firmament of heaven above, and no firmly founded earth beneath it: there was no water on it, and no birds, 13 But it was a desert and a horrible place. I saw there seven stars like great burning mountains, 14 And an angel questioned me regarding them. The angel said: 'This place is the end of heaven and earth. 15 This has become a prison for the stars and the host of heaven. And the stars which roll over the fire are they which have transgressed the commandment of the Lord in the beginning of their rising, because they did not come out at their proper times.16 And He was angry with them, and bound them until the time when their guilt should be consummated even for ten thousand years.'

Enoch 19:1 And Uriel said to me: 'The angels who have had sex with women shall stand here, and their spirits, having assumed many different forms, are defiling mankind and shall lead them astray into sacrificing to demons as gods, here shall they stand, until the day of the great judgment in which they shall be judged and are made an end of.
Lumpkin, Joseph. Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher: Banned from the Bible (p. 30). Fifth Estate. Kindle Edition. 

If we have read the Letter of Aristeas we understand that symbolism was meant to teach people a literal understanding. It was not figurative or non-literal. In other words, by explaining the behaviors of unclean animals we have a literal picture of how people are not to behave. The stars and the host of heavens are obviously beings not planetary bodies. There is a desert place, which is a prison, for the disobedient ones.  

The angels that did not perform their functions properly and the angels that fell will both reside here. Notice what Uriel says, the angels that are defiling mankind, leading mankind astray into sacrificing to demons as if they are gods, are there awaiting the great day of judgment. Now we understand why people kept getting deceived into worshipping angels or practicing a religion of angels. 

Enoch explains a few other things and then comes back to this point. There will be punishment for 10,000 years.

Enoch 21:1 Then, I proceeded to where things were chaotic and void. 2 And I saw there something horrible: I saw neither a heaven above nor a firmly founded earth, but a place chaotic and horrible. 3 And there I saw seven stars of heaven bound together in it, like great mountains and burning with fire. 4 Then I said: 'For what sin are they bound, and on why have they been cast in here?' 5 Then said Uriel, one of the holy angels, who was with me, and was chief over them: 'Enoch, why do you ask, and why are you eager for the truth? 6 These are some of the stars of heaven, which have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and are bound here until ten thousand years, the time entailed by their sins, are consummated.'
Lumpkin, Joseph. Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher: Banned from the Bible (p. 31). Fifth Estate. Kindle Edition. 

The transgressing angels, the stars of heaven, are bound in this place. Enoch now explains Yahweh’s calendar. There are leaders over the creation and over the stars. Those luminaries perform a function.

Enoch 75:1 And the leaders of the heads of the (ten) thousands, who are in charge of the whole creation and over all the stars, have also to do with the four days of the year which are not counted in the yearly calendar, being not separated from their office, according to the reckoning of the year, and these render service on the four days which are not counted in the reckoning of the year. 2 And because of them men go wrong in them, for those luminaries truly render service to the stations of the world, one in the first door, one on the third door of heaven, one in the fourth door, and one in the sixth door, and the exactness of the year is accomplished through its separate three hundred and sixty-four stations.
Lumpkin, Joseph. Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher: Banned from the Bible (p. 65). Fifth Estate. Kindle Edition. 

The understanding of four intercalary days in the year is what throws off our calendar. This is how men go astray, by not understanding the calendar and by changing to a lunar calendar. Each year starts on the Wednesday after the vernal equinox, just as on the fourth day the lights of heaven were created. If the equinox occurs on a Monday, then Wednesday is the first of the year. If the equinox is on a Thursday, then the next Wednesday is the first of the year. Those in-between days are also intercalary days. Each quarter has the first month of 30 days, the second month of 30 days and the third month of 31 days. The 31st day is an intercalary day. This day is a holiday or a non-work day. Therefore the year consists of 360 days, plus 4 intercalary days. The adjustment is not in a leap year it is in the start of the year, the first day being on Wednesday. This is the solar calendar mankind was told to keep. If we calculate Daniels calendar on a 360 day year we come up with the exact date that Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.

Enoch now explains the fallen angels as stars. 

Enoch 86:1 And again I looked with my eyes as I slept, and I saw the heaven above, and behold a star fell from heaven, and it arose and ate and pastured among those oxen (bulls). 2 And after that I saw the large and the black oxen (bulls), and behold they all changed their stalls and pastures and their heifers (cattle) , and began to live with each other. 3 And again I saw in the vision, and looked towards heaven, and behold I saw many stars descend and cast themselves down from heaven to that first star, and they became bulls among those cattle and pastured with them. 4 And I looked at them and saw they all let out their private (sexual) members, like horses, and began to mount the cows of the bulls (oxen), and they all became pregnant and bore elephants, camels, and asses.
Lumpkin, Joseph. Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher: Banned from the Bible (p. 74). Fifth Estate. Kindle Edition. 

Notice in this passage that the oxen/bulls were the stars and the heifer/cows were the earth women. The idea here is that there is a similar species but of a different kind that impregnated another species. That means that their offspring are also of a different kind, similar but still different. All the animals are warm blooded, they are similar in that manner but look different. There were oxen, and heifers. The combining of those two species made some elephants, some camels, and some donkeys. In other words the cohabitating of the two made some large humans, some medium humans, and some small humans. Now those offspring will fight each other.  

Enoch 88:1 And I saw one of those four who had come out first, and he seized that first star which had fallen from heaven, and bound it hand and foot and cast it into an abyss; now that abyss was narrow and deep, and horrible and dark. 2 And one of them drew a sword, and gave it to those elephants and camels and asses then they began to smite each other, and the whole earth shook because of them. 3 And as I was beholding in the vision one of those four who had come out stoned them from heaven, and gathered and took all the great stars whose private (sexual) members were like those of horses, and bound them all hand and foot, and threw them in an abyss of the earth.
Lumpkin, Joseph. Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher: Banned from the Bible (p. 75). Fifth Estate. Kindle Edition. 

The archangels came and took the great stars and imprisoned them. The first star was bound in the abyss, then the rest were bound in the abyss. Now let’s fast forward to the end of the tribulation. 

Enoch 90:19 And I saw until a great sword was given to the sheep, and the sheep proceeded against all the beasts of the field to slay them, and all the beasts and the birds of the heaven fled before their face. And I saw that man, who wrote the book according to the command of the Lord, until he opened that book concerning the destruction which those twelve last shepherds had wrought, and showed that they had destroyed much more than their predecessors, before the Lord of the sheep. And I saw until the Lord of the sheep came to them and took in His hand the staff of His wrath, and smote the earth, and the earth clave asunder, and all the beasts and all the birds of heaven fell from among those sheep, and were swallowed up in the earth and it covered them. 20 And I saw until a throne was erected in the pleasant land, and the Lord of the sheep sat Himself on it, and the other took the sealed books and opened those books before the Lord of the sheep.21 And the Lord called those men, the seven first white ones, and commanded that they should bring before Him, beginning with the first star which led the way, all the stars whose private members were like those of horses, and they brought them all before Him. 22 And He said to that man who wrote before Him, being one of those seven white ones, and said to him: 'Take those seventy shepherds to whom I delivered the sheep, and who taking them on their own authority slew more than I commanded them.'  23 And behold they were all bound, I saw, and they all stood before Him. 24 And the judgment was held first over the stars, and they were judged and found guilty, and went to the place of condemnation, and they were cast into an abyss, full of fire and flaming, and full of pillars of fire.
Lumpkin, Joseph. Enoch, Jubilees, Jasher: Banned from the Bible (p. 82). Fifth Estate. Kindle Edition. 

As we know from the prophet Joel, there will be an end to the Nephilim and their heirs. 

There will be an end to the age of the mixed races on the earth. The mixed races who tormented Israel and the nations will be bound at the end of the tribulation. 

In another writing of Enoch’s we see that the angels are the ones ruling the stars and their services in heaven.   

Secrets of Enoch 4:1 They brought before my face the elders and rulers of the stellar orders, and showed me two hundred angels, who rule the stars and (their) services to the heavens, and fly with their wings and come round all those who sail.
Anonime. The Book of the Secrets of Enoch . Axioma. Kindle Edition. 

Enoch gives us another example of how angels and other heavenly sons of God are keeping things in order. 

Secrets of Enoch 11:1 Those men took me, and led me up on to the fourth heaven, and showed me all the successive goings, and all the rays of the light of sun and moon. 2  And I measure their goings, and compared their light, and saw that the sun’s light is greater than the moon’s. 3   Its circle and the wheels on which it goes always, like the wind going past with very marvellous speed, and day and night it has no rest. 4    Its passage and return (are accompanied by) four great stars, (and) each star has under it a thousand stars, to the right of the sun’s wheel, (and by) four to the left, each having under it a thousand stars, altogether eight thousand, issuing with the sun continually. 5     And by day fifteen myriads of angels attend it, and by night A thousand. 6  And six-winged ones issue with the angels before the sun’s wheel into the fiery flames, and a hundred angels kindle the sun and set it alight.
Anonime. The Book of the Secrets of Enoch . Axioma. Kindle Edition. 

We now can make sense of Israel’s descent into the worshipping of stars, planets, and the heavenly host as this was due to Israel being misled by fallen angels. Enoch told us about the angels managing the heavenly bodies. He also let us know that they are like stars. This is the understanding that Jesus gave us regarding the angels of the churches.  When heavenly stars fall it is not the gaseous bodies that fall, it is the angels that prostrate and fall before the Father and Son. Paul warns us not to fall into the trap of worshipping stars or the religion of angels. While it might seem confusing to call angels stars, we see that it has it’s roots in ancient writ so as to communicate functions and management of the heavens so that we do not fall for the lie of random heavenly bodies rotating, exploding, and imploding in space as if there is no heavenly ordinal arrangement. There is an angelic management team.