God as described in the Old Testament as El Elyon (the Most High) literally had His own divine council - other divine beings, the Elohim, who were
assigned to rule over the nations, with whom He held court routinely, until corruption became their downfall. In Psalm 82 they are judged for their
corruption, their misrule on Earth - but the conclusion that the Great Assembly truly existed, that God held court in the Heavens shouldn't surprise
us (& yet it does!) Many will claim that the Heavenly Court was a bunch of angels - but angels are messengers; divine beings are the administrators,
they had a higher status, and were described literally, as gods. They were, or became, the ancient gods we know from the Greek & Roman pantheons,
though their true status was that they had been judged for their corruption, as in the following psalm:
God presides in the great assembly;
he renders judgment among the gods:
“How long will you defend the unjust
and show partiality to the wicked?
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
“The gods know nothing, they understand nothing.
They walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
“I said, ‘You are gods;
you are all sons of the Most High.’
But you will die like mere mortals;
you will fall like every other ruler.”
Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
for all the nations are your inheritance.
You can see that these gods were assigned to rule over the nations. In that stance they had been spiritual beings who could become corporeal at will
- but their judgment showed that they would lose their spiritual power, becoming subject to death, finding a place which became Hell after they passed
over, the land of the dead, the underworld, from which they sought to escape by grabbing & entering humans, to avoid the pull of the Abyss. It must
be assumed that Lucifer was the head of the rebellion in the heavens, after Azazel & the 200 Watcher angels pledged to him from those charged to look
after Earth & her inhabitants came down to Earth on Mount Hermon, committing multiple acts of 'infamy' with the human females.
At the least, it would seem that perhaps Lucifer took over the rebellion of Azazel & his crew (the details are murky) & led a war in Heaven against
the Host led by the archangel Michael - whom, it is said, was merely the first to refuse to follow Lucifer when he was calling other spiritual beings
to join his army. For the choice to resist Lucifer when others around him were not, Michael was anointed by God as the Captain who fought with the
Host under his command for the duration. What is more murky is how the higher beings got involved in all this, as one would assume that they would
have had the wisdom to foresee the outcomes of their rebellion.. In the book of Jude, we can perhaps see that some of the highest rebels were cast
down to a pit, bound in chains until the End of Days, the final judgment:
And I remind you of the angels who did not stay within the limits of authority God gave them but left the place where they belonged. God has kept them
securely chained in prisons of darkness, waiting for the great day of judgment.
This seems a different fate to those spirits which became wanderers in the cosmos, free to inhabit the bodies of humans & even animals where
necessary, for reasons we can only guess at). My thought is that there must be a sort of gravitational pull, like the gravity well of a black hole,
where eventually a demonic would get sucked in, to what can be called 'the Abyss', which is a place dreaded by demon spirits of all stripes. My
assumption is that they hang onto their place in the cosmos without falling into the Abyss, by a combination of entering humans (like grabbing a tree
branch in a flooded river washing them along) & by absorbing the various energies given off by those humans who are untrained in managing their energy
balance (which can be achieved by many simple forms of meditation, it doesn't need to be complicated or tied to a particular creed..)
I know that the highest aim of human occult practices (in the West) is to deveop one's energy balance, such that one can create a solar body, which
can with stand the perils of the afterlife, enabling them to control theiir circumstances such as when & ehere to be reborn, or to inhabit some
heaven. I don't think there's many who could live through that process with sufficient knowledge & power to control the outcomes, but there we go.
Most cases? God directs the program of afterlife activities, and it is a good thing to be properly submitted to the will & purpose of the Most
So there you go! The ancient Greek & Roman pantheons existed 'for reals', they were the council of the Most High (El Elyon)
& they themselves
were denoted Elohim (though each would have had a personal name also). In some sense these rulers retained power over certain of the nations, whether
by direct presence if they hadn't been harshly judged, or by thought/spirit projection from the depths of the underworld, after the fashion of
Cthulu... Spooky thought? Real Talk..
Please feel free to share your thoughts. Thanks, FITO.
edit on JulyThursday2017CDT06America/Chicago-050021 by FlyInTheOintment because: spelling, editing