Messengers of the Most High
Posted by Steve Beckow
The spirit guide “Imperator,” who spoke through pioneering spiritualist Rev. Stainton Moses in the 1870s, and was later revealed to be the prophet Malachi, once said:
“We desire to show you that God Himself is the center of influence, and that His influence, flowing through intermediary agencies, permeates humanity; and those influences (angelic, you call them) influence mankind.
“We wish to show you how the angelic influence surrounding the center of light diffuses itself round those it is able to reach; and how the Spirit of the Most High, traversing those channels, reaches all who are able to receive it.” (1)
The word angelos in Greek means messenger. Angels have many functions in their interaction with humans, as we can see and hear in the weekly talks that Archangel Michael gives us. They create planets and stars. They direct human destiny and mentor nations. They give law and scripture to humans (the Koran, the Bible). They announce messiahs, minister to saints, and test the worthy. They bring God’s light to humans by way of enlightenment.
A remarkable number of them have incarnated in this most important of lifetimes. Within the last week or two I have heard two accounts of people having seen Archangel Michael. One described him as as big as a house. The other said he appeared to her as eight or nine feet tall, with wings the color of a peacock, irridescent at the ends, and a voice like James Earl Jones but without the raspiness. My understanding is that he can appear in any size or shape that he wishes.
And he can appear in a million places at once, as he confided to us once on An Hour with an Angel:
“I have the capacity—we all do; and when I say we all do, I mean the mighty ones, the archangels—we have the capacity to bring the fullness of our energy to many, many, many, and yes, if you wish, millions—millions!—of places simultaneously. It is not bilocation. It is not multilocation. It is the ability to be present fully and completely where we are called, where we are required, where we wish to be. Because I am always connected also infinitely to the heart of One, and I am always infinitely in this moment with you, on the radio, fully connected to you.” (2)
On a recent Hour with an Angel he told Geoffrey that he need not be anywhere near this planet to know what is going on here.
Two friends experienced his prankishness. In one instance, he entered a man who passed a friend and made his host run a circle around her while dancing backwards. (Yes, it freaked her out.) In another case, another friend was hugged by an old man on the street who was brimming with glee and Michael later acknowledged to both of them through a channel that it was him.
I also came out of my apartment perhaps a year ago to encounter a young man who stopped in front of our door. I didn’t recognize him and he just stood there looking towards the door, not a usual thing for a person to do. I crossed the street to our car and, suspicious, looked behind me only to find he was gone. I asked my wife to drive around the block and we couldn’t see him anywhere. Later I asked Archangel Michael in a personal reading if that was him and he acknowledged it was. He gives these glimpses, he says, just to raise our energy or inspire us.
Just as Archangels Michael, Gabriel, Uriel and others are here with us today and taking a leading part in events of the end times, so they take a leading role on the spirit planes. Imperator reported being at a council with them, while planning out these tumultuous end-of-cycle events.
“We have but now returned from a great council of the angels and spirits of the blessed, wherein we have taken counsel and offered up solemn adoration to the Supreme. With one accord our voices swelled in an anthem of praise, and so we received the efflux of divine aid which shall support us in the conflict.” (3)
People ascend on the spirit planes as we will do in December. And when they do, sometimes they’re escorted by angels. For instance, Frances Banks tells of the ascent of a young evolved spirit named Jeannie, who was escorted by an angel from the Astral to a higher plane. At first the angel simply visited Jeannie.
“’The Angel … came when I was resting. … You know, I think He was my Angel. I seemed to have known Him before.’” (4)
Then he came again and took her to a higher plane.
“[Jeannie] left us very quietly. One moment she was there, laughing, dancing, chattering amongst us all. Then we became aware of a Being standing beyond the shade of the trees; a Man of Light, tall, graceful with the beautiful limbs of a dancer. He stood in the Light and he held out his hand.
“’Come, Jeannie,’ he said. She ran to him immediately. Then she turned. Her little face was transfigured with joy.
“’It’s the Messenger,’ she cried. ‘Isn’t it wonderful! Wonderful.’
“She waved to us all. ‘Thank you for what you have done for me. Thank you for helping me get well. Now I shall really dance. You will come to the beautiful Place to see me sometime, won’t you? Won’t you?’ She put her hand with perfect trust into the hand of the Messenger. ‘Goodbye.’
“’Farewell for a space,’ we called back.
“Together the two walked down the long sunlit slopes and the Light of the Messenger seemed even brighter than the Light shimmering over our gardens. Then they were gone … and I, for one, felt that we had given back a ray of sunshine to the Great Creative Sun.” (5)
On the spirit planes, Lord Dowding said, “occasionally some great angel may descend for a special purpose,” (6) just as they do here, now. Archangel Michael speaks to us not only through many channels like Linda Dillon, Ronna Herman, Celia Fenn, Ron Head and many others, but also counsels us weekly on radio shows like An Hour with an Angel and Heavenly Blessings. In this he is serving what he often calls the Divine Mother’s Plan. (7)
As Frances Banks tells us, even the angels evolve, going from Angels on up through nine orders to Seraphim.
“Angels, of course, there are: great Beings of Light who do the Will of the Divine Creator and who carry and transmit Power and Beauty and Light. But they too are in the process of progress, advancement towards their own great Centres. All is order, advancement, progress. And all is unity. Life cells within Life cells, centres within Centres, Groups within Groups, into the very Heart of Divinity.” (8)
That having been said, Archangel Michael has said that angels never think in terms of a hierarchy.
“Within your realm of understanding, and in many of our attempts to speak to the human race throughout time and space, we have talked about differences, or orders, or what you would think of as classifications of the angelic realm. Now, I want to say, before we even begin to address that, that we do not ever consider this a hierarchy. If we are ridding the human collective of one addiction, it is the addiction to think in terms of hierarchy rather than a spiral or a circle.” (9)
There is so much to be said about angels that I don’t think I can stop here. Hopefully I’ll have time to say a lot more because they serve us and the other kingdoms that share the Earth, the galaxy and the universe in so many ways because I never tire of studying them and … well, singing their praise.