Man is a spirit in prison, and so he must be content to abide, until God unlocks the door to his cell… For our body appears to be not only a prison, but also a fortress, and is, not improbably, devised for the very purpose of sheltering us in some degree from the corrupting influence of demons,… but if we once suffer the fence to be broken down, we are no longer able to restore it and are henceforth exposed to the attacks of the malignant enemies. – Earth’s Earliest Ages
Understanding our momentary state of astral restriction is ever so important. Why we are in total dependence upon God for the deeper Truth concerning those age-old questions of How and Why. God has specifically disallowed our independent communion and acquisition of esoteric insight from within the astral plane. We attempt here to understand, why?
To understand the nature of our limited mental capacity we must take into account the divine appointment of Lucifer as the anointed cherub that covereth. The prominent theory generally concludes that Lucifer was the “covering director” of worship over the dominion of cosmic sanctuaries. We have examples of this appointment through the Scriptures of Ezekiel and Luke.
Ezekiel 28: 12-19 12Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “ You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper, lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings were made of gold; on the day you were created they were prepared. 14You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones. 15You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. 16Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence, and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. 17Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings. 18By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching. 19All the nations who knew you are appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.
Luke 4:5-8 5The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. 7If you worship me, it will all be yours.” 8Jesus answered, “It is written: Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.”
We see through these Scriptures that Lucifer was in the physical presence of God Himself. He was anointed, ordained and given great authority, blameless from inception and an essential ruling prince of God’s creation. Lucifer had no concept of being anything other than what God created him to be, yet, as with humanity, God also gave the same free-will to even the most elevated beings– that they might choose to abide in God’s Order and faithfully glorify Him.
As man fell and became filled with forbidden knowledge he had to be expelled from the garden, more specifically, taken away from the Tree of Life. Genesis 3:22 And the Lord God said, The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever. With God’s statement, has become like one of us, it becomes clear that man had broken through to a realm of surpassing knowledge– that of godhood. So much so, as to be expelled from the garden and made to toil in the earth, destined to meet Death.
We do not believe God intended to forever keep us from His vastness. More likely, His plan was for us to walk throughout eternity with Him in a slow progression of imparted unimaginable knowledge. Man’s fall was an attempt to set ourselves above our allotted position in existence. Consequently, we were put into a place of being entirely dependent upon God, a place where true understanding is only imparted at our Father’s will. Where His understanding is our Tree of Life.
For the mind of man is altogether unable to grasp and understand knowledge so profound and so complicated: with his present powers he would waste a whole life, and gain nothing but a miserably imperfect and altogether unreliable acquaintance with the mysterious law. Nor in his fallen condition could he be trusted with such tremendous secrets, even if he could comprehend them. His pride and independence would swell, nothing would be withheld from him, and his wickedness would devise crimes which can now scarcely find place even in his fancy. – Earth’s Earliest Ages
In our modern era the New Age Movement has pushed mankind to the brink of spiritual ruin, being ever so successful in ushering fallen man into the illusion of self manifested godhood.
Just to be clear on what sort of modern day premature elevation we’re speaking on– these are just two degrees of a more widely practiced Luciferian faculty.
Adept/Mediatorship – to bring his body under the control of his own soul that he can project his soul and spirit, and, while living on this earth, act as if he were a disembodied spirit, able to consciously see the minds of others, able to interact with external spirits, able to travel vast distances, able to manifest objects into the physical reality, able to accelerate and slow the physical plane, and able to ascertain the forbidden mysteries of the physical laws, all of which are the unlawful excitation of their dormant faculties. – Earth’s Earliest Ages
Medium – A passive subject of control by foreign spirits, these foreign spirits are able to draw out the spirit of their subject, the subject must be able to easily detach from their body, being able to be brought into intelligent communication with heavenly principalities and receive any knowledge in which they possess or any false impressions they might choose to impart. – Earth’s Earliest Ages
There are many ancient mystery teachings: sorcery, alchemy, astrology, black and white magick, soothsaying, mediumship, necromancy, etc… Regardless of their differences and or fallen human reason contrived, such practices are all deemed unlawful, as the knowledge obtained through conjuring emanates from those spirits of the Ancient Rebellion.
17When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. 18Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. 19A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. – Acts 19:17-19
14Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. – Revelation 22:14-15