PERCEPTION

Definition
Motivation
Result
Divine Control
Good and Evil
Spiritual Perception
Basic Concepts of Perception
Perception of Truth
Perception of God
Perception of the Lord Jesus Christ
Perception of the Holy Spirit
Perception of the Spirit of Human Life
Perception of Satan
Perception of Demons
Perception of Angels
Perception of Right Man Right Woman
Principles of Perception

Definition

1.  Perception means seeing mentally or spiritually.  It is becoming aware of something or grasping something.
2.  The thing perceived may be a thought, a picture, a sound, a feeling, or an idea.
3.  Perception may include transformation into the spiritual realm.
4.  Objects of perception may include good and evil, souls, spirits, imagination, dreams, visions, or illusions.

Motivation

Perception1.  Motivation precedes perception.
2.  Motivation is inclination that leads to perception.
3.  Motivation is the herald of perception.
4.  Examples:
     a.  The dawn is the herald of the day or Sunrise.
     b.  The sound of a bird is the herald of perception of the bird.
5.  Motivation is like the environment or frame of reference of the mind.
     a.  A seed planted on good ground, grows to maturity and produces fruit (Matt 13:8).
     b.  Seeds that fall beside the road, on rocky places, or among thorns, do not grow to maturity and produce fruit (Matt 13:3-7).
6.  The Love for Christ motivates believers to execute the Spiritual life (ref. 2 Cor 5:14).

Result

Perception Good1.  Acceptance or rejection may result from perception.
2.  Belief or disbelief may result from perception.
3. The volition may act upon that which is perceived.
4.  Perception may result in logical or rational analysis, such as accumulation, subtraction, division, comparison, differentiation, or integration.

Divine Control

1.  God is the ultimate source of perception.
2.  God enables perception based upon His Sovereign will, design, and purpose.
3.  God is ultimately responsible for what a person perceives.
4.  Angels or demons may shape or override perception with God's permission (ref. 1 Ki 22:19-23; Jn 13:27; Acts 5:3)..

Good and Evil

1.  The conscience enables man to perceive good and evil.
2.  Before the Fall, man could only perceive good; after the Fall man could perceive good and evil (Gen 3:22).
Evil Perception3.  After Spiritual regeneration, man could perceive Divine Good and evil (Heb 5:14).

Spiritual Perception

1.  Spiritual perception requires a spirit.
2.  God is Spirit and can only be understood by spirit (Jn 4:24).  The unbeliever cannot know God because he has no human spirit, but the believer can know Him because he has a spirit (1 Cor 2:12-14).
3.  Divine revelation is from X, Y, Z dimensions:
Essence of God     Z Sovereign, Spirit (Jn 4:24; 1 Cor 2:12-14; 1 Tim 6:15; Ps 7:17; 47:2; Dan 4:17, 24, 34; Lk 1:32)
     Y Gracious Love (1 Jn 4:7, 8, 16; Ps 5:7; 17:7; 23:6; 32:10; 40:10; 63:3; 103:4, 8, 11, 17), Rapport (ref. Ps 91:14; Rom 5:5; Eph 3:19; 1 Jn 4:6; Jn 14:15; 15:10)
     X Truth (Ps 31:5; 86:15; 25:5, 10; 57:10; 86:15; Prov 12:17; Jn 1:14, 17; 8:32; 10:27; ref. Jn 14:17; Jn 15:26; Heb 3:15; 4:7)
4.  Satan opposes God from the X, Y, Z dimensions (2 Cor 6:15) and is the source of lies and deceit (Jn 8:44).
Babylon     Z declared himself sovereign Isa 14:14, world ruler (Mt 4:8-9; Jn 12:31; Eph 6:12), spirit (Eph 2:2), Evil King
     Y angel of light (2 Cor 11:14), beauty (Ezek 28:12, 17), wonders (2 Thess 2:9; Matt 24:24), magic (Act 8:9, 11; 19:19); rapport (1 Jn 4:5-6; Matt 13:38; 2 Ti 4:3-4)
     X liar (Jn 8:44), deceit (Prov 31:30; Eph 4:14, 22; 1 Tim 4:1), slander (1 Pet 5:8), false teacher, Jezebel
5.  The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth (ref. Jn 14:17; Jn 15:26).
6.  Hearing is perception; listening is accepting what is heard.
7.  Hearing is a metaphor for spiritual perception.  Hearing the voice of God does not mean hearing a literal voice (Jn 10:27).
8.  Listening is taking something to heart.  It occurs because of rapport between two parties.
     a.  Those who have rapport with God hear the things of God (1 Jn 4:6).
     b.  Those who have rapport with the Cosmic System hear the things of Satan (ref. 1 Jn 4:5, 6).
9.  Those who are in the Cosmic System are under its influence, and the world listens to them (1 Jn 4:5; Jn 3:31; 15:19; 17:14; Jer 5:31; 2 Ti 4:3; Rev 12:9).
10.  Students of the Word are in fellowship with God through the Holy Spirit and therefore listen to teachers in fellowship with God (1 Jn 4:6;  Lu 10:22; Jn 8:45-50; 10:27; 18:37).
11.  False teachers can be spotted by their fruits (Matt 7:15-20; Lk 6:43-45).  The same holds for discerning the spirits, whether they are from Satan or God.
     a.  God's angels and servants are in fellowship with Him through the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Truth).  They believe in Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God and Savior of the world (1 Jn 4:2, 6).
     b.  Satan, demons, and false teachers are full of evil, lies, and deceit.  They hate Jesus Christ, reject His incarnation, His work on the cross, and Salvation through faith in Christ (1 Jn 4:3, 5).

Basic Concepts of Perception

1.  Man has volition but not sovereign power, nor unlimited freedom.  His volition is limited, as it was in the Garden (Gen 2:16, 17; Ps 62:10; Gal 5:13; 1 Tim 6:17).
2.  Man is a created being who sees what he is allowed to see (1 Cor 13:12).
3.  Spiritual perception depends upon the source.
     a.  The Spirit of Truth (Holy Spirit) enables God's servants to perceive God's Truth (Jn 16:13).
     b.  The spirit of Satan deceives Satan's servants to perceive Satan's lies (2 Cor 11:15; Phil 3:19; 2 Pet 2:3).
4.  God is the source of all truth.  Those who believe in God will listen to Him (Eph 1:13; 4:21; 1 Thess 2:13).
5.  Satan opposes God and is the source of deceit (Rev 12:9).  Those who are in sin will listen to Satan's lies and deceit (Jn 8:44; 2 Cor 11:3; 1 Tim 2:14).
Arrogance6.  Just as Satan exhibited arrogance in opposing God (Isa 14:14), the arrogant person rejects God and is sucked into Satan's dominion (1 Tim 6:9; 2 Tim 2:26).
7.  Blind Arrogance:
     a.  Perception of God is destroyed by arrogance.  The arrogant person is blind to God (Matt 15:14; Lk 6:39).
     b.  The arrogant person has a distorted view of himself (ref. Rom 12:3).  He cannot see himself.  He has an identity disorder.
     c.  Human viewpoint is a deception; Divine viewpoint sees clearly (2 Cor 4:18; 5:7).
     d.  Arrogance connects to the Cosmic System and demons (Col 2:18).
8.  Humility enables a person to submit to God (Eph 4:1-2; 1 Pet 5:5; Isa 57:15; Zeph 3:12), His Authority and Doctrine (Jas 1:21).
9.  Jealousy (the source of ambition) frustrates perception (Eccl 1:8; 4:8; Prov 27:20).

Perception of Truth

1.  God is the source of Truth, and His Truth is recorded in the Bible (Jn 17:17; 2 Tim 2:15).
2.  Spiritual Truth is perceived by the communication of Bible Doctrine by the Pastor-Teacher under the ministry of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 2:4; 2 Tim 4:2).
3.  When the perceived Truth is believed by faith, it is transferred to the Right Lobe of the Soul where it becomes Spiritual understanding (epignosis) (Rom 10:17; 1 Thess 2:13).2  If the perceived Truth is rejected there is no faith transfer (Heb 4:2).
4.  Verification of the Spiritual understanding occurs when the test is passed on the Stage of Life (ref. 1 Cor 10:13).
     a.  There must first be perception of the spiritual problem through Divine viewpoint (2 Cor 4:18).
     b.  Then the appropriate Problem Solving Device must be applied to enable God to solve the problem in Grace (Jas 2:22, 24).
     c.  When the test is passed, the believer is given greater Grace, Spiritual growth, and promotion (Jas 4:6; 1 Pet 2:2; 5:6; 2 Pet 3:18).
5.  So there are two types of perception:  learning perception and experiential perception.
6.  Spiritual Truth is first received through learning Bible Doctrine and then recognized in the New Life through Divine viewpoint.

Perception of God

1.  Perception of God is through revelation.  He reveals Himself (Gen 15:1; Num 12:6; 24:4, 16; Jn 14:9).
2.  Spiritually dead man cannot perceive God, although he can become conscious of God's existence through His miraculous works in Creation.  For example, Creation demands a Creator.
3.  At the point of God consciousness if a person wants to know God, then God will reveal to him the Gospel whereby he can be saved (Jn 6:44; Rom 1:16; Eph 1:13).
Redemption4.  When the unbeliever hears the Gospel, the Holy Spirit reveals Jesus Christ to him so that he can believe in Him and be saved (Jn 3:16; 16:8; Eph 2:8-9; 1 Thess 1:5).
5.  There is no Salvation and no knowledge of God apart from faith in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world (Jn 14:17; Acts 4:12).
6.  After Salvation God the Father will provide the opportunity for the new believer to orient to his Salvation and know God (Eph 2:8-9).  This requires growing in Grace through perception and application of Bible Doctrine (1 Pet 2:2; 2 Pet 3:18).
7.  God will be a Spiritual Father to the believer through Logistical Grace and supply His every need (Phil 4:19).
8.  God will discipline the believer to train him in the way he should go (Heb 12:5-7).
9.  God will love the believer and have fellowship with him (Eph 2:4; 1 Jn 1:7).1
10.  God does not talk to the believer but He gives him a New Life, complete with every detail, and communicates with him through His Word, which is alive and active (ref. Heb 4:12).
11.  Principles for perception of God:
     a.  God is God, and there is none other (Deut 4:35).
         -  He is Sovereign over all and in all (Eph 4:6).
         -  He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
         -  He is Eternal, and absolute Truth, and Immutable.
         -  He is absolute Righteousness, perfect Justice, and Gracious Love.
     b.  God is revealed in three personalities (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), but He is One in essence (Jn 10:30).
     c.  God is God over Creation.  He controls His Creation.
     d.  God's ways and thinking are beyond man's ability to perceive or comprehend (Isa 55:9).

Perception of the Lord Jesus Christ

1.  Perception of the Lord Jesus Christ begins at Salvation when He is revealed through the Gospel by the Holy Spirit in Common Grace.
2.  He becomes the personal Savior by faith at Salvation.
3.  He came to Earth in Hypostatic Union as perfect humanity and undiminished Deity.
4.  He paid for the sins of the world on the cross and provided Salvation for all mankind.  The free gift of Eternal Life is available by faith in Jesus Christ.
5.  After He finished bearing the sins of the world, He died, was buried, and was resurrected the third day.
6.  He ascended to Heaven and was awarded a new title of "King of kings and Lord of lords" (1 Tim 6:15; Rev 17:14; 19:16).
7.  God the Father seated Him at the right hand of the Throne of God as ruler over all Creation (Acts 2:33-34; Heb 12:2)) and called out a new Royal Family (the Church) for Him.
8.  He is Head of the Royal Family and High Priest of the Church (Eph 1:22; 5:23; Heb 3:1; 7:24-27).
9.  Jesus Christ is the revealed member of the Godhead (Heb 1:2, 3).  The Bible is His Word (Jn 1:14; Rev 19:13).
10.  We perceive Him spiritually through the Holy Spirit, who is His agent (Jn 15:26; Acts 2:33).
     a.  We know Him through His Word, which is the mystery doctrine of the Church (Eph 3:9; Col 1:26, 27).
     b.  When we keep His Word, we have fellowship with Him (Eph 3:17; 1 Jn 3:24).
     c.  We have a love relationship with Him (Jn 14:21; 15:10; ref. Eph 3:19).
11.  We have our access to the Father through Jesus Christ in whose name we pray (Jn 16:23; Gal 3:26; Eph 1:5; 2:18).
12.  He directs us in Spiritual Warfare (Eph 6:12; Heb 1:13).

Perception of the Holy Spirit

1.  The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God (1 Cor 2:10-13).
2.  The Holy Spirit is the agent of God the Father (Rom 5:5; Gal 4:6) and the Lord Jesus Christ (Jn 15:26; Acts 2:33).
3.  The Holy Spirit reveals the Gospel at Salvation (Jn 3:16; 16:8; Eph 2:8-9; 1 Thess 1:5), indwells the body (1 Cor 6:19), and fills the soul (Eph 5:18; 1 Jn 2:20).
4.  The Holy Spirit does not speak directly but is the silent witness of the Lord (Jn 16:13).  His presence is perceived but not felt.  He does not stimulate emotion.
     a.  He reveals the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, and scripture (Matt 10:20; Rom 8:15; Gal 4:6).
     b.  He leads, guides, and helps us (Jn 14:16; Rom 8:14; Gal 5:18).
     c.  He protects us (Rom 8:2, 5, 6; Gal 5:16).
     d.  He bears witness of the Truth (Jn 14:17; Acts 11:28; 20:23)
     e.  He strengthens and empowers us (Eph 3:16; Phil 4:13; Col 1:11).
     f.  He gives Capacity for Life and Love.
     g.  He teaches us (Jn 14:26; 1 Cor 2:10-13; 1 Jn 2:27).
     h.  He prays for us (Rom 8:26).
     i.  He activates Spiritual gifts (Rom 12:6-8; 1 Cor 12:4-31; Gal 5:22-23; Eph 4:11-12).
     j.  He arouses our attention and warns us (Jn 11:33; 12:27; 13:21).
5.  Perception of the Holy Spirit is usually not the issue because the Truth that He reveals is the issue.  However, perception of the Holy Spirit may be necessary to discern false teachers, antichrists, the Prostitute of Babylon, and Satan.  The method for discernment of antichrists involves believing the truth about the incarnation of Jesus Christ as the Savior (ref. 1 Jn 4:1-6).  Satan and his demons will not tell the truth about Jesus Christ.
    a.  Discernment of the Holy Spirit and Satan is accomplished by the doctrinal message.
    b.  The Holy Spirit is a witness of the Truth of Bible Doctrine.
    c.  Satan is a liar and deceiver.

Perception of the Spirit of Human Life

Spiritual Body1.  The Holy Spirit gives life to man, animals, and angels.  He produces the spirit of soul-life and the Spirit of human life of the spiritual body, which becomes biological life.
2.  The Spirit of human life in the human body is under the control of God.  Under blessing the body is healthy.  Under cursing it is unhealthy.  Aches and pains result from Divine punishment directed by the Father and implemented by the Holy Spirit (Job 23:2; Ps 32:4).
3.  When the Father judges man, the Holy Spirit weakens the Spirit of human life in the body and darkens the Light in the body or changes its color.  The spiritual body is made of Light.
     a.  The colors of the fingernails or hands may change.
     b.  Red is associated with inflammation, anger, and a raw wound (Ex 21:25; Job 7:5; Is 1:6; 30:27).
     c.  White (or pale) is associated with anemia, infection, and welts (Ex 4:6; Lev 13:18-20).
     d.  Yellow is associated with jaundice and lack of Capacity for Life, e.g. due to bitterness (Job 16:13; Acts 8:23).
     e.  Blue is associated with being cold or bruised (Ex 21:25; Job 9:17; Is 30:26).
     f.  Darkness is associated with Satan, the Cosmic System, and death (e.g. cancer) (Job 30:30; SOS 1:5-6).
4.  The Spirit of human life enters the top of the head and comes out of the hands and feet.  It may be weakened at any point along the way.  The area of weakness may not be the source of the problem.  For example, arrogance results in problems in the feet; demon attacks on the head weaken the legs; and fear weakens the knees.
5.  Psychological and physical illnesses result from Divine punishment (Heb 12:5-6).
6.  Under Divine punishment the Holy Spirit may also weaken the soul and produce various problems, such as Blackout of the Soul and Hardness of the Heart.  The person may react with Emotional Revolt of the Soul.
7.  Under Divine punishment the Holy Spirit may allow demons to attack the soul or spiritual body.  These attacks may be perceived by the senses.  Demons can cause all kinds of infirmities.  They can also heal them.  Demon attacks usually come from relationships with other people who have the demon.

Perception of Satan

1.  Satan is a super creature.4  He is the most powerful and brilliant creature that God created. Compared to man, he is like a god.  In fact that is what he pretends to be as the ruler of the world (Matt 4:8, 9; Jn 12:31; 14:30; 16:11).
2.  God controls human history, but Satan is allowed to have great influence on a daily basis.  Because human history is Satan's Appeal Trial, on any given day he and God divide their influence.
3.  Satan has created a Cosmic System and organized a vast army of demons to rule the world.  This is all invisible just as God and His angels are invisible.  That is because man is the issue in the trial.  The only way to score points is to secure man's vote.  Man is the jury in the trial.
4.  Satan does not waste his time revealing himself and showing off for man.  His Cosmic System is designed to defraud, cheat, lie, pressure, tempt, steal, and to hoodwink man and lure him into Satan's domain.
5.  Satan is so good at deception that even mature believers have difficulty discerning him (Matt 24:24).  Job didn't know what hit him, nor did Job's friends.  Even today if someone blames Satan for anything, people will smirk in disbelief.
6.  Perception of Satan requires knowledge of the Truth (Bible Doctrine).  Satan's methods are contrary to Bible Doctrine (2 Cor 2:11).  He is a liar and a murderer (Jn 8:44).  Murder is the work of Satan.  His lies are ubiquitous (Ps 116:11).
7.  Satan is the author of sin.  His original sin was arrogant ambition (Isa 14:13, 14; Jas 3:14, 16).  The sins of unbelievers, criminals, and reversionists are committed by those under the influence of Satan (1 Tim 1:9, 10).
8.  Satan is a spirit who can influence large areas at once.  He is like a fog that rolls over a city.  He has power over all those who enter his Cosmic System.  However, God limits this power to give people a fair opportunity to be saved and live the Christian life.
9.  Satan sponsors idolatry.
10.  Satan reveals himself as the Evil King and Prostitute of Babylon.  He empowers false teachers and antichrists.  He attacks children, Marriage, and Israel as Baal.  He is the force behind anti-Semitism.
11.  Satan is the enemy of Christians and the Church (Matt 13:39; 1 Pet 5:8; Rev 12:10).
12.  Sin opposes God and delivers a person into slavery to Satan's Cosmic System.  Arrogance and bitterness are the main culprits.
13.  Satan is behind the love of money, slavery to the details of life, and luxurious lifestyle (1 Tim 6:10; 1 Jn 2:16; Jas 5:5; Rev 18:3, 9, 14).
14.  Satan is allowed to administer the Sin Leading to Death with God's permission (Heb 2:14).
15.  Satan and his demons can cause and cure all manner of psychological and physical infirmities.
     a.  Mental illnesses begin as spiritual problems with sin, e.g. arrogance, fear, and guilt, before they become psychological problems (Rom 12:3).  Dissociative identity disorders, bipolar complex, schizophrenia, depression, and paranoia are caused by Satan (Mk 5:15; Lk 8:35).
     b.  Migraine headaches can be caused by God delivering a person into Satan's power and then judging him for it.
     c.  Satan can cause all manner of physical illnesses and infirmities, including demon possession.  He can also give faith healers and exorcists power to heal and cast out demons (Matt 7:22, 23).
16.  Satan can be perceived in various ways.
     a.  By animal heralds on the Stage of Life, such as snakes, scorpions, hawks, owls, bears, skunks, bats, mantises, and spiders.
     b.  Strange animal behavior, such as animals talking, fright, aggression, beaching, or stampeding (Mk 5:12, 13).
     c.  Strange human behavior, such as acting insane, identity disorders, psychiatric episodes, implacability, suicidal behavior, or demon possession.
     d.  By disruptions in timing.  The smooth flow of events may be disrupted.  Time may appear to be missing.  Steps in a routine procedure may be skipped, including what psychologists call denial.
     e.  Confusion Satan is the confounder.  God is not the author of confusion (1 Cor 14:33).
     f.  Riots and rebellion (Rev 20:7, 8-9).
     g.  Influence of drugs, sorcery, magic, mediums, witchcraft, and religion.
     h.  In churches through apostasy, false teachers, Jezebel, interference in government, and activism.
     i.  In government through Evil Kings, dictators, socialism, redistribution of wealth, lawlessness, lack of national security, protectionism, and violations of freedom and free enterprise.
     j.  In society through the Prostitute of Babylon, violations of the Divine Institutions of Marriage and the Family, and a multitude of distractions in entertainment.

Perception of Demons

1.  Demons are fallen angels who follow Satan.  They are spirits who reside in the spirit realm and have the power to influence, interfere, and attack humans and animals.  They are also at war with the Elect Angels of God.
2.  There have always been people who want to contact demons.  They include witches, wizards, mediums, spiritists, necromancers, and prostitutes of Babylon (male and female cult prostitutes, or priests).  Such activities were forbidden by the Mosaic Law and carried the death penalty.
3.  Believers face attack from Satan and his demons in Spiritual Warfare.  On the way to Spiritual Maturity this involves fighting in ranks under the Divine protection.  Although the war is real, the demons aren't allowed direct contact.  Later when Satan is allowed to test believers like Job or attack people under the Four Generation Curse, the testing can include direct contact.  This can go on for years until the Grace is acquired to overcome them.3
4.  Demon activity has always been rampant even though the insensitive believer doesn't know how to spot it.  Most people won't pay attention until they are faced with personal attack.
5.  Demon attacks come from relationships with others who have the demon.  Such people are usually reversionists, apostates, antichrists, or Prostitutes of Babylon.  Under the Four Generation Curse the demon attacks can come because of family relationships or the nation.
6.  Perception of demons includes:
     Sudden pressure, weakness, fatigue, tiredness
     Sinus drainage, sneezing, coughing
     Hypnotic spells, sleepiness
     Weakness in the legs, knees, cramps in the feet, legs, hands
     Prickly feeling on the face
     Undulating in the body, throbbing
     Temperature changes, sudden coolness
     Cracking in wooden rafters
     Darkness in soul, pressure on the head
     Seeing strange light formations or objects (not hallucinations)
     Hearing voice sounds (not words)
     Loss of balance from cerebellum pressure
     Blurred vision, hearing impairment
     Murder, violence, lies, and doctrines of demons
     Promiscuity, insatiable lust, and prostitution.
7.  Doctrines of demons includes (1 Tim 4:1):
     Jezebel or the Prostitute of Babylon (Rev 2:20)
     Religion Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism
     Apostasy Adventists, Christian Science, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Harvest Kingdom, Pentecostals, Roman Catholics
     Reincarnation
     Faith healing, casting out demons
     Psychic experiences
     Alien abduction
     The occult, witchcraft
     Mythology

Perception of Angels

1.  Elect angels are spirits who serve God (Ps 103:20).  There are countless myriads of them (Heb 12:22).  They worship God in Heaven and operate in the Universe where they perform various functions (Ps 148:2).  They have power over fire in the Sun and stars and control the weather and geological processes on Earth and the planets.  They feed the animals.  Some are engaged in warfare against Satan, and others are teachers and heralds.  Elect angels are very active in human history.  They ensure that the Lord's schedules are met on a daily basis.  Guardian angels protect people, and teaching angels help them understand doctrinal issues.
2.  Elect angels have appeared to man throughout history, but they are usually invisible and silent.  They have a job to do, and it is not to put on a show for curious people.  The best way to perceive them is to observe the jobs they do.  If pressed to reveal themselves, they will often leave a calling card.
     a.  Weather angels control the weather (Rev 7:1; 8:5).  They paint the Sunrises and Sunsets, make cloud formations with symbolic meaning, make rain, hail, snow, wind, tornadoes, and hurricanes (Isa 29:6).  They also control waves in water and bring floods or cause draughts (Matt 8:26; Mk 4:39; Rev 18:8).
     b.  Earthquake angels make earthquakes (Rev 8:5).
     c.  Volcano angels make volcanoes.
     d.  Fire angels control fires (Rev 8:6, 7; 16:8; 14:18).
     e.  Angels cause plagues and pestilence (1 Ch 21:12, 14, 15)
     f.  Angels control animals (Nu 22:23; 1 Ki 17:4, 6; Dan 6:22).  They cause locusts and bees to swarm, fish to gather, birds to flock, and animals to appear as a sign (ref. Angelic Hierarchy).
3.  Angelic heralds under Gabriel announce coming events in history.  They can do this because they already know what will happen and they see it coming.  They correspond to the motivation of perception.
     a.  The Lord appeared to Abraham with two angels to announce the birth of Isaac and the destruction of Sodom (Gen 18:1, 2, 16, 22).  The angels announced to Lot the upcoming destruction of Sodom (Gen 19:1, 12, 13).  They escorted Lot and his family out of the city and then destroyed it (Gen 19:17-23, 24-26, 27-28).
     b.  An angelic herald (Gabriel) appeared to Joseph in a dream to tell him about Mary's pregnancy from the Holy Spirit (Matt 1:20-23).
     c.  Gabriel appeared to Zecharias to announce Elizabeth's pregnancy with John the Baptist (Lk 1:11-20).
     d.  Gabriel appeared to Mary to announce her pregnancy and virgin birth of Jesus Christ (Lk 1:26-38).
     e.  An angelic herald directed Philip the evangelist to leave a great evangelistic crusade and go to one man (Acts 8:26-38).
     f.  An Elect angel appeared to Cornelius in a vision and told him to call for Simon Peter to come to him with a message (Acts 10:3, 22).  This opened the door for the Gentiles to come into the Church with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
     g.  Angelic heralds foretell disasters.  An angel appeared to Paul to foretell the shipwreck on Malta (Acts 27:23-26).
4.  Guardian angels protect people to give them an opportunity to be saved and fulfill their Divine purpose (Ps 91:11).  Guardian angels are silent protectors who may be perceived in a crisis.
     a.  An angel delivered Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego from the fiery furnace (Dan 3:28).
     b.  Angelic watchers were guardian angels who judged King Nebuchadnezzar with an identity disorder, which has been called  Zoanthropy, Lycanthropy delusions of being an animal along with hallucinations of being an animal (Dan 4:13-27).  However, There is no specific diagnosis of mental or neurological illness associated with this.  It appears to be demon, or angelic, possession and corresponds to a type of schizophrenia.
     c.  Guardian angels dressed in white guarded the tomb of Jesus (Jn 20:12).
     d.  An angel released the chain that bound Peter and broke him out of prison (Acts 12:7-10).
5.  Teaching angels help people understand spiritual and doctrinal issues.  These angels point out the truth unlike their demon counterparts, who communicate doctrines of demons.  Teaching angels may point out a sign that explains something, such as the path of a storm or approaching Grace.  They may arrange objects on the Stage of Life to explain situations in life.
     a.  A teaching angel taught Zechariah about the call of Joshua the High Priest (Zech 3:1-7), the symbol of the coming Messiah as the Branch (Zech 3:8-10), and the symbol of the Messiah as the stone with seven eyes (Zech 3:9).  The angel also explained the vision of the olive trees to Zechariah (Zech 4:1-14).
     b.  A teaching angel and spirit guide gave the Apostle John the vision of the end time that became the Book of Revelation (Rev 1:1; 22:8, 9).
6.  Angel of Death Michael is responsible for presiding over death, even though Satan may be allowed to administer the Sin Leading to Death.  Michael and his company of angels escort the souls of people away at death to Heaven or Hell
    a.  Michael contended with Satan over the body of Moses.  Satan probably wanted to use it for a religious shrine (Jude 1:9).
    b.  An Elect angel (Michael) executed Herod Agrippa I (grandson of Herod the Great) with the Sin Leading to Death (ref. Acts 12:21-22; Acts 12:23).
    c.  Pastors are often given advance warning that Michael is coming to take someone to death.
7.  Angels are very active in people's lives all the time.  They put spiritual impressions in the mind to cause people say certain things or make decisions. They empower the body with skill or dexterity.  They control the environment and Stage of Life.  They control the timing of events, such as traffic flow.  They drive cars and cause wrecks.  They point out things and make impressions.  They grab the attention.  They bring in animals to symbolize issues in life, and they give pressure or pain to parts of the body as an empathic connection to those with infirmities.  They are very active in arranging our lives.

Perception of Right Man Right Woman

Spiritual Couple1.  The Right Man Right Woman relationship is first spiritual, although it soon affects the soul and body.8
2.  Perception of Right Man or Right Woman begins in the identification phase of the relationship.
     a.  Before the true identity of the other person is perceived, there may be strong emotional upheavals to get the attention.
     b.  Perception of the other person will be revealed by the Holy Spirit.
3.  There are many problems in the Identification Phase of the relationship.  For a successful relationship, the Holy Spirit must reveal the truth to both parties.  That may be difficult for immature people, but God often finds a way to solve the problem.
4.  After identification the relationship will not end until death, regardless of how either party feels about it.  From the time of identification a spiritual system exists that cannot be broken no matter how rebellious either person may be.  Those who try to ignore the relationship will suffer Divine punishment with problems to remind them of who they are and to sanctify the relationship.9  Those who obey God will have revelations about the other person on a daily basis.  That is because the two spiritual lives are intertwined.  When one hurts, the other hurts.  When one is happy, the other is happy.
5.  Because the RM-RW relationship is tied to the Four Generation Curse, it is very serious.  Failure in the relationship results in national cursing, and success results in national blessing.
6.  Romantic couples are often reminded of each other.  They may recall birthdays or favorite foods, entertainment, or leisure activities.  However, the RM-RW relationship is on a higher, spiritual level.  It is more like being haunted.  Reminders of the other person pop up everywhere frequently.  Daily life includes spiritual reminders of the other person whether or not the person is there physically.  Fragrance of memory persists.
7.  Some cultures have recognized masculine and feminine symbolism in everything, like yin and yang.  However, real events actually happen because of Right Man or Right Woman.  Examples:
     a.  Hurricanes, tornadoes, rain, droughts.
     b.  Root canals.
     c.  Inter-related biorhythms.
     d.  Ages are related.  For example, if one is 39 both will face the Sin Leading to Death.  If one is 41, both will have happiness.
     e.  Mechanical failures:  Water and oxygen associated with the woman, and fuel and hydrogen associated with the man.  Front tires for the man, and back tires for the woman.  Tractor for the man, and trailer for the woman.
     f.  Doubles of the other person or doubles of the other person's friends may arrive.
     g.  Reminders of all kinds:  Anniversaries, birth dates, eye color, hair style, voice harmonics, likes, and dislikes.
     h.  Actions of pairs of doves.
8.  The signs of the RM-RW relationship are not just intriguing fancies.  They are evidence of God's hand in the relationship and the Lord Jesus Christ as the matchmaker.

Principles of Perception

1.  What is not revealed cannot be perceived.
2.  Revelation must precede perception.
3.  Perception must be based on revelation not logic or rational thinking.
     a.  Rational thinking may lead to conclusions, but the conclusions may or may not be true.
     b.  A conclusion may be a true or false perception.
4.  Presumption and assumption are not perception.
5.  Perception is hindered by reaction and distraction.
6.  Perversions of sin, pride, fear, bitterness, ambition, and lust may lead to false perception.  For example a person with impersonal love and another in the gall of bitterness may perceive the same thing differently.
7.  True perception does not guarantee correct response.  Perception of danger may lead to fright and flight, which may or may not be appropriate.

References

1.  Larry Wood.  Fellowship with God, July 29, 2014.
2.  Larry Wood.  Doctrinal Definition, "Metabolization of Bible Doctrine," August 2, 2013.
3.  Larry Wood.  "Dealing with Demons in Grace," Sept. 11, 2016.
4.  Larry Wood.  Satan, the Super Creature, June 7, 2016.
5.  Larry Wood.  Mystery Babylon the Great, Oct. 15, 2015.
6.  Larry Wood.  Fellowship with God, July 29, 2014.
7.  Larry Wood.  Biblical Astrology, "Planets in the Spiritual Body," Dec. 25, 2015.
8.  Larry Wood.  Right Man - Right Woman, May 13, 2015.
9.  Larry Wood.  Doctrinal Definition, "Sanctification of Right Man - Right Woman," June 10, 2016.

Author:  Larry Wood,   Released November 18, 2016 - Revised Dec. 23, 2016

Top Author Comments Home