The Glorious Ones


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The Glorious Ones Part 1

The unfolding revelation of the glorious ones fits well into the Lord’s recurring pattern of introducing us to small bits and pieces of knowledge and understanding over extended periods of time. A play-by-play account between Paul and Rob Gross provides a humorous introduction to the topic, as taught on November 11, 2018, at Mountain View Community Church in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Rob had just introduced Paul:

(Paul) Rob, you’re going to have to come back up here; Rob is trying to leave, but he’s not going to make it. This week, I’ve been re-visiting something that I did not know a whole lot about when it was first discerned, and there’s a funny story about what happened between Rob and me so I’ll have him tell the story. When he first told it a couple of years ago at a school, I said to him (this is the truth!), “I did not do that.” He said, “Paul, you did do that.” I said, “I do not remember that, and I did not do that,” and he said, “Yes you did!”

(Rob) I don’t remember what year it was. Do you?

(Paul) It was a long time ago.

(Rob) Yes, so a long time ago we had just shipped you back to California on American Airlines, and that night you called to say that you had gotten home. Actually, you had fallen asleep but had gotten up because you wanted me to know—this is so bizarre! He said real briefly, “Rob…”

(Paul interrupted) I was asleep, and I really deny that I did this!

(Rob) He said, “Rob the glorious ones are in the lava tubes. Ok, that’s all I have; goodnight.” Then he hung up, so the next time we spoke I said, “Oh, so what about this?”

(Paul) No, it was a couple years later when you told me at a school.

(Rob) Well, you said it!

With the comedic interchange over, Paul’s teaching began in Jude 1:5-10, and he commented that the scriptures that would be addressed are probably some of the most complex passages in the Word of God:

 Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe. And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day— just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire. Yet in like manner these people also, relying on their dreams, defile the flesh, reject authority, and blaspheme the glorious ones. But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.” But these people blaspheme all that they do not understand, and they are destroyed by all that they, like unreasoning animals, understand instinctively. 

2 Peter 2 provides a whole list of some really bad, sinful behaviors, and then you come to verse 10:

…and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones

The Greek word for ‘glorious ones’ is doxa, which denotes ‘opinion’, and is always good in the New Testament; therefore it means praise, honor and glory.[1] The issue of speaking evil is to blaspheme, so in the passage above they blaspheme the glorious ones.

Some time ago, I felt like the Lord said that the glorious ones are living light beings. Initially I thought they were living light, but at a recent academy at Aslan’s Place I suddenly realized that this is not quite correct; actually, they are vibrations and each vibration is a living being. String theory says that behind all matter is vibration or, put another way, all elementary particles are manifestations of the vibrations of one-dimensional strings.[2] I would suggest each one of those strings is a glorious one, or a doxa; they are very small beings.

In Genesis 1:2, we see that during God’s creation of the heavens and the earth, He said, “Let there be light.” Light is the visible representation of vibration; furthermore, sound is the audible representation of vibration and frequency is a measure of the vibration; so the reality seems to be that we are going back to vibrations in the beginning when God essentially said, “Let there be vibrations.” If this is true, and it is, what does it mean to blaspheme the vibrations?

In the Old Testament, the word blaspheme is the word naats,[3] which means to despise, to abhor, blaspheme, treat with disdain or contempt, to rebel against authority, to hate, not believing in the Lord, to say sharp things, reproach, scorn, belittle, deprecate. Please understand this; to deprecate God’s power and authority to carry out His threats, or to say that God is not going to do what He says He’s going to do, is to blaspheme. It is a contentious view of God that refers to abusive, evil speech, and is the strongest form of personal mockery; such blasphemy that mistakes His true nature and violates or doubts his power is against the name of God. Now it gets really complex.

Matthew 12:31-32 is a very interesting passage, and if you are in church for about 10 minutes you’ll get to the point in a discussion about what it means to blaspheme the Holy Spirit because this is a sin that is unforgivable:

Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.  And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

Remember, to blaspheme is to belittle, speak evil of or deny the power of God; but look at the context in the preceding verses, Matthew 12: 22-28:

Then a demon-oppressed man who was blind and mute was brought to him, and he healed him, so that the man spoke and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said, “Can this be the Son of David?” But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons.” Knowing their thoughts, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.  And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.

Jesus delivered and healed someone, and the non-believers were excited—they got it! But the Pharisees claimed it had only been done by Beelzebul, or Beelzebub, the lord of the demons; and the demons are little gods, or fallen sons of God. ‘Beelzebub’ is the Greek translation for the Hebrew ‘Baal’, and Baal is the same entity as Moloch; so regardless of the name used, the reference is to the fallen sons of God. The Pharisees were basically saying, “Look at this Jesus; he does this by the power of the fallen sons of God, by Beelzebub, by Satan.” But Jesus’ response makes it clear that when one attributes the power and works of the Holy Spirit in deliverance and healing to the devil, that is blasphemy against the Spirit. So to be clear, our discussion here is about blasphemy of the glorious ones (translated as dignitaries in the NKJV); it’s blasphemy against the doxa, not the Holy Spirit.

While I was pondering all of this, the Lord started downloading information while I was just sitting and watching TV, minding my own business. All of a sudden, I felt the glorious ones and and I was going, “Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, ooohhh, uh-oh, uh-oh.” To begin sorting it all out, look at the order of creation; first we have Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who are from everlasting to everlasting.[4] To think about that makes my head hurt! How can it be that He always is, no-one has created Him, and He is everlasting? Then this everlasting God spoke and created when He said, “Let there be light.” In other words, let there be vibrations, let there be the glorious ones. Then He created the sun, moon and stars. Light came before the celestial bodies, so we’re not talking about those sources of light but about vibrations. Only after the creation of vibrations did He create the earth, planets, animals, and mankind. Is that not correct?

So then man came along, and Adam and Eve were placed in this Garden that God had created. Eventually, they ended up standing by the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and the serpent was also there:

But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.  For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.[5]

Actually, I think the serpent’s words should be translated, “You’ll be like the gods,” referring to the fallen sons of God who already knew about good and evil. Also, Eve didn’t eat the fruit and then go off somewhere to find Adam and tell him about it. No, he was there, listening to the conversation as a willing participant. Women should not believe the enduring lie that it’s all their fault.

James 1:17 tells us that God is the Father of lights, or vibrations; so what happened was a sequence in which our everlasting God created light/vibrations and then proceeded to create the heavens, the earth and all that dwells upon it, including mankind who succumbed to sin. Then, in 2 Peter and Jude, the sin issue was compounded by blasphemy against the glorious ones. We must understand that man twists things around and declares not that God created light/vibrations, but that the light/vibrations are God. Morphing into familiar concepts of today, man professes that God is no longer personal but is simply a universal life force or, in Star Wars terminology, the Force. Transcendental Meditation teaches that we can tap into this force in order to become wise, and when we succumb to that fallacy we dislodge the glorious ones from Creator God; we say that we will now worship them as our gods.

When I started looking into this, I got the word ‘Gnosticism’, which was not defined as a hierarchy until well after Jude and 2 Peter were written, but my research indicated that the roots of Gnosticism existed within in the early church, and we have all been duped by it down through the years. Going forward, we’ll look into this history in greater detail.

The Glorious Ones Part 2

The last chapter ended with the shocking statement that throughout church history many Christians have been duped into believing a lie. Our examination of how this has happened will take us back to before the time of Christ.

Buddha probably lived somewhere around 600-500 BC; he was born in upper India (now Nepal) and was thought to have been conceived during a dream when a white elephant with six white tusks entered his mother’s side.[vi] During that same time period, the Children of Israel were living in captivity in Babylon; Daniel was there and he began receiving information about what would happen during the end times, including the revelation of the 70 weeks. I believe that the enemy recognized the outline of God’s plans to the end of the age at that point and figured, “I need to develop other religions that will counteract whoever this One is who is going to be cut off; and I need to make sure during the 70th week, the final week, that I am successful and God is not.” So, along came Buddha, and with him began all this esoteric mumbo jumbo we encounter today—buying into a universal life force (i.e., Chi, Ki or Qi energy, etc.), which has spread into Star Wars, other entertainment, and is pervasive throughout all types of media. Under the guise of New Age thinking, it subtly creeps even into Christianity.

It’s interesting that before I got into all this strange discernment and deliverance stuff, I became intrigued by the New Age ideologies and started studying its beliefs and practices. It’s all about tapping into this universal life force; it’s the wisdom of Yoda’s profound sayings; it’s human wisdom; it’s blaspheming the vibrations, professing that the vibrations are god and that He is not God; it’s saying that the impersonal force is now our god.

Equally disturbing is yoga, which has become very popular. But what is yoga? We think we know, but let me go back to the roots of Gnosticism because it all comes together.[vii] Gnosticism says that all matter is evil and there is an unknowable god who gave rise to many lesser spirit beings called Aeons, which are the glorious ones. This belief claims that the creator of the material universe is not even the supreme god, but is an inferior spirit; in other words, the creation came out of something that was itself created. Furthermore, it does not deal with sin, for all that is thought necessary to achieve salvation is for one to get in touch with the secret knowledge that is based on personal experience or perception, or gnosis. Gnosticism’s remote, supreme godhead is the highest divinity, followed the lower divine beings, and to have this inward knowing is considered wisdom. Obviously, adherents to this belief have not understood the truth of Romans 16:25-27:

Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith—to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.

Yoga is closely aligned with Gnosticism. The word ‘yoga’ actually means ‘to join with’, referring to the Hindu gods. Friends, you cannot have Christian yoga. There is simply no such thing, for a Christian is called to have no other gods before Him; to join with them, even though a series of stretching exercises that the world has convinced us are perfectly ok, is blasphemy of the glorious ones because it attributes the works of the one-and-only Creator God to the created glorious ones.

Romans 1:18-32 clarifies the issue in no uncertain terms:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

After much study, I realized what has happened; because the Holy Spirit is a person and not simply a force, when you dislodge or disconnect the glorious ones from the true and personal Godhead, then everything starts floating aimlessly around and chaos ensues. People begin justifying all their sins by saying, “These sins are ok because it doesn’t matter what we do in the flesh.” You see, people think sin doesn’t matter because there’s no longer any anchor for truth; it has is now been attached to the creation rather than the Creator

I also looked into freemasonry, which is all about the light. A candidate is ‘brought to the light’, and ‘let there be light’ is the motto of the craft. When one goes through an initiation, the supposed truth of masonry is said to have found entrance to the divine, and the person is declared to be enlightened. Indeed, the masonic is all about enlightenment, but Ephesians 1:17-21 contradicts that mentality:

…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.

We are to be enlightened through Christ, who is a person; and our enlightenment develops out of a personal relationship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Meanwhile, freemasons call themselves sons of light because they believe that they are entitled to possess the true meaning of knowledge; to them it’s all about knowledge and wisdom and being smart. They are said to be wise, but are they really? No. In spite of all their talk of wisdom, they are only wise in their own eyes, for claiming to be wise they became fools.

Adherents to the philosophy of a universal life force believe we are all filled with this force, or energy, which is the essence of our being, our conscience, our soul. As the flow of this energy moves through our physical, emotional and spiritual bodies it can become unbalanced, stagnant and blocked. When this happens we experience what is called dis-ease that, as the hyphenated spelling suggests, refers to a lack of ease or harmony; it is the inability of one’s life force energy to flow freely.

These subversive, false beliefs permeate our society. When one practices yoga, a spiritual agreement is entered into that says he/she wants to tap into the universal life force. I have friends who are chiropractors or massage therapists but do not believe in their profession’s common teaching that the body needs to be aligned to the universal life force or Chi; they learn about aligning with the chakra points so the energy can flow, which comes right back to Buddhism.[viii]

Reiki is another subtle method that often creeps in unawares. Reiki is the Japanese name for the universal life force, also known as Ki or Chi, the supposed subtle energy that enlivens all beings. One ex-reiki master says, “Reiki is something that is very mis-stated, and misunderstood, by those outside of the Reiki circle. Having been in it, I can tell you everything you need to know. I will tell you right up front that it was a hard one to shake, that it was VERY real and beneficial, but that it is decidedly non-Christian. I highly recommend anyone looking into it to just stop. Prayer is very powerful, and is our direct link to God through Christ. If we petition directly for healing, it may come. If we have faith that it WILL come, our chances are far better. As with anything we are to test, does Reiki point either the practitioner or the client to Christ? No. Big no. It uses a Universal energy that is non-personal and can be manipulated. You can pray to God, to the Earth Mother, to Mother/Father God, etc. But it in fact leads you AWAY from Christ.” [ix]

All of these corrupted belief systems may have existed in our ancestors, in which case they have come down through our generational lines. Then we find, often to our surprise, that we have accepted, believed and practiced family traditions that are false. Or, we may have developed our own false beliefs based on what we see, hear or experience in daily life. For example, it’s not uncommon as we minister to people to hear them say such things as, “Yoga is being practiced in my church, but we do Christian yoga.” Or, “There are lots of masons who are members of my church or family, and they are really good people so it must be ok.” Wrong! Such false assumptions/statements are nothing short of blasphemy.

Our friends are watching Poldark on Masterpiece Theater, and the predominant theme that runs through the show is adultery. The hero, Poldark, commits adultery; the young heroine, Demelza, commits adultery; everyone is committing adultery. Sitting there during a broadcast, I thought, “Oh my goodness, when we tap into these lies about the universal life force we are committing adultery against our Bridegroom, against Jesus. Let me say this again; when we buy into a universal life force lie, when we buy into man’s wisdom, we are committing adultery against our Bridegroom Jesus.

I want to say this very carefully—when we are intimate with our spouse, coming together with love during the marriage act and looking eye-to-eye at one another, if we allow some other thought to come in and turn our focus away from her or his eyes to gaze elsewhere, that is adultery. In similar fashion, how dare we commit adultery against our Bridegroom and then try to justify it! We justify sin; we justify wrong doing; we justify our belief systems; we justify compromise; all because we have disconnected ourselves from the Word of God and are defiantly explaining away His Truth. Meanwhile, we blaspheme the glorious ones by saying and believing that they are the ones who are going to give us wisdom, not the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”

We can have generational contamination, we can have personal contamination, and unfortunately we’re also being contaminated by our educational system and by the belief systems of the people in Hollywood—the entertainment industry. I enjoy watching programs and I’m not against television or movies, but we need to start to get a clue about what’s really going on, what’s really being taught, what’s being handed over to us as truth. We need to recognize the deception that lurks in even the most seemingly family-friendly shows, not to mention the blatant disregard for God’s righteous and just principles in everything from cartoons to news to talk shows to X-rated movies. We get so impressed because people seem wise, yet their wisdom is not tied to the Word of God; so it should be no surprise to see that everything is now adrift in what we call situational ethics. We have become a country totally divided in half, and it’s not an issue of Democrats versus Republicans, left versus right, or liberal versus conservative; it’s an issue of truth. Our debate is not over which party line or school of thought is correct; our debate is in regard to the validity of the Word of God.

What is truth? Many people seem to struggle over that question, but it’s really very simple; truth is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and they are persons Who want to have a personal relationship with us. They are not some sort of impersonal and unknowable force that’s going to give us a kind of esoteric, inner knowledge or wisdom so we can all achieve enlightenment and become ascended masters. Truth is not about becoming another Yoda; it’s about becoming a redeemed and revealed son or daughter of God who enjoys a personal, loving relationship with our Savior, our Bridegroom, Jesus. Truth is about placing our focus only on Him and no longer on anything else; truth is saying, “No matter what happens, I will focus on You, Jesus, for You are good and Your love endures forever. I will only speak truth, for I don’t care what anybody else teaches or speaks or believes. Truth is truth, His Word is truth, and truth cannot exist aside from the person of the Holy Spirit.

In Poldark, Ross Poldark and Demelza are talking, and they know that each of them has committed adultery. Their discussion revolves around whether or not it is possible to give just a part of one’s heart to someone else. One says yes, but they know it is not true. Both are full of excuses about why they have behaved as they have, and there is an acknowledgement of how wounding the act of adultery is. Finally, the understanding comes that when you become one with someone in a marriage, they must have your whole heart and you must have theirs. You are not content to say, “Ok, I will give you 75% of me, but the other 25% is for another person.” This is what Jesus is asking of us; He wants 100% of our devotion. Why? Is He asking this because He is a mean God and doesn’t want us to have any fun? No, He’s a loving God who doesn’t want us to ruin our lives because our hearts are divided against the Lord. When hearts are divided within a marriage, the marriage becomes dysfunctional and may even be destroyed. When hearts are divided in a relationship with God, everything in life starts to fall apart and as it crumbles, sin becomes more and more prevalent, which in turn causes more and more wreckage. He knows that when He is the focus of your praise, the focus of your adoration, the focus of your love, the focus of everything, then life’s details suddenly line up and there is order. When He is your all-in-all and you are one-and-One, then you are healthy, wealthy, and can have God’s wisdom rather than your ow

[1] https://biblehub.com/greek/1391.htm

[2] https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/string%20theory

[3] https://biblehub.com/hebrew/5006.htm

[4] Psalm 90:2

[5] Genesis 3:4-6

[vi] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha

[vii] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnosticism

[viii] We believe that the Chakras and a corruption of the Godly concept known as the Seven Eyes of the Lord. More information and a link to the Prayer to Rescind the Evils Associated With Buddhism can be accessed at https://aslansplace.com/language/en/discerning-the-seven-eyes-of-the-lord/

[ix] https://aslansplace.com/language/en/reiki-and-biblical-discernment/