Angels – What Are They REALLY?

Angels in the New Age – a multi million dollar industry. But what are angels divorced from God and traditional teachings? Nothing. Or worse, other spirits disguised as angels. The word ‘angelos’ is Greek for ‘messenger.’ The messages they deliver are divine in origin. Hence, no God – no angels because there is nobody to deliver messages from!

New Age bravely tried to reinvent angels, make them fit with whatever belief system you have and (this is the sinister part) make them out to be servants of your own desires rather than of the Will of God.

To fit this new thought construct that would enable ‘spiritual’ teachers to make lots of moolah, angelic hierarchies that were a mix between biblical and occultist lore were lifted, shifted and moved around to detach them from their Creator as not to offend anyone with money in their pocket.

What brought this post was a question someone had asked in one of the FB groups I belong to:

“If you work with Jesus energy source. Has his light color been gold to you? Or signs of color gold or yellow been standing out to you lately? If so I feel his sign for you in this message to. What colors do you work with for & with him? I would love to know.”

to which I replied

“Jesus has appeared to me in visions – not as golden light but as a person.”

and got this reply back

“The only vision of him I seen he was out lined in white energy so wasn’t full apparition yet. But was speaking of his energy source as I been guided to on my path how we connect is his energy source has been golden for me <3 Like each arch angel has a color we use in altars or when working with in meditation or covering us in there colors or what be. Thank you for sharing with me Lisa 🙂 <3″

to which my response was

“I simply wouldn’t want to reduce Christ to a colour as he is God incarnate. He is not on par with the Angels – he is the one Angels obey and they are his servants.”

to which the final response from the other person was (I happily let her have the last word since this was going nowhere)

“Mrs Lisa there’s no reducing of anyone <3 it all depends on each views we have and how our interactions are with. Every one has there free will to chose as they believe. I was asking each experience each has and was putting mine out there as well. Thank you for sharing your information of what’s your truths. For me I believe in a more equal not so much of any dominant figures. All is loved based in my eyes. But I get you your concern of any misleading Info’s. I am leaving it up to each as well as sharing our truths. Thank you for your input <3 :)”

In post-truth New Age lala-land there are multiple truths but no absolute Truth. All faiths are usually accepted as quite cool, except Christianity of course. Belief in Jesus as an ‘Ascended Master’ is acceptable but if you start talking about the actual redemption work he came here to do, you’re out.

The problem I have with all this, apart from the money-making machine, is that people have well and truly stopped thinking for themselves. They buy and mass consume spiritual pulp fiction by people who have done half-arsed research and put their own (money) spin on things. Who reads the great mystic writers and occult thinkers along with the actual original holy scriptures any more? Probably not the ones who ask what colour Jesus is.

They don’t even see the problem with the fact that they are constructing altars to God’s messengers instead of to God herself (no gender, so I change between the two when I write). The only altar a person steeped in New Age thought could logically build is an altar to self, since it’s their subjective view of spirit they worship. I’ve been there – it gets lonely and it messes with your perception of reality. Thankfully, I never completely left Jesus or my faith in his redemptive work.

Do you know which angels are mentioned in the ancient scriptures? Do you know there are different systems of hierarchies out there and that certain New Age authors simply invented their own additions. Is this some sort of chaos magick? Have these beings now come into existence because of the energy added to the new belief system? Maybe. But I know this much – many of the New Age ‘angels’ now in circulations are just imaginary friends (at best) and have nothing to do with the Kingdom of Heaven, which is what angels are here to serve.

If you read a book about angels be very careful if the author seems to imply that the angels are somehow here to serve you and help you get what you want rather than help you lead a more holy life – a life that truly honours the Creator whom they serve.

In the Bible, angels are often described as terrifying. This is because they reflect the true light of God and here on earth we mostly wander in the darkness of our ego and the confusion this ego imparts. And this is why the angels who came to announce the birth of Christ to the shepherds had to open their message by saying ‘Be not afraid!’

If the angels you read about are here to show you what crystals you should use to become wealthy or find the right guy to marry, you can be pretty darn sure they are not actual angels. Angels simply don’t care about those things; They only care about the health of your soul and bringing the glory of God to Earth.

Angels love with agape, which is pure and unconditional love, untainted by the ego. Unlike us, they do not have free will. They do not interfere unless our lives are at peril or unless we ask… and yes, we are free to communicate with them – especially our own Guardian Angel. But if you think your Guardian Angel is interested in helping you with the right lottery numbers, you will be sorely disappointed.

Your Guardian Angel and the other Angels are eager to help us – yes, this much is true in what the false New Age prophets proclaim. But to ‘help’ a soul, simply means to bring them closer to the light of God. It has nothing at all to do with our material wellbeing, romantic relationships or anything else that might actually serve to distract us from being in a constant state of prayer and worship of the One.

This is why the most commonplace for angels to gather is in places of worship, where they are often been seen to join in singing God’s praise.

Please, for the (literal) love of God, forget all you have read about using angels as a sort of personal servants.


Lisa Frideborg