Angel, Archangels and Archai
For thirty years I have studied the spiritual hierarchy, these nine levels of beings that regulate this universe. In all this time I have tried to see their place in my life because knowledge like this must have a place in our lives otherwise it is empty theory. Naturally these beings are complex and since we hardly understand our own makeup we can hardly know theirs.
If we strive to understand and even experience their work this effort connects us with them and assists them to experience the human condition. The thing is that even through these beings guide and regulate the universe they have a different consciousness to ours. It is as if we are in another room and the thickness of the walls depends on the level of our own conscious awareness. The more we can connect to our I AM – see this bLog http://ec.wp.chriskaine.com.au/2010/01/01/do-we-really-know-ourselves/ and my book I Connecting – the more we can connect up with these beings and understand their roles.
This spiritual hierarchy is best viewed as three teams of three: Angel, Archangels and Archai; Powers, Mights and Dominions; and right at the top Thrones, Cherubim and Seraphim. The Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit are above that again.
So let’s look at the group closest to human beings, Angels, Archangels and Archai. To put it simply; Angels guide people, Archangels guide nations and Archai regulate human evolution.
We could say that while we remain unaware of our I AM our guardian Angel acts on behalf of our I AM leading and guiding us through life. As we connect up with our I AM our Angel can stand back a bit. What a comforting notion, that we are held and guided by an angelic being in all that we do. If we have any prayer life at all it should be directed to this being who lovingly embraces all that we do, even our shortfalls. You will find some more ideas about Angels in a previous bLog http://ec.wp.chriskaine.com.au/2009/12/19/angels/
The Archangels are a step higher than Angels. When a person has a great influence on a nation, either by leading it or by influencing it, we could say that they are connected to an Archangel. They have their archangelic being within them assisting them to do their work. Whenever a new leader of a nation is elected I have always watched them very closely to see how the Archangel of the nation changes them, and when they step down you can see that the Archangel has left them. Of course, it isn’t the same Archangel for every leader.
The Bible only uses the term Archangel twice, in 1 Thess 4:16 and Jude 1:9, in other places is just uses the name Michael or Gabriel, eg At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. Dan 12:1 Note that his passage points to the task of the Archangels “charge of your people.” There are various orders of Archangels and each has a leader. Michael is the leader of all the Archangels, some of the other leaders are Gabriel who cares for mothers preparing to give birth, and Raphael the guardian of healers.
The Archai lead mankind as a whole and their work is influenced by the numbers of human beings who become consciously aware, or not. We find reference to these beings in the Greek word Arche or beginning. This word is sometimes rendered ‘principalities’ or ‘rule’ and indicates the work of these beings to change human consciousness.
This is a big topic and I will endeavour to expand what I have written here by giving examples from the Bible in future blogs.