I just had an interesting conversation with a friend about the whole idea about being made in the image of God. Usually when people first hear this concept there are two thoughts that pop into their mind. The first is that, if we are made in the image of God, why can’t we make the sun stop rising. The answer is because being made in the image means we have the same qualities as God but not the same amount. It is like the relationship between a father and his child. The child will grow up one day to be a father, but he will never actually be his Father.
The second question I usually get is if we are made in the image of God why are the angels above us? This misunderstanding is due to biblical writers refusing to translate and interpret the bible correctly out of fear of the Maa (Truth). Funny thing, while flipping through the channels, I came across a Christian preacher tell his congregation the same thing. So, rather than post my entire response, I will direct you to an excerpt from Kamta: A Practical Kamitic Path for Obtaining Power.
How to Get Divine Power through Your Guardian Spirits
It has been found that at least half of the world population believes in the existence of angels, guardian angels and other spiritual beings, but what are angels? Are they real? Do they really exist or are they a figment of our imagination? All of these questions and more will be answered in this chapter.
Angels since time immemorial have existed in every culture. Angels have been called everything from deities, gods, goddesses, daemons, to forms and archetypes by people all over the world. But they all act as messenger and guardian beings. Most non-Western cultures see these spiritual beings as entities that they need to develop a partnership with through veneration, but not in West. The reason a relationship is discouraged between human beings and angels in the West is because there is a gross misunderstanding about these spiritual beings due to a lack of knowledge of self. So we must recall that according to Genesis 1:26, which states:
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
The biblical passage clearly states that man and woman are supposed to be gods and goddesses because we are the only beings were created in the image of God. For a lot of people this statement is very controversial but the biblical text is clear and other examples can be found throughout the Bible. Such as in Psalms 82:6-7, which states:
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
Part of the reason man and woman’s divinity is so debated is because many believe that we were created under the angels because of sloppy translation. For instance, in Psalms 8:4-5 which reads according to the King James Version of the Bible:
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? And the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou have mast him a little lower than the angels, and has crowned him with glory and honor.
But, according to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, everywhere you see the word God, in the Old Testament; it actually is elohim in the Hebrew language. In fact, the word elohim is used around 2,250 times throughout the Old Testament, and what’s even more interesting about the word elohim. Is that it is used in place of the word “angels” and “gods” because elohim is plural for eloah, but the name of God in the Hebrew language is Yahweh. This means the actual translation of Psalms 8:4-5 should read as in the New American Standard Bible:
What is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him? Yet Thou hast made him a little lower than God and dost crown him with glory and majesty!
Man and woman weren’t created lower than the angels. We were created under God and in God’s image, which means the angels were created to serve us. This misunderstanding about man and woman’s divinity and our connection to God caused the translators of the bible to sidestep in their translation because they didn’t understand what they were reading. They were basing their understanding of the spiritual truths in the bible upon their sahu. This is why Hebrew 1:14 in regards to spiritual entities is presented as a question that asks:
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
When it should be more like a statement as presented in the New Living Translation of Hebrews that affirms:
Therefore, angels are only servants–spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.
When it is understood that we are made in the image of God and that the angels were created to serve us, it becomes clear why the devil of Christian lore has been vying for the human soul and winning. It also explains the reason why the forces of evil fascinate so many people and so many religious people fear the devil; yet claim to have the power of God.
It is because if we don’t know that we were created to be gods and goddesses like the Divine whose image we were made out of. Yet, the devil knows. We can easily be taken advantage of due to our ignorance and encouraged by any force to do a number of things under the guise that we are doing God’s work. Can you now see the danger of not having knowledge of self? We will return back to this subject as to how the devil is able to manipulate us.
Understanding that we are made in the image of God and that the angels were created to serve us means, that the angels, gods, spirits, archetypes (or whatever you want to call them) are ambassadors, emissaries or messengers between God and us.
Copyright Derric Moore 2011
So there you have it, regardless of what you call them angels, guardian angels, guardian spirits, ministering angels, ministering spirits, archetypes, ancestral spirits, whatever, they are all meant to assist us. Therefore, working with spiritual beings is biblical. By working with them we not only can ask spirits to help us personally. We can also direct them to assist us in other endeavors such as protecting our homes, securing employment, preventing accidents, protecting us from danger, protecting our children from all forms of bullying, preventing crime and the list goes on. Since Kamitic spirituality is about being led by the Spirit, working with spirits is one of the Kamitic ways for improving our life.
For more information see
Kamta: A Practical Kamitic Path for Obtaining Power