Something to dwell on for a second.
Natural is physical, limited, it has its extents. When we consider “supernatural” it is an occurence out of THIS world…
We read extensively on occurrences in The Word. An angel is a supernatural being in various religions and mythologies. Abrahamic religions often depict them as benevolent celestial intermediaries between God (or Heaven) and humanity. Other roles include protectors and guides for humans, and servants of God.
The idea of seven archangels is most explicitly stated in the deuterocanonical Book of Tobit when Raphael reveals himself, declaring: “I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who stand in the glorious presence of the Lord, ready to serve him.” (Tobit 12:15) The other two archangels mentioned by name in the Bible are Michael and Gabriel. The four names of the other archangels come from tradition.
These are angels! The Essence of The Creator? It was spoken to Moses “But,” he said, “you cannot see My face, for no one may see Me and live.” Exodus 33:20
We tread lightly here. The Essence of God covers ALL. Being of and from The Creator denotes an awesome fear…
The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. Genesis 18:1-2
I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist. Daniel 10:5
And the servants of God instill this fear and respect…. The Essence of God???
“Laying face down or prostrate”
131 times: ‘Laying face down or prostrate’ in relation to prayer or speaking with God.
This includes many times that the word prostrate is not used but the person is on their face or laying down etc.
256 times the word prostrate is used in the Bible. Most of these are times when one prostrates himself or herself before a king or someone of great importance. This was the common way of respect and to honor someone. People were very familiar with this word and position.
There is no question as to the meaning of the word in Hebrew in the Old Testament or Greek in the New Testament, however translators have sought to use different words in English to interpret the word.
Your proper prayer posture isn’t the position of your body, but of your heart and spirit…
To a humble spirit… it’s about humility.
Psalm 51:17 (NKJV)
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O God, You will not despise
1- On Your Knees
Ephesians 3:14 (NKJV)
For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,[a]
2 – In Your Bed
Psalm 4:4 (NKJV)
Be angry, and do not sin.
Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.
3 – Out Loud
Psalm 34:6 (NKJV)
This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
4 – Silently
1 Samuel 1:13 (NKJV)
13 Now Hannah spoke in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli thought she was drunk.
5 – Hands Lifted
1 Timothy 2:8 (NKJV)
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;
6 – Eyes Open
John 17:1 (NKJV)
Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You,
7 – Head Bowed
Genesis 24:26 (NKJV)
26 Then the man bowed down his head and worshiped the Lord.
8 – Prostrate
Matthew 26:39 (NKJV)
He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”
9 – Standing
Mark 11:25 (NKJV)
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.
There is a morsel I share yet again… God’s Essence Created the seen and unseen!!!
Even in the physical we attempt to describe the seen and the as of yet unseen (with limits.)
Nobody knows for sure, but it is estimated that there are 100 billion galaxies or more in the visible universe, and many more beyond that. Galaxies live in a variety of envi ronments.
I venture to share: The ESSENCE that spoke these into being is beyond AWESOME!!!!
And we can watch a summary: