What are Fallen Angels?
Certain religions teach that fallen angels, once pure messengers of God, followed the Devil (or Satan) out of heaven in rebellion against the Creator. In this belief, it is taught that fallen angels now rule the earth realm as angelic principalities and powers. They claim that this spiritual conflict is largely unseen, with heavenly, Holy angels combating the fallen angels who are under the charge of Satan (or Lucifer).
Some teachings equate fallen angels with being demons who roam the Earth looking to inflict harm upon mankind. They have even assigned them names (see Fallen Angel Names). In Fundamental Christianity, for example, it is taught that fallen angels will one day be fully loosed upon the Earth, permitted by God to wreak the worst possible havoc in order for mankind to repent and accept Jesus as savior. Those who accept Christ, they claim, will be saved from such wrath, including the eventual eternal punishment waged by God against Satan, his fallen angels, and unrepentant mankind.
False teachings about fallen angels, demons, devils, Satan, Lucifer and the like have been woven together into what many believe today by comparing ancient manuscripts primarily found within the Old and New Testaments. Other ancient writings have also been scoured to fill in gaps, such as 1 Enoch, and Jubilees. Such teachings though, have created a great misunderstanding concerning fallen angels, and even angels in general (read about Angels). Angels are messengers, and fallen angels are messengers whose message is unenlightened. Allow me to explain. When one speaks spiritual truth, or better yet, expresses love to another, this is an enlightened message. Angels, ministering spirits, speak messages of encouragement and guidance, always given with love being the motivator.
Fallen Angels are Lost Spirits
In contrast, fallen angels are messengers whose message does not come from a heart of love, but is truly an expression of fear. To understand this, we must first understand that negative entities, or ghosts, are earthbound spirits of humans. These spirits interact with those of us in bodies, sometimes speaking their messages, or rather fears to us. A spirit remains here with the living for numerous reasons. Perhaps the person has unfinished business, or maybe they feel compelled to deliver a message to someone. For whatever reason a disembodied spirit remains attached to this realm, ultimately it is due to fear. This fear paralyzes the person, and is a state of mental anguish - hell. Imagine receiving a message from someone in an unstable state of mind. Would you expect it to be enlightening?
The word "fallen" simply indicates one's position. Heaven is another word for Spirit, and it conveys the idea of higher elevation - a higher place, if you will. When we are at peace, and living our lives through love and truth, we are indeed in a higher position. Upon death of the physical body, the spirit is free and normally gravitates toward the light, and continues the life-journey toward the higher position. Why the light? The light is a cleansing process, of which the spirit receives a life-review, and eventually deals with issues created during time spent interacting in the physical plane. Spirits will interact with the living, observing, guiding, and bringing direction to those in physical bodies from time to time. They are angels, caring about the whole of mankind and its elevation unto knowing truth and peace. What truth, you say? The truth that we are connected - one. That we are eternal spirits, and there is no death, no punishment, or loss. Such ideas are illusionary, created by living our lives externally within physical bodies.
However, if a spirit decides to not enter into the light and receive the mental cleaning, it is because of fear. Maybe fear of loss, fear of the unknown, fear of punishment, guilt, shame, doubt, worry, or whatever; all of these are forms of fear. A spirit who decides to remain behind is not able to "rise up" out of their condition easily. The ascension, or resurrection of the mind cannot occur, for it is bound to the earthly state for a season. So, the restless spirit is alone, afraid, and quite attached to the physical world it felt so comfortable with. And so, fallen angels have missed their opportunity to be whole, cleansed by love, truth, and a new understanding. In a sense, most human beings are indeed fallen angels, for we are spirits having an earthly experience, but many of us are lost to the truth of who we really are.
The condition of such fallen angels are temporary, for the whole of Divinity is ever-growing, always expanding, progressing, and essentially being freed from false beliefs, namely fear. It is love that frees the fallen angels, and it is love that will eventually remove all fear.
We have a primary list of passages found within ancient manuscripts, such as the Bible, that are used to promote fearful, thus false ideas, concerning angels. By taking such passages literally, they can be used to create fear in the minds of those who choose to believe such things. Many of these are to be understood spiritually in parabolic fashion, especially the sayings of Jesus found within the four gospels, and Revelation a book of symbolism: Genesis 6:1, Deuteronomy 32:8, I Samuel 16:14; 18:10; 19:9, I Kings 22:19, Psalm 82:1, Isaiah 26:14, Enoch 6:1; 7:1; 10:11; 12:4; 15:8, Jubilees 5:1-2, 6, Matthew 25:41, Ephesians 6:12, Hebrews 2:5, Jude 6, I Peter 3:19, II Peter 2:4, Revelation 9:11, 13.