I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou comest forth
out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet of
God must have known Jeremiah from a prior existence!
3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named
Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nor ever will!
We all existed previously as spirit beings, with celestial bodies, (Yes, the body we must be re-born into) in heaven before being born here on earth in this flesh and blood, terrestrial body, but we must go back, be born again into our celestial body, after this flesh life ends.
All of us must be born "from above", into the sack of water (terrestrial body) and then be re-born of the spirit (back into our celestial body) in order to literally enter into the kingdom of God.
Jesus Christ along with the elect of God, the ones chosen before the foundation of this earth age (Eph. 1:4), i.e. the ones the LORD had given Him, all serve His purpose, His will, and serve as conspicuous "signs" which means beacons, signals, lights, evidence, even as witnesses. Again, we already noted that Psalm 22:30-31 speaks concerning the "seed" who shall come (even have) and serve Him in this final generation. Those sons and daughters make up those two rays of light spoken of in Habakkuk 3, who are those two golden candlesticks in Rev. 2 & 3, who are the churches of Philadelphia and Smyrna.Isaiah 8:18
Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
Paul is now going to recap, as if to say "in others words", and then he will explain something else that Jesus Christ accomplished by His death, the depth of which is understood by those who have been eating "meat" for awhile!
So... Jesus Christ took part of flesh and blood after the same manner as all the children of God who must all be "born again", which is to be born "anothen" meaning born "from above", into the sack of water and then be re-born of the spirit in order to enter into the kingdom of God. Christ explained this requirement to Nicodemus in John 3 and that "even the Son of man, who is now in heaven, was willing to do the same (John 3:13). It is also confirmed by the words of Paul in the 9th chapter of Hebrews where he teaches us that it is given unto all men once to die (i.e. in the flesh) before the day of judgment (which occurs at the end of the Millennium). Hebrews 9:27 "And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." Again, Christ was willing to do the same thing as the children and so we see the love and fairness of our Father in that He did not ask His children to come down from above and be born of flesh while exempting Himself.Hebrews 2:14
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
My Note: We were created before the earth Ref. Scripture Job 38:1-7
We, you and me, were all created before the earth existed.
Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and
2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
you must know that you were one of those morning stars to appreciate
the statements made in verse seven.
Remember Joseph's dream from Genesis 37:9.
We, just like Joseph and his eleven brother, are all stars of heaven. Yes, we've been there! Some of us still are, waiting our turn to come here and spend time in flesh and blood/animal bodies. Many of us have already been here and have returned to be with the Lord.
Read (live link-) to-Genesis 37:1-11.
Please note, I did not say the
flesh body, you now live in, was created prior to Genesis 1:26.
as described in Genesis 1:1 God
created the heavens and the earth as
described in Job 38:1-7 when all of us sons of God shouted for joy when
seeing the beautiful new home (earth) He had just created for us to
Please log unto and read (live links-) to-#1003 and The pre-Adamic World for further information.
after that something bad happened; and we find the earth in ruins as
described in Genesis 1:2.
See (live link-) to-Lucifer's Flood
John 5:6 This is he that came by water
blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood.
And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
7 For there are three that
bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and
these three are one. 8
And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the
water, and the blood: and these three agree in one. 9
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for
this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
Romans 11:5-8 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.  And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.  What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded  (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.