Who are we flesh and blood beings?
The World That Then Was—2 Peter 3:1-6
We were created by God as spirit beings in incorruptible celestial, angelic, bodies long before the earth was created. How did we now end up in these flesh and blood bodies that get sick, grow old and die? Let it be clear: When the Bible says in Gen. 1:1, “In the beginning”, it is referring to a time long long ago before God created all of our souls. (2 Peter 3:5, 7 & 13) and in Gen. 1:2 When it says “And the earth was” it is referring to, the condition of the earth when God, in His fierce anger destroyed the 1st earth age, Jer. 4:23-26 because of Lucifer’s overthrow attempt. When he enticed 1/3 of us to join him Rev. 12:4 You see Gen. !:2 is a bad translation probably because of the translators preconceived ideas of what they think God meant to say/ For example: the Hebrew word hayah in the KJV is Trans. (became) 67 times, (becamest or came to pass) 505 times, (become) 66 times, and (come to pass) 131 times, but for some reason in Genesis 1:2 it is translated (was)! That sure changes the way a person perceives the original creation of the earth, doesn't it? It is correct in several versions: The Companion Bible published in 1886 , also see note in NIV .and in Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible. In Gen. 1:3 God starts restructuring the earth to make it livable again.
Who are we? We are children of the one true God. We lived on earth during the “Age of the Dinosaurs” in celestial bodies.
Why were we created? We were created for God’s pleasure. He wanted a family with children to love and who would love him in return.
How would He know we loved Him if we had no choice but to love Him? Because He created us with free will.
Wasn’t He taking a risk that we might not return His love? He could have created us as robots, programmed to love Him, but He found no pleasure in that option. He wanted children who would willingly return His love.
Where did we live? He created the earth for us to live on. At that time it was perfect, (a tropical paradise).
What happened? It’s not that way now! One of our brothers, Lucifer, was given a special responsibility by God. He was made a priest and protector of the mercy seat, which is where Christ sits. He had a very high position in the kingdom of God., but he became evil and decided he could and would be like God. He wanted to sit on God’s throne and be God.. To make matters worse he convinced one third of us 15 billion created children, approximately 5 billion of us to side with him in his scheme., to overthrow God
What did God do? God, in His fierce anger destroyed that 1st earth age. The age we now know as “The Age of the Dinosaurs”. God ended it with a catastrophic universal world wide flood, Lucifer’s Flood, and ice age, killing all life forms in existence except for us, His children.
What happened to Lucifer? God sentenced Lucifer to death, "In The Lake of Fire”. His soul will be no more, but postponed the carrying out of the death sentence until after He will use Lucifer to help him accomplish the negative part of His plan to provide a way for as many of us as will to regain our status as His children to, by our own free will, prove our love for or rejection of Him.
What was God’s plan? God chose not to destroy us, but to provide a way for us to again be recognized as His children, even the ones who followed Lucifer, now called Satan, because He loves us and knew that none of us could fully realize what the finality of the death of our soul meant since no one up until this time had ever experienced the death of their soul, as in “cease to exist”. Oh!, We had seen animals die but none of us, the children of God had ever died. God decreed that all of us would experience flesh and blood life and death. The only stipulation being, we had to be born of water, as in born to a flesh and blood woman in a 2nd earth age.
The heavens and earth which are now—2 Peter 3:7-12
What did God do next? He then restructured the earth to make it livable again. Only this time, after wiping our memory clean. He would place us, one at a time, in our turn, over a period of time, in flesh and blood bodies similar to the bodies of animals, which would age and die. This would serve as a learning curve for us to realize the finality of death, when our loved ones die, the shadow death of their flesh, and no longer are visible to us who still live. nor are allowed to communicate to us that their soul is still alive with God in heaven.
Where is Lucifer now? Lucifer who is now called Satan, the son of perdition, the son who will perish. He is in heaven, but no longer allowed, at this time, to come to earth in person without God’s permission or to serve God’s purpose. Yet he is in heaven and has God's ear constantly pointing out our faults to God.
What about those of us who remained faithful to our Father God, when Lucifer rebelled? Many of us, having already proved our loyalty to God, He predestined for special assignments during this flesh age. Duties that will positively affect his future kingdom.
What about the rest of us? Some remained faithful to God in the 1st earth, some (1/3 of us) followed Lucifer/Satan, and a vast majority remained more or less neutral, not making any commitment either way. During this restructuring of the earth God started to replace under water and winged life, on what He calls the fifth day. The actual length of time based on our concept of time, only God knows, but many people believe based on scripture that a day, to God, equals approximately 1000 of our years. (2 Peter 3:8)
Then on the sixth day God first brought forth, live on land, wild animals and reptiles. Then, still on day six, He started placing the souls of us, His children (adham), all the different races of mankind, male and female (as recorded in Gen. 1:27) in bodies similar to the bodies of animals.
On the seventh day God rested. During this time all the races of mankind (adham) continued to replenish the earth with like kind.
What happened next? Well as God planned from the beginning, He knew we would fall short of the perfection He requires of us His children, so He Himself decided to come to earth as His (only begotten) flesh and blood Son, born through the womb of a virgin pure blood descendant of a special people He would form using the souls of loyalists of His, during the 1st earth age. He, as His flesh and blood Son, would live a perfectly sinless life and therefore qualify, as a perfect blood sacrifice whereby all His originally created children could receive eternal life by His grace, if only they believe in His Son. who He named Jesus, during this 2nd earth age, and He decreed that through Jesus their sins be forgiven and forgotten, if they repent of their sins, and invite His Holy Spirit to enter into and cleanse their heart.
So on a later day, which I call the eighth day, since it is described in the Bible after the seventh day of rest, in Gen. 2:7. God formed a new line of Humans (’eth ha adham and his help meet Eve). Their descendants to be made up of only those souls who stuck by Him during the 1st earth age overthrow attempt by Lucifer. God Himself would come to earth begotten in the virgin Mary’s womb by the Holy Spirit. Mary was a descendant of the individual man, Adam and his help meet Eve, who was of pure eighth day forming pedigree; with no fallen angel blood in Mary’s veins.
Satan, who still thinks he is as powerful as God , intends to corrupt this Adamic line with his own seed. He did corrupt a branch of that line before it ever got started when he seduced Eve in the garden and she bore Cain (the father of the Kinites). A pure branch did survive through Adam’s and Eve’s son Seth.
Over several generations Satan sent others of us, i.e, fallen angels, who are loyal to him to earth without entering through the womb of a flesh woman, to impregnate daughters of Seth’s descendants, thereby, making their blood line impure.
The situation got so bad that when there were only eight pure blood Adamic descendants left God again decided to destroy all human life, in that part of the world, except for those eight, with a second less devastating flood (Noah’s Flood). Even after Noah’s Flood more of us, (angels still loyal to Satan) continued to come to earth without entering through the womb (producing the giant species of man of which Goliath was one).
A pure branch did survive through Abraham’s and Sarah’s son Isaac and grandson Jacob (renamed Israel by God) and from that line God, Himself, came to earth, through the womb of Mary, a virgin descendant of theirs, in the person of Jesus Christ, lived a perfect sin free life and became the ultimate sacrifice. For the sins of mankind.
After we have all been to earth through the womb Christ will return and we will all be changed back into our spirit (celestial) bodies, with our memories of our existence in the 1st earth age restored. But five months prior to Jesus Christ's return, as part of God’s plan to test our belief in His only begotten Son, Jesus, Satan will once again be sent to earth. He will stand in the temple/church, and claim he is Jesus, God. Wanting people to worship him.
Those of us who pass the test, waiting for the real Christ’s actual return, i.e. endure until the end, don’t worship Satan as if he were Christ, will be granted eternal life in a new celestial body that never ages or gets sick. (The First Resurrection to eternal life). Receiving both their incorruptible (celestial) bodies and immortal souls.
Those who do not wait, worshipping Satan instead (called the “Walking Dead” in your Bible) will spend the next 1000 years in incorruptible celestial bodies, but still having mortal souls, while Satan is locked up for the full 1000 years unable to influence us even in spirit. The elect with guidance from Jesus who will be here the whole time teaching the walking dead to once and for all time tell the difference between what is Holy (Jesus) and what is profane (Satan).
Note: It would be wise on your part to learn to tell the difference. Now!
During the Millennium Satan will be locked up for the full 1000 years but, prior to God carrying out his death sentence, he will again, one last time, be left loose for a short while to temp the walking dead. A final test, after 1000 years of summer school, so to speak, since they now have foreknowledge of what death really is and can better choose who to serve. They will then be judged at "THE GREAT WHITE THRONE OF JUDGMENT” BY THEIR WORKS. Not by faith, this time, since Jesus Christ will have been with us for the whole Millennium. Will they again follow Satan, who is profane, or will they this time, choose holiness and remain faithful to Christ?
If the answer is; Remained faithful to Christ? The verdict will be Eternal Life, i.e. immortality (to be part of the 2nd resurrection).
If the answer is; followed Satan, yet again, the verdict will be to perish, with Satan, in the “Lake of Fire” and BE NO MORE! Not even a memory to their loved ones who were saved!
The New Heavens and Earth — 2 Peter 3:13-18
Then God will have achieved His Goal of having children, for all of eternity, who are pure in heart, not because He created us without the ability to sin but knowing we love Him and chose Him to purify our hearts from imperfection to perfection, not by His will alone, but by our own free will.
We will spend eternity here in a new heaven and a new earth (the third heaven and earth ages) in spirit, celestial, bodies, like our Father’s and we will be His family and He will be our God.
That is a long drawn out process, but the only way God could create offspring who end up not only sin free, but who love Him, as He loves us, by our own free will.
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Notes about what the apostle John saw when he was taken to heaven, in the spirit, by Jesus Christ, as recorded in Revelation chapter 1. See our Revelations study at http:// americanwisdomseries.com
Who is God? When we think of God we most often think of Jesus, baby Jesus, who grew into the man we read about in the crucifixion accounts and that is okay. We are to approach Father God through His Son Jesus. But, we would be doing well to also see God as He appeared to the apostle John when John was taken spiritually into heaven personally, and what goes on there.
John describes God in Revelation. We’ll let you read his account for yourself: Revelation 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14 His head and His hairs were like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were like a flame of fire; 15 And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters. 16 And He had in His right hand seven stars; and out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword; and His countenance was as the sun shineth in His strength.
That two-edged sword is the “Word of God”, YOUR BIBLE. You had better learn what it has to say! Especially about the “End Time” when Satan comes to earth claiming to be God.
Our Father, God, is a awesome God. Remember what God told Moses from the burning bush. Read it for yourself. Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, “I AM THAT I AM” and he said, “Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you”.
God is anything He wants to be!
To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals. We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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