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Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
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Without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there is no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.
Now here is our study of:
Children of God and equal unto angels.
Scripture: Luke 20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
Complete text: Luke 20:27 ¶Then
came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection;
and they asked him,
28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
29 There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.
30 And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.
31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died.
32 Last of all the woman died also.
33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.
34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.
This is not about physical life and death but rather spiritual life and death;the death and or eternal life of your soul.
Those of us who are to be among those to recieve eternal life at Christ's return and those of us who recieve eternal life at the Great White Throne of Judgment, which is the second resurrection, become sons of God again as we were in the first earth age, and as Adam was in this earth age before the fall in the garden.
Luke 20:27 "Then came to Him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked Him,"
Remember that the Sadducees don't believe that there is life after death, so this is another form of trying to trap Jesus. So the questions asked here are given like a joke, for no matter what Jesus said, it would be made fun of by these Sadducees. So this is the third question, the domestic attack by the enemy of God, and it pertains to marriage of a woman under the law of Moses.
Luke 20:28 "Saying, "Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother."
So he is calling attention to the law of Moses pertaining to marriage, when there are no children in the marriage.
Luke 20:29 "There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children."
Luke 20:30 "And the second took her to wife, and he died childless."
Luke 20:31 "And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died."
This family was quite weak, or this woman was not able to bear children. Notice that all seven of these brother are dead in this story, and there still not one child has been born in the family by this woman.
Luke 20:32 "Last of all the woman died also."
Keep in mind that this is a bunch of Sadducees making up this case, and in their minds they believe that there is no life after death. They are nonbelievers that believe that there is no life to the soul outside the physical flesh body. These people are playing games with Jesus.
Luke 20:33 "Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife."
What would you answer? They now are all dead.
Luke 20:34 "And Jesus answering said unto them, "The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:"
First of all you have to understand what Jesus is saying here. "world" as used here is "world age" of flesh man. There was a world age before the one we now live in, and souls did not exist in that age in flesh bodies, but in spiritual bodies as the angels have. In the age we now live in, souls enter into our bodies at conception, and we grow into maturity, and marriage is God's way to replenish the earth.
Genesis 1:28 "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over tyhe fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."
There is no eternal life in these flesh corruptible bodies, so if there is no replenishing by marriage between male and female, the species dies out. Remember that each soul must pass through this earth age of flesh man once, then comes the judgment. This is the plan of God, for in our flesh bodies God offers the plan of God through salvation under the blood of Christ. So understand that Jesus is talking about earth ages here. Today many Christians still believe that their loved ones are out there in a hole in the ground, not so. "To be absent in the flesh body is to be present with the Lord."
Luke 20:35 "But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:"
"They which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world" are those that are saved and become a Christian in this world age of flesh man. They have obtained the next world age, the eternal world age. Those that are "resurrected from the dead" are our loved ones that have died and are in their incorruptible bodies as the angels have, i.e. as we had in the first earth age and will again have after our physical death or after Christ's return. There are no marriage like we have now in that next earth age after death. Why? Marriage and birth are common only to this earth age of flesh man where there is a need for reproduction. There are no weddings between flesh people in heaven because flesh and blood can not enter into the kingdom of heaven. There are no flesh people in heaven! There is only one bridegroom, and that is Jesus Himself, it is all spiritual.
I Corinthians 15:50 "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."
It just can't happen, for the moment you die, you enter into the kingdom of God, on one side the gulf or the other, on the side of the rich man, or the side of Lazarus, in the bosom of Abraham, from Luke 16:19-31. The two just won't mix, but they will be aware of each other. However Paul goes on telling us of that time when all souls on the face of the earth living at a certain moment in time, will be changed into their new incorruptible bodies as we had before this flesh age. The change will come for the sake of those souls living for the next thousand years right here on earth in Jesus Christ's Millennium kingdom. That kingdom will allow those souls to learn the truth, and be taught and tested. Then comes the Judgment day as recorded in Revelation 20:11-15.
I Corinthians 15:51 "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,"
This mystery is something that had not been revealed before. In this mystery, a time will come when all souls living in their flesh body will be changed. Why. Because something is about to happen, and flesh and blood corruptible bodies cannot exist in that state.
I Corinthians 15:52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed."
At most funerals this set of verses is preached, and ministers talk about a time in the future when souls will be raptured. This is not what this verse is saying. Again, Paul is revealing a mystery to us, something that shall take place at a certain moment in time. What happens at that moment? The "dead" are those in their physical bodies, and the dead shall be raised or changed into their incorruptible spiritual bodies as we had before this flesh and blood earth age. Jesus told you that in, that this body will be equal or as the angels exist in. That can't be to hard to understand, folks. We were angels ourselves in the first earth age.
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So at this certain instant or "moment" in time, every human being in their flesh and blood body will be changed, "raised" ["allaso" in the Greek] into their new spirit al bodies, incorruptible, just as the angels have. Why? the last trump, the seventh trump has sounded, and Jesus Christ is coming to earth in all His glory, to set up His Millennium kingdom, and flesh and blood cannot exist in that kingdom. We must all go back into the spiritual bodies we had before this earth age. Mankind and the things of importance to the flesh and blood body will not be needed. There will be no sickness, no need for schools for God will place within each mind of those incorruptible bodies the truth from His Word. You won't have to ask your neighbor what is right, for you will know it.
Are you starting to see why Jesus did not want to give answer to those religious leaders when they started to talk about the here after life. Those Kenites couldn't understand that there was a life here after, so how could they even start to understand what goes on after death, or at the seventh trump. Just as they have most Christians today believing we start our lives in the womb, as if we never existed before conception!
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Luke 20:36 "Neither can they die any more: for they are equal ["isangelloi", exactly like] unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection."
This is talking about saved people, "the children of the resurrection," and Jesus is telling you that their soul will never die, that soul is eternal. Why, they obtained their immortality when by faith they came to Christ in repentance, and the blood of Christ washed their sins away. Their soul became eternal when they overcame, and in repentance came under the blood of Christ. Angels are the children of God, and you are a child of God in this earth age of flesh man; you will also be a child of God in your incorruptible body in the eternity. The children of the resurrection are not in flesh bodies, and Jesus is telling these religious leaders that they just don't know what they are talking about.
"Children of the resurrection" have immortality, and their souls will never die. The entire purpose for marriage in this flesh age was to have children, to bring male and female together, to live as a unit of one and multiply. Each created soul from God's original creation, before the first earth age, is required, in our turn, to be born into this earth age, innocent of the age that was, and chose whether they will follow God or Satan. When each and every soul from the original creation has either had, or passed over entry into this earth age of flesh man, the Lord comes, and this earth age is over and we move into the Millennium age. No one is going to die in the Millennium age, and nobody is going to get born in the flesh after the seventh trumpet. Once the seventh trump sounds, that's it for the things of the age of flesh man and flesh woman. God is the Father of the living, not the dead.
These old flesh bodies get wore out, banged up from accidents, and in time they pass away. However, when our soul leaves this flesh body, each soul moves into a perfect body that shall never age or get sick just like we had in the first earth age. This is what Jesus was trying to tell those "certain of the Sadducees" that were trying to trip Him up. God has much better things to offer you than one of these flesh and blood animal type bodies, which get sick, have pain, and many time are full of problems. Jesus is telling you that those that do over come in the resurrection into their spiritual body, there is no need for those things that this flesh age demands.
Luke 20:37 "Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob."
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were all dead in the flesh at that time. So why would Moses call on the "God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob" unless he knew that their God was still alive as they were. This happened when God appeared to Moses in the flaming bush. He showed or disclosed this because His testimony was in question.
Exodus 3:4, 5 "And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, "Moses, Moses," And he said, "Here am I."  "And He said, "Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground." 
Moses had been raised in the Pharaoh's household and thrown out of Egypt and fled to the land of the Kenites. When Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro, his father in law, and a Midian priest, God appeared to him on that mountain, and called out to him from a burning bush. That place and bush was not burned after the fire, and Moses knew he had talked with God.
Exodus 3:6 "Moreover He said, "I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob." And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God."
Moses knew that those three were alive with God, that they were in their spiritual bodies, for God is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living. In as much as Satan was sentenced to death in that first earth age, would that make Satan dead now? Of course not, for Satan is very much alive, for Satan's death will not take place until after God has used him in the negative part of His plan. Satan's death comes after the great white throne Judgment, after the Millennium age is completed and all souls have been tested and chose to follow him into the lake of fire.
Revelation 20:13 "And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works."
Remember that this is after the millennium age, where the testing and judgment is over, and the female souls of this earth age are all considered "sons of God". There is no marriage after death in that kingdom. Then every soul will be judged by his works done in the Millennium age. Remember "the children of the resurrection" whose name was written the Lamb's book of life received their rewards at the seventh trump, at the close of this earth age of flesh man.
Revelation 20:14 "And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death."  "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." 
So we see that Satan is very much alive today, in fact at the sixth trump he will be cast out of heaven onto the earth, along with his fallen angels. Many Christians that are ignorant of God's plan will charge out, proud to become married to Satan. Even Satan lives today, for God hasn't killed any soul as of today. Just as God created man, He will consume man's soul if man chooses to follow Satan in disobedience. After the judgment, God will so erase those evil souls from existence that they will not even exist in the minds of their loved ones in the eternity. They will be blotted out of the book of life, and the immortality that those souls of the Children of the resurrection have.
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