"The Two Sons"
One thing that is different about man and angels is that men are born as infants, and grow into adults. Angels do no growing from small to big; they simply exist as they were created…and they were created to be ministers in the household of God, serving many roles such as guardians, informers and reapers, and will actually divide righteous from evil humans (Matt 13:41-49).
The spirit within a man who is twice born will have this heavenly life being formed within a jar of clay, which simply means that this spiritually living Son dwells within the flesh of the human body assigned to it, and cannot escape this dwelling place unless they’re purchased. The clay jar man, the first adam, is not trusted at all and unless the spiritual life living within the flesh of its human can wrestle and overcome the desires of his flesh, he shall perish inside of the world created and given to Death; there is no escape from the world created for Death. Angels are not even trusted thanks to the rebellion in the heavens, as was told to Job in comparing sons as angels to those humans living in clay jars.
“Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker? Even in his servants he puts no trust, and his angels he charges with error; how much more those who dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, who are crushed like the moth.” (Job 4:17-19).
Angels as servants were created as they appear, unlike man who is born as infants…angels have no parents but God; humans have clay parents and have to grow…they have to mature and exhibit responsible characteristics before their parent will leave them an inheritance. My uncle said he is not leaving his two sons anything due to their parenting styles, saying he will leave everything to his wife’s niece. Conclusion to this: a son has to mature before inheriting, though he was destined to inherit from birth, the award only coming with approval from responsible behavior demonstrated in his actions.
We can speculate as humans that this universe is so great in size and the unknown captures the imagination about what could possibly await humans, like space travel or going to other galaxies and finishing the physical world likened to putting icing on a cake, but this perception of space as being boundless only creates an “eternity” view of the cosmos…it really puts God way out there –farther away- and by design God uses this to conceal Himself from that which He created:
He [God] has made everything beautiful in its time.
Also, He has put eternity [olam] into man's heart,
yet so that he cannot find out
what God has done
from the beginning to the end. (Eccl 3:11)
And by putting Solomon’s words into poetic structure, the creation (physical world) is used to conceal the things about God:
It is the glory of God to conceal things, [the physical portion of the couplet]
But the glory of kings is to search things out. (Prov 25:2) [the spiritual portion]
Even though these are Solomon’s words, Christ the King has done this. When God is a sky god, he is “far” from you and you search endlessly for him outwardly, outside the cosmos where he can’t be found, only imagined, which makes the physical world seem like it has no boundaries…that it just goes on infinitely. Jesus told us that He and the Father would dwell “within” us (John 14:23; 2 Cor. 6:16; Rev. 21:3), so we have to look inwardly to find out about Him, not search out in the sky or the “heavens” where man places Him. Einstein didn’t invent “relativity”, he discovered it and put it into words. He didn’t read about it from books, he looked inwardly, and used truthful judgments regarding his own thoughts while sifting through ideas, using physics to rule out what doesn’t work in a physical world…physically speaking. He determined that there had to be black holes due to the gravity produced by the mass of matter, that space-time is warped with curves because of the effects of the expansion of matter. He discovered this without ever leaving his own mind, which only was proven true later. He didn’t have the Hubble telescope to show this…he discovered this while sitting in his chair. Humans need to look inwardly to judge themselves, and when this occurs, the road to discovering your maker will be made known.
We have to only look inwardly to see what has already been completed. Jesus said that He can only do what He sees the Father doing (John 5:19), and He says Himself that He has finished what the Father gave Him to do (John 17:4)…and upon His accomplishing all of His Father’s work finishing this work for which He came, He told the Father in verse 5 to “glorify me in your own presence before the world existed…” Many can speculate about men as Sons of God finishing the physical creation which has tons (literally), of galaxies and planets to be populated but that’s a mental tangent left to others to wrestle with. Christ says His work is finished, and currently the universe is unpopulated without having life forms to use economies to establish trade in other solar systems. So what did He do? We do know that HE said that His kingdom is “NOT” of this world when Pilate asked Him if He was a king, so it is doubtful that He’ll rule over men in other galaxies.
We do know that He just said that He had equal glory with God BEFORE the world was created, and as YAH He created the physical world to be a death chamber that would permit rebelling angels to perish once cast into space-time permitting potential human Sons to have life that rebelling sons would lose, setting up a stage where these Sons could be heirs, not merely servants.
A difficult thing for men to grasp is that if you are a created entity, you have not had life before the moment that you were created, and never will. Keep this thought in your mind, Adam was not formed as an infant; he was in adult form when created. Angels as created servants have no memory of what it was like to be alive before their creation, no recollection of being a kid. Adam had no memory of being a child, for he never was. However, as a matured human, you have a past with a memory attached to those events which led up to where you now stand with yourself…you know what you did and can trace those steps back to about 3 years old, and should be able to determine how your influences and decisions led to your being sculpted into what you have become. You are sculpted by your decisions, despite having the influence of parental guardians, if you were lucky enough to remain with them.
As an angel, you cannot exist where you were not created, with Ezekiel showing that there are indeed boundaries in Heaven as he observed it as wheels within a wheel, these wheels exemplifying the boundaries of the various heavens. As an angel, you exist in the location in which you were created, you exist in the moment that you were given life. You cannot exist where you never had life, nor exist in the moment preceding your creation, this personified in Israel being camped at the base of Mt. Sinai, with only Moses (typified as Christ) being able to climb to the location where God is; Israel as the firstborn of God is typified by angels who were created first who could not dwell where God is by NOT being in His presence… (Israel could not enter His rest). Moving up one level from physical to spiritual, only the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies; Israel could not enter the holy place.
Angels and humans differ in the location where they receive Heavenly life. Again, Jesus asked the Father to give back to Him the “glory” He once had with the Father…wanted to be in the presence, or in the moment that He once had. He wanted life that He had from the beginning, a moment which precedes the creation of angels. Think about that. An angel cannot, no matter what, have life in a moment which precedes their creation, but, because of Christ creating what He did, and that is the completion of man in the likeness of God, made it possible for Sons to be created in darkness of a physical world yet receive life from the Most High in which that location precedes all moments –Sons of God receive life in the highest order, or the beginning, a great mystery that even angels cannot comprehend unless it is exhibited for them to observe. The second breath that some humans receive is that from the Christ, the Second or Last Adam, so it is from the beginning in which Jesus as the WORD had glory with God, is actually a moment which predates the creation of angels. A huge caveat follows this order though…a potential “Son of God” cannot cross the boundaries of fire which separates the gulf from physical to spiritual realms if unbelief dwells within minds while walking this world in a clay, jar vessel. In this clay form, humans presently are lower than the angels as seen in scripture while they are perfected through suffering in this demonstration we call life:
"What is man, that you are mindful of him,
or the son of man, that you care for him?
You made him for a little while lower than the angels;
you have crowned him with glory and honor,
putting everything in subjection under his feet."
Now in putting everything in subjection to Him, He left nothing outside His control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to Him. But we see Him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting that He, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. For He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why He is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying,
"I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise."
"I will put my trust in him."
"Behold, I and the children God has given me."
Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, He himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. For surely it is not angels that He helps, but He helps the offspring of Abraham. Therefore He had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because He himself has suffered when tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted. (Heb 2:1–18 some translator added words to the original text in vv. 4–5 have been removed with emphasis added to vv. 1–3)
What is truly profound about the heavenly realm and mostly unappreciated is locations, and how to convey this thought into a physical realm with words is challenging. I live and work in the state that I currently dwell in. Should the Denver Broncos host a super bowl game at Mile High Stadium while I’m dwelling here in this state, I cannot attend the event, though I breathe (have life) elsewhere as the game is played in Denver. I cannot be “in” two moments of time simultaneously. An angel can NEVER be in the moment in which the WORD was God, and unless the One who shared His glory does not subject Himself to “Death” and make it possible to actually receive this original breath of life, then no Heavenly procreation can ever occur. The supra-dimensional moments of a world which does not have moments decaying one into another denies heavenly procreation; two moments cannot exist together. Unless One who originally shared glory in the moment does not “choose” to leave this moment…what giving up glory means…to enter into a created realm in which He could receive this initial breath which came from the highest moment, by having it returned to Him, could heavenly procreation occur and be possible for future Sons.
What separates Sons of the Father from created-heavenly Sons as angels is the moment or more specifically, the location, in which they receive life. Angels receive life in a location lower than when the WORD had glory with God, with angels not being able to enter that location just as the earthly temple prevented Israel from entering the Holy of Holies. Jesus was the only human ever to receive the initial breath of life which was given by Elohim who did not have a human father; Jesus, following His baptism, received this exact same breath/life back uniting in Himself the beginning and end resulting in the completion of the creation of man. He simply awaited His new body so He can be glorified once more, and that “Body” of His is His awaited Bride so to speak, since she comes from His body. So Sons which are being formed within man or humans will receive life from the moment in which Christ had glory with the Father. With the Most High Father giving His Divine breath back to Christ Jesus, human Sons of God can enter where the Most High is located…can enter into His presence. Their glory is that of Christ, which He had returned to Him, which is the earliest moment in Heaven, a location which preceded the creation of angels, or to better state, is a location of higher order.
To simply put it…with heaven being within the person, a person who has a second breath of life has indwelling, heavenly life at the earliest moment, with his or her body walking around as a shadow in a world of shades. A person without this second breath, has no indwelling life, and cannot enter “heaven”; they simply do not have indwelling life yet. Likewise, an angel cannot enter into an earlier moment of the heavens, for they did not have life in that moment which is similar to distance just one level or dimension down in this physical world.
Rebelling, angelic sons created before humans, send a reflection in the world of shades which will have Israel as the firstborn sons of God who left Egypt not being able to enter His rest because of their unbelief (Hebrews 3:19), with belief of God being paramount to having life in the Garden of God.
Think about the creation “P” account in regards to the first man, Adam. If his physical body was fully sculpted, before the breath of life was blown into his nostrils making him “alive”, if his body was fully created with blood and cells…if time elapses in minutes, then his body decays without him being able to breathe. Read the account not as the formation of a man, but that of Christ, the last Adam, who received Heavenly life from the Father into an already physically alive man. In His physical body He became the personification of Heaven with the wound in His side with the spear while He was physically dead on the stake (deep sleep) before giving life to the Second Eve, matching that of the wound of the first Adam while Eve was taken from a rib to form the woman who would be his helpmate, his bride so to say. The wound created sent forth primal energy from heaven forming the tear in which this pure form of energy sprang forth creating a world governed by physics employing space-time to function creating the distance of days in which events can be seen and recorded…a death chamber which could hold others who would be created like Himself, through Himself.
Homer had stated:
“because human sons of God do not begin by having indwelling heavenly life, but begin by having only physical life, the source material for the formation of human sons of God differs from the source material for the formation of angelic sons of God. For the Genesis narrative of the creation of the first Adam doesn’t intellectually work for the creation of a physical person, but does work for the creation of the last (or second) Adam, and does work for the creation of angelic sons of God. For again, time must be stopped for all of the elements [atoms] forming the inner organs of a human person to be held in place for long enough to complete the assembly of an organism as complex as a living person. And while God is certainly capable of bringing all of these atoms together and holding them in place for long enough to ignite the spark of life in them, the Genesis narrative inserts a passage of time that would preclude these atoms being held together:
The mechanics of linguistic narration separate <formed> from <breathed> by a moment of time, even if only by a fleeting moment: formed and breathed are not simultaneous acts and cannot be the act of creating a corpse of mud while simultaneously breathing the breath of life into the nostrils of the man of mud; for when were Adam’s nostrils formed? Before or after his spleen was formed?
Before or after his liver, kidneys, heart, lungs? And the answer has to be “after”—and if after, then there was no “glue” of cellular life holding one cell to the next cell [the cells having been assigned equilibrium by their formation into a corpse] thereby preventing atomic decay [entropy] of the organs for the moment[s] between creation [formed] and receipt of the breath of life [breathed]. And indeed, these following moments would have seen decay of the inner organs to some degree; so only in timelessness can the creation of Adam have occurred as the narrative presents this creation. However, because Christ Jesus was a living person with a fully functioning delivery system for oxygen and carbohydrates to each cell prior to receipt of the breath of God [pneuma Theou] that raised Jesus’ inner self from death, the creation narrative for Adam works well for the second Adam. Again, this would not have been the case for the first Adam unless Adam was created in a gravitational vacuum [in timelessness].
Of course, once a death chamber was constructed in which the Adversary and his rebelling angels could be executed, the potential for that death chamber where one moment decayed into the next moment presented possibilities not present in the timelessness of the heavenly realm: as angels would have been created in one heavenly moment but given life in a second or lower heavenly moment [in a differing “location”]—because in timelessness, the presence of life cannot coexist with the absence of life—human sons of God are “created” in one decaying moment but given heavenly life in a following but not necessarily lower moment; for inside of space-time where the visible creation has mass thereby creating gravitational force, one moment decays into the following moment without any change of location … prior to receipt of life, angels had no life hence angels as living sons of God can never enter the everlasting moment of their formation.”
Currently, the Father is not interested in saving humans who have but only one breath of life. It has been His plan to save them all along, before the foundations of the physical world was created, but His interest is in saving angels. Humans will get this second breath during the second resurrection, and will be judged then. It is easier to defeat an army than it is to defeat an idea. You can round up and shoot all those who disagree with your views, but what’s to stop another from sharing that idea you know doesn’t work? Ideas have to be allowed to be played out…proving by its display as a failure that it is unworkable.
Everything in this world is composed of the same base elements; it is the realization of democracy. Everything that lives is composed of the same elements. The grass that grows, the rice fields, the pecan trees, your sons and daughters, your black or white neighbors…are all composed of atoms, and all atoms make up the physical world. The only difference between the atoms that make up you, a human, from the atoms of water or grass is the number of protons surrounding the nucleus. That’s it. You are composed of the same atoms that your pet dog is made up of, or the cattle that became his dog food. Yet you as a human can leave your state to see the giant Sequoia trees in California, while that tree cannot get up and go to Mississippi. It couldn’t even live there if it was planted there initially…if it was taken from its habitat as a seedling, a “son” of a tree.
This human experiment displays in type what the ambition of rebelling angels desired to enter into locations that they were not allowed, that is to enter the domain of the Most High. And, as man runs around this physical world jetting from one continent to another, he cannot understand heavenly matters until he is twice born, until receiving the “holy spirit”. Those who are twice born, who have a second breath, can actually grow in grace and knowledge because their physical bodies are restricted by time, which allows the passing of time while the physical entity ages…lives on, giving to this heavenly Son dwelling within his/her flesh, time to spiritually mature, something that cannot happen to angels. They are created “as is” in their locations, yet as a human, you should have learned things as you’ve gotten older.
Following the tribulation, Christians will further put on display what the rebelling angels did not know about themselves, with Christians should not be wanting to do evil as Israel was told not to desire when they left their place of inhabitance…Egypt…, then crossing the Sea of Reeds only to camp at the base of Mt. Sinai.
Sinai serves as the model for which the spiritual world is structured; it is a hierarchy. The Most High is atop the mountain, with only Moses (as the Son) being able to ascend from the base, not the Israelites. In the world of shades, Israel, under Moses, was not able to climb the mountain without dying is as a Christian not being able to come to Christ unless drawn from the Father (John 6:44) symbolizing in just one level or dimension up, that angels cannot enter into areas or moments in which they did not have life. Once the Second Passover occurs, “Christianity” will be placed at the base of Mt. Sinai for the writings of the law to be placed on tablets of hearts, not stone, and will be finally in the New Covenant prophesied by the ancient prophets, and then will the wars finally cease.
Aaron just has to get ready to rewrite his role as priest, as one of the two witnesses, and not be an advocate for rebellion. And to this Aaron who is to come, learn from the event which happened at the base in the camp. It all has already been laid out to be played out.
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