In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, Genesis 1:26.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, Genesis 1:26.
Man was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, as was Jesus. The angels do not comprehend death they are spirits. It is because we have been made, for a while, a little lower than the angels that the promise to us is a heavenly body that is above the angels. Jesus was the first to complete this process and procalimed to be a God (the reward) at his glorification which I laid out within a couple of hours when that took place using John 20:1-22. There will not be many that do the same during this first death. Gods will. There is a simple fact that seems to escape most and that is that going to heaven is not the destination. It is existing in the Kingdom of God as a Child (son) of God that Is a God. After all Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom, but Gods children can. And if God be their Father then according to the law of the seed they must grow up to be just like him. This is what Jesus did and therefore became the first showing the rest of us the WAY.
When he said I am the truth , the way, and the life. He fulfilled the WAY part by showing us the final destination at his glorification, the truth is simply this is the plan or word of God for you. the life comes in when you receive the Holy Ghost from him, which he could not give to any man until after his glorification according to John 7:39 .....For the Holy Ghost was not yet given: because that Jesus was not yet glorified." John 7:16 "Jesus answered them, and said, MY DOCTRINE IS NOT MINE BUT HIS THAT SENT ME". Meaning it wasn't his own but rather it was his Fathers. This simple truth of the GOSPEL OF GOD is hidden in plain sight within the Bible, but we read right past it because we get caught up with a few verses that get us off course from being able to see it. I for one cannot for the life of me see why people are so upset that God would do such a thing as this for his children. This is why he went through the trouble of creating everything we see, touch, feel, love, etc....For MATURITYS SAKE. This truly is the best news anyone could ever tell you, but because of unbelief or lack of faith it will not be obtained by most during the first death.
Meant for edification of those that can receive this.
I would add that every time an Angel showed up on earth it appears as a man. Those angels that had relations with the daughters of men and created the giants must indeed look like men or I don't think the women would have laid with them. Just guessing. But always made me wonder why we jumped to (He must be talking about Jesus and himself) when he says "Let US make man in our image" does any body have scripture that actually defines the US in that verse as I have not found it in plain black and white or red and white letters?
Nineveh won't judge the entire generation, just the unrepentant. Matthew 12:41.
So with the elect judging angels.
Else, what would they judge? Whether Gabriel had defrauded Michael?
The angels as spirits do not die therefore they do not fear death as man does. Therefore they want to inquire into what God is doing with man for they do not understand. I know your bible says the same.
The Gospel has always been the Gospel of the KIngdom of GOD not the Gospel of going to heaven. The point of view in the previous post was that Jesus was glorified by his Father in John 20:1-22 you can see what happened because HE THEN COULD GIVE OUT THE HOLY GHOST TO THE BELIEVER, BUT HE COULD NOT DO THAT BEFORE HIS
GLORIFICATION. If he were part of a God head then why would he need to be glorified BEFORE HE COULD give us the Holy Ghost (LIFE WITHIN OURSELVES)? THIS, LIKE IT OR NOT WAS HIS REWARD, GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN TO LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS, he knew who we were but we did not know who he was
but he did this knowing Gods plan to reconcile the world through him by the giving of the same life he received from the Father to eventually get to the same place he is now.
By the giving of the holy Spirit to the believer that begins the process of spiritual birth and eventual SONSHIP.
Can a JOINT-HEIR with Christ be less than Christ? Yes, but only because he is the younger brother. An heir of God can only receive what God has declared that they should receive. And you cannot be an HEIR unless you are related. Jesus says that those who overcome he will grant to sit in his throne as he overcame and has sit down with the Father in his throne. It appears to be the same throne to me. Can a non God sit in the throne of God?
Psa 8:4 "What is MAN that thou art mindful of him?.........."Jesus Is Jesus Christ the Son of God.
Mankind / us / will Always be a little lower than the angels. Actually, the angelic world is not talked about all that much. In the Old Testament, yes.
Why would angels Not comprehend death. There Are guardian angels that protect believers.
Jesus Christ is Not 'a God' -- He Is part of the Godhead.
God's children are born-again believers. Thus 'we' Do inherit eternal life in heaven / the future New Jerusalem. Non-believers inherit life in the future lake of fire and brimstone.
Actually, God's gift of salvation is very easy to read / understand / accept. Nothing hidden about it.
Mar 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;Curtis -- wasn't that power only given to those 70 to authenticate their ministry?
If That was actually for Everyone -- then All believers would have that ability. And, obviously Most believers Don't.
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