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TO BE OR NOT TO BE
A CHILD OF GOD?

No, this article is not to persuade you to "give your heart to
the Lord" or accept Jesus as your personal savior. This article
is written to answer the question: Is the Lord - the God kind -
reproducing Himself through man - the human kind? Is it true, as
some have claimed, God the Father is going to have billions of
humans literally born ... into His family? The truth of the
matter is found in the pages of your Bible.

by
Keith Hunt


     It is written: "... you are the temple of the living God; as
God has said: I will dwell in them, and walk in them. And be a
Father unto you, and you shall be MY SONS AND DAUGHTERS ..." (2
Cor.6:16,18, emphasis mine). There it is, straight forward
language would you not say, yet some today in the Church of God
will tell you this plain talk does not mean what it says, but
really means something different. Exactly what it is supposed to
mean I am not sure. They say God is not having sons and daughters
as we think of sons and daughters in a family environment, but
some different kind of "children" that are along the angel kind.
     If that is so, then why all the effort on God's part, even
to the point of one of the members of the Godhead coming to die
for all mankind? If the human kind is to become no more than the
angel kind, why did God devise such an elaborate plan of
redemption and salvation for mortals? Was it only for God to
stroke His ego? Was it all for Him to show off His power and
generosity, something to play with for nothing better to do, so
He would not get bored with all this eternal life He has. Was
mankind created to only reach the level of life as the angels or
was it so they could go beyond the angels? Is man/woman able to
tap into the very nature, energy, power, mind, of the creator? Is
mankind ultimately to serve angels or are angels to serve mortal
man now and forever?
     What does the Bible mean when it says God is our Father, and
we humans are His children? What does the Bible mean when it says
Jesus is our BROTHER, and we are His brothers and sisters? Can we
know the answers to these questions?
     Yes, indeed we can friends. God has made the truth to these
questions plain. He really wants us to understand and to know
that we know WHY He created the human kind. God wants us to KNOW
if He is literally going to have sons and daughters - children
born to Himself in every sense of the word - exactly as we
mortals can have children born to us in a literal way. The truth
of all this is found in the pages of your Bible - let's begin by
answering the following question.

CAN HUMANS PARTAKE OF THE DIVINE NATURE OF GOD?

     There is a God is heaven above, He really does exist and
only the fool has said in his heart "there is no God" (Ps.53:1).
All the created works declare His power and might and His
existence (Romans 1:20). God the Father through Jesus made all
things and is over all things, and by Him all things consist and
are held together (Eph.1:15-23; Col.1:12-19). We are not talking
about some arch-angel, but GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF!! The creator of
this entire universe that is beyond the comprehension of the mind
of mortal man. The size of some of the stars (a football field
representing one sun in the universe while a football on that
field representing our sun that warms our earth) is mind blowing.
The distances to some of the stars and galaxies is mind
numbing(some are tens of thousands of light years away, and light
travels at 186,000 miles a second - yes a second!). All of this
and the entire angelic spirit world was created by this God we
are talking about.
     This God has a spirit nature/power that can be everywhere
throughout the universe. It is His DIVINE NATURE as well as His
power to do what He wills with what He has made. Nothing is
greater than God. Everything that is done by anything this God
has created is ALLOWED to be done because this supreme authority
we call God the Father permits it to be done.
     Has mortal man been allowed to tap into this divine power?
Has this divine God said that mortal man can partake of His very
own nature, His very own Spirit and Mind? It is written: "Of His
own will BEGAT(conceived) He us with the word of truth ......
(James 1:18). So God is able to BEGET - CONCEIVE us humans to
Himself, so says His word that is truth (Jn.17:17).
     Now notice what Peter said, "Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy
has BEGOTTEN US again unto a living hope"(1 Pet.1:3) . We as
humans were conceived or begotten once, through our human flesh
and blood parents. Then we can be conceived or begotten AGAIN, a
second time, by God the Father. What exactly does being conceived
of God really mean? The apostle Peter was inspired to give us
that answer in clear terms. "Simon Peter .... to them that have
obtained like precious faith with us .... According as His DIVINE
POWER has given unto us ALL THINGS that pertain unto LIFE and
GODLINESS .... Whereby are GIVEN UNTO US exceeding GREAT and
PRECIOUS promises: that by these you might be PARTAKERS of the
DIVINE NATURE ..." (Pet.1:1-4).
     There it is! Christians, mortal flesh and blood can,   NOW
in this life tap into the very NATURE of God.
     You can look in vain throughout the entire Bible and you
will never find where any angelic being is able to partake of the
divine nature of God, only the human kind have been given this
great privilege.
     This nature of God is also called "the Holy Spirit" and
"Spirit of Christ." Jesus said "God is a Spirit" (Jn.4:24), and
by that He was saying, God the Father is made of Spirit - His
body is composed of eternal spirit(for those who want proof that
God does have form and shape, a body, please see our article
called "God ... does He have a Body?") and one of the names of
God is "holy" (Ps.111:9) - so God is HOLY SPIRIT! Jesus, after
being raised from the dead, was again God - He was God before His
human birth, and was also WITH God. He gave up His Godship for a
while to become a partaker of flesh and blood, but after His
death and resurrection He was again God, sitting on the right
hand of God the Father in heaven (John 1:1-14; Phil.2:5-11;
Heb.1:8). Now look at this wonderful promise Jesus gave to His
true followers. "If a man love me, he will keep my words, and my
Father will love him, and WE WILL COME UNTO HIM AND MAKE OUR
ABODE WITH HIM'(John 14:23). Jesus said He and the Father - BOTH
of them would come and live with those who would love and follow
His way.
     How would both the Father and Jesus come into the Christian?
They would come into the person via their divine nature - their
SPIRIT!
     Notice what Peter said to the multitudes as he was finishing
his sermon on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was sent
in power, you will find it in Acts 2:38. Those who will repent
and be baptized can receive the Holy Spirit. They can be filled
with God who is both Holy and Spirit - they can tap into the
divine nature of God. In so doing they can have the MIND of God
in them (Phil.2:5), the very spirit of power, love, and of a
sound mind (2 Tim.1:7). This Spirit of God in us is of paramount
importance - it is the difference between life and death, between
serving God or the flesh, it is the difference between being a
child of God or not (Rom.8:6-14).
     Again I say, no angelic being was ever promised or given
this saving nature - the very nature of the Godhead. Over and
over again in the New Testament we are given verse upon verse
that shows God the Father is willing to give to those who will
receive it, His very divine spirit nature, which conceives as a
begettal, those individuals into the literal sons and daughters
of the Father.
     The human kind can partake of the God kind - it was planned.

FROM THE BEGINNING

     Genesis chapter one tells about the re-shaping of this earth
after it had been covered with water. It tells about the forming
of the land masses, about the dividing of the day from the night,
about the formation of the heaven that the birds fly in, about
the creation of all the land, sea, and air creatures. It tells us
HOW God created and brought into existence all these things. It
was all accomplished by "the spirit of God" and by "the spoken
word" (Gen.1:2,3). The gospel of John, chapter one, shows that
the one who did all this was the person of the Godhead that
became Jesus Christ. There were TWO eternal beings from the
beginning, who had no beginning, who were eternal and who were
God - one God, but two persons, just as husband and wife are ONE
but two persons (Gen.2:24)
     All the creatures that God created were "after their kind" -
verse 25. Then God said, "Let US(more than one being) make man in
OUR image, after OUR LIKENESS .... (verse 26). There is something
completely unique about the creation of the human kind - they
were fashioned, not after the beast kind, or the angelic kind,
but after the GOD KIND!
     Notice something else that was special about the creation of
man, it is found in chapter 2 and verse 7. God HIMSELF "formed
man of the dust of the ground" and it was God, personally, that
"breathed into his nostrils the breath of life" - it was not done
by God's spirit or by the spoken word, but by the very God! Man
was created in a very personal way by God! He did not have an
angel being do it. He personally did the forming of man after His
kind, and He personally breathed into the nostrils the breath of
air to start the man living. This alone should tell us that the
creation of man was of such importance to God that only He was
worthy to do it, and it shows what a special creation God was now
undertaking. We should not be at all surprised by all of this for
we had been told already that God wanted to make man "in our
image, after our likeness."
     Unless the ladies reading this begin to think they are not
included in this very special creation of God, I want you to read
chapter 2 and verses 18-22. It was the very person of God, not
some angel, not just the spoken word, but God Himself who
operated on Adam, took a rib, and personally made woman from that
rib and then personally brought her to the man.
     How awesome, how magnificent, is the creation of mankind
(man and woman). So great was the plan of God for this first
couple, for the creation of humans in the very form of God
Himself, that the Eternal wanted to personally come down to earth
and mould man from the dust and woman from a rib.
     Thousands of years later, the man whom God said was after
His own heart, David, meditated upon what we have just seen in
Genesis 1 and 2. He saw the earth and heaven that the Lord had
created and was amazed, but as he thought about the creation of
mankind he was practically speechless in wonderment. He was
inspired to write this: "What is man, that you are mindful of
him? and the son of man, that you visit him? For you have made
him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with
glory and honor. You made him to have dominion over the works of
your hands; you have put all things under his feet. All sheep and
oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field; the fowl of the air, and
the fish of the sea.... (Ps.8:4-8).
     Oh, some will say that David was only restating what Genesis
1:28 had said. They will say David was not saying anything new at
all. Possibly that is so, but God did inspire the apostle Paul to
put this truth into a whole new context and dimension under the
SPIRIT and POWER of the plan of God under the revelation of the
New Covenant for those who would be partakers of the divine
nature. Turn to it in the second chapter of the book of Hebrews.

MANKIND TO RULE EVERYTHING!

     Paul quotes what David said in Psalm 8 about man to be
crowned with glory and honor and to have all things in subjection
under him, verses 6,7. Then he proceeds to fully explain God's
ultimate plan for man. "....For in that He put all in subjection
under him, He LEFT NOTHING THAT IS NOT PUT UNDER HIM."(verse 8).
     So the original intent of God, was not just to place the
physical things of this earth under the control of man BUT
EVERYTHING!! The whole created universe, and we shall show later
that includes the rulership of the angelic beings.
     Has mankind in the flesh obtained NOW this rule over
everything? Paul answers, "But NOW we see not YET all things put
under him."(verse 8). While mankind is in the physical flesh and
blood form he is not inheritor of ALL THINGS. The spirit filled
child of God is now in this life, an HEIR of God, not yet an
inheritor. Paul made this clear to the Church at Rome. "For as
many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God
The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God. And if children, then HEIRS, heirs of God, and
JOINT-HEIRS with Christ ... (Rom.8:14-17).
     Now the angels or any created creature other than mankind
has not been declared an HEIR of God, and joint-heir with Jesus.
If you are an heir you are to INHERIT all that is promised you.
The heir to the throne of Britain is to inherit the throne
because that is what is promised them. We as the children of God
are heirs not to the angels or arch-angels, but to God Himself,
we are heirs to the one being who is above all, we are heirs to
the owner and president of the whole company. And we have seen in
Hebrews 2 that God the Father intends to put ALL THINGS under the
control of mankind, but not until they are "crowned with glory
and honor."
     The children of God are JOINT-HEIRS with Jesus, what He has
already inherited is also OURS. Jesus stated after His
resurrection, "ALL POWER is given unto me in HEAVEN and in EARTH"
(Mat.28:18). As joint-heirs with Jesus, other children of God can
inherit what Jesus has inherited. Not that we shall out-rank
Jesus, not that we shall ever have more AUTHORITY than He has,
no, that will never be so, but authority is not what we are
talking about here. We are talking about RULERSHIP and SUBJECTION
of all that the Father has created is to be put under the foot of
mankind - all power is to be inherited by those who are
joint-heirs with Jesus.
     Notice this wonderful truth from the lips of the Lord. "And
he that overcomes, and keeps my works unto the end, to him will I
give power over the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of
iron .... EVEN AS I RECEIVED OF MY FATHER"(Rev.2:26,27).
     Then from the lips of the Father Himself. "He that overcomes
shall INHERIT ALL THINGS, and I will be his God, and he shall be
MY SON" (Rev.21:7).

JESUS THE FIRST OF MANY CHILDREN

     Please turn back to Hebrews the second chapter. Paul had
just finished saying in verse eight that not ALL THINGS were now,
at this present time, put under the control of mankind. One
reason, and a very important one at that, was because man had not
yet been "crowned with glory and honor" and Paul goes on to
explain exactly the meaning of that phrase. "But we see Jesus,
who was made a little lower than the angels (for the suffering of
death) CROWNED WITH GLORY AND HONOR ... (verse 9).
     Jesus came as flesh and blood - a little lower than the
angels just like all mankind is - for the purpose of overcoming
sin in the flesh, and dying for the sins of the whole world.
Jesus was the captain or leader of all humans into GLORY. He was
the first human to INHERIT HONOR, POWER and GLORY. He inherited
power and glory by being raised from the dead. "Concerning His
Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David
according to the flesh, And declared to be the SON OF GOD WITH
POWER, according to the spirit of holiness, by the RESURRECTION
FROM THE DEAD" (Rom.1:3,4). Jesus was made flesh that He might
partake of death for those who were under the penalty of death,
but was, through the Holy Spirit(the spirit of holiness - the
Father) raised from the dead into POWER and GLORY. Jesus was
"crowned with glory and honor" - the first human to ever be so
crowned.
     As Paul tells us in Hebrews 2:10, Jesus was the leader or
captain of MANY SONS that would come into GLORY. Jesus was the
first of many sons of the Father to INHERIT all that is the
Father's. No angel of any kind is said to be a joint-heir with
Jesus. Christ did not come to lead or captain any angelic being
into "glory and honor" and inheritors of the Father.
     Jesus was the first of many brothers/sisters to be BORN into
the level of eternal life that is the God dimension. "For whom He
did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the
image of His Son, that He might be the FIRSTBORN among MANY
brethren" (Rom.8:29).
     Those children of God who are HEIRS of God, who are yet to
INHERIT glory and honor, those who will inherit ALL THINGS, had a
brother that led the way, who was the first human into eternal
life. And that person was Christ Jesus. God the Father had
previously determined and planned that all the other humans who
would follow Jesus into glory would be "conformed to the image of
His Son" - they would be LIKE HIM, not like some angel or other
created spirit being, but they would be BROTHERS AND SISTERS to
Jesus, a part of the SAME GOD FAMILY!

JESUS -A BROTHER TO THE FATHER'S OTHER CHILDREN

     We have shown before (the gospel of John chapter one) that
Jesus, prior to His human birth, was God, and was with God. Two
divine eternal beings who constituted the ONE God. The one being
who gave up His glory as God to become human was the person known
as Jesus Christ. Shortly before Jesus was to return to the God
who became known as "the Father" Jesus prayed a prayer which is
really the Lord's prayer, it is recorded in John 17. Some of
Jesus' words are very pertinent to our study.
     Talking about those whom the Father had given to Christ, we
read: "Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which
shall believe on me through their word. That THEY ALL may be one;
as you Father are in me and I in you, that they ALSO MAY BE ONE
IN US that they may be one, even as we are one; I in them, and
you in me, that THEY may be made perfect in ONE"(verses 20-23).
     Jesus prayed to the Father that all who were His -
Christians - would be "one in us." Christ did not ask that they
would be "one with the angels" but one with HIMSELF AND THE
FATHER! As Jesus and the Father were ONE, He wanted those who
were His disciples to be ONE with both He and the Father. Now I
ask you, how closer can you get to understanding that the Father
is able to reproduce Himself if He desires through creating human
kind that were made in His very image?
     Add to this verse 23. "I IN THEM, and YOU IN ME, that THEY
may be MADE PERFECT IN ONE..." There it is - those who come to
Christ, those whom Christ lives in, can be made perfect IN ONE.
The Father in Jesus - Jesus in humans - all in ONE.
     Over and over again the New Testament shows a FAMILY
relationship between God the Father, Jesus Christ, and all those
who will follow Christ and receive the divine nature. God the
Father is the Father, Jesus is elder brother who has led the way,
and all of His disciples are His brothers and sisters. All as ONE
- all ruling everything there is to rule.

     Notice this glorious truth was clearly understood by Paul.
"For both He that sanctifies(Jesus) and they who are sanctified
(followers of Christ) are ALL OF ONE... (Heb.2:11). And because
Jesus knew that the human kind had been created to eventually be
glorified to the God plane of eternal life, Jesus was not ashamed
to call us His BROTHERS (verse 1) .
     All this wonderful truth is further elaborated on by Paul in
verses 12 to 17. The Greek word here translated "brethren" in the
KJV is ADELPHOS. It's first primary meaning is a brother - male
children of the same parents or mother. There can be no mistaking
that as used in this section of scripture, Jesus and the
"children that God has given me" are BROTHERS from the same
parent. Just as Jesus was BEGOTTEN of the Father in the womb of
Mary, so was both human and divine, just as Jesus was later BORN
by a resurrection into the very GLORY of God and so was God, as a
born son into the God plane of eternal life, so it is for the
other children of God. First a begettal by the Holy Spirit into
the mind of man, so he/she has the divine nature of God within
them, and through the power of that nature, overcoming sin,
repenting of sin, having Christ as a merciful high priest
interceding for His brothers, then at the first resurrection
being also born into the very glory that Jesus, the captain of
their salvation, has already inherited - see 1 Cor.15:20-23,
35-54, 1 Thes.4:13-18; Rev.20:4-6.

HUMAN-KIND TO RULE THE ANGEL-KIND

     Are we to become a type of angel upon inheriting the Kingdom
of God? Are humans to be governed by angels in that Kingdom,
after all they, the angels were created before Adam and Eve? Or
can we find evidence in God's word that shows the man-kind will,
upon entering eternal life, judge/rule over the angelic beings?
What was one of the main reasons for the creation of angels in
the first place? Are we told that answer in the Bible?
Yes, the answers to the above questions can be found in the word
of God.
     In the book of Job (chapter 1 and 38), God calls the angels
His created "sons." The angels existed long before the earth was
created (Job 38:4-7). Adam is also called "the son of God"
(Lk.3:38). Both angels and physical humans are "created" sons of
God. The Bible definitely uses "sons of God" in this loose
generic way of speaking. All creatures that can "think" and
"reason" - who were created with more than just instinct, who
could exercise free moral agency, are the sons of God by that
particular process of creation.
     Yet, as we have shown the Bible tells us that God the Father
is performing something very very special, when He puts His
divine nature into the mind of man. He is starting the process
that can take that human life and transform it into eternal
spirit life, with glory and power as He Himself possesses.
This the angels can not perform. They can not reproduce
themselves. This working and salvation of God is beyond them,
many of the plans and doing of the Lord are beyond them and they
can only stand back in amazement, the apostle Peter summing it up
for them when he wrote: "which things the angels desire to look
into"(1 Pet.1:12).

     At this present time the world is under the influence,
guidance, subjection, of angels - fallen angels known as demons
and righteous angels. All allowed by the Father of all. But in
the world to come - the age to come - that all the prophets have
foretold from the beginning - that world will not be subject to
the angels (Heb.2:5).

     We have shown you by some of the verses that have been
given, who will rule that world. It will be ruled by Jesus and
the children of God (for an indepth study of this see our article
"The Age to Come"). This fact alone tells us that the children of
God will be in greater power and authority than the angels when
they are inheritors of eternal life.
     Because of this fact Paul was able to instruct the brethren
at Corinth about "Church Discipline" and judging serious matters
between brethren within the Church. Some of the members were
literally taking each other to the courts of this world in
various disagreements and problems. Paul instructed that this
should never be the case and why, as he told them: "Does any of
you dare, when he has a matter of complaint against
another(brother), to go to law before unrighteous men - men
neither upright nor right with God, laying it before them -
instead of before the saints(the people of God)? Do you not know
that the saints(the Christians) will(one day) judge and govern
the world? And if the world itself is to be judged and ruled by
you, are you unworthy and incompetent to try (such petty matters)
of the smallest courts of justice?"(1 Cor. 6:1-2, Amplified
Bible).

     The truth of the matter is my friends that the children of
God will not only judge and rule the world, but they are to JUDGE
and RULE ANGELS! Here it is, in the very next verse of 1 Cor.6 -
verse 3, "Do you not know also that we(Christians) are to judge
the(very) angels and pronounce opinion between right and
wrong(for them)?"
     The human kind is only - for the present "a little lower
than the angels" but is one day to actually judge the angelic
host.
     Man was indeed created after the image of God and not after
the image of angels. He was created to have rulership over ALL
THINGS - to inherit ALL THINGS - even the angels. What was one of
the main purposes in God creating the angels? Was it to sit at
His right hand? Was it to rule the humans that would inherit
eternal life? The answer is found in Hebrews 1:13,14. "Besides,
to which of the angels has He ever said, Sit at my right hand -
associate with Me in My royal dignity - till I make your enemies
a stool for your feet? Are not the angels all(servants)
ministering spirits, sent out in the service(of God for the
assistance) of those who are to inherit salvation?" (Amplified
Bible).
     There it is - angels are to serve those who will inherit
salvation and GLORY! And the glory they shall inherit we will
look at next.

THE CHILD OF GOD TO INHERIT GLORY

     Many today ask the same question as they did in Paul's day:
HOW ARE THE DEAD RAISED UP? AND WITH WHAT BODY DO THEY COME?
Paul was inspired to give us the answers, found in the so called
"resurrection chapter" of the Bible - 1 Corinthians 15. Death
must come before life(verse 36). And the body that is sown in the
grave is not the one that will rise from the grave (verse 37,38).
The body that will rise in the resurrection is incorruptible, and
will be in glory and power(verses 42,43). It will be a body
composed of SPIRIT not flesh and blood, for such can not inherit
the Kingdom of God (verses 44-50).
     I want you to notice especially verses 47-49. The first man
Adam was made from the earth, flesh and blood and air, the SECOND
MAN, the man born of the Spirit, begotten and born of the Father
in heaven, glorified in the resurrection to eternal life, is "the
Lord from heaven." We are now bearing the image of the first man
- earthly materials - made from the dust of the ground. We are
born first from our physical earthly parents, so we are composed
of the physical. Those that will be "born again" - who will be
from the heavenly parent, will be composed of the same substance
that the heavenly parent is composed of. As Jesus told Nicodemus,
that which is born of the flesh IS flesh, and that which is born
of the Spirit IS spirit. And as Jesus said God is SPIRIT - that
is composed of Spirit, and as the heavenly Father is producing
children by begetting humans with His divine nature or seed, then
those humans, when born into the Kingdom of God will be also
composed of Spirit - they will have a body made of eternal
spirit.
     Paul tells his readers that we(Christians) shall (at the
last trump, verse 51-54) bear the image of the HEAVENLY. We shall
bear the second man, who in verse 47 he has told us is not some
angel but THE LORD FROM HEAVEN.
     If mankind was only to be a form of angel in the
resurrection, then Paul had ample opportunity in 1 Cor.15 to make
that plain to us. He could have easily told us that in the
resurrection we would be "like the angels" or on the level of
sub-angels, or maybe a rung above the angels. But he did not,
instead he picked out the second man, the born again man, the
LORD from heaven to explain what our level or plane of
resurrected glory and power would be.
     Yes, of course he did this because Paul knew we were to
become like our elder brother that went ahead, that led the way,
who was the captain of our salvation, and that we would inherit
what He had already inherited - glory on the God plane of
existence.
     Paul knew and understood that to be a son or daughter of the
heavenly Father, was greater than the human mind could now
comprehend. He knew exactly what the apostle John was inspired to
write many years later.

     "Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon
     us, that we should be called the sons of God. Beloved, NOW
     are we the sons of God, and it does not YET APPEAR what we
     SHALL BE: but we know that, when He shall appear, WE SHALL
     BE LIKE HIM; for we shall see Him AS HE IS"(1 John 3:1-2).

     We Christians are going to be not only glorified in the
resurrection at the coming of the Lord, but we are to have our
bodies CHANGED to be AS JESUS IS TODAY, for we shall see Him as
He is today, and be the express image of Him as He is the express
image of the Father. Yes, there may be different degrees of
glory, we may not all shine with the same brightness, just as we
will not all be given the same rewards or positions in the
kingdom, but the least in the Kingdom will be like Jesus, and
that is greater than any angel or created spirit being. From the
least to the greatest in God's Kingdom, all will have the same
form and shape, all will be PERFECT, never able to sin,
completely immune to being deceived and led astray, and that is
something the angels do not have, they are able to fall into
rebellion as many of them did when Lucifer revolted against God
and led a third of the angels in war to overthrow the heavenly
Father(see the articles about Satan and angels). The glorified
children of God will be completely free from sin or the
temptation to sin, they will be as Christ is today - living on
the God plane of existence, far above the angelic host, ruling
and judging the angelic host, full of the glory and power and
divine nature that is only from the Father and Son.

     How does Jesus look today in His glorified form? How will
you basically look in the glorified resurrected form? Turn to
Revelation 1 and read verses 13-16 for the answer to those
questions.

YOU CAN BE A CHILD OF GOD THE FATHER

     As you read through the Bible, especially the New Testament,
you will see a Father and son/daughter relationship between God
in heaven and those humans on earth who have been begotten with
His divine spiritual nature. It is all over the four Gospels and
the rest of the book of the New Covenant. It is found in the last
book of the Bible - the book of Revelation. For those who have
eyes to see and will take God at His word, they will understand
that God the Father is reproducing Himself, having many children
born into His FAMILY.
     Paul tells us that the creation around is designed to help
us understand God's invisible things and even His eternal power
and GODHEAD (Romans 1:20).

     The human family is a type of the heavenly Godhead family.
Two humans are responsible for the making of another human. So it
is in the heavenly Family, it has taken and is taking TWO eternal
beings -the Father and the Son - to produce others who will join
them in their plane of existence. As the earthly family has a
HEAD - the father - so it is with the Godhead. The Father is head
of Christ the Son in authority, and Christ as the firstborn and
only perfect sinless human, is head of every other man/woman in
that divine family (1 Cor.11:3). When all the plan of God the
Father is completed, when Christ has reigned and all enemies are
defeated, when the end is come and the time has arrived for the
New heavens and New earth to be formed, then Jesus will deliver
up the Kingdom to the Father (1 Cor.15:24).

     The day is coming friends when the Father in heaven is going
to come to dwell with mankind, who by then will no longer be of
the physical man-kind but will be of the second man-kind, the
Lord from heaven kind. They will have been changed to be like
Him. The Father will wipe away all tears from their eyes, there
shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, nor pain
(Rev.21:3,4).

     Then these words will truly come to pass: "....Behold, I
make all things new. It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the
beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of
the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcomes shall
INHERIT ALL THINGS, and I will be His God, and he shall BE MY
SON" (Rev.21:5-7).

     Yes, you were created to BE A CHILD OF GOD!

                            ...................


Written November 1993


 
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