A: Why is anyone here? God the Father has devised a plan to create children -- beings that are more than angels, something closer, and something that is truly part of Him.
Angels are made up of a material we do not fully understand, we call it spirit. How they were created, exactly, we are not told. We are told that mankind was made from the physical substances of this Earth. YaHWeH, part of the Elohim, later identified as the Word (John 1:1-3, 14), takes some dirt from the earth and creates man, Adam, and from this man He then takes and makes Woman, Eve. This is different from the creation of the Angels but, as mentioned before, we are not given the principles by which the angels came into being – there is but one hint, found in a letter to the Romans.
(Rom 4:17) … God, who quickens the dead, and calls those things which be not as though they were.
He calls things that never existed before into being – from nothing -- He can create something by simply commanding it to be. Imagine that? Before you throw up your hands in disbelief, please understand, there are some men of science that have been unable to prove the process called "the evolution of species", these deniers having built but a straw man from their great imaginations have now begun to suggest a new theory called “spontaneous creation”. This would explain the sudden appearance of species, even of man. Little do these great minds realize this revelation has already been made about two thousand years ago. These science geniuses are “come lately” thinkers.
It seems we humans have something in common with the angels, and that is freedom of choice. Certain of the angelic population rebelled, following Satan. How long these rebels were allowed to remain or have access to the Heaven of Heaven, were they were created is anybodies guess but we do have a record that tells us when they no longer had that access and were cast to this earth, virtually imprisoned here – Rev 12:7-10 -- please note that everything theses verse tell us is in the past tense, not present and not future. This verse, especially verse 10 is consistently misread by just about everyone -- we are informed that a third of the angels follow Satan as he continued to chase after the one who would be called Savior (YaHshua, Yeshua) but they were met by Michael, a powerful Ark Angel, and his angels and defeated in an angelic battle, Satan and his angels being overcome and cast back down to the Earth to eat dirt, so to speak, like the snakes they had become – these rebel angels prove they have freedom of choice the same as we do, or rather, we have freedom of choice the same as them.
There are spirit beings, seen as beasts that are like spirit robots doing and performing things as they were designed to do, but the vast majority of angels look like their Creator in form, just as we too look like the image or form or our Creator. However, they are of spirit, we are of flesh -- both with the freedom of choice.
Now, it is my understanding that the angels were created as immortal beings and we of the flesh were not, we can perish while angels have immorality. Made of Spirit suggests that even the rebel angels have immortality, even though they rebelled against their creator as this is how He made them. There is a statement, however, that says we should not fear the one that can destroy the flesh but the One that can destroy the flesh and the "spirit" (Mt 10:28). This teaching, however, is directed toward men, not angels but does still suggest the possibility our Creator could destroy Spirit beings as well, if He wished -- this all hinges on the promise He made to the angels, a promise we are not privy to, not at this time. Unlike men our Heavenly Father does keeps his promises, He does honor His Covenants, even if men don't.
It appears to me that those of the earth were created in such a way as to weed out, literally, the rebellious humans, the deniers and haters of God and the wicked of every kind. Mankind being made of a material that does not live forever, made of physical flesh we degenerate until we die. This earth is the place such beings, made of the physical, are kept as the weeding out process takes place -- to discover the evil while it is still in a form that can be permanently destroyed -- gathered up and burned up -- Satan and his angels blind to their purpose actually uncover like minded humans. Once this is accomplished in the "Great and Final Judgment", evil and death will be done away with, all those proven to be evil will suffer extinction, turned to ashes in a complete destruction of the flesh and blood body as well as the spirit that made them humans. As for the rest; those found, called, chosen, helped along, who have remained true even to death? The flesh will die but this body of decay will be replaced by a new and better body made of Spirit, the same composition as that of our Heavenly Father and our Brother, the First Born, YaHshua. We will then have proven our loyalty, our trust in Him and His promise to deliver us, our Love for Him, our confession and acceptance and our worship of Him in our Spirit for it is these that the Father seeks to be His sons and daughters.
(John 4:23) Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
(Php 3:2) Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh. For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in the Christ YaHshua, and who put no confidence in the flesh--
(2Co 6:17-18) Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.
What marvelous promises. This is not Paul speaking his own words as you will notice these words seem to come from beyond him, these words appear as if our Heavenly Father is speaking to us directly. His words, His promise to fulfill the promise our Savior YaHshua came to deliver, to give a way, a door by which we can enter and receive eternal life, quickened, changed to be like Him.
(Php 3:20-21) But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord YaHshua the Christ, who, by the power that enables Him to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body.
So, why are we here? While our "citizenship" is yet in Heaven? We are awaiting the fulfillment of the Promise of His return, bringing our "citizenship" with Him and the we are to be reborn into Spirit, into a glorious body like His -- this will be the fulfillment of the Promise, the Covenant He brought and offered to all mankind. The answer, then, becomes -- we are to become the sons and daughters of our Creator. He is making His children, us, starting with the flesh, like a seed, some proving to be good and some proving to be bad and at the moment of rebirth the good seed that He has made and worked out through each of us will beborn into His Kingdom, His domain as His children. First we are born into His image, as the seed of flesh then we are to be “born again”, only, this time into His Spirit, to be like the First Fruit, YaHshua. Those proving to be the bad seed will go nowhere, becoming nothing, gone forever, both body and spirit destroyed as they are gathered and thrown into the fire like dried weed, and twigs, not to live on but to burn up forever.
(Mat 13:30) Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares (weeds), and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
(Mal 4:3) And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, says YHWH of hosts. (go back and read verse 1-2 in your own Bible)
The rebel angels along with Satan, it seems, are the ones who are to suffer eternal imprisonment, totally cut off from their creator and imprisoned for eternity in a dark hole, or pit -- maybe that is the "black holes" men of science think they see? This eternal life in a dark prison for eternity is not for men, or mankind. This idea of living on in eternal suffering in a Hell Fire forever, where demon angels and Satan himself are delighted to torture and burn forever is not what the wicked in the flesh have to look forward to, not at all. This would be another kind of eternal life, and nowhere is the flesh promised eternal life for living an evil and rebellious life, a god hating life, for some, while in the flesh.
Someone once joked that they wanted to go to Hell because that is where all the fun people are going. Funny, yes, but pointing to something very serious – a deception that could mean the end of your existence, complete and total destruction of body and soul – gone -- forever. My atheist friend and those others raging against the idea of a Creator may just get what they are wishing for – complete and utter nonexistence.
Eternal life, for mankind is a promise of Eternal Life without pain or suffering, and it is the transformation from a decaying body of flesh to a new and better body, one made for eternal life. Let's read again --
(Php 3:20-21) But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables Hhim to bring everything under His control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like His glorious body.
It would appear that the judgment against Satan and his angels that rebelled, having already been created immortal will live an eternity in this so called Hell, a special place to imprison those angels that have rebelled. What is their future after that is only a guess. But, we have a serious remark recorded concerning our responsibility, one of our responsibilities anyway, that when we Join with YaHshua as sons of the Living God, we will “judge angels”.
(1Co 6:3) Know you not that we shall judge angels? How much more things that pertain to this life?
Is it possible the angels of the rebellion will be judged by us? That they have not been judged yet? Is it possible their fate may be in the hands of those they tormented while on Earth? Something to think about – the life of the angels having gone against their Creator, in the hands of men, who, like YaHshua, were once flesh and they now at the mercy of those they tried to destory? Will we, in the future, sit and judge them by their actions? If a thing is already decided then what does it mean, that we "shall judge the angels"? Perhaps some of the angels that followed Satan are borderline, of a weaker spirit, or just plain deceived and fooled into rebellion? If there were no slack for angels in their own freedom of choice then why would we received any specail consideration? Remember, there is a comparison about angles that did not fear to rebel, and our own slavation. This makes me wonder, what kind of judges will we be?
There will be a New Heaven and a New Earth and all that we see now will be no more. The New will be greater than what we see now, more glorious. Into this New Creation we will go without the evil following us whether of men or angels, only those made pure will enter this New Heaven, this New Creation. HalleluYaH !
(1Co 2:9) But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God (The Father) has prepared for them that love Him.
(Rev 21:1) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
We will be children of the Creator of this New Heaven and New Earth. We will be reborn, from flesh to Spirit, birthed into eternity. We will get to experience a place of peace, free from pain and suffering, we will get to experience things we cannot even imagine, things only the Spirit can determine or see or feel. HalleluYaH !