God's entire purpose for all creation (everything He created) is to reproduce Himself by bringing into existence a God Family (Elohim). From the beginning there has only been the ETERNAL (Yahweh) who is God (El), the Almighty Creator, and there was no one else!
God first created the angelic realm within the spirit world. They were created first, and they were the first to share in His great plan and purpose. The angels were created as spirit beings for the purpose of caring for God's physical creation and serving Him to give help and assistance to those whom God would bring into Elohim. When Paul was speaking of the greatness of God's Son, he also spoke of the purpose for the creation of the angels: Are they [the angels] not all ministering [serving] spirits, who are sent forth as ministers [as servants] for them who shall become heirs of salvation? (Hebrews 1:14)
Then God created the physical universe. He did this for His great plan that would extend into the millions of years beyond the time of physical mankind. After a long period of time (possibly multiple millions of earth years), God finally came to the point where He created man. He focused His great plan upon the earth, for it would be on the earth, in all the vastness of His physical universe, that God would begin His greatest phase of all creation.
God created the first man on the earth on a physical plane (purely physical), but man was created in the image and likeness of God Himself. However, God said that His purpose was for man to be created in His image and likeness on a spiritual plane. Mankind can never become of the greatness and power of Almighty God, but he can become spirit, on a God plane, in the God Family.
All of this is why the story of Hebrews 2 (quoting David in Psalms 8) is so incredible:
When I consider Your heavens, and the work of Your fingers, and the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, 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 [a little while] lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor. You made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands, and You have put all things under his feet. (Psalms 8:3-6) Indeed, God's purpose is to put all things under the feet (under the control) of mankind, once mankind has fully become the God-kind, in Elohim (the Family of God). In Hebrews 2, Paul quotes from David and goes on to say that we do not see all things put under mankind, but we do see that all things have now come under Jesus Christ. Paul stated this thirty years after Jesus Christ died and was resurrected into the God Family. At this moment in time, Paul was showing that all things put under the feet of mankind were only evident in the life of Jesus Christ. The point being, that in time, through Jesus Christ, all mankind will have the opportunity to enter Elohim, just as He (Jesus Christ) did as the firstborn into the Kingdom of God, and then (when man enters Elohim) all things will be under his feet as well.
The greatest miracle that God can perform is that of transforming the mind of man into oneness and unity with Himself so that man can become of the God-kind. This process began first in His only begotten Son, so that through Him (Jesus Christ) the rest of mankind could begin this process of change. The first step in this change is accomplished by being forgiven of sin through our Passover. Then, when sin is not present (has been forgiven), God and His Son can dwell in us to bring about a change in our thinking.
Mankind by nature resists God. When God created all He did, it came into being instantly and nothing resisted Him. However, man resists God because of his carnal nature, and that nature must be changed through a transformation of the mind (of man's thinking). Mankind must go through this process in order for him to genuinely have free choice of God's true ways.
In an instant, all creation came into being when God commanded it, but mankind being transformed into Elohim is not something that can be created instantly by God's command. Man has the choice, once it is given to him in God's perfect timing, to decide for himself if he truly wants God's ways. This process of choice and change (transformation of the mind) takes a lifetime to accomplish. Holy, righteous character is not something that can be commanded to exist. It cannot be accomplished instantly, not even in days and months; it takes years for the process to become complete.
That which has been addressed in this last section is a summary of what was covered in this chapter concerning the ETERNAL God's (Yahweh Elohim's) plan and purpose for His Family. His Family will be born of mankind after mankind has been begotten spiritually and the mind of man has been transformed from selfish, carnal nature to oneness and agreement with God's holy, righteous nature. This can be accomplished only by each individual's willing free choice. The God-kind will be born out of mankind only after mankind has been begotten of God's holy spirit and has grown to the point of maturity where the mind of man can be born of spirit.
This is the process that traditional Christianity confuses with the Biblical term being "born again." The world of traditional Christianity believes that being "born again" is something that people experience when they "give their heart to the Lord." They use such religious sounding platitudes as a "show" of their pseudo-conversion. Being "born again" is about being begotten spiritually and the spiritual growth that follows until the time one can actually be truly born again. Such birth is a spiritual birth into a spirit body—into Elohim. This is the very thing Jesus Christ told Nicodemus:
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God [Elohim] . . . That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. (John 3:3,6) Mankind is born of mankind and is flesh (physical), but anyone who is born of God, into His Family, is spirit.
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