Beloved, It is my understanding that the Sons of God existed IN CHRIST before the ages even began, and that these Sons shall all fully RETURN INTO HIM AGAIN, once their ascension BACK unto glory is complete.
I’m saying here, beloved, that at the dawn of the Creation the Sons of God came out from God Himself and were lowered into the soulish realm of Adam. These Sons shall all RETURN to their former estate though, not in the first Adam, but in and through the Last Adam, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The first Adam had the power to take ALL with him into death, but the last Adam, Jesus Christ, the Lord from heaven, has the power to gather BACK INTO HIMSELF all that Adam lost. This is saying that Christ’s redemptive work shall eventually bring every man who came out from God back into God Himself. I’ll also venture to say here that this is not done by replacing the spirit that was breathed into the adamic man with another Spirit, but rather, this is done by INFUSING man’s spirit with LIFE. Man MUST be “begotten from above ” beloved, for there is NO OTHER WAY for him to ascend back to the Father.
In thinking of this infusion of spirit with Spirit, I cannot help but think here of the Ark of the Covenant, as it gives us a perfect picture of this NEW CREATION MAN that God is bringing forth. The Ark of the Covenant was constructed of WOOD that was OVERLAID WITH GOLD. Wood is a symbol of humanity in scripture, as gold is representative of Deity. From this, we should be able to see that God does not intend to replace humanness with deity, but rather, He intends to OVERLAY man’s humanity with the divine nature of Christ. Another way to look at this is that we are being spiritually clothed in Christ Jesus. This too, beloved (this analogy), might help some of us to see how spirits not yet infused with the life of Christ can be considered “naked,” spiritually speaking. (2 Corinthians 5:4)
Beloved, to sum this up as simply as I can, I’m sharing here that once man’s spirit is infused with Christ’s Spirit, an ascension then begins which is really just a RETURN to what was had even before time. Is this saying that man somehow “pre-existed” before creation? Well, sort of. What I’m sharing here is that in our future (from the perspective of time and space) we will come back into an immortal and an eternal Estate that has always been ours in Christ. This, in a sense, is saying that in the future we will all pre-exist.
Now don’t let that “bake your noodle,” beloved. This kind of stuff must be spiritually discerned. Just let God unfold (to your spirit) the revelation of His overlaying of Himself on your spirit. Life is brought forth on and through our spirits. This Life will surely overflow into our souls and our bodies too, eventually. Our WHOLE MAN will then be fully sanctified, ready to meet with the Lord of Glory in the FULLNESS of His Resurrection.
Bless you all.