There are only two beings of higher consciousness in the universe. Man and Angel. Both are Sons of God. Jesus Christ the bright and morning star is the brightest among the angels and the head of them all. Angels are pure spirit beings that are able to take on any form and manifestation. Angels are created beings and Jesus is the creator himself. Every being is pure spirit but the form it exist in the heavenly plane is angelic form.
The difference between Man and Angel is not very much. Man is considered Man because God created him in the physical plane. His form is human but his essence is Spirit. Angels can manifest into the physical plane by taking human form. In the time of Noah, fallen angels took human form and mate with the daughters of men. Because the act of mixing the seed of Adam with that of angels was not God’s design for nature, the offspring that resulted were giants and other impure humans that had the corrupted genetic code. Their minds were continually imagining evil and their nature was wicked.
The promise of a coming savior was given to Adam and Eve when God spoke to them and said that He will put enmity between Satan and the woman, and between his seed and her seed. Satan’s seed shall crush the woman’s seed but her seed shall crush his head The seed of the woman is a designation for the true humanity of the Messiah. Satan’s first two attempts to prevent the fulfillment of the promise were directed at individuals. Firstly by personally indwelling the heir Cain and secondly by killing the next in line Abel.
Satan then realized that the fulfillment was to be some time in the future and not to be realized in the woman’s immediate seed. So being aware that the promised savior must be true humanity, he devised a plan to destroy the physical purity of the human race and prevent the arrival of the Messiah. Which resulted in the Angelic Infiltration. Satan enlisted several of his angels to procreate with human females and produce a physically mixed offspring of human and angelic genes. These were called the nephilim and provide the history for the mythological tales of the gods producing offspring from humans. Half devil and half human is a corrupted race of superhuman beings. If this pollution of the human race was allowed to become complete, it would be impossible for the true humanity savior to be born. God’s promise would go unfulfilled and his character would be declared imperfect and flawed. This then would make God’s indictment on Satan imperfect and flawed and Satan would claim a reprieve and escape from judgment.
Therefore when the pollution of the human race became too extensive, God took action to counteract the attack by destroying all of them with the Great Flood except for Noah whom God found was perfect in his generations. Noah was perfect physically as he and his family were the remaining untainted human species. God chose a family of believers who were still physically pure in their genealogy and prepared them to begin a new human civilization. That’s why God preserved them so that the human race could continue existing and eventually lead to the birth of the Messiah.
All the rest of humanity was destroyed in the flood which removed the impurity. After the flood, Noah and family began a new civilization with totally pure human genes. The angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, God has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
The bible also calls Lucifer a man. God says he shall be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. They that see him shall narrowly look upon him, and consider him, saying, “Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms, that made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof, that opened not the house of his prisoners?” A son of God when residing on the physical plane is considered man, when residing on the spiritual plane is considered angel. Lucifer can transverse both the physical and spiritual dimensions.
Jesus himself appeared to Abraham in preincarnate angelic-human form. When the Angel of the Lord wrestled with Jacob, it was also actually Jesus the Lord himself in preincarnate angelic-human form. When man dies, he passes from the physical plane into the nonphysical plane of life. He becomes as the angels in heaven but that does not mean he becomes an angel. He simply exist in angelic form being able to do things in that form that defies all physical limits and boundaries. He is still Mankind.
Man before his fallen state was equal with the angels in glory. But when man sin, he forfeited the glory of God. Therefore he became lower than the angels. Angels now have the higher manifestation of the glory of God compared to man. God sent his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to die for us as man in order to condemn sin in the flesh. Jesus did no sin, knew no sin and in him was no sin but he came in the likeness of sinful flesh so that he could be our substitute for sins.
Jesus was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. Man is lower than the angels because angels cannot experience physical death of the physical body but man can. Jesus was sinless, that’s why he was crowned with glory and honor. Jesus died in the likeness of sinful flesh so that he could condemn sin in the flesh. Now sin in the flesh no longer has power to condemn us before God because the old man has died and we now live as a new creation.
When we receive the new body at the second coming of Christ, that’s when we will be totally rid of sin in the flesh once and for all. We will no longer be prone to sin or think sinful thoughts because it is the physical-etheric body that we are in right now which is also our subconscious mind that has the nature of sin in it. When we are redeemed from this body, we will have a completely renewed subconscious mind. We cannot sin in that condition of mind. Right now we are redeemed spiritually. We still have sin in the flesh, or the sin nature which is an energy system within us inclined to sinful activity. But we are no longer condemned by it. There is now no more condemnation for those who are in Christ, because his blood has removed our condemnation.
Jesus being sinless was not subject to spiritual death therefore he could not physically die either. He was immortal and he could not be killed on the cross but could only suffer extreme agony and pain. Jesus willingly gave up the ghost and commit his spirit into the hands of the Father. At that moment the thick veil of cloth that separated the holy of holies in the temple where God’s holiness dwells, from the rest of the world was torn in half from top to bottom. God himself had torn the barrier with his hands and could now step out and have personal and total relationship with Man once again because the blood of his Son has made us fully righteous.
The reason why mankind exists is because of the Angelic Conflict. In the beginning, God existed with his sons the angels in heaven. Everything was perfect and harmonious. Until Lucifer, God’s highest, most beautiful, intelligent, and powerful angel sinned and rebelled against God by wanting to be like the Most High. So great was his power of persuasion that took a third of the angels with him. A conflict arose between God and His angels when Lucifer attempted to ascend to the mount of heaven and wrest God’s rulership away from Him. Lucifer became known as Satan, the adversary of God. The resulting battle left the surface of the earth in ruins and packed in ice. God being the judge of heaven, conducted a trial and found Lucifer and his angels guilty, and sentenced them to the Lake of Fire.
But Lucifer appealed his sentence with an accusation against God’s character by saying how can a loving God cast His creatures into hell. This was an attack on divine righteousness and justice, thinking that love supersedes them. To answer this appeal, God created man, a lower being, and set him into the great stadium of earth, an open theater for all the angels to observe. God allowed Lucifer to tempt man into sinning and hence had to judge man as condemned to eternal death as well.
Then He would so something that was an incredible shock to all of the angelic creation. The Creator Himself took on the form of this lower being and allowed these sinful, stupid, gullible men to abuse Him and mock Him and finally nail Him to a Roman Cross in an attempt to destroy Him. Only to turn it around and bear the penalty for the sins of those same sinful, stupid, vicious people as well as the rest of us. Thus fulfilling the claims His justice had against us because our sins have been paid for, and so we can live with Him and fellowship with Him forever. Satan thought that the messiah had come to rule as king on the earth but he did not know his real plan was to pay for the sins of humanity, which none of the angels, the princes of this world knew. For had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Now we are seated together with Christ in the heavenly places, far above all principalities and powers. Man in Christ is above the angels and all creation. As Christ is, so are we in this world. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. Jesus said he has given us authority to trample on snakes, scorpions and over all the power of the enemy. The redeemed state of Man is more glorious than his created state. Because what Man had lost, Christ has purchased with his own blood more than what Man ever possessed before in the beginning. We once had a condemnation that we could never lift, and now we have a justification that we could never forfeit if we believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
There is no greater demonstration of love than this. Hence, God has shown that he is a just and loving God that he says he is. It clearly demonstrates that God is indeed fair and just and right, and that the fallen angels do deserve the sentence they have received. We as humans are to serve as witnesses of God’s love for the prosecution in the greatest trial of the universe involving God, Mankind and the Angels. Know ye not that we shall judge angels? How much more the things that pertain to this life. The holy spirit is come to reprove the world of judgment, not judgment of humanity but of angels, for the Prince of this world is judged.