Relationship is All that Matters
Relationship is what Angelfall is all about. This chapter may very well be the most important chapter on this entire website.
In commerce, there is an old saying about the three most important things a person needs to consider when looking for a piece of land to place a business, particularly a restaurant or a motel. They are (1) location, (2) location, and (3) location. Likewise, when it comes to the message of Angelfall and everything presented on this website, there is only one thing that counts in the end. It is (1) relationship, (2) relationship, (3) relationship. —A no holds barred eternal LOVE relationship with the very God who created us.
Nothing else is significant. Nothing else is important. Nothing else matters.
As has been stated many times, this website is all about the BIG picture. If one is to ever understand this big picture of this earth and everything happening, then it is important to know the reasons why God created everything in the first place. He then allowed the fall from heaven to take place, billions of people to be born along with all the events of history. Again, there is only one reason—God wanted to restore a relationship with fallen beings, and through that occurrence, complete the process of creating man in the image of God. He allowed the fall from heaven to take place so that He could finally have a decent and mutual relationship with the creatures whom He created in His own image. But it had to take place based upon the correct principles, honesty, and integrity.
Everything that happens in this world—corporately and individually—has the one focussed objective of preparing the heart of each child of God for an eternal love relationship with their heavenly Father. As joint-heirs with Christ, all of us are truly destined for the throne.
"To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne" (Rev 3:21).
But this will only be possible as we are brought into humble association through the work of the cross in each of our individual lives—knowing what it means to die to ourselves and our fleshly ambitions. Only through a baptism of death and resurrection—a complete surrender—will there ever be eternal life and relationship with "Our Father who art in heaven."
The Positive and the Negative
Before we look at the wonderful positive aspects of relationship, it is important to understand the negative side as well. The Bible describes unregenerate men as having hearts as hard as stone. Because of the rebellion and fall, all who live upon earth have deliberately divorced themselves from their Creator. The human race, individually and collectively, are the enemies of God (Rom 5:10). It is impossible for God to establish a relationship with them now apart from a complete process of spiritual regeneration.
Scripture makes it abundantly clear that not everybody, when they die, is going to go to heaven. Not everyone is going to experience this wonderful and blessed eternal relationship with God. The souls of the vast multitudes of people will end up lost forever—eternally severed from their Creator... separated from the One whom they deliberately divorced when they left heaven in rebellion (See Luke 15:11-13, Jude 1:6, Luk 19:14). God is not a vindictive or visceral sort of being, but He has no choice ultimately but to destroy those lost souls that are incorrigible and not repairable.
Note: For a complete theomatic study and analysis of the subject of "hell" and final judgment, please see Section 11.
"Few there be that Find It"
The following words of warning from Jesus should leave no doubt in anyone's mind as to the pivotal nature of our time spent here on earth.
"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it" (Mat 7:13,14).
"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven " (Mat 7:21).
"And there shall in no wise enter into it [heaven] any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life" (Rev 21:27).
"And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire" (Rev 20:15).
And this last passage clearly shows the distinction between two classes of people—those who are saved and those who are not.
"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet aroma of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the aroma of death unto death; and to the other the aroma of life unto life" (2 Cor 2:14-16).
The Devil's Angels
Here is an amazing passage that no one has ever understood (or interpreted properly) until Angelfall. At the final judgment, when Christ separates the good people from the bad people, He says the following TO THE MEN on His left. He refers to THEM specifically as the "devil's angels."
"Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels… And these shall go away into everlasting punishment" (Mat 25:41,46).
The Little Flock
Jesus always referred to his own as a "little flock" (Luk 12:32). The Bible makes it unmistakably clear that only a tiny fraction of all mankind will eventually make it to heaven and get past the "pearly gates." This should cause each one of us to stop, take a deep breath, and do a little spiritual inventory on our own house. There is an old saying that "Heaven is a place everybody hopes to go to someday, but just not today." The sad part is that if you are not ready to go today, you probably won't be ready to go there tomorrow.
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Rom 6:23).
If we choose to live our lives in sin, we will someday receive wages of our labor. Today, in our modern society, there is so little fear of God. As people rush to the shopping mall, or mothers drop their kids off for soccer and dance practice, so few have any real fear of missing heaven or having to someday face divine justice (life is just too blame busy to think about that "far-a-way" stuff). Yet when that day arrives (and it surely will!), if we are not dressed in a wedding dress of God's own righteousness instead of our own "self improved" goodness, it will be a very frightful time indeed.
"But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Mat 8:12).
"Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen" (Mat 22:13,14).
The expression "weeping and gnashing of teeth" is one of the most solemn statements in all of scripture. It means that in the day of judgment, those who are lost and face eternal damnation—they will be wailing and crying out in fear, and also gnashing and grinding their teeth in absolute hatred and furious anger at God. In 2 Thessalonians, it says the Lord will come…
"… in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power" (2 Th 1:8,9).
What this verse is saying, is that if you don't know God, don't play dumb or stupid. The wrath of God is going to be poured out on you. Because there is a definite reason you don't know God and are ignorant—because of the rebellion that took place prior in heaven—you deliberately CHOSE to be ignorant when it came to knowing your Creator. You chose to follow your own will rather than submit to the all wise and all knowing One. You refused to obey angelic law.
Therefore, an individual's ignorance and lack of faith is their worse sin they can commit.
"Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened" (Rom 1:21).
The above passage has all the theomatics of the serpent deceiving the fallen angels.
Not willing that Any Should Perish
Yet we must pay attention to the entire counsel of God if we are going to be honest about all the issues of life. It is impossible to hold a coin in one's hand that has only one side. Yet we can be thankful that the God of righteous judgment is also the same God of love and grace and peace.
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (2 Pet 3:9).
"Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (1 Tim 2:4).
The Bible makes it crystal clear, that God does not wish for any to perish (the word "any" has the value of 141 x 4, which is the number of the fallen angels). The door is swung wide open to all of mankind who would choose to repent and accept Christ by faith, and walk through the wide open door. God locks nobody out. He gives everybody the chance to be saved.
"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne" (Rev 3:20,21).
One Simple Fact
We need to understand one real fact.
Love and grace and eternal forgiveness, is only an option while we are living on earth and in our physical bodies. As soon as our soul departs, there will be no grace or salvation offered to anyone past the grave—there will be no expression of the love of God on the other side.
"Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Cor 6:2).
"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Heb 9:27).
The honest fact is this. God will only in THIS lifetime establish a love relationship with every single person who is willing to repent and come to God on HIS terms. Again, this is the only place where true change can and will be allowed to take place.
Predestination vs. Free Will
As we will see throughout Angelfall, God never condemns a single person to eternal banishment. Yes, the Bible does indeed teach predestination (the five points of Calvinism are true—this is another subject for another debate). Yet even though God has specifically chosen certain individuals for salvation, and the names of all to be saved were written in the Lamb's book of life BEFORE the foundation of the world (Rev 13:8 and 17:8)—it is we ourselves who elected to go the way of Satan. It is we ourselves who chose to disobey the command, "thou shalt not eat of the tree… you will surely die." It is we ourselves who declared independence from the Creator. As in the story of the prodigal son, it was the Father Himself who was "be damned" by his rebellious son. Yet because He had a true Father's heart, he forgave him and welcomed him back home again with open arms, fervently kissing him, dressing him in a royal robe, giving him a golden ring, and putting shoes on his naked feet. He even prepared a magnificent feast to celebrate the occasion.
This story in Luke 15 is all about us. It is all about you and me. It is all about the angels—the bad rebellious angels vs. the good angels who stayed in heaven and were faithful to God. The amazing truth about this story has to do with the fatted calf who was slaughtered and eaten at the feast (see Chapter 5g for a complete discussion). It all has to do with the complete ripening and maturity of all man's knowledge accumulated over the ages—the consummate wisdom of Babylon—that all began with the serpent in the garden of Eden (both Eden and Babylon were in the same identical spot geographically). In Genesis, God refers to the serpent as "cattle." The cow in the Bible is a symbol of stupidity.
"And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life" (Gen 3:14).
Both the angels who rebelled and those who remained faithful will partake of the fatted calf.
Knowing God as Father
Just like today's Muslims, in the ages past the angels had somewhat of an "Allah" type relationship with their Creator. There never was an intimate love relationship where an angel could refer to God as His father and as his personal "friend." The word "Islam" means "submission." It is done strictly out of fear. No one ever gets too close to Allah.
Even in the Old Testament, the concept of Jehovah was very similar to the Allah concept—a fearsome and unapproachable God that appeared on Mt. Sinai in fire and clouds of smoke, and the whole mountain shook as the people trembled beneath the mount, and no one could touch the mount and live.
But Jesus changed all of that. That is the reason why he came and died on the cross for man's sins. That is why He fulfilled the law. He gave up His life so that we might have life and have it more abundantly. And also that He might bring us unto His heavenly Father. His entire objective was so that we could make the Father of Jesus our own personal Father as well. Right after Jesus rose from the dead he said these words to Mary Magdalene in the garden.
"Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God" (Joh 20:17).
Christ changed forever the relationship between God and the angels to a relationship between God and man. God is right now overhauling the entire universe and the relationship basis that He has with His created creatures (including even the angels who did not fall from heaven). The cross of Jesus was necessary to accomplish that goal. And the unfallen angels are working with God to accomplish that goal (see Hebrews 1:14). The Bible says that Christ is reconciling ALL things in the universe, not just on this earth. Even the unfallen angels were in need of Christ's redemption.
"And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or THINGS IN HEAVEN" (Col 1:20).
An Eternal Object Lesson
There is a line that has been drawn through the ages.
On that line stands the old rugged cross
(lyrics from Bill & Gloria Gaither).
When Jesus died on the cross he did so with the purpose of teaching the whole universe an eternal object lesson of what it means to have true humility. It was an expression of the true love of God, the kind of love that will last forever. Even the eternal Jehovah, the Lord of glory who created all things by His might and power—even He had to be submissive to something bigger than Himself. Even the Creator Himself allowed Himself to be crucified, spit upon and beaten—and to ultimately be destroyed by those of us who hated Him. Look at the following verses that show us Jehovah's vulnerability.
"Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do" (Joh 5:19).
"I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and My judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me" (Joh 5:30).
"When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as My Father hath taught me, I speak these things" (Joh 8:28).
Jesus made it very clear that He was helpless without help from His heavenly Father. He had to actually be taught and learn from the Father. Would we expect it would be any less for us?
The Garden of Eden
Life began in a garden. It was also in a garden immediately after His resurrection that Jesus announced that His heavenly Father could now be our heavenly Father as well. A garden is an expression of the perfect state of harmony and joy. It was the perfect environment that God set up so He could have a relationship with the man whom He created in His own image—the place of fellowship, communion, and love. It is the symbolic center of the universe that everything emanates from. Sadly, it is also the place where the fall of man and rebellion crept in. Yet the garden was also the place where Jesus, immediately after His resurrection, restored that lost relationship (John 20:15-17).
What the real garden of Eden represents is spiritual. It is not the literal place on earth 6000 years ago that is important, but rather it’s the garden concept—the concept of what the garden actually represents and is symbolic of. The real garden of Eden is the heavenly paradise, perhaps billions of galaxies, stars, and no doubt many other worlds and dimensions.
What all of this will teach us, is one simple fact. Look at nature. Everything that God created in the garden had a purpose and somehow fulfills its role, whether it be in the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom, or in the waters under the sea. Every creature has its own pre-determined domain and destiny.
Man's destiny was to learn to love His Creator—as a receptacle of that love, to eventually have dominion over the universe and all of God's created works. To be a co-partner with the very Creator Himself. In fact, God actually told Adam to give names to all the animals. What an honor! This implies that Adam (who represents the male nature among all the angels) may have been involved in the very creation process itself. You really could not accurately name the animals unless you possessed a deep understanding of the very nature of their being that must have been established during the actual creation/naming process. Naming the animals has incredible implications, because as it was discussed in Chapter 4e, all the attributes of the animals, fishes, and birds, have spiritual characteristics.
John Chapter 17
Few people, even Christians, fully realize and comprehend how intimate an issue relationship truly is. One only has to read and study John Chapter 17 to understand the kind of relationship we are talking about here. This chapter is probably the most intimate chapter in the whole Bible. The author of Angelfall memorized it word for word when in 8th grade at Portland Christian School (in Oregon). It speaks right from the very heart of God as to what His real goal and purpose truly is. Please take the time to carefully read and digest this most precious passage. It is a deep emotional eulogy of the relationship between us and the very Godhead.
17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
All through the Bible, God uses many metaphors to symbolize the intimate relationship He wants to establish with us as His people. Let's very briefly look at a few.
The Marriage Union
In the gospels, it constantly tells about the wedding feast that the Father prepared for His son. Throughout Scripture Jesus is referred to as the bridegroom. The Church is referred to as the bride. God uses intimate marriage to typify the union between God's male son and the female Church. Briefly, here are just a few.
"For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church" (Eph 5:23).
"For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ" (2 Cor 11:2).
"And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude… let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints" (Rev 19:6-8).
The Body of Christ
The next metaphor is the "body of Christ," where Jesus is the head and all Christians are the members who comprise the rest of the body. Nothing could be more perfectly one than a singular body—where arms, legs, hands, feet, eyes, ears, etc. all work together in perfect unity with the whole. There are scores of verses in the Bible that refer to this topic of the Body of Christ.
"For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another" (Rom 12:4,5).
"For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones" (Eph 5:30).
Here the apostle Paul talks about the rebellion and how the cross of Christ makes "one new man… into one body."
"Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain ONE NEW MAN, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God IN ONE BODY by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby" (Eph 2:15,16).
In fact, the word "Christ" actually means more than just Jesus. It can in many instances be interpreted as the one heavenly man consisting of both Jesus and all those who belong to Him. In otherwords, we as Christians ARE Christ—corporately.
The Vine and Branches
Another example of relationship is the vine and the branches. The vine consists of the root and the trunk. It is obviously the source where the life comes from. Without being connected to the vine, the branches would all die. We must draw our very life from Jesus.
"Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing" (Joh 15:4,5).
Yet the beautiful part of this relationship, is that the vine by itself needs to branches in order to manifest itself and bear fruit.
The Holy Communion
Nothing expresses the deepest intimacy between Christ and those who belong to Him, more than partaking of the sacrament of communion.
"And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom" (Mat 26:26-19).
"Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil" (Heb 2:14).
A Spiritual Building—the Temple of God
The last illustration is a building or edifice. Throughout scripture Christ is referred to as the main cornerstone, and we are all stones that make up the rest of the building—a building that God Himself lives within.
"Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded" (1 Pet 2:5,6).
"And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord" (Eph 2:21).
The example above mentions the spiritual building, which is us—as "an holy temple in the Lord."
Throughout the Old Testament the tabernacle of Moses and later Solomon's temple, were the focal point of everything to do with God's and man's relationship. But the amazing part about all this, is that in the New Testament the temple now becomes all who are Christians—literally! In otherwords, everything that took place in the physical Old Testament temple—the animal sacrifices and ceremonies, the work of the priests, all the furniture and artifacts in the holy place and holy of holies, the ark of the covenant, etc.—all of that is symbolic of God actually DOING A WORK INSISDE OF MAN'S HEART AND SPIRIT. From the book of Romans onward, and throughout the rest of the New Testament, the ONLY temple the Bible recognizes is not a physical structure, but rather we ourselves who are the very temple of God. This is a tremendously significant.
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are" (1 Cor 3:16,17).
The reason we are the temple, is because God's Holy Spirit lives within us.
"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's" (1 Cor 6:19,20).
The Garden of Eden was the very First Temple
The author of Angelfall has published an entire study on another website, showing that the Garden of Eden was actually the very first and original temple.
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The original concept of the temple goes back to the Garden of Eden. The gate to Eden was in the East (same as the temple). And in the epicenter of the garden of Eden was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil paired together with the tree of life (there are numerous other parallels we won't discuss here.)
In the center of the temple, in the most holy of holies, was the ark of the covenant. Inside the ark of the covenant were three things. (1) The law of God, (2) the golden pot of manna which is described in the Bible as "angels food" (Psa 78:24,25), and (3) Aaron's almond rod that budded.
Here is a significant fact. All throughout Jewish history the almond tree has been known of as the tree of life. In fact, the almond tree is called "the tree of life."
So here now is the connection. Anyone who even touched the ark of the covenant was instantly zapped (killed) by God. The same was true of the tree of knowledge. If man even touched it he was pronounced dead.
After man ate of the tree of knowledge, his desire was to get to the tree of life and live forever. But God protected it with the flaming sword of the cherubim that surrounded it every which way (Gen 3:24).
Going into the holy of holies was the veil of the temple, which was interwoven with cherubim, who are the protecting angels. And then covering the ark of the covenant with their wings outspread and facing each other, were two golden cherubim, protecting the tree of life which was inside the ark.
The only way into the holy of holies, was through the blood of Jesus, God's holy and perfect sacrifice, which was placed once a year by the priest on the mercy seat (the lid on top of the ark), which in Revelation parallels the throne of God (where God sits).
What all this means is that the access to the tree of life is only possible through the blood of Jesus and the correct knowledge of good vs. evil, which is all part of God's eternal and new covenant with man (Heb 8:13 and 12:24).
That is why in Hebrews 5:14, under the new covenant, Christians are actually admonished and encouraged to acquire the knowledge of good vs. evil—the exact opposite of what Adam and Eve were forbidden to do. And in the book of revelation, Jesus promised that, "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God" (Rev. 2:7). You can’t overcome without knowing the difference between right and wrong.
The Garden of Eden is a type of the heavenly paradise. So here we see, going right back to the beginning of Genesis, that God's whole purpose starting in Eden, was in a heavenly context—to dwell in His temple, which is ultimately going to be you and me. In that sense, WE ARE the garden. And paradise is what exists in our hearts and minds.
All of this is precious, precious, truth.
The Moment We Leave it all Behind
The author of Angelfall is a instrument rated pilot who owns his own aircraft. There is an old saying among aviators, if your plane is on fire and you are attempting to make a difficult emergency landing and "get it down" so to speak, the most useless thing there is to a pilot is the runway that is behind him.
No matter what we achieve in this life. No matter how rich or famous we become. No matter whether we find true love or not. No matter what we achieve or accomplish. When it is all said and done—when everything in this life must be left behind—nothing will matter if we did not establish the right relationship with God during our sojourn. At the moment when we face the final curtain, knowing God will be the only thing that has any future value or personal benefit.
This website opens up some of the most incredible and sensational facts ever revealed. But none of it matters one whit, or has any meaning, unless there is relationship. That is why relative few people will truly see and cherish the message of Angelfall. They have never established a true relationship with God through the Holy Spirit. These facts will thus seem baffling and perplexing to them. Therefore, God will hide these things, and that is why the Bible says He only reveals them unto babes.
"At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes" (Mat 11:25).
And the only way there can be true relationship, is one in which there is true love.
"And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing" (1 Cor 13:2).
The point is, What good will it do a person to understand all mysteries and have all knowledge, if we don't have love, i.e. God's love for us and our love for Him in a mutual relationship?
The One Emotion
The last chapter we talked about had to do with the risks God must have surely encountered when He created man. As we look objectively at this, it leaves us with only one possible conclusion. God created us so we could be His friends. So He could establish a love relationship with us.
As I have personally discovered all the facts contained on this website, one emotion has overwhelmed me over and over again. One emotion has gripped my heart to the core. I have broken down numerous times and wept many of tears. As I see the theomatic patterns unfold themselves—and the deep meaning that is present—the message that comes forth loud and clear is the fact that the only reason God did all this was to show us how He thinks so that we can understand Him better and ultimately develop a deep and abiding love relationship with our Creator. Nothing else truly matters.
Entering Heaven’s Gate
Delving into the eternal mysteries of God is a serious matter. Because God has now revealed theomatics, our comprehension of the Almighty has the potential to reach a whole new plateau or level of understanding. From this point onwards, the tools are in our hands to climb the ladder that Jacob could only dream about (see Section 10 entitled Entering Heaven's Gate).
"And he (Jacob) lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and placed them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed … And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, FOR THIS IS HEAVEN’S GATE" (Genesis 28:11-19).
The Bible tells us that heaven’s gate is a dreadful place. The angels of God were running up and down on a ladder trying to get into heaven. Attempting to enter it on one’s own terms, or in a less than serious or sanctified manner, will bring about the stench of death (remember the Heaven's Gate UFO cult of a few years ago in San Diego, that all committed suicide in unison?). The seeking of knowledge, apart from God’s approved plan and method is a door that will lead straight down, not up. The serpent told our first parents in the garden, that if they would partake of the forbidden fruit, they would "become like God, knowers…" —self sufficient determiners of right and wrong. The pronouncement for disobeying God’s command was a death sentence.
The only way through heaven’s gate is by way of the cross—to take up our cross and be identified with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Only by sacrificing our own will, our own selfish way of seeing and understanding things, our very spirit of existence, and then accepting the death of God’s Son on Calvary in our stead, embracing it in full repentance, and making Jesus the Lord of our lives, is there any hope of salvation. There just isn’t any other way back to a proper relationship.