What think ye of Christ?

Unbeknownst to the lot of human kind is the ultimate purpose of life on earth: to learn about Christ.  Why?  Because human beings, past, present, and future, make up the spirits who were ejected out of heaven eons and eons ago for rejecting Christ as their King.  In order to be accepted back into the heavenly fold, we must once again come to terms with the standard by which our acceptance into the highest heavens is measured: Christ is Lord.  It is the goal of our earthly lives that we advance toward God.  But only through Christ does this advancement achieve its fullest and greatest potential, and most intimate and final goal. Christians cannot claim for themselves a unique position among the people of the earth in this respect, simply because they are called "Christian."  For there are many non-Christians who are closer to this goal than those who are professed Christians. 

Most people living on the earth do not get a true picture of Christ.  Even among professed Christians, Christ is not truly revealed and explained as He should be.  Many never get an education about Christ that they should.  Part of this is the fault of the clergy, and also the fault of various New Testament translations that do a disservice to the original meaning of the Gospel.

Our knowledge of Christ comes from the holy spirits who were given the charge by Christ of educating humanity about the meaning of the things he had said while on Earth.  The revelation of his true identity was also to be a part of their educational agenda.  The New Testament is clear about this: "The teacher, the holy spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you" (John 14:26); "I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  When the spirit of truth comes, it will guide you into all the truth; for it will not speak on its own authority, but whatever it hears it will speak, and it will declare to you the things that are to come.  It will glorify me, for it will take what is mine and declare it to you" (John 16:12-14); ". . . only a holy spirit can say 'Jesus is Lord'" (1 Corinthians 12:3); and "This is how you are to know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is a spirit that is sent from God" (1 John 4:2).

We know that Christ is a spirit (1 Cor 15:45) who existed with God in the beginning of spiritual creation (John 1:1) before the creation of the physical world and universe (Genesis 1:1).  Christ is the "first-born of all creation" (Col 1:15), thereby he is the first spirit to have been called into existence by God.  As such, Christ is unlike any other created spirit, for only Christ can claim to be created directly out of God, Who, too, is a Spirit (Isaiah 31:3; John 4:24).  In this sense, Christ is "the alpha and the omega" (Rev 1:8), the first and the last spirit that will ever be created in this way.  The rest of the spirits that eventually came into existence owe their allegiance to Christ as their King, a King whom God has appointed over all of spirit creation for all time.  All spirits are paired as "duals," one male spirit to every female spirit.  In a sense, Christ is every spirit's eldest brother.  While every spirit owes its very existence to God, every spirit owes its spirit body to Christ: "There is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist" (1 Cor 8:6).

Christ is the most perfect, most harmonious, most powerful, and most intelligent spirit that God could ever produce, "for in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell" (Col 1:19).  Through Christ, all things were made, and this includes the government of spirit creation and all of the spirits that reside therein (Col 1:16).  As King of Creation, Christ is "the head of the body" of all the multitudes of spirits that have come into existence (Col 1:18).    Hence, when one-third of the spirit creation erred in following the lies and deceptions of the spirit who was second inline only to Christ, and were banished from God's spiritual creation because of it, it was Christ who ultimately paid the price of ransoming the fallen spirits from the one-time ringleader who was Christ's highest ranking brother in the spiritual creation.  These fallen spirits became known as "the dead" because they had been cut off and severed from God.  This fall eventually made it necessary for the creation of the physical universe whose purpose was the re-education of the fallen spirits.  Christ incarnated on the Earth as the heralded messiah who would come and restore the fallen spirits and reconcile them with their God once more.  His  death on the cross was the final blow against the legacy of the fall from Heaven, for as a spirit, Christ went on the offensive against the ringleader of the fall, known now as "Lucifer," and spread the good news to all parts of creation where spirits had been imprisoned for untold eons: "For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit; in which he went and preached to the spirits in prison" (1 Peter 3:18-19); and "this is why the gospel was preached even to the dead," even to those who had been cut off from God ever since the time of the Fall of the spirits from Heaven, the Great Rebellion against God's dictate that Christ be King of Creation.  The fallen dead included spirits incarnated as humans on the Earth as well those in the lower spiritual dimensions, now known collectively as "Hell," waiting to have their opportunity to incarnate on the Earth.  When Christ "rose from the dead" and "ascended into heaven"  (Ephesians 4:9), he was the first to do so, for up until that time "no man has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man" (John 3:13).  For this very reason, Christ is called "the first-born from the dead" (Col 1:18) for even King David "is not ascended into the heavens" (Acts 2:34).  Christ was the first spirit who ever descended from Heaven, entered among the dead in the lower spiritual dimensions, and rose from these lower dimensions back to the heavenly dimensions.  

As a human being Christ was like all of us "except in sin."  This sin refers to the "original" sin that precipitated the Fall from heaven of many, many heavenly spirits.  Christ was not guilty of the "sin unto death," the sin that led to separation from God.  Christ's incarnation was a voluntary one.  The love of God and of Christ is expressed in the incarnation of this Mighty Spirit who took it upon himself to carry out the task of Salvation of all of the fallen spirits.  Christ knew what it meant to become human on planet Earth.  It meant "emptying himself" (Philippians 2:7) of all knowledge of having been God's only-begotten Son, the Highest of all created spirits, and of the memories of having been the King of Creation in the Highest spheres of heaven.  On Earth as a feeble human being, Christ was living in Another's territory, that of the Devil or Lucifer.  He could now be tempted and discouraged and thrown into despair as to his real identity and his real mission by powerful and hateful evil spirits bent on his destruction, for all memory of having made plans with the Father and the other heavenly spirits, he had none.  To ensure that his mission might be as successful as possible, Christ sent heralds and volunteers before him to help pave the way for his coming to Earth at the most opportune time, that which the Apostles called, "in the fullness of times."  These volunteers included Abraham, Moses, most of the Biblical prophets, Mary, the mother of Christ, and John the Baptist, who had visited Earth earlier as Elijah (Matt 17:11-13).