OK, I've mentioned that this world was created with the reconciliation of the great conflict in heaven in mind. That somehow the world and us are part of the way God will reconcile the rift in heaven caused by the fallen cherub Lucifer and those who joined him.
How the world and us are part of bringing an ultimate judgement upon those fallen ones and that this world is not the place where, if we just get good enough at understanding God, we'd get back to the garden....
So I'm raising these questions because we haven't answered them as a corporate body of Christ. It has gotten into my blood and it bothers me. We are currently on some kind of romantic notion of God's love... I understand the personal intimate touch from God that heals, that disarms and just makes you cry with How pure it is. I love a God of personal touches, not one of all business.
But this is a matter that just needs attention. The earth is a battleground where we are fighting the good fight of faith and taking ground from the enemy. Its so lacking that I have to say that I have never heard anyone talk about it. I'm afraid sometimes that I'm off the reservation. But I bring these thoughts to my pastors and I think they are with me... though we may not hear a message entitled "Man- God's weapon in eternity" any time soon... :)
*Rev 21:2,3 "And I John saw the Holy City, new Jerusalem, come down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, 'Behold the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.' "