Why Does Man Not Remember His Previous Life?

Oh, poor men! Not knowing that they are the noble princes, they are enslaved to Satan and eventually face eternal destruction. How pitiful! If men had thought of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. But they do not know their own country, and finally they meet their end in the den of death.

Why do all men not know the country they left? It’s because their spirit puts on flesh. When the spirit wears the body, spiritual memory of the previous life is completely lost and a physical intelligence develops.

All men put on the veil of sin, so they cannot remember their previous lives. For the mortal men, having fallen into sin, God established the administration of redemption. And He showed dimly the previous life to the prophets whom He sent in each age. So if we put all the related verses together and study them, we will understand who the Father of our spirits is and how we existed before coming to this world. But none of the earthly men will understand the heavenly things by themselves, though they study all the Scriptures. The prophet Isaiah wrote in regard to this as follows: Isaiah 29:11-12 and Paul wrote: 2 Timothy 3:16.

Moses’ record of the Creation is a revelation given by God. To ordinary people, however, it is like words sealed in a scroll. Only those who accept the truth, though putting on the veil of sin, can understand how our soul was created and how we lived before the creation of the world. For this, we need to study the history of the heavenly [angelic] world as well as the earthly one.

Our Home Is the Angelic World

Where were we before we came to this world? Solomon wrote concerning this as follows: Proverbs 822-23 & Ecclesiastes 1:10. If we look at the above words written by the same hand through one Spirit, it is clear that Solomon’s words refer not only to himself, but also to all men. And the writer of the book of Psalms wrote as follows: Psalms 90:1-2. All of these verses are textually related to one another. God said to Job, one of the oldest writers of the Old Testamet: Job 38:2-7, 21.

It is certain that Job was somewhere when God laid the earth’s foundation. Job’s soul was already created before the world began. For the Lord said, “Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years!” and “All the angels [sons of God] shouted for joy.” Some readers may ask, “Who are the sons of God?” They are the holy people of heaven who were in the universe before Adam and Eve sinned, before their spirits put on flesh. This spiritual world is called the angelic world, where the holy people of heaven used to attend the whole assembly of the firstborn (Hebrews 12:23). Job described them as the sons of GOD. The reason the holy people of heaven are called the sons of God is because they are created in God’s own image by His breath of life. The purpose of Jesus’ coming to this earth is to make known to us the Father of our spirits and show Himself to us. As it is written: John 17:3-6.

Whenever Jesus mentioned God to His disciples, He said, “…your heavenly Father…” (Matthew 5:48, Matthew 6:4-6). And He said: “Do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.” Matthew 23:9.

‘Father’ whom Jesus mentioned above indicates the Father of our spirits, not our biological fathers. So the Apostle Paul wrote to the Hebrews: Hebrews 12:9. Studying this verse, we can see who God’s sons are that ‘shouted for joy at the beginning of the creation’; and we can understand why we call God “our Father in heaven.” In other words, we have our spiritual Father who created our spirits┬áby His breath of life, just as we have our human fathers through whom our bodies are given birth.

Truly, our home, our place of origin is the Kingdom of Heaven, the Angelic World.

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