There are three heavens and we are on the earth in the first heaven, the Universe.
Paul the Apostle told about the third heaven in (2 Corinthians 12:2):
2. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
As Paul said, God is in the third heaven.
Meanwhile, Satan has the power of the air – the Hell -the second heaven (Ephesians 2:2):
2. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Jesus also said, “I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven” (Luke 10:18):
18. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
It is true that human being are separated – by the Hell of Satan, the second heaven – from the heaven of God.
Now, human beings are on the earth in the first heaven, the Universe.
If so, why we are here on earth?
In the beginning, the man was not in earth.
Not in earth, Man was originally born, in God’s image, nobler than angels.
To defeat Satan, God wanted to make the righteous ones, 144,000, from man.
Actually, Satan and his followers were very fearful of the righteous in the image of God.
So, at first they bought out the serpent, ending up luring Eve with the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:17):
17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Unfortunately, Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, driven out from the garden of Eden. So, they came to the earth in the Universe.
But God didn’t give up making the righteous ones from human beings on earth to complete 144,000 (Revelation 7:1~4):
1. And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.
2. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
3. Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
4. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
Of course, Satan has been also trying to hinder it persistently, up to now.
So, Satan and his followers are used to come to earth in many forms, to prevent human beings from being the righteous ones.
Satan and his followers are our enemies, originally inferior to us
Furthermore, Satan and his followers(devils and all kinds of Aliens denying Jesus) have been disguising as gods or being superior to man; the worse than it is that they are acting as if they created human beings.
But, indeed, all of them are our enemies, originally inferior to us.
Now, the earth is literally the fierce battle field; God and Satan are eagerly trying to recruit the souls of human beings to their own sides, preparing the Armageddon (not the World War 3), the third battle in the spiritual world, after the millennium kingdom of Jesus.
PS: There are destined to be three battles between God and Satan:
– The first one occurred to get the flesh and blood in the Old Testaments days.
– The second one has been continuing to get our souls after the birth of Jesus.
– The third one, the last greatest spiritual battle, aka the Armageddon is supposed to be broken out after the millennium kingdom; the World War 3 is not the Armageddon.
Here, the KJV Bible is used.
Seokchul Baek, Ph.D.
under the Second Olive Tree: