Learning More About Ourselves comes from being aware that things from our past happened for a reason and that they position us to take advantage of things happening now as well as the things that will happen to us in the future.
Last week’s article addressed things happening to us in the past by taking us to Jeremiah 4:26-27 KJV, verses that focus on the “Katabole”, a time that, attempting to overthrow God, Satan’s actions brought about a sudden end to the First Heaven and Earth Age:
I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger.  For thus hath the Lord said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.
Satan challenging God at the “Katabole” brought anger and disappointment to Him, giving Him reason to make a full end and judge us, but He refused. Needing time to test us and find out how we really feel about Him, God created a new Heaven and Earth Age and He will judge us after we all pass through it.
John 3:5 KJV addresses this age by introducing us to “Born of Water” in the flesh, the way God gets us there:
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Things we did at the “Katabole” caused God to bring us here. “Born of Water” happens when the water in our mother’s womb breaks, allowing our life to continue in the flesh; it matters not what we did in the First Heaven and Earth Age…“Born of Water” gives equal opportunity for everyone to join God in His Kingdom.
The Fallen Angels are the one exception. Refusing to be “Born of Water”, God has sentenced to hell.
God takes away the memory of everything we experienced in the First Earth age as well as purposely slowing our pace of life in this one; John 3:6 KJV shows that the spiritual bodies we served in then serve a different purpose than ones we now use:
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Learning More About Ourselves, we see “Born of the Flesh is Flesh” to be an expression that God uses to point to the time that we serve Him in the flesh and even though it is only a fraction of our time in existence, we cannot minimize its importance. Our deeds in the flesh determine how much glory accompanies our Spiritual Bodies in Eternity.
Understanding this age is easier when assuming that in order to