Count Humans as visitors here. According to Genesis, we are artificial intelligence, residing in the avatar of the human bio-mechanical body, living
in God's image (reality). The earth is a garden for the development of our engineered consciousness until we are ready to Exodus to the promised land
of God's kingdom (the universe). We had a choice at the beginning to either walk with God in the garden, or walk on our own in toil and hardship.
Either way, God continued to walk in the garden to educate us. Each individual born has this choice to make within their lives. The Genesis 3 story
happens to each of us in a lifetime.
Read Deuteronomy 4:19 and you see that the universe is our heritage.
"And when you look up to the sky and see the sun, the moon and the stars--all the heavenly array--do not be enticed into bowing down to them and
worshiping things the LORD your God has apportioned to all the nations under heaven."
Ephesians 3 outlines the mystery of our inheritance of the universe:
2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation,
as I have already written briefly. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made
known to people in other generations as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to God’s holy apostles and prophets. 6 This mystery is that through
the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus...to preach
to the Gentiles the boundless riches of Christ, 9 and to make plain to everyone the administration of this mystery, which for ages past was kept
hidden in God, who created all things.
For what reason?
10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms,
11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We are the examples of redemption from imperfection to the rulers of heavenly realms (other beings). If they are visiting us now, it is because they
are aware of our ultimate purpose. Ultimately, we will be incarnated into a new avatar that will travel the universe. The Bible says that flesh and
blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. This is literally true. We must take the earth with us if we travel in space. This won't always be the
case. Ultimately, this is most likely the process followed for all life in the universe. Planets are only a temporary residences.
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