6 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.
9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea.
8 “For Mythoughts are notyourthoughts, nor are yourwaysMyways,” says the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My wayshigher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.
3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannotsee the kingdom of God.” (Now we see why.)
Enoch 15:10explains this.
10 As forthe spirits of heaven, in heavenshall be their dwelling, but as for the spirits of the earth which were born upon the earth, on the earth shall be their dwelling. (pretty plain, isn't it!)
Jude 1:6shows us God's feelings when we are not happy with His arrangements.
6 And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He (God) has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
It is as foolish for man to want to be like angels as it is for angels to want to be like man, but we are slyly being taught to think in that direction making the natural man different from his beginning. Can you see the confusion this has caused over the years? Our children when well behaved are called little “angels”? When we die we are taught we are going to heaven? Man has even been taught there is a beautiful city in heaven that we will go to when the Word says plainly it comes down from heaven, meaning it is designed in heaven for earth.
2 Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming downout of heaven from God, prepared as a brideadorned for her husband.
1 And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto thembeautiful and comely daughters.
2 And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another” 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.'
1 And all the others together with themtook unto themselveswives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants(our lifestyle and culture is founded on this knowledge).
2 And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells:
1 And Azazel(top ranking angel)taught men to make swords(there was no need to fight till the angels entered the scene), and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments(things man began to covet), and the use of antimony(chemicals etc.), and the beautifying of the eyelids(makeup), and all kinds of costly stones, and all coloring tinctures(angels shaped our culture and lifestyles).
2 And there arosemuchgodlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in alltheir ways(no longer at all like their Creator).
3 Semjaza taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, Armarosthe resolving of enchantments, Baraqujal, taught astrology, Kokabel the constellations, Ezeqeelthe knowledge of the clouds, Araqielthe signs of the earth, Shamsielthe signs of the sun, and Sarielthe course of the moon.
Enoch 16:3shows why the wisdom and knowledge of man's angelic mentors was tainted.
3 You have been in heaven, but all the mysteries had not yet been revealed to you, and you knew worthless ones(the world's knowledge is from here), and these in the hardness of your heartsyou have made known to the women and men workmuch evil on earth.”
9 And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life(a different tree, like that of Isaiah 61:3) was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil(again, not a physical tree).
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food(mental food, ideas for thought), that it was pleasant to the eyes(Satan was a handsome, beautiful angel), and a treedesirable to make one wise(this wisdom made her corrupt), she took of its fruit and ate (of this tree). She alsogave to her husband with her, and he ate(she chose the base knowledge she would forever use to rationalize, explain and justify her behavior).
Ezekiel 28:17shows us how Satan's wisdom became corrupt in the first place.
17 “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor(his mental attitude caused him to twist truth and lie making himself appear to be like God); I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you. (he is being exposed at this moment!)
I Corinthians 3:18
18 Let no one deceivehimself. If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool(forget the old knowledge) that he may become wise(in the knowledge of God).
Forget about the accolades of men, diplomas and all educational achievements, they are worthless knowledge and a hindrance to entering God's rest and will actually hamper your ability to understand the ways and thoughts of God.