Me ~ What is the destiny of the Christian?
John ~ Our destiny is before us. Reading the Bible, God's Word is where we learn what we must do. Jesus Christ was quite clear about our destiny when he said that we must follow Him giving up things of this world and even family as in putting God first~ Matthew 19:28. We must put God first (have no other God (s) before Me) and He must be first in our heart and our trust in God must be complete; and not worry about things or family as they are in His care. In this way, we can follow Him by trusting in God.
Me ~ But, how is that possible?
John ~ All things are possible in God. Paul reminded us that we must be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” ~ Ephesians 6: 10-12.
Me ~ Is that how we become like Christ?
John ~ Yes, and remember that becoming we must take on that Armour and begin to lead a Christ filled life. Paul admonished the early church for suing each other in court ~1 COR 6. He did so by reminding them that they would one day rule over angels and God’s universe ~ 1 COR 6. Paul understood the Elohim were the divine council (Psalm 82) made up of god-like created beings that were given authority to administer and rule over Yaweh’s creation. However, at the end of the Flood they were given authority to spread humankind across the planet. They failed to do this and instead got mankind to worship them and keep them in one place and make a religion and temple to them. God ended this crime by creating many languages (Fall of the tower of Babel=Babylon) and then assigning each human language group to be under the authority and to worship these Elohim. God then created a new human group that would worship Him and to whom he would reveal himself. These became the Hebrews. The Elohim also considered angels as well as demons and including foreign nations (1 Kgs 11:33, Deut 32:17, Sam 28:13, Gen 35:7) who disobeyed God were judged by him to one day die as men. So, the end-game in all this is that Saved humanity = those redeemed and brought back to God through the Son (including those once under the Elohim known as ‘Gentiles’ and or all in Christ, would one day replace these Elohim (Greek -kosmokrators * devils and his demons, Lord of this world) and rule over the angels (as Paul told us [God speaking through Paul]); including all Elohim ‘kosmokrators, and all God’s creation. So, our destiny is to return to Paradise becoming like Christ to rule and administer God’s creation.