Everything in the physical creation represents a spiritual reality. The whole purpose of creation is to teach spiritual truth, so it is quite reasonable that every aspect of creation should be a teaching tool.
For example, the three-tiered arrangement of creation reflected the spiritual structure of the unseen realm. There was the earth in which mankind would dwell, with the heavens above and the sea in which to descend. This reflected the reality that above man were God and the angels. Below man there was nothing, but the entrance of sin into the world altered that. The depths now became the place to which the dead were consigned. The Hebrews called it Sheol, the Greeks term was Hades. The living at least had a fighting chance, if only they did not sin. But once sin came, and it always did, one eventually had to go below…to the lowest place one could go in creation.
When Jesus Christ returned to earth in the kingdom of God at the close of the New Testament age, He brought in a new heavens and new earth. The book of Revelation tells us that there was “no longer any sea.” This is because the dead were all raised to heaven. Therefore, the earth was now the lowest place in spiritual creation. Satan was cast out of heaven. Satan had thus gone from the highest place in creation to the lowest. We, too, are in this lowest place with him as long as we live, but at death we rise above him! Even on this earth, our authority is higher than his but our key to exercising that authority is righteousness. If we do not walk in the spirit free from sin then our relationship with God is compromised and our authority in the earth is impaired. But if we walk in the light, as Jesus Himself is the light, then Satan is bound.
All of us on earth shall die, but none of us will descend. There is no longer any sea. You could also say that God has made us all to walk on water.
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