Lord Jesus (the Logos of the Father) was not a man who became a God, He was Creator God who took the body of a man without ever losing his Divinity for man’s Salvation. [Revelation 21:6] “Lord Jesus Christ is the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the CAUSE of the CREATIONAL BEGINNING, the CAUSATION OF CREATION, the SUPREME and UPMOST PURPOSE FOR ALL CREATIONS ”.
God created man in His image in His mind (Nous Logos Pneuma) before the creation of the angels the same way He would like to be a man…. if He was to become a man!
God creator could have had created man any way He very well pleased, to be able for instance to see the distance of an eagle, or to see in the darkness like an owl, to be able sit on distant mountains and communicate the vast distance that whales do in the water, man could have a face that is a common face to all his creations like animals have common faces, where God would be the only one to know and distinguish a person ….He created man however to be a social creature, he gave him the type senses, to only be able to see and hear and respond in an arm’s length (to be a social creation), and most of all to be able to have eternal relationships by being born in a family! (Lord Jesus also has a mother now who He dearly loves). According to the Holy Fathers of the Greek Orthodox Church God is known to be a PERSON because He is known to talk to people like Moses and His Saints PERSON to person! This is how Adam and Eve know Him as a person. In [Mathew 8:29] demons recognize Jesus as “the Son of God” who has the authority to torment them BEFORE THE TIME (Second Coming). How could they know him now if they did not already know Him when He was in Paradise with His Father before He took a flesh body of a man?
[Mathew 8:29] “And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time”?
God did not want to force His presence on to His creations just because He was their creator God. He wanted His creations to obey Him because they Love Him! That is why hidden within creation was the possibility in case of denial/disobedience the unfolding of cosmological events that were going to take place manifesting a life way from His presence a place where Adam and Eve could live independently in the absence of God on their own.
Obeying all of His commandments for their Salvation after the coming of Lord Jesus and the creation of His Church is based on the same principals of obedience leading to theosis (becoming His Likeness) that was needed for Adam and Eve. The word Salvation means “salvation from death” and the word “death” means “the eternal separation of man from God!
The question now is this. Who does God know as to who are those who really love Him? The answer is in the New Testament. [John 14:21] “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him”.
The Obedience of love that God was looking for in the New Testament that was the same as Paradise could not be possible if Lord Jesus sad on His throne on a cloud with the Glory of His Father after His resurrection! This would have been an infringement of man’s freedom…his freedom to choose with his heart! His human creations (mankind) would have not then obeyed His Commandments Him because they LOVE Him put because they FEAR of Him! Their acts of obedience would have then been accompanied with a certain amount of a personal ~self-preservation interest~ that was surely going to be accompanied by hypocrisy. His Paradise then would have been filled with hypocrites! The Love of the Apostles that describes the ~LOVE of Christ~ is the love that the Apostles gave to the world, without ever asking anything from it!
He will not manifest Himself to us in order to get to know Him personally in the absence of the type obedience that is given birth to form our True love emotions toward Him, because He is an All Knowledge God who is Everywhere Present who always knows our motives and our true intentions!
When all of the preconditions (through Love and obedience) are fulfilled, God makes his presence known in our hearts! [2 Corinthians: 4:6. “God makes His Light shine in our hearts, to bring us the knowledge of God’s glory shining in the face of Christ. [Gal 2:20] “So that it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me” [1 Corinthians 3:16] Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God”?
If disobedience was to continue with Adam and Eve and their descendants in Paradise, God would have had to become a ~Police Man God~ for the various unsolved issues of mankind and not a loving Father to those who will live with Him in His Heavenly Kingdom because they TRULY love him. [Luke 17:21] No one will say, “Look here it is”! Or, “There it is!” because the Kingdom of God is within you”.
So obeying His commandments is the remaking of the morality of man to the morality of God Creator, and the returning to His Presence (Heavenly Kingdom) is His invitation to return to His Presence as His adopted sons and daughters (His family in a LOVE relationship that will certainly last for all eternity!
The Watch of the Heart: Conscious Presence (this spiritual development of the heart is available to humanity)