I have had people ask me 'for what reason did God create man'. And I tell them that the answer to that lies in the prayer Jesus taught us to pray ~ Matthew 6-9. It was Gods 'hope' that 'man' would bring the Kingdom of God on Earth, as it is in heaven' ~ for all that a 'man' is, is the 'Spirit' of God embodied ~ the Spirit of God individualized. Creating the organisms known as 'man' ~ was Gods way of creating Gods! If Adam and Eve had known that God (the Father) was their reality ~ and the reality of every other living 'thing' ~ they would have understood why they were to be 'stewards' of Gods creations ~ or in other words, caretakers of all the 'lesser' Gods. If they had known that they were Gods, there would have been no reason for them to want to 'own' or 'possess' anything. There would have been no need of them owning anything, for their 'needs', would have simply given being to their needs no matter what their needs might be. (Whatsoever things ye so desire, when ye pray ~ BELIEVE ye shall receive ~ and ye shall have it!) Why? Because 'man' is nothing less than the Creative Mind of God embodied! Had they known that God was their reality, then ~ through FAITH in that belief ~ their beliefs would have been made manifest the moment they even thought of their needs! This had to have been the manner of beings God gave being to when He made 'man' in His image and likeness. And having endowed them (Adam and Eve) with the capacity to 'bring forth' children after their kind ~ their children would have known this from their mothers knee, and there may very well have been thousands who attained Christ consciousness over the years had this been realized.
But Adam and Eve did not know this. They may very well have been very creative at the beginning of 'their' existence, but took 'their' creativity for granted and over the years of believing that they had 'being' apart from their Source, they eventually lost their 'creativity' ~ thereby 'driving' themselves out of the 'garden'. So for thousands of years 'man' has lived by the 'sweat' of his brow. But we are still as much the creative presence of God as were Adam and Eve on the day they were created. God has forever been the reality of 'man' ~ both male and female! He was the "I" (or the I am) within Adam and Eve, and is still the "I" or the I am within each of us today! And any one of us can do what Jesus was seen to have done once we realize that God is the "I" within us ~ (providing we choose to die to self) ~ for the 'self ~ the illusion ~ must be crucified before the Father ~ the "I" within us, can be resurrected! That humanity might see this, was why He suffered the agony of the cross. (In my opinion)
For God so loved the World, that He gave His only begotten son (the Father) ~ that whosoever should believe in Him, and function AS Him ~ would never perish, but would have Everlasting Life! For there IS NOT the Father AND us ~ there is Only the Father! HE ~ is us! (This 'person' our parents created when they named us, is but the illusion in which the whole of mankind functions ~ there is no one besides or other than the Father!) He is the "I" within each of us! There is no one else ~ He who hath seen me ~ hath seen the Father He said. Every 'man' on Earth (male or female), is actually the Father embodied. No matter who we are looking at ~ WE ARE LOOKING AT THE FATHER! And when we see this, we begin to 'take upon ourselves the likeness of the Father. It is that likeness that is the Christ. It's what man (we) were created to be; only our parents 'think' their child is 'their' child. So they name IT (the Father) and proceed to teach it to function in 'their' image and likeness! This was why Jesus said ~ call no man your father upon the Earth, for one is your father, which is in heaven. Thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth, which can only be 'set in motion' when we see that God is the "I" within us. There is no way we can bring the Kingdom of God on Earth, when we believe we must die physically in order to get there. Only as we function AS THE FATHER, will the 'consciousness of God' ~ be made manifest on Earth!