Man, Antemortal Existence ofSee also Council in Heaven; Foreordination; Man, a Spirit Child of Heavenly Father; Spirit CreationGod of the spirits of all flesh, Num. 16:22 (27:16).all the sons of God shouted for joy, Job 38:7.the spirit shall return unto God who gave it, Eccl. 12:7.Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, Jer. 1:5.Lord … formeth the spirit of man within him, Zech. 12:1.who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind, John 9:2.poets have said, For we are also his offspring, Acts 17:28.For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate, Rom. 8:29.chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, Eph. 1:4.subjection unto the Father of spirits, Heb. 12:9.angels which kept not their first estate, Jude 1:6.Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, Rev. 12:7.called and prepared from the foundation of the world, Alma 13:3.bringeth them back into the presence of the Lord, Hel. 14:17.third part of the hosts of heaven turned he away, D&C 29:36.seraphic hosts of heaven, before the world was made, D&C 38:1.man, according to his creation before the world, D&C 49:17.Man was also in the beginning with God, D&C 93:29.choice spirits who were reserved to come forth, D&C 138:53.before they were born … received their first lessons, D&C 138:56.in heaven created I them; and there was not yet flesh upon the earth, Moses 3:5.he beheld the spirits that God had created, Moses 6:36.intelligences that were organized before the world was, Abr. 3:22.he stood among those that were spirits, Abr. 3:23.took his spirit … and put it into him, Abr. 5:7.See also Prov. 8:22–31; John 1:2, 14; 8:58; 16:28; 17:5, 24; 2 Tim. 1:9; Titus 1:2; 3 Ne. 1:13; 26:5; Ether 3:16.