Man, Antemortal Existence of See also Council in Heaven; Foreordination; Man, a Spirit Child of Heavenly Father; Spirit Creation God 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.