There is one, and only one, difference between physical human bodies and the eternal spiritual bodies of God and the angels! I say this with certainty, knowing it can be proved through the scriptures. Man was originally created a little lower than the angels:
Two trees in the Garden of Eden represented these differences between man and the angels; the tree of knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life. When man sinned by eating fruit from the tree of knowledge, he drew closer to God and the angels in that he could distinguish good from evil.
Adam and Eve were then evicted from the garden of Eden to prevent them from eating of the tree of life and gaining the Godly characteristic of immortality:
So upon eviction from the Garden of Eden, there is at least one difference between man and the angels. That difference is immortality or eternal life. Man is mortal, while angels live forever.
But there is an obvious problem with this scenario. The Word is the Son of God, and God is a spiritual body that lives forever. Consequently, so is His Son! Spirits cannot be killed. That being the case, how could Jesus die for our sins? The answer is in the Bible:
Jesus Christ was made "a little lower than the angels," exactly as man was created! And we are given the reason Jesus was made lower than the angels for His thirty-three years on earth. The Word could not die as a spirit! He was made lower than the angels so that he could suffer death! That was the only change required for Him to become a human being! He had to change His body type. As a man, He was not a God -- and thus could die!
Jesus is addressing living men who have already been born of water. Human bodies are approximately 70% water and were carried in the womb in water.
The spiritual bodied Word of God was temporarily made flesh so that He could suffer and die! He had to be born of water, His physical birth through Mary, to enter the kingdom of man. It will always be a mystery to man as to how this was accomplished. We will not understand this mystery until becoming members of the Kingdom of God.
Going the other direction, man must be born as a spiritual body to enter the Kingdom of God. Flesh and blood physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God:
Only two body types are defined in the Bible, physical and spiritual, and each requires a separate and distinct birth:
Nowhere in the scriptures is there a being described as a soul living within a physical body! If you believe you are born with an immortal soul as a member of the kingdom of man, you equate yourself with God and the angels, since this is now the only characteristic which differentiates you from members of the Kingdom of God. Satan thus preys on man's desire to be like unto God:
Nonetheless, the most common "Christian" theology being preached today is that man is born as an immortal soul living within a physical body. In other words, all mankind is born with immortality. Is this theology supported anywhere in the scriptures? Absolutely:
It is generally accepted that the serpent, or Satan, lied when he told Eve that she would live forever, "Ye shall not surely die." Today, that lie of immortality is an accepted cornerstone of many "Christian" denominations! Satan thus points believers in the wrong direction from the start!
So how do we obtain this one missing link of eternal life between us and the angels? By accepting Jesus as your Savior you become an heir to everlasting life:
Upon the Second Coming of Jesus to the earth you will be born again as a spiritual body into the Kingdom of God. Then, and only then will you become a born again Christian equal unto the angels. Speaking of those who shall inherit the Kingdom of God, Jesus states:
This can happen to you! You can become equal unto the angels and live forever!