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Wonders of Heaven Part II
2 Corinthians 4:18 “While we do not look at the things which are seen (physical things), but at the things which are not seen (spiritual things). For the things which are seen are temporary (bound to decay), but the things which are not seen are eternal (transcend time and space).”
Our modern day science has finally discovered what the Bible has been teaching since the book of Genesis,
and that is, that all physical, or a better word might be, all tangible matter, exists on a three dimensional realm that is entangled in a web called entropy, a death spiral that affects all things which can be measured and exist in the present tense.
They’ve also discovered that the atomic particles of which all tangible matter is comprised of, that they are eternal, in other words, all sub-atomic particles transcend time and space. They are not bound to the present tense, for quantum mechanics proves that these sub-atomic particles can be in two places at the same time, we know they do so but we cannot witness it because we are stuck in a present perspective that allows us to see them only in one place at a time.
Psalm 95:7 “...Today, if you will hear His voice.”
Hebrews 4:7 “Again He designates a certain day, saying in David, ‘Today,’ (the present) after such a long time…”
So that all tangible creatures, along with the tangible creation, reside in a three dimensional realm that is locked in its present state of decay that limits its interaction with the invisible eternally made things.
Yet the apostle Paul compels us not to look at the tangible things which are seen, but rather look at the things which are not seen, the spiritual things which cannot be measure, for they are eternal.
They may not even know it, but science has proved that there is a four dimensional realm where the intangible resides and transcends time and space, sounds like a pretty good description of heaven to me.
Jude 6 “And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day.”
Jude tells us that the four dimensional realm is the abode or habitation of the angels, and that they were capable, at one time, and left that four dimensional realm and interfered with our three dimensional realm of the present, and that because of such violation those trespassing angels are now bound by everlasting chains, everlasting because they are four dimensional, eternal creatures, awaiting their final judgment.
1 Corinthians 13:1 “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels…”
We also know from Paul’s statement to the Corinthian church that the angels have their own language, a spiritual language that its spoken in the angelic realm, which means that intelligent creatures dwell in that four dimensional realm. Hold the presses, the search for extraterrestrial life is over, we found them and we know where they live!
Kidding aside, environmentally speaking, what are the basic differences between the third and fourth dimensions and their inhabitants?
Let’s deal with the creatures first, how do we differ from the angels?
1 Corinthians 15:50 “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption.
The way that our human bodies process the energy needed to sustain life is in the blood, and it is our blood that has been corrupted and what keeps us from becoming physically eternal, which would mean bodily entering into the fourth dimension.
Leviticus 17:11 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood…”
Since our physical bodies are formed in a tangible manner to reflect our three dimensional physical environment we were meant to occupy, we can safely assume that the angelic bodies are formed to operate within the environment that they were meant to occupy as well, the invisible and eternal realm of energy or of sub-atomic particles.
The angelic realm is comprised of energy creatures who are eternal and exist in eternity, and they are capable of manipulating the energy that forms their invisible bodies into any three dimensional shape or form, but they must follow the heavenly protocol that guides the interactions between the physical and spiritual realms.
Hebrews 13:2 “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.”
Here we see Paul telling the dispersed Hebrews that by operating in the spirit of brotherly love, some believers have unwittingly allowed angels to enter into their homes, obviously to bring in some kind of heavenly blessing, that they would otherwise not been allowed to impart had not they been invited into their house.
Judges 13:20 “It happened as the flame went up toward heaven from the altar—the Angel of the Lord ascended in the flame of the altar! When Manoah and his wife saw this, they fell on their faces to the ground.”
Samson’s parents after having an encounter with the Angel of the Lord who told them about their future son and how they were to handle her pregnancy, decided to offer up a sacrifice to the Lord, and as they did they marveled as to how the Angel of the Lord entered into the flames of the sacrifice and rode them up into heaven, the invisible realm.
Remember that a fire is energy that is being released, so that an energy creature would not have any problems integrating with other forms of energy, specially since the symbolism of the burn-offering sacrifice was to release the three dimensional visible offering into the invisible fourth dimension.
Psalm 104:4 “Who makes His angles spirits, His ministers a flame of fire.”
Now to the locality, what is the basic difference between the physical and the spiritual dimension? Time! Since time is the fourth dimension, and since we have our own three dimensional concept of time, we fail to put time within its proper perspective. But if we come to realize that we only have one perspective of time, which is the present, and if we view time from its four dimensional entirety, which is past, present, and future, then we can form a better understanding of eternity.
Psalm 8:5 “For you have made him (man) a little lower than the angels…”
At first glance we would say that being eternal is better than being mortal, so the question must be asked, why did God make us lower than the angels and placed us in an inferior physical realm?
Psalm 8:6 “You have made him (man) to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet.”
Well, according to God we were made lower so that we would become greater, which leads me to ask this question, what advantage then, do we mortals have over those who are already immortal? Time!
If being stuck in the present is our greatest disadvantage, then it most also be our greatest advantage to be stuck in Today since it was God who placed us in it to begin with.
Psalm 95:7 “...Today, if you will hear His voice.”
If I hear His voice Today, what does it mean? What that means is that there is hope for me tomorrow. Which is better, that which has already exhausted all its potentials and is what it is forever? Or that from which its potentials have not been fully tapped yet and can therefore surpass that which is already static?
I know that it sounds a little complicated, but let me explain.
The angelic host were created perfect and placed in a perfect realm, the spiritual realm. They were given free will which gave them the potential to excel but also to rebel, some did rebel, and their rebellion was fatal, since they lived in eternity the minute they sinned they were dammed forever and could not be redeemed. So that for those who fell in that realm there was no future to delivered them from their disobedience.
Enter the physical realm, a place where not only mistakes are made, but also a place where faith is perfected, where we can learn to trust today the promises of God for tomorrow.
Think of our present reality as an eternal life simulation, where we can learn how to handle all that eternal life has to offer through the auspices of faith, and if we crash or fail at some point, it is not fatal as long as we are still alive, for that will mean that we are still in the qualifying face of our training, since death is the door into the fourth dimension, the eternity into which we all must enter one day.
But here is the kicker, flesh and blood will not inherit the kingdom of God, but flesh and bones will.
Luke 24:39 “Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me (touch Me) and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”
The greatest wonder of all the creation is that the resurrected human physical bodies will be eternally powered, energized, by the Word of the Living God, they will not have any blood in them.
The sub-atomic particles that comprised every human creature that ever lived, contained within themselves all of the information that was gathered while that body was alive, those bodies will one they be re-instituted to their original form, those who passed the test of faith, will be made eternally perfect and reunited with the soul that lived in them.
This reality will be made visibly to the world before the judgment of God takes place, when the wall of partition between the third physical dimension and the fourth spiritual dimension is removed and the physical glorified body of Jesus Christ is finally revealed for all of us believers to marveled, but it will come full of dreadful fear for those who will be judged because they did not believe the Gospel of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
2 Thessalonians 1:6-10 “Since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.”