This "Daily Thought" isn't for every one. It can confuse and that's not a good thing. From my childhood I have looked into space and wondered "What's all this about?" I mean each of our places in the divine scheme of things. I thought long on eternity, forever, distance and time. I thought about emptiness and darkness and what is "nothing". Then I thought "How far does nothing go?" Then I reasoned "It goes on forever!" If you haven't had thoughts as these, what is written is not for you. Jesus says basically "Keep it simple, stupid!" because he wants us to be as little children. This is not simple!
Somehow I was beyond being a child even when I was a child because those thoughts were my thoughts at six years old! Three times in my life the profundity of my very existence has intimidated me and made me fearsome? Recently, I had my latest episode of wonderment. It's enlightening and frightening! Herein is my epiphany. Like it or not; agree with it or not, it's what came to me and I think my symbolism represents fairly well what really is (reality)!
I had a vision today; as usual while I was running. It's not a vision I saw, but thoughts I comprehended. They merely arrived in my mind, but not of me. My thoughts were not on these things, but I'm sure God put them there. Why? Because these thoughts magnify God. They must to satisfy being in accordance with the truth of his word. I won't say that he inspired me, but he allowed me to discern the scheme of things in symbolic form!.
Scientists have expanded the concept of dimensions. It's of what they perceive, but I believe that their dimensions are clouded. They call theirs "The Superstring Theory" wherein lies ten dimensions. I differ on content, but the number remains the same. Let me propose "God's Superstring" of ten dimensions and how we fit in!
My proposal is that there are ten dimensions and most are without our visible world. There is much going out there each beyond our reason. Here are the ones I think are real because they make sense to me:
- 1-3 (physical) x, y, z or width, breadth and height
- 5- substance
- 6 Spiritual gravity
- 7 supernatural
- 8 nothingness
- 9 endlessness
- 10 Glory
It would seem that the witch of Endor saw divine things, but close analysis reveal that they must be false. God forbids visions where the living encounter the dead as the witch did. What she envisioned was Samuel's ghost. The witch took for real what she saw, and Saul did as well, even though he had forbidden anyone to do what they were doing themselves. That rule was made by Saul himself in reverence to God, but he was the first to be irreverent!
If indeed there exists ghosts, brings up the subject of other dimensions and the place of bodiless spirits within those dimensions. If it is true that humans have ghosts because men are endowed by God with a spirit, then by whose cause do clothing share in another dimension, having been created by men and not by God. Of course the substance of clothing was created by God, but what makes mankind different is that we indeed have a spirit. It was man made in the image of God, and our image is multifaceted.
Genesis 1:26b "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness..."God was alone in the universe in the beginning. Of course there were angels who were of God of which we little understand. But when God created things, it was things with substance; what I define as the fifth dimension.
It's time right here for a review of what is known and true and what is mere theory. It's obvious that distance coordinates are real because they are easily measured. They are x, y and z in the spatial system on which the dimensional attributes of width, dept and height reside. Therefore, it's accepted as real because they can be measured. However, beyond those three is speculation. My own is as good as anothers as long as it's based in something. Other's is based on reasoning, but mine by inspiration. The former is from one tree and the latter from another.
Reasoning is a fruit of "The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil", but inspiration is from the "Tree of Life". The former is where deception lives among the leaves, and the latter is where salvation resides. I believe that the "Tree of Life" is Jesus Christ himself who John the Apostle said was there.
With that said, let's examine not what others teach, but what I'm inspired to believe. What I propose is a proposition of hope compared to the alternate which is one of despair!
Some propose that the fourth dimension is time. It too can be measured, but not with finite scales. Time only has meaning here since it was divided by God for our own convenience, but elsewhere beyond where we are, it has not the same meaning.
When it was said 2 Peter 3:8 "But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.", that is not a mathematical equation. It's a rhetorical way to say that time is insignificant to the Lord because he was before time existed.
The first revelation to anyone ever was this Genesis 1:1a "In the beginning..." Time has to start somewhere. It must have a beginning to be measured! Known time started when God made himself known. Time began when the creation began! It was created for us. Before that it was of no significance! The interval between then and now is the scale of time. It's the fourth dimension for whatever was created. With that said, at "the end" of time creation will no longer exist because it will have no value. Anything after that is forever, called eternity by mankind, but just another "day" to God! What was before time and will be after? God! We will be on the outward side of time, but with everlasting life eternity will be just another divine day for us because it never ends.
Then my thoughts went to ME. I am just like Adam in some respects. We were created differently, but the physical results were the same: We had width, depth and height as defined by the first three dimensions, but we were not "nothingness" that had existed before time. There was substance in those first three dimensions because what God created in those dimensions which before contained void, after man was created contained substance. Adam's void was filled with dust and by divine decree immediately was transformed to flesh. It was mature flesh into which the dust became flesh, a demonstration to man that time is of no consequence to God. He made me in the same manner, but I was made flesh instead of dust, and flesh itself is what made me. We were both created from substance, but mine was done in man's time, and skipped the transformation!
God was alone before "the beginning", but then he wasn't really alone. His substance is of another dimension which we can never understand. God's substance is a tenth dimension which is called by us "Glory"!
Revelation 21:23 "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."
Revelation 21:11 "(Heaven) Having the glory of God..."No one can explain what "glory" is! It's the tenth dimension. It's the magnificence of God. That non-substance will someday be us. We will go from x, y, z, t and substance to a dimension called "Glory". That's when we will truly be like God and remade in his image!
Philippians 3:21a "Who (God) shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body..."Our three dimensions will be filled with "Glory". That will be our non-substance. Hence our fifth dimension will be replaced by our tenth dimension. The fifth is of this world and our tenth in the heavenly realm. Our "hope" is in "glory". That's when we proceed from being safe to saved!
When we die is when spatial substance is transformed into no-spatial substance. For us it happens at the time of death preparing us for a new realm where things are different. That realm is my sixth dimension. It's the supernatural world of thing unseen, but it's as real as what was created!
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.Faith is the belief that we move from substance to the non-substance; what's unseen. This is for the Christian "glory"! For the non-Christian there is another dimension in it's place"; Chaos. It's actually a contamination of all dimensions, and it too is beyond the concept of time, In fact "eternity" is the dimension, Chaos, which prolongs what we humans know of time!
Substance is what filled the void of nothingness before God worked his wonder. Nothingness should be the zero'th dimension, but that doesn't exist. I placed it as the eight dimension because it needs to be somewhere. That is a convenient place. It's between our unseen self (the 7th) and endlessness (9th).
Faith is the transfiguration from substance to glory. Jesus did just that!
Matthew 17:2 "And (Jesus) was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light."Jesus' transfiguration from substance to glory is presented there. Jesus didn't wait for death to be glorified because death had no sting for him. With his change from what I call the 5th dimension to the 10th was manifested by the shine of his glory and luminescence of his clothing. Even his countenance was altered! As such his appearance changed! A third century commentary described him as comely (handsome) while in Isaiah's vision he was uncomely (plain or unattractive).
Luke 9:29 And as he (Jesus) prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering. 32a But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory,"
Something happened with time. Jesus was transfigured and we know that his appearance was no longer the same! He went possibly from plain to majestic because Peter, John and James "saw his glory". That appears to be the full transition from substance to glory. God in the flesh was crucified, but it seems that he was incorruptible! He was in the grave for three days. His substance (body) was dead from a human definition, but it could not ever decay! He could never stink in death as Lazarus had because his body was incorruptible, being glorified!
Upon his resurrection, his Glory walked, talked and did things as usual with one exception! No one could touch him before ascending because he was going to his Father! Since God is Glory, this glorified aspect of God could not be contaminated by the corruptible!
Upon his ascension Jesus crossed from the 5th dimension into the 7th. X, y, z, t and substance were all left behind and he ascended into the supernatural. However, the supernatural is the realm of both evil and good. Therefore, Jesus went right to Glory because his body could not suffer contamination. Glory isn't really the supernatural. It's a level above that wherein the supernatural is surrounds!
Like Jesus, mankind will go from the natural to Glory and bypass the supernatural. However, it's there that a spiritual battle is being fought.
Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."In my scheme of things, this is the sixth dimension. It's where Satan and all the angels are. Not only are fallen angels there, but so is Satan. God is not in the dimension, although Glory is a supranatural one. Jesus is not there either. He's with God in glory, a very apt name for Paradise or Heaven, since they are not the names of places, but mere descriptions! Glory is the dimension in which the kingdom of God exists.
It seems that angels of God can freely move from the 7th dimension to the tenth, passing through with no trouble; nothingness and endlessness to Glory! However, dark angels, called "Sons of God" because God created them, albeit they rebelled.; cannot pass into Glory because they are corrupt.
Men are in the natural world, the first five dimensions, but our spirit is in the supernatural. Men dangle between what's real and what is unseen throughout our lives. It's in that dimension that the flesh and spirit are confused. It's as if we dangle by silver cords from the terrestrial hands. Those cords are there, but what's of substance cuts at them:
Matthew 26:41b "... the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."Let's look at this dimension, seemingly half way between the other two. The flesh is in and part of x, y, z, t and substance, but is controlled by the supernatural. Hence, the cords between the real and the unseen is a dimension in itself. It is in essence "spiritual gravity" which pulls on the the flesh. Scripture calls that spiritual gravity "temptation" (Matthew 26:41a).
The story of Job teaches a lesson. It is this:
Job 1:6 ""Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. 7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it."What is described is a meeting in the 7th dimension; the supernatural. God surely spoke from Glory because he is omnipotent. Job was in the natural world, but Satan and his angels were in the unseen dimension. In essence, God allowed the dark angels access to Job. This access port is the cord where the flesh dangles and where principalities pull and tug. Let's just call this sixth dimension "Spiritual Gravity" for it's the unseen influence of the unseen on the material, very similar to gravitational pull!
We know that angels of God cross between the natural realm and the unseen without effort. Likewise, we can assume that dark angels can as well. Their very existence is mostly in the sixth dimension, caught between the real and the unseen. Perhaps surreal would do if their unseen existence wasn't so real! Not only can the angels cross dimensions, but Satan can as well. God allows him that trespass since he described as "Prince of the Air". He is free to go to and fro within the bounds of earth, but his home is in the unseen. His trespass is in that sixth dimension where is temptation is most effective. It's there that Satan by telepathic power or such instructs his angels in fighting the war on God through us.
Temptation is pull on that cord and the dark angels pull it hard! Satan's war is not to defeat God because he believes in his power even more than we Christians do! His goal is merely to make traitors of God's soldiers in this spiritual war. He doesn't expect victory, but relishes in the battle. His job is to antagonize God because of his own pride and jealousy. We are the collateral damage because of his unjust war!
We see what dark angels do, but angels of God serve us well. They, as messengers, bringing God's will to man, and therefore protection. When Satan unfairly attacks with his angels, angels of God put up a hedge.
Job 1:9 "Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? 10b Hast not thou made an hedge about him,..."What is the hedge? It's a band of angels of God. There are archangels which direct them as well. Like all those of the unseen world, archangels can pass across the dimensions, and are the ones who interact with Jesus and the Holy Spirit here in the natural dimensions!
Let's digress for a moment. Jesus' Ghost moves at will between Glory and the world, just because he can. Being God, walls nor other dimensions can contain him. He's free to be all places and anywhere because the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of the Father as well.
So angels of God are a hedge as such? Indeed, we know that from experience itself.
Genesis 3:23 "Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."Cherubim are an order of angels. Other orders are seraphim and archangels. They all serve different purposes in their celestial realm. Other angels take on various forms as need be. THE Angel of God is the physical appearance of The Word. Think of THE angel as the Ghost or Spirit of God as he manifests himself to mankind.
Apparently the Holy Ghost protects what's righteous! He protected Job in that he would not allow Satan to kill him! He did that because Job was righteous. Within the Garden of Eden was the most righteous, "The Tree of Life" (Gen 3:24). I capitalize it here because Revelation reveals that Tree as Jesus Christ! He's entirely a righteous being without sin. God put a hedge about the Garden so that evil can't get in. Even a corrupt Adam was without and forbidden to enter without credentials. God placed an angel there to keep evil away from the Tree. There was no backdoor way to enter into this paradise. It was by permission only. Therefore, I believe it the same or similar hedge as around Job and righteous men of all times, a band of angels protecting us from temptation.
Envision if you will, humans dangling from a silver cord, hanging from nothingness above. However, beyond that there is endlessness and Glory above. We dangle from a cord direct from our Father. Within each of us is a likeness of him. It's different yet the same. Whereas God is Spirit we have a container for a portion of his Spirit. The amount of Spirit we have inside is inversely proportional to what foul exists within.
Adam, when he was created, had a soul filled with Spirit. He and Eve walked in the Garden. There was a cord directly from God to them. It was even a short cord then because God was right there. The Voice who spoke in he Garden was The Word soon to come as Jesus Christ.
God had no need to tug at Adam's cord because they were in unity. However, Satan came in and put a disturbance in the cord. He pulled on it until Adam was under the forbidden tree after first pulling Eve's. They stood there together feeling a titillating disturbance from the dimension of Spiritual Gravity. It was Satan tempting them both. The temptation was the telepathic disturbances from the evil one. He said to them "There is more to be had than what you are having!", Although they had it all, Satan says there's more. Eve reached out and ate of the fruit and she didn't die as God had said she would, so Adam ate too. There was interaction there between man and his mate. It was interaction between two worlds, and everyone now in existence and before us, have that interaction.
Satan no longer depends entirely on his angels. Now he had two human's on his side. People began to tempt and sin against each other. I call this "world's colliding".
Because forces from a sixth dimension successfully changed what was from the first five, new gods were created. It was gods whom man appeased before God in Glory from where that cord once reached. We were still his, but, there were other gods before him!
God saw the change in Adam and Eve. Not only their natural existence had been transformed, but their countenance had changed as well. Where Jesus was transformed into Glory, Adam and Eve had their Glory removed. The 10th dimension had come to naught and they were on their own. It's five dimensions in which mankind still lives without the 10th and all the other dimensions still toy with us!
Before we had been created in the very image of "them" referring to God. "Them" was and is still threefold: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three corresponds to mind, body and Spirit. I contend that we were created in the image of who Jesus will become and that he wasn't created in our image. That would be prideful to think so for we are the "other gods" of whom God spoke. He made reference to that:
Satan knew what would become of rebellious people. He said "our eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods". (Genesis 3:5). And the serpent was right! Their soul was emptied of God's Holy Spirit and they died. They were left alone in a spiritual sense to war against those of other dimensions. Because of grace, God still offered Glory, but it was conditional. That the cord, or should I say "discord" between man and Glory be repaired. Reparation was then and now, belief in shed blood as the atonement for sin.
Because Chaos, the evil counterpart to Glory, affected and effected the cord, mankind did become as gods. Not God, but "as gods", but using their new knowledge, they reasoned they were. Reason is one tool that Satan uses against us to disturb the silver cord which before had been tied to God, but now dangles in nothingness, the 8th dimension; the one our substance was in before it was created!
I'll digress for a moment before we look at world's colliding and think on "nothing". It's not there, so how can we think on it? As I like to point out "nothing is something" because it's the container for everything. It's where God put things and it was always there. Because things can be contained there, it is something. Therefore, "nothingness" is really a zero'th dimension, but since it's something, I assign it the 8th dimension. Something must be somewhere and dimensions aren't in a certain order. They simply exist independent of each other!
Thinking profoundly on the universe, it goes on forever. "Nothingness" has no boundaries and this lack of an end is the 9th dimension. It could be called "forever", but that's a time dimension, so I chose "endlessness". If there was an end to this dimension it would take forever to approach it, and it still wouldn't be there. Endlessness is as hard to understand as God because only the Creator knows of it and others never will in this life. Because it's a container for something, God made it too! All dimensions were made in Glory because that's where God resides. What he made was "good" because God made it. Only Satan removed the good from all dimensions by corrupting it besides Glory.
Now back to colliding world's. Adam and Eve became world's on their own. It's a planet they reside in. Let me explain. The center of gravity (or lack of spirit) is each of them. Spirit was removed from their soul and Satan tapped into that silver cord and blackened it! Thereafter, our forebears each dangled from the partially severed cord alone. They were there in mind and body, but their spirit was in another dimension.
Their world is not just each of them, but their mileau as well. It's everything with which their mind and body come into contact. Each of these worlds are named "Me". At the center of these worlds lies the flesh. It's made up of x, y, z and substance. It is a god which must be appeased and as such our flesh is our idol. Everyone on Planet ME worships the flesh and at other times, when worlds get too close, one idol "Me" worships other idols also "Me's", but called "Thems".
There are many Me's and subsequently "Them" are plentiful. It's a universe of little worlds, each with their own God hanging from nothingness. It's five real dimensions dangling from the 8th; nothingness!
Not only do these worlds communicate. They love to pleasure each other. But at times world's collide. The mileau of each Me are at odds with each other and Me's break out in war because each perceives his god to be the greatest.
Marriages are when world's merge. Me's endeavor to entangle their cords and become one. Entangled cords hanging from nothingness, hang from nothing and Satan's warriors shake that cord. Because there are disturbances in Spiritual Gravity (6th dimension) those two worlds collide. Satan successfully untwists the unity and each become one again. Divorce is the result because those whose cord is not bound to Glory, have Nothing on which to dangle.
On the other hand if each believe and trust in God, then they know the silver cord is not only strong, but firmly attached. When two entwine as one, the rope becomes twice as strong. God weaved the cords together and what he created no man "nothing" can put asunder (Mark 10:9). Yes, nothing because Satan must use colliding world's to destroy. Loving worlds can't collide. The love of God is the glue which bonds the divergent cords together. It makes two one and when many worlds love, it makes many one under God!
What makes Satan prideful? It's when he disturbs those worlds and makes them alien from each other and God. It's that 6th dimension of from which flows temptation from where poison comes from another realm. That poison is sin and it flows from Chaos to natural through a stained cord.
That silver cord can be repaired. Saving blood can flow through it and wash it clean. It's silver, but transparent and appears as scarlet when that vital red flows through it. It's much like the scarlet cord used by Rahab to save the two spies for Joshua:
Joshua 2:21b "And she (Rahab) sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window."The scarlet line with which Rahab saved the two spies represents the blood of Jesus; her own blood which was handed down to the savior. When two attach themselves to Glory through the blood of Jesus, corrupt cords are mended. It's all by the blood of Jesus whether it be the future Jesus or the present because he always was. That time dimension for Jesus is without bounds. It is endless even when there was nothing.
Reviewing where we are are, many Me's dangling some now from soiled cords and some from crimson. The latter are the fewest. Those with blackened cords are agitated from dark angels above and are in constant discord. Those dangling freely from the crimson cords are free and stable because of that hedge of angels from God who keeps those going two and from from agitating them from another dimension! Each world at peace gets a new King. He still clings to the other, but the new King is his first love. Each of these worlds dangling from a crimson cord are planets in God;s kingdom. They are at peace with one another and the worlds of Me are tied together in one accord until Me and Them worlds becomes God's world. Glory is our atmosphere because our soul is again a receptacle for God's Spirit. When these worlds serve no further purpose to Glory, the first five dimensions will no longer be.
When that time comes, those Me's will be made perfect and that soul will be full and stay full of Glory. We will be glorified. The scarlet cord will always be. No one can break it any longer. The sixth dimension will no longer be because Spiritual Gravity will be gone! Me's become full citizens of Glory and will have a place in Paradise!
By the way it's not "nothingness" where those with severed cord will reside. It's their own 10th dimension which is the mirror of Glory. That dimension is Chaos and it's the abode of Satan It's from where he travels to and fro, Chaos is isolation.
Glory and Chaos share the 10th dimension, but nothingness is in between. Scripture calls that barrier a "chasm". It's something which even those in other dimensions cannot cross because it is its own dimension!
Nothingness extends adjacent Chaos. What's more it's endless; with no change ever! Therein this dimension is where hate resides, tempered by unbearable fire that somehow those tormented must bear anyhow! The endless dimension is still in Chaos, but "nothing" is not there for torment is something and it's always there.
Which dimension is it that you will reside forever; time without end? For me, my cord dangles from Glory and to Glory I will go in time!