A Multi Dimensional Universe.
Ok this is probably one of the most difficult things that I have ever had to explain from a scriptural perspective. The best way I can think of is to point out that from a mathematical and scientific stand point the concept of a multidimensional universe is becoming more and more probable as time goes on. A simple internet search brings up hundred of sites but this is just one to show what we are looking at.
Classical physics holds that the universe is three-dimensional. The position of any object can be described by length, width and height, just as we can use (x, y, z) in a rectangular coordinate system to describe the position of any point in it. There are countless constellations like our galaxy in this universe. Innumerable star systems lie in them, including their stars and planets. Since the mass of stars far exceeds that of planets, it is primarily stars that constitute the mass of the universe.
However, recent research conducted by today’s scientists in the areas of basic particles and basic interactive forces has revealed that the structure of our universe is probably not simply three-dimensional. The Super String Theory postulates that there are seven other dimensions of time and space existing in the universe, while the Membrane World Theory proposes that the space we are living in is only a layer (membrane) of the multidimensional universe. The rest of this article discusses the findings of scientists who study “dark energy” in the universe. Their investigation of multidimensional space is from another angle. [/quote]
Now there are quite a few examples in scripture where people have been taken from one place to another in the blink of an eye, this is just one example out of the book of Acts.
Act 8:36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?
Act 8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
Act 8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.
Act 8:39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.
Act 8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea. [/quote]
Now most just look at that and conclude that this is just an example of some form of God magic, but there are a few things to consider here as well. First off God does not work with magic. He works through his creation. What we have not grasped is just how large and diverse his creation actually is. It extends far beyond what we understand as the natural.
Lets look at life itself. Only now have we reached the point where we understand all about our DNA structures etc. In other words we have worked out how God did it. It is all based on practical designs and applications. A real God works with real things.
Now Philip was not picked up by some angle and carried to the other location. He just popped out of existence in the natural at one point and reappeared in the natural at another. Much like has been reported concerning the UFO phenomenon today where they just pop in and out of existence prompting speculation that they are not of a physical nature but rather demonic manifestations masquerading as UFO’s. Well if we do existent in a multidimensional universe then this phenomenon of popping in and out of existence can be understood with a great deal more clarity.
So the big question is, do we have any form of scriptural support for this?
Eph 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.
Are we able to see these powers and principalities in high places? How do we know if they are there if they cannot be detected by our senses. Well anybody that has engaged in any form of spiritual warfare knows that they are there and that they are also subject to the authority of Jesus and God himself.
Several things are also noticeable. These demonic entities cannot just walk around in out physical universe with ease, they have to have an agent to operate through. In other words this universe is not their natural habitat even though they have so much influence here. They are not of this dimension. What we have is an interaction between two dimensions. What we term spiritual beings are in fact beings that are not of this dimension but have the ability to interfere in our dimension.
The full identification is not made because our terminology is lacking in our language. So it may be an idea to just look up what the dictionary definition of the word translated as spirit is.
From G4154; a current of air, that is, breath (blast) or a breeze; by analogy or figuratively a spirit, that is, (human) the rational soul, (by implication) vital principle, mental disposition, etc., or (superhuman) an angel, daemon, or (divine) God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy spirit: – ghost, life, spirit (-ual, -ually), mind. Compare G5590.
It is interesting to note that the same word is used for both good and bad spirits. Weather we are talking about the spirit of God resting on Jesus as a dove or the spirits in high places that we come against in prayer the same root word is used. It simply indicates an intelligence that has no body in this physical realm or our dimension.
So the question is, why is this distinction of so much interest to us today.
Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. [/quote]
Well that is a well known passage out the book of revelation speaking of a future event that is fast approaching. Now this opens up some interesting situations. If satan and his fallen angles are going to be turfed out of the heavens or the other dimension where they normally reside and cast here to this earth then a few questions remain. Will they be in solid form when cast down here or will they just be as vapors in relation to us. Will they loose the advantages that they have had over us up to this point in time where they have been able to manipulate our emotional states undetected.
Well one of the best ways to gain a better understanding of a passage out of Revelation is to find another passage that describes the same event out the Old testament, such as this one from out of the Book of Isaiah.
Isa 34:1 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.
Isa 34:2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
Isa 34:3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
Isa 34:4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.
Isa 34:5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
Isa 34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
Isa 34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
Isa 34:8 For it is the day of the LORD’S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
Isa 34:9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. [/quote]
Ok this is describing the battle that is going to take place in both the heavens and the earth. But the reason for it is to be found in verse 8. It is over the controversy concerning Zion. It all centres around Israel. Not only that but after Gods sword has been bathed in the heavens it is going to come down on Idumea, as seen in verse 5. So the question is, just who is represented by the name Idumea. Again the dictionary definition gives us a clue.
From H122; red (see Gen_25:25); Edom, the elder twin-brother of Jacob; hence the region (Idumaea) occuped by him: – Edom, Edomites, Idumea.
Well there you have it, The descendants of Esau, The Father of the Arab nations. The very nations that want to see the nation of Israel wiped off the face of the map.
(Rom 9:13) As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
(Heb 12:16) Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
Well that controversy is in progress right now so that war in the heavens has to be just around the corner.
Now in veerse 4 we see a very interesting statement. The heavens are going to be rolled together like a scroll. All the hosts or beings that occupy that realm or dimension are going to be fallen down to earth. Again we find a corresponding reference to this in the Book of Revelation.
Rev 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
From that description it would appear that the separation between these two realms or dimensions that satan has been violating so much is going to be removed so that the two realms become one. With ours being the most dominate. It is also interesting to note that most of the life that occupies that other realm will be killed in the process but from verse 7 we see that some of the life will survive and end up here along with some of the mythological beasts such as the unicorn etc. But from verse 6 we can also see that the Arab nations will also be subject to a bit of slaughter as well.
Seems that if you really want to get God mad all you need to do is keep pushing on his Zion. Exactly what everyone seems to be doing now. I also find it very interesting that a lot of the sci-fi programs coming out of Hollywood at this time are pointing to an event similar to this. It is almost as if some kind of preparation is in progress.
Now does that mean that all the UFO’s and alien reports are all the result of demonic activity coming from another dimension or realm? It seems not! There are indications that there will be other beings here from our dimension as well who seem to have worked out a way on how to cover the vast distances between planets just as our scientists are theorising to do right now.
A study of Daniel chapter 11 indicates that the anti-christ will be making deals with -these aliens for his own gain, but not with the devil as he has no need for that, satan already has him in his pocket anyway. But Daniel chapter 8 gives a little bit more information concerning this interaction between the aliens and humans.
Dan 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
Dan 8:10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
Dan 8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
Dan 8:12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered. [/quote]
Now here in verse 10 we see that the son of perdition actually casts some of the hosts of the stars down to the ground and tramples all over then. In other words some of these aliens from our realm miscalculate and end up being over powered by him. It would appear that our Great Tribulation is going to turn out to be quite the affair, a conflict that is going to be universal and multidimensional, all culminating on our little planet. No wonder the last battle of Armageddon is going to be fought here and not somewhere else.