Dimensions Newsletter #178 - August 1993 Today we are going to he talking about dimensions. What are dimensions?

Youmight consider the 2 x 4 you often hear me refer to. The dimensions of the 2 x 4 are 13/4" x 3 1/2" x what ever length you might have. The three dimensions we most oftenthink of are depth, width and length. There is a fourth dimension. The easiest way to describe this fourth dimension mightbe time. As a pilot, I must consider the dimension of time. If I am flying 400 m.p.h. andknow which direction I am going, I must know how long I have been flying to calculatewhere I am on the map. You see time is as important as knowing which direction youare flying. In the theory of relativity time is the fourth dimension. Space-time, a four dimensionalcontinuum, consists of four coordinates. They are depth, width, length and time. Acontinuum is something absolutely continuous and homogeneous of which no distinctionof content can be affirmed. Where does all this lead us? Let's turn to II Corinthians. Paul is teaching us to beprepared to pass on from this life to the Father. To be absent from the body is to bepresent with the Father. He has told us in II Corinthians 4:16 that man has an outwardflesh body and an inward spiritual body. This inward body is your soul. Paul definesChristian belief in the following verse. 2 Cor 5:77 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) You are not able to see the Holv Spirit. Only through faith are we able to believe theHoly Spirit actually exists. Dimensions are perceived by man only through our fivesenses. Man of this world is not able to believe anything he can't see, feel, smell, hear or touch. If an atheist is not able to confirm the existence of something through hissenses, he doesn't believe it exists. Atheists walk by sight. Christians walk by faith. Consider this fact. Man is able to look into the heavens and see stars, planets, andmoons. However, that which he knows about is only a speck compared to the unknownspace which lies between these heavenly bodies and that which lies beyond what man isable to discern. Man probably knows very little about what God has created in itsentirety. Just as we are unable to see all of God's celestial creations, we are unable tosee the Holy Spirit. But, if you are a strong Christian you are able to feel the Spirit. Heis all around you and helps you every day. I hope you are walking by faith and not bysight. Someday soon, when you are out of the flesh body, faith will be reality and thethings of this world will be past. Your reality will become your place in the Father'seternity. Does the Bible speak of this? Of course it does. Paul was taken to the third heaven.Where is the third heaven? You will find the answer in II Peter chapter 3. Paul wastaken to the third earth age which is the third heaven. To avoid risking othersworshipping him and not listening to God's Word, he spoke in the third person in theverses that follow.

2 Cor 12:1-21 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelationsof the Lord.2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannottell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up tothe third heaven. As Paul made this journey, he was not able to discern whether he was in the fleshbody or the spirltual body. Paul did not know which dimension he was in. 2 Cor 12:3-53 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out

There is another dimension. Let's turn to chapter 6. andrent them in two pieces. and saith unto them. II Ki 6:14-1514 Therefore sent he thither .10 And he said. He went to the disciples who were soon to become apostles whichsimply means "one sent forth". The king of Syria was warring against Israel. the chariot of Israel. Let's turn to II Kings. I pray thee. Elisha strongly loved Elijah.was given a thorn in his side. My father. Jesus came to them throughthe door or through the wall. John 20:1919 Then the same day at evening. which itis not lawful for a man to utter. one of the experiences is you have to witness others going throughthe transition from living to the death of the flesh body. But. We have been talking about it. being the first day of the week. Askwhat I shall do for thee. and horses of fire. Walls of this world probably won't even exist in the spiritual dimension. After Christ was crucified. and heard unspeakable words. Although you are not able to see it. On many such occasions I havewitnessed persons calling out the name of a family member that had previously passedon to the Father. Paul. God had told Elijah his work on earth was done and it was time for him to leave.5 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory. The king of Syria learned of thisand sent an army to capture Elisha. or an infirmity. Heknew Elijah didn't die. then it wouldbe so. That is why he took glory in his infirmities. II Ki 2:11-1211 And it came to pass. and Elijah went up bya whirlwind into heaven. behold. when the doorswere shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews. that. which is real the wall or thespirit? You will soon be in the spiritual dimension. It was a hard thing Elisha asked because it wasn't in Elijah's power to give. my father. these will be your reality. Asyou may know. before I be taken away from thee. if thou see me when I amtaken from thee. He knew when he wasweak in the flesh. The spiritual dimensionis that in which the inner man or our soul exists. to keep him weak.You which are strong in Christianity also know the power that you have access to whenyou are strong in the Lord. I cannot tell: Godknoweth. and talked.)4 How that he was caught up into paradise.don't get carried away with dimensions to the point you want to fly away. his request wouldhave been granted by God. when they were gone over. it shall not be so. Sharpenup for me here. and thehorsemen thereof. Our work ishere. As a Pastor. It seemedone of his servants was telling the king of Israel his strategy. as I believe Elijah was theprophet of prophets. Let's turn to John chapter 20. but if not. I believe that in the transition some are able to see and recognize thespirit of a loved one coming to take them home. that Elijah said unto Elisha. In the spiritual dimension. and parted them both asunder. and he would have no part of glorifying himself. as he might have thought had he been walking by sight. it shall be so unto thee. Now. Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless. came Jesus andstood in the midst. Peace be unto you. you know the power isthere. And Elisha said. The disciples were hiding and had the doors shut tight. he was strong in the Lord. Soon. it turns out Elisha wastelling the king of Israel where the Syrians would be. Elijah told Elisha if he could see him when he was taken. II Ki 2:9-10 9 And it came to pass. The main point I wish to make in thislecture is for you to be strong in faith and spirit. as you know.12 And Elisha saw it. In other words if Elisha could see into the spintual dimension. there appeareda chariot of fire. but in mine infirmities. Those which glory in themselves tend to boast. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes.of the body.let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. Elisha was blessed by God and could indeed see into the spiritual dimension. Paul said he heard words in paradiseunlawful to mention. as they still went on. and he cried. And rightly so.

His Word is true. Alas. His sword never misses. Ps 34:1-21 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. I pray thee. open his eyes. Does God protect thosewho serve Him? Let's go to Psalms. And his servant said untohim. and compassed the city about. . II Ki 6:16-1716 And he answered. and he saw: and. Hischariots don't bend.And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man. Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be withthem. that he may see. Things were looking bad in the eyes of the servant. my master! how shall we do? Elisha's servant thought they were "goners".an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. He was walking by sight. If you are on God's Mission. and chariots. and a great host: and they came bynight.horses.15 And when the servant of the man of God was risen early. behold. LORD. and said. those chariots of fire are always there to protect you. behold. themountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. and gone forth.17 And Elisha prayed.

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