# 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