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Title
   Space and Dimension(1) - Space and Dimension (1)    
Speaker
   Rev. Jaerock Lee
Bible
   Nehemiah 9: 6
Date
   2008-11-23



Passage

Nehemiah 9: 6
"You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens, the heaven of heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them and the heavenly host bows down before You."

Introduction

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
From today, I will deliver a sermon series on 'Space and Dimension' in the evening services.
Heaven and Hell are realities in spiritual realm. Once we are born and finish our lives on earth, we must go to one or the other of them.
But, it is not only the people who have died who experience the spiritual realm. Even in our current lives we can experience the spaces in the spiritual realm.
Spiritual realm is not somewhere out there very far away at the end of the universe.
If you open the windows from inside your homes or cars, you can see the scenery outside and feel the outside air.
Likewise, if the gate of the spiritual realm is opened into our physical world, we can experience the spiritual space that is there.
Spiritual space is very near to us. If you deeply experience this spiritual space, you will realize that this visible world is not the only dimension that exists.
This is the purpose of delivering these messages.
It is to let you feel that there is an eternal and true spiritual realm so that you will try to cast off all meaningless flesh.
Also, I will explain the methods for you to be able to make use of the spiritual space.
The dimensions of the spiritual realm are completely different from those of this physical space. So, the things that are impossible in physical space can take place in the spiritual space.
As the knowledge and technology develops, man has made some artificial spaces in the environment of this physical world.
For example, they make a green house and they can grow vegetables or flowers even in winter. They make a space that is completely different from outside and gain what they want.
In Numbers chapter 17, we see what was recorded about the Aaron's staff. God let it sprout and brought forth buds. It produced blossoms and it bore ripe almonds.
On a wooden staff that had no life, something like this happened in just about 24 hours.
It was possible because God covered the rod of Aaron within a spiritual space.
If you can be covered by the spiritual spaces as needed in your lives, the impossible things in the physical space will be made possible.
Many patriarchs of faith used the spiritual space and accomplished many astonishing things.
And such works are also taking place in our church today.
If you keep this message in your mind, you will be able to use the spiritual space.
In doing so, I hope you will experience that the impossible becomes possible, and the possible becomes even better.

Main

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, let me first explain the concepts of space and dimension.
First, space is an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things). In terms of Physics, it means the place where material substances exist and various phenomenons take place.
Next, what is 'dimension'?
The term 'dimension' in physics or mathematics is defined as the number of coordinates that are needed to specify a point within the given space.
Namely, a point on a straight line is expressed with one coordinate, and a straight line has one dimension.
A point on a plane is expressed with two coordinates, so a plane is two dimensional. In the same way, a point in a space is expressed with three coordinates, so it is three dimensional.
Therefore, in the view of physics this physical world in which we are living is three dimensional.
Some special areas of physics deal with the 4th dimension, regarding time as another coordinate.
Up to this point is the concept about 'dimension' of this world. God once explained to us about 'dimension' in the view of spirit, soul, and body.
First, non-living things that don't have life, for example, rocks, soil, water, and steel, have no dimension. So, we just call them 'non dimensional'.
Next, the things that have life and breath but cannot move by themselves belong to the first dimension.
For example, they include the trees and other plants, and they have only the body from among the spirit, the soul, and the body.
Next, the second dimension is the dimension of things that have breath and move about by themselves. They have a body and a soul. Animals such as birds, fish and insects belong to second dimension.
Next, the third dimension is those who breathe, move about, and also have the spirit along with body and soul. They are human beings.
Next, fourth dimension is the spiritual beings. Including God, heavenly host and angels, and even evil spirits belong to the fourth dimension.
Up to this point is the concept of dimension in the view of spirit, soul, and body.
But the concept of 'dimension' in this message falls under another category.
Here, the dimension is divided by the 'space'. First, the physical space that we can see is the First dimensional world. The Second dimensional world belongs to the spiritual realm.
The spiritual realm can generally be divided into spaces of three different dimensions. Therefore, we have a total of four dimensions in view of the 'space'.
Namely, the 1st dimension is the physical space, and the 2nd, 3rd, and the 4th dimensions are in the spiritual realm.
The Bible has many expressions that tell us there are spaces of different dimensions. Deuteronomy 10:14 says, "Behold, to the LORD your God belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it."
Also, today's reading passage Nehemiah 9:6 also says, "You alone are the LORD. You have made the heavens, the heaven of heavens with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to all of them and the heavenly host bows down before You."
Namely, God created the heavens, the earth, the sea, the sun and moon and the stars, and everything.
And it does not just say 'heaven'. It says 'heavens' and 'heaven of heavens'.
Other than these, Jeremiah 10:12 mentions the heavens, and Psalm 148:4 mentions 'highest heavens, and the waters that are above the heavens!'
The Bible was written by those who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, each expression has its specific meaning. In fact, there is not only one heaven but many.
When God existed alone in the beginning, there was only one heaven. But for human cultivation, God felt that there had to be spaces of different dimensions.
So, when He began the creation work, He divided the one heaven into four.
It means He created four different spaces with different dimensions. And these spaces with different dimensions are expressed as 'heavens'.
In 2 Corinthians 12:2, Paul said, "I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows such a man was caught up to the third heaven."
And in the following verse 2 Corinthians 12:4, he said, ". . .was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak."
In conclusion, the apostle Paul was caught up to the Third Heaven and saw Paradise.
Paradise belongs to heavenly kingdom. Therefore, we can see that the kingdom of heaven is located in the space called the Third Heaven.
If there is a third heaven, there must be first and second heaven, too.
The First Heaven is the whole physical space including this Earth on which we are living.
The Second Heaven is expressed as 'the air' in the Bible, and it is divided into the area of light and area of darkness.
First, the 'area of light' in the Second Heaven is Eden, as mentioned in the book of Genesis. And, it is in this space that God created the 'Garden' called 'Eden' for the first man Adam.
Therefore, we have to remember that the space called 'the Garden of Eden' and 'Eden' are two different things. Eden is the vast area that includes the Garden.
It's just like the Earth belongs to this vast space called 'the universe'. Some people think the Garden of Eden exists on this earth and they try to look for it.
But the Garden exists in Eden in the second heaven.
The 7-year wedding banquet will also take place in this area of light in the second heaven. That is why 1 Thessalonians 4:17 says that we will be caught up together in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.
In the Second Heaven, there is also the 'area of darkness', which is the opposite of area of light. It is the space where the evil spirits are dwelling. That is why Ephesians 2:2 says that 'the prince of the power of the air' in regard to evil spirits.
Up to this point, you heard some things about the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd heavens respectively.
And I said God created four different spaces with the different dimensions. So, what is the other heaven? It is the Fourth Heaven.
This fourth heaven is the heaven of origin. Before God made the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd heavens, He dwelt in this 4th heaven. This 4th heaven is the space of God the Trinity.
Let me summarize the concepts about dimension categorized by the space.
The 1st dimension is the space of the 1st heaven, which is the physical space in which we are living. The 2nd dimension is the 2nd heaven, and it has the area of light called Eden and the area of darkness.
The 3rd dimension is the 3rd heaven, and it has the kingdom of heaven in which we will live forever later. The 4th dimension is the space of the 4th heaven, which is the original heaven, and it is the space for God the Trinity.
God made these spaces of different dimensions for human cultivation. The 1st heaven is the ground to conduct human cultivation. The 2nd heaven is the space for the evil spirits to dwell that are necessary tools for human cultivation.
Of course, God made the space called Eden in the 2nd heaven with a specific purpose.
The Third Heaven is the place for God's children to dwell forever who would come forth as the 'wheat' through the process of human cultivation.
God planned all these things when He first began to plan for human cultivation.
Brothers and sisters, when God created different spaces with different dimensions, He established a very important rule.
It is that the higher dimension can rule over and subdue the lower dimensions.
It's the same with the dimensions in terms of spirit, soul, and body. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd dimensions, namely the plants, animals, and human beings all live in the same space called the Earth. But the dimension of each one's lives is completely different.
For example, suppose there is a seed. Men can make it sprout or not sprout.
But the seed itself does not know what the man is trying to do with it.
It just sprouts if the conditions are right.
Likewise, the higher dimension can subdue the lower dimensions, and the lower dimensions are just subjugated by the higher dimensions.
It's the same with the concept of spaces. God in the 4th heaven can rule over all of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd heavens.
Also, from the 3rd heaven, one can come down to the 2nd or the 1st heaven, and from the 2nd heaven, they can come down to the 1st heaven.
But the opposite is not possible. But, about the exceptional cases, I will explain later if we have the chance.
Then, is the 2nd heaven above the 1st heaven, and is the 3rd heaven above the 2nd heaven?
Although the dimensions are strictly separated among the different heavens, it's not like the 2nd heaven is connected at the edge of the 1st heaven.
If the spiritual gate opens at any place in the 1st heaven, we can go to the 2nd heaven. Also, it's not that we can go from the 1st heaven to the 3rd heaven only after going through the 2nd heaven.
From any place in the 1st heaven, if the spiritual space that leads to the 3rd heaven opens, we can go to the third heaven. Also, the spiritual space can be formed in the 1st heaven in various forms.
If the spiritual space is formed in a shape like water pipe or water hose, and if we can ride in that space, we can travel a great physical distance in a moment.
Sometimes the spiritual space becomes like a curtain.
Moreover, as in the example of the green house, the spiritual space can cover a certain area of the physical space.
These are the various ways to use the spiritual space.
I will explain to you more details about these with specific examples.
According to how and which dimension of spiritual space we use, the works that follow are very different.
Namely, according to whether it is the space of the 2nd heaven, 3rd heaven, or the 4th heaven, the works that follow are different.
It's because the dimension of each heaven is different.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th heavens have different lights, and the flow of time is also different from one to another. These two elements are the two elements that determine the dimension.
First, here the term 'light' refers to spiritual light. It is the brightest in the 4th heaven, and it diminishes as it goes through the 3rd and the 2nd heaven.
Thus, to form a spiritual space in this physical world, it first has to be surrounded by light.
For example, to do something that is only possible in the 4th heaven, we have to form the space of the 4th dimension by surrounding the place with the light of the 4th heaven.
That is why when I pray I first pray, "Light, Come!"
Talking about the flow of time, when time is viewed from the 1st heaven, it looks to become faster and faster as the dimension gets higher.
But if one is actually in that dimension, he does not feel that it is any faster.
When you are onboard an airplane, you don't know how fast you are flying unless you look out the window. But those who walk on the ground will see that the airplane is moving at a very high velocity.
So then, the higher the dimension, the faster the flow of time.
We also have an example of being on the flow of time of the spiritual space that is faster than that of the physical space.
1 Kings 18:46 says, "Then the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and outran Ahab to Jezreel."
Ahab was on a chariot. But Elijah ran faster than the chariot. This does not mean Elijah could suddenly run fast.
No matter how fast a man runs, he can never run faster than horses.
Elijah just ran at his own speed, but at that moment, he was covered by the spiritual space in which the flow of time was faster. This is expressed as 'the hand of the LORD was on Elijah'.
From the next session, I will explain to you as to how we can use the spiritual spaces with specific examples.

Conclusion

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, in this sermon I mostly explained the concept about space and dimension.
Also, I talked about justice that God made when He divided the heavens and also the two elements that decide the dimension, namely, the light and time.
This was just introductory explanations, and we will get into the details.
What is the reason that God divided these spaces with different dimensions? It is for human cultivation.
God who existed alone in the original heaven harbored the following mind:
"If I have somebody in this vast universe who understands My heart and shares love with Me, so when I convey my My heart to him, he can receive the my Heart and give the his heart back to me, then, how what a happy and emotional (relationship) it would be!"
With this kind of heart of God, the spaces of different dimensions were made, and the 6-day creation and human cultivation began.
It was done ultimately to gain true children with whom God could share true love.
The reason why He lets me preach about this 'space and dimension' is the same. If you learn how to use the spiritual space, then you can give glory to God greatly through signs and wonders.
But the more important thing is that you can also cultivate the higher levels of spiritual space in your heart.
Namely, to the extent that you fill your heart with perfect light, a higher dimension of spiritual space will dwell in your heart.
Then, you can walk with God who is spirit even on this earth.
Also, you will dwell close to Him in heavenly kingdom and be with Him forever.
I pray in the name of the Lord that more of you will come into more depth of spirit to become great joy to God the Father.

[AMEN!]

 
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