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Title
   Space and Dimension(3) - Space and Dimension (3)    
Speaker
   Rev. Jaerock Lee
Bible
   1 John 5: 18
Date
   2008-12-07



Passage

1 John 5: 18
"We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him."

Introduction

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
This is the 3rd session of Space and Dimension. In the last session, I talked to you about the things that happened on this earth when the gate of the second heaven opened.
The second heaven belongs to the spiritual realm, but the space called the Garden of Eden is a little different in dimension.
Namely, they are spirit, but they also have the physical body that people of the first heaven can also see and touch.
In the Bible we find the records about the things in the Garden of Eden coming out to the first heaven.
Examples are the rain that poured down for 40 days for the flood of Noah, the fire from heaven that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, and the answer of fire that Elijah received.

All of the other spaces in the spiritual realm, with the exception of the Garden of Eden, are completely different in dimension compared with the dimension of physical world.
The space of darkness in the second heaven is just completely different from the physical dimension.
The enemy devil, Satan of the second heaven continually incite the sinners in the first heaven, yet the second heaven cannot be seen by the eyes of people in the physical realm.

Also, the angels in the third heaven come down to the first have a lot to guard and protect God's children of the 1st heaven, but men cannot see them.
It's because the enemy devil, Satan or the angels are completely spiritual beings that belong to spirit, which is in completely different dimension than physical world.
Namely, the enemy devil and Satan are beings of the second dimension and the angels the third dimension.
But I said the higher dimensions can rule over the lower dimensions.
Thus, even if we are living in this first heaven, if we become a being of third dimension by accomplishing the whole spirit, then we can also rule over the enemy devil, Satan.
This is what today's passage is talking about.
1 John 5:18 says, "We know that no one who is born of God sins; but He who was born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him."
A person who commits no sin becomes a man of spirit and can possess the third dimensional space.
Therefore, he is guarded by the heavenly host and angels always, and the enemy devil, Satan cannot touch him.
In this session, I will talk to you about the space of the third dimension.
I pray in the name of the Lord that, through this message, you will have more yearning for spirit and come into spirit and whole spirit quickly.

Main

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, before we get into the space of the third dimension, let me talk to you about one thing of which you may be curious.
Some of you asked the following question. "God created four heavens for human cultivation, and where does Hell belong to among the four?"
The Hell and Lower Grave are spiritual spaces but they don't belong to 'Heaven' but 'Earth'.
Spiritually, 'earth' means the area belonging to darkness. It is the opposite concept of 'heavens', which are areas of God who is the light.
Even physically, the heavens, the universe, have no limit, but the earth is limited.
In the same way, the heavens are endless but the area that belongs to 'earth' is very limited. Namely, the Lower Grave and the Hell have limited area.
For example, in a country, the area to confine the criminals in prisons is very small in proportion to the whole area of the country.
Likewise, the Lower Grave and Hell are also very limited, compared with the heavens that God stretched out.
But there is also a space called the Upper Grave, where those souls who have received salvation have to pass.
This Upper Grave is also very limited space compared to the third heaven which has the Kingdom of Heaven.
That is why 1 Peter 3:19 expressed this Upper Grave as 'prison', saying, "in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison."
This means that after Jesus died on the cross, He went to the Upper Grave and preached the Gospel to those saved souls from the Old Testament times who were waiting there.
Likewise, this Upper Grave is also very limited and belongs to 'earth' but it is not "underground" in any physical sense.
As you heard in the Hell sermon series, there is a great chasm fixed between the Upper and Lower Grave.
These two spaces are completely separated, apart from each other.
The Upper Grave, compared with a building, is like the first floor that is the ground level. But although the first floor is at the ground level, it actually belongs to the sky.
On the other hand, the Lower Grave is like the basement, and the whole part of it is underground. It's not physically underground but spiritually underground.
Easily put, the Lower Grave is a prison that is in the 1st level of basement levels.
And then, the lake of fire is a prison in the 2nd level of basement, the lake of sulfur is in the 3rd level of basement, and the bottomless pit is in the 4th level of basement.
And Revelation 20:11 says, "Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them."
This means that at the Great White Throne Judgment, all spaces open and there will no distinction of heaven and earth.
Another meaning is that the space of the first heaven will have no meaning to exist, and God will close this space.
Likewise, the gates of the spaces that belong to 'earth', namely the Lower Grave and Hell, will be closed, too.
The gate is completely closed so that nobody can enter or come out.
The Upper Grave and Hell do not belong to any of the heavens, and we cannot talk about their dimensions, either.
If we have to explain, we may have to put minus (-) symbol there, like minus one dimension.

But compared with the third heaven, these spaces are so limited and they will be closed forever.
We don't really have to talk about their dimensions.
But the Upper Grave is a little better than the Garden of Eden, and you can just think of it as "1.5" dimension.
But still, Upper Grave is not as wide as the Garden of Eden. After the Final Judgment, it will be used only for the saved fetuses that die in their mothers' wombs to stay.
As explained, the Upper Grave, the Lower Grave, and Hell are completely different from heavens in terms of the size and dimension.
They are such small spaces that they can be compared with one grain of sand among countless sand grains on a beach.
Especially, the Lower Grave and Hell will be closed forever after the Final Judgment.
Therefore, we don't have to think where they belong among the different heavens that God created.
But as I explained that the higher dimensions rule over the lower dimensions, all worlds belong to God who is in the fourth heaven. After all, it's God who controls and rules over all dimensions of spaces.
Brothers and sisters, to talk about space and dimension in detail, there will be no end to it. I think we can learn the rest when we actually go to heavenly kingdom. By then, we will be able to understand very well.
Through this sermon series on space and dimension, we are learning mostly about how to use the spaces of higher dimensions while we are living in this first heaven.
In the last session, I talked to you about the second heaven, and in this session, I will speak to you about the third heaven.
What kinds of characteristics does the third heaven have?
The third heaven is where the Kingdom of Heaven is located.
As you know very well, the Heavenly Kingdom is categorized into five different dwelling places starting from the Paradise to New Jerusalem.
As I introduced to you in detail in Heaven sermon series, these five places have different dimension.
Namely, each dwelling place has different brightness of lights.
New Jerusalem has the brightest lights, and it diminishes as it goes down to the third kingdom of heaven, the second and the first kingdom of heaven, and Paradise.
Therefore, those who are in New Jerusalem can go to any dwelling place in heavenly kingdom freely.
On the contrary, those who are in Paradise are free to move about only in the Paradise, and they have limitations to go to even the first kingdom of heaven.
Those who are in the 1st kingdom of heaven can visit Paradise freely, but they have limitations to visit the 2nd Kingdom of heaven, the 3rd kingdom of heaven or New Jerusalem. It means they have less right to possess the spaces in the third heaven.
This justice is applied in the same way when we who are living in this first heaven use the spaces of the third heaven.
If a person who has accomplished the heart of whole spirit to be able to go into New Jerusalem, then it means he completely possesses the space of the third dimension.
In this case, he can rule over the enemy devil, Satan that are in the second dimension.
Also, he can receive help from heavenly host and angels. This kind of work is possible to some extent at the fourth level of faith, too.
In the 3rd, 2nd, and 1st levels of faith, a person does have some heart of spirit, but they still have hearts of flesh.
And to the extent that they have heart of flesh, they receive the instigation of Satan that is beings of the 2nd dimension.
But even though we have not gone into spirit yet, if we are full of the Holy Spirit, we can possess the spiritual space for that moment.
Also, like Peter who walked on water with Jesus, we can experience the spiritual space that is created by a man of whole spirit.
But even for this, justice has to be met.
I will explain to you with examples, but simply put, it's like the following.
We can see the difference between when Peter walked on water and when he sank. Matthew 14:28-31 says, "Peter said to Him, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water." And He said, "Come!" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!" Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, "You of little faith, why did you doubt?"
At this moment, Jesus could walk on the water because He was covered by spiritual space.

At that time, Peter was united as one with Jesus with faith and got down the boat obeying the word of Jesus.
Then, he could walk on the water, being in the same spiritual space that was made by Jesus.
But when he saw the waves moving by the wind, fleshly thoughts came into his mind and he had doubt.
Then, immediately, he was out of the spiritual space and sank.
It's something like this. A man of whole spirit has accomplished the justice of the third dimension, and thus, God can cover him with the spiritual space as necessary.
The person himself does not open the spiritual space at his will but God does that as needed.
And for those who have not gone into the whole spirit to be covered by the spiritual space, they have to meet the conditions of the justice.
Like Peter, they have to be united as one in faith with the Lord who makes the spiritual space.
But here, let us clarify one concept before we go further.
Are 'third heaven' and 'space of the third dimension' the same things? First, third heaven is the space where there is the Kingdom of Heaven. But the space of the third dimension is the space that has the characteristics of the third heaven. (So they are not completely synonymous)
Therefore, if I say 'space of the third heaven' it refers to a space that has the same characteristics as the third heaven.
For example, if we have a very hot weather in summer, we say it's like weather of a tropical area. But this does not mean we have brought in the air of the actual tropical area.
It just means that the weather is like the weather of the tropical areas.
Likewise, if things of the third heaven take place in the first heaven, it doesn't mean some space from the third heaven came out to the first heaven.
Of course, when the heavenly host and angels and prophets come and go, the passageway to the third heaven opens up.
But for an angel to stay near us, it has to be covered by the space of the third heaven.
It's like people cannot walk on the surface of the moon without space suit.
They have to wear the space suit in which they can breathe like on the Earth.
When the beings in the third heaven come down to this first heaven, they also have to be covered by the space of the third heaven.
Namely, the space that has the characteristics of the third heaven has to be brought into the first heaven, and they have to stay within that space.
It's the same with the fourth heaven and the space of the fourth heaven.
For the things that are possible only in the fourth heaven to take place in the first heaven, the space of the fourth dimension has to be made in the lower dimension.
This is the concept about heaven and dimension that you have to understand to understand as we move along in the sermons that will follow.
Then, how did the patriarchs of faith experience the space of the third dimension?
To find the examples of the space of the third dimension being made, you can find the examples where angels appeared and helped people.
First, we see a scene in Acts chapter 12 where Peter, who was in prison, was set free by the help of an angel.
Acts 12:7-10 says, "And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter's side and woke him up, saying, "Get up quickly." And his chains fell off his hands. And the angel said to him, "Gird yourself and put on your sandals." And he did so. And he said to him, "Wrap your cloak around you and follow me." And he went out and continued to follow, and he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. When they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street, and immediately the angel departed from him."
Something similar took place when the apostle Paul was in prison.
Acts 16:25-26 says, "But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them; and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were unfastened."
These two incidents took place when Paul and Peter were just preaching the gospel and imprisoned without any guilt.
They were persecuted for preaching the gospel of the Lord, but they did not complain against the Lord at all.
The apostle Paul rather praised God and Peter also rejoiced that he was suffering for the name of the Lord.
Because their heart was right according to the justice of the third dimension, God sent them angels to loosen their bindings.
Angels appearing means that they were covered by the space of the third dimension.
Even the shackles of gates that were firmly locked could not present a problem to angels.
They can very easily loosen them and open them.
And many times I personally receive help from angels.
When I was playing a sport, (golfing), I could get a good result because something absolutely impossible took place.
Also, in my room, many amazing things take place many times. Somebody filmed one of those things and it has been shown to you.
It's the lampstand in my bedroom being turned on and off repeatedly.
The smaller one is repeating four different things in such a short time, which is less than a second. The bigger one is repeating seven different things within a second.
Furthermore, sometimes the cassette player which had the recording of word of God turned on by itself.
Sometimes, I feel happy because the angels make me happy this way.
In the next session, I will continue to talk about the cases in which people experienced amazing works of God when the space of the third heaven was made.

Conclusion

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today, I talked to you about the space of the third dimension.
The space of the third dimension has only the fullness of light without any darkness.
If you can possess this space of the third heaven, you are not only able to rule over the enemy devil, Satan in the 2nd dimension, but you can also receive help from the angels that are in the third dimension.
To possess the space of the third dimension also means that you have accomplished the heart of the whole spirit and you are eligible to go into New Jerusalem.
Those who have accomplished the whole spirit are united as one with the Lord, so by God's permission, they can be in the space of the Lord.
Then, even the things that are impossible in this first heaven can become possible.
This is the reason why Jesus said in John 15:7, "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you."
Those who dwell in the Lord can abide in the spiritual space with the Lord.
Also, the Lord belongs to the fourth heaven, and He can open and close the space of the fourth dimension, too.
Therefore, those who are one with the Lord can receive whatever they ask.
It's because those people will also ask what is right by the will of God.
I pray in the name of the Lord that you will also dwell in the Lord more and receive the answers to all your hearts' desires.

[Amen]

 
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