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Title
   Space and Dimension(7) - Space and Dimension (7)    
Speaker
   Rev. Jaerock Lee
Bible
   Luke 10: 23-24
Date
   2009-03-01



Passage

Luke 10: 23-24
"Turning to the disciples, He said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see, [24] for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them."

Introduction

This is the 7th session of the Space and Dimension series. Continuing from the last session, I will talk to you about the space of the Fourth Dimension.
Space of the Fourth Dimension is the space that has the characteristics of the fourth heaven. In the last session, I talked to you about three attributes that are characteristic of the space of the fourth dimension.
First of all, in the space of the Fourth Dimension, works of creation take place by being commanded by the Word or by being harbored in the heart.
Second, the dead can be revived and the living can be put to death.
Third, if one possesses the space of the Fourth Dimension, then he can show powerful works transcending the time and space of this physical world.
Today, I will explain to you about other characteristics of the space of the Fourth Dimension.
In the Bible, we can find many things that we cannot really understand with human knowledge and theories. And the apostle Paul compares human knowledge with elementary principles.
Elementary school students aren't able to understand college classes. Likewise, we cannot understand the spiritual things in the Bible with the knowledge of this world.
These messages on space and dimension are of higher level contents even in spiritual depth.
If we understand the Bible in the view of the space and dimension, we can clearly understand many things.
I hope you will understand this message very well, so it won't be just learning but you will be able to make use of this spiritual knowledge.

Main

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, among the characteristics of the space of the Fourth Dimension, we'll talk about freely controlling the flow of time. Let's first consider a case in the Bible.
Joshua 10:13 says, "And the sun stopped in the middle of the sky and did not hasten to go down for about a whole day." This happened when Joshua had the battle with the Amorites.
Joshua 10:12 says, "Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the sons of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, "O sun, stand still at Gibeon, And O moon in the valley of Aijalon." And it was done as said.
Time stopped almost for the whole day.
What has to happen for the time of this physical world to stop for a whole day?
One day is the time needed for the earth to rotate once at its axis. Thus, for time to stop the rotating of the earth has to stop.
But if the earth stops rotating even for a moment, it will cause great chaos not only to the earth, but also to the whole solar system.
Let me give you an example.
What if a bus that is traveling at 200 km/h suddenly came to a complete stop?
The bus will roll over, and all passengers and everything inside the bus will fly out of the bus.
But this earth is rotating at the speed of 1,600 km/h. this is even faster than the speed of sound, which is 1,200 km/h.
Furthermore, this earth is not only rotating but also revolving around the sun at the speed of about 30 km/sec.
If this earth stops even for a moment, the whole order of the solar system will be destroyed. It would cause tremendous chaos not only to earth and solar system, but also our galaxy.
But this earth didn't have any problem back then, and it is still moving well today.
Then, how could the time stop for almost a whole day and not affect this physical world at all? The answer lies in the space of the Fourth Dimension.
At that time, God the Father covered not only the earth, but also the entire physical world with the space of the fourth dimension.
Thus, for that moment, everything in the first heaven did not follow the flow of time of the first heaven but was in the flow of the time of spirit.
In the first session of 'Space and Dimension', I told you two elements that determine the dimension of different spaces.
One of them is the strength of light, and the other is the flow of time. As you go up from lower to higher dimension, the light is brighter, and the time flow is faster.
Therefore, the time flow of the second heaven is faster than that of the first heaven, and that of the third heaven is even faster.
But the time flow of the fourth heaven can be both slower and faster.
In other words, the time flow of the fourth heaven can be controlled freely as God harbors it in His heart.
He can extent or shorten or even stop the flow of time.
Then, what kind of time flow was there when the sun and the moon stopped?
They were in the extended time flow. Suppose the first heaven was covered by the space of the fourth dimension for one hour in physical time.
Then, in the space of the fourth dimension, one can extend the time as much as he wants and spend that time.
In the case of Joshua, the sun stopped almost for the whole day. In terms of the physical time flow, it could have been 1 minute, or even just 1 second.
But because the entire first heaven was following the spiritual time flow, the physical time flow didn't mean anything.
Even if not the entire first heaven but only a part of it is covered by the space of the Fourth Dimension, it wouldn't have been a problem.
It's because the physical space would just be in the physical time flow.
In the Bible, we can see a case in which somebody was in the shortened time flow in the space of the Fourth Dimension.
It was when Elijah ran ahead of the chariot of the King Ahab. The shortened time flow is the opposite of extended time flow.
Suppose one is covered by the space of the Fourth Dimension for one hour in physical time. In this fourth dimensional space, he can shorten this one hour as he wants.
If he shortens it to 30 minutes, it doesn't mean the other 30 minutes disappeared. It means one hour is compressed into 30 minutes.
For example, suppose you put a 100 meter-long cloth, and ran from one end to the other end, and it took 20 seconds.
Then, if you fold the cloth into a half, how long would it take? It is 50 meters, so it will take about 10 seconds.
If you fold the cloth again, the length is shortened, and the time is contracted. But the cloth didn't disappear.
It is somewhat similar with shortening the time in the space of the Fourth Dimension.
Elijah ran at his own speed, but he could run faster than the chariot of the king because he was in the shortened time-flow.
When one is covered by the fourth dimensional space, he may be in the time flow that has stopped.
If something happens in this time flow that has stopped, it seems that something happened in a very short moment in the view of this physical world.
As the saying goes, something happened in a blink of an eye.
In fact, most of the things that happened in the space of the Fourth Dimension took place during this stoppage of time.
The works of creation, reviving the dead, or works that take place beyond space-time all take place during this time flow that has stopped.
So, when something is harbored in heart or spoken with words, it happens right away.
For a better understanding, let us consider the case of Philip moving through the space as mentioned in Acts chapter 8.
Philip received the guidance of the Holy Spirit to meet the Ethiopian eunuch on the way to Jerusalem. He preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to this eunuch and even baptized him.
Then, Acts 8:39-40 says "the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away, and Philip found himself at Azotus.
Namely, Philip was in the desert on the road to Gaza but in a moment he appeared in Azotus.
For a teleportation to take place like this, one has to go through the spiritual passage way that is formed by the space of the Fourth Dimension.
As the time flow comes to a stop in that spiritual passage, one can be teleported.
Most of you here have indirectly experienced this kind of moving in the spiritual space.
It was through the dragonflies.
Dragonflies that were in other areas came to where we were and disappeared through the spiritual passageway formed by the fourth dimensional space.
This can be categorized into horizontal movement and vertical movement, according to the kind of spiritual passageway.
When the spiritual passage is horizontal to the ground, it is horizontal movement.
When the spiritual passage is vertical to the ground, like when the dragonflies come down from around the sun, it is the vertical movement.
The spiritual passage that was made for the movement of the dragonflies was a space of the Fourth Dimension, and it was not just a passageway.
In 2006, when the moving of the dragonflies first began, only mature dragonflies moved from here to there.
But it was a little different in 2007. While the dragonflies that were still larvae[] were passing through the spiritual passageway, those larvae grew up to become adults.
As they were passing through the fourth dimensional space, their growth was accelerated.
So, the dragonflies could appear much earlier in that year than the usual.
The time of their appearance was a little set ahead within the limit of their survival.
Moreover, in 2008, not only the time of their appearing but also the number of the dragonflies was controlled.
The number of the dragonflies was controlled automatically as needed when they appeared.
Brothers and sisters, when the people of Israel were crossing the Red Sea that was parted by strong winds, a spiritual passageway was formed there.
How strong the winds must have been so they parted the sea! A man wouldn't be able to stand there.
But the more than 2 million Israelites walked the midst of the winds peacefully.
This is because a spiritual passageway was formed to block the winds from affecting the people, and the sons of Israel walked through the spiritual passageway.
Then, what happened when they were crossing the Jordan River to go into the Canaan Land?
Joshua 3:15-16 says, "and when those who carried the ark came into the Jordan, and the feet of the priests carrying the ark were dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the days of harvest), the waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho."
From the point where the sons of Israel were, the upstream was piled up in one heap and the downstream just kept on flowing.
At this time, a spiritual space was made in a shape of something like a dam.
Brothers and sisters, some men and even dragonflies moved through this spiritual passageway.
If we can utilize this spiritual passage very well, we can also control the weather conditions.
For example, suppose two certain areas are suffering from flood and drought. Then, if we move the rain clouds from the flooding area to the dry area, then, we can solve the problem of the both areas.
Every year, we hear the news of typhoons and hurricanes that cause a tremendous damage here and there. If we move these typhoons to an uninhabited area through the spiritual passageway, we will have no worries.
Two typhoons were approaching when I went to the Philippines for the crusade in 2001.

The 16th typhoon "Nari" and the 19th typhoon "Lekima" were approaching the Philippines with strong force winds. If the typhoons had come according to the estimated directions, we wouldn't have been able to have the crusade.
At the press conference there, the reporters asked me whether the crusade would be possible because of the typhoons.
Then I boldly said, "The typhoons will die out or change their directions. There won't be any typhoon or rain during the crusade, and please watch it."
As I professed, the Nari died out just before the crusade, and the Lekima suddenly changed its course.
The local press was saying it was a very unusual weather phenomenon, and we could have the crusade without a problem.
We have many other testimonies related with typhoons.
On Sunday 16, 2007, the heavy rain stopped in Jeju Island by the prayer request of Elder Jong Hwa Lee, currently the CEO of Lakewood country club.
Due to the heavy rain of the typhoon, the basement of the Plaza Hotel, of which Elder Lee was the CEO, was being flooded.
So, he sent an urgent prayer request to us, and I prayed for it for the first time at around 2:50 PM.
Before I began to deliver the message for the evening service, at 3:30 PM, the congregation prayed together for this. We checked what happened later and found out that the heavy rain turned into drizzle when I prayed for the first time, and at around 3:30 PM, the water in the basement began to go out.
At about 4 PM, the typhoon went away from Jeju Island.
All these things were done through the moving in the spiritual space.
In the spiritual space, we cannot only change the course of a typhoon but also weaken it.
The hurricane Gustav that was formed in August 2008 became weakened in the spiritual space of a special kind of shape.
Hurricanes are typhoons that originate mainly in the Atlantic and Caribbean.
Usually, hurricanes that form in the Caribbean Sea pass the Gulf of Mexico and make landfall in the United States.
When the hurricanes pass the Gulf of Mexico, they usually intensify for the water is warmer and the weather there is very humid and warm.
The hurricane Katrina that caused 1,800 deaths in 2005 also became the Category 5 major hurricane while passing the Gulf.
For the hurricane Gustav in August last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or the FEMA anticipated that the Gustav would also turn into Category 5.
But by the request of a believer in the United States, I prayed for hurricane Gustav to go away or for it to become weakened without leaving so much damage.
At that time, God put a wide layer of light that is like a sheet of paper both above and below the hurricane.
There was a reason for God to spread the spiritual space in this manner. It was to block the warm air added from the Gulf of Mexico and to block the increased ascending air current outflow aloft that is caused by it.
Then, the hurricane slowly lost its strength. Eventually, the Cat 4 hurricane weakened very quickly after the prayer, and when it had the landfall in the United States, it became a tropical storm, which is much weaker.
God works with the most appropriate shape and form of spiritual space according to the need.
Brothers and sisters, we can stop not only typhoons but also volcanic eruptions or earthquakes if we utilize the spiritual space.
We can just cover the origin of the volcano eruption or the earthquake with the spiritual space.
But all these works are possible only when it is right according to the justice of God.
For example, to stop a disaster that causes damage at a national level, the leader of the country is supposed to ask for the prayer.
Also, even if the spiritual space is open, the justice of the first heaven cannot be totally ignored. The working of the spiritual space will be limited to the extent where there will be no confusion in the first heaven after the spiritual space is lifted.
God governs all the heavens with His omnipotence, and He is God of love and justice.

Conclusion

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, this is the end of the series on Space and Dimension.
I just briefly explained to you about some aspects of spiritual space.
We will have to spend much more time than this to tell you everything in detail
But you will be able to understand many parts of the Bible clearly if you just understand the things I've explained.
Also, from now, you will see more amazing signs and wonders in this church.
Today's reading passage Luke 10:23-24 says, "Turning to the disciples, He said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see, for I say to you, that many prophets and kings wished to see the things which you see, and did not see them, and to hear the things which you hear, and did not hear them."
I hope you will be thankful that you can see firsthand the works that are in the Bible.
Also, you now understand how those works were manifested.
Therefore, now, I hope you will have more of the perfect faith through these signs and wonders that you see and experience.
I pray in the name of the Lord that you will come forth as true children who have true heart and become joy to God the Father.

[AMEN]

 
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