Today there is a big clash between religion and science. Why?
Science only works with physical quantities and laws. Atoms that make up the things that we see, invisible energy, and physical forces are the concepts that scientists investigate and control so well. But many, if not most, scientists deny that life is a spirit which cannot be analyzed by their scientific laws that only apply to the physical world. If scientists admitted this they would then know that they are not competent to pass judgements on spiritual matters like faith, heaven, hell, and redemption from sin. But a dogmatic mindset has developed amongst many of these clever thinkers. They want to eliminate God from our minds and dominate our thinking with their materialism. The brilliant advances made in the physical world by scientists have now made certain of them priests of an alternative atheistic religion that claims that there is no God, and that scientists are the prophets who can prove this. Their aggressive zeal to spread their theories of the Big Bang and evolution intimidate us into believing that God is not needed to create us. Being very clever at what they say makes it difficult for ordinary people to contradict them. The ancient Greeks were always brilliant in their defence of error. This Greek influence is still around today. Scientists are much cleverer than us ordinary mortals, and most people cannot follow their skillful weaving of fact and fiction into their mysterious modern theories based on deeper dimensions (whatever that means).
Stunning scientific exploits like the atom bomb, the moon landings, heart transplants, the Internet, and cellphones have blinded us to the reality of the limitations of science.
But science is not a source of absolute certainty. Science is a method of doing experiments and drawing conclusions from the experimental proofs. These conclusions are always provisional. A new experiment with unexpected results could overthrow the old ideas. So science cannot escape from this shadow of uncertainty.
The first limitation of science is that no scientific formula can analyze emotions like love, hate, optimism, contentment etc. These are all manifestations of the spirit of life within a person. But emotions are an essential part of what makes us human. Babies need a mother to fuss over them, not a brilliant equation written impersonally on their cots.
The second limitation of science is that it provides no meaning or purpose to our lives on earth. Science knows nothing about heaven or hell, so it provides us with no future to strive for beyond death. This is a grave mistake (pun intended).
Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going?
These are the most important questions for us humans and science has no answer for them.
Scientific materialism denies the existence of any spiritual reality.
A third limitation of science is that in the last thirty or so years it has not really discovered any new laws of physics. One brilliant discovery in physics shines out recently. In 2013 something very close to the Higgs boson was discovered but this simply confirmed a prediction that had been made by Peter Higgs in the 1960’s. So our new discoveries confirm existing theories, rather than proving new theories. Technology is producing impressive products, but no new laws as we do not know for certain any more about the laws of physics than what we knew in the 1980’s. For example, the recently developed internet is just a clever combination of the already discovered computers, telephones, libraries, cameras etc. We make these things better today, but we do not discover new laws. People often confuse the progress in technology for progress in science.
We have discovered dark energy but we do not know what it is, and have no theory to describe it.
The same applies to dark matter. Dark energy and dark matter make up about 96% of our universe, and we do not know what they are. This is very humiliating. We have effectively lost sight of the vast majority of our universe.
So basic physics seems to be standing still. There are plenty of theories, but no confirming experiments.
The main current physics theory is “String theory”. But we still can’t answer, “What is string theory?”
It is advertised as a theory but it is actually not a theory, it is a hunch. Rather like a shadowy outline in the mist that may or may not be something.
Nobel prize winner Gerard’t Hoofdt says,” It is rather like giving you a chair and explaining that its legs are missing and that the seat, back and armrests will perhaps be delivered”.
This is less than impressive seeing that thousands of brilliant scientists have been working on this theory for decades.
Nobel prize winner David Gross is an aggressive defender of string theory. But even he says, “We don’t know what we are talking about….We are missing something absolutely fundamental”.
Thus the theory is very incomplete, but it seems to be the only way forward that physicists have.
Will they be able to solve the mysteries of Nature?
II TIMOTHY 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
So beware, all is not well in the Temple of scientific atheism.
Now we come to a big problem area. Scientists’ famous “String theory” requires ten dimensions.
Even worse, “M-theory” requires 11 dimensions. (No one knows what the M stands for, so don’t hold your breath).
These statements are easy to make but no scientist has ever found a physical fifth dimension, much less a higher physical dimension.
These higher dimensions, in the physical realm, simply do not exist. But scientists do not tell you that. They just claim that these dimensions are there, somewhere, without being able to prove it.
Scientists can only tell us what the first four dimensions actually are.
A well-known scientist, Lee Smolin, states that NEITHER theory nor experiment offers any evidence at all that those extra dimensions (beyond the first four) exist.
Because there is no proof of physical dimensions from five to eleven, scientists claim that they are tightly rolled up or compacted down to such a small size as to make them invisible. This is just a guess to try to justify why they cannot be found.
Who or what rolled them up?
What use is a tightly rolled up or compacted-down dimension?
The first three dimensions are length, breadth, and height. If the height dimension was tightly rolled up, or compacted down to such a small size that we never experience it, we would all be squashed so hopelessly flat onto the floor that it would be the end of us.
So scientists’ theoretical guesses that deal with imagined higher physical dimensions just seem to be engaging in fantasy, speculation, and intellectual fad.
Let us look at what is meant by the word “dimension” as it has two essential requirements.
First, a dimension means the ability to move in a unique direction.
The first dimension is length, represented by, say, a straight piece of very thin string. If there was an object at point A in the string that could move in the string, it could only move forwards and backwards inside the string. This is called one dimensional motion and is extremely limited.
Two dimensional motion will allow the object to move along the surface of a flat page. This gives far more freedom of motion.
Secondly, what do we mean by the second dimension?
It must give us “width” so that we can move off point A on the straight line of “length” onto the rest of a flat page. But we cannot just move in any direction and call it the second dimension, as there are so many angles that we can move in. “Width” must represent a single dimension so only one direction is allowed to describe the second dimension. So, to be the second dimension, this unique direction XAY has to be at right angles (or perpendicular) to the “length”, which is the first dimension.
Please notice an important fact about a dimension.
When moving along the perpendicular “width” line, the object is standing still horizontally above or below point A in terms of the “length” line.
When moving at right angles along “width” XY, the object does not move sideways along the “length” line. From the point of view of the “length” line, the object remains hovering at point A.
So moving in the direction of one dimension must enable you to remain still or stationary relative to another dimension.
A higher second dimension has to be able to give us a far greater freedom of movement.
An object can move on a flat surface, not just along a line.
When an object follows the path of the red line on a flat surface from point A to point B it is moving in two dimensions because it moves some distance to the right along the “length” dimension and some distance upwards along the “width” dimension as well.
What is the third dimension?
If a flat floor represents two dimensions, then vertical height represents the third dimension.
The first dimension will be sideways motion horizontally from left to right along the floor.
The second dimension will be forwards motion (out of the page) and backwards motion (into the page) horizontally along the floor.
An object that is at a point A on the floor can be lifted vertically upwards towards point B without moving sideways or forwards and backwards, away from that original point on the floor.
So the three dimensions of length, breadth and height give us our familiar three-dimensional (3-D) space. We have far more freedom of movement in space than what we would have if we were confined to being shadows on a floor.
A shadow that is on a flat floor has no height and is thus a two dimensional object.
Thus the Law was only a shadow of grace.
A lamb killed by a Jew for his sins was just a shadow or outline of Christ, the Lamb of God, killed at Calvary by our sins.
Speaking of the Law, Paul says
COLOSSIANS 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
Please note that if we tightly rolled up the third dimension of height then the room would be reduced to a flat floor as the ceiling collides with the floor. All movement would only be confined to the floor which is a two-dimensional area. We would be unable to move at all. We could not even turn over as that requires a height dimension. So a rolled up dimension is meaningless. By claiming that a missing physical fifth dimension is rolled up, the scientists destroy the main meaning of a dimension which is to give us greater freedom of movement.
If we want to go beyond the three dimensions of space, then the problems start.
Where or what is the fourth dimension?
Einstein decided to explore this dimension.
What “movement” is possible if I stand still? Where can I move to if I stand still at one place in space?
There is only one possibility. I move from past to future in the “river” of time.
So time becomes the fourth dimension. Einstein’s great theory of relativity was the first to use time as the fourth dimension.
This helps to explain three very puzzling Scriptures.
REVELATION 4:2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
God, the Creator, is on His throne in Heaven where He holds the title deeds of creation. But His creation needs a Saviour ever since Adam and Eve fell into sin.
REVELATION 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb
:7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
Jesus, the Saviour, is symbolized as a Lamb in the middle of the throne.
Yet He comes to take the Book of creation so that He can claim the creation as belonging to Himself.
Where does He come from if He is already in the middle of the throne?
He cannot be moving through space as He is already there in the middle of the throne.
The answer is that He had been moving through time.
He had gone right back to the beginning of time to make sure that His salvation plan was foolproof. There must be no mistakes, no errors in the title deeds of creation, which would allow Satan to upset everything. Then He returned back through time to announce that the plan of salvation was perfect and complete. He could now claim His saved people. No-one whose name was in the Book of Life had been left out.
This scene is an excellent example of personification.
To illustrate a point, a writer pretends that a human characteristic is some being.
God has two separate ministries that seem to contradict each other and thus it seems that they cannot be held by one Person. He is both above us as Creator and yet He is with us and in us as Saviour.
So the two ministries are represented as two separate beings. “Creator” is represented by a Person in authority on a throne Who holds the title deeds of creation. “Saviour” is represented by the innocent sacrificial Lamb.
As Creator He holds the Book of Life that demands perfection for the inhabitants of Heaven, and as Redeemer He shed His Blood to wash us messy sinners clean and make us perfect.
These two ministries, impossible though it sounds, merge together in one Person, Jesus Christ.
ISAIAH 43 :1 But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee,
Somehow He does it all by Himself.
The ministries of Creator and Saviour merge together in Christ.
As Judge He sits on the throne to maintain perfect standards. As Advocate He stands to plead for us far-from-perfect sinners by washing us clean in His Blood.
Let us return to the problem of time being the fourth dimension.
Trying to understand time presents big problems for us.
We can see the space that we live in but we cannot see the time that flows past us.
We do not know what time actually is.
We can move back and forth in space but cannot move backwards and forwards in time.
We also do not know what is meant by the instant that we call “the present”. An instant of time does not move as it is too short. But we sense that time does flow if we have an interval or length of time.
In our minds we feel the flow of time from past to future like a river.
But, a big problem emerges because scientists regard time as a glacier or a frozen river where the past, present, and future are all already in place like slices of a loaf of bread. But only the slice that represents the present is illuminated to us.
Scientists are convinced that the future is already out there “somewhere” but they do not know where that “somewhere” is and thus cannot contact it.
This scientific idea of a frozen “river of time” that already includes the future is confirmed by the statements of Bible prophecy which outline the future as if it is already here. That is why prophecy is such a powerful proof of Biblical truth. God alone is somehow able to see and describe the future. So the future is already out there “somewhere” in the mind of God.
Christians thus know where to place the future. It is in the mind of God.
But many, if not most, scientists say that there is no God. Thus they have the frustration of knowing that the future is somewhere but they have no clue where. This is obviously not very convincing and they try, not very successfully, to dismiss time as just being a persistent illusion.
But time is somehow real because changes occur with time, and we all get older and age.
Notice the link between the “time of the future” and the “mind” of God.
Time is thus linked to the mind where thinking happens.
So both these ideas of a “flow of the river of time” which our emotions or feelings tell us is happening every day as well as a “frozen river of time where past, present, and future are all in place” have to co-exist together in our minds. Both ideas are true and they cannot contradict each other. We will return to this puzzle.
What is at the heart of the problem of trying to understand time?
The fact that time has an influence on our minds and the way that we think.
Time drags slowly if we are bored and speeds up when we are excited or enjoying ourselves.
Thus time is interwoven into our thinking.
If we try to contact time, part of that contact is within us in our minds where we feel (which is an emotion) the flow of time. Relationships depend on emotions. “I have time for you” indicates the entanglement of time within our thoughts and emotions.
Our contact with space is outwards. We can see the world and deep space is “out there”.
But our contact with time is partly inwards as our inner emotions influence our perceptions of time.
So there are at least two major differences between the three dimensions of space and the fourth dimension of time.
First, in order to contact the fourth dimension of time we have to involve something which contains no known physical “substance”. We do not have the faintest clue what time is. Even Einstein did not try to describe time. He just said that time is what we measure on a clock. So time is very different to the rest of the physical world around us.
Secondly, instead of looking outwards where we contact space we find ourselves having to partially look inwards to see the effects of our minds on time.
We see space by means of the objects that are in it.
We cannot see time – we can only see the effects of time. For example, children grow and we all age.
Our minds perceive time as a flow of “something unknown”, moving from past to future. In addition, scientific thinking and Bible prophecy regard the future as already existing.
So a possible way of looking at time is to regard it as long pipeline.
The material of the pipe is made of time and space is enclosed within this pipeline.
The pipeline of time is God’s permissive will that will end one day.
REVELATION 10:5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
:6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
We are all in the pipeline of God’s permissive will and we are swept along from past to future in the flow of time. That is why we do not understand time, because we are trapped in space inside the pipeline of time. No-one can understand a higher dimension from a lower dimension. A line cannot understand sideways movement on a flat floor.
To understand time the way we understand space, we would have to stand and look at the pipeline of time from the outside. Who can do this? We know that time produces change because we all grow older as time flows by.
But the Bible says that God does not change.
MALACHI 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not;
HEBREWS 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
This verse brilliantly indicates that the Spirit of Christ is outside of time.
Time is only the fourth dimension, so God must be above that.
Therefore God Himself must be outside of time as He experiences no change. Thus He sees time as a “frozen river” and can see everything from past to future.
Because we are inside the pipeline of time, we are prisoners of time. Traditionally, watches were worn on wrists which symbolized the handcuffs that make us prisoners of time.
We are born into the pipeline of time and we can only leave it when we die.
We are born and die on certain days, and the interval in-between is all the time that we have.
During each day we have only a certain amount of time to achieve our aims.
We are driven by our watches to be at certain places at certain times.
Thus “time” is a harsh and relentless prison guard and slave driver.
How do we know that we are moving through the higher dimension of time? We change.
Time controls change. We grow from a child to an adult to an aged person. It is a one way journey and proof of the passage of time.
Imagine pushing a hollow cone horizontally from left to right through a flat, thin surface.
The flat surface is two-dimensional. The hollow cone is moving through the higher third dimension.
What would a two-dimensional creature see that is on the flat surface if it can only see what is on the flat surface?
Drawing A shows the tip of the cone touching the flat surface. S1 shows what is visible on the flat surface, just the dot where the tip of the cone touches the surface.
Drawing B shows the hollow cone starting to intersect with the flat surface, if we pretend that it can be pushed through the flat surface. S2 shows a circle that starts to grow on the surface.
Drawing C shows the base of the cone when it is passing through the plane or flat surface. S3 shows the biggest circle that forms on the flat surface.
Drawing D shows the hollow cone when it has passed right through the flat surface. S4 then shows nothing on the flat surface.
The flat plane or surface is the only world that a two-dimensional creature can see. It cannot look up and see the third dimension. If a creature on the flat plane was looking, it would see a dot that suddenly appeared and swelled up to become a circle that kept getting bigger until it suddenly disappeared. The creature would not know that something from a higher dimension had passed through its world of the flat surface.
But this is what we see from a person’s life. A baby is suddenly born and grows bigger and keeps changing with time and then gets old and dies and disappears.
This is typical of the behaviour of a higher dimension that passes through our world.
So the life that was in the baby that enabled it to grow up and change must come from a higher dimension. But life is a spirit.
So a higher dimension is not physical, it is spiritual.
Science made the mistake of looking for the fifth dimension in the physical world and never found it anywhere. Scientists have no physical proof of a fifth dimension.
Thus the fifth-dimension is not physical since the scientists have never found a physical fifth-dimension.
So what is the fifth-dimension?
To contact the fourth-dimension of “time” we had partly to start looking inwards to see the effects of time on our thinking.
So if we continue further with this approach or trend and focus on totally looking inwards we begin to make contact with the fifth-dimension.
But what is totally within us? Our human spirit. Our mind. Our ability to think.
Our human spirit entered us when we were born and leaves us when we die.
Thus the fifth-dimension is a spiritual realm in which dwells the spirit of man.
Our human spirit dwells within us and interacts with our brain to produce our minds where we think.
A fifth-dimension must give us more freedom to move. But in a very different way.
We can dream, aspire, imagine and create as we travel via our thoughts, hopes, desires, curiosity and ambitions. Books and videos open up our minds to new vistas as our imagination deepens which enables us to travel mentally to different places on the earth as well as going back to different times in history. Books also enable us to explore new insights and different ways of thinking.
Spiritual people have focused on inner meditation and developed freedom from the mental bondage of materialism and greedy selfishness by developing doctrines like “less is more”.
Mind over matter represents the power of focused thought to overcome physical challenges. An incredible example of this is Professor Steven Hawking who deteriorated physically through disease but instead of dying, somehow survived in a wheelchair by sheer incredible will power over many decades. His thinking skills developed remarkably in the scientific realm during this time. He moves very freely mentally through the vast realm of abstract scientific thought that is a closed door to most of us. Professor Hawking is physically incapable of moving outwardly but by inwardly exploring the fifth dimension by means of his human spirit or mind, it has opened to him a door of incredible insights.
Let us look at some Fifth dimension laws, which the human spirit can contact.
Laws that say that it is more blessed to give than to receive, and that the poor are blessed.
Thus possessions, fame, and popularity are no longer the main aim of life, and people move ahead freed from the stressed rat race of endless greedy material gain.
People who contact this deeper dimension of humanity care for others and are concerned for those who suffer and struggle. Medical people, law enforcement officials, teachers, and social workers can draw strength from this dimension in their attempts to erase sickness, pain, suffering, crime, ignorance and the social challenges that people face.
Mother Theresa, the Roman Catholic nun in Calcutta, was a shining example of human charity as she nursed and helped the homeless, the helpless and the terminally ill. This deeper fifth dimension of the human spirit can unleash the power of selflessness and humility within us.
Humility is not thinking less of oneself, but rather thinking of oneself less. By thinking of myself less I become more free to think of others and be of help to them. That is a surer path to happiness, which makes life’s journey more worthwhile.
The fifth dimension is also the realm of human philosophy, culture, literature, art, and scientific thought etc. All the products of human thinking.
Very impressive were the stoic philosophers who learned to accept difficulty, disaster, and defeat without complaint. Their iron self-control over their emotions was and still is a great example in our depression-afflicted age.
These are just a few examples of the good side of our human nature that moves in the fifth-dimension.
But, do not forget, we come from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
So what about the evil side of human nature? That will also be part of the fifth-dimension.
We have all bumped into selfishness, conceited ignorance and stupidity at times.
The presence of evil and sin in this fifth-dimension, which the human spirit can contact, is the fatal flaw in our humanity that stains and pollutes us all.
This fifth-dimension is also the realm of evil spirits, demonology and Satan.
Their influence on our thinking results in war, crime, theft, murder, lies, and all the other abuses that human nature indulges in. So the fifth-dimension, a source of much heroic human endeavor, is also a realm of corruption and pollution. It is a realm of compassion mixed with contempt, plastic smiles, and subtle deceptions.The ugly face of capitalism buys politicians, and tramples on the will of the people.
Even scientists have to become involved in the messy realities of power to procure essential funding for research. All too many end up involved in research for the military-industrial complex, whereby the advance of science has added many terrors to warfare. Scientists also play a big role in medicine research and development, and its unfortunate pursuit of profits, which prices medical care beyond the reach of many.
After World War 2 it seems that the United States military controls 70% of the money that is used to develop scientific research in America. Another 20% of research money goes to developing cosmetics. Very little is left over for “good” or beneficial research.
This is one of the reasons that physics is not really discovering new laws anymore.
Social Darwinists evolved from Darwin’s evolutionary theory of the survival of the fittest. They claimed that only the strongest nations were fit to survive. The Europeans invented the machine gun, which did not make them better people, just more destructive. By strongest nation they meant the ones with the most armaments and industrial strength. That launched our catastrophic twentieth century. Two world wars followed with the systematic slaughter of innocents on an unprecedented scale thanks to science producing a proliferation of unimaginably destructive weapons. This is the dismal wreckage caused by the application of scientific research to advanced technology.
So the best of scientists can be corrupted in the name of the nation-state so that their research can be bent towards mass murder just as easily as it can be bent towards the progress of humankind. It all depends on what the funders who supply the money want. And most of the funds come from the military.
Hitler’s mass extermination of six million Jews needed scientists to develop the deadly Zyklon B cyanide gas as all the other extermination techniques that were tried were too slow. Enough gas to kill another 20 million people was found stored up at the end of the war. Who made a profit by producing this insane amount of poison? Who did Hitler have in mind as a target?
There are obviously demonic undercurrents that saturate the thinking of our modern age.
The fifth-dimension is where drug addicts go on their drug induced “trips” in their search for inspiration.
New Age people contact and communicate with their channels and spiritual guides in this region.
Astral travel in out-of-body experiences takes one into the fifth-dimension dungeons of demonology.
Spiritualists, satanists, and witches move through this spiritual dimension during their seances.
Dark spiritual powers of demons and satanic influences operate here.
EPHESIANS 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
God thus has no option but to condemn this fifth-dimension as our human spirits that are capable of producing good yet endlessly seem to rejoice in lowering standards and producing evil. There is an urge in mankind to walk on the dark side.
JOHN 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
The spiritual plants flowering in this fifth-dimension have poisoned roots. These plants need to be pulled out and burned. That will happen during the great Tribulation.
II PETER 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
God will put up with us humans for a while, but not forever.
God is not interested in weighing up good deeds against bad deeds because good deeds cannot erase sin. Noah was a good man before the Flood but that did not stop him getting drunk. So even the best of us have evil weaknesses.
God however does not tolerate any sin. He demands perfection.
So God uses the fifth-dimension, a dimension of the human spirit and demonology, as a region to imprison the spirits of dead people once they have died. This fifth-dimension is the regions of the lost where ghosts wait for judgement day. Death is when the spirit leaves the body. We then call this disembodied spirit a ghost. So a ghost is the spirit of a dead person, outside the body. As a ghost we travel through the “wall” of time. Thus we will all go to the spiritual realm of the fifth-dimension when we die and leave the pipeline of time, unless God has made a plan to save us from this fate because our good works will not get us out of there.
We can represent the fifth dimension, the regions of the lost, as the dimension which surrounds the pipeline of time. When our time in the pipeline of time is up, then we die and if unsaved, our human spirits leave our bodies and pass through the walls of time as ghosts. Whichever point we are at when we leave the pipeline of time makes no difference. The whole pipeline is surrounded by an even bigger dimension of demonology and lost souls. Unsaved souls thus make their final gloomy and fearful abode by being imprisoned here in the spiritual sewers of the fifth-dimension as they await Judgement day, dominated by their guilt, remorse, and regrets.
Pretend that we have cut through the pipeline of time and are looking at it end on.
Our three-dimensional space is surrounded by the fourth-dimension of time.
The entire pipeline of time is surrounded by the spiritual fifth-dimension which is the regions of the lost, and is also called hell.
In the Old Testament God reserved a portion of the fifth-dimension for the Jewish believers who died.
They were all gathered into a place called paradise which was separate from the rest of the fifth-dimension.
Jesus painted a picture of Abraham in paradise and a rich man who was in mental torment in the regions of the lost which is also called hell.
LUKE 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
:25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
:26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
The great gulf was the pipeline of time which encloses the people who are still living.
The rich man had to be a believer while he was still alive. The only way into paradise was to believe while you were alive and then you could go to paradise when you died. There was no entrance to paradise from the regions of the lost.
LUKE 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
The thief on the cross was the last Jew to go to paradise when he died.
PSALM 68:18 Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive:
All the saved Old Testament Jews were kept captive in the Old Testament paradise. When Jesus died he came to this paradise and emptied it out and led the Jews up to the surface in the first resurrection.
MATTHEW 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
:53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
After the resurrection of Jesus, all the Old Testament saints also resurrected and left paradise empty.
A ghost is the spirit of a dead person.
GENESIS 25:8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age
Only ghosts, the spirits of dead people, can live in the fifth dimension.
Jesus died as a Man. The Holy Spirit that dwelled inside Him left His Body and became the Holy Ghost.
The Holy Ghost is the only Ghost that now inhabits the Old Testament paradise. Thus it is the only Ghost that we can contact through prayer. There is no-one else in paradise. No saints. No-one.
So Jesus Christ, as the Holy Ghost, is our only contact in the fifth dimension.
Let us imagine that time is a wall that we cannot see through. We live in space but the “wall” of time stops us from seeing the fifth-dimension which is the pit of hell. When we die, our human spirit leaves our body and travels through the wall of time. To our shock and horror we then discover that we are on the edge of an abyss of darkness. We fall into the stench and torment of the regions of the lost. We join the human spirits that are imprisoned and fearfully waiting for Judgement day.
ISAIAH 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
We can picture the Old Testament paradise where the righteous Jews went after death and prison where the sinners went after death, as being caves in the sides of the pit of hell. Paradise was the only pleasant place, but those in paradise were still captive in the sides of the pit until Jesus rescued them.
JOB 33:30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.
Job knew that the righteous would be rescued from the pit one day.
ZECHARIAH 9:11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
Water speaks of mercy. There is no mercy in the pit of hell as it is the regions of the lost. The Old Testament souls had to be believers before they died and went to the “cave” of paradise in the sides of the pit. Those who died as unbelievers just tumble endlessly down a bottomless pit that has no mercy and no Holy Spirit.Elijah stopped the rain for three and a half years which is symbolic of God’s merciless judgement. The same thing will happen when there is no rain during the three and a half years of the great Tribulation. There will be no mercy during that time of judgement.
The rich man in hell asked Abraham for water, which symbolized mercy. He got none. A person who dies as an unbeliever has crossed a line.
When God plagued Pharaoh in Egypt in the days of Moses, He turned water into blood to show that Pharaoh’s hard heart of unbelief was actually turning God’s mercy into judgement.
Jesus offered mercy to us which He symbolized as water:
JOHN 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
JOHN 4:14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
ISAIAH 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
God gave the Jews water in His merciful care of them.
NEHEMIAH 9:20 Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.
PSALM 63:1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
Bread and water are symbolic of God’s Word, which is where we find His mercy.
AMOS 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
When Jesus shed His Blood, it brought salvation to the Old Testament Jews who had covered their sins by believing in the shed blood of animals. They believed that the animal blood would cover their sins until one day God would make some plan that would cleanse the covered sin away. Jesus was the real Lamb and His Blood cleansed away all the sin that had been covered in the Old Testament. When Jesus came to the Old Testament paradise, all the righteous Jews followed Him up to the surface in their own resurrection.
But what about all the unbelievers, Jew and Gentile, who were in prison awaiting Judgement day?
ISAIAH 24:22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
The unbelievers from the Old Testament days and from the days before the Flood of Noah also received a visit from Christ when He died and went down to hell to dump our sins on the Devil.
REVELATION 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Jesus had taken the keys of death and hell from the Devil. He could only do this if He had conquered Satan. So Jesus, when He died, descended into hell and gave the Devil a good beating.
Then He came up, first to prison where He preached to the totally lost by confirming everything that Noah had preached and which they had ignored.
I PETER 3:19 By which also he (Jesus) went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
Jesus then left them and went up to paradise. Because He had the keys of death and hell, He was able to open up the door of paradise which He then emptied out and took those Old Testament saints, as a cloud of witnesses, up to Heaven which is the sixth-dimension. This is a spiritual dimension devoted to holiness, love, innocence and faith in God’s Word.
Thus there must also be a higher sixth spiritual dimension of the spirit that is free from sin so that God and the angels have somewhere to dwell. This is called Heaven. But however good a human being may be, none of us is perfect and since no-one is sinless, no human can earn their way into Heaven.
ROMANS 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
ISAIAH 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags;
How can we get cleaned up from our sinful lives?
REVELATION 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
JOHN 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
We can only be born again by receiving a portion of the Spirit of Christ into our hearts. This Holy Spirit is not just supernatural. It also has the human attributes with which God can make us into the human being, man or woman, that He wants us to be.
So we must die to our old human nature and come alive as a new human being, living off God’s Spirit and not our own spirit.
I CORINTHIANS 15:31 …. I die daily.
II CORINTHIANS 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy
Revelation Chapter 15 deals with the return of Moses to the Jews during the great Tribulation.
He teaches them that the Lamb, Who is Jesus, is actually the Lord God Almighty.
In addition Moses teaches that Jesus is the only Person Who is holy.
This is to prepare the Jews that they can accept Jesus as their Messiah when He comes to them during the great Tribulation.
So only Jesus is holy.
We cannot be holy. So we must accept the Spirit of Christ into our hearts, as that alone can make us holy. Then we must die spiritually to our old human nature as that is unholy.
Then when we die physically we can cross through the wall of time and discover that the Blood of Jesus is a safety rope that carries us over the pit of the fifth-dimension. That is the only way to Heaven, which is the sixth-dimension.
II CORINTHIANS 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
But beware. Like the rich man in hell, we cannot wait until we have died before asking to go to Heaven.
We have to repent while we are still alive.
ACTS 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Peter was the great fisherman. And this is his lifeline which pulls us over the pit and into Heaven.
We all die at different times. If there was just one path to the sixth-dimension of Heaven, then only the people who died at that time could use it as a way of escape from hell. So God had to make a better plan. Each individual must have his or her own personal safety rope. Then, whenever you die, that safety rope becomes your way of escape that pulls you over to Heaven. Thus each person must have a personal salvation experience with Jesus Christ. No other person can save you. Jesus must become your personal Saviour when you repent and get baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ. Then you receive the Holy Spirit which is also called the Holy Ghost.
If we again pretend to cut through the pipeline of time and then look at it end-on we will see that the Old Testament paradise that is now empty of human spirits or ghosts is in fact occupied by the Holy Ghost. Thus the Holy Ghost becomes our only link with the sixth-dimension of Heaven.
Heaven is a spiritual dimension that we can only contact through a born-again mind. A portion of the Holy Ghost dwells within our hearts and links us to Heaven.
Contact with this higher dimension is through prayer and believing what is written in the Bible.
More things are achieved through prayer than what we are aware of.
The Blood of Jesus makes a way of escape whereby the saved soul can cross over the fifth dimension pit and enter the sixth dimension Heaven when a person dies.
Revealed Bible prophecy takes us on a journey into the past as well as the future that is not a speculation, but actually tells us what will happen.
But Heaven is unimaginably vast.
I KINGS 8:27But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?
Beyond the Heaven that we dream of there is a whole Heaven of Heavens.
Plus there will be all of eternity to explore it, not just one brief limited life time.
This will be the ultimate freedom to move around.
I CORINTHIANS 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
Please do not miss out.
Repent, accept Jesus as your personal Saviour, and get baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ. Then you know Who you belong to. Your safety rope is connected.
In the diagrams below,
consider two-dimensional (2-D) beings, represented by red dots, on a flat green surface.
The rectangle would represent the walls of a 2-D house that has a gap which represents an open door.
The two red dots in diagram A are “people” who go into the house and then close the door, in diagram B. No-one on the flat green surface can now see into the house or move into the house because the door is closed.
In diagram C there is a black dot representing a third “person” who is a higher dimensional being, so he can move off the flat surface into the third dimension of height. The black dot moves over the one wall of the house.
Then in diagram D the black dot drops down from the third dimension and is now also inside the house.
As far as the red dots are concerned, because they cannot contact the higher third dimension, they regard it as a miracle that the black dot suddenly appears inside the house because the door is closed.
They will assume that the black dot moved through the wall.
JOHN 20:26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
Although the doors were shut, Jesus suddenly stood in their midst. He had moved into the room through a higher dimension. Thus He proved to them that He was more than just a Man, He was a higher dimensional being.
LUKE 4:29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
:30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
To push His way through a murderous mob would be difficult. To enter a higher dimension which they could not contact would make it very easy to pass through them.
LUKE 24:30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
Once again Jesus just entered a higher dimension that they could not contact, and moved away unseen. They probably thought that He had somehow gone through the wall.
These demonstrations were just to prove that He was more than a Man. He could contact and move through a higher dimension. He thus becomes the Door whereby we can pass through Him to the higher dimension of Heaven when we die.